Steve Arkell

Professional Gymnastics Coach
Home Town: 
San Antonio TX and Gulf
I was raised in Australia till age 13. Learned to surf in Byron Bay and New Brighton beach.
Moved back to the states, Mercer Island WA. Surfed and sailed Hobie/ Laser 14/16 fleet 95 for years.
Started SUP when modern SUP was introduced as a way to stay in shape for surfing in Panama City Florida. Good surf but lots of flat days. Got into racing SUP and surfski. Absolutely love the water and introducing people to the water. Have taught hundreds of kids/adults to surf/SUP. Worked with the wounded warrior foundation and vets to introduce SUP as well.
Love Surftech product have used surf/paddle surf and racing boards for years. I particularly like Joe Barks boards; fast, stable and smooth.
I have three grown kids and a 10 yr old step son Nikko. My lovely Wife Gaby and all of my kids have been raised to love SUP and the beauty of the water and nature. I currently reside in San Antonio Texas and paddle in the gulf, Austin, Canyon lake, Bourne Lake etc. We have a wonderful SUP community that is always growing. I belong to the Centex sup team based in Austin. 


Cheers and see you on the water.

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