Paul Graves Keynote Speaker

Introducing Mr. Paul Graves

Paul was the Founder of The National Snowsurfing Championships in 1982, now known as the US Open Snowboarding Championships.  He was one of the original surfers of the mountain.


He spearheaded Snowboarding’s growth and expansion throughout North America, Europe and Japan in the early years, opening doors for Burton, Sims and other pioneers to sell their products.


Paul was the Coach/Advisor/Manager/Agent/Consultant for many of the Big names from the beginning of Snowboarding’s dominance of winter sports. Kelly, Kidwell, Karol, Coghlan, Brushie, National Geographic…just to name a few.


During his Keynote, “A Spoke In The Wheel”, Paul reveals how the sport started, how it was challenged, and what it took to get snowboards legalised on the mountain ranges.

What Is This Keynote Talk About?

Paul weaves a story of the triumphs and tribulations of the early days of sport and inspires his audiences to connect with the passion, determination and strategies required to birth both a sport and an industry!


He is available for pre-conference consultation for a small consulting fee as part of understanding the themes, messaging, and vision of the organisations that he presents to.


Paul plays exclusive original footage and promises an evening of inspiration at all of his live events! 

How Can Your Organisation Benefit?

Discover tenacity, strategy, and the benefits of a clear vision by engaging with Mr. Paul Graves today!