My name is Victoria Burgess. Im a south Florida girl who is in love with the ocean. I was born in New York and moved to Florida with my parents when I was 5. Growing up in a small beach town I spent every opportunity that I could in the ocean; boating, diving, fishing, falling in love with surfing, SUP surfing, and more recently at the end of 2013 SUP racing. I have always been actively involved in the local surf community, from the pioneering of Trespass Surf Club, to Surfers for Autism, also on the board of the Broward County Surfrider Chapter, and in South Florid Longboard Association. I love teaching and learning anything about our ocean and its beauty. I have been a career firefighter/paramedic for the last 9 years. When I'm not working or in the water I enjoy traveling, fishing, freediving, snowboarding, soccer, beach volley, art, music, hiking, camping, anything in nature, spending time with my family, friends and dog Mufasa. The ocean-surfing-is my passion. Its where I feel the most at home and at peace.
Since I started SUP racing at the end of 2013 I have had many accomplishments and I hope to continue to learn and advance my knowledge and ability in this amazing sport.
3rd Place, Elite 10 Mile, Neptunalia Challenge, Melbourne, FL.
3rd Place, Open Womens Shortboard, Delray Beach Surf Fest
2nd place, Open Womens Longboard, Delray Beach Surf Fest
1st Place Open Womens SUP Surf, Delray Beach Surf Fest
1st Place SUP Race,overall Female, Delray Beach Surf Fest, SUP Race Nov 2105
3rd place Open Female SUP Surf ESSC, Oct 2015
1st Place, Overall Female, Haliewa Joes Race Hawaii, Sepp 2015
1st Place, Elite 6 mile, Sunshine SUP Series, August 2015
1st Place, Elite 6 mile, Sunshine SUP Series June 2015
2nd place, Elite 7 mile, Battle on the Blueway, May 2015
3rd Place, Elite 8 mile, Orange Bowl Paddleboard Championships, May 2015
1st Place, Elite 5 mile, Florida State Paddleboard Championships, Cocoa Beach, April 2015
1st place, Elite 6 mile, Indian Creek Showdown, Miami Beach, March 8 2015
2nd Place, Elite 6 mile, RK OceanGear Pier2Pier race, Feb 28 2015
1st place overall. Ft. Lauderdale Turkey Trot, November 27 2014
October 4 2014 Battle of the Paddle Salt Creek Elite finisher
3rd place age distance race; 5th overall 12’6 division, Battle of the Paddle Salt Creek, October 5 2014
3rd place, Elite 6 mile, Sunshine SUP Series, August, Pompano Beach
3rd place, Elite 6 mile, Daytona Paddle Stars, July
2nd place Elite, 7mile, Flying Fish Paddle Challenge, July
1st place, Ship to Shore, Ft Lauderdale
2nd place Elite, 12mile Key West Paddleboard Classic, May
Top Angler Ladies Fish Off, Pompano Beach, May
2nd place Elite, 4mi Deerfield Beach Surfers for Autism, April
3rd place Elite,8mi, Beach and Boards Fest Cocoa Beach, March
1st place Elite, 6.8mi, Miami Virginia Key Race, December
1st place Elite, 2mi, Ft. Lauderdale Turkey Trot, November
1st place, 4mi Miami La Roota Race, November
1st palce, 4mi Paddle for the Cure Palm Beach, October
3rd place Elite- 6mi Triple Crown Islamorada, October
3rd place Elite- 6mi Triple Crown Islamorada, Sept.
1st place, 3mi Quicksilver Watermans Race, Deerfield Beach, Sept.