Top 7 SIC Moments for 2017
Happy New Year from all of us at SIC Maui! With the start of the new year, we wanted to take a walk down memory lane to recap the Top 7 SIC Moments for 2017.
1. Jade Howson Takes Gold at 2017 Pacific Paddle Games
New SIC team member and SUP phenom Jade Howson dominated in the Girl's Junior Pro division, taking home gold in the Technical and Overall categories. Howson also competed alongside the top female athletes in the world, including SIC teammate Seychelle Hattingh, in the Women's Pro Technical final.
2. Kody Kerbox Battles the Best at Red Bull Heavy Water
Photo courtesy: Buzzy Kerbox
SIC Maui Global Athlete Kody Kerbox battled the world’s best paddle boarders in massive waves at the 2018 Red Bull Heavy Water in San Francisco, California. After miles of 10-15 ft. surf, Kody came in at an impressive fourth place finish.
3. Team SIC at Pan American Games in Peru
SIC Maui Brazilian Global Athlete Caio Vaz and Puerto Rican Ambassador Mariecarmen Rivera both took home medals in their respective categories at the Pan American Claro Games in Peru. Caio took gold in the Men's SUP Surf championship and Mariecarmen took silver in the Women's SUP Technical race.
4. Seychelle Wins Chattajack 2017
Despite temperatures in the 40s, bone chilling winds, and rain almost the entire race, SIC Maui Global Athlete Seychelle was an unstoppable force at the 2017 Chattajack race in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Coming in at just about 5.5 hours, Seychelle solidified her gold medal in the women’s division and set a course record.
5. Supconnect Gear Awards
SIC received two 2017 Supconnect Gear of the Year Awards with their SIC Bullet and Feelgood Series paddleboards.
6. Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge
The SIC Team was in full force at the Hood River Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge earlier this month. SIC Global Team Athletes Tommy Buday, Kody Kerbox, Andrea Moller and Seychelle along with Ambassadors Miguel Beltran, Ben Gareiss, Marie Carmen Rivera and Rhys Staples were all in the Pacific Northwest for racing, touring and SIC family and team bonding.
7. New SIC Team Riders
Among Seychelle and Kody Kerbox joining team SIC earlier in 2017, we have also had recent team additions including youth phenom Jade Howson. Looking into 2018, we couldn’t be more stoked about our roster of elite athletes and ambassadors. Stay tuned for an official announcement of the 2018 SIC Maui team coming soon.
2017 was full of amazing moments and memories for SIC. Here’s to another great year with all of you who are Bound By Water.