John Gabriel

John Gabriel

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!