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The SUP Connection Team

Our instructors are WPA Certified

Samantha Eastburn

Samantha was born and raised in the heart of Arizona and followed her childhood dreams to move out here to San Diego. She grew up playing volleyball in high school and at the collegiate level, as well as traveling to the Arizona Lakes on weekends performing water sports with her family. Samantha and her Lab mix Jack moved to SD after graduating from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s of Tourism Development and Management. She then fell in love with Southern California’s Ocean and all that it provides. She has been teaching Stand Up Paddle Boarding in SD for over a year now, and created a SUP Program where owners can paddle with their dogs. Today, her passion of animals and water sports have led her to The SUP Connection where she teaches Pup Paddle Boarding and lessons. 

Jeton Prince

Jeton Prince has grown up on the water. He is a USCG 50-Ton Master Boat Captain, PADI Rescue Diver, WPA Certified Paddleboard Instructor and more. Jeton spent 3 years as Chief of Beach for Club Med at various locations in the Caribbean, Mexico and Bahamas. He was manager of Seaforth Boat Rentals in Mission Bay for 8 years before beginning his own business Ola Moana Marketing. Now his time is consumed by two children, Kai and Addison who you can see frequently paddleboarding with him on San Diego and Mission Bay. When not with the kids, Jeton created and maintains the website, social media marketing and photography for The SUP Connection. 



Todd Capizzo grew up in Southern California always having a passion for being on the water. WPA certified instructor and water sports enthusiasts.Todd who is spent over 20 years in the hospitality industry wanted to bring a first class Hospitality driven rental company to the market in partnering with Jeton Prince of Ola Moana Marketing this became a reality you will find that The Sup Connection and its team is the hospitality company not a rental company we provide and on water experience to all of our guests and our four legged friends that are second to none in Southern California. We look forward to seeing you out of the water and joining us in the fastest growing water sport today.