Jenny Kalmbach is one of the world's leading stand-up paddle racers and adventurers. After moving from Costa Rica and Canada to Hawaii island in 2005, Jenny discovered the sport of SUP and set off on a trajectory that has re-shaped her life. Her titles include the coveted Battle of the Paddle world championship race, the prestigious 32-mile Molokai to Oahu race, and 2011 SUP Female Paddler of the Year. But her greatest accomplishment so far has been a 300-mile stand-up paddle journey linking all of the Hawaiian Islands... - ....done with fellow paddler Morgan Hoesterey - to raise awareness for plastic contamination of the ocean, documented in the film "Destination 3 Degrees". Without doubt, Jenny's degree in psychology has gone a long way in assisting her competitively and motivationally, but ultimately she is living proof that nothing can take you further than passion and a dream.
Jenny was born and raised in Costa Rica. After graduating high school in San Jose, she moved to Vancouver, Canada to attend the University of British Columbia. In 2005, after graduating with a degree in psychology, Jenny moved to Kona, Hawaii. It was in Hawaii that she first learned to stand up paddle and she soon fell in love with the sport.
In 2008, Jenny won the inaugural Battle of the Paddle, emerging as a complete unknown to take the win. In 2009, she won the prestigious 32-mile Molokai to Oahu race, prompting Standup Paddle Magazine to name her one of the world’s elite paddlers. In 2010, she and Morgan Hoesterey set out on a mission to raise awareness for plastic contamination in the ocean. Their adventure, Destination 3 Degrees, spanned nearly 300 miles and crossed all the major channels in Hawaii, including the 82-mile Oahu to Kauai channel.
In 2011, Jenny was honored with SUP Awards Female Paddler of the Year. Paddling now for six years, she has established herself as one of the sport’s most high profile and recognizable racers. The evolution of the sport and her abilities has Jenny looking into the future for the next greatest adventure.
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