December 30, 2014
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

Starboard Signs The Girl With The Infectious Smile, Fiona Wylde, To Its International Dream Team

Fiona Wylde Starboard SUP

Fiona Wylde in action at Salt Creek

Fiona Wylde has just announced a deal with Team Starboard, which will see the current world #4 paddling those iconic blue race boards in 2015.

Hailing from the inland wind mecca of Hood River, Fiona is an all-round watersports bad ass that shows skills beyond her years in windsurfing, kitesurfing and stand up paddling.

Fiona Wylde Gorge Paddle ChallengeWith Starboard originally being a windsurf brand (it’s still one of the biggest in the world), this is a pretty natural fit for Fiona. I heard of a couple of other SUP manufacturers that were chasing the young gun’s services in 2015, however it was Starboard who got the signature.

Fiona, who has perhaps the most infectious smile in the sport, will join the Starboard International Dream Team alongside super stars Connor Baxter, Zane Schweitzer, Beau O’Brian, Titouan Puyo and several more.

It was a big year for Fiona, where she ended the season ranked #4 on the SUP RACER WORLD RANKINGS on the back of a stellar Battle of the Paddle performance (4th in the Elite Race and 3rd in the Distance). And now, with arguably the world’s biggest and best race team behind her, Fiona will have even bigger goals in the new year.

The 17-year-old is clearly excited about the new adventure, posting the following on her official Facebook page moments ago:

“So excited to share with you my new sponsor, Starboard!! I could not be happier going into 2015 with a company like Starboard at my back and solid boards under my feet!”

You can follow @fiona_wylde to keep up with the youngster’s adventures (and you can follow SUP-Star-gram to keep up with every top paddler’s adventures).