Kerri Karcz

Kerri Karcz


Silverthorne, Colorado

Favorite Hala board

Atcha 96

How many years have you been SUPing?

11 years

Which SUP discipline(s) can we find you competing in this year?

Whitewater Racing, SUP Cross, Flatwater Racing

Tell us a little bit about yourself

The first time I saw someone floating on a paddle board, I knew it was for me! I grew up in Wisconsin and my summers were spent water skiing in shows. I moved to Colorado in 1993 and I absolutely love it here but my summers were missing a little something... a way to be on water! Once I found out that people did races on SUP, it was a no brainer for me to jump in 100%. The community and Hala were so welcoming and encouraging.

There is no better way to be in the moment than river SUP and with all life dishes out these days, it is my favorite escape. The races bring river people together to compete and progress skills as well as the camaraderie of paddling together before or after races for fun. Paddling has opened the world of traveling up to me as rivers around the world are just waiting to be explored with old and new friends alike. Hala makes it easy to do that and I am happy to be part of the team while sharing the stoke for paddling with others.