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Shakira Westdorp

Disciplines: Women’s SUP Surfing

Age: 32

Nation: Australia

Titles: ISA Women’s SUP Surfing Gold Medalist 2016; ISA Women’s SUP Technical Race Gold Medalist 2014; ISA Women’s SUP Distance Race Silver Medalist 2014 and ISA Women’s SUP Surfing Bronze Medalist 2014; ISA Women’s SUP Surfing Silver Medalist 2013; ISA Women’s SUP Surfing Silver Medalist 2012; APP World Tour 3rd in 2016, 2nd in 2015; 5 x Australian SUP surfing champion; 7 x Queensland state SUP surfing champion
 
About: I have probably been SUPing for around 11 years. I was lucky to have some friends who made a board when SUP just started in Australia. We would take the board down to the beach every day and just play around. It was a 12 ft big barge of a thing, and it wasn’t long before we were making another shorter, thinner one to be more maneuverable.
 
I love just being on the water hanging out with friends and trying new things. There is nothing in the world that compares to SUP surfing and the fun times it brings. I also love regular shortboard surfing. 

I have a keen interest in craft beer and have a full-time job as a firefighter.
 
I’ve never been to Denmark. I’m looking forward to going to there with the Australian team. I'm hoping to defend the SUP surfing world title and overall team gold.