Home: Barrie, Ontario
Surf Spot: Playa Guiones – Costa Rica
Paddle Spot: Kempenfelt Bay – Barrie, ON
Food: Nachos, Tacos, Beer & Wine
Other Interests: Traveling, Skiing, Hiking and Working Out
Stella started stand up paddling in 2011 and has only recently decided to jump into the racing scene. In 2017, her very first race was an indoor event at the Toronto Boat Show, followed by the Harbour Island course at the Carolina Cup. Last summer she participated in one of the local Ontario SUP Series Events where she took first place in the Open Race category. In 2018 she returned to the Carolina Cup, finishing on the podium with a 3rd place finish. Her plan for 2018 is to participate in a couple more of the Ontario SUP Series events, a 50km (32 miles) Lake Ontario Crossing in July, and to head out west to Infinity SUP home turf and to participate in the Pacific Paddle Games (PPG) in the fall.
A true SpeedFreak at heart, Stella is on the water almost every day working on improving her technique to be an efficient paddler and to make her Custom Blackfish go faster.