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PaddleXaminer™ is a boutique digital magazine based in Los Angeles dedicated to providing in-depth stories, commentary, and product reviews for the paddling community. A true labor of love, the inspiration for PaddleXaminer evolved over time leading up to the publication’s founding in the waning days of 2014.

Previously known as SUP Examiner™, our name was changed in early 2018 to reflect our organic growth into the broader paddling community. If you can paddle it, we can cover it. We have come together to share our paddling experiences, inquisitive minds, and passions with readers around the world. We write on the individuals, companies, causes, and events we believe in. Some are the unsung heroes of our sport; others may be household names around the world. Opinions expressed are those of the writer and may not represent the official position of PaddleXaminer™.

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We are fortunate to collaborate with many of the top brands and innovators in the paddling industry. Our sponsors help us get out and pursue our passions. Without their generous support, we would not be where we are today. PaddleXaminer™ is always open to exploring new partnerships and we take pride in establishing mutually beneficial relationships with each of our sponsors.

Meet our team

Matt Chebatoris

Matt Chebatoris

Founder / Managing Editor
Ian Berger

Ian Berger

Senior Writer
Audrey Lee

Audrey Lee

Writer / Sport Science Specialist
Michael Kelley

Michael Kelley

Writer / Chief Test Pilot