Caroline Angibaud

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COMPETITION HISTORY
9 times National Champion between 1997 & 2009
3 times European Champion (98 France, 08 Ireland, 10 France)
8 times World Champion (99 Brazil, 00 South Africa, 01 Spain, 03 Guadeloupe, 04 Brazil, 06 South Africa, 07 New Zealand, 09 Australia)
2 times World Waveski Tour Champion (07 France, 09, Reunion Island)

Caroline started waveski surfing in the summer of 1996 in Les Sables d’Olonne in France. She was already an accomplished surfboard rider 2 years prior and discovered waveski surfing completely by chance. Caroline wanted to have some surf lessons and it was fully booked and her only option was waveski lessons. She was immediately hooked and went on to join the local club where the instructor was Mathieu Babarit (Junior World Champion at that time).

She started competing in Autumn that year and went on to win the French championship the following year. She placed 5th in her first World Title (after surfing 11 waves in the semi final…) then proceeded to dominate the sport at a world level for many years to come.

Her best memories in competition was the World Titles in South Africa in 2006 where Mathieu Babarit (her boyfriend) won the Open Title, her brother, Lionel Angibaud won the Junior Title and she won the Women’s and Women’s tag team Titles with friend Coralie Jousset!

In 2007, she was invited to take part in the movie “Gateway to Sorga” in the Mentawai’s. The movie was directed by Xaver Walser and Caroline got to surf some of the best waves in the world alongside some of the world’s best male Waveski riders.

Caroline retired from Waveski surfing following her victory in the 2009 World Titles in Australia and has since taken up the sport of Stand up Paddle (SUP) boarding. She now competes in the surf division of SUP and has won 3 the National Titles, the 2014 European Title and finished 2nd at the 2014 World Championship’s in Nicaragua. She has been member of the national team since 2013. Caroline also just won her first World Tour SUP event in Hawaii in February 2015.