Girard Middleton Pro Paddle Surfer Big Wave Surfing Bali Indonesia owner SoBe Surf and Paddle
Girard and the champ at the Slater Brothers Invitational in Cocoa Beach.
SUP Surfing at Cocoa Beach Pier
Space Coast Tourism Billboard - Girard Middleton
SUP race training near Cocoa Beach
Warming up for the 2011 SUP Throw Down contest in Hurricane Irene swell.
Girard Middleton Pro Paddle Surfer Surfing in Cocoa Beach owner SoBe Surf and Paddle
Off the lip in Cocoa Beach.
First place overall at the 2010 NKF Pro/Am Surf Tournament.

Girard Middleton

Girard Middleton is the founder of SoBe Surf, located in Miami Beach and Merritt Island Cocoa Beach, FL. Girard founded SoBe Surf in 2002 (The first surf school in Miami Beach), and SoBe Surf & SUP in 2005 as one of the first East Coast Standup Paddle Board companies and a pioneer of the sport on this side of the world.

Girard has been proudly sponsored by Kona Brewing Co., SUPreme WetsuitsSun Bum Sunscreen, Anarchy Eyewear, Bikram Yoga on the Island, GoPro, Dr. Janet Sikora Amendola, and the Eric Enrique Law Firm. He currently ind a Team Rider for Infinity SUP.

Girard provides private coaching from his location in Merritt Island Cocoa Beach area, FL and travels regularly. In addition to serving as head judge for many SUP surfing competitions, he still competes in SUP surfing and race events and is well known for his integrity, accomplishments and contributions to the stand up paddling community.

Check out Girard’s article about the first 10 years up SUP, published in the September 2016 issue of StandUp Journal!

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Video project featuring Girard Middleton about humans’ connection with the ocean… part of a larger project “Into The Blue” by MGWpro Productions.

Competitive Accomplishments

Professional Contest Directing, Judging and MCing

Acting/Media Experience



Kona Brewing Co.

SUPreme Wetsuits

In The Media

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635 South Plumosa Street #11
Merritt Island, FL 32952