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Kenny Kaneko

SIC TEAM Rider

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Together with SUPU, I aim for the healthy growth and development of the SUP. I hope to liven up the sport with all the paddlers out there!

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Spent his childhood in Chigasaki and moved to Irvine, California when he was 8 due to his father’s business. He had enjoyed surfing and swimming from a young age and become a good junior life saver in South California. He had started outrigger canoe in the sophomore year in college influenced by his father. Started SUP in 2013 and currently resides in Hayama, Kanagawa. He aims to win the international races with outrigger canoe and SUP.

2016

International race

  • ISA WORLD SUP AND PADDLEBOARD CHAMPIONSHIP(Fiji)
    SPRINT MEN 3rd
    SUP DISTANCE MEN 8th
    SUP TECHNICAL 11th
  • Mynavi The Japan Cup(Japan)
    15km Distance race 3rd
    Survivor Race 6th
  • The 2nd Hong Kong International SUP Championship 1st(Hong Kong)
  • Totori Nakaumi SUP Marathon 3rd(Japan)
  • Molokai2Oahu 8th(Hawaii)
  • Maui2Molokai 9th(Hawaii)
  • Stand Up World Series Hayama Pro 10th overall(Japan)
  • Fastest Paddler on Earth 6th(Germany)
  • Lost Mills 18th(Germany)
  • Carolina Cup 19th(USA)

Domestic race (JAPAN)

  • The SUP Race Championship in Japan 2nd
  • Miho Cup 1st
  • Mabo Royal KJ Cup 1st
  • KUWATA CUP 1st
  • Yokohama SUP Marathon 1st

2015

  • 2015 SUPRACER World Ranking 21st
  • 2015 SUPA Annual Ranking 1st
  • The SUP Race Championship in Japan 2nd
  • Pacific Paddle Games 23rd
  • Mynavi The Japan Cup Distance Race 4th
  • Mynavi The Japan Cup Survivor Race 6th
  • Stand Up World Series Hayama Pro 9th
  • Gorge Paddle Challenge Downwinder 6th
  • Gorge Paddle Challenge Technical Race 13th
  • ISA SUP World Championships Distance Race 12th
    (The highest among the Japanese competitors)
  • The 1st Hong Kong International SUP Championship 2015 1st
  • Race the Lake of the Sky EI Dorado 5 Mile 3rd
  • Carolina Cup 24th
  • Olukai Ho’olaulea SUP 24th
  • OC1 Molokai World Championships 21st
  • Kumano SUP Marathon 2nd
  • Ichinomiya Cup 2nd
  • Miho Cup 1st
  • Tokushima SUP Marathon 1st
  • Mabo Royal KJ CUP 1st
  • NAISH ONE LAKE MOTOSU PADDLE CHALLENGE 2015 2nd
  • Aoshima "Kagura" SUP Race 1st
  • Starboard Cup 1st
  • Yokohama SUP Marathon 1st

2014

  • Won the Japanese title.
  • Won the 37th place in Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle Elite Race
    (The highest among the Japanese competitors)
  • Won the 22th place in Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle Distance Race
    (The highest among the Japanese competitors)
  • Won the 7th place in Shonan-Chigasaki Pro. (1st place among the Japanese competitors)
  • Won the 16th place in OC-1, the Molokai World Championship. (1st place among the Japanese competitors)

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