One of the happiest and most kind spirited individuals you will ever meet in your lifetime, Matt Poth, a young cancer survivor who promised himself after his long battle, he would live a life involved with his first love, the water. A former sea kayaker, scuba diver, and huge fan of surfing, Matt moved from the East Coast to California in 2009. Since then, he has completely immersed himself in the new world of Stand Up Paddle Boarding. He even met his wife (Olivia) through a mutual love of stand up paddling. They have a toddler that loves to ride on a SUP with mom or dad in the lagoon and a second little boy on the way!
Even though Matt enjoys nothing more than sharing his love and introducing people to this great new sport it is his biggest pet peeve witnessing the haphazard reckless growth in which this sport is experiencing. Matt’s goal is to continue pursuing his personal growth with the sport while teaching as many people that want to learn as much about the safety, etiquette, and proper technique as they do about the fun that Stand-Up has to offer. Matt has also gone through CPR/AED certification as well as the “Academy of SUP Instructors” (ASI) class. Matt’s goofy smile, positive reinforcement, and genuine encouragement in and out of the water provide for a unique experience you will not find with any other Stand-Up lesson company.