Kira Buchanan

Kira Buchanan

Age: 15

Country: USA

Specialty: Racing


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Instagram: @Kira.Buchanan

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Current Residence: Washougal, WA

Home spot or break: Hatchery & Viento, Hood River (SUP, Foiling), and Barview & Short Sands, OR (Surfing)

Titles or awards: Honorable mention SUP Connect Grom of the year 2018, 4th in 17 and Under Carolina Cup 2017 Money Island, 3 in Open Woman Course Race Gorge Paddle Challenge 2017.

Currently riding: Naish Maliko 14’ x 24”

Other Sponsors: Quickblade Paddles, Pirette (sun protection), Gnarly Nutrition, and Big Winds Hood River

Hobbies: SUP Racing, Downwinding, Foiling, Surfing, Skateboarding, Snowboarding, Motocross, Hunting, and Horses.

Interview

How did you get into SUP?
One of my Dad’s best friends Dino was an early adaptor of SUP, and competitive racer and saw that we were strong paddlers so he said we should join the Hood River JET team, so me and my sister did.

What’s the one thing you can’t live without?
My family

What’s in your backpack when traveling?
Food and swimsuits

Favorite Movie?
Jumanji, Welcome to the Jungle.

Top five songs on your latest playlist?
Cardi B – Boujee bad and thick
Katie Perry – Last Friday Night
Lady Gaga – Poker face
Fergie – Fergalicious

Favorite post session beverage?
Water 

Favorite post session food?
Chonga Bagel and Ice Cream

You’re planning your dream trip, where are you going and who’s coming with?
Tahiti in a water bungalow with my family and friend Fiona Wylde, Paige Alms, and Annie for a great woman crew, or Tavarua 

Favorite thing to do when not you’re not kiting, SUPing or windsurfing?
Doing all of my other sports.

What, in your opinion, has been your greatest accomplishment?
Surviving cancer.

What’s your favorite quote or saying?
You little Savage.

If you had a superpower, what would it be?
The power to Heal.

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