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Livio Menelau is a contract painter who lives on Maui. He began surfing at the age of eight, transferred to SUP at age twenty-four and now is fully stoked on wing foiling as an SIC waterman.

Wing Foiling Gives the Freedom to Explore the Ocean

Livio Menelau loves the freedom of wing foiling as he says it combines the elements of surfing, flying and sailing and gives riders the ability to enjoy the ocean so much more.  He loves to wing upwind using his SIC Raptor and then enjoy the feeling of flight on his downwind runs.

“I believe the ocean can cure a lot of people,” says Menelau.  Spending as much time on or near the water is how we can melt our stress away.  Watch the video to transport yourself there, now.

Enjoy another perspective on winging from SIC athlete Lincoln Dews.


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Evelyn O’Doherty, editor & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0 is a former school teacher gone rogue. She left her career as a teacher in order to spend more time near or on the water after learning to surf turned her life around (upsidedown?). She is a year-round surfer and paddler living on the eastern tip of Long Island in NY who is a certified SUP instructor, seasoned SUP racer and avid longboard surfer. Evelyn was hired as Online Editor to Standup Journal in 2016. Her passion for the project quickly led to her success and eventually taking over the mag herself in Oct. 2018. Today, as editor, publisher and chief bottle washer at Standup Journal, Evelyn keeps her toes wet writing, traveling, paddling, surfing, and learning to foil. You can find her most days paddling out on Gardiner’s Bay or surfing Ditch Plains in Montauk, NY.

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