Achievements & Awards

Since picking up a paddle, Annabel has left a trail of dominance across the sport of stand up paddling.

From becoming the first (and only) female to win a world cup overall beating her male counterparts by over 6 minutes in France in 2012 she has not only found herself sharing the men’s podium on countless occasions but has dominated the women’s side of the sport with consistency year after year from open ocean to surf racing, downwind to flat water and technical river events.

Some of her achievements include:

  • Current World #1
  • 2016 Year End World #1
  • 2016 Female of the Year (
  • 2016 Female Performance of the Year
  • World #1 Female – since 2012 & consecutively since rankings began
  • 4x consecutive victories at Carolina Cup (2013/2014/2015/2016)
  • 2x Battle of the Paddle Champion (2012/2013)
    • only person to ever complete the double/double Technical and Distance race titles back to back
    • 2011 3rd
    • 2015 2nd
  • 2x Stand Up World Series Champion 2012/2013 – unbeaten throughout
  • 7x consecutive NZ SUP Champion (2011/2012/2013/2014/2015/2016/2017)
  • 6x King of the Harbour Ocean Race Champion (2011/2012/2013/2014/2015/2016)
  • 2x Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge Champion (2014/2015)
  • 1st Female to Stand Up Paddle across Cook Strait, NZ
  • 2014 Central Otago Sports Awards – Overall Champion Sportsperson
  • Female Athlete of the Year – the SUP Awards 2013
  • Female Performance of the Year – the SUP Awards 2013
  • Top 3 Female Athlete of the Year – the SUP Awards 2012-2016
  • Molokai 2 Oahu World Paddleboard Championships
    • 2011-3rd
    • 2015 Stock champion (2nd overall)
    • 2016 2nd


Not a one-trick-pony Annabel has come to be feared when she switches boards for bikes and in summer of 2016-2017 she hasn’t missed a podium as well as taking line honours in both the CamelBak Big Easy and The Ruapehu Express setting a new course record by over 18mins.