Candice Appleby



My name is Candice Renee Appleby.

I am 25 years old and moved to Hawaii from San Clemente, California eight years ago. I began surfing at age nine and competing at age ten.

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While in High school I was the captain of the National Champion San Clemente High surf team.

Upon graduation from high school I was asked to participate in the world games in South Africa as a member of the US amateur team, however I declined the offer as I already had prior plans of moving to Hawaii to further my education and athletic career.

I graduated from the University of Hawaii in 2008, with a Bachelors of Science degree in Tropical plants & Soil Science and currently reside in both Honolulu, Hawaii and San Clemente, California. I have been competing in professional Stand Up Paddle competitions and open ocean SUP races for almost six years. In the summer of 2008, I became the first woman to beat the men in a professional SUP surfing event at the Duke Kahanamoku Oceanfest. In September 2011 I won my 4th consecutive Battle of the Paddle which is essentially the World Championship of SUP racing.

Beyond SUP, I also compete in triathlons, various Pro Longboard events, body surfing, canoe surfing , prone paddleboard races, lifeguard competitions and other ASP sanctioned events. In 2010, the Stand Up Journal featured me as the “Woman of the Year”. In 2011 I launched an Anti·Bullying campaign called “Stand Up for the Children” and I am the co-host of the “Wake Up Sup Show” on In my free time I volunteer at Na Kama Kai, a non-profit organization that teaches ocean resources to Hawaii’s disadvantaged children. It is in the balance of fitness, competition, travel, family and faith that l am able to fully appreciate all the things I am capable of accomplishing, as well as inviting new opportunities into my life.

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“In the world of stand-up paddling, Appleby is Abby Wambach, Serena Williams, Brittney Griner and Danica Patrick all rolled into one. She’s talented, fiercely competitive, tremendously well-respected and a true ambassador of the sport. Oh, and she’s also not afraid to leave the guys in her wake.”



1st Battle of the Paddle 2014, Dana Point, CA.

1st Surf Race to Victory 2014, Huntington Beach, CA

1st Stand Up World Series, Huntington Beach, CA

1st Payette River Games, Idaho


1st Punta Sayulita Festival, Mexico,
SUP Elite Race Champion

1st Surftech Sup Shootout/ Dual- Athalon, Santa Cruz, Ca,
Sup Elite Race Champion

1st Women’s Pipeline Pro, Banzai Pipeline, North Shore, Oahu
Women’s Longboard Pipe Champion

1st BOP Hawaii Elite Race Champion, Waikiki, Hawaii
3 X Consecutive Champion

1st Gulf Coast Sup Championships, St. Petersburg, Florida, Overall Champion
1st Sup Elite Race, 1st Sup Sprint Race, 1st Sup Relay Race

1st Hennessey’ s “Return to the Pier” Race, Hermosa Beach, Ca
1st Women’s Prone Paddleboard, 3rd Overall Stock Paddleboard w/Men

1st Santa Monica Paddleboard Festival, Santa Monica, Ca

1st Women’s Prone Paddleboard, 3rd Overall Stock Paddleboard w/Men, &
1st Sup Relay Team

1st China Uemura’s 15th Annual Wahine Classic, Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii
Women’s Pro Sup Surfing Champion

1st Hennessey’s US Championships, Redondo Beach, Ca
Women’s National Sup Race Champion

1st Mike Knight Ocean Games, Lifeguard Competition, Mission Beach, Ca
10’6″ Sprint Prone Paddleboard Champion (beating the current National 
Board Champion and 3 X National Board Champion in my first ever 10’6”
sprint race)

1st San Clemente Oceanfest, Overall California Waterwoman
Medaled in 9 of 11 events, 6 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze

1st China Uemura’s 28th Longboard Classic, Queens, Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii
Women’s Pro Sup Surf Champion

1st Naish International Paddleboard Championships, Maliko Gulch, Maui
Women’s Unlimited Prone Paddleboard Champion

1st Ta-Hoe Nalu Paddle Festival, King’s Beach. Lake Tahoe
Women’s Elite Sup Champion
1st Distance 10-Mile Race, Prone Paddleboard (2nd Overall w/ Men)
1st SUP Relay- Team Quickblade

1st Naish Columbia River Gorge Paddle Challenge, Hood River Oregon
1st Women’s Elite Course Champion
1st Downwind Distance Race, 8 Miles
Overall Waterwoman Award

1st Duke’s Ocean Festival, Waikiki, Oahu
Won More Events than any athlete in the History of the Duke’s Ocean Fest
1st C4 SUP Surf Race, 12’6” SUP
1st Hawaii Paddleboard Championships, Unlimited Prone
1st Kahala Challenge, 800M Swim/2Mile Run/2Mile Paddle 
2nd Legends Surf Classic, Team Kona Brewing Co.
Invitee into Tandem Expression Session, First Female Team Ever

1st US Open of SUP, Miami Beach, Florida
1st Women’s Elite Race
1st Distance Race, 10 Miles, 2nd Overall to Conner Baxter by 30sec
1st Chairman of the Board, Overall Overall Performance Award

1st Hennessey’s International Paddleboard Championships, Redondo, Ca
1st Women’s 12’6″ Elite SUP, World Champion Title through WPA

1st Hinano Surf Race to Victory, Huntington Beach, Ca
1st Women’s Sup Race Division
1st Women’s Sup Surf Division

1st Battle of the Paddle California IV, Doheny, Dana Point, Ca
1st Women’s Elite Race (4th Consecutive BOP Elite Title)
1st Overall Distance Race, 10 Miles
Most Combative Paddler Award/Overall Performance

1st Stand Up World Tour, Event #4, Huntington Beach, Ca
1st Women’s Surfing Expression Session

1st River Rocks Sup Splash Festival, Chattanooga, Tennessee
1st Women’s Elite Race

1st United States WaveSki Championships, Venture, Ca, C-Street
1st Women’s Open SUP Surf

1st Los Cabos Classic, San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico**
1st Overall in 11 Mile Downwind Elite Race
1st Woman in 4 mile Course Race