Cat is one of the top Female racers in the competitive Florida paddle scene. But Cat’s dedication to the ocean goes beyond racing and can be seen through her work in keeping our ocean’s clean for the next generation. From leading Surfrider clean ups to teaching and reminding all of us on the importance of living sustainability in today’s world.

Name: Catherine Uden
Age: is just a number
Hometown: Hollywood, Florida
Guilty Pleasure: chocolate
Nickname: Cat
Never leave home without: lipstick, phone, coffee
When I grow up I want to be: Living in Hawaii and/or roaming the country in an Airstream
Favorite Board: BOGA Typhoon 12’6
Claim to fame: My ukulele group and I opened for Donavon Frankenreiter and played a couple songs with him on stage.
Something very few people know about me: I have never been able to whistle.
Favorite Vacation Spot: Oahu
I want to be remembered for: my love for the beach and the ocean, caring for the environment, being a good teacher
Favorite drink: a cold iced tea
Pre-race breakfast: coffee, smoothie, KIND snacks, coconut water
Inspirations: my family, other moms who work and find the time to paddle and race, women in their 40’s and 50’s who still kick butt!!!
Favorite Food: Thai
Pre-race secret: Don’t stress. Enjoy the scenery. If conditions get really rough, just laugh about it and enjoy the challenge.
Likely to be found: hanging out with friends where/doing what: paddling, racing, enjoying the beach, traveling, taking my kids on adventures

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