2014 #3 Female Paddler: Annabel Anderson

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HOMETOWN: Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

-2012/2013 Battle of the Paddle, 1st ever ‘Double Double,’ winning
Elite/Distance Race 2012/2013
-2013 World Series Champion (back-to-back titles 2012/2013)
-2014 1st Woman to cross Cook Strait (South Island to North Island New Zealand) on SUP
-2014 Carolina Cup – 1st Place Elite Women (2nd consecutive year)

“SUP has helped me realize the impact that I can have on those I meet and interact with. From sewing the seeds of dreams with the next generation to seeing the sense of achievement on the face of someone who stepped on a board for the first time has been just as satisfying as any competitive achievement.”

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