W/ CHUCK GLYNN
AGE: 29 HOMETOWN: CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA
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!