Sean Poynter began surfing at the age of 10 when his family made the move from Ohio to Florida. Sean quickly rose up the ranks to become a stand-out East Coast surfer, and in fact, was previously Freestyle Athlete Ambassador in 2007/8. Later in the summer of 2009, Poynter was introduced to stand up paddling and the rest is history. Just a few months after catching his first wave on a stand-up board, he was jet-setting around the globe. Now based in San Diego, Poynter was crowned Gold medalist in SUP Surfing at the ISA World Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboarding Championships in Peru earlier this year. We are stoked to have Sean back on the program and look forward to good times ahead!
Hometown: Cincinnati,Ohio / Fernandina Beach, Florida
Sponsors: Freestyle, Starboard, FCS
Best Results: 2013 ISA SUP Surfing World Champion, 2013 US SUP TOUR San Onofre Champion, 2012 Runner Up in Overall Ratings for the Stand Up World Tour,2012 1st Place Sapinus Pro.
Freestyle Watch: The Mariner Tide in Yellow
Movie: Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons
Book: Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Surf Spot: Main Beach, FL
Surf Trip: Barrels
Surfer: Andy Irons
Words to live by: "Strive to be your best. Always."
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