If there was ever anyone who lived up to the moniker of versatile – Annabel Anderson is it.
A multiple world champion and world #1 SUP athlete for years on end (consecutively since 2012), an elite cyclist & mountain biker – you’ll also find this adventure hunting free spirit just at home sending it on yachts, running up and down mountain trails, skiing, surfing, hosting TV shows, coaching the super stars of the future and weekend warriors to unleash their ultimate potential all while capturing it all with mind-blowing imagery.
She’s won the biggest titles in the world, but her eyes will light up just the same at the hint of a mission and the scent of an adventure.
Hailing from the idyllic mountain resort of Lake Wanaka in the heart of New Zealand’s Southern Alps Annabel’s always been accustomed to making the most of what ever she has found on her back door – be it snow, mountains, rivers, oceans or even the concrete jungles of some of the biggest cities in the world.
It’s been a journey that was far from plain sailing and smooth seas. With an unquenchable thirst to push herself and physical boundaries, this drive resulted in catastrophic career ending injuries in both ski racing and triathlon, all before the age of 24 counting no less than 11 major surgeries to her legs these set backs did little more than build tenacity and resilience that saw her excel in the business world before a fork in the road saw her athletic abilities emerge to the forefront once again.
It’s this jack-of-all trades versatility of brains and heart that separates her from the pack and has allowed her to forge a unique trajectory combining both talent and passion.
She is doing what she was born to do while forging a path less followed and captivating others with the stories and images of her pursuits.
A few things will always remain consistent – the drive to get out and do, to be relentless in the pursuit of adventure and relentless in the pursuit of execellence.