Tyler excels on the water, originally as a pro wakesurfer, today he has found his passion in the SUP racing scene. Owner and founder of DFW Surf, Tyler is the top paddler and 2014 Region 12 Champ and a new Yolo Board team rider. When he is not coaching or competing he is probably traveling, taking photos and capturing another story as the Editor of Boarders Magazine. Book your next intermediate SUP class with Tyler HERE or email him for private surf/sup lessons.
One of the top ranked SUP racers in Texas and first place in Region 12 for the 2014 season including first place at the 2014 SUP Cup and first in class at the Galveston Island Paddle. Nate excels on the water and loves to wakesurf on his home lake- Lake Grapevine.
The 2013 Amateur World Champ and 2014 # 2 National Champ. In less than two years time Parker Payne is already one of the top ranked wake surfers on the planet and right here from Richardson, TX. More about Parker including videos of him in action click here. Be sure and check out his Day 1 Wake pro model sold exclusively in the metroplex at DFW Surf Shop.
Ashley is the definition of surf style. She is the most decorated wake surf athlete of all time and the current World Champ. For 2014 she surfed an undefeated season and finally took the podium at the most coveted wake surfing event- The World Championship of Wake Surfing on Lake Las Vegas. She has a heavy list of sponsors including Centurion Boats and Erie Wake. Check out Ashley push the limits in wake surf style progression in her videos here.
The very first DFW Surf team member and a legend in the bodyboard industry. Alyssa grew up boarding at Hurricane Harbors Retro and finally got into stand up at the Aqua Shop in Plano. Today Alyssa lives in California and is the co-owner of Hype Surf Company.
Perry Morrison is one of the top wakesurfers in Texas at only the age of 12. He started surfing at the age of 7 under the guidance of his coach, Tyler Marshall and three years later he took 3rd at the pro wakesurf comp in Fort Worth and first at the DFW Surf Open and Mastercraft Fall Brawl. At only ten years old Perry has just joined up with the Tige Boats evolution team. Today he has started a program on Lake Grapevine called “Tige Tuesdays” where kids can learn to surf for free.
Board of Directors & Coaches
Justin, aka Coach Dingo, heads up the DFW Surf Adventures paddle/kayak outfitter on Lake Lewisville in Frisco at Hidden Cove Park and Marina. Hop in one of his Friday night Paddle + Pint Night or his Saturday SUP Glow Tours.
One of Texas Top Women’s Paddlers, Konae Nowell has a general passion for health and wellness. A PaddleFit Level 2 coach, Konae excels in distance paddling and new for 2016 she has created a “Womens Wednesdays,” a weekly paddle program for active women who want to have fun and stay in shape.
Danny is one of the founders of DFW Surf, wakesurfing athlete and coach. When Danny is not coaching he is probably on the road traveling and working on the next issue of Boarders Magazine. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your next surf lesson.
Camera in Chief for DFW Surf, professional landscape and sports photographer, Tim Marek, is the man behind the cam, local and regional events and action shots that make up the DFW Surf portofolio. When he is not shooting for DFW Surf and Boarders Magazine Tim is either wake surfing or creating custom wake surf socks through pieces of his travels.
Mike is the backbone for paddleboarding and longboard surfing at DFW Surf. He brings an aloha attitude all the way from Hawaii and he has laid the foundation for our outrigger/canoe like club and community within our organization. Learn more about Mike, Hawaii and outrigger canoe on the DFW Surf Blog.
Don is one of the founding fathers of paddle boarding in North Texas. After moving to the Dallas area from Hawaii, Don found a way to connect again on the water through the new sport of paddle boarding. Today when Don is not paddling at DFW Surf at Lake Lewisville he is travelling to races like Watermans Paddle for Humanity in Austin where he and Peter Ching continue to top the veteran class.
Sean is the definition of Surf-bassador, from his spread of stoke to his commitment to DFW Surf. Sean is one of our coaches for Lewisville location, sunset tour guide and boat driver and he is also one of the top SUP racers in the area, recently taking first place in the big 5 mile race at Little Elm in the 14 foot division.
Taylor is an avid paddler and an occasional SUP racer. Her biggest accomplishment was third place in class at the annual Tahoe Race the Lake of the Sky. She is the brains behind DFW Surf instagram social media and photography.
Kevin is a world-class and well cultured asset to the DFW surf team. He knows a lot about water sports and the machines that are required to enjoy a day on the lake. During the winters you can find him skiing the Rockies. Ask him about anything and you will definitely feel smarter walking away.