I never considered myself a paddler. Mostly someone who enjoys competition, trying new things and pushing my limits physically and mentally. SUP racing serendipitously became a new challenge 9 years ago. It’s helped me see the world, meet amazing people, push my physical limits and it’s why I’m now living and working in Costa Rica with my family. For that I’m incredibly thankful.
This will be the first Carolina Cup I’ll miss since the event started 7 years ago. Not sure if I’ll ever be back but it was a fun run! Great memories battling with @performancepaddling to the finish the first year. The race finished by the draw bridge and we were both gassed as we sprinted the last two miles. Leaving it all on the water is the best. Good luck to everyone paddling out there this weekend and try to enjoy the ride!