Mo Freitas goes with Boardworks for 2018!

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Big news! World Champion Mo Freitas just announced his commitment to Boardworks after having left longtime sponsor Focus Sup Hawaii at the end of last year.

Boardworks wins big with Mo Freitas for 2018

Stand up paddle board brand giant Boardworks announces the scoop of capturing standout waterman and paddle athlete, Mo Freitas, for its Pro Team. Coming off an impressive 2017 season, the 20-year-old Hawaii native is gaining momentum.  Mo is a lethal combination of both fiery surfer and stand up paddle racer who has been to the top of the podium multiple times in his young career.  It is exciting news to hear his next competition season will be as part of the Boardworks family.

Boardworks, an industry leader, has a wide range of quality shortboards, stand up paddleboards, foils and foam boards which are an ideal match for Freitas’ versatile athleticism. He will primarily ride Rogue Sups the newest addition to Boardworks’ robust arsenal of brands.

“There are few athletes in the paddlesports scene that are as versatile and promising as Mo,” says Rick Karr, Boardworks general manager. “He is that grounded athlete that we are proud to welcome to the Boardworks family.”

Champion Mo Freitas excited to work with Boardworks team

After a dramatic win in Denmark at the 2017 ISA World Sup and Paddleboard Championship in the super challenging Technical Race course, Freitas celebrated his first title. There is no questions that Freitas is one of the most well-rounded surfers and paddlers in the watersports industry.  A true waterman, Freitas enjoys a long list of activities including outrigger canoeing, freediving and pushing his limits in waves of consequence.

“Boardworks has an insane line of performance paddle equipment,” says Freitas. “I am excited to ride all of the Boardworks brands and product launching this year, including Rogue, CRNT and Froth. With such a deep quiver, I know I’ll never have a boring day on the water and I couldn’t be more excited about this partnership.”

Boardworks’ full lineup of products are available online at along with retail locations worldwide.  For more information, visit and follow the brand on Instagram @boardworkssurfsup and follow Mo at @_mofreitas to stay up to date on his latest expeditions.

Stay tuned for more on this amazing partnership as we interview Mo on his new ride!  Aloha & best of luck to you, Mo!  We are stoked to see 2018 become a tidal bore  for your success.

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Evelyn O'Doherty, editor & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0 is a former school teacher gone rogue. She left her career as a teacher in order to spend more time near or on the water after learning to surf turned her life around (upsidedown?). She is a year-round surfer and paddler living on the eastern tip of Long Island in NY who is a certified SUP instructor, seasoned SUP racer and avid longboard surfer. Evelyn was hired as Online Editor to Standup Journal in 2016. Her passion for the project quickly led to her success and eventually taking over the mag herself in Oct. 2018. Today, as editor, publisher and chief bottle washer at Standup Journal, Evelyn keeps her toes wet writing, traveling, paddling, surfing, and learning to foil. You can find her most days paddling out on Gardiner's Bay or surfing Ditch Plains in Montauk, NY.