Elmari started Stand Up Paddle boarding in 2017. Once she had started to compete, she developed a great passion for the sport and couldn’t get enough of it. She took part in the SA Mistral SUP Championships 2017 and walked away with a 1st place in the Combined Technical and Long Distance race. In the Battle of the Bay 2019, she secured a 1st place in the Technical race and a 2nd place in the 12km long-distance race.
In July 2020, she completed the Virtual Molokai2Oahu 26 km, and in October 2020, she won her first long distance race at the SA Champs in St Francis. She also finished off the 15 km Freedom Paddle 2021 race with a 2nd place.
She feels honoured to be selected for the training squad and will deliver her very best efforts to participating in the World Championships in Hungary, September 2021.