Friday, April 4, 2014

SUP'er Profile… Meet Ken Rioux..

Who Are you ?   
Ken Rioux Local outdoor enthusiast and Yoga Instructor

How did you start paddle boarding and Why? 
After being an avid surfer, I was introduced to Paddleboarding because of a knee problem and it enabled me to get back on the water.  4 years  ago 

Where do you do the most paddle boarding ?
 In "secret spots"on Hilton head where its is quiet and traffic is low

Who do you paddle with?
I usually paddle alone or with my dog but on other occasions teach paddleboard yoga and paddle with my wife and friends.

What type of paddle equipment do you use? 
Starboards are my preferred board and Kialoa Carbon Fiber is the preferred paddle.

What do you like about Paddle boarding? 
I love being on the water where life slows down and you can really observe our surrounding. It just feels good!

An amazing experience or encounter while paddle boarding  
While on a trip to Coast Rica my wife Jean and I went out in Garza Bay(secret spot) around a huge break in the surf to discover some Tortuga's in mateing season. Deep, Blue, clear water and mountains as far as the eye could see and not a motorboat or noise in our presence.

Your favorite non-paddle thing to do?
Vinyasa Yoga

Your favorite after paddle grinds? 
Hanging out somehwere quiet

Your dream vacation or surf trip?
Island Falls, Northern Maine on Pleasant Pond (another secret spot)

Your occupation  or what do you do for a living? 
Own a yoga studio with my wife Jean and teach Yoga.  Jiva Yoga Center..

Your hero or person (s) that have had an effluence on your life?
 My dog Liddey is my hero, she's never let me down. I am influenced by everyone that has the Aloha Spirit. That certainly includes my wife Jean.

Something people don't know about you and willing to share?
I would love to share, maybe we can hang out and talk sometime. No texting please:)

Last words  or thoughts you'd like to share? 
See you on "DA WATER"
Thanks to Glen Barroncini for setting us up with SUP!

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