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Annabel Anderson

A multiple world champion and world #1 stand up paddler for years on end, you’ll also find this adventure hunting free spirit just at home sending it on hiking and running trails, mountain biking, skiing, surfing and making the most of anything and everything that lies on her back doorstep.

Hailing from the idyllic mountain resort of Lake Wanaka in the heart of New Zealand’s Southern Alps she has always been accustomed to making the most of what ever she has found on her backyard be it snow, mountains, rivers, oceans or even the concrete jungles of some of the biggest cities in the world, but it’s been a journey that was far from plain sailing and smooth seas. With an inner drive to push herself and physical boundaries, it’s this jack-of-all trades versatility of brains and heart that allows her to forge a unique trajectory combining talent and passion alike.

From learning new things, to coaching and mentoring, the only constant is to continue to evolve and adapt accordingly.

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