Kook Chronicles

The past, present and unknown

“The darkest hour of the night came just before the dawn.” Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist.

Past

This is the quote I live by, because my past had some dark nights. Just like everyone else who has struggled to get where they are today. Four years ago, things were a bit different, I was in the midst of trying to sort out what was next in my life. After not being able to land what I thought was my dream and coming up short on a few back up plans.

Kook Chronicles

I decided to reinvent myself, to venture into the unknown. This path has been an amazing one, filled with surprises around ever corner and bringing me to where I am at today, being able to share my passion with so many amazing people. Kook Chronicles, is my journal filled with my adventures, stories and tips of what happens when we turn our dreams in to a reality. And for me it is Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), stand up paddleboard  Yoga (SUP Yoga), SUP Surfing and and teaching these outdoor activities to people throughout the world.

History

It all started in April of 2011, living in Orlando, FL pursing the Endless Summer life of wakboarding. But as destiny would have it my summer in Orlando ended and I was not wakeboarding nearly as much as I wanted and could not find a job to fuel this passion. I came to the realization that I would have to move back to where I grew up, start over and reevaluate what I was doing with my life. That night I went to bed dreading the next day, I was going to tell my good friend who I was living with I had to move out.

Opportunity

But as I was coming to grips with this forced reality, my bosses words of wisdom rang in my head.  “We never know where the next opportunity is going to come from so be open, be aware and let the world know you are ready to receive it.”

SUP

That morning I woke up to a phone call from a wakeboard buddy, Ned Johnson.  He invited me out on the water to paddle with him and his nephew’s company Paddleboard Orlando. The summer of 2011 changed my life forever, I was introduced into SUP racing, SUP surfing, SUP Yoga and to their amazing communities.

Yoga

As Ned and David became the biggest supporters of my SUP Adventures, I was introduced to Tymi Howard. This connection added something to my life that like SUP, changed me forever. Tymi and the amazing community at Guruv Yoga welcomed me with open arms.  Yoga became my sanctuary, my training place and my home.  When I was not on the water I was in the studio, I couldn’t have enough of it.

California

As things continued to blossom in my world. I was then introduced to Dave and Trish Meyler of BOGA Paddle and Surf. In 2012 I teamed up with this amazing duo. Moved to California where I call home today and continue to live the life I have always dreamed of.

This web page is a glimpse into my world, from my past to the present. It is my way of saying thank you to everyone who has helped me along the way. All of my great friends make this dream a reality. I would not be able to share my passion of SUP, SUP Yoga, SUP Racing and Yoga with you all.  If you have any questions please contact me as I’d love to hear from you! I look forward to seeing you on the water!

 

 

 

 

8 thoughts on “The past, present and unknown

  1. Kim Heft

    Jeramie so looking forward to reading your blog. I also enjoyed reading how you got to where you are today with SUP, my first dabble was on a cruise in the Bahamas and was hooked and NEVER imagined I would have my own board! Still learning every time I’m on the water and appreciate having others such as yourself to learn from as well! Best Kim

  2. Ken Jenkins

    I’m fascinated by SUP even though I’ve never tried it. I’ll have to live vicariously through your adventures.

    Thanks,

    Kenny J.

  3. Victoria Fasula

    Jeramie,
    I rember meeting you in 2011 and getting a lesson from you on the Winter Park chain of lakes . You were helping me learn the proper racing stroke because I had just gotten my new bark board.
    You also you told me your life story.
    I remember telling you that when my daughters came to town, I would introduce you to them.
    But shortly thereafter you got the break you were looking for or maybe not “the great opertunity to go with Boga.”
    I think you are living a dream life and surely deserve to be!
    Your story is a positive one and I’m so glad you told it in the sincere way you did.

  4. Maylanie Bevens

    Wow, to think I was sitting next to you for dinner at Race of the Sky in Tahoe. Your story rings so true for me and truly struck a cord. I shed many a tears on our local waterway and found my calling. I felt your warmth and sincerity even before personally meeting you. What a blessing to be surrounded by such wonderful people in our SUP Ohana. “Magandang Buhay!” May you continue to be surrounded by love and a beautiful life.

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