Karen Mirlenbrink

YOLO Board SUP Team

Q & A:

karen mHometown:  Dunedin, Florida

Most Significant Career Highlight:  Paddling in the Na Wahine O Ke Kai – women’s six-person outrigger canoe race that crosses the Molokai Channel (Molokai to Oahu in Hawaii). I also came in first place in the women’s SUP category at the Big River Regional Race in 2014. It was my best personal performance to date.

Favorite food:  Anything with goat cheese in it

My Health Food Store:  Whole Foods in Clearwater

My Favorite Garden of Life supplements:  RAW Fit Coffee, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

My Secret to/living-foods-extra-virgin-organic-coconut-oil-100-658010111416 Staying Healthy:  Staying as active as possible, eating as cleanly as possible

My Significant Others:  Husband, Rob

My Favorite Song:  Good Life by One Republic

My Favorite Movie:  Mary Poppins

My Favorite Holiday:  Halloween

What I Want to Be When I Grow Up:  A Mermaid (When I was 8 years old, I told my Mom I wanted to be a Weeki Wachee Mermaid when I grew up!)

My Favorite Super Hero:  Underdog

Charities or Causes I Support:  I coach the Achilles Internamirlenbrinktional Ocean Sports Team, as well as fundraise for the Friends of the Island Parks and Movember.

If I Could Change One Thing About Myself It Would Be:  We all
have things that we would prefer to be different about ourselves. I prefer to be the best “me” I can be.It may not always turn out the way I would like it to be, but doing my best is all I can do.

My 2015 Goals are:  To continue moving forward with the
trajectory from 2014! Last year was awesome –I taught a workshop in Maui and led a retreat in Italy. I hope to keep working to see more and paddle more of the world in 2015!

Upcoming events or competitions
:  The 2015 Florida SUP Calendar – Florida State Paddleboard Champs,the Shark Bite Challenge, (thanks for sponsoring, Garden of Life!) Florida Cup, Key West Classic – and hopefully the Carolina Cup, and many more!