Eric Wahoos 2009

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Eric Pino

  • Nickname:

    Vino
  • Team Position:

    Team Sommelier
  • Conch Republic Navy Rank:

    Able Seaman
  • Years Paddled:

    2010 - 2013, 2014-2016
  • Age:

    35
  • Family:

    Married one week after the 2011 trip to my beautiful wife Mary Beth. I have a 3 year old son, Gabriel Marion and a newborn Sophia Grace.
  • Where he's from:

    I'm the son of Cuban Immigrants, born and raised in Miami.
  • Education:

    I "furthered my studies" under the tutelage of OB at Columbus HS. I then received my Bachelor Degree in History from Florida International University while having a short stint somewhere in the middle at FSU as a psych major
  • Work:

    Christopher Columbus High School. Part time photographer, contractor, and Cross Country coach.
  • Influences: My parents. Encourage me to be the change I want to see in the world.

  • Fun Facts:

    Loves all Miami sports teams, especially Florida Panthers hockey!
  • Essential CAC Gear:

    His Boat - CRN Flying Pimento: and anything else that doesn't get wet.
  • Additional CAC Gear:

    Stuff that protects his face so MB doesn't kill him.
  • How did you get involved with the CAC?:

    OB and Scholer called me in and offered me the opportunity. I was dying to ask to join but didn�t know how or why but luckily they approached me.
  • In his own words:

    "I met the Castaways at the Tikibar 2 years in a row because I admired what they did and how they did it. I'm a bleeding heart and think that my paddling will take someones pain away. Hopefully I'm correct."

First trip past the Cape Florida Light