Stand Up Paddleboards

Name: Wally Emory Age: 37 Home: Capistrano Beach, CA
  • 12'6 Elite Race
  • 8'6 Torque
  • 10' Drifter Inflatable
Inspirations: Mickey Munoz has a timeless energy that is contagious, he tells the best stories. Greg Welch, Ironman Champion, He always motivated me when I raced triathlons. Now he’s out standup paddling and racing! Goals: I want to progress my SUP surfing. Of course the best way to do this is travel and surf spots new to me. Achievements: 2010 Socal Ocean Racing Series Champion. 1st 20 mile Bay 2 Bay. 1st Big Kahuna Ocean Challenge, course record. 3rd US Championships. 1st Catalina Challenge. 1st Moonlight Beach Paddle Favorite Place to SUP: San-O and Patoles Favorite Food: La Tiendita & Nobu Sushi Favorite Tunes: Slightly Stoopid, Bob Marley, Gogol Bordello, Snoop Best SUP Moment: One small day at Dog Patch, someone I had never seen before paddled over to me. He had the biggest smile ever and said, “I just surfed my first wave!” It was an amazing moment after that the waves looked better. Claim to Fame: I’ve been told I make a good homebrew. I enjoy brewing and trying new recipes. Right now my favorites are Double and Trappist beers.