Jason Howell grew up in MD, traveling to the beaches in NJ, DE & MD. There he’s always been drawn to the bays & ocean. As a kid in the Summer, he fished, played in the waves & dug huge trenches in the sand around his beach spot when he wasn’t playing some sort of sport. In the winter, he always strapped a snowboard on. Jason played college lacrosse in VA & wanted to continue to compete after graduating. After realizing that his body couldn’t take the beatings of a lacrosse game anymore, he looked for other outlets & soon came upon stand up paddling around 2010 & racing a few years later.