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!

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…

Izzi Gomez Wins 2016 Turtle Bay

Congratulations to Izzi Gomez for her win at Turtle Bay on the first stop of the stand up world tour.  This is a bitter sweet win for Izzi after an ankle injury has kept her sidelined most of the off season.  The young surfer showed the world not even a broken ankle will keep her…

Michael Booth Dominates Forster Island

Congratulations to Starboard’s Michael Booth from Australia who dominated the Forster Island Paddle Festival over the weekend.  Michael won the BOP and the 10km race portion of the event while coming in 3rd in the 200km sprints. A great start to the 2016 season as we set out to see how the very talented Australian Starboard…

Matt Nottage Wins Big in Australia

Congratulations to Starboard’s Matt Nottage on his successful back to back wins in Australia taking on some of the biggest names in racing.  Currently ranked 13rd in the world on the SUPRacer.com rider rankings, Matt defeated an Allstar line up consisting of Travis Grant, Jake Jensen and fellow Starboard Teammates at both the Doctor (27km…