Anthony Vela

HOMETOWN: San Clemente, Calif.

SPONSORS: Maui Jim, Quickblade, Infinity, Ocean Minded, FCS, Victory KoreDry, Daphne’s

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
-Event Organizer 2nd Annual Jr Pro & Youth SUP Fiesta
-2013 San Clemente Ocean Festival, 1st Place SUP Surf Sprint
-2014 Hobie/Hennessey’s Waterman’s Challenge 1st Place overall
-2014 Stand Up World Tour, Sunset Beach Pro. Quarter Finalist

QUOTE:
“The unique part of SUP is that it’s incredibly simple. All over the world people of all shapes, sizes, ages, religions are enjoying paddling on water while standing. Rarely, if ever, do you see someone not smiling while paddling. To have the opportunity to experience new cultures, explore new places, and share my love with water sports, is a dream. SUP has changed many lives, including mine. This is what drives me to be an athlete in the sport.”