Samantha Dishman (Sultry Samurai) is a professional paddler, personal trainer, and Development Director for Salty Dog Paddle. She placed 4th for the female division race and 10th overall in the 2019 Palm Beach Paddlefest and placed 4th overall for the 14-foot stand-up paddleboard division in the 2018 Palm Beach Paddlefest. In 2019 she was ranked by Thumbtack as Top 10 In-Home Personal Trainers and holds a NASM certification for personal training.
Samantha was featured on several news outlets throughout the United States in 2018 after she rescued a dog named Destiny who was dragged a half-mile along the road while tied to the bumper of a pickup truck. Destiny become the mascot for the charity that same year. Samantha was also featured on Fox 29’s South Florida Weekend for her work with Salty Dog Paddle the following year.
Samantha is currently sponsored by Monkey in Paradise Vodka, Don Pablo Coffee, Barrel of Monks Brewery, California Board Company, Scott Burke Boards, and Better Surf than Sorry.