From Bucharest, Romania to Dubai, UAE, Ionut discovered SUP about 3 years ago. Originally from Bucharest, he moved to Dubai for his work in the Automotive industry. He saw people paddling and was curious. So he tried it, to see if he could keep his balance. Soon it became a challenge to do better.
He got the passion for paddling and the joy of being on the water and was out on the water on an almost daily basis, even if it was only for 30 minutes.
Ionut joined the Dubai Outrigger Canoe Club, where together with Tina and Gary, two amazing paddlers, he learned more about technique, stroke, understanding water and how to paddle for 2-3 hours.
“I’ve been working in the automotive industry for 10 years and I'm super happy now that I've found another way of traveling and seeing the world. Not on roads in a car, but on water on a board :)
I’m now back in Bucharest and I'm super happy to have gained my SUP Instructor qualifications and for being part of ASI network. I'm looking forward to getting some people on the water again very soon.. “
Thank you ASI.
ASI is a professional membership and training organisation and international governing body for instructors, coaches and schools in the outdoor recreation industry for surfing, stand up paddle and bodyboarding.