The Santa Monica Pier and Paddleboard Festival is a fantastic gathering of the southern California watersports community and this year, it was punctuated by a powerful south swell (also a favorite summer tradition in So. Cal.), that forced organizers to cancel several events. Still, it was a stellar opening event for SUPthemag’s SUP America Tour presented by Natural Vines, where the magazine explores different paddling cultures across America. For our first installment, we sought out the talents of Datev Ghallgher, who hosts the Youtube show LadieDottie, as she discovers the Pier Festival for herself.