Beau is a professional fire fighter out ofBellingham, Wa, not far from the Haeleum headquarters in Seattle. Beau raced road and mountain bikes at the elite level for almost 20 years before retiring to have a child and a Great Dane with his wife.
He started stand up paddle boarding 5 years ago after seeing it being done on a trip to Kauai. Beau initially started doing it as a great means to ride waves in the Pacific Northwest. Then he started getting interested in racing Paddle boards. Beau won the first 6 races he entered and then placed 2nd at his first national race in San Diego. He’s been hooked ever since. Beau has traveled to Southern California, Lake Tahoe, Canada and everywhere else in the Pacific Northwest to race. Check his stand up paddleboarding blog out at http://www.paddlesurfnorthwest.com/