W/ CHUCK GLYNN

AGE: 29 HOME­TOWN: CARLS­BAD, CAL­I­FOR­NIA

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Sta­ple South­ern Cal­i­for­nia SUP ath­lete Chuck Glynn’s life re­volves around the water. When he’s not pick­ing off set waves at Cardiff, he’s more than likely train­ing for a race on a San Diego wa­ter­way or coach­ing some­one in the art of SUP. But if you don’t find him stand­ing on liq­uid, you might check the high­ways for his big white board-shack-on-wheels. It’s hard to miss.

1) 2006 Dodge Sprinter. I got it a year ago and added the util­ity rack from my old truck on top. I also built board racks in­side that dou­ble into a bed when I’m on the road. It’s pretty mod­u­lar and can be turned into a 10-pas­sen­ger ve­hi­cle.

2) Xterra 14’ In­flat­able. This tour­ing board is good to keep around in case we see a body of water we need to pad­dle.

3) Beach games. Some­times the surf is flat or the wind comes up and kicks you out of the water. Corn­hole is good for friendly com­pe­ti­tion and Smash­ball keeps you on your

toes. It’s ac­tu­ally a fun lit­tle work­out.

4) Foil Science Boards. I have a 5’8’’ foil­board for prone surf­ing and a 7’4’’ for SUP. It’s a fun way to cruise around if the wind is up, gets you out of the chop.

5) Laird SUP Pad­dle. This is one of my race and surf pad­dles. The van car­ries five.

6) TREK All-moun­tain Bike. One of my fa­vorite train­ing tools. It’s full-sus­pen­sion and great for rid­ing around here.

7) YETI Tun­dra 125L Cooler. This works for the beach bar­be­ques, dou­bles as a bench, stor­age, wet­suit holder—you can even put food into it! It’s mas­sive.

8) Bar­beque. We use this as a grill or stove on the road, camp­ing or hang­ing out at the beach. I mostly boil water and cook carne asada.

9) Surf­board. I carry a short­board with me at all times just in case there are waves.

10) Laird SUPS. I carry a noserider and the Laird Car­bon Sur­ra­tor, which is a lit­tle more of a per­for­mance board, be­cause you never know what the con­di­tions call for. I carry quite a few boards; al­ways be pre­pared if you have the space!

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