BIC Sport has officially signed professional Stand Up Paddleboard Racer Chase Kosterlitz as an athlete and brand ambassador. Chase is known as “one of the best athletes to step onto a stand up paddleboard” (SUP Boarder Magazine) and has won numerous professional SUP championships, including the ‘Battle of the Paddle’ distance race, a pinnacle achievement in SUP racing. “Chase’s athletic achievements speak for themselves, and we’re obviously thrilled for him to be both riding and providing design input on BIC SUP race boards as well as the rest of the range”, says Jimmy Blakeney, BIC SUP Product & Marketing Manager.
“But what we’re most excited about is that he’s a great ambassador for the sport. He’s heavily involved in helping grow the sport at both the professional and recreational levels.” After a collegiate basketball career Chase became an avid boarder, dedicated to living and promoting an active lifestyle on the water. He was an early adopter of SUP in his hometown of St. Pete, Florida and started his own SUP business a few years later. “It’s been really rewarding to help others discover SUP, nothing’s better than watching someone fall in love with the sport after their first time on a board.”
In addition to a busy race schedule around the world, Chase will be attending numerous BIC SUP demos and special events interacting with paddlers of all skill levels. “I’m very excited to be joining the BIC SUP program”, says Chase, “The Race-Pro boards are super-fast, and they also have a full range of boards for all styles of paddling. Best of all they manufacture boards in their own factory in France using sustainable manufacturing methods.”
For more information about Chase and his 2014 schedule visit www.chasekosterlitz.com