“I’m overjoyed! I love stand up paddling, competing and just being on the water. Sharing this sport with other people is such a special feeling, and now to be ranked #2 in the world is amazing! Thank you so much to Starboard and my family for supporting me as I chase my dream”
This was my only 2nd time competing at Carolina Cup since 2013. I knew the course map just how challeging this event can be. I trained hard in the weeks leading up to this. Race day condtions were amazing with super good wind on the downwind section and nice sunny day. The upwind sections were really hard though. I missed the draft train of Fiona and Annabel by 30 m at end of the first downwind leg which meant I had to paddle the entire race alone, but I am really stoked to finish 3rd in the end,. Looking forward to being back next year!
Hundreds of competitors and thousands of spectators were present in Wrightsville last weekend for the 2017 West Marine Carolina Cup, second stop on the WPA World SUP Tour. Amazing arial footage captured by Aerial Images ILM.