Growing up at Outrigger Canoe Club, Jimmy was immersed into all things water at a very young age by his father. Starting with canoe surfing and prone paddle boarding around 15 years old, he soon picked up flat water kayaking, where he met Johnny Puakea, with HCKT. He loved kayaking, but it was not out in the open ocean, so he moved to ocean kayaking. After losing his job in 2009, Jimmy went all in training OC1 paddling with the mentorship of Johnny Puakea. In 2012, Jimmy achieved his goal of winning Molokai to Oahu, setting the course record. Now, Jimmy is enjoying being a dad, paddling in the 6mans and concentrating on where the sport of outrigger can go from here.
Brandi Cumin Baksic
At 46, Brandi can honestly say she has been competing at something longer than the rest of the team riders have been alive. She started competitive swimming at 8 years old, and since then she has competed at an elite level in Volleyball, Ironman Triathlon, SUP and over the past 5 years Outrigger Canoe. Her SUP accomplishments won her several 1st place finishes at BOP, and 3 Golds at the ISA's World Championships in Peru 2014. As a paddler at Dana Outrigger, Brandi and her team have won 3 Catalina US Championship crossings, and look forward to making it a 4th in 2019! Brandi looks forward to returning to the Columbia Gorge this year for some epic conditions, she has placed 2nd, 3rd, and 3rd over the past few years. Paddling and the lifelong friendships she has made, with people who love to play and compete on the ocean, is her favourite. Brandi juggles a lot, she is a full time Firefighter, Real Estate Agent, Wife, Mother, and thank God paddling sure gets in the way of all of that!
Brent has been paddling competitively for 11 years. His first goal was to beat his dad, Dennis Campbell, but by the time he achieved that goal he had found he loved the sport and the people involved. Brent’s biggest accomplishments are Hawaiki Nui with team NAC, Olamau with team 404, Worlds Tahiti, and Team USA Dragonboat. He also paddled 24hrs straight, unassisted, on his Ehukai completing 148 miles from Santa Barbara to his hometown of Newport Beach. For Brent, success is identifying weakness and changing what we know to improve ourself and what we think capable.