Badfish Team Profile: Mike Tavares

Mike Tavares

Name: Michael “Rivershred” Tavares

Age: 34

Hometown: Richmond, Virginia

“Home” Paddling Spot/Wave: Salida, Co in the summer, On the move the rest of the year!

Favorite Paddling Adventure/highlight of last year: San Juan/Lake Powell 260 mile expedition, Surfing/paddling whitewater with the crew all over the US!

2017 Plans/Goals: Paddling and surfing as many waves and rivers as possible. Growing and progressing the sport of whitewater SUP through events, clinics, and traveling the country. Planning and paddling multiple self support adventures throughout the year.

Other Sponsors: Astral, Shred Ready, Watershed Drybags, Onewheel