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Annabel Anderson

A multiple world champion and world #1 stand up paddler for years on end, you’ll find this adventure hunter just as at home on bikes, skiing, surfing, hiking, running trails, getting bendy on yoga mat and forging the new frontiers of water sports with a wing and a foil as she is working for some of the most well known brands in the world.

Hailing from the idyllic mountain resort of Lake Wanaka in the heart of New Zealand’s Southern Alps, Annabel has always made the most of what ever she has found on her back doorstep be it snow, mountains, rivers, oceans or even the concrete jungles of some of the biggest cities in the world. With an inner drive to find new frontiers, this jack-of-all trades versatility of brains and heart allows her to forge a unique trajectory combining talent, experience and passion alike.

From coaching and mentoring, to learning new things Annabel has always had a habit of being a few steps ahead of what becomes the next big thing thanks to her ability to adapt, evolve and remain calm under pressure.

A few things will always remain consistent – the drive to get out and do, to seek challenge and be relentless in the pursuit of excellence.

Personally and professionally, Annabel has forged and continues to forge a path less followed.

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    Lessons In BadasseryAnnabel Anderson Paddleboarding Legend

    Annabel Anderson is one of those athletes whose career highlights are too numerous to squeeze into a couple of paragraphs. An icon in the world of paddleboarding, the 37-year-old has won multiple SUP world championships and has been the world #1 for for six years straight, winning – outright – some of the sport’s most notorious races. And that’s just the world of stand-up paddleboarding, never mind the elite mountain biking, cycling, triathlon and skiing accolades she has accumulated over the years.


    Be12813962_1732075370366512_2126374179896471490_ncoming a better version of the current you takes time, patience, perseverance and resilience.

    With blinding consistency, Annabel has transformed the levels of performance that are necessary to compete at the top level of elite stand up paddling.

    Drawing on over 20 years experience of competing at the very top levels of multiple sports under the tutelage of some of the world’s best coaches she has created a no fuss, no BS approach to training, health, competition and life that delivers results.

    No matter what your age, stage or goal Annabel can help you become a better version of yourself and offers paddling specific coaching in the following areas (stroke, equipment selection, training programmes, competition planning, mental skills, surf skills, foot work, downwind, open ocean and more) as well as working in collaboration with the client to identify exactly what is needed to formulate the right plan for the group or individual.


    Annabel is available for the following:

    • Online Coaching
    • Technical Evaluation (this can be done online/remotely)
    • Camps
    • Clinics & Workshops
    • Planning & Event Preparation
    • Mental Skills/High performance behaviour training
    • Bespoke programmes tailored to individual needs & abilities
    • Junior Camps

    Register your interest below or contact Annabel directly