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Arturo’s relationship with the ocean started when he was ten years old and his cousins taught him how to surf in El Palmar Beach in Panama. He has built his reputation by sharing his passion for the ocean, not only within the surfing community, but also during his scuba diver years, when he was an active PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, and most recently since he started practicing Stand Up Paddle Boarding/Sup Surfing and began contributing to a developing Standup Paddle community in Panama. Arturo is a committed activist for adaptive SUP and he has worked on numerous projects to...

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A New York turned California native, John has been competing in SUP for a little over three years. Coming from a more traditional sports background, playing both collegiate lacrosse and soccer, he immediately fell in love with the ocean and stand up paddling. When he's not paddling or training, John is a full time elementary school P.E. teacher and high school lacrosse coach. Now feeling stronger than ever, John is excited to be racing and travelling around California in 2018, hoping to compete in many different races including technical surf, downwinding and flat water!

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Born in Norfolk, Virginia, Kiristen has always had a passion for the water and action sports. She first discovered the sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) when she lived in Orlando, FL and was hooked instantly. While living in Orlando, FL or 8 years, she worked in the Mortgage Banking industry and also Marketing/Promotions and Sales on the side. After discovering the beauty and lifestyle of Grand Cayman, she made the move to the island in 2012. From there she expanded her love of water sports to Kiteboarding, Surfing, and Wakeboarding; however Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is her passion. She is...

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