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. An Olukai and Doctor Champion as well as podium getter in Molokai 2 Oahu and King of the Cut, 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. Recently he has turned his attention to hydro-foiling adding a new discipline to the quiver and seeing what opportunities arise from it.
Olukai Champion 2017
Doctor Champion 2017
Australian Titles Distance and Tech Race Champion 2016
Molokai 2 Oahu 3rd 2018
Olukai 2nd 2018
King of the Cut 3rd 2017
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 paddle in the afternoon.
PREFERRED SUNOVA SUP Signature Flash 7'6 x 26 and Unlimited 18' x 24
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!