Surfing, Racing  |  Traverse City, MI 

Growing up in Michigan on the Great Lakes, Stephanie has a passion for the water and gets hooked on any water sport that allows her to appreciate her surroundings. When it’s windy, she kiteboards but otherwise, SUP is her go-to activity. When the water freezes over, she prefers snowboarding/snowkiting – but most of all, traveling to warmer locations.

HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN PADDLING:

Since 2009, tried my first SUP in Bariloche, Argentina

WHATS YOUR FAVORITE PADDLING STYLE:

Racing and surfing

FAVORITE PLACES TO TRAVEL:

Moorea, Bora Bora, Maui, and Frankfort, MI

DO YOU HAVE ANY SECRET TALENTS:

I can figure skate and eat an absurd amount of ice cream

WHEN YOU’RE NOT PADDLING YOU ARE:

Playing with my son, Julien, kiteboarding, running, biking, hiking, traveling with my husband

WHATS YOUR FAVORITE ISLE BOARD:

The 2013 red 12′ 6″ race board

FAVORITE BURRITO:

One from Big Ten Burrito

DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DAY IN UNDER 10 WORDS:

Sleep in, big breakfast, SUP, kite, family, friends, beach, campfire

BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT:

Becoming a Mom

WHY ISLE:

Isle is a great company – the brand, products, and the whole team are amazing. The Isle brand maintains more of the surf culture that many of the newer companies do not have roots in, while still creating a feel that works for everyone.  I’m attracted to this and proud to represent the Isle brand!

Isle products are of top notch quality and offer incredible value for the price. Their products are designed by watermen and are backed by years of experience in the industry. Isle understands the needs of a stand up paddler, and it shows through the variety of products they offer as well as their constant innovation (How nice are those pop out handles?!). I own and use several of their boards for multiple sports.  The team at Isle has been so great to work with – I have recommended Isle to all of my friends in Michigan and beyond. Every single person who has purchased something tells me how awesome everyone at Isle is to work with – I couldn’t agree more!