Chad Hinkley

Firefighter/Paramedic & Ocean Rescue Lifeguard
Home Town: 
Hobe Sound, FL
Grinding to find a balance of work and play over the years I have been able to string together a few trips around the planet surfing, living, and soaking in some crazy fun experiences.  Indonesia, Samoa (Boatman @ Salaini Surf Resort), Mexico, Costa Rica, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Cali, East Coast USA, France, Fiji, New Caledonia, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, and Panama round off the greatest hits.  
With many more destinations on the brain and the super flat conditions of Florida most of the year, prone paddling became a go to in my training. A passion that grew from years guarding on the beach doing quick “ins and outs” to 32 mile jams with the LEGEND Joe Bark himself and his team of paddlers. It's a community of great people who want to just stay on the water, I’m in on that. CrossFit and yoga round out my training to stay fit between surfs. I’m really happy and stoked to become a surf ambassador for Surftech. First off the gear is insane!! The new tech in these short boards work, sprinkled magic. And the partnership with BARK in the prone and standup, c'mon really!! So amped! Stay positive, stay smiling, today is a great day.... Be EZ! 




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