Izzi Gomez

Disciplines: Women’s SUP Surfing

Age: 17

Nation: USA

Titles: ISA SUP Surf Gold Medalist 2015, Silver 2016; 2 x Stand Up World Tour Champion; SUP Magazine Athlete of the Year. 
About: My grandparents own the oldest surf shop in Florida, so I grew up surfing. I used to watch my brother and wanted to surf like him. I started competing in shortboarding, which eventually opened the door to paddleboarding. 

I remember trying SUP at Disney World's Typhoon Lagoon wave pool. The next thing I knew I was off to California to compete on the SUP World Tour. Surprisingly I won the event! Then, Starboard asked me to compete in France. It was a dream come true. 

SUP has given me so many opportunities and so much happiness. I am very thankful to be involved in the development and progression of the fastest-growing sport on the planet.