In 2016 I’m once again nominated for the Female of the Year Award – one that I have been a top 3 finalist in for the past four years and had the privilege of winning in 2013.
You can throw me your vote here …….and have a chuckle at what SUP Magazine thinks I’m best known for below:
It’s been an epic year to date:
Some of 2016’s highlights so far include:
- 6x consecutive NZ Champion
- 6x consecutive King of the Harbour Ocean Race Champion (NZ)
- 4x consecutive Carolina Cup Champion
- Ghost Rider Downwinder – 1st
- Maui 2 Molokai – Stock Champion
- Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships – Runner Up
- JM Quiksilver Survivor – 3rd
While it may appear skinny on the event front comparative to other years, 2016 has been about preparing for key events and being consistent across every discipline from ocean racing to flat water, surf racing to downwind.
With my competition schedule for 2016 loaded into the second half of the year, the first two quarters have been about laying the all important preparatory foundations to build upon from now until December as well as prepare for some mildly outrageous off season pursuits (stay tuned!). Half way in it’s going well, the fitness base is there and the speed is starting to build.
A mixture of public voting and special awards, it’s a celebration of the stand up paddling lifestyle and recognition of those individuals that epitomise the sport and raise the bar.
To catch a glimpse of some of the action from the SUP Awards in years gone by – check out these gems from years gone by.