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Paddleboard Instructor, Dawn RothenhoeferDawn Rothenhoefer

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Hi I’m Dawn Rothenhoefer. I’ve been Hooked on SUP since we moved to Southwest Florida. Maryland was our home where I was a lapidary (specializing in antique restoration). I have always been involved in sports and was a field hockey and lacrosse coach. I have run in two marathons—Greece and New York. My daughters and I have also raced many times in the Dewey Beach Sprint Triathlon. I have always had a love for the water and was determined to try SUP when we moved to Florida. I was Hooked on SUP after my first day on a board!

Since then, I have become PaddleFit Level 3 and WPA certified. I have completed the Florida Master Naturalist Coastal Waterways program and love sharing my knowledge of our wildlife on our EcoTours.

  • “Hooker Dictionary”

    HOOKER [hoo k-er]

    (Nown) A "hooker" is someone who is absolutely passionate and "hooked" on stand up paddleboarding!

    HOOKER HANGOUT [hoo k-er hang-out]

    (Nown / Verb) This occurs when the Hookers all get together and paddle or drink beer at the shack and just "hangout"

    HOOKER HELPER [hoo k-er hel-per]

    (Nown) When one or more Hooker comes to the aid of another Hooker who is tired, stressed, overworked, or just needs a bloody mary with her lunch, a good laugh, or to know you will kill her enemy for her...so one or more Hookers will come to her aid!

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