Girard Middleton pro SUP surfer Indonesia 2015

Girard Middleton with wife Kristine and daughter Audrey

Girard Middleton and Family 2018

Girard Middleton on set in Hawaii filming Long Ride Home

(Above) SoBe Surf Owner Girard Middleton’s 1st Place Trophies for Short board, Long Board and Race Board SUP Surfing in the Waterman’s Challenge Surf Contest June 2019…..

(Below) SoBe Surf Owner Girard Middleton at Podium for winning Waterman’s Challenge SUP Surfing June 2019

Girard Middleton on Travel Channel “Bridget’s Sexiest Beaches”

Girard Middleton teaching Bridget how to SUP on the Travel Channel's Bridget's Sexiest Beaches 2008

Girard Middleton with daughter Audrey

Girard Middleton and daughter Audrey Middleton of SoBe Surf & Paddle

Girard Middleton and dog Kona

Girard Middleton SoBe Surf & Paddle Fishing SUP Board with dog Kona
Girard and the champ at the Slater Brothers Invitational in Cocoa Beach.
Kelly Slater and Girard Middleton in Cocoa Beach
SUP Surfing at Cocoa Beach Pier
Space Coast Tourism Billboard - Girard Middleton
SUP race training near Cocoa Beach
First place overall at the 2010 NKF Pro/Am Surf Tournament.

Girard Middleton in “Bad Boys 2” Motion Picture

Girard Middleton appearing in Bad Boys 2 Motion picture

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 & Paddle in 2005 as one of the first East Coast Standup Paddle Board companies, athletes and a pioneer of the sport on this side of the world. He has been featured in the media (Travel Channel “Bridget’s Sexiest Beaches, NBC “First Look”, Fox “Style File” and more) advancing the sport throughout its development. Girard has also served as Sports Chaplain for the University of Miami Hurricanes, Chaplaining 3 National Championship teams (Baseball in 1999 and 2001, and Football 2001). He continues to mentor and minister though his business and sport.

Girard has been proudly sponsored by  Kona Brewing Co., SUPreme WetsuitsSun Bum Sunscreen, Anarchy Eyewear, Bikram Yoga on the Island, and GoPro. He currently is 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.


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

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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Competitive Accomplishments

Acting/Media Experience

Professional Contest Directing, Judging and MCing