MICHAEL BOOTH. ELITE WATERMAN… WORLD CHAMPION.
Michael Booth is a world champion Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) athlete who prides himself on hard work and determination. Michael transitioned to SUP from other paddle sports in 2015 and in a short time, has dominated the international SUP competition. He has gone from World Number 2 Ocean Ski paddler and Olympic-hopeful kayaker to World Champion SUP racer in less than two years. His drive as well as his savvy business acumen made his transition to SUP racing both impressive and successful.
Michael prides himself on the quality and consistency of his performances and believes that success can only be achieved through hard work, self-belief and dedication. His goal is always to be number one and he does this through maintaining a balanced life.
Michael is committed to not only building himself as an athlete but also to building SUP racing into a more widespread and credible sport. He does this by giving back to the sport, holding SUP clinics, attending industry meetings and forums, being a voice for the athletes, and by raising awareness of SUP as a sport and an alternative healthy water activity for the masses via the media and social media.
With a business degree under his belt and experience working in marketing, Michael is an articulate and educated sports professional who understands the importance of delivering a return on investment to his sponsors and supporters. In his spare time michael runs an online coaching service and is in the process of developing his own paddle range.
Michael’s mission is to encourage people to believe in themselves, to pursue success and to live a healthy and active lifestyle.
- Australian SUP Distance Champion 2017
- European SUP Tour Champion 2017
- World Champion ISA SUP Marathon Fiji 2016
- QLD SUP Distance and Technical Champion 2016
- Australian SUP Distance Champion 2015
- World Series Ocean Ski 2nd Overall 2015
- Australian Ocean Ski Series Champion 14/15
- Representative Australian Senior Kayak team Moscow, Russia 2014
- Representative Australian U23 Kayak team Szeged, Hungary 2014
Australia’s Michael Booth took out the win in yesterday’s 13.2 mile Elite Graveyard Race in the Carolina Cup, held at Wrightsville Beach, as promised, “with nothing left in the tank”.
It’s the victory title that Michael Booth has dreamt of since beginning his SUP career, it’s the comeback he had visualised just days ago… and it’s now his.
“To be honest, I have surprised myself, this is the biggest win of my career. I can’t wipe the smile off my face,” said Booth.
In what was a downwind sprint in the final kilometres, Booth beat the best in the business and left himself short of nothing when he crossed the finish line.
Michael Booth will compete this weekend in the eighth annual Carolina Cup SUP race, held at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.
Booth will enter the hotly contested distance race more determined than ever, aspiring to start and finish the Carolina Cup in his best form yet, with nothing left in the tank at the finish line.
“I am feeling focussed heading into the weekend and I am hoping for a strong finish on Saturday.”
The Carolina Cup is a week-long event beginning on Thursday the 19th April and will feature a total of five races. On Saturday, there is a 3.5-mile Harbour Island Recreational race, 6.5-mile Money Island Open Race and the 13-mile Graveyard Elite Race – which Booth will compete in.
Michael Booth will enter Tahiti’s premier SUP race – the Air France Paddle Festival more confident than ever this weekend off the back of a comfortable win on the Gold Coast last month in the Twelve Towers Ocean Paddle.
Booth has firmly cemented his reputation as one of the strongest and most outstanding paddlers in SUP racing over the past couple of years and is feeling focussed heading into the season, determined to make this year his best to date.