SIC Maui signs Kody Kerbox and Saychelle Hattingh to Global Team

Saychelle Hattingh SIC Maui
Smiles as always for Saychelle Hattingh who just signed on for some of the fastest downwind boards on the planet!
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After some rumblings in the industry last week after SIC lost Sonni Honnscheid to Starboard and some other notable departures, SIC Maui announced the signing on of two new stellar athletes to their Global Team line up.

Saychelle Hattingh SIC Maui
Smiles as always for Saychelle Hattingh who just signed on for some of the fastest downwind boards on the planet!

SIC Maui Global Team

The SIC Global Team boasts a diverse and talented group of athletes including Lina Augaitus, Caio Vaz, Andrea Moller, Livio Menelau, Jeremy Riggs and, moving up from the National Team, Tamas Buday. With this week’s signing, the team now brings on the proven efforts of young Kody Kerbox and Saychelle Hattingh into the mix.

President Anthony Sacturro of SIC Maui says, “We are very excited about the signing of both Seychelle and Kody. Both are amazing talents and SIC is proud to have them on the team.”

Kody Kerbox SIC Maui
Kody is stoked to work with Founder/chief designer Mark Raaphorst as a part of the R&D program at SIC Maui’s Global Team

SIC Ambassador Program is about Design Feedback

SIC Maui points out that the R & D and ambassador programs are really about team feedback and testing in order to modify, enhance and design top-of-the-line equipment.

Founder and lead designer/shaper for SIC. Mark Raaphorst supports this in saying,

“In addition to seeking podiums, we want the lessons that we learn from our athletes and from design evolution to ultimately benefit the recreational paddler in all disciplines. At the end of the day, competition is about celebrating the winners and their accomplishments, but paddling is about community.”

Kody: “It’s a dream come true!”

Kody Kerbox, formally of Team Naish , is enthusiastic about his new direction with SIC.  He exclaims,

“I am excited to take my open ocean racing to the next level over the next few seasons in hopes of contending with the best in the world in Hawaiian waters for many years to come!”

Kody pronounced his intention to retire from the Waterman League (now APP) World Tour back in October of 2016 in order to concentrate more fully on open water events such as the Maliko run and Hawaiian channel crossings.  Kody will continue to compete in the Colombia Gorge Paddle Challenge and the Pacific Paddle Games

Saychelle:  “Can’t wait to begin training in Maui”

Likewise, Saychelle Hattingh, a rising star and favorite athlete to many, was equally effervescent in her response, ““I couldn’t be more thrilled to join the SIC global team,” she exclaimed.

“I am excited to work with founder and designer Mark Raaphorst on the new product lines for 2018 and to most of all diversify my skills as a standup paddler by learning from some of the best downwinders in the sport. “

Saychelle was named as “Breakthough Performer” of 2016 and is well known for her World Record setting of paddling 110 miles in 24 hours back in December of 2015.   SIC has brought on two young guns of amazing caliber to round out the SIC Maui’s Global Team.  Onward into 2017!

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Evelyn O’Doherty
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 . 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.