One Girl, One Board, Many Conditions – A Review of the Jimmy Lewis Hanalei 10′ 8″

Epic Boardsports Hanalei

Looking for that one board that truly can do it all? Time to consider the Hanalei by Jimmy Lewis. Go through our Facebook page and web blog and you’ll see me riding the 10’8” time & time again in various locales and conditions. From the river behind our house, to the ocean, to the canals […]

Paddler Profile – Todd Caranto, Founder/President of Pau Hana Surf Supply

What’s your name, age and location/home paddle turf? Todd Caranto, 42, North Los Angeles & Ventura CA What style of paddling do you prefer? (touring/racing/yoga/fitness/fishing/surf….) Hmm… That’s a tough one, because I have A.D.D. and I like it all.  Last year, I did quite a bit of white water paddling and adventure touring.  This year, […]

Paddler Profile – Rogue Rider Rob Bitzkowski

Epic Boardsports Rogue SUP Florida

What’s your name, age and location/home paddle turf? Rob Bitzkowski, 33, born and raised in Jensen Beach, Florida What style of paddling do you prefer? (touring/racing/yoga/fitness/fishing/surf….) Surf, Race, tour, fish…. How did you get introduced to stand-up paddling? A friend had a couple SUPs and asked if I wanted to go? It was flat that […]

Paddler Profile – Tammy Foster

Epic Boardsport Florida Stand up Paddle

What’s your name, age and location/home paddle turf? Tammy Foster, 38 Cocoa, FL What style of paddling do you prefer? (touring/racing/yoga/fitness/fishing/surf….) Fitness/touring How did you get introduced to stand-up paddling? I had been seeing people paddleboard so I decided to take a lesson.  I immediately knew I was hooked.  It is so relaxing:  you get […]

Paddler Profile – Chris Fowler

What’s your name, age and location/home paddle turf? Chris Fowler, age 40. I spend most of my time paddling in Brevard County. What style of paddling do you prefer? (touring/racing/yoga/fitness/fishing/surf….) Tough one, because that’s like asking a parent which child is their favorite…but of all branches of SUP, touring is my favorite- touring has showed […]

Paddler Profile – Coreban’s Ivan van Vuuren

What’s your name, age and location/home paddle turf? Ivan van Vuuren- Age 45 – Office: Paia. Maui – Home: Cape Town South Africa What style of paddling do you prefer? (touring/racing/yoga/fitness/fishing….) Wave riding is most fun, but a good down winder in 50 knot Gale winds tops the charts How did you get introduced to […]

Paddler Profile – Ocean Lineage’s Ryan Dubach

What’s your name, age and location/home paddle turf? Ryan Dubach, 34 (gulp). Santa Moncia / Lake Tahoe What style of paddling do you prefer? (touring/racing/yoga/fitness/fishing….) I lived in So Cal for the last decade so I would have to say adventure paddling and SUP surfing are definitely my tops. SUP Surfing was always my release […]

Paddler Profile – John Hughes

What’s your name, age and location/home paddle turf? John Hughes. I will be 60 on March 22. I live in Merritt Island, FL and do most of my paddling on the Space Coast. What style of paddling do you prefer? (touring/racing/yoga/fitness/fishing….) I paddled traditional paddleboards for many years both for fitness and competing in events […]

Paddler Profile – Kristin Apotsos

What’s your name, age and location/home paddle turf? Kristin Apotsos, 39, from Melbourne Beach, FL. I am fortunate to have easy access to the ocean as well as the Indian River Lagoon. What style of paddling do you prefer? (touring/racing/yoga/fitness/fishing/surfing….) Paddling meets my fun, athletic, social, outdoor, and competitive needs. In 2012 I began using […]

Paddler Profile – Mike D. (Dobbins)

What’s your name, age and location/home paddle turf? Mike Dobbins — 40 — Orlando, FL What style of paddling do you prefer? (touring/racing/yoga/fitness/fishing/surf….) Touring How did you get introduced to stand-up paddling? A little over 4 years ago I was looking for something active and outdoors that would be less of a direct impact on […]