Fiona Wylde is one of the most decorated athletes in the sport of stand-up paddling (SUP), wing foiling, and windsurfing. Her ability to compete at the highest level in both SUP racing and SUP surfing, wing foiling, and windsurfing make her unique. Growing up in Hood River, Oregon, and Los Barriles, Mexico, Fiona began windsurf racing at age 11, kitesurfing at age 12, and stand-up paddleboarding at the age of 13. Prior to the global pandemic, she traveled around the world competing on the APP World Tour and won the World Championship title in 2016, an honor recognizing her combined victories in international SUP surfing and racing. In 2021, she won two more World Titles at the International Canoe Federation SUP World Championships in Hungary, making her a 3x SUP World Champion. She has also mounted podiums at some of the most elite events around the globe in all three sports, including winning the Columbia Paddle Challenge downwind race for five consecutive years, the Wing Foil World Tour Moroccan World Cup Championship, 2x Euro Tour SUP championships, and the US National Championship for IQ Foiling.
Fiona was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) on her high school graduation day, at the age of 18. However, she refuses to allow T1D to interfere with her dreams. Ranking in the top three in the world, she balances travel, training, competing, and pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree at Oregon State University, while managing her T1D. She is also dedicated to T1D education and inspiring adults and children with T1D to live a healthy, full life.