Ernest (EJ) Johnson :: Waterman

We’re stoked that our team rider and good broski, EJ, has been selected by Honolua Surf Co. to be on their elite “Watermen” team…along the sides of Bonga Perkins, Kiva Rivers, Chris Del Moro, Buzzy Kerbox, & Archie Kalepa…Archie is one of the most respected watermen and lifeguards in the world…he completed a world record 187 mile paddle down the Grand Canyon…

EJ has also picked up sponsorship from Starboard as an international team rider…
His event schedule doesn’t leave him with much time to build his gorgeous custom wood SUP paddles…Johnson BigStick Wood SUP Paddles

I’m stoked to be in possession of one…

He told me last night that he is truly humbled…this from a very humble guy…
It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy…we’re stoked that this man has been recognized for the warrior and waterman that he is…walking on water quietly, while carrying a BigStick…

EJ doesn’t talk smack…he just goes out on the SUP race course and gives everything he has…EVERY single race…and, the few times that he doesn’t win…he offers no excuses…EVER…he always just lets his paddle do his talking…that’s why everyone loves him…including guys like Byron Kurt from Hobie…his main nemesis…and, training partner…

These guys elevate and push each other…

Byron is also garnering international recognition on the SUP race course…
After winning the Hennessey’s International Paddleboard Championships in September…and, the SUP race across Holland…he is now off to Australia to compete…

EJ is competing Saturday at the Becky Stuart event in Oceanside…he is hoping to make our demo and party on Sunday…it is a real honor to have EJ in our ohana…

PEACE OUT…

REMINDER:: DEMO (9AM-1PM) & OPEN HOUSE PARTY (2PM-7PM) THIS SUNDAY AT THE SHOP…
CALL OR EMAIL FOR MORE INFO OR TO REQUEST A BOARD THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN…

WARDOGErnest (EJ) Johnson :: Waterman

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