Candice Appleby: A Powerhouse of Talent & Commitment

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Candice Appleby world champion Infinity SUP
Candice Appleby instructs riders how to be more confident and agile on their boards at One Love Beach in Greenport, NY. Photo by: Scott Feierstein
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Legend. Champion. Water girl. That’s the Candice Appleby we’ve known over past years. Winning the BoP 6X and PPG 3X running, racing and surfing on the APP World Tour, mentoring Shae Foudy and others, Candice’s path is riddled with success. Things have been quiet for the all-star, top athlete in the past several months. We decided to take a look into what this Infinity SUP Team Rider has been up to. Here’s what we found out:

Candice Appleby Infinity SUP foot clinics
Candice offers popular foot clinics, stroke technique and race trainings like this one here at One Love Beach in Greenport, NY.  Photo by:  Scott Feierstein

Candice Appleby represents USA in ISA World Championships

Candice brought her A-Game to the ISA World SUP & Paddleboard Championships in El Salvador this past November. Even though she was recovering from an injury sustained in summer, Team USA’s 4X individual ISA SUP Racing Gold Medalist and Pan Am Games recent Silver Medalist, Appleby brought her commitment, strong lead & positive influence to El Sunzal in order to represent Team USA.

[I was] still recovering from breaking my finger in August and wasn’t necessarily planning on getting back into competition so soon, but I would never miss an ISA World Championship and the opportunity to represent my country. It [was] truly an honor to be a part of this prestigious event and I wear the USA flag proudly.”

Candice Appleby France APP World Tour
Appleby’s presence on the APP World Tour as commentator for the Women’s Racing events offered insight into the skills and technique of SUP Racing bringing the APP’s commentary to a new level of professionalism.

Candice as Women’s Commentator for APP World Tour

After El Sunzal, Candice committed to recovering from her hip and hand injuries. In a smart move, the APP World Tour snapped her up to commentate on the women’s SUP racing events for the second half of the Tour. Candice did a great job giving an informed and keen-eyed description of the treacherous waters running under the Golden Gate Bridge while keeping watch over the 5 women racers who took to the water for this year’s Red Bull Heavy Water, the extreme SUP racing event on the APP World Tour.

Next, she joined the APP Tour in Paris, France for the final showdown, Sprint and Distance, on the racing tour.  She gave a blow-by-blow description of the Sprints in the indoor pool at the Salon Nautique Boat Show in Paris. The next day, she commentated on the women pro stand up paddle racers flying down the Seine River to the final moments which crowned Seychelle as the 2019 World Champion for the women.  Candice’s eye, wit and deep knowledge of the costs & skills of stand up paddle racing, plus her close relationship within the ranks of the female pros, gave the APP Tour a depth and presence for the women not seen before.

Candice Appleby ISA El Salvador
On both the APP World Tour and ISA World SUP Championships, Candice Appleby is a competitor on both the racing and SUP surfing side of events making her a very busy woman, indeed.

Motivational Speaker:  A New Side of Candice Appleby

Most recently, Appleby had the opportunity to inspire a room full of professionals to live a better life through a life of purpose. In a carefully crafted motivational speech made for the men and women at Gynesonics, Candice shares her story and journey in overcoming hardship to individuals in need of encouragement. Candice’s powerful presence undoubtedly makes this the first of many such speaking engagements.

Candice Appleby motivational speaker
Motivational talks are a natural progression for this Infinity SUP star athlete who has openly shared about her hardships and comebacks along her journey to world championship success.

Foot Clinics, Race Training and Give Backs:  Candice Rising

Rounding out her schedule, Candice is building her upcoming schedule to offer her popular foot clinics, stroke techniques and informed paddle manipulation to raise performance levels in her client’s SUP race training.

In addition to these race training clinics, Candice gives her time in support of events which are fundraisers for important causes.  She is an advocate for this year’s 2020 Panda Paddle, a full-day festival at Dana Point, California bringing people together on the water to raise awareness about important environmental causes. The event is hosted by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and is a favorite in the SoCal paddling community.

Candice Appleby panda paddle Infinity SUP
Candice’s support for causes like the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) through this year’s Panda Paddle speak to her commitment of using paddle boarding as a way to inspire people to make positive change. Aloha, Candice!

Stay Tuned for MORE on Candice Appleby at Standup Journal

We look forward to seeing what unfolds next for this all-star athlete who’s generous nature and formidable talent make her a force to be reckoned with any time she steps into the water.

For more information about Candice’s upcoming clinics you can follow her on her Facebook Page here.

To learn more about the Panda Paddle, check out their website below:
Panda Paddle by WWF.

It is athletes like Candice who put their heart and soul into every event, that make the rising sport of stand up paddling great. Thank you for all your hard work, commitment and service to the greater good, Candice.  We salute you!

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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 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.