Kevin Pritchard Starboard Stand Up Paddle Board Team Profile

Current City: On my way to Cabo Verde
Boards: 9’8″ Pro wave
Paddle: Wave paddle
What competitions/events are you looking forward to next year?

I am just a freerider..no SUP comps for me.. Just living the dream paddling around.

What was your best day on the ocean this year?

My best day so far was not on an Ocean, It was on a whitewater river going down the snake river. It was a rush.

What is the craziest thing you experienced this year?

The craziest thing that happened to me was going down that same river, with my wetsuit half off, going over one of the falls and falling in, and my entire wetsuit filled up with water and the air in the river from the falls just sent me down. I couldn’t swim up cause my suit was full of water, and the river just kept pushing me down. Luck for me I had a leash on and was able to figure out which was was up and eventually get to the surface.

What paddling related accomplishment are you most proud of?

Tell us one thing that no-one knows about you. Proably that I am scared of big waves… I just ride them cause I can..

What are your plans for the 2010-11 year?

To enjoy life, find different and new destinations to paddle with and try and capture the essence of the beauty surrounding my trips.

When you were coming up, what paddlers inspired you?

Dave Kalama

What charities are you involved with?

Surfrider Foundation

Why did you choose Starboard?

The best boards on the planet.

Tell us about your quiver? / Which board is your favorite?

I only have one 9’8″ pro wave. It works great all round for me.

SUP has given you the chance to travel the world. Out of all travels, which one has been the most memorable?

For me I have two places, one is Tahiti, and the other is in Jackson Hole Wyoming. Two of them for the total different reasons. Tahiti, I paddled out to one of the outer reefs and scored sick epic barrels all to myself. It was crazy good. In Jackson Hole, you end up paddling in front of some of the most amazing, incredible mountains I have ever seen. It is pretty cool.

If we pressed play on your I-Pod what song would be playing?

I lost my I pod but it would have Kenny Rogers, the gambler on it.

Where can people find you on the web?

I am all over the place, I have Twitter, Facebook, and a nice blog at www.pritchardwindsurfing.com

Who are your other sponsors?

I have Dakine, Kaenon Polarized, Camaro Wetsuits