Scotty Stoughton


Originally from the coast of New Jersey, Scotty has made a home in the mountains near Vail Colorado for over 17 years.  Surfing took Stoughton around the globe from Fiji to Kauai but the clean outdoor healthy lifestyle grounded him near the Colorado River.  With over 20 years of surfing experience to draw from, Scotty continued to search for a Colorado water sport that matched the excitement and freedom of wave riding.

While playing music in Kauai with his band Bonfire dub in 2009, he got his first taste of stand up paddle boarding and has been hooked ever since.  The following spring it was time to take SUP’ing into the rivers.  At that time the sport was unheard of and rarely seen on the rivers of Colorado.  But with a C4 inflatable in hand, a life jacket and helmet, it was time to take the plunge.

Since then he has spent the last 4 summers logging hundreds of days and miles on the rivers of Colorado.  Stand up paddle boarding has been a life changing experience with benefits ranging from relief of chronic injuries to the meditative peaceful mindset the sport delivers.

Scotty is also the owner of Bonfire Entertainment (event production company), founder of Campout for the Cause, (annual festival benefiting the international disaster relief non profit All Hands, and local kids camp), founder of WinterWonderGrass and the front man for Colorado reggae /  folk band Bonfire Dub.

His passion for the sport and belief in the healing opportunities stand up paddle boarding can uncover has led him to co create Stand Up Paddle Colorado with Javier and Joey.