Pete Cox Starboard Stand Up Paddle Board Team Profile

Current City: Bali – Indonesia

Boards: 7’11” x 29.5 – Seven Eleven, 7’4″ x 29.5 – P.O.D, 6’6″-  IMPOSSIBLE

Paddle: Enduro 550

What competitions/events are you looking forward to next year?

Noosa Festival

What was your best day on the ocean this year?

Still waiting for a cracker swell at the Bombie

What is the craziest thing you experienced this year?

Russian surf schools

What paddling related accomplishment are you most proud of?

Introducing so many new people to the sport via SUP BALI lessons here on the island

Pushing what SUP riders already thought were their limits & getting them on shorter boards & seeing their stoke.

Tell us one thing that no-one knows about you

If I did that everybody would know & that aint fun anymore …

What are your plans for the 2010-11 year?

See if I can manage to introduce open ocean paddling to Bali

Do well at the Noosa festival

Make the STARBOARD range available & visible to riders on the east coast of Australia that just are not aware of what they are missing out on .

When you were coming up, what paddlers inspired you?

My ‘GURU’ – Scottem McKercher

Ekolu Kalam , inspirational at an important time

What charities are you involved with?

My daughter

Why did you choose Starboard?

Because ‘The Doctor’ – Svein along with Scotty are just on it & not resting on what they have but looking for more all the time , unreal..

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

Depends upon the day , the size , the place .. that is why I have a pick up & on those days when Im not sure I load it up & pull the right one out at the beach.

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

A secret Island in Indonesia which we initially traveled to & then invited the Doctor to join us the following year

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

anything from ACDC to ABBA , a bit of Dave Matthews or Sting … dont forget some Chris Rock classic comedy skits & maybe a bit of some groovy 70s toons to hit the water in teh mood to style out on the longer SUPs

Where can people find you on the web?

Facebook = PETE COX