Buffalo Boss Babe: Christian Edie
This weeks Buffalo Boss Babe is s SUPer Cool Gal Christian Edie! She is one half of SUP Erie adventures an outdoor adventure company that she runs with her AWESOME husband Kevin. They are both truly amazing. We sat down with Christian and talked about adventure and so much more. Christian is truly a visionary and her kindness to the world is amazing! Christian and Kevin were even on the weather channel during a blizzard because they were surfing the lake! Christian is a true Buffalo Boss Babe and total bad ass!
What made you start or brought you to where you are today? Tell us your story and what makes you a Buffalo Boss Babe.
I read an article in Outside Magazine a few years back about Stand-Up Paddleboarding on whitewater and saw an incredible picture of a guy going through class IV Whitewater while standing up, was amazed and immediately thought I need to try this! I reached out to one of the only companies who were making SUP boards for whitewater and told them I would love to bring the sport to the area. They sent me two boards and we were ready to ride! I joined the Zoar Valley Paddling Club where I was introduced to my first taste of whitewater through the gorge. My husband Kevin and I both loved the challenge and were hooked. We entered a contest in Ottawa Canada called the Ultimate SUP Challenge and I ended up winning the whitewater competition against a bunch of pros and was offered my first Sponsorship from Pau Hana Surf Supply! Kevin and I hit it off with the owner of the company and started to compete professionally all over the US and across the globe and were doing well. When back home in Buffalo we did an incredible three-day paddle along the Lake Shore where we paddled along big sea cliffs, spotting beautiful eagles and secluded beaches and could not believe this was right out our front door! We decided that day that we needed to help get more people on the water exploring WNY’s coast line! We are so passionate about paddling and being outside that it doesn’t feel like work! We love what we do and love teaching people how to paddle and exposing them to what’s here in WNY!
Who are your favorite people to follow?
I love following my friends on social media but also enjoy following companies like Pau Hana Surf Supply, Kialoa, Kokatat, Surfline, and any tropical destination with waves!
What are your favorite things to do in the area (Buffalo and greater WNY)?
Paddle and hike in Zoar Valley, surf the Lake during a Blizzard, and kitesurf at Sunset Bay.
Tell me about your favorite collaborations or a dream collaboration?
I love getting kids on the water. We partnered with the Great Lakes Alliance to offer free paddleboarding this year. I would love to do more of these events to introduce people to paddling.
If you could have coffee with anyone in the world who would it be?
My husband Kevin!
What are your hopes, dreams, goals? Big or Small.
Hopes – to be able to sustain a beautiful life with my husband Kevin and always do what we love and are passionate about and raise a family on those principles.
Dreams – sail and kitesurf in the Caribbean
Goals – start a sailboat fund.
Tell us about your family a bit ( 2 or 4 legged ) ?
Kevin and I live in a beautiful beach Cottage near Sunset Bay and are close to the water. We travel a lot and don’t have any animals but love to puppy sit when we can for family and friends. One day I’d like to adopt a dog or maybe two and have a couple kids.
Feel Good Five
Color: Any shade of Blue (like water)
Food: Hippy Bowl as Kev calls it! (spinach, sprouts, tomatoes, craisens, berries, sunflower seeds, feta, oil & vinegar) I eat it everyday for lunch!
Super Power: I’m working on trying to Fly while kitesurfing!
Animal: Turtles (I am definitely a turtle lady)
Season of the year: SUMMER!!!!
Be sure to follow along with all of Chrisitan and Kevins adventures on their social media @superieadventures and chek out their website http://www.superieadventures.com/
follow them on their next adventure in Hawaii !!!
Until next time babes!
until next time!
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