Candice loves working with up-and-coming SUP athletes, because teaching them not only allows her to impart the skill and knowledge she’s acquired as an elite athlete, but to learn new things from her students as well. This symbiotic relationship was the genesis for the Junior Pro and Youth SUP Fiesta, an annual event Candice began in 2013 and is the largest of its kind.
Seeing her students improve their SUP skills and confidence through the years has been incredibly rewarding. As Candice observes, “Everyone needs someone to encourage them. Sometimes all it takes is one person to believe in you, to give you the courage to believe in yourself. I remember the people who encouraged me along the way. Without them, I’m not sure where I would be today.”
For Candice, “success” means giving others the ability to achieve—in perpetuity. Thinking about her philosophy as a mentor, she says, “Success is not defined by an individual’s accomplishments, but by the ability to help other people succeed. By pouring into others, you enable them to achieve and hopefully inspire them to do the same for someone else. Success is about paying it forward and carrying that momentum beyond your immediate circle.”
Candice is passionate about growing SUP and inspiring people both locally and globally. As the winningest champion and face of the sport, she sees it as her duty not only to coach stand-up paddlers, but to be a public ambassador for SUP. She regularly coaches at the Performance Paddling Adult Training club and holds clinics for children and adults while she travels the world competing.
To inquire about private coaching, training, clinics and/or retreats, please contact Candice at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I have a lot to thank Candice for in terms of my paddling career. From training, to race day advice, I have learned countless things from surf racing technique to simple paddle drills, and everything in between. Candice has been paddling since the beginning, and her knowledge of the sport, and ocean shows just that. She is passionate about helping others and sharing her Veteran advice and because of that I have learned more than I can ever thank her for!”
– Shae Foudy
Training Partner, Teammate and 2018 APP World Champion