Josette Lata

Josette Lata

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Twitter: @josiemu

Current Residence: New Jersey

Home spot or break: Barnegat Bay NJ

Currently riding: Maliko 14’0″ x24

Other Sponsors: IDOSUP apparrel , Endless Sup Surf Co

Hobbies: SUP, windsurfing, sailing ,waterskiing, painting, photography


How did you get into SUP and Windsurfing?
I started to SUP cause I worked on a project with Eddy Vedder and Laird Hamilton and I fell in love with the sport about ten years ago and started to SUP. Bought a board from Laird. Won a race about 7 years ago.. never looked back. I started windsurfing when I was a kid, I taught sailing lessons and was a Laser National Sailing Champion and captain on the sailing team in college.

What’s the one thing you can’t live without?
Paddling almost every day and my rescued dogs. My one was so badly abused, he paddles with me… he goes everywhere with me. So combining both is the thing!

What’s in your backpack when traveling?
A bikini, sunblock a towel and flipflops

Favorite Movie?

Top five songs on your latest playlist?
sabotage-beastie boys
to all the girls –beastie boys
jamaica nice-yellow man
buckets of rain-bob Dylan
across the universe-the beatles

Favorite post session beverage?
Coconut Water

Favorite post session food?
Lobster Roll

You’re planning your dream trip, where are you going and who’s coming with?
Stephanie Shiedler, my favorite paddling friend and we are going to South America.

Favorite thing to do when not you’re not kiting, SUPing or windsurfing?
Walk my dogs in the woods or take them swimming.

What, in your opinion, has been your greatest accomplishment?
Winning the Devils’ island challenge in 2016 and being the first woman to circumnavigate Bermuda on a SUP and coming in 2
nd overall; 42 miles of the unknown. The south side of the island was like paddling in a washing machine.

What’s your favorite quote or saying?
“If you are going to pat yourself on the back, make sure someone is clapping.”

If you had a superpower, what would it be?
I would like to be able to fly—like with my arms..

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