It’s our pleasure to today reveal Michael Booth, commonly known as ‘Boothy” as our third member of the Shaw and Partners Race Team, in affiliation with Starboard Stand Up Paddle SurfingAPP World TourGara Racing PaddlesVaikobiVMG BladesStoke Physiopsyborg and Maui Jim Sunglasses.

Michael spent his childhood and teen years in Caves Beach, NSW, Australia before relocating to the Gold Coast at age 18 to further his Surf Life Saving and sporting endeavours. In Michael’s early 20’s he turned toward the sport of Ocean Ski paddling, winning World Cup events and the Australian Racing Series shortly after. During the same time Michael joined the Australian Institute of Sports sprint kayaking program, competing in both U/23 and Senior World Championships during the same year. It was only in 2016 when Michael shifted his focus to Stand Up Paddle racing where he has imprinted his name in the sport forever, becoming World Champion that same year. In doing so he has elevated the sport to new heights on both a competitive and professional level.

Michael prides himself on hard work, determination, a balanced lifestyle and chasing opportunities as they arise.

10 Fun Facts with Boothy

  • NAME: Michael Booth
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 30 January 1991
  • CURRENT RESIDENCE: Perth, Western Australia
  • PROFESSION: Elite Waterman
  • HEIGHT: 172 cm
  • WEIGHT: 75 kg
  • FAVOURITE PADDLING LOCATION: French Riviera
  • TRAINING/RACING PHILOSOPHY: Train smart
  • FAVOURITE QUOTE: Everything works out
  • BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT: 2016 ISA SUP World Champion & representing Australia in 4 sports, (Surf Life Saving, Sprint Kayaking, Ocean Ski and Stand Up Paddle racing