A Conversation with Nicole Pacelli

Last year, Nicole Pacelli went from being a rather unknown standup paddler from Brazil to winning the inaugural Women’s Standup World Tour surfing title. We caught up with her backstage at the 2013 SUP Awards (where she came in number two on the reader’s poll) to talk about her goal of winning a world championship (which came to pass), the standup paddling scene in Brazil and the level of women’s SUP surfing. All eyes are on her headed into the upcoming Turtle Bay Pro on February 8.