Urban Wave was created by us in 2011 as a way to make our lives about the water. Our first year of SUP included surf and SUP trips to San Diego, Florida, Texas, Vancouver, and Costa Rica. We also had the good fortune to spend a winter travelling through Europe and experiencing SUP as a global sport in Scotland, Germany, Sicily, France and Belgium.
We hope you will give us a chance to discuss your SUP purchase so you make the best decision that matches your budget. SUP is not a cheap sport to enter into and we realize many cheap options exist in the market. Cheap does not automatically equal bad quality but there are many valuable insights we can share with you to ensure your SUP gear matches how you want to sup the best. The goal is to get you on the water having fun!
"Urban" Sarah's Bio:
Sarah grew up in the 80's and admits to being a Michael Jackson fan and a Trekkie. She saw E.T. at the drive-in movie theater 13 times and studied International Relations at Michigan State University. during her studies, she enjoyed a 6-week program in Mayen, Germany to study culture, language, and beer. After college, Sarah blazed her trail to Phoenix, Arizona where she discovered scorpions and dry heat like a mid-westerner girl never knew existed. Next up, was a brief stint in Las Cruces, New Mexico to build a brand new gourmet coffee sandwich shop from scratch named the, "Red Mountain Café". After that, she jumped into her next logical career choice: Law School. With a love for public service, Sarah dove into law school on the weekends and worked full-time during the week at the 6th Circuit Courthouse in Pontiac, Michigan as a law clerk for the best judge ever-the Hon. James M. Alexander. Sarah worked for the court 10+ years specializing in domestic violence and Civil Personal Protection Order enforcement. Sport wise, Sarah played rugby with the University of Michigan's women's club team and then became hooked on ice hockey as a goalie for the last 10+ years. Sarah's love for the water has always existed and finally life has brought her to this place where she can live the dream.
Born in Michigan, Chani Devers has traveled much of her high school and adult life. Her homes have ranged from from California, Arizona, and Texas to Germany, to name a few! In the 90's, she served in the military as a combat photographer. After her tour ended, she came to Detroit to earn a commercial photography degree from The College for Creative Studies. Since then, Chani has made Detroit her home and has worked as a freelance photographer while continuing to serve in a very active career with the Michigan Air National Guard. Chani's surprisingly eclectic background has contributed to her wide-ranging interests. In her free time, she rides her motorcycle, plays drums and guitar, plays ice hockey, makes lots of espresso, plots over road maps for future adventures, hunts for mid-century modern furniture and loves fixing up her vintage Airstream campers. Her love of Michigan's natural beauty, along with growing up near water, now brings her to the sport of Stand Up Paddle. With a focus on health, fitness and fun, Chani intends to bring all of her collective talents together to make SUP a great experience for all who join!