Fanatic is happy to announce that a new rider joins the International SUP team. Australian young gun Jake Jensen extends the racing team around riders like Chase Kosterlitz, Olivia Piana, Belar Diaz, Arthur Arutkin as well as Angela and Paul Jackson. 18 years young, Jake Jensen is one of the most promising race talents at the moment and will be a great addition to the existing team.

“I am super stoked to be part of the Fanatic team,” Jensen said. “The fact that I'll be training with some of the best racers worldwide is really exciting. Additionally, Fanatic provides awesome and innovative boards and I am sure with this extremely professional team I'll be able to push myself right to the top!”

“I am very happy to have Jake onboard,” said Fanatic Brand Manager Craig Gerternbach. “We have been watching his results closely and he has amazing potential. Jake is also the perfect training and testing partner for Paul Jackson, so he will be fully integrated into our team setup. Can't wait to see him perform in the first races for Fanatic. Welcome to the team, Jake!”

A few questions with Jake:

Great to have you in our Fanatic SUP International Team! What made you ride Fanatic?
Just the great attitude that all the team riders and everyone with fanatic has and the great board designs that you guys keep coming up with.

Tell us a bit about yourself and how you got into SUP.
Well, I’m 18 and live on the beautiful east coast of Australia. I’m currently working as a lifeguard, so everything I do is based around the ocean- and has been since I can remember. Name any water sport and I bet I’ve tried it, but SUP definitely plays the biggest role in my life.

Did you get a chance to try any of our boards yet?
Yes, I have been testing the new 2014 race board with Paul Jackson lately, and Fanatic has definitely hit the nail on the head with this board; unbelievable downwind, effortless through the surf and still matching it with the flatwater-specific boards on the market.

What do you think about being on the same team with Paul and Angela Jackson?
I’ve been training and traveling with Paul and Angie for a few years now, so finally being on the same team and being able to collaborate ideas will be great.

Tell us about your recent trip to Europe.
It was a great experience. It was a pity it was raining almost everyday, but I still had fun and got some great results. Every trip is always good fun when your traveling with the Aussie crew. I’ll definitely be heading back, but maybe after I check the weather forecast.

Which upcoming events are you planning to do?
At the moment it looks like everything is in the US. My next race will be on Lake Tahoe in August, then to the Gorge, and onto Chicago before the Battle in Dana Point.

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