Teen Standup Paddler Takes Title In Santa Cruz

Water Sports

Photos: Surftech SUP, Mel Wygman, Chris Hollingsworth

Photos: Surftech SUP, Mel Wygman, Chris Hollingsworth

Fiona Wylde, featured in our Spring 2014 issue, won the Surftech Sand and Surf Duelathlon Shootout last weekend in Santa Cruz, California.

From fun-size waves at the start of the competition to eight-foot-plus waves on the day she took the title, conditions both challenged and pleased this teen SUP champ. But adrenaline worked in her favor and she made the most of it during her 19-minute session off the coast of Santa Cruz.

“My happiness went through the roof when they announced me as the 2014 Overall Surftech Shootout Women’s Champion from my race and surf result!” Fiona exclaims.

You can read the full story behind Fiona’s adventurous win here.

In the meantime, remember her parting words of wisdom: “Not all events end this way, so when they do, we need to remember them and enjoy this moment!”

Photos: Surftech SUP, Mel Wygman, Chris Hollingsworth

Photos: Surftech SUP, Mel Wygman, Chris Hollingsworth

Last modified: April 7, 2014

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