Josh Gordon is a Great Lakes surfer from Ontario Canada. A passion for skateboarding and snowboarding from a young age led him to an obsession with surfing and SUP. Josh is a pioneer of SUP Surfing on the Great Lakes and continues to develop the sport as the Regional Director of the Canadian Surfing Association.
With more coast line than the east and west coast of the United States combined, the Great Lakes provide the ultimate playground for Stand Up Paddleboarding. Temperatures often dip below 0 degrees during the winter months so 6mm suits with 7mm boots/gloves are mandatory. Waves on the Lakes have known to reach heights of over 20ft during storms and can provide sizable waves that look just like the ocean; it’s those days that Josh and his crew of lake surfers live for. To beat the Canadian winter blues he often takes trips to warmer climates and has dedicated years of surfing an exploration in the country of Nicaragua.
Josh represented his home country of Canada at the 2014 ISA World SUP games, as well as competed in the ESA SUP division on the East Coast. He continues to help develop the Stand Up Paddle scene on the Great Lakes and will be working alongside the CSA for the inclusion of SUP in the Olympics.