This weekend the entire Wakeboard community worldwide, and all of Ci’s friends and family, were devastated when she passed away. Ci fought a long hard battle against Cystic Fibrosis for her whole life. Despite this she was still one of the most banterful and cheerful people anybody could ever come across. Ci was always up for having fun and really was a great example of living life to the fullest.

Ci was a great inspiration to us all and we had a lot of fun at Wakeboarding competitions and European and World Championships over the years. When she wasn’t able to ride any more, she turned right around and decided to set up a girls’ wakeboard clothing brand called “Breathe”. This is only an example of what a great human being she was!

Whenever Ci was asked did she miss Wakeboarding, or how did she go without it, she would always say “it’s better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all”. This optimistic outlook is exactly how I and many many others will remember her. I personally will really really miss Ci, and I still can’t believe it.

We will all miss you Cianne.