Izzi Gomez on the Rising Tide: Interview with APP World Tour 5X SUP Surfing Champion

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Watch this complete interview with 5X World SUP Surfing champion Izzi Gomez from the first installment of the APP World Tour’s Immersed TV.  Izzi talks about her early days, winning and her recent World Title.

Izzi Gomez & Dave Boehne Chat About Winning 5 World Titles

In this interview from the APP World Tour’s inaugural episode of Immersed TV, Infinity SUP coach & brand leader, Dave Boehne, talks with 5X SUP Surf World Champion Izzi Gomez about her climb to the top. Izzi began with her first world title in Huntington Beach, CA when she was 15 years old. She is quite a different athlete and competitor today as a seasoned vet with FIVE World Championships under her belt.

Barbados unleashed “the most impressive women’s SUP Surfing anyone’s ever seen…”
– Dave Boehne

The duo discuss Izzi’s recent win at the Barbados Pro in November 2019 where, in a sudden turn of events, Izzi captured her 5th golden ring to make her the most winningest woman in the history of SUP surfing. The event itself brought waves that elevated performance of the sport to a whole new level. Izzi and the other women, including ISA champion Shakira Westdorp, 2018 World Champ Iballa Moreno and other fierce contenders brought their A-game to Soup Bowls on Barbados’ East Coast, raising the bar for women’s SUP the world over.

“I feel that the level of surfing that was on display there for both men & women was next levels.” – Izzi Gomez

Izzi dominated for the women, fending off top level performances from Vania Torres, Iballa Moreno and others. Sean Poynter put the crowd on notice with his electrifying style and powerful snaps for the men. Overall, it was quite a show.

We look forward to seeing what this year’s World Tour holds for contestants once the racing and surfing season get under way.  The APP plans to hold their first event in Osaka, Japan for SUP racing on September 25th – 27th, 2020. The SUP Surfing World Tour kicks off in Cascais, Portugal on October 4th – 10th, 2020.  Full details are below.

2020 SUP Racing World Tour

1.  Osaka SUP Open, Japan:  25th – 27th September
2. Gran Canaria ProAm, Spain:  27th – 29th November
3.  Paris SUP Open, France:  4th – 6th December

2020 SUP Surfing World Tour

1. Cascais ProAm, Portugal:  4th – 10th October
2.  Barbados Pro, Barbados:  10th – 15th November
3. Gran Canaria ProAm, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria:  24th November – 1st December

Stay stoked and stay tuned for the updates as they unfold for the 2020 APP World Tour!

 

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Evelyn O'Doherty, owner & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0, worked her way up the ranks in the world of stand up paddling. A former surfer gone rogue, Evelyn stepped onto a SUP for the first time in 2009 when a plaguing neck injury kept her out of the water from surfing. Discovering the core benefits and expanded perspective on the water that stand up paddling brings, Ev immediately was hooked. She became a strong SUP racer in the North East and a year-round SUP surfer, gathering multiple top brand sponsorships including becoming a team rider for Starboard SUP and a national ambassador for Kialoa, as well as celebrating all aspects of the sport with additional brand ambassadorships including lululemon athletica, Clif Bar, Cobian, Kaenon & Indo Board. Her love of watersports and commitment to advocacy in preserving our marine environments led to a short film made with The Nature Conservancy as part of their Clean Water initiatives on Long Island, NY, called "A New Perspective". Evelyn just keeps paddling. Today, she's stepped up to take over the helm at Standup Journal after having worked for the magazine for 2 years as senior online editor. Her dedication and belief in the power of print to immerse readers in the watersports they love even if they don't have access to the water in a daily existence plus a powerful desire to spotlight the amazing people doing rad sh*t on the water is what drives her vision for Standup Journal 2.0. Evelyn welcomes the conversation about how to make the magazine benefit as many people as possible and encourages feedback, letters to the editor and communication at editor@standupjournal.com . Now, as owner/publisher for Standup Journal., Evelyn continues to live in East Hampton NY where she has daily access to the water. When the swell is working, you can find her in Montauk rattling around in her Ford Ranger surfboards hanging out the back headed for points East.