Grom Team Rider Sage Donnelly-Kern River Festival
Grom Team Rider Sage Donnelly is a young paddlesports superstar with a long whitewater paddling resume at the ripe old age of 12. Here is a quick report she sent in from racing on the Kern River in southern California a couple of weeks ago on her MCIT.
“This weekend, I put my Badfish MCIT inflatable SUP through the test! I have used the board for about 9 months now, but this weekend I participated in a low water stand up paddle board (SUP) boardercross and slalom races in Kernville, CA. and it was FUN! The low water made it so LOTS of rocks were exposed or just under the surface so the fins would catch and send you flying, but my MCIT kept me above a LOT of the rocks! The boardercross was especially exciting since it involved 5 women on SUP’s doing a mass start and mad dash down a small, bony, river channel. I didn’t win, and I wasn’t last, but considering I was competing against former Olympic medal winners (Rebecca Giddens, silver medal in slalom, 2004) and professional surfer Ax El, I think I did pretty well! I look forward to a full season of SUPing and racing and testing the limits!