Imagine paddling for 2 hours 21 minutes and 49 seconds. Now imagine that you are Annabel Anderson, Kiwi champ, team Lahui Kai paddler, and you are equipped with a brand new Puakea paddle and a Brian Szymanski shaped Lahui Kai racer. Then imagine yourself winning another Cup for your third year in a row. 2 hours 21 minutes before you are lined up at one of the biggest SUP races of 2015.
It starts with a board, some creative imagination and will power. More importantly it is having the right team and putting yourself in the right state of mind. And when all the pieces come together, victory is that much more rewarding. Here's to the athletes and their teams that train hard for moments like these.