The Team

JM Paddleboards is proud to be represented by some of the most accomplished and respected prone, stand up paddlers, ironmen and ironwomen on the planet…

Jamie Mitchell


10x Moloaki-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Champion
Battle of the Paddle winner
4x ISA World Championship Gold Medalist
Invitee to the Eddie Aikau Memorial and Titans of Mavericks big wave contests

Jordan Mercer

Instagram: @jordanmercer_1
Club: Noosa, QLD

Jordan is a 5 times Molokai Champ!
Elite athlete in the prestigious Nutri-Grain IronWoman Series
5x Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Champion
9x ISA World Championship Gold Medalist

Lizzie Welborn

Club: North Bondi, NSW

Lizzie capped off a great season of solid performances in the NutriGrain Series by winning the U17 Australian Female Board & U17 Australian iron woman Championships at the Aussies in April.

At just 17 Lizzie has even more strength and speed to come and has been tagged as the girl to watch for the 2016 / 17 series

Danielle McKenzie


Club: Northcliffe, QLD

13th 2014/15 Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Ironwoman series.
13th 2015/16 Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Ironwoman series.
Australian Titles 2015
1st open mixed double ski
1st Open female ski relay
1st open women’s rescue tube rescue.

NZ Nationals 2016
1st Open women Board
1st Open Women ski relay
2nd Open Women double ski
3rd Open Woman Ski
3rd Open women Surf teams
3rd Open mixed double ski
3rd Open tube rescue
3rd board Relay

Lincoln Dews

Club: Maroochydore, QLD

As our attention turns back to the Northern Hemisphere Summer, JM SUP Team paddler Lincolcn Dew will be heading back to Molokai & representing Australia at the ISA World SUP & Paddleboard World titles later this year.

Lincoln is a super strong competitor and will be looking to be at the front of the pack again this year.

Laura Pettigrew

Instagram: @laura_pettigrew
Club: Maroochydore, QLD

Laura capped off another great year as a rising star of the sport with strong performances at the Aussies

3rd U19 Female Board Rescue
2nd U19 Female Board Relay
4th U19 Female Taplin Relay
5th U19 Female Surf Team

TJ Hendy

Club: Surfers Paradise, QLD

TJ continues grow as an athlete, becoming stronger, faster and more experienced in iron man racing.

Following two seasons of improving results, Round 7 of the Summer of Surf at Noosa saw TJ Hendy finally pick up his first open board race. After a smart and and calculated race TJ managed to take out a star studded boarded final ahead of Jack Moyes and board paddling legend Hugh Dougherty.

Rhys Burrows


Club: Noosa, QLD

2nd Open Men’s Board Race QLD States 2016
3rd Open Men’s Board Race Aussies 2015
2015 Summer of Surf Board Series Champion
2015 Molokai 2 Oahu Prone Stock Finisher
ISA Australian Paddle Team 2014 and 2015
2014 ISA World Paddleboard Championships 4 x gold medallist

Zac Orchard

Instagram: @zacorchard

Club: Surfers Paradise, QLD

You’ll find 22 year old Zac living the dream on the Gold Coast. Through the week you’ll see him battling through training sessions with some superstars of the sport, down at the famous Surfers Paradise Beach, under the tutelage of Trevor Hendy & Zayne Hamill.

A strong Aussies 2016 saw Zac gain some good results including:
4th Open Taplin Relay
8th Open male Board Rescue

Cooper Williams

Instagram: @cooper_williams8
Club: Noosa, QLD

2016 Queensland State Titles Peter Lacey Medal (U17 Competitor of the carnival)
2016 Interstate Queensland team representative
2016 Branch Team Captain and representative
U15 Australian Ironman Champion 2015
U15 Queensland Ironman Champion 2015
U15 Queensland Board Race Champion 2015
U15 Queensland Surf Race Champion 2015
U15 Queensland Tube Race Champion 2015