Badfish Team Profile: Claire Chappell
Name: Claire Chappell
Hometown: Okemos, Michigan
“Home” Paddling Spot/Wave: Glenwood Springs Wave
Favorite paddling adventure/highlight of last year:
Landing a frontside 360. Getting second place in my first surf comp (Fibark). Having my first clean run on Shoshone, class III near Glenwood.
Keep working toward more tricks. Learn to surf the new Badfish sk8 shortboard and shred the heck outta some big waves. Compete in way more surf comps. It’s always a goal to get better in downriver whitewater paddling when I have the time, I think the new Badfish River Shred is going to help me with that.
Favorite Badfish Board and why?
Still the River Surfer 6’11! Plain and simple: It surfs everything. It is responsive yet has great flotation and it’s taken me from wave to wave for 6 years and let me play and explore, carve and spin.
Other Sponsors: Colorado River Surf Co, Hubbybar, Can I Surf That