KEN ANDREWS

VIRGINIA

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I got my first combat roll in a kayak April of 1999 and have been hooked ever since.  I was certified as a Switftwater Rescue Instructor and for several years instructed with a local club as well as a commercial paddling school.  In 2013 at the age of 51 I decided that paddling SUP might help my declining sense of balance and bought my first SUP.  A few months later I got certified as an ACA L2 SUP instructor and the following year got certified as a L3 Whitewater SUP instructor. 

When the Potomac river is between 3.5′ and 4.5′ you can find me in the Mather Gorge surfing my favorite waves.  At other levels I enjoy some lesser waves or just running downriver wherever I can find water, gradient and features.  Late summer you can often find me teaching basic SUP skills with Surf Reston in one of the Reston lakes.  And as to my balance.  It is as good as it was in my 20s.

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FAVORITE RIDES

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G-ROCKER RIVER SURF 7-2

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ERS 10-0 V-II

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SKYLAKE GREEN™ 11-0

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SUP INSTRUCTOR

Ken currently teaches out of Surf Reston who have been long time advocates of Earth River SUP. www.surfreston.com (703)-283-8634

Surf Reston sessions are on the calm and flat water around Reston, Virginia. It’s the perfect environment to learn how to stand up paddle board and build your skills for more challenging waterways. They have weekly sessions held primarily on Thursday evenings and Weekends at Lake Anne and every other Wednesday at Lake Audubon, once a month at Lake Newport and Lake Thoreau.

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KEN ANDREWS

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RIDING STYLE

River or Lake Flatwater - Beach or Coastal - SUP Surfing - Class II-II Rapids - SUP Instructor - River Surfing - SUP Photography - SUP Racing

PADDLING QUALIFICATIONS

Level IV Instructor - Previous certifications as a SWIFTWATER Rescue Instructor

INTERESTING FACTS

I've been doing volunteer stream monitoring for close to 20 years for http://www.vasos.org. I've also developed stream gauge watch software for both the Pebble and Android platforms. https://github.com/paddlebike

THE FUTURE

I've whitewater kayaked and surfed in Costa Rica. My goal is to not only WW SUP there but in Chile as well.

BEGINNER SUP LESSONS

INTERMEDIATE SUP LESSONS

 

FAVORITE PADDLING LOCATIONS

WHITEWATER – ‘O-DECK’ – MARYLAND / VIRGINIA

Its been my favorite since I started paddling.

WHITEWATER – Falmouth rapids on the Rappahannock – VIRGINIA

My childhood river

SURF – COCOA BEACH – FLORIDA

A nice friendly surf town.

CAMP SUP FOR KIDS (AGES 11-17)

 
 

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