Joe Paddler: Meet Ian Connor paddling on the Horsetooth Reservoir in Colorado

Ian Connor Joe Paddler
Where you were born and where you live now? Born: Illinois Lives: Colorado What is your occupation? Operations at REI Why do you love paddling? I have anyways been drawn to water as a kid growing up next to a lake..."Being one with the water." nails it simply. I...

Joe Paddler: Meet Patrick Carver paddling the Isle of Hope in Savannah, Georgia

Where do you SUP the most? Isle of Hope (Skidaway River Intercoastal) in Savannah, Georgia What board do you ride? Mostly either 12’0 Bark Commander Prone or 14’0 Bark D2 What paddle do you use? Werner Grand Prix M1000 or Fuse (depending on the workout). Have you changed boards/paddles since...

Jane Paddler: Meet Alexa Suess from Greenport, NY

Alexa Suess
Where you were born and where you live now? I was born in Southampton, NY and raised in Greenport, NY. After moving to NYC for awhile I came back to Greenport. I just couldn't be away from the water. What is your occupation? I'm a silversmith, a...

Joe Paddler: James Preston from Long Island, NY

Joe Paddler James Preston
Where do you SUP the most? Long Island Sound, Nissequogue River, Shelter Island and surrounding waters...all Long Island, NY What board do you ride? 404 V3 14' Carbon What paddle do you use? Riviera Paddlesurf R8 Have you changed boards/paddles since you started? If so, why? Yes. Boards: 1st board was...

Jane Paddler: Meet Heather Brewer from Oriental, NC

Where do you SUP the most? Mostly at sunrise in the Neuse River and Pamlico Sound near Oriental, NC. What board do you ride? SIC X 12’ 6” What paddle do you use? Kialoa Have you changed boards/paddles since you started? If so, why? I started with a 12’ 6” Starboard...

Jane Paddler: Sarah Westbrook from Greenville, NC

Where do I paddle the most? Mostly paddle in the Tar River (near Greenville, NC), but I do spend a fair amount of time paddling around New Bern, NC. Current board? I paddle a SWEET SIC 12'6" Pro.  She's a beauty!! What kind of paddle do you use? Quickblade...

Joe Paddler: Jac Citera

Jac Citera
Where do you SUP the most? Long Island, NY...primarily on the eastern end and North Fork. What board do you ride? Currently and almost exclusively, a BARK Laird.  I also have an Al Merrick (ancient) & JPatterson What paddle do you use? Kialoa, mel pu'u Shaka Have you changed boards/paddles...

Jane Paddler: Meet Shawna Del Valle from Georgia

Jane Paddler Shawna Del Valle
Where do you SUP the most? There are a few lakes in my area; my favorite is the county water authority reservoir. It’s huge and no motor boats allowed so it’s really serene. Also, the Chattahoochee River. What board do you ride? 12’6 Hobie Apex What paddle do you...

Inland Paddler: Ohana Is Family

Ohana Is Family
In our sport of paddling, we use a lot of words, terms, and gestures that come from my home state of Hawaii. It makes sense, because so much of our sport hails from the islands or at least comes to the mainland through the...

Joe Paddler: Meet Brooke and David Widmer from Nashville, TN.

Meet Joe and Jane Paddler: Brooke and David Widmer, Nashville, TN.
Where do you SUP the most? Nashville, TN. Our go-to spot is on J. Percy Priest Lake from the Hamilton Creek Sailboat Marina. We also love paddling down Stones River through the confluence of the Cumberland River. Downtown Nashville on the Cumberland can be really...

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