Mariko Strickland

@marikokauai

HOME:

Kauai, HI

SPONSORS:

Naish, Kona Brewing, Maui Jim, Nalukai Collections, Vestpac, and Sweet Water Wear.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

• 2012 Battle of the Paddle, 4th Place (Relay)
• 2012 Olukai Ho’olaulea, 1st place (14ft.), 6th Overall
• 2013 GoPro Mountain Games, 3rd SUP sprint, 2nd SUP cross

QUOTE:

“The best thing SUP did for me last year was secure a sponsorship with one of the most elite SUP companies in the world, Naish. I was featured in the June issue of Oprah Magazine and 2013 Athleta Catalogs and it also brought me to Australia on a camper van trip to compete in the Noosa Festival where I got engaged to my husband, as well as exploring surf spots along the beautiful coastline from Noosa to Sydney.”