Joe Ward

Joe Ward

Age: 40

Country: USA

Specialty: SUP


Instagram: @didi_fastfinger

Current Residence: Annapolis, MD

Home spot: Jersey Shore (Monmouth County)

Titles or awards: 2017-1st place Return to Goat Island, 2nd place Ocean City Battle of the Bay, 2nd place DRCF Paddle for a Cause, 4th Place Chattajack TN

Currently riding: Naish Maliko 14’0” x24

Other Sponsors: Capital Sup

Hobbies: Anything SUP, biking, swimming, running, flying, jiu jitsu, cold exposure

Interview

How did you get into SUP?
My wife bought me a SUP surfboard for my birthday in 2011.  In 2014 my buddy and teammate Ryan Oliver got me to do a local race.  I was hooked!  I abandoned my triathlon racing and started focusing my training on SUP racing for the following season.

What’s the one thing you can’t live without?
Coffee

What’s in your backpack when traveling?
Plenty of workout gear.

Favorite Movie? 
Unbroken

Top five songs on your latest playlist?
Walk on Water
Wish I Knew You
Feel It Still
Atlantic City
Gimme Shelter

Favorite post session beverage?
Tequila

Favorite post session food?
Macadamia nuts

You’re planning your dream trip, where are you going and who’s coming with? 
A small deserted tropical island with my wife.

Favorite thing to do when not you’re not kiting, SUPing or windsurfing?
Flying

What, in your opinion, has been your greatest accomplishment?
Graduating Air Force pilot training.

What’s your favorite quote or saying?
“Anything worth doing, is worth overdoing.”

If you had a superpower, what would it be?
X-ray vision

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