For San Clemente, California resident, ocean lover and water-sports addict, being an Ambassador for Ocean Minded was a perfect fit for Thomas “Maximus” Shahinian. With such a strong and committed personality, Shahinian always gives everything 100%, and that’s no exception when it comes to standup paddle boarding competitively. Whether he’s in the office, selling homes (www.MaximusSells.com) or on the water, paddling in a race, he strives to maintain a positive outlook and is always the first one lend a helping hand.
Since 2009, Shahinian has competed in over 50 SUP racing events and few key accomplishments include 1st Place SUP San Diego Tecolate 5000, 1st Place Hennessey 9 Mile US Championship, 1st Place Masters Newport Beach 5 Mile Race, and the list goes on. In addition to paddle boarding, Shahinian also enjoys kitesurfing, outriger, mountain biking, surfing, freediving, rock climbing, and pretty much everything and anything outdoors.
Thomas’s additional sponsors include: Riviera Paddlesurf, Richmond, Xtrak, On It Pro, EC3D, Hinano, Futures Fins, and Maui Jim.