Elite StandUp Paddle Boarding with Kate Baker

An English girl puts on a backpack and heads to New Zealand and Australia, sound familiar?

In this case, it turned out that destiny had something else in store for one time Milton Keynes-based Kate Baker.

As events unfolded she would end up calling Australia home as love and life took a different route for her than she originally planned.
Now based in Brisbane, Australia Kate has demonstrated in a short period of time her talent and potential in the sport of Stand Up Paddle Boarding.

Kate shares with us how this relatively new sport is fast becoming a very popular water sport across the world for both men and women.

Kate has ranked highly in recent competitions across the world, and she is itching like everyone, for Covid 19 to vanish so that she can once again travel internationally, and to improve her rankings, and experience at a global level. Kate tells us more about the sport, how people can get into it, and what road she took to improve her performance and results.

Kates results to date.

2015
Club and National level events.

2016
3rd in Twelve Towers Ocean Race (Australian international event)
4th in Victoria Cup, Japan (first overseas international event)
Top 20 finish in Hood River, USA
Other club and national level events

2017
2nd in Twelve Towers Ocean Race (Australian international event)
1st in the Hong Kong International
Other club and national level events

2018
2nd in Twelve Towers Ocean Race (Australian international event)
5th in Bilbao International, Spain
7th and 3rdd in Hossegor, France
5th in the Mercedes Benz SUP world cup in Schartzburg, Germany
1st in the Hong Kong International
2nd in King of the Cut, Perth
(totally broke)

2019
2nd in Twelve Towers Ocean Race (Australian international event)
3rd in Zamami, Japan
Broken hand put me out for the next 6 months

2020
2nd in Twelve Towers Ocean Race (Australian international event), Only two weeks prior to the race was I allowed paddling again due to my broken hand, after 6 months out. 

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