Aloha! My name is Lisa Parkes, I am 39 and my love of board sports started in 2007 when I was living in Florida. At age 31 I decided to conquer my fear of the ocean and learn to surf! Let's just say I fell in love and never looked back. I have a great passion for the sea and surfing and my passion has turned into a couple of careers. I am an artist and I love to paint and have been doing this as my career for 4 years now, but there was something missing. That something was more time on the water and sharing my passion with my community! From my love of surfing, naturally I learned how to Stand Up Paddleboard in 2011 when there were no waves and I soon found out you can also surf paddleboards! They are so versatile. I recall my first paddle on the Indian River just off of Cocoa Beach, Florida where I had never been so close to wildlife, I found it such a great way to explore nature, get a good workout and be near the flow of the water which I love. Stand Up Paddleboarding along with Surfing are two things I find very therapeutic. It helped build my confidence immensely! It put me in touch with the now and taught me to be grateful for all of my experiences. The Surf/SUP Community is one of the most positive and fun loving communities to be apart of! I look forward to having loads of fun on the water this summer and sharing my love for SUP and making new friends!
* Check out Lisa's Instagram, Seaweedsali for her beautifully inspiring art * Contact Lisa for a beautiful commissioned painting of you, a friend, or a loved one on your SUP this summer! firstname.lastname@example.org or (905) 396-2060