Jun 9, 2018

CSA National Championships Sidney BC: Aiste joins me once again at another race and this time for some wins:)

Canadian Surfing Association SurfCanada National Championships in Sidney BC:
was a great success. I once again travelled with Aiste and once again had some amazing help from this amazing community.

Happy to come away with a clean sweep of wins. So great to see some of my old friends from the SUP community and meet some new ones. Congrats to all who participated and came to cheer us on:) could not have done it without @southislandsup and @successfromwithincoaching who hosted Aiste and I. My many babysitters @quickwatercanada @gennaflinkhammer mom @leakyboat69 @karlyscox and all the others..thank you thank you thank you. Aiste loved hanging with you and I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. The people who help me be fast: @sunovacanada who made sure I had the best boards under my feet @sunova_surfboards. @nikkirekmansales and @wernerpaddles for providing my propulsion (paddles) and @larrycaincanoe for helping me get fit and strong again. @vaikobi @kavu @onitpro @blackprojectsup for being part of my team:) I am using @hammercanada to fuel me as well as @firstendurance and @clifbar. Very excited to represent @vernontourism and @kalavida_surf on the national and international scene:) thanks yo my hubby for all he does @dye_andrew it takes a community for sure and we have a great one:) Brian Gina Dom and @dantarnow thank you for making it happen:)

below a great article in the Vernon Morning Star


Things just got a little more complicated now: Aiste is a master crawler and doesn't seem to like to sit still.. travelling just got harder.

Due to family commitments and travel costs I am no longer going to make it to Europe:( I am disappointed but this is how it goes when you have a family... it is no longer just about me... I gotta share my needs...it's okay I still have lots of fun racing planned and even some adventures:)

live, love, laugh,..DREAM!

May 12, 2018

still traveling with my 6 month old...The Island of Zamami: Team Sunova Racing in Japan

photos by Georgia Paddle League

Aiste is asleep so thought I would take the chance to write a quick update from Japan.
Raced the beautiful Kerama Blue Cup in Zamami事務局 Japan... I experienced a whirlwind of emotions out there on the beautiful 18km course... it was fun.
After a rough start, I found myself with lots of alone time out on the water. I had plenty of time to think and reflect on life while grinding it out and sweating like a beast. I seem to have become rusty on a few of my racing techniques. I am hoping that with some more racing practice these skills will come back to life:) As I was deliberating whether I belong back out here among the elite of the elite of the sport after a poor start and working hard but not gaining ground something inside of me sparked up....I can remember the moment the switch happened, I actually started getting my race mojo back and I began to paddle my brains out...and made up loads of ground on the racers ahead of me. It was a little too late in the game unfortunately, as I couldn't quite catch 3rd but in the end I got pretty close:) I am hoping this was the switch I was looking for and my fire has been stoked.. we will see:)

...With the help of my amazing team Sunova Surfboards anything is possible. and YES we all paddled two piece boards:) WHAAAT!

photos by Georgia Paddle League

The best part of it all: I had the cutest cheerleader greet me at the finish. Thanks again to all of my babysitters, I could not do it without you:)

This island is beautiful:) Congrats to everyone who made and paddled and just got out there and tried their best:) Werner Paddles Sunova Canada Nikki Rekman The Paddle League KAVU Vaikobi Canada Black Project SUP Photos by Georgia

photos by Georgia Paddle League

photos by Georgia Paddle League
Next up..... after a little party to celebrate: We start making our long journey back home:) We miss our boys:) 

Live, love, laugh,...Dream BIG!!!!!!!!