Anaïs Guyomarch 5
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Nationality : French
Currently living in : Laval, Pays de la Loire, France
Date of birth : 6 October 2001
Discipline : SUP Race
Favorite spot : Peninsula of Crozon
Inspirations : Bethany Hamilton, Karim Braire
Major accomplishements

2017:
1st under 16 girls at the 2017 French Championships and 7th overall women on the beach race
1st overall Women (12’6) and 2nd women scratch Normandie Transpaddle Trouville

2018:
1st overall Women Ile de Ré French cup (12’6) long distance downwind
4th overall Women Paddle Summer Cup (French cup 14’), 1st Junior

In life as in races, give everything not to regret anything at the end.

How did you get into SUP?
My father has always practiced watersports. As soon as I was old enough to go on the water he brought me with him. I started with bodyboard and then a little bit of surfing. As we live far from the shore, my father started to practice stand up paddle on the river close to home, so he could do a watersport. In spring 2015, I was 13, I went to see him on a Sup race competition and it pushed me to try.
A few months after I took my first sup surf lesson. Back from this course, I learnt that my grandfather just passed away. I told myself that any time on the water will be for him. As I couldn’t sup or surf a lot because of my living place, I started to train for my first participation to a race in Sept. 2015. At the end of the race I catched the virus and I just wanted to do many other races!

What do you do before getting in the water?
I listen to music to get in the mood

Tell us about your best SUPing memory
At the long distance of the Summer Cup La Baule 2018, when I arrived at the same time as my father, and we crossed the finish line together!

Who you would like to say thank you to?
Of course, I would like to say thank you to my parents because I am young and they give me all the supports that I need, also to my grandparents, they often follow me on races and I like to have them beside me. But I want to say thank you to all my relatives; my partners in training, my friends for the encouragement, and a huge thanks to F-ONE for the trust!

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