Matt Poole

Disciplines: Men’s Paddleboard Technical & Distance Races

Age: 29

Nation: Australia

Titles: 2017 Kellogg's NutriGrain Ironman series, 2014 Molokai 2 Oahu paddleboard world title, 2016 Pacific Paddle Games tech and distance winner, ISA Men’s Paddleboard Technical Race Gold Medalist 2016, ISA Men’s Paddleboard Distance Silver Medalist 2016

About: I have been doing Prone for around five years now. It started with an 18-foot paddle board in the Molokai 2 Oahu paddle board race. Since then, I have also competed on Stock and done ISA in Fiji, as well as PPG and a few other Prone events.
I got into Prone through watching Jamie Mitchell competing in the Molokai 2 Oahu race; I thought it was super tough and cool and wanted to have a crack for myself. 

The 2014 Molokai 2 Oahu paddle board world title is my greatest prone achievement.Prone is a hobby for me. In Australia, I compete professionally in Surf Life Saving and the Ironman series.
I think going to Denmark will be an awesome experience; it’s cool to see prone paddling going to new places.