Nick Franco


NIck Franco trains like a mad man for all the paddle races he enters throughout California and Hawaii, and is one of the only guys I know that also shapes the paddle boards he uses. These shapes are amazingly beautiful and functional surfboards. He is a solid surf buddy and we have a great time watching his charging approach at Ocean Beach, and Mavericks. Most importantly, he is a close friend and the kind of human that never let’s you down, able to juggle all that life throws at you in the most nimble of ways. Nick lives in da Sunset with his wife Sara and their awesome dog Lucy.

-Aleks Gnomie Petro

Nick says "Big thanks to Aqua and Ryan and Oscar at Foundry Performance and their elite training regimens!"

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