I am a young entrepreneur who founded Sage Paddle Company at the age of 11. My focus with this venture is to bring my love of paddling to the masses and ensure that the experience when on the water is one that people will never forget.
Growing up in Colorado, my family and I spent every day possible on the water until the weather made it impossible. In 2014, we purchased a home on the Emerald Coast of Florida to extend our love of being on the water year around. That summer I noticed that there were very few places available to rent gear and enjoy the island from the vantage point of the water. I was able to talk my parents into lending me the money so that I could get enough boards together to start a small rental fleet. Four years later, Sage Paddle Company has grown to be one of the largest rental companies on the Emerald Coast.
Now in our fourth year we continue to grow adding a second location in 2017 and two more in 2018. I recently received the Florida Governor’s Young Entrepreneur Award which recognizes young business leaders for their contribution to our state by creating innovative ideas that are helping Florida become a nationwide leader for jobs.
My hope is to ensure that we continue to rise above the world’s common values and offer our clients only the best experience. We will always treat them like friends and more than just clients with rich experiences and memories. The paddle boards and kayaks are merely instruments which occasion the forming of life-giving bonds with strangers. Being able to establish a business that brings my love of paddle boarding to the masses and enriches the experiences of those who rent from me has been an unexpected and pleasant discovery.
Fell in love with SUP while I was recovering from a knee surgery 5 years ago. I love the variety of workouts it provides, as well as the serenity of being out in the elements.
I believe in promoting a healthy lifestyle and being active is a big part of it. Regardless what is the activity of your choice, just be active and do it!
Living in Banff, our year is equally divided into SUP season and snow season. Snow and SUP keeps me active and happy.
Banff provides endless beautiful back drops and opportunities for everything outdoors! I am lucky to call this place home and happy to teach and share the paddle stoke with the community.
I have been a professional adventurer for a few decades and am known as the world’s leading polar guide and have been featured in numerous ski films. I have skied to both North and South Poles more than anyone on the planet. I have fallen in love with Stand UP Paddling and demand the best products and gear on the planet.
I am an endurance athlete and fell in love with stand up several years ago and paddled around Lake Tahoe (76 miles). I am an adventurer and have paddled further north (Spitsbergen 79N) than anyone on the planet and have paddled further south than anyone on the planet (Antarctica 64S). I SUP the equator in the Brazilian Amazon.
Starred in Animal Planet’s #1 show called ICE COLD GOLD. The show was filmed in Greenland and was able to SUP my BOARDWORKS Inflatable Raven to help me find gold during several episodes. I also hold the speed record for circumnavigating Lake Tahoe (76 miles) in 16 hours 43 min.
I first tried and fell in love with Stand Up Paddling in one of the best settings anyone could ask for, La Jolla, San Diego. I quickly purchased my first board and paddle upon returning home to the Washington, D.C. area (An MCIT!). In my search for paddling locations I happened upon the Old Anglers put in. From there I ventured farther up river and paddled the stretch of rapids known to locals as The Mather Gorge and soon came to realize that whitewater SUPing was my favorite discipline of the sport. I compete in flat water and whitewater races in addition to being an avid river and ocean surfer. Always grateful for the happiness and stoke SUPing has brought to my life I believe it to be my mission to get as many hooked on the sport as I can by sharing my stoke, experiences and knowledge any time I can. I am an ACA L3 SUP Instructor and can find me teaching almost every weekend!
Corporate Sales Manager/Trainer
San Jose, CR
Since I can remember I have been in contact with the ocean. My Father was a water ski world champion when he was 7 years old. He was the first boy to ski bear footed. My first contact with surfing was when I was 7 years old. My grandparents lived in San Miguel in Baja. That same year went to YMCA summer camp at Imperial Beach, California. When I was 17 I went to Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca for the first time in my life and became part of the first team of organized lifeguards in Mexico. I was one of the founders of Mexico ́s lifeguard association.
I discovered SUP in 2008. I have been paddling mainly in Acapulco and Zihuatanejo and traveling to Puerto Escondido as much as I can. I like all kind of waves but mostly big waves and barrels. I like to combine Stand Up Paddle and spearfishing in a surf trip. My equipment can almost always guaranty a fresh catch. My favorite boards are Infinity TL 7’11, Raven Inflatable 12’6 for fishing, B-Ray and Shubu for cruising with my kids.
For living in a land locked state, I spend a lot of time seeking out the water. I developed my love for the water through sailing, surfing, stand up paddling and travel. Originally from Annapolis MD, I moved to Colorado with the intention of staying for a winter season but I fell in love with the rivers, mountains and yoga community. In addition to Racing and teaching SUP, I teach yoga teacher trainings for Kindness Yoga, Denver’s top yoga studio and SUP yoga teacher trainings through my company Breathe on Board SUP. When I am not on the water I am enjoying all of the outdoor activities Colorado has to offer! I’m excited to be a part of the Boardworks Team and to share my love of SUP with the world!
Standup Paddling has been a natural progression for me. I have a background in skateboarding, snowboarding, and kayaking. This combination, and my location on the New and Gauley Rivers in West Virginia, has led me to specialize in river SUP surf and river short boarding. I am blessed to have the New River Dries down the road from my house which are some of the biggest surfable river waves in the country. My goal is to continue to push the limits of these waves and big wave river surfing. I enjoy hosting other paddlers who come to town to surf these waves.
As the saying goes “variety is the spice of life”, and I enjoy challenging myself to take on all aspects of surfing to include ocean long boarding, ocean SUP surfing, river short boarding, and river SUP surf to name a few. Boardworks offers a full range of boards for these uses so it was the obvious decision to take full advantage of all the variety.
I’m originally from Virginia. I spend most my time paddling, skating, or just hanging out with good friends. These days I stay pretty busy traveling around the U.S. and abroad paddling and teaching/guiding.
I got after it as a kid tearing around on my skateboard throughout Virginia and eventually fell into kayaking. From kayaking I found stand up paddleboarding and it felt like a combination of two of my favorite things. Now I just get out and paddle every chance I get and try to share my stoke with others.
Patti is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of H2O Trash Patrol. She is a marine biologist, environmental conservationist, and a mother of three. She has taught environmental education at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point, CA as well as worked on an ocean geology research team at the University of California Santa Barbara. Now her passion is helping clean waterways as well as speak at events and schools, raising awareness of the challenges facing our oceans.
Fitness Program Coordinator, Earth Treks Climbing
Avid whitewater kayaker and play boater for 13+ years. Has a passion for adventure SUP, whitewater SUP and river surf. Snowboarding for 28+ years. No Coast SUP team rider. I got into SUP around 7 years ago. Saw someone in a magazine on one and thought “Dang now that’s cool!” Since there was no place within states of me to try/buy one I built one myself. An 11’4”. Laid up the foam, shaped and glassed it. Still have and paddle it to this day! My goal as an ambassador for Boardworks is to put as many feet on BW products I can and assist them in making an educated buying decision. Through this I can share my passion for all things water and help people find the energy that only water sports can provide. I live water!
Fire Fighter-Paramedic WFR, Whitewater Park Research Consultant, Brewer/Owner Guerrilla Brewing Company
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Born in Zimbabwe and raised in South Africa. I grew up surfing epic waves, at amazing spots like J-Bay, New Pier, Bay of Plenty, Green Point and Cave Rock. I competed for a bit before heading to the USA. I now call Carlsbad home and am stoked to be here! I’m always amped for some fun waves, good surf and ripping with friends. I consider myself a waterman and all round athletic guy. I also cycle, play soccer and fish, but nothing beats surfing. I always feel better after I surf and PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) always makes the surf that much better!!
Key Account Manager
Durban, South Africa