Benoit Carpentier SUP surfs Gran Canaria dream

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Dream a little. Benoit Carpentier shows a little magic from his recent foray to Gran Canaria on the final stop of the APP World Tour in December.  See the Canary Island chain’s incredible surf and Benoit’s smooth turns and style on Las Palmas de Gran Canaria’s reeling right hand break El Loret in the video below.

Benoit Carpentier’s Gran Canaria dream

Benoit Carpentier, born 02/15/1996, is a multi watersport athlete achieving championship status in the realm of stand up paddle surfing and longboarding.  Named European Junior Longboard Champion in 2014, Benoit began to blaze a trail of his own making.

He became a renowned SUP Surfer in France.  In 2017, Benoit reclaimed his European title, this time as European champ of stand up paddle surfing.  Later that year, he went on to become a Bronze medalist in the World Championships of stand up paddle surfing.

His star continues to rise today as we recently saw in Gran Canaria on the final stop of the 2018 APP World Surfing Tour. Benoit put on a showcase of style and skill earning him a seat among the top competitors in the world.


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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.