Born in Laguna Beach California, Jade started her paddling life at age 7 with her dad, exploring the local coves and learning the ways of the ocean with her family. She entered her first event at age 9, winning her age division at the Battle of the Paddle. Jade was hooked, not just on racing, but the lifestyle that the sea provided.
Coaching, travel, and new friends soon followed. Jade consistently trains 3 to 4 days a week with an additional 2 days of CrossFit, all while attending Laguna Beach High School. Ukulele, guitar and surfing on the Laguna Beach High School surf team fill out the rest of her time.
In 2017 Jade competed in over 15 events, consistently winning her division as well as frequently placing on the podium in the women's Pro/Elite field. Travel included multiple events in Hawaii, Tahiti, Oregon, Denmark and California.
2017 Highlights include:
Representing the USA in the ISA World Games in Copenhagen Denmark where Jade took a bronze medal in sprints.
- 1st in the Jr Pro at the PPG in Dana Point
- 3rd in the Pro/Elite field at the O'lukai, Maui
2018 Highlights include:
- 1st place in the Pro/Elite division of the Santa Cruz Paddlefest
- 1st place in the Jr. Pro division at the Quiksilver Waterman's Carolina Cup,
- 1st place in the Pro/Elite division at the Santa Monica Paddlefest.
- 1st place in the Maui Jim - Maui to Molokai Challenge solo channel crossing for the 14' fixed fin class.
Jade's goal are to have a blast, become a solid athlete, waterwoman, and professional paddler, to travel as much as possible, learn all that she can, and respect the ocean that is her playground. Jade is currently a junior at Laguna Beach High School.
Quote: "Send It!!!" Fun Facts: Jade is famous for her Chocolate Chip Cookies! A kid at heart and loves chasing Butterflies.
1st Place overall Jr. Pro, 10th Place Pro/Elite division. Naish Gorge Challenge - Hood River, OR
2nd Place - Sunday X3 - San Diego, CA
2nd Place - San Clemente Ocean Fest - San Clemente, CA
1st Place Maui Jim- Maui to Molokai Challenge 14'Fixed - Maui, HI
1st Place Santa Monica 360 Women's Elite - Santa Monica, CA
5th Place Pro/Elite O'lukai Ho'olaule'a - Maui
1st Place Jr. Pro, 11th Pro/Elite division. Quiksilver Waterman's Carolina Cup- North Carolina
1st Place Silver Blade Sprints 12'6"- San Diego 1st Place Women's Elite 10K - Santa Cruz Paddlefest
1st Place Women's 12'6" - Dana Ocean Challenge
1st Place Women's 12'6" - Lanakila Classic, Redondo Beach, CA
1st Place Women - Hal Rosoff, Newport Beach, CA
2nd Place Women 12'6" Hano Hano - San Diego, CA
Favorite Race: Olukai, PPG and M2M
- Favorite Style of Racing: Sprint, Technical and Down-winding