Originally from Toledo, Ohio, Christian now lives in Saint Petersburg, FL, with his wife Cindy, and his three boys, Kaleb, Noah, and Maximus. Christian began stand up paddling in 2006, and has been hooked ever since. He is passionate about being active, and helping others get fit with his unique approach called CrossSUP, which promotes personal water performance development. He hosts the YOLO Board Experience SUP/Surf Camp at Vista Guapa Surf Camp in Costa Rica, every July. Christian is sponsored by Training Masks and Kayracks and is always looking forward to his next adventure.
Saint Petersburg, FL
14' Orange Crush
8'6'' Sokudo Surf
Favorite place to paddle
CHRISTIAN NEVER LEAVES HOME WITH OUT THESE
WHAT’S YOUR MOTTO IN LIFE?
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
Inspiration is an unpredictable gift. Sometimes it’s when people accomplish impossible dreams, but for the most part something as small as someone running in the rain motivates me to no end.
WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF A PERFECT DAY?
Wake up at 3:30 am, pack up the surf Hoopty with the kids, my hunny and boards, then head to the East Coast of Florida for some swell time. Hit the beach all day with the family then head to dinner and share one of the best feelings on the planet-surfed out grinds and share story.
IN WHAT PLACE DO YOU FEEL MOST INSPIRED?
Hurricane Surf–pure honesty.
WHAT WOULD YOU CONSIDER YOUR GREATEST ACHEIVEMENT?
Don’t know what it would be and I’m positive that I haven’t accomplished it yet.