For San Clemente, California native, 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.