“L’il Rob” Fioresi: Standup Journal Team Rider

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    Rob Fiorsi Jr. Standup Journal Team Rider

    Standup Journal welcomes L’il Rob Fioresi as TEAM RIDER for the magazine! 

    Rob Fioresi is an East Coast powerhouse from Long Island, New York. He has been competing in the field as a young, fierce SUP racer since he was eight. Today, at the ripe old age of 14, Rob is a Rep Team Rider for SIC Maui and a Black Project SUP Junior ambassador as well as affiliated with an abundance of other brands (see below). Beyond that, he is an incredible human who’s strength of spirit and power of stoke make him a giant YES! to becoming a part of Standup Journal’s #promotethestoke Team Rider program.

    Here’s a little bit about Lil Rob …

    Rob Fiorsi Jr. Standup Journal Team Rider

    L’il Rob Fioresi:  Not So Little When it Comes to Power & Stoke!

    Hello.  My name is Rob Fioresi. I am currently a Rep Team Rider for SIC Maui.  I’m also a Junior Ambassador for Black Project Hawaii Fins and Paddles, RS Pro Products, Body Glove Wetsuits, Bombers Eyewear and Raw Elements Sun Products.  I am 14-years-old from Long Island, New York.

    I competed in my first race when I was 8 years old. There are not many kids racing on Long Island, so I race with my Dad and his friends.  I would like to compete with other kids my age so I know where I stand. My goal is to get more kids into SUP racing.  I believe it promotes exercise and gives you the chance to push your personal limits.

    “The best part about the Journal is the excitement of turning each page.”

    More and more people know me since I have been doing so well in races. I currently help Karen Marvin of South Shore Paddle Boards in Babylon, NY with lessons and paddling parties.  We also have a weekly race league at her venue.

    We, my Dad and I, compete in as many races as we can and will #promotethestoke of Standup Journal to its fullest.  I am always wearing my brand ambassador gear to school and out with my friends. I will do the same for the Journal.  It would be great if I could be an ambassador or a team rider for the magazine. I will wear a t-shirt proudly and apply stickers to my boards and to my Dad’s truck and RV.

    The best part about the Journal is the excitement of turning each page.

    You can follow Lil Rob on social media:
    Instagram:  Robert_littlerobmokuloa
    Facebook:  LittleRob MokuLoa

    Rob Fioresi Gorge Paddle Challenge
    Lil Rob competed this year in the SIC Maui Gorge Paddle Challenge in Hood River, OR. Never having downwinded on a river before, much less the infamous Columbia River Gorge, Rob took to it like a cat to catnip. We’re not surprised in the least.

    Achievement of Spirit both On & Off the Water

    Outside of SUP Racing, Rob Fioresi is Co-Captain on his school’s rugby team and is one year away from achieving his black belt in karate. He both surfs and SUP surfs with his father year round in the cold waters off of Long Island. He’s also into fishing, swimming, snowboarding and mountain biking.

    Rob holds a 98.7 GPA in advanced classes at his school and was inducted into the National Honor Society in 2018. Both Rob’s mom & dad love the ocean and participate in multiple outdoor activities. Both parents surf.  Rob’s dad SUP Surfs as well as flat water paddles with his son. Rob says his siblings (one sister, two brothers) all paddle as well. They are at the beach as much as possible.

    Rob Fioresi Jr Main Beach race 2017
    Standup Journal Publisher, Evelyn O’Doherty with Lil Rob in 2016. “I’ve been racing with L’il Rob since 2016… I think? He is completely a SUP stoker, massive competitor and gentleman both on and off the water. Welcome to the SJ Team, L’il Rob!”

    Rob’s Racing Stats:

    2014

    Shark River Paddle Battle – New Jersey 19th place Men’s division, 1st place 17u – 3 mi. 2014

    2015

    Cow Harbor – Long Island – 10th place Men’s division, 1st place 17u- 3 miles 2015
    Get Up Stand Up – Long Island – 9 place Men’s division, 1st place 17u – 3 miles 2015

    2016

    Cow harbor – Long Island – 2nd place Men’s division, 1st place 17u – 3 miles 2016
    Shore Paddle – New Jersey – 16th place Men’s division, 1 place 17u – 3 miles 2016
    Paddle Battle – Long Island – 11th place Men’s division, 1st place 17 u – 5 miles 2016
    Paddle for a Cure – Long Island – 13th place Men’s division, 1st place 17u – 6 miles 2016

    2017

    24 Hour Paddle Challenge 2017 – Long Island – Part of a team who paddled for 24 hours, in teams of two, to raise money for a friend’s baby who had cancer: Frank Forbes son, Sully, of Maui, Hawaii
    Paddle for the Bays – Long Island – 2nd place Men’s division, 1st place 17u – 7 miles 2017
    Treasure Island Paddle Race – New Jersey – 19th place Men’s division, 1st place 17u – 7.5 miles 2017
    Paddle Battle 12 place Men’s division 1st place 17u – 5 miles 2017
    SUP at BYSC – Long Island – 2nd place Men’s division, 1st place 17u – 7 miles 2017
    Great Peconic Race – Long Island – 3rd place Men’s division, 1st place 17u – 9.5 miles 2017
    Paddle for the Cure – Long Island – 12th place Men’s division, 1st place 17u – 7 miles 2017
    Warrior Paddle Challenge – New Jersey – 6th place overall, 1st place 17u – 2017 – Team effort.  .5mi  Paddle sprint then 100 yard run sprint for a total of 6 miles paddle & 1 mile run

    11 weekly races – Raced with all adults – Local weekly race on North Shore and South Shores of Long Island.  Race distances varied from 3.5 miles up to 4.5 miles

    2018

    South End Sup & Paddle Polar Paddle – LBI, NJ – 1st place 17u, Feb 2018: 5 miles in icy waters
    Charles Island SUP Cup – Milford, Conn – 1st Place U17 – 2nd Place Men’s Division – June 2018
    Waterman’s Eco Challenge – Rhode Island – Youngest Competitor – July 2018
    SUP at BYSC – Long Island – 2nd place Men’s division, 1st place 17u – 7 miles 2018
    Paddle for a Cure – Long Island – 13th place Men’s division, 1st place 17u – 6 miles 2018
    Great Peconic Race – Long Island – Youngest Competitor ever at 13 years old – 19.5 miles Sept 2018 –Weather was brutal.  Finished in 7hrs 20min
    South End SUP & Paddle Polar Paddle – LBI, NY – 1st place 17u – Feb – 2019 – 5 miles
    Carolina Cup – Wrightsville Beach, NC – 2nd place U17 – 6 miles – April 2019
    Treasure Island Paddle Race – New Jersey – 2nd place 17u – 7.5 miles – May 2019
    Charles Island SUP Cup – Milford, Conn – 1st Place U17 – 5 miles – June 2019
    Waterman’s Eco Challenge – Rhode Island – Youngest Competitor – July 2018
    Paddle Battle Long Island – 2nd place 17u – 5 miles – July 2019
    NYC Sea Paddle – Youngest Competitor Ever – 14 years old – 26 miles – August 2019
    Conquer the Current – Youngest Competitor – 2nd place men’s division – 23 miles – Aug 2019
    SIC Hood River Challenge – 6th place U17 downwind, 4th place U17 technical race – Aug 2019

    Aloha, Lil Rob!  Stay tuned for MORE news on this new Team Rider!

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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.