Dan Gavere


Hood River, OR.USA
Whitewater, Wave, Race, Foil
Board Setup
Rapid Air, Strike & Falcon, ProWave



Daniel Kilkelly Gavere was born in El Torejon, Spain while his father was serving in the US Military as a meteorologist for the Airforce. It was in high school that he developed a deep passion for whitewater kayaking and made it into a career as one of the first full time kayakers in the sport.  Fast forward to 2007 after moving to Hood River to follow his Kiteboarding, Biking, and Kayaking passions he was introduced to SUP.  Immediately he fell in love with the connection to the water and feeling it gave him.  He wondered what it would be like to try Whitewater while standing on the board and after a few sessions on his local rivers he realized the fun and the challenge it offered.  He immediately started dreaming of where he could go and what he could do and since has been pushing the limits of the sport to find his dreams a reality.  Not only is Whitewater SUP a passion for Dan but he enjoys racing and was a top ten finisher in the very first Battle of the Paddle Race in Dana Point California in 2009. 

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Best results


1st Place Overall SUP Outdoor Mix, France, Whitewater, Downwind and Flatwater Sprint

Top Ten Open Distance and Sprint Race Pacific Paddle Games


1st Place Whitewater SUP Championships Outdoor Mix, France
1st Place Distance and Course Race Pacific Paddle Games (Open Class 39-49) California


3rdPlace Down River Sup Sprint (GoPro Mtn Games, Vail, Colorado)


1st Place Down River Sprint (GoPro Mtn Games, Vail, Colorado)


Most inspirational paddler award Battle of the Paddle, Dana Point California


1st Place Down River SUP Sprint (GoPro Mtn Games, Vail, Colorado)

1st National Whitewater SUP Champs, Colorado

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