Joe Paddler Derek Schrotter

Where you were born and where you live now?

Montreal, Quebec and now living in Oakville, Ontario

What is your occupation?

Self employed

Where do you SUP the most?

Lake Ontario

Do you have a favorite local paddleboard shop?

Well of course I do….Paddle Sport Performance!!

What paddleboard, surfski or OC do you ride most?

SIC Maui or Bark for paddleboard. Kai Wa’a for OC

Do you own any other paddleboards, surfskis or OCs and what kind?

SIC Maui FX 14, Joe Bark Custom 14, NSP 14 x 23.5″, Tempest OC-2, Kai Wa’a Pegasus OC1

What paddle do you use?

Only Quickblade!!!

Have you changed boards/paddles/equipment since you started? If so, why?

Equipment design has changed dramatically in the last decade so definitely have adapted with the changes

Joe Paddler Derek Schrotter

If you could travel to anywhere in the world to paddle, where would you go?

Hawaii or Tahiti

Best piece of SUP advice you’ve ever received?

Paddling with friends is more fun!!

Weirdest thing that’s happened to you while paddling?

Listening to stories from TF!!

Favorite SUP nutrition? (During races/ during a long haul)

Does beer count?

Goals for this year?

Stay healthy!

Favorite post-paddle nosh (snack/beer/recovery drink)

Ohhh…this is where I was supposed to put beer eh? 🙂

Your favorite non-paddle thing to do.

Ride my OneWheel.

What piece of SUP gear do you wish someone would invent?

Hard cases for board transport on planes for race boards that magically got to be checked in as “checked luggage no extra silly fees.”

What’s your biggest challenge with SUP?

Fitting it in around a busy schedule.

What is your proudest moment in a SUP race or event?

Hopefully it will be when I finish Chattajack this fall!

Joe Paddler Derek Schrotter

Tell us about the best friend(s) you made through paddling.

LOL….all my friends came via paddling!

Joe Paddler Derek Schrotter

What was your best SUP travel trip?

Paddle for the Cure

Joe Paddler Derek Schrotter