Santa Cruz, CAUSA
Hometown: Santa Cruz
October 5, 2013
Surfing, stand up paddling, scuba diving, kayaking, mt. biking.
In 6 years of SUP I've seen way more wild-life than I have in 30 years of surfing. I also find the rhythm of paddling relaxing. I also enjoy the solitude & peace of paddling up the north coast by myself.
SUP -- wish I had another life to learn to kiteboard and pursue other cool activities.
Engaging those who SUP and kayak in sharing their paddle skills with those who don't get the chance. Imagine taking a blind child out on a SUP or seeing the freedom a child feels paddling a kayak instead of rolling in a wheelchair... It's phenomenal to witness and be part of that.
Started helping children with special needs surf, kayak, and bodyboard in Santa Cruz in 2001. It was life-changing. I've volunteered ever since and also co-founded two non-profits to do the same in other communities in CA, CT, NY, and NJ.