Name + Age (2016):
Tarryn King, 32
Sales Manager at Xpression On The Beach, Muizenberg
Which paddling disciplines do you compete in? Eg. Surfski, river marathon, flat-water marathon, flat water sprint, S.U.P etc:
All SUP disciplines (Flatwater and Open Ocean Long Distance, Surf/Waveriding, Downwind)
Favourite race, why?
Any Downwind Race. There is nothing more thrilling than being out in the middle of the ocean in a howling gale!
What about paddling keeps you paddling?
There is nothing more thrilling than being out in the middle of the ocean in a howling gale!
Were (or are you) a champ at any other sport?
Yes, I have been competing in longboard surfing for the last 5 years and have won the South African national title twice.
Why paddling above other sports?
Stand up Paddle Boarding is so diverse, it allows you to paddle in the ocean in both flat conditionas as well as in wind or waves. As long as there is water, you can paddle!
Greatest paddling achievement ( or top 3!)
South African Women’s Downind SUP record holder
2X South African Ladies SUP Champ
5TH Place ISA World Surfing Games in Mexico, 2015
Most memorable life achievement outside of paddling?
Marrying the fabulous Thomas King 🙂
What is your favourite MOCKE product, why?
The PFD. It makes me feel safe when I’m in the middle of False Bay in a howling South Easter!