“Keep your toes wet and your hair dry!” If you don’t know Trent Hickman, that ‘see you later’ message might be puzzling. But Stand Up Paddleboarders (SUP) understand, and even for the uninitiated, Trent’s enthusiasm is as refreshing as that first ocean wave. “I love the fun environment I work in, and I love sharing time on the water with people,” says the owner of Park City SUP.

Fresh off the June SUP Fest at Jordanelle Reservoir, Trent is now primed for the Pebble Beach surf. “Whether I am leading a tour at the Jordanelle or getting someone on a board for their first time in California, I am in a beautiful area and sharing a fun, healthy activity,” he smiles. He loves giving back to PC, too. The beach feature and OneWheel track at Deer Valley? That was Trent.

Autumn and the spring find Trent in Costa Rica, but winters bring him right back. “The winter days start at the MARC where I work as a personal trainer, and usually progress to the ski hill,” he says.

A devoted surfer in the 2000s, Trent was introduced to paddleboard by local SUP icons Bob and Betsy Risner. “I was immediately hooked,” he recalls, and was soon competing. “My favorite race was the Battle of the Paddle at Waikiki, where I got to line up next to (surfing legend) Gerry Lopez.”

Growing up in rural Provo Canyon, Trent’s outdoorsy childhood left memories of “running around Sundance and the Provo River,” he smiles. He and his wife Karla give their kids plenty of outdoor time today, “skiing, snowboarding, skateboards and mountain biking.”

“Costa Rica will always be my go-to,” he enthuses. “But I think it would be cool to paddle the canals in Venice or Amsterdam one day.”

Looking for your next adventure? We suggest Trent at ParkCitysup.com, a real stand-up guy!