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Paddleboarder, Dennis Navarrete joins Celsius

Name: Dennis Navarrete

Hometown: Palm Harbor, FL

Hobbies/ Passions: Stand Up Paddle Board, Outrigger Canoe, SUP Surf, Cycling, Cooking 

Favorite Food: Peach Cobbler

Guilty Pleasures: Bacon and Donuts

 

 

 

 

 

Paddling did not come naturally for me. In fact, I was somewhat afraid of going out into the ocean; so much so that I went the opposite direction…up! In my junior year in high school, I received my Private Pilot License (even before I received my driver license). I flew over land, mainly, and in short distances. As fuel prices went up so did the cost to rent a small plane. So, flying became infrequent and later, non-existent.

Later after college, I decided to conquer my "fear" and bought a kayak. I would paddle alone in lakes, rivers and later, after getting enough courage, in the open water on the gulf. When I moved out of state for work, I sold the kayak and did not paddle for 3 years. Although when I found an opportunity to move back to Florida, I started looking into going back on the water…and that's when I discovered my passion in Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP).

This year, thanks to great paddling coaches and friends as well as conditioning programs, most of my finishes have been in the Top 5 in local and regional races. Although there is much work still needs to be done, I plan on continuing my training this winter to get ready for the next season of races. I have been drinking Celsius several minutes before my races to give me the endurance I need. Celsius also gives me the right amount of energy to get through each race with no jitters or crash.


I look forward to more exciting finishes in 2014 with the help of Celsius!- Dennis N.

2012-2013 SUP Contest History

Coronal Light Tampa Bay Winter Series #1, Dec. 2012, 1st Place, Men's Elite Race 12'6", Overall
Corona Light Tampa Bay Winter Series #2, Jan.19, 2nd Place, Men's Elite Race 12'6", Overall
Corona Light Tampa Bay Winter Series #3, Feb.2, 2nd Place, Men's Elite Race 12'6", Overall
Corona Light Tampa Bay Winter Series #4, Feb. 16, 1st Place, Men's Elite Race 12'6", Overall
Surfers For Autism SUP Race, Apr. 7, 7th Place Men's Open Race 12'6", Overall
Siesta Key Classic, Apr. 20, 3rd Place, Men's Elite Race 12'6", Overall
Paddle For The Cure, May 5, 1st Place, Men's Elite Race 12'6", 18-49 Div.
Florida Cup, May 18, 10th Place, Men's Elite Race 12'6", Overall
Sarasota SUP Series #1, June 22, 3rd Place, Men's Elite Race 12'6", 18-49 Div.
Juvenile Diabetes Res. Found. SUP Race, Aug. 3, 1st Place, Men's Elite Race 12'6", 18-49 Div.
Sarasota SUP Series #2, Aug. 24, 4th Place, Men's Elite Race 12'6", 18-49 Div.
Sarasota SUP Series #3, Oct. 12, 5th Place, Men's Elite Race 12'6", 18-49 Div.
Water Monkey Fall Paddle Festival, Oct. 19, 1st Place, Men's Elite Race 12'6", Overall

 


 

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