HoopSupSurfing with Earlene

Have you ever seen anything as fun and amazing as this?  Check out this amazing hula hooper, as she surfs the waves on her standup paddleboard in Santa Cruz, CA and keeps the hoop and her paddle spinning!  What an amazing challenge!  Go Earlene!

Earlene is a native Hawaiian and grew up surfing and hula dancing. She retired from hula dancing in 2009 and was looking for something new. That something new became HOOPING!

Earlene started hooping in 2010 and learned about HoopCamp retreats here in Santa Cruz, CA.  She had only been waist hooping for 2 months prior to attending HoopCamp.  She was quickly energize and inspired by this hooping tribe.

While at HoopCamp she learned the World Hoop Day choreography and was challenged by instructors (Annie and Tink) to record the dance and add it to their compilation.  Earlene took a chance and decided to combine the hoopdance with standup paddleboard.  She called it HoopSUP.  And the rest is now history!


Earlene now teaches HoopSUP at Hoopcamp and lives the HoopSUP lifestyle in Santa Cruz, CA.  Earlene has taught HoopSUP to visitors from around the world.  HoopSUP has been featured in Standup Journal’s Fall 2013 issue, as well as numerous online SUP and hoop sites.

She has been HoopSUP surfing for a number of years as well, but only now, thanks to her son, Keoni (her unofficial photographer) it has been captured!  (Video captured on an Iphone while on a SUP)

Earlene wants to encourage everyone to try new things!  At 50 years young, she has learned that life is very short.  Her philosophy “Work hard, play harder, do ‘you’ as only you can and live life to the fullest” and wants to pass that onto her children, Keoni (19) and Kali`a (14). Aloha!

You can connect with Earlene on Facebook, but are more likely to find her on the water, spinning hula hoops or spending time with family.  You can take HoopSUP with her at the upcoming HoopCamp Retreat in CA this September.

Earlene Alexiou is a Surfer, Hooper, SUP'er in Santa Cruz, CA

Earlene Alexiou is a Surfer, Hooper, SUP’er in Santa Cruz, CA

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Hi everyone! I'm Lori, a longtime admin from Unity of the Hula Hoopers and the director of Infinite Circles. I'm a professional hoop dance instructor and a HoopYogini Master Trainer. I have been dancing most of my life, but found hooping in 2010. My life has since been forever changed! I regularly perform with local circuses, teach weekly classes, lead workshops at festivals and teacher training's at some of the most majestic places on Earth! Life is Awesome! The community of hoopers and flowers, yogini's and other magical people that I have come into my life since I started hula hooping is amazing. I truly hope to create a space with Infinite Circles where we can all be together (virtually), sharing, and lifting each other up. I believe we are all ONE, on many paths, and the hoop, the circles all coming together to shine brightly into infinity! Other bits about me: I currently reside in South Carolina. I have worked with children for 20 years, in many ways (camp counselor, executive nanny, personal care provider), and am presently working with 2 autism spectrum boys. I love dancing, I attended Clemson University, grew up outside of Rochester, NY. I have volunteered in Costa Rica, I'm open to travelling and seeing more of the world. I'm a libra, a lightworker, and an all around fun person to hang out with. If you're ever in my 'hood, you are welcome to come hoop and play with me!

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