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San Clemente’s Candice Appleby Takes Double Wins at SUP World Series Kickoff

Candice Appleby of San Clemente took double wins at the first event of the Stand Up World Series, June 26-28 in Barcelona, Spain. Photo: Waterman League
Candice Appleby of San Clemente took double wins at the first event of the Stand Up World Series, June 26-28 in Barcelona, Spain. Photo: Waterman League

By Andrea Swayne

Candice Appleby of San Clemente has catapulted herself to the top of the ratings in the 2015 Stand Up World Series by claiming victory in both long distance and sprint SUP races on June 26 through 28, at the tour’s first stop in Barcelona, Spain.

The win earned her a $4,500 prize purse and rating points toward a Waterman League world title.

Fellow USA athlete Connor Baxter of Maui, last year’s world champion, also swept the men’s field.

“I’m feeling very confident,” Appleby said in a post win podium interview. “I’m happy for Connor’s win. He and I in the past have had some good juju together … c squared … hopefully we can keep it going for the rest of the season.”

The remainder of the 2015 Stand Up World Series includes competition in the U.S., Brazil, Japan and other European and Asian cities yet to be announced. For more information, visit www.watermanleague.com.

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