Name: Dan Gavere

Hails From: Hood River, Oregon, USA

Favourite River: Hood River

Favourite Level Six Gear: Poseidon Dry Suit


Plans for this summer: Paddle everyday, eat healthy, have fun.  My focus will be on SUP whitewater, Stand Up Paddle Instruction and instructor training, racing and surfing competitions on West Coast and International.  Producing our next SUP Instructional DVD with my partner Chris Emerick for  Travel, travel and um, TRAVEL!

Claims to fame (other than being a level six athlete):

Over the years I have had a deep level of intoxication with Snowboarding, Kiteboarding, Kayaking RC Offroad Racing, Mountain Biking, and now Stand Up Paddling.

Co-Produced the time classic Whitewateter kayaking films like Kavu Day and Paddle Quest (circa 96 vhs)

1993 2nd place Freestyle Kayaking World Champs

2x USA Kayak Freestyle Team member

Voted "Senior Leisure King" in High School 1988, Salt Lake City, Utah

Dozens of top ten finishes in Elite class of SUP racing in 2009, 2010, 2011

undefeated 3X Whitewater SUP National Champion (Glenwood, CO)

1st ever 2011 King of the Beach for overall waterman at Santa Cruz Paddle Festival

2nd place Silver Blade Regatta 200m SUP Sprint Race at Olympic Training Center

Cover of Stand Up Journal 2011 and 2012 (Spring Issue)

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