Appleby & Vela’s Performance Paddling Competition Team Revealed

Performance Paddling Competition Team Candice Appleby & Anthony Vela’s Performance Paddling Competition Team has just been revealed, featuring a stack of young SUP talent aged between 7 and 16 years. The Team, now in its 2nd year, aims to develop the next generation of elite paddlers while also giving them some valuable life lessons along the way.

The 2013 Performance Paddling Competition Team contains 23 super charged young SUP groms, many of which are probably already beating you and I at the races (and will be winning them pretty soon). The group features names you’d already be familiar with – Tucker Ingalls, Travis Baptiste, Bailey Rosen, Riggs Napoleon, Vanina Walsh – as well as plenty of up and coming youngsters, so click through to meet the whole team…   → READ MORE

15 Year Old Vanina Walsh Joins Team Starboard

Oahu’s young princess of SUP, Vanina Walsh, has just signed with the Starboard International team. Even though she’s only 15-years-old, Vanina has long been a familiar face in the SUP and surfing world and this new deal will no doubt widen her exposure even further.

Vanina is young, enthusiastic and very marketable, so I’m kinda surprised nobody signed her before this. She’s not winning SUP races yet, but she probably will in a couple of years. And even if she doesn’t, that long blonde hair will no doubt help sell plenty of boards.   → READ MORE