Team Sweet Ohana
We are so blessed - Sweet Waterwear has become an extended Ohana (family).
As we further develop our relationships with our athlete ambassadors, our commitment to their comfort and performance continues to grow. Similarly we are completely committed to making the finest quality paddlewear out there, for everyone to benefit and enjoy. Just like these exciting sports themselves, our passion for paddle sports continues to blossom. It is in these unique sports, the combination of stoke, joy, connection with nature and the desire excel continually inspires us. We are driven not only by our own appreciation of all of these elements but also by a commitment to excellence and the chance to create and share our very best work with some of our favorite friends… and that is…. “Sweet”
We have the great privilege of working with many of our sport’s top Racing, Endurance and Fitness athletes. We collaborate with all of these magnificent Women & Men to help us design, develop and perfect every garment so that it will meet our high standards and exceed your expectations. Through our time spent together and getting to know each of them at events around the country we have all grown closer as friends and we are happy to have each of them be a special part of our Sweet Ohana.
All of our extended Sweet Ohana are great ambassadors for their discipline of watersport. They all share a common bond of deep appreciation for our oceans, lakes, waterways, the environment and they are strong advocates for protecting these precious natural resources. They are all genuine, committed, caring and well, just all around “sweet” people. Some are amongst the top Elite athletes in SUP, outrigger & prone racing. Some are not necessarily racers but are just great advocates for watersport. Regardless of their interests and position within the sport – all of our ambassadors exude the special “sweet combination” of Stoke, Aloha and character that we love and embrace.
We are working on building Individual ambassador pages which we will be putting up here in the coming months, but in the meantime here’s a quick run down of Who is on the Team – Sweet Ohana
Sweet Ohana – Women
Candice Appleby, San Clemente, CA * Professional Ocean Athlete, WaterWoman, Elite SUP Racer, 2012 Results: WPA World Paddle Association World Champion, Cabo San Lucas, MX * 1st place Sprints & Distance at Paddle Royal, P.R., * 1st Place Tahoe Nalu Elite & Distance race, * 1st Place Surftech Shootout – Santa Cruz, * 1st Place CA @ Duke’s Oceanfest: * 2nd Place Women’s Elite & Distance at Battle of the Paddle, * 1st place F 14′ SUP Duke’s DW Distance race, * 1st Place in F SUP Surf Race & 1st Place in Longboard Team competition with Team Kona Brewing Co. * 1st Place at Naish Gorge Challenge, * 1st F in Elite Challenge Course race & 1st F in DW Distance race. @Ta-hoe Nalu in Kings Beach Tahoe: 1st F in Survivor Race & 1st F in Distance races & Women’s Elite Grand Champion @H2O Overdrive in Utah & 2nd F in Elite Race. @Punta Sayulita, Mex – 1st F Elite Race. 2011 WPA Women’s World Champion 12’6″, 4 X Winner of Battle of the Paddle Women’s Elite SUP Surf Race (more BoP wins than any other athlete). 2012 “SUP – The Mag” Woman of the Year. 2010 Standup Journal “Woman of the Year”, SUPConnect.com “Miss SUP 2010″, Surftech – BARK & QuickBlade, FCS, Kona Brewing Company, Kona Red – Team Rider | SUP Surfer, Surfer, Prone Paddler, Outrigger Canoe Surfing, Body Surfing. www.candiceappleby.com
Andrea Moller, Maui, HI. * Elite Standup Paddle Racer, OC1 & OC6 Outrigger Canoe Racer, Big Wave Surfer & Windsurfer. Another true All-around Waterwoman, 2013 Results: 1st Place W Elite UNL SUP & 2nd Place W OC1 at Olukai Ho’olaula’a, Maui. 1st Place W UNL SUP Paddle IMUA. 2012 Results: 1st F winner in all 3 events of the Maui Triple Crown & Series Champion, 2nd place F SUP UNL in M2O Molokai to Oahu World Championships. 2010 & 2011 – 2X Winner of Women’s Elite SUP Unlimited at 32 Mile Molokai to Oahu world Championships . 2X Winner Maui Triple Crown SUP DW series. 4X Winner in both SUP & OC1 at Olukai Ho’olaulaea. Big Wave surfer, the 1st woman to paddle-in to “Jaws” off of Maui. Member of World’s OC6 Wahine Paddler Team Bradley 5X consecutive Winner of Na Wahine O Ke Kai Race. Team Rider & Ambassador for: SIC, Quickblade, Maui Jim, Kai Wa’a, Planet Sun & Sweet Waterwear. www.andrea-moller.com
Annabel Anderson, Lake Wanaka, South Island, New Zealand * Water Girl, All Around Adventurer, Elite SUP Racer, 2012 Results: 1st Women’s Elite & Distance at Battle of the Paddle Dana Point, CA. 2012 World Standup Series – Women’s Champion, 1st F & 2nd Overall in the NYC SEA Paddle. 1st place Overall (M&F) in Distance & 1st Place Women Beach Sprint race in Oleron, France. 2012 New Zealand SUP Champion, 1st Place Standup World Series Chicago. 2011 Results – 1st Place in SUP Surf & Distance Races, 2011 European Women’s Champion, 2011 Battle of the Paddle – 2nd in Women’s Distance Race & 3rd in Women’s Elite SUP Surf Race, 2012 1st Place Woman & 10th Place Overall in Standup World Series Fiji Elite 22 Mile distance race, Starboard Team Rider, Competitive Swimmer, Road Cyclist, Sailing, Mountain & Road Runner, Worldwide SUP Evangelist & SUP’er International Brand Ambassador. http://annabelanderson.wordpress.com/
Anne-Marie Reichman, Maui & Netherlands * 2012 Results: 11 City SUP Tour Race Holland – Women’s 2nd Place Overall. Another All-Around WaterWoman, Starboard Team Rider, accomplished in Windsurfing, Elite SUP Racing, Surfing & Big Wave Surfing. Founder of the 11 City tour SUP race in her native Holland. www.www.sup11citytour.com,
Bailey Rosen – 17, Treasure Island, FL * Elite SUP Racer, 2013 Results: 2nd Place W Elite at Key West Paddleboard Classic, 3rd Place W Elite Distance & 1st Place Sprints at Orange Bowl Paddle Championship Miami, FL. / 5th Place W Elite Carolina Cup “Graveyard” 12 mile distance race, 2012 Results: 5th Place W Elite “Graveyard” Distance Race at Carolina Cup NC, 2nd Place W Elite Rincon Beachboy Distance Race, 4th in Womens Elite 12M Key West Classic, 1st in W Elite Overall in the Water Monkey Challenge in Tampa Bay. Second youngest Woman in the 2012 Battle of the Paddle Elite Race Final. BARK, QuickBlade, Sweet Waterwear, Allison Fins & Performance Paddling, Suncoast Surf Shop – Team Rider, H.S. Honor student www.baileyrosen.com / baileyrosen.com/Blog.html
Cynthia Aguilar, Miami FL * 2011 Florida “Lifeguard of the Year“, Extreme Endurance Prone Paddleboarder, the only person to prone paddleboard Cuba to Key West- 130 Miles non-stop in August 2011, http://www.keeppaddlin.org
Dani Schmidt, Eastham, MA. – SUP Racer, Lifeguard, 2013 Results: 12th Place in “The Graveyard” 12.5 mile distance race at Carolina Cup. 7th place F 12’6 Orange Bowl Paddle Championships, Miami FL. Team 404 & Kialoa Paddles – Team Rider
Emmy Merrill – 20, from San Clemente, CA * 2012 ISA Gold Medal – World Champion in Women’s SUP Surfing, Elite SUP Surfer, Elite SUP Racer – Hobie Sports Team Rider, Accomplished Surfer & Outrigger Canoe Paddler, Shortboard & Longboard surfer. FT student at Point Loma University, CA www.emmymerrill.com
Halie Harrison – 18, Hawaii Kai, HI * Elite SUP Racer, 2013 Results: 6th place Elite Open Women Olukai Ho’laula’a, Maui. 2012 Results: Standup World Series Women’s 3rd Place Overall. 2nd Place at Standup World Series Sprint Finals at Turtle Bay Oahu, HI. In 2011 at 16 YO Halie is the youngest woman to cross Molokai to Oahu 32 mile race Solo & was 1st Place in the 2011 M2O Molokai to Oahu – Women’s Solo 12’6″ class – (in her first ever crossing!) H.S. Senior
Heather Baus, Pensacola, FL * Elite SUP Racer, 2013 Results – 1st Place W Tandem Carolina Cup, NC. (w/daughter Savannah Baus) 2012 – 1st Place Women’s Elite Carolina Cup, NC, 1st Place Women’s Rincon Beachboy Distance Race, 2012 Battle of the Paddle Dana Pt , CA – 7th Place in Women’s Elite & Distance Races. SUP Surfing & Sailing Enthusiast, (& a certified Private/Corporate Jet Pilot) MHL & Kialoa Paddles & GUSU Sports – Team Rider www.heatherbaus.com
Jane McKee, Kailua HI. * 4X Woman’s Hawaii State Champion OC-1, 2013 Results: 4th Place Wahine OC1 Olukai Ho’olaula’a, Maui. / 1st Place Women Masters F 40-49 & 3rd Place Overall at Ka’iwi Channel relay (w/ Robin Saultry) / 1st Place OC-1 Elite Wahine Kauai World Challenge. Highly accomplished in Outrigger Canoe, Sailing Canoe, Women’s & Mixed OC-6 Man Outrigger Canoe racing.
Julianne Brackett – 19, South Lake Tahoe, CA * 2012 Battle of the Paddle 10th Place Womens Elite SUP Surf Final & Distance Races. South Tahoe Wed Night SUP Series – 1st Place Women Overall. SUP Racer, Flatwater Paddle Co. Team Rider, Performance Paddling Team Rider, Accomplished Competitive Snowboarder, H.S. student
Kristi Page – 17, Ocean Grove, Victoria, Australia – Junior SUP Surfer & SUP Racer. 2013 Results: 5th Performance Paddling Junior SUP PRO, Huntington Beach, CA. 2012 Results: S. Australian Open SUP Surf Champ, Victorian Open SUP Surf Champ, Sprint to the Spirit SUP Sprint Race Jr. Champ, Great Melbourne Paddle SUP Sprint Race JR. Champ, Port Phillip Cup SUP Sprint Race Jr. Champ. 2011 Results: Australian National SUP Surfing Titles Open Womens 5th place, Victorian Wild Women’s Water Day SUP 1st Open Womens. Port Phillip Cup 2nd Open Women’s 12’6 3.4Km Sprint Race. Team Rider for Kialoa Paddles, Laguna Bay SUP, Sweet Waterwear, Kahuna Street SUP, Koastal Skateboards & Hive Swimwear. Surfing Australia Level 1 SUP & Surf Instructor, Judge.
Kristin Thomas, Laguna Beach, CA * Elite SUP Racer, 2013 Results: 9th place F 12’6 Orange Bowl SUP Champioships. 2012 Results: Battle of the Paddle 2nd Place Stock Womens 40-49, 1st Place Womans SUP Splash- Blue Ridge GA., SUP Evangelist, Lifeguarding, Competitive Swimming, Windsurfer, Surfer. SUPLove Team Rider www.supmamakt.com
Margareth “Mini” Cunha, Fort Lauderdale, FL * SUP Racer, 2013 Results – 8th place F12’6 Orange Bowl Paddle Champioships, Miami, FL. , 1st Place The Money Race” Carolina Cup , NC. 2012 Results: 1st Place Miami Paddle Challenge, BOTE – Team Rider, Surfer, Wakeboarding, scuba diving.
Mariko Strickland, Kapa’a Kauai, HI – Elite SUP racer, Outrigger paddler. 2013 Results: 1st Place W SUP 14′ Olukai Ho’olaula’a, Maui,
Mary Anne Boyer, Weston, FL * Elite SUP Racer, BOTE Team Rider, 2013 Results: 2012 Results: 2nd Place Women’s Orange Bowl Championships, 1st in Stock & 3rd in Elite – Sunshine SUP Series.
Nikki Gregg, Hood River OR. * Standup Paddle Fitness Professional, aka “The First Lady of SUP Fitness“, 2011 SUPConnect.com “Woman of the Year” 2011 Standup Journal “Woman of the Year”, Starboard Team rider, Owner of NRG Lifestyle Fitness, Editor SUPPIE Magazine (a new Women’s SUP Magazine) & globe-trotting SUP ambassador extraordinaire. www.nikkigregg.com
Olivia Piana, 22, Digne, Provence-Alpes-Cote D’Azur, France - SUP Racer & Windsurfer, Kitesurfing. 2013 Results: 1st Overall Abu dhabi All-Stars Invitational( 1stRace & 2nd Surf). 2nd Place – 2 Silver medals in SUP Technical & Distance Races at the ISA World SUP Championships in Peru. 1st Place W The Hobie City SUP Race in Port Grimaud, France. 4th Place Orange Bowl Paddle Championships, Miami FL, Fanatic & 6th place Carolina Cup, NC. 2012 Results: French Champion Beach Race3rd Place Standup World Series, Sponsors: Fanatic, Rudy Project, Sweet Waterwear, Zutee &Waxx
Silvia Mecucci, Rome, Italy. – SUP Racer, 2013 Results: 6th place Orange Bowl Paddle Championships, Miami, FL. 2012 Results: 1st place Italian Champion River Sea, 2nd Place SUP Race Cup, St. Maxime, France, 5th place World Standup Tour La Torche, FR, 2010 & 2011 Italian Champion Standup Paddle Race. Owner /Operator Jimmy Lewis Test Center, Rome, Italy. Sponsors, Jimmy Lewis, QuickBlade Paddles, Sweet Waterwear,
Sondra Purser, Currumbin, Queensland, Australia * 2012 8th Place in Women’s Elite at Battle of the Paddle. Elite SUP Racer & SUP surfer, Surfing, Lifeguarding.
Tracey Engelking, San Clemente, CA * Lifestyle Athlete, SUP & Surf Evangelist, Hobie Sports Team Rider & SUP Race Announcer extraordinaire.
“Sweet Keiki” – Our Junior Team
Savannah Baus - 11, Penuelas, P.R. * Junior SUP Racer, 2012 Results: 1st Place Junior Open Class Carolina Cup, NC. MHL & Kialoa Team Rider, SUP’r Grom, Optimist class Sailboat Racing, home schooled student
Seachelle Rivera – 10, Honolulu, HI * Junior SUP Racer, 2013 Results: 1st Place 9-11 Girls SUP Surf at Junior Pro & Youth SUP Fiesta, Huntington Beach, CA. BARK Team Rider, Performance Paddling Team Rider, Sweet Waterwear, M.S. student.