This man right here is a superhuman athlete, born and raised in the great state of Maine and is as tough as they come. Almost 20 years ago Jeff lost his dominant arm on an Alaskan fishing trawler but wasn't going to let that stop him from living the life he wanted to live. He continues to push himself to the limits as a big wave surfing ambassador for Patagonia and as a competitive paddle-board racer.
Jeff is the perfect example of the Gutsey philosophy: the COURAGE to be who you want to be, the DETERMINATION to step outside your comfort zone (so that you may continuously grow) and a positive SPIRIT that only you are in control of.
Jeff's key to his resiliency is that he takes care of his body through proper relaxation techniques and stretching when he is out of the water and by feeding his body the proper nutrients to allow his body to heal and keep him strong. Jeff's diet is high in healthy fats, protein and lots of greens. He uses Gutsey bars as a great grab-n-go snack around his workouts and athletic events.
**Recently Jeff was in a bad ski accident (tumbled through rocks while skiing the Sierra) and is suffering from a traumatic brain injury which he is working hard to recover from. We wish him well and a speedy recovery!
Jeff Denholm, Patagonia Surf Ambassador Profile