Michael Booth

Disciplines: Men’s SUP Technical Race & Distance Race

Age: 26

Nation: Australia

Titles: ISA SUP Distance Race Gold Medalist 2016, Pacific Paddle Games Distance Race Champion 2016
About: I have been SUPing for approximately two years now and really enjoy the challenge. SUP, for me, is a great sport that incorporates surfing, fitness, and lifestyle.
I got into SUP after a friend started up his own SUP company in 2014. I was still focused on sprint kayaking, but saw so many opportunities in SUP. In 2016, with Starboard's support, I turned pro and chased the dream from there. 

My biggest moment in my SUP career was winning the ISA World championships in 2016

I'm inspired by a whole host of different things, but on a daily basis, I'm chasing small goals like finishing a particular session or maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.
I like teaching people how to paddle and helping them achieve their goals through training programs. 

I enjoy travelling the world with my girlfriend. I've never been to Denmark, so I'm excited to explore the country, culture, and cuisine. I'd like to retain my ISA World Championship status, but with the athletes signed up, I'm sure that will be no easy feat.