Get to know Chaco Ambassador Michael Tavares

Home Town: Richmond, VA

Currently residing: RV travelling all across the US! 

Chaco sandal or shoe of choice: Fathom Flips, Tedenho Pro Boots, Helm Shoes.

Nickname: Mike T


How many pair of Chacos do you currently own? I would say a rough count is 15.

Where is your favorite place in the world? So far I have felt the most at home at various surf breaks in Southern California, and paddling and surfing on whitewater rivers throughout the Rocky Mountains. Hoping to discover another this year! 

What is playing on your iPod? Hot Water Music, Pinback, Built to Spill.

Best paddle of your life? Honestly there have been too many great paddles to pinpoint one, but I try and treat every day on the water as the best day on the water! You get more out of each day and each paddle that way. 

If you were a super hero, which one would you be, why? The Silver Surfer, simply because he flies around on a surfboard! Sounds like fun! 

Favorite quote?  “Live your heart and Never Follow” – Hot Water Music

About Mike Tavares: A professional Stand Up Paddler (SUP) and kayaker, Mike Tavares is a true Chaconian adventurer, competitor, and advocate for his sport.  This year Mike will be travelling from coast to coast, showcasing the sport of SUP through demos, events, clinics, and races on the Boardworks Show Up and Blow Up Tour presented by Chaco.



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