PaddleXaminer™ is a veteran owned publication covering paddle sports based in Los Angeles, California. Founded by a U.S. Navy veteran in 2015, PaddleXaminer is the paddling community's source for news, feature stories, evaluations of popular gear and more.
Exploring the world through paddling is our motto. We actively seek out new adventures throughout the year paddling the Pacific Ocean and inland waterways across the American West and beyond. Surfski, standup paddling, and outrigger canoes are our core paddling disciplines and we're always open to trying something new! We can be found charging the line down Colorado's scenic whitewater rivers, chasing downwind bumps offshore in the Pacific Ocean, or simply kicking back and catching a few waves in Southern California.
Meet The Team
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Founder and Managing Editor
Matthew is a former national security professional living in Los Angeles, California. He is a multi-discipline paddler at home on the ocean or inland waterways.
Writer and Chief Financial Officer
Michael is a CPA and all-around explorer living in Summit County, Colorado. He is an avid whitewater paddler in an endless pursuit of new adventures.