Sean Poynter was born in Ohio, but raised in Florida with the dream of becoming a professional surfer. Sean became a sponsored international surfer for Volcom among a handful of other brands. He then transitioned into SUP in 2010. Sean is now a two-time ISA SUP Surfing Gold Medalist, top competitor on the APP World Tour, host of numerous SUP clinics, and creator of the online “SUP Surf Tips” series. A World Champion known for his progressive wave-riding techniques and professionalism, Sean is regarded as one of SUP’s elite global ambassadors. Sean’s home away from home is beautiful Punta Mita, Mexico where he loves to share waves and his expert knowledge with retreat guests of all skill levels.