From surfing, to racing, to hand shaping beautiful, one-of-a-kind paddles, EJ truly embraces the YOLO lifestyle. He first got involved in Stand Up Paddling (SUP) in the summer of 2005 and hasn’t stopped ever since. While spreading the YOLO stoke and lifestyle worldwide, EJ will help shape the future of the West Coast race scene, assist with future research & development and play an integral role in YOLO Board’s production of carbon-fiber paddles.
EJ is a true pioneer of the sport, excelling in the elite SUP racing circuit over the past 10 years. A familiar face paddling the 14′ division, EJ has many SUP achievements under his belt including most recently placing 1st at the Mongoose Cup in the 14' technical course 50+ division.
Growing up in Southern California, EJ has mastered everything from body building, pottery, skilled wood working craftsmanship and of course, SUP. EJ’s hobby is crafting artistic, handmade custom wood paddle masterpieces for SUP enthusiasts (branded Johnson Big Stick).