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Karen Wrenn Q&A

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Karen Wrenn, one of the top female SUP racers just completed crossing the entire Channel Islands in Northern California this last week that is roughly 160 miles depending on conditions.  This is not small feat and Karen is believed to be the first person male or female to accomplish this feat. Q:  Congratulations with successfully crossing the Channel Islands.  Why ... Read More »

Q&A with Stand Up Paddler Chris Curry

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Q:  When did you first start paddling and on what type of board before you started SUP? A: Started SUP surfing in Wrightsville Beach, NC during the summer of ’08 on a Gary Wilson EPS Quad SUP surfboard. As a newbie, I had an extremely frustrating & challenging experience in the surf the first time…the very reason I came back ... Read More »

Q & A with Rob Rojas

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Q:  When did you first start paddling and on what type of board before you started SUP? A: I started paddling during the summer of 1994 in Pembroke Va., paddling down the New River on a Coleman Canoe.  After that, I started paddling OC-6s, Surfskis, marathon canoes and OC-2s in 1995. Q:  How did you get started in SUP? A: ... Read More »

Joe Bark, Q & A

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When and who first got you into Paddleboarding? I first started paddling when I was in Junior Lifeguards and Alfred Laws was my instructor. He set an example for me, as he was a great ocean athlete and a great surfer.  At age 16 I did my first Catalina channel crossing on borrowed boards with a couple of friends. Who ... Read More »

Danny Ching, Q & A

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What is a normal training day like for you? Weekdays up early and on the water 1 hr outrigger canoe, followed by 1 hr at the gym lifting weights and 1 hr of cross training.  Afternoon 1.5 hrs on the water either outrigger canoe or SUP.  On the weekends I try and go long with a group.  Usually 2-3 hrs ... Read More »

Shakira Westdorp, Q & A

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What is a normal training day like for you?Probably a run or swim on my lunch break then a paddle after work in the creek. Do paddle back on days off… If the winds are ok for it . What goals do you have for yourself in the sport of SUP or other? I would like to win the Battle Of ... Read More »