Six time Battle of the Paddle winner has new sponsor
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 2 February, 2015 - Infinity Surfboard & SUP Co. announces that 6x BOP Champ and Women’s SUP megastar Candice Appleby has joined the #infinityspeedfreaks. Already a living legend in the sport of SUP and an icon to Women across the globe, Candice joins Slater Trout, Dave Boehne, and Anthony Vela rounding out the creative and diverse group of “5UP P1RATE5” on Infinity’s Elite Team.
Born and raised in Southern California, Candice has been a freak ocean athlete all her life. Competing in Surfing, Ocean triathlons, Canoe surfing, body surfing, prone paddle boarding, lifeguard competitions and several ASP events. She is the 6x BOP champion, has been featured as “Woman of the Year” in StandUp Journal as well as taking home the “Woman Paddler of the Year” award at the inaugural SUP Awards. Candice has also finished 3rd in the World surf SUP rankings on the StandUp World Tour.
As much as Candice is known for her relentless competitive drive, she is also dedicated to giving back as she has launched the Anti-Bullying campaign called “Stand Up for Children” and started her own business with Anthony Vela called “Performance Paddling” She has also been a huge influence on the youth of SUP hosting the premier juniors SUP Surf and Race event “Junior Pro and Youth SUP Fiesta” giving youth paddlers a platform to success.
With Infinity’s support, Candice is taking this opportunity to evolve even more as an athlete chasing her first Stand Up World Tour surfing title. “I am so excited to join Infinity and their cast of characters! I’ve always admired the brand from a distance. The way they go about their business is refreshing and being next door to headquarters gives me a chance to work closely with Steve and Dave Boehne on my equipment. Infinity’s performance SUP surf range is second to none.” – Says Candice “It gives me the confidence to really chase my title dreams this year”.
Dave Boehne Infinity’s VP of Design and Marketing states – “When wanting a solid Woman to round out the roster why not add the best one on the planet? I’m absolutely honored to be working with Candice and helping her continue to reach her goals as an athlete and build her legend in the sport of SUP. She wants to win a World Title and it’s my job to help her get there. I’m 100% IN and can’t wait to live vicariously through her journey. I am humbled and very excited for Candice and Infinity both. As we continue to grow as a brand, Candice will be a big part of the fun for years to come.”