Tim Burdiak- USA

Age: 26

Hometown- Manhattan Beach, California

Favourite Vaikobi Piece- VOcean Top

Weapon of choice: Fenn Elite S

Tim started paddling surf ski when he was 20 years old so that he could compete in the overall Ironman discipline at surf lifesaving carnivals.

After seeing his ski paddling progress and the little swim speed he had vanish, Tim decided to go full on into ski paddling and pick up K1 to go along with the winter-time distance ski racing.

Tim spent a season learning, training and racing up on the Sunshine Coast in Australia with Maroochydore and has since been racing for the USA Lifesaving Team since 2013 and the USA Canoe/Kayak Flatwater Team since 2016.

Tim has achieved some fantastic result in his career so far including being 2 X USA Ski Champion and then taking the World ILS Ski title in the Netherlands in 2016.

Tim has a massive second half of 2017 lined up where he will be racing in the Catalina Outrigger Crossing (48 km), USA Team at the Dragon Boat Worlds in China, ICF Ocean Ski Championship in Hong Kong, The Doctor in Perth and the International Surf Rescue Challenge in Mt. Manganui,NZ.

We are stoked to have Tim on the Team to represent Vaikobi Team USA!