Fiona Wylde earns her first World TitleSUP - Oct 18, 2016
Werner Team Paddler Fiona Wylde earns her first stand up paddling world title with wins in the long distance, sprints and overall on Maui at the World Series Final.
Words from "Waterman League".
Fiona Wylde has secured her first World Title with a dominant performance on Maui for the 2016 World Series Finals.
After an impressive performance in the long distance race on Saturday, Fiona didn't want to miss out on the opportunity to compete alongside the men in the Open Surf exhibition, which she did and as always, made her presence felt.
However, it was then back to business as she took on the gruelling sprint course at Ho'okipa, and in the first round, had gained a significant lead when she came up against one of the bigger sets of the day that just flattened her. This allowed her competitors to take advantage of the situation as she was left playing catch up.
In true warrior fashion, she battled her way back to 2nd, but then faltered again in Round 2, putting an immense amount of pressure to perform in Round 3 in order to take the win here and secure the event and World Title.
That she did, as an emotional win saw her take the sprint, long distance and overall victories as well as the 2016 World Championship Title! A big congratulations go out to this worthy Champion as she continues to assert herself across all aspects of the sport.