Candice Appleby

Candice Appleby

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Candice Appleby posted a photo
1 week ago

Getting my cast off in two days. Hopefully I’ll be back out in the water doing this very soon. 🙏🏼 pc:@muirman #cando #allthings #injesusnameiplay
#infinitysup #infinitysurf #paddlelikesfreak

Candice Appleby posted a photo
2 weeks ago

That look you give when your board is bae 😍. @infinity_sup 📷:@nagini_brand(pre-injury😂) #pualanihawaii #qbpaddles #NOWambassador #cando #allthings #injesusnameiplay

Candice Appleby posted a photo
3 weeks ago

Wishing I was in New York for the @appworldtour with these two @stephanie_shideler @shaefoudy right now. Have fun girls. #appworldtour #friends #newyorksupopen #throwback

Candice Appleby posted a photo
1 month ago

Aloha.😎🤙🏼🌺@officialmauijim #alohafriday #mauijim

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1 month ago

Gettin sweaty!
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#virusintl #nevergiveup #cando #allthings #NOWambassador

Candice Appleby posted a photo
1 month ago


Struggling with the reality of my broken finger and being in a cast for at least a month. Not even sure what is to come after that, given my pinky is pretty crushed, but I know that ACCEPTANCE is the answer to all my problems. I trust that God will make a way for me in this season, and I’m grateful to have avoided surgery. My faith is strong, but it’s definitely disappointing and scary to be injured (on the same hand that I had 2 surgeries on years ago) when my job requires using my body to perform.

I’ve been training so hard these past several months and have felt so strong and confident in my paddling thanks to Training By Boothy . I’m really bummed that I won’t be able to put my training to the test and defend my APP World Tour New York Sup Open title from last year. All my training has been aimed at peaking for this event. 🤦🏼‍♀️😭

But again, ACCEPTANCE is the answer. Easier said than done some days, and honestly I’m still pretty numb. The devil taunts my mind with fear and lies, but God speaks the truth to my heart as these fearful questions race through my mind...

Me: “How am I gonna pay my bills if I can’t compete?”
God: “I am your provider.”

Me: “What about my career and sponsors?”
God: “I have a good plan for your life.”

Me: “If I can’t train hard I’m gonna get fat and depressed.”
God: “I am your source and comfort, come to me and I will give you rest. I will give you perfect peace as you trust in me.”

Me: “If I only had a husband, then I wouldn’t be so alone, trying to do everything by myself, one handed, ugh I’m such a loser.”
God: “I have you right where I want you. I am all you need. Trust me. I am working everything out for your good, in My timing.”

Me: “How long is this going to take?”
God: “Be patient, I am in control.”

I will rest in His promises and rebuke the fearful lies that try to take me down. Christ is my victory and I will trust in His good plans for me.
#cando #allthings #faithoverfear #honesty #heartonmysleeve

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Candice’s story begins with a love of the ocean. She started surfing at age nine and competing at ten. At eleven, she was thrilled to move with her family to San Clemente, California, one of the best surf towns in the United States. There, she competed in longboarding and shortboarding throughout her adolescence and became captain of the San Clemente High School surf team, helping SCHS take the national title for four consecutive years.
From early on, it seemed Candice’s promise as an ocean athlete knew no bounds.
In 2003, she surprised many by skipping a chance to represent the United States in the International Surfing Association (ISA) World Games of Surfing in South Africa. Instead, Candice moved to Hawaii to pursue an education and surfing full force. (She also earned a B.S. in Tropical Plants and Soil Science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.)
It was during this time the SoCal native’s life changed dramatically. Committing to the call of the ocean, Candice trained and conditioned hard, honored to be mentored by legendary waterman families, like Keaulana, Desoto and Froiseth. Her waveriding skills and endurance continued to advance and gain her attention, soon earning her the badge of “waterman” herself.
Life took a prophetic turn in 2006, when Candice decided to give stand paddle surfing a try, after watching it for season on Oahu’s West Side. Intrigued by yet another way to ride waves, she immediately started teaching herself the sport of stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) from what she had learned by watching the skilled waterman of Makaha Beach. With her amazing fitness level and surfing background, Candice Appleby was soon competing against—and beating—men in SUP racing and surfing.

After eight years in Hawaii, Candice returned to San Clemente, proudly making it her home base for training and conditioning. She also co-founded Performance Paddling to provide SUP adult instruction, private coaching, team-building events and kids’ camps, and to help shape the next generation of SUP athletes.
In 2008, at the Duke Kahanamoku Oceanfest, Candice became the first and only woman to beat men in a professional SUP surfing event, winning both the women’s and Open Pro divisions. She went on to claim victory six times at Battle of the Paddle, and twice after it became the Pacific Paddle Games—an event long considered to be the World Championship or “Superbowl” of SUP. She’s also been #1 Female SUP Athlete of the Year three times and has collected 3 gold medals for the United States over an international field at the ISA World Championships in 2015 and 2016.
Today, Candice Appleby is known as a pioneer of SUP and also its foremost champion. ESPN W calls her “Abby Wambach, Serena Williams, Brittney Griner and Danica Patrick all rolled into one. She’s talented, fiercely competitive, tremendously well-respected and a true ambassador of the sport.”
Personal info
Twitter: @candiceappleby
Instagram: @applesteeze
Personal interests
I love Jesus, Stand Up Paddling, Surfing, Beach Volleyball, Singing, Dancing, and hanging with my two dogs Jonah and Noah.

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