Barb The Beast! Barbra is one of Texas newest and upcoming paddle talents. A former adventure and Spartan obstacle racer Barbra is no stranger to the podium. She works and trains hard and is the current back to back Womens Watermen champ.
North Texas wakesurfing legend and pioneer. Pam has helped pioneer the Womens Wednesday movement as seen on NBC 5. DFW Surf Club women gather every Wednesday evening and do what they love- “JUST SURF.” Pam is also queen of competition and has several 1st place Women’s Master’s trophies in her belt.
Matt Edmondson is a watersports entrepeneur and industry leader. He has worked hand in hand with companies like Red Bull, Tige Boats and now Doomswell Boarding Co. He was the producer of the former US Open of Wakesurfing in Fort Worth and today he has joined Team DFW Surf as the director of Surf the Lake– our annual grassroots surfing contest.
Hannah Steiner is Ms. Dallas marketing guru. She is a genius at market branding as seen in her efforts with Austin based cold coffee company – High Brew. Hannah is an avid water-woman and heads our free paddle tours on White Rock Lake every Thursday evening. You can sign up for the tours via our Meetup Group HERE.
Dallas singer/ songwriter Ole G aka Grant Braudrick is your local campfire fairytale. Fish all day and then sit back and relax by the bonfire at Little Elm Beach. Oh yea did we mention he is a SUP/kayak fishing pro sponsored by diablo? Hop in one of his Spring and Fall fishing clinics with a guitar happy ending.
Justin Woo is one of the original Texas paddlers. He is a friend to everyone in the SUP scene and he embodies an aloha spirit that is humble and giving. He is the 2016 TPRS- Texas Paddle Racing Series champ 14′ division.
One of the original Texas SUP Racers, Kristen is a true pioneer of the sport and her passion for being on the water is endless. When she is not distance paddling on Grapevine Lake she loves spending time in Costa Rica in the offseason. Join Kristen and Justin in a weekly paddle on Grapevine Lake.
Coach Todd, Todd Johnson former pro surfer turned pro wakesurfer/ board shaper. Todd has coached some big names in the industry- Chris Wolter, World Champs Ashley Kidd and Raleigh Hager to name a few. He has also shaped boards for hundreds of surfers and wakesurfers and today he continues to do what he loves and see the progression with his surf and skate camps and students. Check out his company – Surf Camp Pacifica- in action:
Tina Lopez is one of the top athletic trainers in the metroplex. She has more certifications than Larry North lol. Tina specializes in group fitness training and sup yoga at CowboysFit and DFW Surf- Frisco. Try something new and hop in one of her weekly SUP Yoga classes, more info here: https://dfwsurf.com/paddleboard-yoga-dallas/
Rich Stewart is a paddle God. He has a professional background in the Olympic canoeing arena and now in his short time on a paddleboard he is already dominating the Texas racing scene. If you live in the Dallas area then you should definitely check out his Dragon Boat rowing program on White Rock Lake where he also offers private and group SUP classes.
Former kiteboarder pro turned wakesurfer, Jeremy Reiber is the “go-to” captain for our wakesurfing classes and weekly club meetups. Board of choice- custom Vernor surfboard, tail pad and wax. More info about joining our Surf Club HERE.
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.
We are happy to have Jenn on board as our in house yoga guru and sup yoga instructor for classes and special events. Jenn is the co-founder of Yoga Digest Magazine and a Life Power Yoga Teacher Trainer and Group Fitness instructor at Life Time Fitness. Book your next SUP Yoga class on Sundays and Thursdays (Frisco) with Jenn HERE.
Justin, aka Coach Dingo, runs the DFW Surf- Frisco paddle/kayak outfitter on Lake Lewisville 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 Wehele 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. He is the co-founder of Boarders Magazine and today he runs a media marketing company called Lokal Media House in Carrollton, TX. Check out his viral video with Austin brand- SUP ATX. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your next surf lesson.
In 2013 at the age of 15 Parker became the Amateur World Champ at the World Series of Wake Surfing, and by 2014 he became the # 2 National Champ as a professional. Talk about progression! Today Parker Payne is the face of wakesurfing, team rider for Supra Boats and a dominant athlete in the Pro Wakesurf Tour and beyond. Congrats Parker, you did it!
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.
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.
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.