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HOME: Noosa Heads, Queensland, Australia

Cabrinha, Neil Pryde, JP Australia

• 2011 Standup World Tour, Huntington Beach, The first perfect 10 on tour
• 2011 Australian Titles, 3rd Place
• 2010 Noosa Festival of Surfing, 2nd Place
• 2010, Malfunction Standup Division, 1st place

“For me, SUP is perfect as it fills a big gap in my surfing. It makes surfing smaller waves more fun. In bigger stuff it allows you to see waves coming and position yourself better than you can on a short board. Using the paddle also allows for maneuvers you can’t do the same on a shortboard. You can balance with the paddle through turns, use it to accelerate through turns and get past flat sections. I feel like if I wasn’t doing SUP, I’d be missing so many days surfing and its something I can’t live without. In the future, I hope I can continue to push the limits.”