July 26, 2012
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

Chuck Patterson Takes The Reins @ Team Naish

Everyone’s favourite Stand Up Paddler, Chuck Patterson, has just been announced as the new Naish SUP Team Captain.

Chuck will be managing Naish’s growing stable of elite paddlers, which includes shouting team orders, helping out team riders at racers, offering coaching advice as well as how to take awesome pictures of sunsets and post them on Instagram.

The Naish International SUP Team includes the likes of Kai Lenny, Jake Jensen, Casper Steinfath, Jenny Kalmbach, Kody Kerbox, Tucker Ingalls and plenty more of the world’s elite.

This sounds like a pretty good role for the big guy, who’s one of the most popular SUP racers in the world and has a good sense of humour to match. And don’t forget that Chuck is a renowned SUP racer in his own right: he won the first ever Battle of the Paddle back in 2008, the event which set the tone for the rise of Stand Up Paddle racing as a legitimate sport.