Mike Simpson

Mike realized in 1989 while swimming a surfboard down Gore Canyon of the Colorado River, that a kayak seemed more fun than getting beat up on a surfboard.  Mike followed the snow in the Colorado Rockies and chased the snowmelt down the raging rivers of the West for 12 years.  In 2000, on a Colorado River trip through the Grand Canyon, he met a group of surf kayak crazies.  Mike has been surfing his entire life and when introduced to stand up paddleboarding it was the perfect hybrid of kayaking and surfing for him.  He has paddled countless miles and introduced hundreds of individuals to the sport.  From surfing big waves to paddling any distance in any conditions, stand up paddleboarding has become his life. 


Recent race results, etc.

                        Blackburn Challenge: 21 miles: 4:29:24                                     Surfed North Shore, Hanalei Bay, Kauaii winter 2009/10                             
                        Mystic River Herring Run: 12 miles: 2:41:39                               Circumnavigation of Aquidneck Island July 2010
                        Run of the Charles: 19 miles: 3:24:44