“I only train enough to win.”
– TRAVIS GRANT, OCEAN ATHLETE
When it comes to SUP performance, Travis Grant is one of the best in the world. The Australian Paddler’s race record is impressive enough with big wins throughout his career, including winner of the 2013 and 2017 molokai2oahu (m20), the 2013 Battle of the Paddle distance race and the 2012 ISA World Cup Championships. Most recently, he competed in the 2017 Red Bull Heavy Water race in San Francisco, one of the most grueling events in the SUP circuit. With zero training, he caught the red-eye from Oahu to SF, arriving just in time for the race briefing. Having never surfed Ocean Beach – and the conditions were gnarly – Travis managed to pull ahead of the pack and placed 3rd in the event. Add to that Grant’s pedigree in other disciplines including outrigger canoe where he was the winner of the 2016 molokai2oahu (oc1) race, surf ski, and surfing, and you have one of the most respected names in the sport.
The respect that Travis has garnered doesn’t just come from his many achievements as an ocean athlete, but also from being a genuinely nice guy. A true salt of the earth whose love and respect for nature and for the well being of others eminates when you are in his presence. This combination of these qualities is why Travis embodies greatness. As a mentor, a coach, and a dedicated father, he has and will continue to inspire the next generation and beyond.