Gabriel Decaran-Voigt “KoKo”

Race series

Born10, May, 1974, Dominican Republic
Weight80 kg
Size181 cm
Marital StatusMarried
EducationMaster’s of Business Administration (MBA)
PaddleFit Pro Level Coach
SUP since2016
JP since2016
Website

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/decaran.voigt

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fc2sup/ and https://www.instagram.com/kokoholo13/

Q&A

HOBBIES:
SUP, SUPSurfing, Kiteboarding, Running, Swimming, Traveling. Pretty much anything that involves the beach.
BEST DAY IN MY LIFE:
The day I was able to walk again.
BEST DAY POSSIBLE:
Morning ocean paddle with my wife enjoying the first rays of the sunrise burning through the clouds followed by a great breakfast and some down time for a great read while chilling on a hammock at the beach. After a quick power nap, jump on my SurfSUP to play for a couple of hours on the waves and close the day with date night dinner so close to the water you can hear the sound of the waves crashing.
BEST ‘VACATION’:
Italy, Hawaii and anywhere I can find a hot spot on the beach.
FAVORITE MUSIC:
80’s (Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, Devo, Thompson Twins) Deadmau5, Kaskade, DJ Chris B, Swedish House Mafia, Benny Benassi, Chris Brown, Maroon 5, Frank Sinatra, Juan Luis Guerra, Michael Buble, Coldplay, Bebel Gilberto, Strunz & Farah, David Guetta.
FAVORITE BOOK:
Hmm… I enjoy devouring books...so rather than sharing one, how about I give you my top five:
1.Resilience, Eric Greitens
2.The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, Robin Sharma
3.Born to Run, Christopher McDougall
4.Good to Great, Jim Collins
5.The Hard Thing About Hard Things, Ben Horowitz
BOOK I READ NOW:
Finding My Virginity, Richard Branson
FAVORITE VEHICLE:
Volvo XC90R
FAVORITE SPOT:
Miami Beach, Key Biscayne
FAVORITE JP SUPs:
2018 14'x25" FLATWATER RACE Carbon
2018 14'x23" ALLWATER RACE Carbon
2018 14'x27" DOWNWIND RACE Biax
PERSONAL MADNESS & OBSESSIONS:
To have fun and to train hard. In order to train hard, I need to have fun. So in a nutshell, I obsess about one thing: having fun. Some might say this is what life is all about…I have found this to be the case for me.
INSPIRED BY:
Resilient people.
PROUD ABOUT:
Being a Special Olympics Coach and being Athlete Ambassador for the Redbull Wings for Life World Run.
SPORTS TARGET:
Winning Chattajack31; Maliko Downwinder 2018; NYC Marathon; and Miami Marathon.
THE FUTURE:
Sky is the limit!
SPONSORS:
JP-Australia SUP, Adventure Sports, Neil Pryde
MY SLOGAN (word I live by):
Believe!
ANYTHING ELSE THAT YOU WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU:
“The fight is won or lost far and away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under the lights.” –Muhammad Ali

Career

2017
  • Top 25 Fastest SUP Athletes in Florida, SUPracer Magazine
  • 21st ChattaJack’31, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
  • 1st King of the Bay, Key Largo, USA
  • 1st Florida Winter Nationals, Florida, USA
2016
  • Chattajack31, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
  • 1st Orange Bowl Paddle Championship, Miami, USA