San Diego, Calif.


Laird SUP


• 2013 Surftech Shootout, Overall Champion
• 2013 Gathering of the Tribe, San Clemente, Calif., 1st Place
• 2013 Big Bear, Calif., 1st Place
• 2012 BOP Distance Race, 2nd Place (unlimited)


“I’d like to see weight classes in SUP racing and on the surfing side, I’d love to see both shortboard and longboard-style surfing judged individually. It’s tough now weighing 30-plus pounds more then some of the top racers. It’s been fun learning how to surf a sup like a shortboard but I believe that the grace you can apply with the longer boards is still unbeatable and more enjoyable to watch. Sup has been a huge part of my life, keeping me in shape and out of trouble.”