Hometown: Born in San Francisco, grew up in Berlin, Germany. Hawaii has been home for almost 30 years.

What I do when I’m not on the water: Founder/ CEO of Blue Planet since 1993.

How and when I got into SUP: Started to stand up paddle when we received our first shipment of C4 Waterman boards as Hawaii’s Boardworks distributor in 2006.

What I like most about SUP: It’s good for the body and soul, and keeps me balanced.

Favorite Blue Planet gear: If I could only have one board it would be the 12’6 x 28″ Bump Surfer (with a Kai Zen paddle).

What “Find Paradise” means to me: It’s a state of mind, you can find Paradise anywhere.

I’m proud of this accomplishment: Being a dad.

Something on my “Bucket List”: Traveling to and experiencing new places every year, foiling on a super long tidal bore.