I am so thrilled to welcome our first international guest to The Joy of SUP today!
Vikki is a British-born adventurer and founder of She SUPs, her paddleboarding business in Sydney, Australia.
She SUPS is an all women's community focussed on empowering women + girls through SUP adventures.
Vikki moved to Sydney in 2015 + within a few months was hooked on paddling. First, it was kayaking, but then came SUP.
Being on the water helped her process working in a toxic corporate environment, visa struggles, loneliness, being away from family + living with anxiety. Through kayak and SUP she gained strength, learnt new skills and found her identity. It helped her create a stronger connection to Country, build friendships and connect with and learn from Mother Nature.
Conducting research, during the initial brainstorming stages of the She SUPs concept, Vikki was shocked (but at the same time not surprised due to personal experience) by the statistics around barriers to participation in adventure-sports for women, which were preventing so many women across Australia from gaining these benefits.
As she read these studies she could definitely relate. Unfortunately, she had found that sometimes being a female adventurer/paddler could be tough, and yet, it really shouldn’t be.
Therefore fuelled by her own experiences, and determined to provide a better, more supportive outlook for women Vikki decided to:
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Vikki is an Ambassador for Red Paddleboards.
Thank you so much to Bluefin SUP for sponsoring Season 3 of the podcast.
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