Hang out with 15-year-old Lara Claydon for ten minutes and you’ll be stoked on SUP. The native born Maui girl exudes enthusiasm for stand up paddling and that enthusiasm has elevated her in her free surfs and competitions. Lara competes with the pros— including women that are double her age—in paddle surfing and SUP racing.
Getting a chance to watch Lara out in the surf or training hard on flat water, it's easy to see why Lara has her mind set on big wins in the near future. Lara brings much diversity to the table weather she is riding her SUP on waves, practicing for long distance races, or surfing her short or long board. For Lara it is not just about competing —it’s always been about enjoying the ocean and all it has to offer on any given day with family and friends.