Joe Paddler: Meet Pancho Filizola from Tampico, Mexico

Joe Paddler Pancho filizola
Where you were born and where you live now? I was born in Victoria but now I live in Tampico (this is in Mexico up north and right by the gulf of Mexico) What is your occupation? Architect Where do you SUP the most? Playa miramar (gulf of mexico) Do you...

Meet Joe and Jane Paddler: Steve and Cindy Scherrer,Long Beach Peninsula, Washington

Joe and Jane Paddler Scherrer
Where were you born and where do you now live? We were both born in Denver , CO. SS – My family moved to Portland, OR when I was a child. CS- I moved to Portland in 1984. We now live on Long Beach Peninsula...

Meet Jane Paddler: Carmen Merkel, North Vancouver, BC, Canada

Carmen
Where you were born and where you live now? Born Calgary Alberta, living in North Vancouver British Columbia, Canada What is your occupation? I'm an apparel buyer at Mountain Equipment Coop Where do you SUP the most? Deep Cove, North Vancouver! We're lucky enough to live close to one...

Meet Jane Paddler: Lauren Rodriguez, Shawnee, Kansas

Jane Paddler Lauren Rodriguez
Where you were born and where you live now? I was born in Girard, KS. I now live in Shawnee, KS (suburb of Kansas City.) What is your occupation? Critical Care Nurse Where do you SUP the most? Shawnee Mission Lake, the Kaw and Missouri Rivers. Do you have a...

Meet Joe Paddler: Bob Diehl, Louisville, Kentucky

Joe Paddler Bob Diehl
Where you were born and where you live now? Nuremburg, Germany,  now Louisville, Kentucky What is your occupation? Artisan in Wood Where do you paddle the most? Split between Louisville area waters and Florida waters. Do you have a favorite local paddleboard shop? No. Louisville, actually Kentucky as a whole, is...

Meet Joe Paddler: Mark Salvetti , New Orleans, LA

Joe Paddler Mark Salvetti
Mark Salvetti is the owner of Bayou Paddle Company which offers unique SUP opportunities on Lousiana's Northshore, including  Bogue Falaya and Tchefuncte Rivers, Lake Pontchartrain and the Bogue Chitto River. WHERE WERE YOU WERE BORN AND WHERE YOU LIVE NOW? Born a Yankee but live and breath...

Year of the Prone! I can do it! It’ll be Fun!!!

I’m not a professional athlete, I’m not even a dedicated working athlete; I’m an accountant who escapes from life on the water. I was a swimmer through about age 16 and even coached some in college. I workout when I can get away from work, and...

Meet Joe Paddler: Chase Toogood, Bermuda

Where you were born and where you live now? Born in New York, now lives in Bermuda. What is your occupation? Asset Management Where do you SUP the most? South Shore, Bermuda Do you have a favorite local paddleboard shop? Makin' Waves What paddleboard, surfski or OC do you ride most? Starboard Pro...

Meet Jane Paddler: Lisa Hertz Malick, Rocks Beach, FL

Jane Paddler Lisa Malick
Where you were born and where you live now? I was born in Ocean City, MD and I live in Indian Rocks Beach, FL now. What is your occupation? I am a high school English teacher! Where do you SUP the most? I prone paddle most often in the...

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