Fiona Wylde chats about her life as a stand up paddle professional

Episode Artwork
0% played 00:00 00:00
May 18 2020 49 mins   2
Fiona Wylde grew up in Hood River with a large portion of her childhood spent down in Mexico. The only child of what seems like super cool parents, she kicked off her water sports career with windsurfing and jumped on a SUP at the age of 12. When she was 18 and really kicking off her career she was suddenly diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. She pursued professional paddle boarding in the face of a radical change of her lifestyle, including multiple "selfie injections" per day and a whole new blood sugar monitoring programme. She talks about Diabetes for what it is, just another hurdle to overcome and she inspired me with her genuine zest for life and fun character. We talk about the APP World Tour, is it sustainable to be a pro, all her accolades (actually these definitely are not ALL of them): 3rd Place 2019 ICF World Distance Race 2019 Euro Tour Champion 2019 APP World Tour Sunset Beach Pro Champion 2018 PPG Distance Champion 2016 SUP Race World Champion 4x Gorge Paddle Challenge Champion It was a fun conversation and we look forward to keep in touch with Fiona in the future. Follow her Instagram ( Thanks for listening as always and please share this with your SUP friends if you enjoyed it? Even an email link to your sister will help. It's our mission to help you get on the water more. Let us know how we can help you on ( Support this podcast