Candice Appleby wins US SUP TOUR HB on her Surftech 12’6″ Bark race board!
Congratulations to Surftech team rider Candice Appleby on taking out the Women’s Pro Race at last weekend’s US SUP Tour Huntington Beach! Candice raced her Surftech 12’6″ Bark production race board to victory edging out Hawaiian Hallie Harrison and San Clemente’s Brandi Baksic.
Appleby came out of the gates with a revitalized paddle stroke and never looked back. She gained distance with each outside buoy stretch and pass through the wave zone. Hawaiian Halie Harrison used her surfing skills to make her way through the surf to a second place while local talent Brandi Baksic rounded out the top three.
“I was pretty nervous before the race,” Appleby said. “I hadn’t raced since August (Appleby has been recovering from a serious hand injury and the ensuing hand surgery) and the girls are a lot more hungry now. It was good to have a win after so long. The injury has given me more hunger to get back on top.”
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