David Bryan

Hometown: Sault Ste. Marie, MI (The Yoop)

Why I love to SUP and how I discovered it…
With growing up on a lake in southern Michigan, I have always been into water sports
including skiing, wakeboarding, diving, and boating. Five years ago, I saw a YouTube
video of people surfing Freighter waves on SUP boards and knew I had to try it. I bought
my first board 5 years ago and was hooked not only with paddling but also with the
paddling community.

The body of water you’ll most likely find me on…
The Great Lakes and the St Marys River. I also often paddle at other lakes and rivers
throughout Michigan and nearby in Canada.

Which boards I’m riding? Which one is my favorite? …
I ride the Hala Gram for surfing Lake Superior and standing waves and I ride the Hala
Rado for everyday paddling. My favorite board is the Hala Rado. I use it for white water
paddling and paddling the Great Lakes. It’s a great all around board that meet my needs
and the needs of others. I use the Hala Rival Travel for all my paddling.

My next dream paddling adventure is…
Paddling the Menominee River and the Apostle Islands. I also want to hike with my
board to spots not accessible by vehicle at the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and
have many other adventures on my bucket list.

What I do when I am not paddling?
I enjoy doing anything outdoors including hiking, mountain biking, wakeboarding, and
golfing in the summer and snowboarding snowshoeing and cross country skiing in the

Social Media:
Facebook: David Bryan
Instagram: yooperdave_mi_playground
Website: https://www.enjoymiplayground.com/


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