Trevor Tunnington


‘Make the most of every adventure!’



– “Best SUP Film 2019” – Waterwalker Film Festival
– 3rd ISA World Champs 2018 Tech Race
– 2x Silver Medal ISA Sprints 18/ 17
– 1st Fastest Paddler on earth 2015
– Australian Sprint Titles X5 15/ 14


Trevor has focused on different aspects of Stand up Paddling since his young teenage years. In 2010 (age 13), he began his paddling journey, began racing in 2012 and has been travelling full time as a SUP Race Athlete – today evolving into SUP Commentator and media Director/Producer on tour – since graduating high school in 2015.
This year he shifted his focus on getting the word out there… in an attempt to grow our incredible sport from all aspects. In 2019 Trevor and work/travel partner Chris Parker (founder of SUP Racer and Paddle League) commentate and live stream races around the world, visiting locations such as Europe, Tahiti, Australia, America. The goal? To grow our sport in Elite Racing while focusing on content creation (videos, photos and other media) with Starboard’s All Round, Inflatable, Foil and Race range to encourage the weekend warrior, sup explorer, kids and paddling enthusiast! Some of Trevor’s videos have excelled through Facebook media platforms and he was awarded SUP Film of the year with a recent Iceland Exploration adventure film – working with the Starboard inflatable range.
The best thing about this sport is the versatility and different avenues. Sometimes being an elite racer isn’t the only path anymore! Trevor aims to be involved and excel in every aspect of the sport and is a true stand up paddle all rounder! Thanks to Starboard he has been exposed to areas in the sport such as board design (from working closely in Thailand with the team), racing/tactics, rapids, foiling, filming, photography and waves!


“I have been on the Starboard Dream Team since 2015 but have raced on the National team prior since 2012. Starboard has been my only ever board sponsor and has helped me achieve my goals in Paddling and future careers! ” – Trevor Tunnington.

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Nationality: New Zealand / British
Favourite discipline: SUP Race
Favourite SUP Locations:
Iceland: most incredible place for Paddle Inflatable Adventure!
Australia: home and favourite spot to surf with friends
Europe: Best race tour and best way to enjoy the company of friends!
Best results: 3rd ISA World Champs 2018 Tech Race, 2nd ISA World Champs 2018 Sprint, 1st Fastest Paddler on earth 2015
Lives in: His suitcase… and Sunshine Coast, Australia!
Hobbies: Paddling, Filming, Photography, Travelling, Volleyball

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Articles Featuring Trevor Tunnington


10 Interesting Facts About The Vanuatu Expedition

Legendary ultra-distance SUP racer & Starboard Dream Team rider Bart de Zwart is at it again! The Dutch SUP explorer has just set off on his next exciting adventure ~ The Vanuatu Expedition. Exploring the unknown by paddleboard is nothing new for Bart, this expedition will be a little different in that he will be joined by teammate Trevor…

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Dream Team

Meet The 2018 Starboard Dream Team

Why do we have the Starboard ‘Dream Team’? Well, it’s simple – by living out their dreams, they help us live out ours. Whether it’s paddling long-distance challenges, winning races, catching waves, these Starboard team riders really are living the dream. We truly believe they’re the best in the world at what they do –…

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