Chris is a Digital Marketing Specialist based out of Ballito, South Africa and also an avid Stand-Up Paddle racer. When he's not working or competing he teaches SUP lessons near home at Emmarentia Dam and educates communities about sustainability & environmental awareness. Also known for making an epic cup of coffee!

SUPKids team head to Noli SUP Race, Italy

After a successful launch on World Oceans Day and joining the Starboard SW Tiki Tour across California, Arizona & New Mexico, the SUPKids team are heading to Noli, Italy to run the first European SUPKids training program. They’ll be joining forces with the Noli SUP Race to run a 2 day training program for the…

Stand Up for the Cure – Zane Schweitzer

Every year the Stand up for the Cure event seems to get bigger and bigger.  It is great to see such an awesome amount of support from paddlers all over the globe.  Starboard Team Rider and Cure ambassador, Zane Schweitzer, was on hand again in Newport, CA for this years event and as he paddled…

Leonard Nika Wins on 1st stop of Euro Tour

Congratulations to Starboard Team Rider Leonard Nika from italy on his win at Port of Setubal.  This was the first stop of the Euro Tour which should look to really be heating up in the coming weeks.  Leonard is definitely off to an impressive start and will take a lot of momentum heading into St…

Bart de Zwart 2nd in Imua Downwinder on ACE

Congratulations to Starboard team rider Bart de Zwart for coming in 2nd at the Imua Downwind Race in Maui over the weekend.  In pretty challenging conditions, rough water, wind from the side and hard rain at the start, Bart was able to stay just behind James Casey who was on a 17′ unlimited board. Bart…