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!

Manca Notar Wins Slovenia Cup

Congratulations to Starboard’s New Team Rider Manca Notar for her win at the Slovenia Cup over the weekend. As a part of the biggest Nautical exhibition in Slovenia, the race was 6.5km long and the conditions were a bit choppy.  Manca started out really fast on her 14′ x 23″ Sprint and got to the…

Starboard Team Italy Wins in Rome

Congratulations to the entire Starboard Team Italy for winning Five 1st place finishes and Four 2nd place finishes in Rome during the first leg of the Italian Championship series. Dream Team rider Leonard Nika led the charge winning the 12’6 division followed by Reza Nasiri winning on the 14′, Roberto Mandoloni in the Masters division, Mauro…

Zane Schweitzer is the 2016 Ultimate Waterman

Zane Schweitzer won back to back titles at the Master of the Ocean event in the Dominican Republic early this season and now he just earned himself the title of Ultimate Waterman after winning 3 of the 8 disciplines in New Zealand. By winning the SUP Surf, Longboard and Prone paddling events then coming in…

30th Annual Santa Cruz Paddle Fest

Starboard is pleased to be sponsoring the Santa Cruz Paddle Fest in Northern California March 17-20th.  There will be plenty of action on the beach with Starboard Team Riders, Sean Poynter, Izzi Gomez, Dan Gavere, Anne-Marie Reichman, Lara Claydon and Fiona Wylde providing the excitement.  Fiona will be hosting a SUP clinic on Thursday the…

Hasulyo Brothers (SUPBROz) Win in Phuket

Congratulations to Daniel and Bruno Hasulyo (SUPBROz) for winning the Thailand SUP Festival over the weekend.  Bruno was able to outpace a field of 70 competitors to win the 12’6 division on Starboard All Star.  Brother Daniel came in 2nd in the distance followed by Starboard Product Manager Ollie O’Reilly.  In the women’s division Starboard…

Michael Booth Wins Noosa!

Michael Booth Wins Noosa! Congratulations to Starboard Team Rider Michael Booth for winning the Noosa Paddle Festival! Michael Booth  claims victory at the long distance race while taking on a field of 64 racers. He was able to hold off James Cassy, Jake Jenson and Toby Cracknell in the 5k long distance SUP race at…

Starboard on Podium in New Caledonia!

Congratulations to the entire New Caledonia Starboard Team over the weekend for taking command of the NRJ Pro Cup!  Young Clement Colmas (14) is proving to be quite a contender on the racing tour.  On Saturday, Clement won the Downwinder ahead of Robert Teriitehau and David Anewy who came in 2nd and 3rd respectively. Sunday…

Starboard’s Michael Booth Wins 12 Towers!

Congratulations to Starboard Dream Team Rider Michael Booth for his win at the 12 Towers event in Australia this weekend!  Michael who is coming off a win last week at Forster Island is looking strong for start the 2016 SUP racing season.  Michael chose the  14′ x23.5″ to take on some 25 knot winds and to stay…