Who We Serve

Beyond Boardshorts mission is to bring our passion for water sports to the worlds youth by providing inspiration, training and equipment to those who would not otherwise be able to participate in water sports.

History

Beyond Boardshorts began when co-founder and professional windsurfer, Wyatt Miller has naturally done what he has always done: given back. He has spent years giving his windsurf equipment to local young kids in various locations around the world. In 2008, Wyatt and fellow Beyond Boardshorts co-founder Tyson Poor gifted gear to Julian, a local boy in Mexico where Wyatt and Tyson were traveling.

Since then, Julian has been giving lessons after school to friends in La Paz, Mexico, learned english and is working in the tourism industry. This movement was only the beginning. Read Julian’s story >

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Julian Diaz

Julian started off windsurfing with the local La Paz windsurf kid clubbed named Pez Vela (Sail fish). We met him and the whole crew when they came to La Ventana for their weekend campouts. After the windsurfing club disbanded due to lack of support Julian kept at it scrounging whatever gear local gringos were willing to lend him. Read More

Julian started off windsurfing with the local La Paz windsurf kid clubbed named Pez Vela (Sail fish). We met him and the whole crew when they came to La Ventana for their weekend campouts. After the windsurfing club disbanded due to lack of support Julian kept at it scrounging whatever gear local gringos were willing to lend him. Since then Julian has become a lifelong friend of Tyson Poor and Wyatt Miller, and he is one of the great inspirations behind the Beyond Boardshorts mission. Julians love of windsurfing encouraged him to get his bachelors degree in Tourism. With the equipment support from Wyatt and Tyson Julian has created his own windsurf club "Windsurf Baja" in La Paz, Mexico passing on his passion for the sport to local Pazenos (La Paz residents).

https://www.facebook.com/Baja-WindSurf-La-Paz-BCS-Mexico-110084512661288/?fref=ts

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Sammy Perez Hultz

Sammy is one of the 2nd generation of windsurf beach boys from the windsports mecca of Cabarete, Dominican Republic. Sammy got his start working for the local windsurf center in exchange for access to equipment. Scraping up what equipment he could, he managed to encourage a whole generation of local waterman. Read More

Sammy went on to win many local competitions and has since opened his own waterspouts school in Hawaii.  Sammy returns to Cabarete every year and continues to donate equipment to the local kids and share his stoke with locals and tourists alike.  Tyson Poor and Sammy won their respective divisions in the Cabarete Classic Windsurfing Competition during the Beyond Boardsports trip and donated their windsurfing prizes to some ecstatic local groms.

Samuel Perez Hults is a competitive watersports athlete with 13 years of experience in teaching others to share his passion for the ocean. Originally from the Dominican Republic, Sammy began his career as a champion freestyle and wave windsurfer, winning numerous competitions in his home country and earning him the chance to compete internationally. Back home, Sammy helped work with youth in his neighborhood to develop an interest in watersports, and teach them a healthy and positive way of life. He later became inspired to expand his repertoire and master the sports of kitesurfing, surfing, and SUP, and relocated to Kailua, Oahu to pursue those interests and make Hawaii his home. Sammy is committed to spreading his love of watersports to people of all ages and levels – and he’ll make you a believer! He works with each client personally to ensure they get top-notch instruction and have a fun and memorable learning experience.

www.Sammyshawaii.com

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Pablito Guzman

Pablito Guzman the hardworking, vigorous, omnipresent, but somewhat shy Cabarete native windsurfer and head of the annual Cabarete Classic Windsurfing Competition. Pablito has an extensive history in windsurfing and it the Beyond Boardshorts liaison for equipment donations. Read More

After his professional career Pablito ran his own kids windsurfing club in Cabarete, teaching local kids while providing and maintaining the all his donated equipment.  In Pablito's club kids not only learned to windsurf but they also learned life skill and how to interact with the tourists who are the economic lifeline to the Cabarete community.  He is beloved by all those in the community and his love for windsurfing is nothing short of contagious.

“Pablito is the force behind the Cabarete Classic in 2006, founding the event and bringing it to life.” according to the editors of Cabrete Classic.  This year, the hardworking, vigorous, omnipresent, but somewhat shy Cabarete native windsurfer continued as the event’s main organizer, and without any doubt, plans to keep it going for years to come.  

Guzman, 38, has a long history in the windsurfing world, having competed in contests all over the globe for the past twenty years. His passion for the sport gradually brought him to his present job. “Pablito is a board repair guy, and he is definitely the best!” says race director and windsurfing connoisseur Mark Hillaby, Pablito’s right-hand man in the second edition of the international competition. 

Pablito’s career started when he was very young. While his older brother worked in the Vela Windsurf Center, Pablito hung around and learned board repair with the greatest of ease. Soon it was obvious that he was a naturally talented person, not only in the repairing business but also on the water. A side benefit of working at a windsurfing school is that you get to go out on their new equipment with plenty of time to learn and practice on the water