Our vision at Live Love SUP is building a global Stand Up Paddle brand that not only sells Stand Up Paddleboard Apparel and Goods for those living the SUP Lifestyle! But... also gives back in three ways:
We can't be everywhere but we do have passionate Live Love SUP Brand Ambassadors around the world that have been sharing their love for years now. These are folks who are moving our sport forward, live the SUP lifestyle day in and day out and giving back to their local SUP community in amazing ways.
Morene is the heartbeat of the Amsterdam SUP scene. She runs a SUP school (rentals, lessons, yoga and tours) that introduces locals to the water they live on and around. If you've never been to Amsterdam, put it on your list and be sure to put a paddle through the canals on it with Morene too! It's amazing and we had the opportunity to have 75 other paddlers join us for a charity paddle thanks to Morene and SUP Amsterdam!
Fuerteventura, Canary Islands / Lausanne, Switzerland
Susanne was our first Brand Ambassador and a close friend too. She's not only a very accomplished SUP racer, she has been busy sharing the sport across Europe through education and SUP programs. She opened the Waterman Performance Center in Fuerteventura in 2016 an all paddle sports center catering to beginner to advance paddlers wanting to learn and improve. She helps to run Montreux SUP'n Surf in Montreaux, Switzerland all the while still developing a community of Paddlefit Instructors with her Paddlefit Europe course. She also has her own brand of SUPs and paddles called IMUA. Susanne has been supporting our efforts with Live Love SUP and spreading the word from the beginning when we met in 2011 in Switzerland. We're so glad that she is part of this Live Love SUP family and excited to see what's in store for the future as she continues here love of sharing the ocean with others.
St. Louis, Missouri
Shane is one of our US based Brand Ambassadors. He is the founder of SUP St Louis and has been a mainstay of the SUP world for many years now. In addition to teaching SUP, enduring some amazing SUP adventures, he has hosted the SUP radio show on the The Stoke Radio Show called Going the Distance and has his own charity Beyond the Board which helps people push past adversity through paddle sports. Oh, and he is an extreme distance paddler continually fundraising for very worthwhile charities.
Tati is a constant ball of energy paddling anywhere and everywhere. She is dedicated to the youth of the sport, spreading a love of SUP with all ages, but in particular with the next generation! She is a fantastic role model for living a life of adventure and doing what you love. She has taught SUP across the Europe and the middle east and helped developed the SUP school project in Sri Lanka. She is a Red Paddle Co. team 'explorer' and a huge supporter and promoter of Live Love SUP. If she could she'd probably enjoy spending all 24 hours a day on her board, eating, sleeping and paddling!
Tiago joins the Live Love SUP family from beautiful Portugal. You can't find a better SUP destination then Tiago's backyard. As a passionate waterman, Tiago has embraced all areas of SUP and opened his new Mauka Lodge - Paddle Retreat in 2016. We had the privilege to experience the early days of Mauka and Ericeira in 2014 and can't wait to return - it's magical! Tiago definitely lives the SUP lifestyle as he teaches and coaches SUP paddling, race training and surfing. He is the founder of Functional Paddling and has been busy training SUP athletes from elite level pros such as Connor Baxter and Sean Poynter to your weekend warrior wanting to improve SUP technique, race performance and overall knowledge of the sport from an exercise physiology master.
Samo is SUP Slovenia . If you haven't checked out photos of him or anyone else (i.e. Naish Rider, Manca Notar) this is such an amazing place to paddle (Click here for amazing pics of Slovenia). We're loved our SUP adventures in Slovenia and can't wait to spend more time in this amazing SUP destination. Samo has been spreading the stoke throughout his country for many years now and after watching his passion grow we can't wait to team up more and further the sport in the region. He organizes races and events for the community, provide SUP tours across Slovenia and surrounding countries such as Greece and in general just the like the rest of us can't get enough of the sport.
Kiama, NSW, Australia
Our first southern hemisphere representative and what an awesome addition to the brand ambassador ranks. Andrew owns KiamaSUP, a School on the New South Wales south coast and introduces and teaches paddlers to flat water paddling and SUP Surfing. He loves SUP and his pictures of his local paddling spots are to die for. He's always out and about in his local paddling community but be warned! He is constantly putting out amazing SUP videos and filling his instagram feed with amazing SUP shots of the south coast in NSW. Just a warning...you'll be jealous!
Port Elgin, Canada
Our Canadian lover of all things SUP - Jamie Taylor has been sharing stand up paddleboarding across Canada as a distributor for SUPlove Canada, but you'll see her doing everything else SUP related too near her home in Sauble Beach, Port Elgin, Ontario where she runs multiple SUP lesson and rental locations @SUPSaublebeach as well as owns a store called @SUPBoutique. This shop doesn't just have a wide range of stand up paddleboards from SUPlove - it has all the goods and accessories any SUP love or beach goer would need or want. A must visit!