Sweet Shot! Always paddle back out …

Naish Charlotte Piho Bronte Beach Australia photo Rosie English
Charlotte Piho Bronte Beach Australia photo Rosie English
Global Partner

Charlotte Piho is one of those women who charge. From leading stand up paddling retreats  around the world including her home in the Cook Islands, to shredding incredible waves across the globe, this Naish Sup team rider rips.

Naish Charlotte Piho Bronte Beach Australia photo Rosie English
Charlotte seeking sanctuary in the big surf off Bronte Beach in Australia.  Photo by:  Rosie English

Charlotte Bronte:  A Woman to Admire

Charlotte Piho has a full & courageous heart. She is a woman who challenges herself both in and out of the ocean. In this photo, captured by Rosie English, Charlotte paddles back out to catch one more off of Bronte Beach in Australia.  Charlotte’s stoke is fully-charged, and her sense of aloha is real & committed.  Meet a woman who has her priorities straight, is not afraid of her inner strength and shares a vibrant love of the natural world wherever she goes.

“I like it when the waves are big…you can hear the ocean. It humbles you and without even trying puts you into a meditative state where you can’t hear or think of anything but the waves.”

Charlotte spends her time leading Sup Yoga retreats around the world, leading teacher trainings and – of course – chasing big surf from Tahiti to her home break off Bondi Beach, Australia.

Standup Journal is proud to be in association with great women like Charlotte, who are leading the charge in the sup world for women.  It is because of people like her that we’ve developed our #StandupforWomen campaign and created our online FORUM where women who paddle can come together to talk, share and connect on standup paddling & life experiences.  We celebrate YOU, Charlotte and are grateful for your contributions here at SJ online!

You can follow Charlotte’s journey on Instagram @charlottepiho  OR on Facebook:  Charlotte Danziel Phiho

“No matter what you’re going through in life dig deep inside of you and persevere. By becoming more and more positive, more and more joyful, by lifting you, you uplift all those around you.” – Charlotte Piho



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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.