Candice Appleby is on a Roll
Six Races, Six Victories
July 8, 2014 (San Clemente, CA) – Candice Appleby competed in a limited number of races last year due to being sidelined by a chronic hand injury. After two successful surgeries, Appleby’s hand is nearly 100% healed and she is back on the SUP race circuit.
Since winning the US SUP Tour event on March 23rd in Huntington Beach, CA., Appleby has finished on top of the podium in her last six major races, including most recently the Race the Lake of the Sky in South Lake Tahoe, CA.
Appleby has another podium opportunity at the 38th Annual San Clemente Ocean Festival where she will test her SUP surf racing, swimming and prone paddling skills against many of the world’s top females.
Appleby talked recently about her repaired hand, the 2014 season and her training.
Q: Do you feel that your hand is completely healed at this point?
After two hand surgeries and more time off the water than I would ever want to experience, it’s a bit frustrating that my hand isn’t 100% or “normal”, and it may never be. I’ve come to grips with that reality and, in the bigger picture, I have the whole rest of my body to get me where I want to be. My heart and mind are stronger than ever…
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Candice’s Boards of Choice
Race the Lake of the Sky:
1st Women’s 12’6″ SUP – El Dorado 5 Miler (3peat in as many years),
1st Place Women’s Prone Class – Emerald Bay 14 Miler
Payette River Games:
1st Place Over-all Female (Used B-1 in SUP-Cross and Surftech Production CA 12’6” for Downriver Sprint)
Surfing America US Nationals at Churches:
Open Women’s Champion
Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Festival presented by Tommy Bahama:
1st Place Women’s Stock Paddleboard Class – Distance Race
1st Place Women’s SUP Cross Surf Race
1st Place Women’s Paddleboard Cross Surf Race
*Note: only female to do both the Prone and Sup Cross!
Hobie/Hennessey’s Waterman’s Challenge:
1st Place Women’s 5 Mile Distance Race
1st Place Women’s SUP Surf Race
Overall Women’s Champion
Downwind Ryders Cup:
1st Place Women’s Stock Paddleboard Class
We wish Candice the best of luck on the remainder of the 2014 race season and congratulations on your success so far!