Guide at a Glance
Folly Beach, South Carolina, United States
Adventure, Stand Up Paddleboarding
Jon Ory was born on the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii, and moved to Charleston as a young boy. There he grew up playing on Folly Beach which lead to a natural love for the water and adventure. Later in life Jon spent two years abroad honing his teaching skills as a paddling instructor, and he quickly learned that he had a love for teaching. Before he created Charleston SUP Safaris in 2010, he spent 11 years directing College and High School international community service programs in New Zealand, Fiji, Puerto Rico, and Central America. He has taught paddleboarding, kayaking, and surfing in New Zealand, guided fishing trips and sailed a trimarand around Fiji. He’s a certified lifeguard, CPR/First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, and PADI Advanced Open Water Diving.