Karen Mirlenbrink, 34, of Dunedin paddles Monday off Honeymoon Island training for the East Coast Paddleboard and SUP Surf Championships Saturday in Daytona Beach. Some of her notable SUP awards in the last year include first place in the 10K Watermans Paddle for Humanity (12'6" division) in Deerfield Beach; first place in the C2C Challenge (Women's Overall) in Cocoa Beach; and second place in the 31-mile Chattajack race (Women's SUP) on the Tennessee River. Mirlenbrink is also a Pilates instructor and wellness coach.
Paddle boarder prepares for competition
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