Janna Van Hoof

Who is Janna from the TAIGA club?

I am a Florida raised Canadian that lives in Ecuador most the year. I think of myself as a sun and wave seeker helping people adapt to healthier & happier lifestyle by spending more time on and in the water through Stand Up Paddleboarding and SUPsurfing. I’ll be an animal loving, surfy vegan 4 life.

When you don’t have both feet in the water, what do you do?

Typical surfer stuff like watch surf videos, do yoga, go hiking, play with animals, hang at beach bonfires, and then there is my ‘type A personality’ side that like to get stuff done-so I work on my bamboo houses, plan events, community projects, travel, and teach!

What is your favorite spot (on the water, obviously) and why?

I have two!  

  1. Toronto, Ontario - you can see the CN tower and the beautiful Scarborough Bluffs from The Beaches. It’s home to my SUP school and is the best place to paddle in all of the Toronto area. Instant cottage for the city residents and visitors, I love taking people out on the lake!  
  2. Canoa, Ecuador - you can paddle up a couple rivers, out to the caves, hang with dolphins and sea lions, and catch plenty of waves. 

    Your go-to TAIGA board(s) and why?

    The El Cabronito 7’2 to be SUPsurfing and the Kazuzu 12'6 to cruise on!

    If you had to choose one ‘’dream spot’’ to go and enjoy your board, where would it be and why?

    Ooo- good question. I’d have to say Kelly Slater’s wave pool all by myself and some friends for a week.