This is Madison Long paddling surfski in the Gorge with Oscar Chalupsky. Oscar is regarded as the greatest downwind surfski paddler of all time.
Madison is the daughter of Rich and Lori Long, coaches at Dana Outrigger. The Longs have influenced many paddle designs Kialoa has produced over the years. The latest being the Hawaiki steering paddle and the new prototype OC6 paddle - Paea.
Madison, entering her first year of college, is a Kialoa product tester. Helping design paddles for the next generation of female paddlers.