How It Works
sochi most popular
Forgot my password!
Keep me signed in
or, Sign In with
Pics / Vids
49 yrs old from Kaneohe, HI
Photos & Videos
Spots & Sessions
Events & Results
I surf just about every day
I discovered my love and passion for the water at an early age, when my family moved to the Philippine Islands and I began to swim on the local swim t...
I discovered my love and passion for the water at an early age, when my family moved to the Philippine Islands and I began to swim on the local swim team, play water polo and became a certified PADI open water diver at the age of 12.
Naturally, living on an island led to surfing. Throughout my youth and into my high school years I would spend countless hours in the water.
After high school graduation I moved to southern California and continued to surf and swim. I eventually attended Long Beach City College where I swam and played water polo. While in Long Beach, CA I became a life guard and a Water Safety Instructor and taught swimming.
I soon left Southern California though and moved to Lake Tahoe a beautiful mountain community in the Sierras.
It was there that I discovered snow skiing, water skiing and wake boarding. After becoming a Professional Ski Instructor and teaching for many years the call of the ocean was too much to avoid and I moved to the Big Island of Hawaii.
Once in Hawaii I rekindled my love for the ocean by surfing and swimming, competing in the many open ocean swims that take place almost every weekend.
Almost 5 years later I left the Big Island and found myself living in San Diego, California another beautiful ocean and beach community where I continued to swim and surf, fulfilling my love for the ocean and all things water.
At the age of 40, I was diagnosed with delayed onset adult juvenile type1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease.
This sudden turn of events was almost overwhelming and for the first year or two I would struggle with the disease. Unsure if I would ever be able to enjoy the ocean, swimming and surfing as I had throughout my life.
The idea of beating the odds is something that is inherently built into my genetic makeup.
Now as a competitive elite stand up paddle board racer in Hawaii, despite having Type 1 diabetes. I manage to monitor my insulin levels while training and competing with the some of the best SUP athletes in the world.
I am learning to juggle SUP racing with my health. Although my diabetes doesn’t define me, it has changed my life.
I look forward to sharing my experiences with others and continuing to be a positive role model as an Ocean athlete.
I am committed to the pursuit of excellence in stand up paddle boarding. I define success not only in competition results, but also in the quality of the effort, whether it is in training or in competition.
ORGS & CLUBS »
World Paddle Association
Paul Zacharias hasn't added
Tell him to get his crew together!
My Upcoming Sessions & Events
Brands I Rep
View 5 More Brands I Rep
My Spots & Sessions
View All 39
You have no spots yet -
Kings Beach, Lake Tahoe
Surf | Kings Beach, CA
Running | Tahoe City, CA
Sunnyside - Takoe City, Ca.
Surf | Sunnyside-Tahoe City, CA
Surf | California
Full Screen Modal Title
Use Hookit.com to connect with the friends you session with and your favorite spots, events, brands, products and shops in
80 other lifestyle sports
Check out the
Hookit Index 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Athlete Social Media Report >
How It Works:
v5.4.6 | © 2014 Hookit.com. All rights reserved |
Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties