Five-time defending champion Anderson will be missing from the Carolina Cup this year. Annabel Anderson is an icon in women's SUP racing. She has won nearly every big SUP event in the world. Due to an ongoing ailment and a recently sustained concussion, Anderson has decided to pull out of the Carolina Cup this year to focus on recovery.
Road to 2018 Carolina Cup Heats Up as 5X Champ Annabel Anderson Bows Out
WORLD CLASS: ANNABEL TAKES TIME FOR RECOVERY
Annabel Anderson is no stranger to injury. The No. 1 woman in sup racing has had her fair share of bumps and bruises from an active lifestyle of mountain biking, river surfing and sup racing. She is a fighter.
Which is why, on practically the eve of her defending her dominance at the Carolina Cup, the stand up paddling tribe sits up and blinks to hear the queen won’t be returning for 2018.
The saucy New Zealander reports plans to undergo surgery to address a “long-term and horrifically painful ailment” and time to fully recover from a serious concussion sustained earlier in the year as her motivation to sit out this year’s opening competition in the sup world tour.
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