Jacob Kelly Quinlan
Date of Birth October 27, 1983
Primary Sport River Surfing
Jacob is the co-founder of Surf Anywhere. An organization that builds the sport of river surfing. Jacob works as a community builder, content creator and friend to river surfing.
On a mission to surf 100 river waves Jacob has visited all the major river surfing communities around the world. He has helped discover new waves, thrown fundraisers and surf competitions. Jacob is also a seasoned contributor for Riverbreak Magazine.
2006: Helped form the Alberta River Surfing Association
2007: Respect Event – meeting of the major river surfing communities at the time. Skookumchuck Narrows
2010 – 2016: Event Director – Slam the Kan
2011: Presenter – Surf Park Summit, Laguna Beach California
2013-2016: Event Director – Wave Raiser – raised over $30,000 for the Alberta surf community
2014: Presenter – River Surfing Forum, Munich Germany
2015: Facilitator -Skook Summit, Skookumchuk Narrows Canada
2012 – 2016: River Surfing Instructor – developed first river surfing curriculum based on proper whitewater safety and etiquette.
“River surfing to me is community. I’m connected to a family of surfers world wide who all want similar things. I’m doing what I can to fulfil the needs of my family.”
In the Future:
Dozens of new river waves build by surfers for surfers. Thriving river surfing communities with the support they need to grow their community in a healthy sustainable way.