Daniel Hughes

Favorite Board: Anything short and snappy, I currently ride a 7’4″ long by 27 wide, I love Quad Fin set ups.

Influences are: Jesus Christ, Kelly Slater, Jordy Smith, Brian Jennings, Timmy Curran, and Tom Curran.

Term: To have the most fun, and to shred harder then anyone else!

Achievements: Placed 7th in the Stand Up World Tour Huntington Beach, have had articles written about us in newspapers and online magazines, and have had opportunity to place in many contest and more to come.

Sponsors: Kings Paddle Boards, Futures Fins, Paddle Surf Warehouse, Bomber Floating Eye-wear, Victory Rash guards, Coral Reef Wetsuits, Coreban Paddles, Truwest, Premiere, and Puka Patch.
Website: http://www.thehughesbrotherssup.com

Home break: Huntington Beach CA

My story: I started to SUP around February 2008 with my brother Matthew. The reason we started was our dad, he wanted to try it and the waves were real small, but the sun was out and the conditions were perfect. So one day we went to Huntington Harbor, we paddled on these huge boards; it was a little harder than it looked. We decided to try paddling in the ocean a couple days later; the surf was around 6” and it was totally glassy, when I paddled out it was 5 times harder than in the harbor. It took me an hour to catch a wave, but once I did I was hooked. I wanted to do it again and again. So that brings us to today, we are always on our SUPs and we have never looked back!