Word on the Water: Biggest Fashion Faux Pas in SUP?


1. Amanda Birrell

Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Occupation:  Mother/Pilates Instructor
The long-sleeved, one-piece, bum-less women’s bathing suits were interesting today. I’m not quite sure what the actual name of those are…I hadn’t seen them before.






2. Tonis Tutti

Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Occupation: Landscape Construction Contractor

That’s me. I just went out to the store and bought paddling gear because I was wearing a five-millimeter wetsuit paddling flatwater and I was too hot, so I was dressed all in black and looked like a real Gumby. I was that goofy old guy but I was comfortable.





3. Erika Lane

Hometown: Sarasota, Florida

Occupation: Commercial Property Owner/Manager

Men should never wear speedos.






4. Milton Martinson

Hometown: Haiku, Maui, Hawaii

Occupation: Water Safety Specialist

Off-color clothing. Polka dots, stuff like that. That’s a little much.






5. James Casey

Hometown: Sydney, Australia

Occupation: Professional Standup Paddler

Back home guys wear, we call them sluggos or budgie smugglers (speedos), and just paddle around like that. That’s probably the worst I’ve seen.





6. Noa Ginella

Hometown: Kawela Bay, Oahu, Hawaii

Occupation: Professional Standup Paddler

Odd places to put a leash. I’ve seen guys with their leash on their arm. That’s the best.





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