BSUPA in partnership with Surfing GB are proud to announce the UK SUP team that will compete in the 2013 ISA World Championships in Miraflores Peru next February.
The team is Andre Le Geyt, Jim Richardson, Charlie Grey, Ollie Shilston, Abi Barker- Smith, Marie Buchanan
Over the 5 days they will compete in a series of competitions in surf, sprint and distance against teams from around the world such as France, Spain, Australia, Hawaii, USA, South Africa, Brazil, Mexico and many more.
Andre – “I was super stoked when I found out I had won the BSUPA this year but then to find out I also had made the British team was the icing on the cake. I’m really excited to get to Peru and so the world what we Brits are made of.”
Jim – “2nd year in a row what an honour! I’m delighted to be going back to Peru as part of Team GB. 2012’s competition opened my eyes to the high performance of SUP surfing and without a doubt I came back a better surfer for it. I am very excited to be returning as part of a larger and now more experienced team.
Charlie – “I’m really excited to be going to The World Championships in Peru as part of the GB team as it is not every day you get to represent your country And travel to such fantastic places. Hopefully we will inspire more people to take up the sport and to set and achieve goals they maybe thought were never possible.”
Ollie – “It’s really exciting to be selected for the GB team going to Peru. Representing my country at a world championship is something I’ve dreamed of.”
Abi – “I’m thrilled to have been asked to represent GB in Peru, and very excited, it’s such a great opportunity, huge thanks to Wavehunters Cornwall and Clean Earth Energy for sponsoring me and making this dream possible, and thanks to Quick blade paddle UK for my new paddle!”
Marie – “I am thrilled to be part of the six strong GB team and proud be the first female SUP racer to represent GB at the World Championships. Having never visited Peru, it will be an amazing adventure and a fantastic opportunity to meet and compete against some of the world’s leading international standup paddle boarders and thanks to the support of Red Paddle Co, I’ll be racing on their new 12.6 Red Race. I can’t wait! “
Matt (Peru Manager) “I used to love surfing, I now am completely consumed by SUP, needless to say I’m an addict and I am stoked to be part of the Team heading to Peru, I’m the on the ground team manager ,supporting as best I can, I’ll also be filming and trying to get as much atmosphere to share with you all when we get back.”
John (UK Manager)”I was lucky enough to be in the team in 2012 and it’s great to be involved this time in getting the team out to Peru where I know they will do amazingly.”