What an awesome trip I had for my book launch in Bend, Oregon March 12-19. I had the opportunity to meet with High Lakes Elementary, Ponderosa Elementary School, Bend Senior High School, Skjersaa's, 10 Barrel Brewing Company, Groove Yoga, Mt. Bachelor Rotary and the amazing people of Bend sharing some aloha and words of encouragement with the kids and community!
I felt the aloha spirit very warm and present everywhere I went in Bend. We were welcomed with so much aloha and hospitality everywhere we went from official engagements and book launches of Beneath the Surface to casual interactions surfing the River Wave in Bend's down town section of the Deschutes River. The stoke and friendships grew as we were totally immersed in nature at Mt Bachelor. One day was all snow angels (thanks, Kimberly Yap) and snowshoeing (mahalo Ed Shasek) and snowboarding with so many rad riders at Mt Bachelor!
Mahalo nui loa to everyone who we got to share good times with including Elder Sup, the Shasek 'ohana, the Kjellesvik 'ohana, Bend Youth Brigade Paddle Team, Stand on Liquid, Onboard Snowboarding Magazine 10 Barrel East Side and more!
Mahalo to all my supporters and sponsors for believing in me and my mission to Innovate and Inspire!
Starboard Stand Up Paddle Surfing Honolua Cobian Maui Jim Black Project SUP APP World Tour ECOXGEAR Redd Bar
The students at Ponderosa Elementary created this after my talk - #InnovateandInspire