Wilmington, NC , United States
April Zilg is a 3x World Champion, a gold medalist in the Pan American Surfing Games, 2x Carolina Cup Graveyard Champion, Gorge Downwind OC1 Champion and APP World Tour World Champion. After training and competing for the better part of the last decade, all of her hard work learning how to train and properly fuel finally paid off and now she wishes to share all she's learned on her route to success.
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Believe it or not, April Zilg didn’t grow up an athlete; in fact, she was quite the opposite. While in graduate school working on her Master’s, she realized she was spending too much time behind a desk and decided it wasn’t where she wanted to end up for the rest of her life.
Thankfully, she discovered a sport that allowed her to be outdoors and on the water that she fell in love with at first try: stand-up paddleboarding. With time, her love for SUPing grew which led her to make better healthy lifestyle choices and evolve into a competitive athlete.
Today, April is still a competitive athlete on the world SUP tour, a member of Team USA for SUP and Va'a, and a balanced entrepreneur to keep her dream alive.