Meet Joe Paddler: Dr. Bob Arnot, Stowe, VT, Nantucket, MA, Palm Beach, FL

What’s your name?

Bob Arnot (AKA Dr Danger, AKA Dr Bob)

Where you were born and where you live now?

Born: Boston Live: Stowe, Vt; Nantucket; Palm Beach

What is your occupation?


Where do you SUP the most?

Waterbury Reservoir, Lake Champlain, Nantucket, Wrightsville Beach, Dana Point, Maui

Do you have a favorite local paddleboard shop?

Wind and Waves, Burlington, Vermont

What paddleboard, surfski or OC do you ride most?

SIC V2 Bullet, SIC Standi, Speedboard, SIC X14

Do you own any other paddleboards, surfskis or OCs and what kind?

Corran Wild water, Downriver board (Tuckerman’s inferno race)

What paddle do you use?


Have you changed boards/paddles/equipment since you started? If so, why?


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If you could travel to anywhere in the world to paddle, where would you go?

Bondi Beach, Sydney

Best piece of SUP advice you’ve ever received?

Always train on the narrowest possible board and learn agility and balance (Jeff Chang)

Weirdest thing that’s happened to you while paddling?

Having a whale surface!

Favorite SUP nutrition? (During races/ during a long haul)

Dr. Danger Hard Core Coffee! (Improves speed and endurance while reducing inflammation)

Goals for this next year?

Completing M2O in less than 6 hours!

Favorite post-paddle nosh (snack/beer/recovery drink)

Barilla Whole Wheat Linguine

Your favorite non-paddle thing to do.


What piece of SUP gear do you wish someone would invent?

Paddle with built in power measuring device. Board with built in accelerometer

What’s your biggest challenge with SUP?

Surfing continuous bumps and big ocean swells in Molokai Channel

What is your proudest moment in a SUP race or event?

Award for being the oldest to ever complete the Molokai Oahu race and winning this year’s BlackBurn Challenge (SUP)

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Tell us about the best friend(s) you made through paddling.

Russ Scully. Captain of our Green Mountain Boys Wind and Waves racing team. Always upbeat and optimistic Tremendous leader and athlete!

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What was your best SUP travel trip?

Trip to Molokai from Maui for M2O with Amy Stewart, Chuck Patterson and Russ Scully

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