Ryan Vekins

Ryan Vekins


Killaloe, Munster


Favorite Hala board

Atcha 86

How many years have you been SUPing?

10+ years

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

Flatwater Racing

Tell us a little bit about yourself

I started working in the outdoor industry teaching kayaking and windsurf. When I had to deliver a windsurf session and there was no wind, I would get the students to pick up a paddle and we would go on a little tour on the windsurf boards. Hay presto. SUPing was done.

Over the years I started to get into it a bit more due to a packability of the sport and the ease of transportation of the equipment.

Recently I've been getting back into the sport of SUP due to a small race league around Ireland.