Meet The Team
Managing Director/ Coach
As an elite competitive paddler Jorge has come to learn many techniques and secrets through self experience and from likeminded athletes who are passionate about paddling. Jorge's main drive is to share this knowledge with our students/athletes to help each one achieve their goals. Everyone that meets Jorge is sure to leave with a new found set of skills to take to the water. Jorge is a World Paddle Association (WPA) Level 2 Instructor, Paddle Fit Core and Pro instructor, and Certified Coach of the Puerto Rico Department of Sports and Recreation. You will always find Jorge in the water with a big smile and great attitude.
Luis "Vini" Lopez
Legend says that Vini was born racing, but we don't know this for a fact because we don't have pictures of his birth. But we do know that Vini is definitely one of the most competitive individuals you will find. His energy and thirst for sports are easily absorbed by anyone who interacts with him. A multi sport elite athlete who has competed in numerous world championships, (Triathlon, Cycling and SUP) representing Puerto Rico. He easily translates his knowledge and motivation to our students/athletes. Vini is a World Paddle Association Level 1 Instructor.
Sonimar is addicted to Paddle Fit and being active. Whether it's horseback riding, skateboarding, bike riding to obviously SUP, she is always on the move. She loves to work with our beginner students and especially Jr. athletes who are mesmerized by her teaching and energy. Sonimar is one of our lead Paddle Fit instructors and is always looking for ways to take our students/athletes to a new level in their performance. She is a Paddle Fit Core Coach and World Paddle Association Level 1 Instructor.
Outrigger Canoe Program Coordinator / Performance Coach
After finishing a successful College Football Career, Garrett discovered Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) in 2012. Garrett pursued a professional career in SUP racing where he has attained full sponsorship and top 20 international rankings, as well as being ranked #4 in the US and #1 on the East Coast.
He holds several course records in both SUP and Outrigger Canoe disciplines through out the State of Florida and the United States. Most recently he broke the course record at the Key West Paddle Classic.
Garrett graduated from the University of West Florida with a degree in Fitness and Sports Coaching. While at UWF he worked with the Strength and Conditioning program and had the privilege to work with Men's Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Men's and Women's Tennis as well as Football in the offseason in their lead up to winning the NCAA Division II National Championship. After working with UWF athletics, Garrett interned with EXOS where he worked with athletes ranging from high school and college to the professional level, as well as the Accelerated Return to Duty (ARD) program for the Special Forces.
Garrett has competed in multiple disciplines around the world. His unique background allows him to work with a diverse group of athletes both on and off the water. He has years of experience in Baseball, Football and Paddling that has given him a foundational approach to implementing: Strength, Mobility, Sport/Activity-Specific Skill Sets, Injury Prevention, Kinesthetic Awareness, Balance, Work Capacity, and Recovery.