About PaddleXaminer

About PaddleXaminer

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

Matt in surfski

Matt Chebatoris


Founder and Managing Editor

Matt 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..

Rebecca with NSP SUP

Rebecca Parsons


Rebecca is an avid ocean lover living in Orange County, California. Born with a healthy dose of wanderlust, she can be found anywhere there is sand, surf, and sunshine.


Michael Chebatoris


Michael is a CPA and all-around explorer who splits his time between Denver and the Rocky Mountains. At home in the mountains, he is an avid whitewater paddler in an endless pursuit of new adventures.

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