Spencer Lazzar: A Passion for Stand Up Paddle Racing

Spencer889.001Spencer Lazzar was early on the scene of stand up paddle racing–Inspired by a video of Laird Hamilton on a SUP, he though, might I be able to surf my local lake on one of these boards?  The search was on for a stand up board in these very early days of SUP.  Spencer and a friend traveled several hours away to the foreign city of Hood River, one of the few places in the country where you could find one of these boards.  The sport stuck, even Spencer’s Father joined him and the two of them raced together for almost a decade, even to this day.

Life ebbs and flows, there are ups and down, and SUP was there for Spencer–he lost his way putting on more than forty pounds.  He turned to stand up paddle racing, bringing him back to his former athletic self, and getting better every year since.

 

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