Sport:Stand Up Paddleboarder
The young gun of Team Teva, Tucker Ingalls has made the most of his 17 years of life. At the age of 3 – when most of us were just learning to form coherent sentences to express our undying love for Spaghetti O’s – Tucker was learning to surf. His dad passed on a passion for the ocean that has become a defining feature of Tucker’s life. When he was 10, Tucker got into standup paddling, and he quickly became a world-class SUP racing athlete. Now, he’s just your average 16-year-old kid. Well, aside from the fact that he travels the world racing against his heroes. Otherwise, totally normal.
Get to know Tucker:
TEVA: Got any nicknames?
TI: A lot of people call me Tingalls. Back in high school, everyone called my dad Mingalls, since his name is Mark Ingalls. My mom is Singalls because her name is Sunny.
TEVA: How did you decide to go pro?
TI: I’m still working on it. I wanted to be a professional ocean athlete the day I started surfing.
TEVA: What’s the coolest place surfing has brought you?
TI: Surfing perfect Sunset Beach with three other guys. It doesn’t get much better than that.
TEVA: What are you most proud of so far in your career?
TI: Competing with my heroes on the world tour.
TEVA: Any pre-competition superstitions or rituals?
TI: Loud music.
TEVA: Good call. On that note, what’s the best concert you’ve ever been to?
TI: I’d say Deadmau5.
TEVA: What’s your biggest pet peeve?
TI: When people are being divas.
TEVA: What’s the craziest story you’ve had from the road?
TI: Getting arrested for paddling within 100ft of the Hoover Dam.
TEVA: Hmm…we’ll have to talk more about that one later. Last question, any words you live by?
TI: Live your dream and go big. YOLO.
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