Rachel Clarke

DOB: 2 March 1990

Lives: Auckland, NZ

Weapon of Choice: Epic V11

Favourite Vaikobi Item: definitely the V cold L/S top, this is seriously key for Paddling in NZ throughout the winter. It’s very comfortable and keeps you warm at the same time. 

Rachel Clarke is one of the fastest female surfski paddlers in the World today!

Recent results:

2 x Molokai Champion 2014, 2017 

5 x NZ Champion 2013-2017

2017 North American/Downwind Champion 

3rd 2015 ICF Word Champs - Tahiti

2 x NZ Police Sportsperson of the year 

An inspirational Athlete, Rachel is coming back to form after getting through a cancer scare in 2015 after a routine visit to her GP discovered pre-cancerous cells requiring a cervical biopsy. Rachel is promoting cervical cancer awareness and is encouraging women of all ages to have regular check ups with their Doctor.

When Rachel is not training or racing, she is keeping the streets safe as a member of the NZ Police Force on the North Shore of Auckland!

Rach is an integral part of the Vaikobi family and we love having her onboard.