OAHU, Hawaii - 25-year-old Sophia Barlow, a shining light in the stand up paddle community tragically lost her life in a car accident on Saturday night.
According to a report released by Hawaii News Now, Sophia was a passenger in a truck that had lost control and hit a large tree on the passenger side of the vehicle.
Sophia was an incredibly talented water woman with the biggest smile and spirit and was one of the unique lights in our stand up paddle community. She was a heavy hitter on the Stand Up Paddle World Tour and traveled the world sharing her passion for the sport. She truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her loved ones at this time.
Sophia Barlow, shining bright. | Photo via: Sophia's Facebook Page
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