James Casey (Sydney, Australia) is yet another name amongst the strong Aussie paddlers. With a background in surfing, kite surfing and rugby union he has created a name for himself in the stand up paddling scene. A Molokai 2 Oahu and King of the Cut champion, longer downwind races is obviously where Jimmy's passion lie. A proud member of the Australian ISA squad Jimmy also does well in the technical beach races using his power and skill to overcome the rest of the pack. No slouch in waves, he has a runner up finish to his name at the Sunset Beach Pro. When the waves are on, look out for Jimmy to be among the top contenders. In the past few years he has turned his attention to hydro-foiling adding a new discipline to the quiver and pushing the limits of what is possible on the foil in waves and in downwind conditions.
Molokai 2 Oahu Champion 2019
2 x King of the Cut Champion 2018/2019
5 x Australian Champion 2016/2018/2019
APP World Tour SUP Surf Runner Up 2016
Sunset Beach Pro 2016 2nd
BORN Sydney NSW Australia 20/09/91
EDUCATION Bachelor of Environment
CAREER GOAL Molokai 2 Oahu Champion
BEST DAY POSSIBLE Surf in the morning, downwind wind foil in the afternoon.
PREFERRED SUNOVA SUP Casey. Flash 7'4 x 26.5, Unlimited 18'6 x 23.5 and Aviator 5'10 x 26
SOMETHING YOU DIDN'T KNOW I once worked as a meteorologist forecasting wind, temperature, wave heights etc. so it works pretty well for my lifestyle!