Marisa Murphy

Hometown: Ridgway, CO

Why I love to SUP and how I discovered it… After learning to SUP in the Hawaiian waters over 15 years ago, I quickly learned that there’s nothing a good day of paddling won’t cure ! Stand Up Paddling is some of the best therapy out there for the body…for the soul…for the mind.

The body of water you’ll most likely find me on… As a SUP guide for all ages and abilities on I am on the Ridgway Resevior and often getting requests for yoga classes. I also love the challenge of SUPing white water and standing waves.

Which boards I’m riding? Which one is my favorite? … Anxiously waiting to try the stomp box design so that when I hit a rock on the river bottom I don’t go flying, also eager to put the the new Asana Yoga specific board to the test. The Atcha is currently my favorite.

My next dream paddling adventure is… Soon to go to Mallorca, Spain, then to Portugal, so I will find any water that can to Surf-Sup. Then dreaming of a trip to SUP the inland water ways of France. Such a great way to meet people when traveling as there is so much curiuosity.

What I do when I am not paddling? I love to eat, travel, mt. bike, hike, create art, fly fish, listen to Gerry Garcia, take workshops with friends, and raft when I am not on my board.

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