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Shane_profile ShanePerrin


St. Louis, Missouri


Favorite Place to Paddle:

“I live 10 minutes from the Meramec River. I usually do most my training there. I’ll paddle upstream long distances so there’s good resistance.  On the way back downstream, it’s all about speed.”



Shane Perrin is the first stand up paddler to ever enter and complete the world’s longest, non-stop river race last Fall. He clocked the entire 340 miles at just under 67 hours. The race marked the 10th anniversary of the kidney transplant that saved his life and he only started stand-up paddling in 2009 out of a canoe.

Shane is proud to be a leader in the growing SUP scene in The Midwest of America. “The Midwest SUP scene is ready to explode. The biggest hurdle is there is not a SUP community yet. A local Pau Hana dealer out of Kansas City, Piddle Paddle, has also been instrumental in bringing the SUP world to the Midwest scene. They are also one of my biggest supporters. I have been finding people here and there that have SUPs but don’t know where to paddle other than lakes. There are tons of amazing rivers here that are underutilized. The most common reason is that people are afraid to take a SUP on the river.  Once I get them out there it opens up a whole new world to them.”


Awards + Accomplishments:

  • First person ever to SUP: 179 – mile La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge
  • First person ever to SUP: 340 -mile Missouri River 340 canoe race
  • First person ever to SUP: 260 -mile Texas Water Safari canoe race

Favorite Gear:

“Every race I duct tape a laminated picture of my son to my deck bag. It’s brought me through the most difficult times. When I’m running on empty or when I am hurting, I look at the picture and it carries me through. I also use  # 1115 on my board.  It’s my son’s birthday.”

“I am most excited about the opportunities Pau Hana and my sponsors have provided for me. Pau Hana taking me to Belize is unreal! My custom-designed 18′ board from Todd Caranto that is being made for river racing is going to be unlike anything out there.  Fast, durable, and able to hold my gear for 340-mile races. It will change endurance paddling.”

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