Emmy Merrill


Emmy Merrill is welcomed as Salt Life’s newest editionto their 2015 roster of team ambassadors

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 23, 2015) -- Salt Life, one of today’s leading lifestyle brands, announces the newest edition to their 2015 Salt Life Team Ambassador roster, professional SUP surfer Emmy Merrill. Twenty-one-year-old Emmy Merrill has competed in two ISA World Stand Up Paddle Championships and has won two titles from these events while keeping a 3.91 GPA as a nursing student at Point Loma Nazarene University. Emmy Merrill’s heart and determination in her sport has made her a force to be reckoned with in the SUP world as she also holds the first place title in the Women's Pro SUP Surf Division for the US SUP Tour. For more information on Salt Life's team members please click HERE.

Emmy Merrill

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Emmy Merrill hails from San Clemente, CA where she began competing in short boarding competitions at a very young age. As the years progressed her passion grew for stand up paddle surfing and that quickly became her competitive endeavor. A dedicated student, Merrill started her education at Point Loma Nazarene University in the fall of 2012 in their nursing program. During this year she also competed in the 2012 ISA World SUP Surf Competition in Peru where she came in first place. Two short years later Merrill went to Nicaragua to compete in the 2014 ISA World SUP Surf Competition and was also crowned champion of this competition. Emmy Merrill’s work ethic and determination are easy to note, however, what keeps her personally inspired is being in the water.

For Emmy Merrill, it isn’t simply surfing that draws her interest to the ocean, it’s every facet of water sports including diving, fishing, racing outrigger canoes, canoe surfing, and one of her personal favorites, stand up paddling. Her passion for living the ‘Salt Life’ is what became so attractive to the Salt Life team.

Salt Life’s team manager Larry Laska says, “Emmy Merrill exudes the type of enthusiasm and determination we look for in our team members. She is a hard worker and will be an excellent representation of Salt Life solely by the way she is so passionate about her professional SUP career, education and life.”

Emmy Merrill will join the Salt Life team roster as a 2015 team ambassador along with previously announced team members Timmy Curran, Kai McPhillips and Dax McPhillips.

About Salt Life:

Salt Life is an authentic, aspirational and lifestyle brand that embraces those who love the ocean and everything associated with living the "Salt Life". Founded in 2003 by four avid watermen from Jacksonville Beach, Florida, the Salt Life brand has widespread appeal with ocean enthusiasts worldwide.

From the first Salt Life merchandise offerings in 2006, Salt Life has grown into an entire lifestyle collection centered on water sports and paying tribute to a cult brand following. Numerous professional athletes and sportsmen have an alliance with the brand in cross-marketing partnerships. At Salt Life, we are passionate about the ocean, just like you. We are fishermen, captains, dive masters, free divers, surfers, and spear fishermen with salt in our veins. We know what it's all about and it's what we love to do. From fishing, diving and surfing, to beach fun and sun-soaked relaxation, Salt Life says, “I live the Salt Life.”

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For more information on Emmy Merrill visit:

http://emmymerrill.com/ https://www.facebook.com/emmy.merrill.7 https://twitter.com/Emmy_Merrill http://instagram.com/_emmymerrill_/


Jules Wortman Wortman Works Media & Marketing jwortman@wortmanworks.com 615.260.9985

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