Last Chance! A Motivational Force of Nature: Candice Appleby in 10 Years a Sport

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The heart of a champion: Candice Appleby in 10 Years a Sport
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Hi there, it’s Evelyn here, your online editor at Standup  Some thoughts on the latest print issue of Standup Journal and our feature article on all-time champion, Candice Appleby.

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A real peek into the heart of a champion. Check out Candice Appleby’s feature, beautifully captured by Judy Shasek in our 10 Years a Sport issue (Fall 2016) before they’re gone!

“Our lives speak louder than our words.” – Candice Appleby

It’s no secret that, in my life, Candice Appleby is a giant in my book. She has been a source of inspiration for years on many different levels. From the first day I caught a glimpse of her at the 2012 Battle of the Paddle, her grace, good will and style has always been a pivotal force for me both as a paddler and as a human being.

“I practice moving my feet on a board and doing tricks.  I fall into the water, get up again and keep practicing.  I love to push the limits.”

The recent 10 Years a Sport issue of Standup Journal (now on newsstands) has an unbelievable capture of this great athlete and human being we know as Candice, in a gorgeous 18-page feature spread that takes you way below the surface of the girl who crushes it on the race course and in the waves. It is an inside look at her driving forces: her family, her friends and her faith. Candice is always – in my experience – pretty transparent and, in this article by Judy Shasek, we get to see her from a few of her multiple facets both as a woman growing into her potential and an athlete finding her way in a fiercely competitive arena.

I hope you can grab a copy of 10 Years a Sport (Fall 2016) before they disappear from the newsstands next week.  We are making room for the new Winter Travel issue due out on Dec. 21st.  Candice, Laird, Kai and Gerry all have brilliant gems to share.  It’s worth the read, it WILL get you out there paddling and it just might inspire you to be a better person.

“My character is built from the impact that I’ve made in the lives of other people.  I find my success and true accomplishments though helping others believe in themselves…”


We are so lucky to be surrounded by these incredible athletes who embody the word ‘champion’ in so many different ways.  Thanks Candice. When I grow up, I STILL want to be just like YOU.

— Evelyn O’Doherty
Online Editor


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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.