2014 #1 Female Paddler: Izzi Gomez

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HOMETOWN: Jupiter, FL/ Anna Maria Island, FL

SPONSORS: Starboard, ROXY, GoPro, West Coast Surf Shop, Surf Kinetics, Hurricane Grill & Wings, The Jiva Shop, Blueline Surf & Paddle Co.

-2013 Battle of the Paddle, 1st Place Open Stock Female 18 and under
-2013/2014 Stand Up World Tour, Huntington Beach, 1st Place
-2013 Stand Up World Tour, La Torche Pro, France, 1st place
-2014 US SUP Tour Open, Huntington Beach, 1st place
-2014 Stand Up World Tour, Alagoas Pro Grand Slam, 1st place
-2014 Abu Dhabi All-Stars Grand Slam, Overall Champion (Surf and Race)

“SUP changed my life! It has taken me to so many amazing places around the world that I had only dreamed of! It has been so cool to experience the different cultures that I’ve read about in school first-hand. The best part about the sport is the camaraderie. The SUP community is like one big family; I’m happy to be a part of it!”

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