April is a professional paddler in Stand Up Paddleboarding and Outrigger Canoe, her specialty is ocean racing in tough conditions. Recent accolades include: APP World Tour, World Vice-Champion 2019; 2019 Gorge Downwind OC1 Women's Champion; New York SUP Open, Overall Women's Champion 2019; 1st Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge, Women's Technical race, SUP 2019; Pan American Surfing Games SUP Race Women's Gold Medal 2018; 2nd Carolina Cup, Women's Graveyard SUP 2019; 1st Carolina Cup, Women's Graveyard OC1 2018.
When did you first get involved with Salt Life?
I've been involved with Salt Life since 2017 when I started to pursue competitive paddling, although I've been living the Salt Life and using their gear since I started paddling in 2011.
What is your favorite hobby when you’re not living the Salt Life?
I love homesteading! I really enjoy gardening and growing my own food, especially to dehydrate and pack my own meals for ultra-distance paddling expeditions, or for longer overnight camp/paddle trips. I find a lot of joy in working in my yard with my hands in the dirt.