SIC Global Team
SIC is proud to announce the Global Team, comprising of waterwomen and watermen from around the world who specialize in racing or embrace the SIC Maui lifestyle - surfing, downwinding, foiling, adventure paddling, and more.
ATHLETE • HEALER • COACH
Seychelle is a world class athlete, coach, and mom. A trailblazer, a rebel, a health nut, and a manifestness. She is a highly decorated standup paddle athlete, World Champion, endurance paddler, and Guinness World Record holder, A certified Nutrition Coach, Personal Trainer, Yoga Instructor, and licensed USCG Master. She coaches athletes to feel powerful, connected, and balanced in their paddle and life pursuits.
Seychelle was born and raised in the Florida Keys with a deep love for the ocean and travel. Competitive by nature, she never did what was expected of her and rarely did what she was told. Her journey to greatness has been nothing short of a rollercoaster as all great stories must be. In her programs she coaches women to increase their self-knowledge, intuition, self-care, and grace in their athletic journey.
Seychelle currently resides in Melbourne Beach with her Husband, son, and dog. She loves the ocean, the beach, being in nature, surfing, paddling, relaxing, preparing healthy food, nourishing her body, dancing, sunshine, learning, expanding, living her best life, and experiencing bliss.
"I believe that Life provides us with exactly the experiences we need to become the person we are meant to become, that everything happens for a reason, and that our greatest challenges are our greatest opportunities for growth. I believe that gratitude is the key to manifestation."
- 2019 APP Standup Paddle World Champion
- Guinness World Record – 24-hour Greatest Distance SUP
- 3 x SEA Paddle NYC Champion
- 3 x SUP 11 City Tour
- Grand Champion 3 x Chattajack Champion
- Certified – Health Coach, Nutrition Coach, Personal Trainer, Yoga Instructor
- USCG Licensed – Master
Fav spots: Key largo, FL and anywhere with crystal clear, warm water. Islands, beaches, over reefs, or riding waves
OCEAN LOVER • PADDLER • SURFER
Jade's love for the ocean began in her hometown, Laguna Beach, California, at a very young age. She grew up swimming, surfing, diving, and paddling all along the southern California coast. As a child, Jade competed in many different sports. At the age of 7, her father, Robert Howson, introduced her to SUP, and Battle of the Paddle at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California, became her first SUP race. Shortly after, Jade began training with her coach, Mike Eisert, and his training group, The Paddle Academy.
When Jade began high school, she entirely dedicated her time to paddling and was fortunate to travel around the world and compete against some of the top women in the sport. Her favorite type of race is the sprint and technical race. When she is not paddling, she enjoys playing the ukulele, guitar, and base, surfing, free diving, spending time with friends, and baking. Jade attends the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a major in Marine Biology. When she is home, you can also find her working at her family's surf shop, Harbour Surfboards.
"No rainbows without rain"
2022 - 1st overall combined - Pro/Elite Women at SIC Gorge Paddle Challenge
2021 - 2nd overall combined – Pro/Elite Women at SIC Gorge Paddle Challenge
- Gold Medalist in the Women’s 200m Sprint at the ISA Sup and Paddleboard Championships, 2019
- Gold Medalist in the Junior Technical race at the ISA Sup and Paddleboard Championships, 2019
2019 - Gold Medalist in the Junior Technical race at the ISA Sup and Paddleboard Championships, 2018
2019 - Combined Junior champion at the Pacific Paddle Games, 2018
2018 - M2M Womens 14’ Champion, 2018
2018 - 3rd place in the Elite Women’s division at the Carolina Cup, 2019
RACER • ATHLETE • OCEAN LOVER
Sports had always been a part of David Leao's DNA. At the age of three, David followed in his father and brother's footsteps and perused the sport of Judo, where his father was a master. This ultimately is where his competitive drive began.
Born on the south coast of Bahia, Brazil, David spent much of his life on the island with his grandparents soaking up the culture surrounded by sea and nature. This is where David's passion for paddleboard racing was born
"Paddling for a better world"
- 2019 Champion Aloha Spirit Festival
- 2019 Champion Europe Junior
- 2019 Second Place Pro-Junior Caroline Cup
- 2018 Second place- Pacific Paddle Games Pro-Junior
- 2018 Vice-Brazilian Championship Sprints
RACER • SURFER • COACH
Born in land-locked Paris, the French capital, Ludo was perhaps not destined to live on and from the ocean! With both his parents being sports teachers, Ludo had the chance to try various different activities, a lot of swimming, skiing and skateboarding, and a lot of traveling, especially to the Atlantic coast, to surf small waves and have fun in the shore-break! It was later on, staying at his grandfather’s in Marseille, that Ludo, along with his brother Jeremy (already a total windsurf addict !) first saw and discovered SUP. The brothers’ passion for their new shared activity grew fast, especially wave surfing and downwind.
It was a win-win situation, the boys loved the physical side of paddling and the unique sensation of gliding over the water on an SUP. The resulting endorphins made for an intoxicating cocktail!
Competitive since birth, it was a natural next step to want to break into competitions and make a name for themselves. They were fortunate that France and Europe had already established an extensive competition circuit attracting the best paddlers, which helped them progress quickly and test themselves in a variety of conditions, and to enjoy being part of the amazing and small world of top level SUP ! Fast-forward through several years of lake, sea and ocean racing, Ludo has twice been French National champion, winner of the infamous GlaGla Race, and has had numerous top 5 finishes in big international competitions. Add to that his numerous wins on the Waterman Tahiti Tour on the Polynesian competition circuit. Today, Ludo is a name among watermen, for his surfing and foil-boarding, also as a coach, passing on the benefit of his experience to future generations of paddlers.
"Enjoy the glide, train and believe in yourself !"
- 5th place 2022 GlaGla Race
- 2nd 2021 Nautic Paris
- Double French champion
- Multiple Euro Tour podium
- Multiple Alpines lakes tour and french cup winner
- Glagla Race champion 2019
- Tentative biggest downwind ever - Maestral project 2019
- 2nd waterman Tahiti tour 2019
FATHER • PADDLER • ATHLETE
Ryohei Yoshida was born in Yamagata, Japan. His father is a restaurant owner, and his mother is a farmer. As a child, Ryohei loved baseball. After a shoulder injury during a high school game, he could no longer play, so he joined a surf lifesaving club and started paddling for rehabilitation.
Fast-forward four years later, Ryohei won the All Japan Surf Lifesaving Championship two years in a row. In 2010, Ryohei started Stand Up Paddling and went on to win the 2016 Japan SUP championship. In 2017 Ryohei was selected on the Japan National Team, which participated in the ISA Games in Denmark. He also won the first Asia SUP Tour in 2019.
"Stay Humble Hustle Hard"
RACER • SURFER • WATERWOMAN
Ever since she was a little girl, Rika has loved the ocean and dreamed of being a lifeguard. When she entered her university, she joined the lifesaver club, fulfilling her dream. After graduating from school, Rika moved to Zamami Island, where she worked as a SUP, kayak, snorkeling, and yoga instructor.
Rika fell in love with paddling after taking a paddleboard class at her home beach, which hosted the Kerama Blue Cup in 2017.
Today you will find Rika competing as a SUP racer while working as a paddleboard coach for local kids. Rika’s goal is to compete worldwide and is anxiously waiting for racing to open up again. Rika’s hobbies include yoga, surfing, diving, photography, and exploring nature.
"No attack, no chance"
- 2019 Japan Cup. Long Distance 3rd, Technical 2nd and Overall 2nd.
- 2019 All Japan Championships. Long Distance 2nd, Technical 1st and Overall 1st.
- 2019 ISA World Championships. Long Distance 3rd and Technical 3rd.
- 2021 Carolina Cup. Long Distance 3rd and Surf Sprint 2nd.
- 2022 ICF SUP World Championships. Long Distance 11th, Technical 5th and Sprint 11th.
- 2022 All Japan Championships. Long Distance 1st and Technical 1st.
RACER • SURFER • WATERMAN
Campbell is from Wilmington NC and calls Wrightsville Beach his second home. It is Wrightsville Beach where he trains multiple water sport disciplines. Starting sup racing at 10, he has gone on to enjoy sup surfing, surfing, outrigger canoe, wing foiling or anything salty and he eventually wants to try big wave surfing. Campbell has competed on his high school swim team for the past 4 years.
Between SUP/Surf training and swim, he also enjoys CrossFit, skateboarding, and mountain biking. Campbell shares his passion for the water by working summers at Wrightsville SUP.
He is a member of the Wrightsville Beach Jr Elite Team, SIC Maui Jr Team, Wrightsville SUP team, Stand Up Journal team, Salt Life team, and Blackproject sup team. One of Campbell's main goals is to go to the Olympics in 2028 for stand up paddling. Some other goals Campbell has is to promote a healthy lifestyle through outdoor activity whether it be adventures on SUP or any water or land activity. He is also a strong advocate for keeping the ocean clean. He has been with SIC since 2018 and enjoys the leadership and team cohesiveness it has to offer, in addition to the amazing equipment they offer.
"The ocean is life"
- 2022 Carolina Pro-Am SUP - Longboard - 3rd /Pro-Am SUP Pro 19 - 2nd / Men’s Open - 2nd
- 2022 Carolina Cup - Junior - 1st / Elite Men’s - 17th
- 2022 ISA Trials - Jr Tech – 1st / Men’s Tech 2nd
- 2022 APP Santa Monica - Men’s Distance - 12th / Men’s Sprints - 9th
- 2022 SIC Gorge Paddle Challenge Downwind - Elite Men’s - 11th / Sprints Elite Men’s - 4th
- 2022 ISA SUP World Championship - Jr Tech 3rd Bronze / 3rd Team USA overall
- 2021 Carolina Cup - Jr Graveyard –1st / Men’s overall -15th / Juniors Overall - 1st
- 2021 SIC Gorge Paddle Challenge - 1st Jr Tech / 2nd Jr Downwind
ATLHETE • COACH • WATERWOMAN
Caroline grew up in Denmark Cold Hawaii, watching her dad do all kinds surf sports, But as a kid, she wasn’t feeling comfortable in the ocean herself. Instead, she grew up doing many other sports, like biking, swimming, climbing, fitness and rhythmic gymnastics. When she was 15 years old, she watched the ISA Worlds in SUP when it was hosted in Denmark.
The passion and skill of these SUP athletes inspired her to start. Soon she began SUP surfing every day after school, taking the bus with her boards. Her passion grew and the Danish cold winter became her happy place. Caroline is now an all-waterwoman and she loves to learn and explore limits within watersports.
While exploring surf and SUP surf, Caroline found her love for racing. She participated in a few races around the world, which gave her great motivation to chase a new dream - to work towards becoming one of the best female paddlers in the world. Now her favorite discipline is sprint and short course technical racing, where she especially loves open water and waves, where technique and skills come into play.
In 2019 it felt natural to share her stoke with the local community, and she started coaching and giving lessons to juniors and Amateurs. The past 2 years she has been developing online plans combined with 1:1 coaching lessons, to create a full program for the juniors. Right now, she is bringing the program to life, coaching juniors on the national team in collaboration with the local elite center. Her dream is to hopefully inspire and teach even more passionate juniors all around the world. Besides racing and coaching, Caroline loves to spend time with family as well as baking, exploring the world of tea, being creative on social media, learning more about sport, health and personal training - and to explore nature around her, whether it’s traveling or in the Danish national park where she lives.
"Push limits, stay creative and see that everything is possible"
- Gold medalist in Women’s 200m Sprint, at the European Championship 2022
- Silver medalist in Women’s 200m Sprint, at ISA SUP and Paddleboard World Championship 2022
- Silver medalist in Women’s 1000m Technical Race, at ICF SUP World Championship 2022
- Overall and Sprint Women’s Champion, at APP World Tour in Busan 2022
- 3rd place Women’s Sprint, at APP World Tour in London 2022
- 2nd place Women’s Technical Race, at World SUP Festival 2022
- 1st place in Women’s Pro Division, at Euro Tour in Hvide Sande 2021
- 3rd place in Women’s pro 10km technical race, at Euro Tour in Zandvoort 2019
- Bronze medalist in Junior girl’s technical race, at ISA SUP and Paddleboard World Championship 2018
- 3x Danish Champion Women’s Racing overall.
Fav sports: Racing/surfing waves on the Reef Klitmoller & fish factory Hanstholm DK. Warm and clear water oceans or lakes to explore.
Her website : https://www.carolinekuntzel.com
ATLHETE • STUDENT • WATERMAN
Ethan grew up and still lives on one of Brittany and France's most beautiful peninsulas, the Presqu'ile de Crozon. Its "cruciform" tip makes it a magnificent playground for expressing yourself on the water any and every way you want. Living so close to the sea, Ethan has become a true master of all. He's non-stop, changing sports for whatever the weather conditions may be. Surf, SUP foil, surf foil, prone, windsurf, wing foil, and a bit of Mountain Biking allows him to burn off energy. But it's Foil, SUP Race, and SUP Downwind where he best expresses himself.
“Being on the water makes me feel like my real self. It's the perfect wake-up every day. It's an addiction!”
At just 18 years old, he's already a big success on the international scene. Ethan got into SUP at an early age, thanks to his dad, but he got serious about paddling five years ago when he began training with his coach Amaury Dormet and riding at and for the Crozon Waterman Club. Over the last two years on the Euro Tour (the top European Circuit), Ethan had some impressive results. Especially his 3rd place in Majorca and 6th in Alicante. His favorite competition is Downwind. "It's full-on. Anything can and does happen. Especially if someone has a fall, you have to read and ride the waves and swell."
This year promises to be intense for Ethan as he takes on the added challenge of starting medical school while pursuing a racing career. All the same, he's expecting to be out for at least one serious session every week. We can't wait to see him back in competitive action in the second part of 2023, but also to share in all his future downwind adventures!
"If you can dream it, you can do it!"
- SUP Euro Tour Ranking: 7th (from 3 completed races out of 13)
- 4th Gran Canaria PRO22 - Euro Tour (technical race)
- 6th World SUP Festival Costa Blanca - Euro Tour (long distance)
- 3rd Port Adriano SUP Race - Euro Tour (long distance)
- 1st at the Morbihan Paddle Trophy - Leg of the French Cup 2022
- 1st at the Kelt Ocean Race (Downwind)
- 1st Technical Race - French Championship leg in Lacanau
- SUP Euro Tour Ranking: 9th (from 3completed races out of 14)
- 4th French National Championships SUP Race (long distance)
- 4th Vendée Gliss (long distance)
- 2nd Agios Nikolaos On SUP
- 5th Nordhausen SUP Race
RACER • SURFER • SAILOR
Hailing from a family of four generations of watermen, whether commercial fishermen, professional surfers, or sailors, it seemed the ocean was always going to be close to Lincoln's heart. At age 14, he raced his first Molokai 2 Oahu, a race he grew up idolizing and watching his dad and cousins compete in each year. It was here that his love affair for the challenge of open ocean racing began.
SUP racing has dominated Lincoln's life and became his obsession to one day become world champion. After eight years of hard training, Lincoln emerged with three Australian titles and ranked number one SUP athlete in the world. Ticking that box summoned an internal hunger to explore a magnitude of challenges found within some of Earth's most uncharted waters. This was when project foil Bass Strait was born, along with the desire to challenge himself with any possible water challenge that pushes Lincoln outside his comfort zone.
"Don’t let what you cannot interfere with what you can do."
- REIGNING STAND UP PADDLEBOARD (SUP0 WORLD CHAMPION
- 2019 ICF technical Race World SUP champion
- 2018 Paddle League World Champion
- 3 x Australian SUP Champion
- 3 x Australian Team Representative
- 2019 12 Towers Race champion
- 2019 Canadian Downwind Champion
- 2018 World SUP cup Germany - 1st
- 2018 Japan SUP cup - 1st
- 2018 Pacific Paddle Games - 1st overall
Fav spots: Cotton Tree Point
RACER • SURFER • SPEARFISHERMAN
At 17 years old, Rai Taguchi is the youngest member of the global Team and was moved up from the Youth Development team for the 2020 season. Rai lives on Okinawa Island, Japan, the perfect location to train for downwind and surf all year round.
Rai became hooked on SUP at the age of 12 after winning 1st place in a local race and trained hard with his father ever since. Rai dominated the majority of race events in Japan this past year, was crowned the U18 ICF Champion, placed 2nd in the U18 Technical Race at ISA, and was in the Top 10 Male racers overall ISA. Rai is looking forward to competing in the World Tour this year, and we're looking forward to following along!
"Find peace in the ocean paddling or below swimming."
- 2018 7th All Japan SUP Championship
- 2019 ICF World Championship
- 2019 ISA World Championship Japan National Team
- 2020 App FastTrack MEN’S PRO 2nd place
- 2021 6th Asian Beach Games Sanya
- 2020 Surfing SUP category tournament First place
Fav spots: Yanbaru, Japan
BODIE VON ALLMEN
OCEAN LOVER • PADDLER • RACER
Bodie Von Allmen, a 16-year-old from Lake Oswego, Oregon, has been paddling competitively since he was nine years old. Bodie was introduced to the sport initially through his dad, Corey Von Allmen, and quickly added to his list of mentors as his skills progressed and accomplishments accumulated. Some key influences throughout his nascent career include Kody Kerbox, who gave him his first SUP lesson on Maui, downwind legend Livio Menelau, owner of Stoke on the Water, Joel Yang, and SIC Ambassador Russell Pert, just to name a few.
Since becoming a member of the SIC Youth Development team, Bodie has excelled quickly in the SUP racing community, competing in key races such as Battle of the Bay, Gorge Downwind Champs, SIC Gorge Paddle Challenge, Santa Cruz Paddlefest, and many more.
After high school, Bodie plans to become a professional paddler. His dream is to travel the world, competing with the best of the best. When Bodie is not paddling he loves to surf, foil and wakeboard. He has a true passion for watersports and is always in search of a new challenge.
"Slow down, enjoy the ride. Slow is smooth, smooth is fast.”
- 1st Place Junior, 4th Overall Open Men. HanoHano Ocean Classic
- 2nd Place Juniors, 17th overall Graveyard Race. Carolina Cup
- 16th Place Men's Long-Distance Race. International Canoe Federation World Championships.
- 1st Place Team combined results Men's Tech. International Canoe Federation World Championships.
- 3rd Place Team combined results Men's Long Distance. International Canoe Federation World Championships.
- 3rd Place Overall National Federation (U.S.A National Team). International Canoe Federation World Championships.
- 5th Place: Men's Elite Downwind Race. SIC Gorge Paddle Challenge
- 5th Place: Men's Elite Course Race. SIC Gorge Paddle Challenge