My name is Daniel Hughes. I have always been addicted to the ocean and blame my dad for every bit of it. He was always going surfing, which made me want to learn. I got my first surfboard when I was five years old. Standing up on my first wave was the most incredible feeling in the world. No words could describe that feel. From that moment on, I have thrived off the thrill of the ocean. That thrill, that passion, has allowed me to progress as an athlete and as a person. On June 11, 2018, I placed second in the USA SUP Championships, putting me on the USA SUP Team, and on my way to compete in the ISA SUP World Championships in China. I strive to be the best and share my passion with others. I want to live my dream of traveling and surfing all over the world and, more importantly, have fun doing it!