The Battle of the Paddle is one of the biggest SUP races of the year but the reigning queen, Candice Appleby, finds herself sidelined with a hand injury. The upside is that without a title to defend she can focus on coaching the kids of the Performance Paddling Competition Team who have showed up from around the country to compete.
The team is composed of youngsters hand-picked not only for their abilities with board and paddle, but for their academic achievements, sportsmanship, and general attitudes toward sports and life. Watch Appleby and her coaching partner, Anthony Vela instruct the team on everything from race etiquette and reading the lineup, to how to give a strong interview.
Meet the New Generation of SUP Racers | SUP's Up, Ep. 5
Step into the world of Professional Ocean Athlete, Candice Appleby, as she gives you a glimpse of life as a champion. This series will highlight different elements of competition, training, adventure, and what makes Candice the most successful athlete in the Sport of SUP. Follow Candice as she strives to attain the first ever Women's World Title of SUP Surfing on the Standup World Tour, and also reclaim her World Title in SUP Racing at this years Battle of the Paddle.
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