Anyone who’s even remotely into board sports knows about Maui, which means you probably know of Annie Reickert. People who are lucky enough to visit this remote island immediately notice how the conditions align, turning it into a perfect playground for some of the best athletes in the world.
Annie Reickert is one of the lucky ones- she lives and trains on Maui and started surfing at the age of two on the front of her parent’s boards. At the age of 11 she was already with a SUP board for the first time and fell in love with it. That soon led to adding a surfboard to her quiver, then a race paddleboard, to eventually becoming the best female foiler in the world; all by the young age of 18.
In 2018, at only 16 years of age, Annie was the first female to complete Molokai2Oahu on a foil, being the only woman in a pack of 10 foilers. Finishing more than an hour before the last foiler on the course. She went on to win her second consecutive Molokai on a foil in 2019, coming in 1st in the female division and 8th place overall out of 136 competitors.
Also in 2019, Annie joined the NSP racing team and has been integral in the testing and development of the racing line-up. Competing on the APP World Tour has proven fun, fast and extremely competitive. Annie currently sits 6th overall in the World and has been training ever since to make it to the top spot on the podium. We’ll need to wait until 2021 to see what happens as the 2020 season was cancelled due to the Covid-19 global pandemic.
With many more years in her long career, Annie hopes to also one day become the the big wave surfing champion, but n the meantime if you’re traveling the island of Maui, you can catch Annie getting airs on her foil board.
Message from Trent Pedersen, CEO NSP:
“An accomplished surfer, a dedicated racer and quickly building a reputation as a foiler as well, Annie is just getting started at 17-years old. Annie won Female Breakthrough Performance back in 2017, awarded by SUP Magazine, so we are not the only ones who noticed this girl is definitely making waves. We can’t wait to see how she is going to develop as an athlete, which is why we jumped at the opportunity to support her with NSP gear.”
HOW IT STARTED…
THE WINNING QUIVER
1st Place APP World Tour Paris Sprints (France)
Maui 2 Molokai (Hawaii)
M2O Foil (Hawaii)
Osaka APP World Tour Sprints 2nd (Japan)
Osaka APP World Tour 3rd Overall (Japan)
APP World Tour San Francisco Heavy Water 2nd (USA)
APP World Tour New York Beach Race 2nd (USA)
Ranked 4th in World Overall (APP World Tour)
Covid-19 Global Pandemic