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When conditions are most challenging, when pressure to perform is greatest, when you most need —and expect— your technical water gear to deliver as promised. These are the moments that can make you or break you. Will my eyewear protect me best? Will my gloves keep me warm yet be resistant? Will my PFD (personal floating device) let me perform in this competition but could still save my life? Will my hydration system be as efficient as possible?

Now, with the help of OnTheWater360, you can put your mind at ease when you find yourself in the most difficult water situations. Our extensive experience using dozens of different kinds of equipment and gear for water saves you time, effort and money experimenting with brands that might not come through for you when you need it most. Our recommended gear may be more expensive than others, but it is unquestionably the best available in doing what it is supposed to do. At the end of the day, having the confidence that you are equipped with the best “road-tested” water gear available on the market today is priceless. Listen to the advice of those who know.

At OnTheWater360, when it comes to water gear knowledge, we believe that nothing else compares to experience. We believe that those who have trained for countless hours to get to the top of their discipline naturally have the most applicable and vital advice to give—and for future winners to follow. They know what works best because they have made incredible sacrifices to be the best on the water. When you sit your butt in a canoe, a surfski or a rowing boat day-in and day-out, hours at a time, each and every day for years, you learn how to choose, test, optimize and select the best gear.

Meet Cyril Derreumaux: Founder of OnTheWater360, a French-born, American citizen and world traveler, Cyril has been an avid waterman for years. He lived in France, Spain, England, Italy, Argentina, Brazil and the US and speaks five languages fluently. Since childhood, he is an adventure seeker, and at 25 years old completed an around-the-world trip in one year for a mere $7,000. As an ultra-endurance athlete, Cyril has participated four times in the Molokai Hoe (the world championship of outrigger canoeing in Hawaii), raced the Cal100 (a 100-mile race on the Sacramento river) and the Yukon River Quest, a 444-mile canoe race in Canada. Cyril is also a Guinness World Record holder in ocean rowing, achieving the fastest crossing of the Pacific Ocean from Monterey, CA to Honolulu, HI.  During this 39-day endeavor, Cyril was surrounded for weeks by 360 degrees of water, hence the name he chose for “OnTheWater360”. Cyril founded recently a personal coaching company helping his clients achieve their own extraordinary goals.

  • 2010/11/12/15: Catalina Outrigger Challenge, 32-mile race, 5 hours
  • 2010/11/14/15: Molokai Hoe Outrigger World Championship, 43-mile race, 6 hours
  • 2012: Yukon River Quest, Canada, 440-mile canoe race, 45 hours
  • 2014: Cal100, 100-mile canoe race in California, 12 hours
  • 2016: Guinness World Record holder, Pacific Ocean Crossing in an ocean rowing boat, Monterey, CA to Honolulu, HI, 39 days, 9 hours, 56 minutes
  • 2022: Pacific Kayak crossing in a solo, unsupported, 100% human powered kayak expedition from Monterey to Hilo, 91 days and 9 hours. 

    Through years of training and racing, he surrounded himself by the most amazing and experienced watermen, gathering the best advice over time. Using the products personally, Cyril selected the best gear in watersports. His technical expertise, combined with his tireless demand for optimum performance, quality, and durability enables him to select top-of-the-line products that he now distributes online through OnTheWater360.

    At OnTheWater360, we find you those amazing products that have proven to be the best at what they do. We search and find you the best water gear, and we deliver them to you with all the benefits of the ease of online ordering.

    Mahalo and see you on the water!


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