KeNalu’s Jason Latham tearing it up surf sup style in North Florida

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We are huge Jason Latham fans here at Standup Journal online. JLay is talented, enthusiastic and a performance stand up paddle athlete. We are honored to house his athlete’s profile on our digital hub and share his stoke online with you here. Check out the latest Jason Latham video from Dasher films on JLay’s surf dreams in North Florida.

Modern Day Performance and Ancestral Roots:  Jason Latham has it ALL

KeNalu Paddles and Jimmy Lewis team rider Jason Latham is a stoke fest on water.  He is from Georgia and spends most of his time in the waters of Northern Florida when he’s not training on Maui and other far off islands like the Canaries.

JLay’s love for stand up paddle surfing he credits with his Samoan roots.  He says,

“I sometimes think about my Polynesian ancestors and how they utilized the paddles on their traditional canoes, and stories and evidence (such as the Duke) of SUP may have been in the culture long before it became popular today. I honestly get the feeling that SUP was my calling.”

How can you not appreciate the wisdom and depth of a team rider who feels his performance connects back to his heritage & roots?  We salute you, JLay and wish you an awesome 2017 sup season in the year ahead.

Charles Dasher films Jason Latham North Florida
Charles Dasher of Dasher Films highlighting local athletes like Jason Latham and sharing the stoke in North Florida

JLay’s video capture by Dasher Films

Dasher is a Florida based film maker who travels internationally capturing people doing the sports they love. With the unique perspective he has developed, Dasher collaborates with clients to help bring their stories to life.  You can check out more of Dasher’s work on his website

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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.