Stand Up Paddleboarding


Age: 17  

Nickname: Slammin Sam

Favourite Food: Croissants

Sporting Idol/s: Michael Booth, Kai Lenny, Shakira Westdorp and Lachie Landsdown is a bit of a legend too

When did you first start in your sport?
I started Paddling around 5 years ago

Career Highlights:
3rd U18 Technical Race - 2018 ISA World Champs 
9th Open M's Marathon Race - 2018 ISA World Champs
2018 Australian Junior SUP Champion - Tech Race
2018 Australian Junior SUP Champion - Marathon 

What do you love most about your sport?
The awesome people, place you can travel and the great opportunities

Favourite event: Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge (Hood River, Oregon)

Favourite location to compete/surf: Wedge Island

Future Goals: To have a successful career in Stand up Paddle Boarding and travel the world

Hobbies: Foiling and Mountain biking

What do you love most about The Barnacle Plus?
The compact design and the ability to use it anywhere you want

Five (5) songs on your playlist
Jimmy Recard by Drapht

Mexico by Drapht

Bullshit by Dune Rats

Walking Under Stars by Hilltop Hoods

Sweet Release by Hockey Dad

Advice for young athletes and kids getting into sport:
Mostly its all about having fun and enjoying the sport, and if you are doing that then you'll succeed

Favourite Quote: The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow

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