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Who are we?

Here at CALA Boards, we prefer products with a story and people behind them who write those stories passionately. That's why we'd like to introduce ourselves and give you a sense of why we approach our job with enthusiasm every day.

Ronny (Breadwinner)

I've experienced quite a lot in my life. Built companies, lost companies, hit rock bottom, and then risen again.
If there's one thing I've learned from all this, it's that it's worth embracing life.

Both work and progress, as well as relaxation and balance, have their place in life. Stand-Up Paddling has the wonderful ability to take people out of their comfort zones, offer them a break from the daily grind, and connect them with other SUP enthusiasts.

I personally use SUPing as a shared activity with my two kids, and they're excited every time. What I wish for my fellow human beings is to have the courage to take the step into the unknown.

  • Favorite book: "The Lola Principle"
  • Favorite movie: "Matrix"
  • Favorite beer: Augustiner Hell
  • Favorite bodies of water: All that I'm allowed to navigate

Sydney (Operations)

For 8 years (with breaks), I've been traveling, and thanks to CALA, I've become a digital nomad. There are so many beautiful spots to discover in this world, and traveling fulfills me deeply. The element of water is a wise teacher: "it's quiet, powerful, unstoppable, soft, hard, and never to be underestimated."

At CALA, we bring together people from all walks of life, create deep connections, and embark on adventures together. This means a lot to me. My wish for you is to courageously live your dreams and realize yourself.

  • Favorite book: "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle
  • Favorite movie: "The Most Beautiful Day" (original title: Der geilste Tag)
  • Favorite beer: Erdinger - Non-Alcoholic Wheat Beer
  • Favorite body of water: Gulf of Thailand

Billy (Marketing)

For the past 3 years, I've been traveling on the other side of the world, always close to the water whenever possible. When I'm not working, you can find me surfing or experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen.

Traveling has taught me that life is most enjoyable when you save your worries for moments when they are truly necessary. What fascinates me about stand-up paddling is that water sports enthusiasts of all ages, income levels, and fitness levels come together to share the same hobby.

  • Favorite book: "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho
  • Favorite movie: "A Knight's Tale"
  • Favorite beer: Störtebeker (Black Beer)
  • Favorite body of water: Baltic Sea (Rostock)

Manuel (E-Commerce)

Since late 2018, my wife and I, along with our dogs, have been on a world journey. After purchasing a camper van in Vancouver, we've mainly been exploring North America.

We're fully enjoying the freedom we've gained, working in interesting new places, and dedicating a lot of time to our hobbies, including watersports. Stand-up paddling provides me with relaxation from the sometimes stressful work routine.

  • Favorite book: "1984" by George Orwell
  • Favorite movie: "Stromberg"
  • Favorite beer: Modelo Especial (Mexican Pilsner)
  • Favorite body of water: Lakes in Canada

For the love of it

As you can see, things are not quite like a traditional corporate job here at CALA. We work for CALA because water sports have a special place in our lives, and we firmly believe that many more adventure-seekers will discover a new passion in stand-up paddling.

"It is the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting." - PAULO COELHO

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