PRO WOMEN - SHELBY TAYLOR

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SHELBY TAYLOR

Birth Date: June 30, 1992

Birth Place: Lexington, Kentucky

Hometown: Lexington, KY/ Sayulita, Mexico

Started Paddling: 2012

SUP Surfboard: For fun on any wave, the Nugget 8’0”! For more performance, the Nugg 7’4”

SUP Raceboard: RP 12’6” x 24”

Other Sports & Hobbies: I like to mix up my SUP training routine with daily running, as well as biking, swimming, and short board surfing. I also love skateboarding when I can. My hobbies are playing guitar, painting, cooking (and eating), and hanging out with my pit-bull pup “Conchita” (seashell). I am balancing my SUP career and working for Stand Up Paddle Mexico with being a student at the University of Kentucky majoring in International Communications.

Music: ALL MUSIC I LOVE!!! (Except heavy metal….), I also like to think I can rap really good.

Movies: Classic - Dancing with Wolves / New - Guardians of the Galaxy / Animated - Finding Nemo.

Food: Anything I can cook. I like to eat daily all natural/organic (from the garden or local), but my favorite food is ethnic! Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, Mexican...

Quote: “I learned that courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” -Nelson Mandela

Sponsors: Riviera Paddlesurf, Stand Up Mexico, Sweet Waterwear, OX Endurance Formula, Geigerrig Hydration, Hari Mari, On It Pro

Social Media: Facebook Page | Instagram Page


Career Accomplishments:

2014:

2014 Women’s Pro Overall Champion - Manzanillo, Zihuatanejo, Ixtapa, SayulitaMexico SUP Tour

1st Place - Pro Distance - Manzanillo, Zihuatanejo, Ixtapa, SayulitaMexico SUP Tour

1st Place - Pro Technical - Manzanillo, Zihuatanejo, Ixtapa, SayulitaMexico SUP Tour

11th Place - Elite Distance Race - Battle of the Paddle, Salt Creek CA

18th Place - Elite Technical Race - Battle of the Paddle, Salt Creek CA

7th Place Overall - Women’s - Standup World Series - Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam

Overall Pro  Women’s Champion - Lonestar Paddle Fest - Dallas TX

1st Place - Pro Distance Race - Lonestar Paddle Fest - Dallas TX

1st Place - Pro Technical Race - Lonestar Paddle Fest - Dallas TX

4th Place - Elite “El Dorado” Technical Course - Race the Lake of the Sky - South Lake Tahoe, CA

5th Place - Elite 14.3 mile “Emerald Bay” Distance Race - Race the Lake of the Sky - South Lake Tahoe, CA

1st Place - Overall Women’s Elite Distance - Southern Stoke Paddle Series - Chattanooga, TN / Knoxville, TN

2nd Place - Elite Technical Course - Punta Sayulita SUP and Longboard Classic - Sayulita, Mexico

3rd Place - Elite Distance Race - Punta Sayulita SUP and Longboard Classic - Sayulita, Mexico

2013:

1st Place Overall - Elite Long Distance Race - St. Simons Island SUP Classic (Southern SUP Series) - St. Simons Island, GA

1st Place - Elite Long Distance Race - Chattanooga RiverRox (Southern SUP Series) - Chattanooga, TN

2nd Place - Age group, 5th Place Overall - Women's - Open Race - Battle Of The Paddle - Dana Point, CA

2nd Place - Age Group, 10th Place Overall - Women's - Long Distance Race - Battle Of The Paddle - Dana Point, CA

2nd Place - Elite Technical Race - Manzanillo Xtreme SUP Race - Manzanillo, MEX

1st Place - Elite Sprint Race - Punta Mita Beach Festival- Punta Mita, MEX

1st Place - Elite Technical Race - Punta Mita Beach Festival- Punta Mita, MEX

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