My name is Jeramie Vaine, and I’m passionate about helping you tap into your personal power through watersports. I teach Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) around the world, and love sharing it outside of the floating classroom on social media and my blog as well.
I’ve had several roles in the SUP industry over the past decade, including brand-building, team management, and instruction. I’ve led classes on mountaintop lakes and in Midwestern plains, done board demos on the rivers of the Pacific Northwest, raced other SUP enthusiasts in the Caribbean, and led SUP Fishing on Florida’s waterways. The common wave has always been a love of the water, and a desire to protect and share its power.
How I Got Started
Growing up in Massachusetts, the idea of yoga was about as far from my experience as it could be. In 2011 I moved to Florida with aspirations of teaching wakeboarding. A fellow wakeboard buddy, Ned Johnson, asked if I’d like to try SUP. I was reluctant at first, but it only took a month before I was hooked. Instead of following through on a plan to return to a career I didn’t love in New England, I took Ned up on his offer to let me teach. That decision put me on the path I was meant to take.
And then came SUP Racing.
Though I’d vowed not to compete in any more sports, Ned convinced me to participate in a “Battle of the Paddle”-style race. After the first lap, I caught a wave that was the ride of a lifetime. Excitement and adrenaline built over the next few laps, and I was surrounded by colorful fish, dolphins, and more killer waves. I arrived at the finish line heaving, exhausted, and with only one thing on my mind: When can I race again?
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