CORRECTION: Due to a reporter’s error, an earlier version of this article misstated the year SUP East Coast Style was created and its location. The company was born in 2009 and is located at Riverhead Beach. The Weekly News regrets these errors.
Christos Douroudis is the co-owner of SUP (Stand Up Paddle) East Coast Style at Riverhead Beach. Christos’ wife Leah previously lived in California and Hawaii, where she got into stand-up paddle. Leah then moved to Florida, where she went biking and was hit by a car. She then got more into paddle boarding because it was not so hard on her body. When Christos and Leah reconnected, she shared her passion with him. They both loved it, so they started a small side business that has now grown into a full-time job for both of them.
LISTENING: “I’m eclectic with my music… ’80s, pop, classic, rock, hip-hop, old school stuff, rock n’ roll.”
WATCHING: “I don’t watch too much stuff on TV, but prefer real stuff — documentaries (Netflix primarily).”
READING: “I don’t really read, sad to say, because of the day and age — everything is sped up. I do read news on my phone.”
SOMETHING PEOPLE MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU OR YOUR CAREER: “My business is now heading to Florida (Sarasota) — just for the winter season.”
WHAT YOU ENJOY ABOUT MARBLEHEAD: “I just like how it’s a tight-knit community. Love having the little kids in our camp and then seeing them in Shubie’s, and around town with our hats on! We’ve made a lot of friends and connections.”
Weekly Recommendations is a column created by Frances Roberts Hill, who selects one Marbleheader each week to interview for entertainment recommendations. Originally from Philadelphia, Frances has lived in Marblehead, where she met her husband and raised their son, for over 40 years. She has a background in advertising and education, and has always loved to write.