May
07

Gillian Gibree Wins at Quiksilver Waterman Collection Waikiki Paddle Festival

Roxy Team Rider Gillian Gibree mastered a brand new stand-up paddle race format  to win the elite “Survivor SUP” race of the Quiksilver Waterman Collection Waikiki Paddle Festival over the weekend. Roxy rider, Gillian Gibree, stole the show with a near photo finish beating out Candice Appleby and Jenny Kalmbach by inches across the finish line.

 The new format really created a lot of excitement for spectators and athletes alike, “I love the sprints – they’re so much fun to me, the excitement and the adrenaline. It was a great race. I’ve never beaten Candice or Jenny before. I’m originally from Massachusetts – really cold water, so this is like a dream come true being able to experience this. I grew up in the country. My dad’s a hockey player. When I started learning to do this I got my butt kicked a million times over but I guess I finally learned and I’m loving it. I love everything about the ocean,” said Gillian, “It was a nice surprise.” And well deserved! Congrats Gillian! Head to Quiksilver.com/watermanevents for complete event results and information.

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