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Where do you SUP the most?
What board do you ride?
Nsp 12’6″ cocomat race/touring board. Bote board for fishing, slow group paddles
What paddle do you use?
Qb v drive/ axe
Have you changed boards/paddles since you started? If so, why?
Yes. Boards- got bote first for sup fishing then got into fitness paddling/racing and wanted to go faster/farther. Now I need a carbon fiber 14′ board. Watching classifieds like a hawk. Paddles- cut axe short for fishing/sup surfing. Quit road biking b/c would rather paddle and gave carbon bike and all sorts of stuff to bro who agreed to buy me a v drive in trade, so I got it from the great folks at Carolina paddle co. It stays in its case inside
Where would you most like to SUP?
Best piece of SUP advice you’ve gotten?
Keep your arms straight!!!!
Weirdest thing that’s happened to you while SUPping?
Aqua dump in 12″ of water while buried up to my knees in pluff mud after jumping off board at “the last minute” in view of a main road in bft while sup fishing. A couple days later a buddy who saw me from road but couldn’t tell what I was doing said he saw me “stalking something”. Can’t believe I wrote that.
Favorite SUP nutrition? (During races/ during a long haul)
Goals for 2014
Chattajack!!!! Paddle from bft to hilton head. Actually get people to show up for thursday night group paddle. Gig a flounder. Two night overnight paddle.
Favorite post-paddle nosh (snack/beer/recovery drink)
Your favorite non-paddle thing to do.
Where you were born and where you live now?
Charleston, sc/ Beaufort, sc
What is your occupation? (How do you make money.
Lawyer/ banjo player in “the cluster shucks”
Who do you SUP with most often?
My dog, bela fleck liipfert, III
What piece of SUP gear do you wish someone would invent?
An absurdly aerodynamic carbon fiber bathing suit like the velodrome helmets cyclists wear
What’s your biggest challenge with SUP?
A more efficient stroke/ convincing people they won’t fall in and if they do, who cares
What is your proudest moment in a SUP race or event?
Getting hardware for 2nd in my division while finishing dead last overall in my first race- hunting island paddle fest in 2012. Not a race or event but I was pictured suping in USA Today in an article about bft being Americas happiest seaside town.
Tell us about the best friend(s) you made through SUP.
They’re great. It’s really fun to see people on line on 100/100 etc then get to meet them at an event.
What’s your best SUP travel tip?
Pack light, you can’t fit a lot on a board.
Is that a big fish or are you just happy to see us?