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…

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…