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United States of America
DIVISION: Junior SUP Tech Racing, SUP Sprint Racing, SUP Tech Racing
Soryn Preston
  • Age / 14
  • Born / Long Beach California
  • Resides in / Long Beach California
  • Favorite surf break / San Onfre
  • Board / SIC Maui RS 14’x 21.5”
  • Sponsors / SIC Maui, QB Paddle, Vitargo, Liquid IV, RU Motivated, Power to Shred, The Paddle Academy, Onitpro, Carve, West Coast Paddle Sports
  • Hobbies / Surfing, Skating, Going to the Beach
Soryn Preston was born and raised in Long Beach, California, where she currently resides. Soryn's passion for stand up paddling came from her love of the beach and playing on her uncle’s SUP boards.

On her 7th birthday she received her first race board and has been obsessed with the sport ever since. Soryn was born to a family of athletes and draws a lot of inspiration from her dad who was her first coach. Her inspiration also comes from her local mentors Danny Ching and Candice Appleby. 

Soryn shares her passion by encouraging young girls to do big things and by mentoring young athletes in water sports. She is coached by the renowned Mike Eisert of The Paddle Academy in Dana Point, CA. She also crosstrains at home with weights and conditioning. 
United States of America
DIVISION: Junior SUP Tech Racing, SUP Sprint Racing, SUP Tech Racing
Campbell Carter
United States of America
DIVISION: SUP Distance Racing, SUP Tech Racing
Riley Jaggi
United States of America
DIVISION: SUP Surfing
Bobo Gallagher
  • Age / 14
  • Born / LAHAINA
  • Resides in / LAHAINA
  • Favorite surf break / S-Turns
  • Board / Infinity
  • Sponsors / Infinity SUP, Olukai, Neon Wave; blackproject SUP, Duotone Foilwing, High Surf Accessories
  • Biggest Achievement / 3rd place overall in M2O this year; 2nd place in M2M
  • Hobbies / pickleball
Bobo considers himself a waterman.  Along with Supsurfing, he enjoys  ( prone surfing, kitesurfing, wingsurfing, Sup and Prone foiling.  He 's from Lahaina, Maui.  An award winning documentary about his crossing of the Alenuihaha Channel in the hawaiian islands was produced in 2021 called a boys journey: crossing the alenuihaha.  He finished fourth overall in the mens category of the Master of the Ocean competition in Cabarete, Dominican Republic.    
United States of America
DIVISION: Prone Distance Racing, Prone Tech Racing
Donald Miralle
  • Age / 49
  • Born / Encinitas
  • Resides in / Encinitas
  • Favorite surf break / Cardiff
  • Board / Skip Frye
  • Sponsors / Bark, Vertra, Talis Crew, H2O Audio, GoPro,
  • Biggest Achievement / 2nd Molokai 2 Oahu World Champs
  • Hobbies / Photography
Donald Miralle has received over 50 international awards for his work including 6 World Press Photo Awards for his Olympic and Sports work. He has been named the Sports Photojournalist of the Year by both the National Press Photographers Association and Pictures of the Year International multiple times for his still photography, and in 2020 was nominated as part of a team for an Emmy for his underwater and drone videography work the NBC Sports at the IRONMAN World Championships. In 2023 he was nominated for a lifetime achievement award by the Lucie Foundation for his Sports Work.

After receiving his BA in Fine Arts from UCLA , Donald joined his love for sports and art into a photography career. Known for his unique approach to sports, adventure and portraiture, his work has been sought after by both commercial and editorial clients like Sports Illustrated, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Outside, New York Times, Nike, Ironman, Getty Images, and NFL Players Association. He has covered every major sporting event and iconic athlete in the last 30 years including 10 Olympic Games, 15 Super Bowls, 30+ Golf Majors; as well trekked across the Himalayas, dove in the cenotes in the Yucatan, and chased massive waves in the South Pacific.

Miralle was an All-American Swimmer at Loyola High School and at UCLA on the Men’s Division 1 Swim Team under the legendary Olympic Coach Ron Ballatore. More recently, he has placed 2nd three times at The Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships, has been runner-up and 3rd place twice at the prestigious Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race, and still holds the course record for the Waterman Challenge now in it’s 30th year. He also serves as Head Swimming Coach for La Costa Canyon High School, giving back to the sport he loves and helping student athletes accomplish their goals in and out of the pool. 
He lives in the San Diego beach community of Leucadia with his wife Lauren, their sons Luke and Micah, dogs Kaya and Chucky, and their overweight cat Rigby.
United States of America
DIVISION: SUP Surfing
Jonatas Novaes
  • Age / 41
  • Born / Ventura, California
  • Resides in / Ventura, California
  • Favorite surf break / Point
  • Board / JVOF custom
  • Sponsors / I don’t have any
  • Biggest Achievement / Sayulita pro Open 2022
  • Hobbies / Spearfishing, Jiu Jitsu and play guitar
I've been a professional MMA Fighter and Jiu Jitsu athlete my whole life but I got back into the SUP surfing in 2017 and became a new passion. It's unbelievable for me to be part of such of this event in short time of experience against guys I've been following. I'm super stoked to be involved and invited by USA team. It's a dream . Can't wait to surf and represent 
United States of America
DIVISION: SUP Surfing
Kanani Yockman
  • Age / 39
  • Born / Hilo
  • Resides in / Hilo
  • Favorite surf break / Honoli'i
  • Board / NSP DC Surf X
  • Sponsors / 360Hilo, NSP, Discos Surf, Cardiff Fin Co.
  • Hobbies / Surfing
I come from a small town of Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii. I have two sons. My older son (15) is a professional bodyboarder. I also play volleyball and paddle outrigger canoe. I am a nurse. 
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