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  • Whitewater 70% 70%
  • Touring/Rec 20% 20%
  • Race 10% 10%

Matt Amantiad

Matt “Kai” brings the Aloha to every south eastern river he paddles.  He grew up on the Big Island (Hawaii) where he found his passion and true love for the water while working as an Alaka’i Nalu (leader on the water).  Paddling outrigger canoes, surfing, and fishing.  An avid whitewater SUP paddler, you can most often find him near his home on the Nantahala, Hiawasse, Pigeon or French Broad rivers.  Or paddling in a race and teaching.  He’s a brewmaster and cook, keeping his heart close to the most important things in life, food, friends, family and fun.

  • SUP instructor
  • First Aid / CPR certified
  • Atlanta Surfrider Volunteer