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Jen Hoard

PaddleFit Coach / Guide / Owner

Water sports have always been part of my life.  I spent summers swimming, fishing & sailing the Great Lakes.  Then in 2007 I moved to St Simons Island, GA.  My 1st week as a local I caught a hammerhead from the beach.  Barrett’s & my weekend activities included kayak fishing, seining for shrimp, checking crab traps & digging for clams.  A couple years later he read a magazine that mentioned a “new" sport, Standup Paddleboarding (SUP).  We took a lesson & were immediately hooked.  Soon after we began SUP fishing, racing, then surfing.  In 2015 we opened Sea Sup Go as a mobile business with the goal of introducing folks to this wonderful sport that changed our lives.   A year later our retail location opened in Vero Beach!
Certifications:  PaddleFit Pro, CPR, First Aid


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Barrett Hoard

PaddleFit Coach / Guide / Owner

I’ve played competitive sports as long as I can remember…. football, tennis, basketball, golf, track, baseball.  I enjoyed them all.  But once I became involved in standup paddleboard (SUP) racing I haven’t felt the need for anything else.  From a fitness standpoint, SUP is a total body workout.  The strongest and most efficient paddle stroke involves your legs, core, chest and shoulders.  From a competitive standpoint, it is truly a friendly competition.  The SUP community is full of kind, supportive people who are committed to their family, community and the environment.  We celebrate one another's accomplishments and don’t hesitate to share race training regimens.  It is the definition of inclusive sports.  Certifications:  PaddleFit Pro, CPR, First Aid


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Leah Melanson

PaddleFit Coach / SUP Yoga

I have loved the water my whole life. Paddleboarding has become my favorite way to get on the water and feel one with nature. Inspired by my love of Yoga and Fitness, I decided to combine the two and pursue a career sharing my passions with those around me. Certifications:  PaddleFit Core, 200hr Yoga Alliance Certification, CPR, First Aid, ACE Personal Trainer

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Nicole Capra

SUP Yoga

A self described “beach bum”, Nicole Capra is the wife of her best friend and soul mate, Tim, and mother to their three unique and beautiful little girls. Together they are searching for the good things in life!  Nicole set foot on a standup paddleboard (SUP) 5 years ago and immediately fell in love. Since then she has become a WSUPA certified SUP instructor, SUP & surf instructor, and a certified yoga instructor. Combining her love for yoga and paddle boarding Nicole teaches SUP yoga on the river and ocean.  Certifications:  WSUPA, Certified 200hr Vinyasa Teacher, CPR