Dave is no stranger to the waterman community. His family owns and operates Infinity Surfboards and Surf Shop in Dana Point, CA. Dave, his brother, Dan and his father, Steve all shape, design surfboards and Stand Up Paddleboards. Dave’s parents are World Champions in Tandem Surfing, being named one of the “First Families of SUP” by SUP Magazine.
Dave grew up, encouraged by his parents to enjoy the ocean. He found himself riding and experimenting with every type of surf craft; shortboards, longboards, stand up paddleboards. Dave’s love for the ocean has led him to be a versatile waterman. He designs surf and SUP boards, he can ride any surf craft well and he lives his life in and around the ocean. He has been a professional surfer practically half his life and this past year in 2011, Dave has put a concentrated focus on being a respected SUP racer, by training and competing among the world’s best racers. Dave finished ranked 2nd overall in the WPA West Region for 2011 and snagged a Top 10 finish at the Hennessey’s WPA World Paddling Championships. Boehne recently finished 4th place in the annual SUP Poll Awards behind Connor Baxter, Dave Kalama, and Slater Trout.
“It’s all about water time for me. I’m always trying to find new ways to get me psyched in the ocean. I love riding and designing all types of boards. Whatever the waves call for is the craft I’ll choose to ride that day. It’s fun being versatile and there’s never a stagnant moment. The ocean runs through my veins” - Dave