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SUP Dream Destination: Virgin Islands

Are you looking for a totally awesome place to paddle? How about the Virgin Islands? They are a stunningly beautiful collection of about 70 islands, inlets and Cays in the Caribbean that are incredibly close together. They were an El Dorado for pirates in former times, with their hidden and unaccounted bays, perfect to hide and wait for the Spanish Ships that were loaded to the brim with gold from the new world.

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SUP Yoga – A passing Hype or is it here to stay?

While the Boga SUP Yoga Board was somewhat of an exotic toy a few years ago, most of the big brands now have SUP Yoga Boards in their lineup.

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SUP Dream Destination: Virgin Islands

Are you looking for a totally awesome place to paddle? How about the Virgin Islands? They are a stunningly beautiful collection of about 70 islands, inlets and Cays in the Caribbean that are incredibly close together. They were an El Dorado for pirates in former times, with their hidden and unaccounted bays, perfect to hide and wait for the Spanish Ships that were loaded to the brim with gold from the new world.

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Team Badfish SUP- 2016 Season Highlights

Team Badfish based in Salida, Colorado continues to push the limits of stand up paddling in rivers. Check out this insane video!

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Bart did it again – Muskoka River X 2016

Mr. Endurance Bart de Zwart again won the Muskoka River X Race. Here is what he said right after his victory:

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Copenhagen SUP City Trip

Enjoying the last Summer days here in Europe – why not going on another SUP city trip?

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Bart de Zwart wins Muskoka River X 2015 – Interview

Most people do not feel like holding a paddle or being on the water after the grueling 220km SUP Eleven City Tour. Not so Mr. Endurance Bart de Zwart. He flew straight to Canada from Holland for another insane 220k endurance challenge race, which he won.

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Steeve Teihotaata – Steve who?

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Steve Teihotaata of Bora Bora is relatively new to SUP, he has only been stand up paddling for about half a year but he made a name for himself by winning the 132 miles SUP 11 City Tour 2015 – 5 straight wins every day on the Mistral Vortex 14′.

How is that possible you wonder? Well while he is new to SUP, he is not new to paddling. He is one of the world’s best V1 and OC1 paddlers, winning the Super Aito 2010, the Te Aito 2011, 2012 and the OC1 Solo Moloka’i in 2012, 2014 and 2015, finishing 2nd in the Super Aito 2015, by only 8 seconds to Jérusalemy Kevin Ceran.

Mistral signed him for SUP

Steeve Teihotaata was known to me through his OC1 wins of Molokai to Oahu races in 2010, 2014 and 2015 beating the likes of Danny Ching. In addition he paddles with Tahiti’s EDT V6 (OC6) crew and a winner of the Molokai Hoe and many great races back in Tahiti. In addition he, is a Super Aito V1 winner and runner up – the most gruelling solo paddle craft distance event on earth. Growing up on the mythlogical island of Bora Bora, surfing and paddling, Steeve’s natural ability, led him to move to Papeete to paddle and train with his EDT crew.

Read the full story on the Mistral Blog.

 

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Starboard Allstar SUP Suit

It’s getting colder and the dilemma for a paddleboarder in cold water or weather is finding the right clothing, wetsuits are designed to be comfortable being wet but if you don’t fall in they are way to thick, unflexible and warm.

Starboard has a solution for this, the brand new Allstar SUP Suit. It’s the future of cold water paddling, using hyper-flex, breathable technology to regulate and keep your body at optimum temperature while maintaining mobility and movement.

Check out the video below

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Nautic SUP Crossing Paris – Registration Opens Sept 15th

Registration for the Nautic SUP Crossing Paris opens at 10:00 AM Tomorrow, Tuesday Sept. 15th. The spaces are limited and fill up fast, so don’t miss this!

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SUP Yoga – A passing Hype or is it here to stay?

While the Boga SUP Yoga Board was somewhat of an exotic toy a few years ago, most of the big brands now have SUP Yoga Boards in their lineup.

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Fanatic Fly Air Fit – Fitness and SUP Yoga Board

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Yoga on a SUP is a trend that cannot be ignored anymore. Fanatic has just launched a great new board for that. We tried it out and truly love it.

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Lahui Kai Team Race – SUP Carbon Raceboard

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Wondering which board world’s fastest female paddler Annabel Anderson (formerly Starboard) is riding these days? After Annabel Andersons go to shaper Brian Szymanski and John Becker crossed from Starboard to Lahui Kai it only seemed a matter of time until she followed suit and in December 2014 it was officially announced that Annabel joined Lahui Kai.

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SUP Training with TRX

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One of the things that is really difficult when travelling around the world for SUP Races is to keep up with your training routine, you can’t travel with dumbells, might not have access to a gyms unless you choose a ***** start hotel. That’s why we love Annabel Andersons’ Bodyweight exercises so much. 

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SUP Training the smart way

Do you ask yourself…how much should I train? How do I improve my technique? What are the best nutrition and pacing strategies?

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Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge 2015 in Hood River (Video)

Here is a video of the Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge 2015 in Hood River. The event was overshadowed by the death of Andres Pombo who fell off his board during a training run and was later found dead.

Much has been written about that. All we have to say is “Leashes save lives”.

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Impressions from the 2015 SUP 11 City Tour

After a few warm and “easy” years, the 2015 SUP 11 City Tour was back to it cold, rainy, windy self in 2015.

The athletes faced headwinds of 20-30knots, heavy rain and temperatures that were often below 15°C. The infamous 3 lakes were once again more like oceans than lakes. I suppose that is why the Slotenmeer is called Slotenmeer and not Slotenlake (“Meer” means “ocean”).

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SUP Desitnation Philippines

Life as a Stand Up Paddel Traveller

In cooperation with #standuptraveller Sup Tours Philippines is organizing specialized packages for stand up paddlers wanting to see the philippines and explore jungle rivers, lagoons, hidden coves and mesmerizing reefs.

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How to Increase Your Stand Up Paddling Performance – SUP Training Book

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The long awaited book “How to Increase Your Stand Up Paddling Performance” by SUP Training Guru Suzi Trains Maui is now available.

This incredibly valuable book on stand up paddling performance is the next best thing to having Suzie there next to you on the water and on land, training and coaching you. You might not be able to get to Maui, but Suzie Trains Maui can now come to you! Take advantage of these jewels NOW before your next race.

This full color, 356 page book presents hundreds of step-by-step photographs showing exactly how to increase your SUP performance. Improving your cardio capacity and endurance, learning how to develop better balance and faster reaction times for changing conditions, breaking waves or tight buoy turns; are just some of the many ways she will help you increase your paddle board performance.

  • dominate with more paddle power
  • become faster off the start
  • build more body and water confidence
  • increase your mental game
  • choose the right fuel for training and race day
  • develop your very own SUP program
  • improve your balance
  • download a FREE SUP Training Log

World Champion Annabel Anderson writes:

Suzie is not only a trainer and athlete, but and ‘athlete of life’. Suzie brings a compliment of skills to any situation that are garnered from the school of hard knocks to help harness a person’s athletic and personal potential. While you may see a strong, aesthetically beautiful woman from the outside, it’s her life experience that has honed her steely resolve, tenacity, resilience, knowledge and power to overcome the unthinkable. When you read this book, you’re tapping into this bank of knowledge to emerge with an arsenal of tools to help you go forward.

Check out the book on Amazon here.

Some exemplary pages below:

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Go for a Nightpaddle with SUP LED Night Paddles

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You have done all the rivers and lakes or beaches in your neighbourhood and are looking for a new adventure? How about a nightpaddle?

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Naish 2016 SUP Range

It is this time of the year again…..On the same day as Fanatic, Naish announced their 2016 SUP Range.
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Javelin Carbon boards are suitable for ambitious racers and professional competition. They feature a state-of-the-art rocker line and newly developed deck and bottom shape for lightning fast acceleration and ultimate gliding speed.

Available in 24”, 26” and 28” widths, the newly refined Javelins feature a carbon construction which combines the impact resistance of a wood sandwich deck with the lightweight and stiffness of a carbon bottom and carbon rail—providing even more direct board feel.

Available in 24” and 26” widths, the hydrodynamically advanced dihedral nose shape efficiently splits water off the sides of the board, letting the hull move smoothly through windy open water conditions. The newly developed rocker allows the rider to catch glides—even in the roughest conditions—with minimal trim adjustment.

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Naish is also introducing the new 2016 Naish Paddle Collection. Engineered for maximum performance and heightened durability, the 2016 line strikes the ideal balance between strength, power and flex. Using cutting-edge materials and shaping techniques, our paddles feature refined constructions, precision blade shaping and are available in a variety of sizes to optimize your stroke. Whether for touring, racing, wave riding or all-around use, Naish paddles offer unmatched performance, quality and value.

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A great fit for a wide variety of riders, the fast and easy-to-paddle Glide Touring boards provide enhanced directional stability, making them the ultimate choice for all-around SUP touring.

The newly developed outline—with its wider nose and tail—increases stability in a variety of conditions. Its displacement bow effortlessly pierces through chop, while a deep single-concave tail creates added directional stability, enabling riders to complete more strokes per side. In addition, even volume distribution creates a much larger sweet spot, helping riders of every skill level take their touring experience to the next level.

The New Glide Touring boards also feature plugs in the nose area which can accommodate a bungee storage system for precious cargo.

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The Odysseus series is designed for all-around cruising, exploring, learning the basics and riding small waves. Featuring an extra wide outline throughout the nose, mid-section and tail, these boards provide phenomenal stability.

New to the lineup, the 11’2” features an M8 universal insert, which allows for use as a windsurf board as well. Additionally, the Odysseus also features plugs in the nose area which can accommodate a bungee storage system for precious cargo. Also available as a Soft Top for schools and rental centers.

More information on the new 2016 Naish SUP Range.

http://www.naishsurfing.com/products/boards/

Or watch the video below!

Pacific Paddle Games SUP Race 2015

PACIFIC PADDLE GAMES REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Registration is now open for the highly anticipated 2015 Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life, October 10-11 at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California.  The inaugural event will make history with a $55,000 prize purse, the biggest purse ever offered in the sport. Registration is now open for all divisions at www.PacificPaddleGames.com

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Fanatic SUP Collection 2016

Fanatic 2016 SUP Collection

Fanatic SUP Collection 2016The 2016 Fanatic SUP Collection is now online here: http://www.fanatic.com/sup/. There is a lot of new stuff, especially in the area of inflatables.

The new super lightweight double layer light technology makes the boards about 30% lighter yet stiffer. There are new shapes like stubby air for waves and rapid air for white water and there is the brand new Fly Air Fit board for Yoga and Fitness which can be combined with a platform which can connect up to 8 boards.

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The inflatables also come with new wheely backpacks and a completely re-designed powerpump.

The Raceboard lineup has been split into the Strike for Flatwater and the Falcon for the ocean. The Strike has a deep cutting bow and is only available in 14′, the Falcon has a more rounded nose shape which is better for ocean racing.

The new Carbon Pro paddle only weights 500g and there now also is a carbon fiber paddle for kids. You can download the new catalog here.

SUP Racing Tips

SUP Racing Tips from Pros

SUP Racing Tips

Further to our general Paddle Technique Tips, here are the top tips from various Pros.

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Painkiller Cup 2016

2016 Painkiller Cup

The date of the 2016 Painkiller Cup has just been announced. The Painkiller Cup is a 14 mile downwind team race with 10.000$ prize money in the beautiful British Virgin Islands

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Both Battle of the Paddle and SUP Worldcup 2015 cancelled

Within a week the SUP community learned that 2 big SUP Events of the 2015 season have been cancelled, the Battle of the Paddle and the SUP Worldcup Fehmarn.

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01/17/2015 (BVI) 10000$ Painkiller Cup Results, Videos and Photos

The 2015 Painkiller Cup took place last Saturday, January 17th in the British Virgin Islands. It is a 14 mile downwind race from Beef Island, Tortola to infamous Soggy Dollar Bar (which takes it’s name from the sailors swimming ashore – since there is no dock – to spend wet bills) on Jost van Dyke.

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50 Water Adventures To Do Before You Die

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50 Water Adventures To Do Before You Die:

The world’s ultimate experiences in, on and under water Paperback – March 10, 2015

by Lia Ditton

From paddle-boarding the Mississippi to big game fishing off Mexico, from floating in the Dead Sea to swimming with jellyfish in Palau, from iceboating in Russia to sailing non-stop round the world, this book promises to inspire dreamers to become doers.Featuring experiences in every corner of the globe and accompanied by stunning photography and bite-sized practical information, this book accommodates every mood, budget, timespan and level of challenge. In amongst incredible tests of endurance lies a healthy range of more practical activities for the general reader: if inner tubing the Colorado rapids isn’t quite your thing, dining in the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant in the Maldives just might be. Diverse and utterly captivating, this book is guaranteed to enthral thrill-seekers, water lovers and armchair readers alike.

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Mentawi Islands Surfing

Check out this amazing video, captured by a drone.

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07/27/2014 (US) M20 Results and Video

2014 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships

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Maui Paddleboard Race Photos – wow

Yes, the M20 is underway, but we could not resist posting these amazing photos from the Maui Paddleboard Race by 808photo.me

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Choosing the right SUP Fin

Choosing the right SUP Race Fin

Choosing the right SUP Fin

At  this time and day, SUP Races are won by seconds or less. Surely choosing the right SUP race fin can make a difference that is somewhere within that range….

Basic principles for choosing a SUP fin:

  • The more volume a fin has, the more stability/traction it gives, in return, turning gets harder!
  • The more volume a fin has, the more drag it creates. Longer fins create more drag vs. shorter fins with same volume (the longer the leading edge in water, the more drag)
  • Smaller fins: Faster. Larger fins: Slower (in flat conditions with same rider).
  • Bigger, heavier, stronger riders can ride / need bigger fins!
  • If your board is narrow / feels tippy and conditions are choppy: choose a bigger fin!
  • If your board is wide / stable but feels slow, try a smaller fin!
  • Shape of fin is much more important than weight / material!
  • The best fin is useless if it does not properly fit your board and is loose. Make sure the fin fits your board 100% (does not move in the finbox).
  • When doing a race in areas with seagrass (hello Eleven City Tour…): Use a weed fin!
  • Bigger Board: Smaller fin – Smaller Board: Larger fin
  • Is your balance good: Choose a smaller fin! not so good? Rider a larger fin!
  • Can you paddle straight? Choose a smaller fin! not so much? A larger fin will help you stay on track. The time you loose paddling zigzag or switching too often is usually much more than the time you loose due to the drag of a larger fin.
  • Fin box position: the further your fin box is in the front, the deeper your fin needs to go.

Don’t forget the big picture:

  • A fin that is too small for your size / ability will cost much more time via not going straight, falling off vs. the time it saves by being smaller
  • A fin that catches weed will slow you much more down than the shape can make you faster
  • A fin that does not properly fit your board (shakes left and right) will cost much more time than it saves by having a better shape vs. fin that came with board.

Some exemplary SUP Race Fin Shapes and my personal POV on them

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Danny Ching SUP Fin:

This fin gives a lot of stabilty but is not too long, so drag is still ok. I use it for long distance open ocean races.

 

 

 

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Slater Trout Fin

good compromise between speed and stability. Easier to turn vs. Danny Ching fin. I use it for beach races with many buoy turns.

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FCS Weed Fin

my choice for 11 City Tour (but might go with smaller one next time). It is great as no weed gets stuck to it and you can paddle on one side for a long time but it is 10″ long, so it creates quite a big of drag, since my board has quite a lot of volume for my weight and size, I think I could ride it a bit shorter.

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Futures Fins KEEL SUP Race Fin

with only 44square inch and a very low profile and little leading edge, this is maybe the smallest and fastest (in terms of drag) race fin. It is designed for flatwater racing, long straight lines (not turns in the surf)

 

 


FUTURES SUP Keel fin – video

 

Futures SUP – Keel Fin from Futures Fins on Vimeo.

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Paddleboarding Paradise: Maledives

The Maldives are an island nation in the Indian Ocean–Arabian Sea area, consisting of a double chain of twenty-six atolls, oriented north-south, that lie between Minicoy Island (the southernmost part of Lakshadweep, India) and the Chagos Archipelago. The chains stand in the Laccadive Sea, about 700 kilometres (430 mi) south-west of Sri Lanka and 400 kilometres (250 mi) south-west of India.

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Painkiller Cup 2016

01/17/2015 (BVI) Painkiller Cup 10.000$ prize money

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The date of the 2015 Painkiller Cup in the Virgin Islands has just been announced. Check out the event details here.

Need a charter boat for the race? Check out: www.stjohn-charter.com (USVI) and www.moorings.com (BVI)

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07/20/2014 (DE) Camp David SUP World Cup – Results Long Distance

Today was the long distance race that was transformed into a downwind/technical race in about 25 knots of wind. (Yesterday’s sprint results and video are here)

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07/19/2014 (DE) Camp David SUP World Cup – Results Sprint

Kai Lenny (Naish) manages to edge to victory today in the World Series Sprint Racing in a familiar battle to the bitter end with friend and adversary, Connor Baxter (Starboard).

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M2M Results and Aerial Video

Last weekend the M2M race took place on Hawaii, it is a 42.8km (27 mile) downwind race across the channel from Maui to Molokai. It is kind of a form check for the upcoming M20 race. Connor Baxter won it for the 5th time in a row, followed by Kai Lenny and Dave Kalama (all unlimited). His time was 3 hours and 4 minutes – only 9 minutes off his official record time (2 hours 55 minutes) which is great considering the conditions were not as epic this year.

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07/11/2014 (IT) Adriatic Crown SUP Race – Results Day 1

Windsurf Center Marotta is organizing the “Adriatic Crown”, an SUP Race with  7000€ prize money on day one and a 5 stars SUP race of the Italian FISURF Championship (prize money 1000€) on day 2. Here are the results from day 1

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SUP Clinics

You do a SUP Clinic or workshop? Send us your information to info(at)sup-guide.com

New Design

We have just run a major site update. Bear with us while we fix all the nitty-gritty stuff. All content is still there, we just need to properly match the categories and links!

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Danny Ching – Fastest Paddler on Earth @ Lost Mills

Danny Ching Fastest Paddler on Earth

Looking for some Motivation?

Danny Ching, one of the fastest Paddlers in the world, has just set a new unofficial record. He paddled 200m (219 yards)  in 47.6 (!) seconds. That is an average speed of over 15.2 km/h or 9.4 miles per hour! (Fastest Paddler on Earth Contest at Lost Mills Race in Germany, June 2014).

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SUP in the City fun with Fanatic Inflatables

Fanatic team riders Klaas Voget, Kai-Nicolas Steimer and Paulina Herpel went for a SUP adventure in Hamburg city.

“Moin! Moin! Fly Air Inflatable Fun in Hamburg” shows how much fun Stand Up Paddling in the city can be. Follow our riders through small canals, paddling through the famous Speicherstadt, at the Alster or in the middle of Hamburg´s huge port!

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Amazing SUP Tours in Mexico, Huasteca Region

Mexico is a beautiful country mostly known for the beautiful beaches, and it has plenty of them, as it faces 3 coasts: The Carribean, the Gulf and the Pacific. A less know beauty are it’s rivers, and there are plenty of them which are great for exploration by SUP.

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11/02/2014 (USVI) Paddle the Park SUP Paddleboard Race St. John USVI

SUP Race on St.John in the beautiful US Virgin Islands. The will be 3 different courses, the Elite Course is a triangular course out into the ocean around a little Cay and back in, sounds easy but with wind speeds of often 20-30 knots, it can be challenging.

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09/13/2014 (DE) N1SCO World Championships

The 2014 N1SCO season is already in full swing with races happening all over the globe! Over 60 events in more than 15 countries are currently scheduled on the calendar in preparation for the biggest race of the year – the 2014 N1SCO World Championships!

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The 2015 Naish Javelin LE Unleashed

You’ve seen them gliding their way across finish lines all over the world this SUP season…now, prepare to see them up close and personal. Introducing the new 2015 Naish Javelin LE’s!

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06/19/2014 (DE) SUPAA Race Official Certification Course @ Lost Mills

The purpose of the SUPAA race official certification course is to give race officials the tools and knowledge necessary to properly execute the SUPAA rulebook. Upon completion of the course, race officials must pass the written exam to become a certified SUPAA race official.

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07/18/2014 (DE) Stand Up World Series Hamburg Camp David moved to Fehmarn

After 2 years of hiatus the SUP Worldcup found a new sponsor, Camp David and returned to Hamburg last summer. It was a great event with an incredibly competitive field. During the price giving the organizers and sponsors said they want to do it again next year. It is not 100% confirmed but will most likely take place on the weekend of June 28th. UPDATE: date/location change!

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09/05/2014 (DE) Killerfish German SUP Challenge Pelzerhaken

Die German SUP Challenge is celebrating it’s 5th birthday in 2014 and returns with new, stunning ocean locations.

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05/08/2014 (DE) Killerfish German SUP Challenge Sylt

Die German SUP Challenge is celebrating it’s 5th birthday in 2014 and returns with new, stunning ocean locations.

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05/01/2014 (DE) Killerfish German SUP Challenge Fehmarn

Die German SUP Challenge is celebrating it’s 5th birthday in 2014 and returns with new, stunning ocean locations.

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05/17/2014 (DK) Odense Flatwater Paddle Fest

13 km flatwater SUP Race

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07/06/2014 SUP Swiss Tour 2014: Biel

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Here’s the tentative schedule for the Swiss SUP Tour 2014.

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06/21/2014 SUP Swiss Tour 2014: Lago Maggiore

Here's the schedule for the Swiss SUP Tour 2014.

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05/25/2014 SUP Swiss Tour 2014: Bodensee

Here's the tentative schedule for the Swiss SUP Tour 2014.

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SUP Swiss Tour 2014

Here’s the tentative schedule for the Swiss SUP Tour 2014.

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05/04/2014 (CH) Thun Long Distance SUP Race

The first Swiss SUP Race of the Season will take place on Sunday, May 4th 2014. It’s a 18km Long Distance Race from Neuhaus-Interlaken to Thun, powered by Heavy Duty.

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05/17/2014 (AT) SUP the Lake, Klagenfurt, Wörthersee

ASF SUP Races, tentative schedule

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06/06/2014 (AT) Austrian SUP Championships 2014

Austrian SUP Championships, Sprint and Longdistance, powered by SUPskin

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09/13/2014 (DE) Bavarian SUP Champs 2014

Bayerische SUP Meisterschaften 2014

Here we go………save the date. The Bavarian SUPer weekend. September 13th: Bavarian Champs at Pilsensee (by Bavarianwaters.com), and the following day: Killerfish German SUP Trophy at Lake Starnberg, only 17km apart.

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03/29/2014 (FR) Hobie City Race by La Cigale Surf Club

This year’s  Hobie City SUP Race will take place on the weekend on March 29th in Port Grimaud, France. The event is part of the “PACA beach race series” and will be organized by La Cigale Surf Club / Yannick Pinaud, which most of you know from the St. Maxime Race already.

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05/09/2014 (USVI) Coconut SUP Paddle Festival, St. Croix

SUP Race in an awesome setting with 8500$ prize money on St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands, turquoise water, water temperature of 27°C and much more. It’s a WPA international points race.

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06/22/2014 (US) Payette River Games, Cascade, Idaho

Payette SUP Race 2014

 

UPDATE: THE RACE IS OVER, the results are here! Congratulations Peter Bartl from Austria on his great performance.

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06/14/2014 (DE) 6. Deutsche SUP Flatwater Paddelrace Meisterschaft 2014

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11/02/2014 (DE) 3. German SUP Wave Champs 2014

German SUP Wave Championships. One of 2 qualifiers for the ISA World Championships 2015. More here:  www.sup-meisterschaft.de

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06/19/2014 (DE) Lost Mills SUP Race, Brombachsee, Germany

One of the largest SUP Races in Europe last year, the Lost Mills at Brombachsee in the middle of nowhere in Germany is supposedly happening again this year, on the weekend of June 19th.

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06/06/2014 (AT) Lake Crossing Wolfgangsee and Austrian Champs (SUP Alps Trophy 2014)

Second Tourstop of the SUP Alps Trophy. This is a new race circuit on 4 mountain lakes in GermanyItalyAustria and Switzerland. The races are long distance races (12-15km) and the class is 14' with price money of 2000 EUR per event. There will also be a shorter course for Funboards. . 

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05/24/2014 (IT) Round Kalterer See (SUP Alps Trophy 2014)

First Tourstop of the SUP Alps Trophy. This is a new race circuit on 4 mountain lakes in GermanyItalyAustria and Switzerland. The races are long distance races (12-15km) and the class is 14' with price money of 2000 EUR per event. There will also be a shorter course for Funboards.  

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07/26/2014 (CH) SUP Race Davos

This year, the Davos SUP Race will take on the weekend of July 26th. We expect it to again be a 14′ Race with distance of 8-11km. We are awaiting more information from the organizers and will keep you updated. What we know is the scenery is absolutely stunning and the altitude of about 1700m  will make the race even harder.

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05/17/2014 (ES) Port Adriano SUP Race, Majorca

One of the big races in Europe will take place from May 16th – 18th on Mallorca. It will most likely again be a tough long distance race in the open ocean and a sprint race inside the protected bay.

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04/05/2014 (PR) Rincon Beach Boy SUP Race 2014

The 6th annual beach boy race will take place in Puerto Rico on Saturday April 5th, with an impressive prize money purse of 16.000 US$.

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05/03/2014 (NI) ISA World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Championship

The 2014 World Championship Will Feature Flatwater Racing in Lake Nicaragua and StandUp Paddle Surfing in the Pacific at La Boquita

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07/05/2014 (DE) German SUP Trophy – Boot SUP Cup Unterbacher See, Düssedorf

German SUP Trophy 2014 schedule

Tourstop of the German SUP Trophy in Düsseldorf at Unterbacher See

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01/25/2014 (BVI) Painkiller Cup 2014

14-mile pro SUP team race through the British Virgin Islands. Start is at Trellis Bay on Beef island and the finish is at the Soggy Dollar Bar on White Bay, Jost Van Dyke. Each team must have at least one female paddler. There is a total of $11,000 with first prize to the winning team worth $5,000!

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04/15/2014 (UAE) World Racing Series: Abu Dhabi All Stars Grand Slam

After an equally dramatic year on the Stand Up World Series, that took the world’s best to all four corners of the world, we are preparing for a new look Series for 2014, that consolidates on the Premier World Series events to provide a high impact, polished World Series of events, culminating in the crowning of the World Champion for both Men and Women.

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04/04/2014 (BR) World Racing Series: Brazil Pro Grand Slam

After an equally dramatic year on the Stand Up World Series, that took the world’s best to all four corners of the world, we are preparing for a new look Series for 2014, that consolidates on the Premier World Series events to provide a high impact, polished World Series of events, culminating in the crowning of the World Champion for both Men and Women.

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11/10/2013 (FR) Results French SUP Championships

The result of the French SUP Championships are just in

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09/03/2014 (NL) SUP 11 City Tour 2014, Friesland, Holland

The SUP 11 City Tour is the longest and one of the hardest SUP races in the world. It is a five day event where you paddle about 40km per day, 220k (136 miles) in total for 4-8 hours every day in erratic weather that can range from sunny 27°C to stormy, rainy 11°C.

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07/11/2014 (NL) Eleven Lakes Tour, 110km Race in Holland

This is an event that is new on the SUP map, the 110km Eleven Lakes Tour in Friesland. It will be a 3 day event and sounds very interesting.

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06/06/2014 (NL) Battle of the Coast, Haarlem & Zandvoort

Battle of the Coast 2014 SUP Race

The 2014 Battle of the Coast SUP Race will take place in Holland from June 6th to June 7th.

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05/10/2014 (DE) German SUP Trophy – Steinlechner Cup Ammersee

The schedule for the 2014 German SUP Trophy has been announced. The first event is Steinlechner CUP at Ammersee in Bavaria (near Munich). It is a one-day event (Long Distance Race only).

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2014 (DE) German SUP Trophy – Schedule for 2014

The schedule for the 2014 German SUP Trophy has been announced. UPDATE! DATE CHANGES!

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05/24/2014 (FR) SUP Race Cup St. Maxime

The SUP Race Cup in beautiful St. Maxime at the Frence Cote d’ Azur, organized by Yannick Pinaud and the La Cigale Surf Club is one of the biggest and most prestigous SUP races in Europe. It will take place for the 5th time in 2014. For its 5th anniversary it will move back into downtown St. Maxime.

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12/04/2013 (PR) Paddle Royal *****, San Juan, Puerto Rico

As the flagship event for this revolutionary sport in our region, the sixth annual Paddle Royal – The San Juan SUP Cup is the richest SUP competition held in the Caribbean.

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Bingo SUP Charity in Austin

You don’t need to travel to the Bahamas or Costa Rica just to enjoy stand up paddling or SUP for short, because there’s a place in the United States that offers many opportunities for this water sport. This haven for stand up paddle fanatics is Austin, which is also known for its vibrant bingo scene. With many bingo halls dotting the city including Austin Bingo, people can easily get their daily dose of this game. 

Bingo is a popular recreation in the United States because of its simple game rules and attractive rewards. Based on a study, there are more than 16.7 million people in the country that played bingo in 2011 and over $533.8 million worth of prizes were won that same year. Out of the total amount of winnings, Texas Lottery Commission received $29 million from its Charitable Bingo

With the combination of bingo and stand up paddling, organizers can raise funds for different charitable institutions. There is a possibility of having a huge attendance in such event because of the number of bingo and SUP enthusiasts in Austin. 

So how can you combine both recreations? It is simple. All you need to do is find a location where you can hold your bingo SUP charity event. A good choice is at the Highland Lakes, which is a chain of seven lakes in Austin. But you need to buy stand up paddle equipment at SUP ATX and bingo supplies at Thompson Allstate Bingo Supply for your charity event. 

Bingo can be played while the stand up paddlers are resting on their boards. Instead of putting numbers on the cards, you can put some SUP terms and tricks. The first one to complete a straight line wins the game. 

You can spread the word for this upcoming event through your friends at Bingogodz and CenTex SUP so they can invite their family and friends as well. If you plan to hold this event under the stars, then you can organize a charity bingo at Austin Paddle Sports, which is known for its SUP Glow Night Tours held every Friday night.

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Bart de Zwarts Arctic Crossing: Story and Video

As you might have heard, Bart de Zwart, the man for extreme SUP adventures embarked on another crazy expedition this summer. The plan was to paddle from Canada to Greenland to raise awareness for the melting icebergs, as always, solo and unsupported.

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08/31/2013 (AT) Austrian Champs & 15km Eurosupa Race

On the last weekend of August, the Austrian Champs will take place in Weiden, and this year the event will also include a 15km Eurosupa long distance race (14′) with 4000 EUR prize money. UPDATE: The race will have 4* (Eurosupa). Registration now open: http://www.supoem.at/

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07/26/2014 (IT) World Sup Challenge in Rome – Day 1&2 Results

Casper Steinfath charges to victory in the Sprint Races on Day 1 of the World Sup Challenge in Rome.

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SUP Circumnavigation of St. John, USVI

On Saturday, July 13th, 2013, Lucy from SUP-stjohn.com circumnavigated St. John in the US Virgin Islands on her 14’x25“ Fanatic Falcon, solo and unassisted in 32°C heat. Here she tells her story:

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09/07/2013 (BE) Bruges SUP Classic

On the 7th of September the first edition of the Bruges SUP Classic will take place @ the Sint-Pietersplas in Bruges.

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Bart de Zwart’s next adventure: Arctic Crossing

Bart is the man for crazy adventures / tough challenges on a SUP. In 2011, he paddled from Hawaii’s Big Island to Kauai, 5 days and nights, 483 km across the Hawaiian archipelago in wind, waves and with the strongest currents on the planet. UPDATE!

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Learn to Paddleboard on St. John, USVI. SUP Lessons and Rental

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Learn to Paddleboard in one of the world’s most stunning SUP destinations with SUP-St.John.com!

 

What’s SUP? 

SUP is short from Stand Up Paddling. It is an emerging global sport with a Hawaiian heritage. The sport is an ancient form of surfing, and reemerged as a way for surfing instructors to manage their large groups of students, as standing on the board gave them a higher viewpoint.There are hints that the ancient pacific islanders already used boards to ride waves and move on the water. According to that SUP was an early conjunction of the traditional Polynesian disciplines canoeing and surfing. With the invention of lightweight shortboards into the surfing scene, SUP felt a bit into oblivion but has recently been rediscovered and now is the fastest growing watersports since the 80s windsurf boom.

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People of every age and ability can learn to Stand-Up Paddle on any kind of water surface. Only condition: Being a good swimmer, in case you fall in. The eco-friendly new popular sport offers a perfect, holistic workout which is easy on the joints. In order to move the board, the whole body has to be under tension so it is a strong ‘core’ workout. But it’s not just the core, the legs are needed to balance the board and the arms do the paddling. So it is a very effective total body workout, which will change your body for the better within weeks. Plus, discovering stunning scenery from a SUP is much more fun than being on the treadmill…

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First Steps

You will need a board, a paddle, bikini/boardshorts/Lycra. Start in a calm bay with little waves and winds. The basic technique (paddle stroke and turns) can be learned in 1-2hours. Everybody can do it, from 5 year old kids to 70 year old seniors. You can give it a try yourself with information you find in books or on this website, but we would always recommend to take a lesson from a certified SUP instructor, to ensure you hold the paddle correctly, learn the right stroke technique and are safe even when it gets windy and choppy.

Lessons on St. John, USVI

St. John with its beautiful beaches and warm water is the perfect place to learn to paddleboard. With a board you can get to those unspoiled, uncrowded places that cannot be reached by foot or car. A paddle from Cruz Bay to Francis or Maho takes about 1 to 2 hours for an advanced paddler.
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Lucy from SUP-stjohn.com is an ISA-certified SUP Instructor and Fanatic team rider. She has taught hundreds of people how to paddle.
In 2012, she paddled from Tortola to Jost van Dyke and back, she did the 220km Eleven City Tour in Holland and placed 4th in the 2012 European Long Distance rankings. On the weekend of July 13th 2013, she circumnavigated St. John in 7 hours and 56 minutes on her 14′ SUP, solo and unassisted.
She says:
I had been paddling for about half a year when I met Annabel Anderson, the world’s fastest female paddler. She showed me the right technique and I have been hooked on SUP ever since. I have passed on this technique to many beginners, who are having a great time and start to even beat me in races. I am sad when I see people helplessly drifting around, having the wrong paddle length, holding the paddle backwards and doing a stroke that is not efficient and bad for the body. I would love to teach you what I learned from Annabel, to make sure you have fun and are safe on the water!”

Is Paddleboarding difficult?

Not at all. SUP is so much easier than sports like tennis or skiing which can take weeks or months to learn. After a 2 hour lesson with us, 95% of all paddlers can safely paddle without falling off and are good to go and explore the St. John waters on there own, without getting into trouble even if it is windy. While the entry is easy, there is no limit, experienced paddlers have paddled from UK to Netherlands, from Puerto Rico to the US, from Ibiza to Spain or Spain to Africa.

Prices for SUP Lessons on St. John 

  • 1-2 hours private lesson including board and carbon paddle rental: 75$ (one person) 2 or more 65$ (per person)
  • half hour trial lesson including board and carbon paddle rental: 30$
  • half hour lesson and half hour paddling by yourself: 50$

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Boards

They teach on Fanatic Boards. They have a variety of different boards for rent, Falcon Carbon Raceboards in 12’6 and 14′, Fly Allround Boards in 11’0 ,  11’6″ and 10’6″, Fly Air Inflatables in 12′ and 12’6 and an 8’10” Pro Wave Wave SUP. We have high quality carbon and fiberglass paddles (Werner, Fanatic, Kia Loa, Sapient).
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Prices for Rental

Day

  • 65$ / day inflatable SUP (Fanatic 12’ Touring or 12’6” inflatable race board) or Allround SUP (Fanatic Fly 10’0, 11’0 or 11’6)
  • 65$ / day Kids SUP / SUP Surf Board (Fanatic 8’10” Pro Wave)
  • 75$ / day Carbon Race Board (Fanatic Falcon 12’6” or 14’)

Week

  • 220$ / week for any Board. If you do a weekly rental, we throw in a free lesson.

 Guided Tours/SUP Charter

  • Want to go on downwinder or crossing or attempt a circumnavigation?
  • Want to paddle on Jost van Dyke or Virgin Gorda? Book a SUP Charter trip with www.rockhoppin.com
  • With a weekly paddleboard rental you get a 10% discount on the powerboat charter with Rockhoppin’ Charters!

Reviews

  • Did you like paddling with us, share your experience on tripadvisor or read what others have to say here.
  • You can also leave a comment below!

Contact

The boards are located in Cruz Bay, St. John and complimentary delivery to your villa/hotel is included in the weekly paddleboard rental. Call/Text us on 340-626-2859. Alternatively send an email to info(at)sup-stjohn.com
More information: SUP-St.John.com.
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06/16/2013 (CH) Lago Maggiore 18km Long Distance Race Results

On Sunday, June 16th, the Lago Maggiore 18km Long Distance Race with 1600 Swiss Francs Prize Money took place in Magadino, Switzerland at the beautiful toucanclub.ch.

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06/08/2013 (DE) German Championships in Cologne

On Saturday, June 8th the German Championships took place at beautiful Blackfoot Beach in Cologne. After endless cold rainy weeks, the weather was finally warm and sunny. The turnout was great, with well over 100 riders. There were 800m sprint races around 2buoys in knockout format and an 8km Long Distance Race.

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06/08/2013 (FR) Oleron, France: Stand Up World Tour *****

Overall Results are in….

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Paddling with Dolphins in Tahiti

Check out this awesome video from Jean Lucchini: “Stand up paddle morning training that turned into a 2 hours playtime with dolphins”

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09/07/2013 (FR) Open SUP Lyon, France

The Lyon Open SUP Race is one of the big French races and will take place on the weekend of September 7th&8th  on the river Rhone River in Lyon. We are assuming last year’s winners Gaetan Sene and Olivia Piana will be there to defend there titles.

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06/29/2013 (FR) Massilia SUP Race

A great SUP Race in the South of France with 5000 EUR Prize Money, there will be a beach and a long distance race, we hear Eric Terrien is going. UPDATE: We just got word that this will be an Eurosupa Race this year, Stars tbc!

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05/30/2013 (DE) Lost Mills Fastest Paddler on Earth Results

Connor Baxter wins the 200m sprint Race on 14′ “Fastest Paddler on Earth” at Lost Mills Race, Brombachsee.

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05/25/2013 (FR) SUP Race Cup St. Maxime -Long Distance Results

Here are the full results of the St. Maxime Long Distance Race, an 17km Race along the beautiful coastline, with about a hundred riders and an incredibly stacked field. Full report soon.

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08/16/2013 (DE) Stand Up World Series Hamburg

There has been many speculation about the Stand Up World Series Hamburg, will it take place or not. We have just received word from the main Sponsor, Camp David, that would indicate the event is a go.

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05/25/2013 (FR) SUP Race Cup St. Maxime, France

One of the biggest and most prestigious SUP Races in Europe takes place for the 4th time in beautiful St. Maxime at the French Cote d’ Azur. We are expecting to see a very competitive field with many European and International Elite Paddlers like Eric Terrien, Casper Steinfath, Dylan Frick,  Leo Nika, Connor Baxter, Bart de Zwart, Paul Jackson, Annabel Anderson, Angela van hoof Jackson, Olivia Piana, Travis Grant, Beau O’brian, Jack Jensen, Fernando Stalla, Ryan Helm and Chase Kosterlitz.

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05/27/2013 (DE) LOST Mills until 06/02/2013 ******

Germany’s biggest SUP Event this year, with a number of races for both elite and amateur paddlers. It takes place in the middle of nowhere on 2 interconnected lakes. Key Race is the 6* Eurosupa Long Distance Race (18km). The total prize money is 33.000US$ and many international champions are expected to join the race, Jamie Mitchel, Jim Terrell, Connor Baxter, Chase Kosterlitz, Angela van Hoof Jackson and many more.

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05/26/2013 (NL) Battle of the Fastest, N1SCO Race and Long Distance, Rotterdam

For the second year in a row, Naish presents, together with Oxbow, the Battle of the Fastest 2013!  Participate in the long distance races, downwinder or a completely new class called N1SCO, a series of sprint elimination races where everyone battles on the Naish ONE 12’6” Inflatable boards (provided by Naish Benelux).

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06/22/2013 (BE) Happy Summer Namur International SUP Race, Belgium : Eurosupa Long Distance Elite 14′ – ***** Stars

This is another of the events that must be on your schedule if you are serious about SUP racing. Belgium’s premiere SUP event takes place in the wonderful city of Namur. It’s not only a race that goes a long way towards deciding the annual EuroSUPA Long Distance rankings, it’s also a huge party.

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05/25/2013 (DE) Superflavour German SUP Challenge Berlin

The Superflavour German SUP Challenge has 4 Tour Stops this year: Leipzig, Berlin, Fehmarn and Cologne. There will be sprint and long distance races.

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05/20/2013 (CH) Longdistance Murten

Naish SUP Tour Switzerland, 7.5km Long Distance Race on 14′ with prize money

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05/19/2013 (DE) SUP Sunday/Wustrow, Ostsee (Sprint Race/Beach Race)

May 18&19 SUP Racing in Wustrow, part of the NP GERMAN SUP TROPHY 2013

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05/18/2013 (FR) North Point SUP Classic, France : Beach Race * Eurosupa

The North Point SUP Classic has been running since 2009. From ‘09 – ‘10 the event was held in Greg Closier’s hometown and featured a Beach Race as well as a SUP Surf contest. In 2011 the event moved to a new location, Crozon, in search of better waves. There’s usually a few big names showing up to this event.

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>>> 2013 SUP Race Calendar (all races)

2013 is going to be a busy year….Here is a first overview of the SUP Races, with focus on Europe (plus the Stand Up World Series), with more event info to follow. Your event is missing? Send us the info to info(at)sup-guide.com UPDATED WITH MANY NEW RACES!

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05/13/2013 (NL) Battle of the Coast, Zandvoort

The second Battle of the Coast is in the making. The first one in 2012 was a real battle, with great races and lots of challenges for all competitors. In 2013 The Battle of the Coast will be back even bigger with a two day event.

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05/04/2013 (DE) Dates for NP GERMAN SUP TROPHY 2013

Today the first race of the German NP SUP Trophy takes place at Ammersee in Bavaria. The Trophy is much bigger this year, with 10 races, new are also the board classes (12’6″ for women and 12’6″ and 14′ for the men).

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04/27/2013 (ES) Port Adriano Eurosupa Race, Majorca, Report and Results!

On the weekend of April 27th/28th the Port Adriano Race (4* Eurosupa Long Distance) took place on the beautiful Balearic Island Majorca. The weather forecast was terrible, 15°C and rain, but that was made up for by perfect organization (incl. airport transfers) and the great hospitality of the Mar Balear crew.

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03/24/2013 (FR) Hobie City Race, Port Grimaud

On Sunday, March 24th, one of the first important races of the European Circuit took place in the South of France, in the Venice-like canals of Port Grimaud, normally right in time for the first warm days down there. Not so this year, 12°C, heavy rain and strong winds. 74 paddlers braved the terrible conditions and ventured to the second edition of the Hobie City Race.

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2013 Race License

2013 SUP Race License

Many Races will require you to have a Race License. Got yours already? If not or if your local federation does not issue race licenses, the FCS one is a good option. It includes medical assistence throughout Europe.

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07/28/2013 (US) Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships

The registration is now open! Check out last year’s video!

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06/21/2013 (ES) Bilbao World SUP Challenge (Stand Up World Series)

Bilbao World SUP Challenge, Stand Up World Series June 21st-23rd

More information: http://www.facebook.com/BilbaoWORLDSUPChallenge

More 2013 events are here

 

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04/20/2013 (FR) Jade Paddle Race Eurosupa ***

EuroSUPA three stars event and BIC SUP One Design : 20th -21st of April, France, La Plaine-sur-mer (44770).

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04/04/2013 (UAE) Abu Dhabi Invitational

Abu Dhabi has all of the ingredients to become a World Class destination for the sport: from flat water cruising in the warm waters and continual sunshine, to the waves, yes, you did hear right, waves found at one of the world’s premier wave pools (Wadi Adventure), Abu Dhabi has something for everyone from entry level paddler, to high performance surfer.

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02/14/2013 (CHI) Magellan Paddle Challenge Stand Up World Series

The Aragas Magallanes Paddle Challenge presented by Stand Up Latino and powered by Big Foot Adventures Patagonia will provide the most spectacular opener imaginable for the 2013 Stand Up World Series. The area of Patagonia where the event will take place has long been known as a paradise for hiking and nature lovers, amidst the imposing glaciers and unique waterways that make it one of the most striking destinations in the world.

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03/10/2013 (NL) Martijn van Deth and Carla Schellert win N1SCO Race at HISWA

For the second year in a row, Naish presents, together with Oxbow, the Battle of the Fastest. The 2013 battle season kicked off with a Race this weekend during the HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show on Sunday, March 10th.

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02/26/2013 (PE) ISA SUP World Champs Long Distance Race Results

Yesterday, the long distance race took place at the ISA World Champs in Miraflores, Peru. A 22km race, 3 laps of 7km with a lot of surfing at the end of each lap and the turning point. The visibility was low, with some crazy fog setting in, especially for the last lap.

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04/13/2013 (PR) Rincon Beachboy SUP Race

Be ready for a huge SUP event in Puerto Rico!!! Date: Saturday April 13, 2013 Venue: Villa Cofresi Hotel, Road 115 Km 12, Rincón, Puerto Rico. More than $15,000.00 in cash prizes for the Elite classes. Great party, live music, raffles & LOTS of goodies for competitors. The great raffle prize: Melvin & Morelli Stand Up Paddleboard 14ft. Part of the proceeds of this event will benefit local Rincon charities.

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WinterSUPing in Cantabria, Spain

There is no such thing as bad weather. Check out this cool video: WinterSUPing in Cantabria, Spain on 900m altitude with the New Starboard Astrorace Inflatable.

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PETER BARTL JOINS JP-AUSTRALIA

The Austrian SUP pioneer Peter Bartl starts the 2013 season with JP-Australia. Bartl’s biggest 2012 achievements in the young sport of SUP are the first place of the German NP SUP Trophy, the third place at the longest race in the world – the 11 City Tour in Holland and the first place at the Salon Nautic Paris Sprint race last December.

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02/24/2013 (PE) ISA WORLD STANDUP PADDLE AND PADDLEBOARD CHAMPIONSHIP

The second annual ISA World StandUp Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard Championship will take place February 24 to March 2, 2013 on the beaches of Miraflores, Lima, Peru – home of the famous Club Waikiki and the cradle of Peruvian surfing.

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Caribbean Paddling in St. Martin

Fancy Paddling in a warm, beautiful setting? Caribbean Paddling is a kayak and stand up paddle board company based in the island of St Martin – St Maarten, Caribbean.

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01/13/2013 (US) Danny Ching and Candice Appleby win Orange Bowl Paddle Championships Miami

This weekend the Orange Bowl Paddle Championships will took place in Miami, Florida. The Results are in!

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First look at new Mistral Flatwater Raceboard

The first images of the new Mistral Flatwater Raceboard built in Kayak Technology have emerged from snowy Ammersee in Bavaria.

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01/19/2013 (ES) Cursa SUP Race Mallorca

On January 19th, a SUP Race will take place at Parc de la Mar, Palma de Mallorca.

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12/11/2012 (BVI) Stand Up World Tour Finals @ Location X

This week, the Finals of the Stand Up World Tour took place in the British Virgin Islands – after a flurry of interest online and hundreds of voters sharing their wishes and favorite destinations from all over the globe this beautiful chain of islands in the Caribbean had been announced as „Location X“.

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Eric Terrien and Faustine Merret win Nautic SUP Crossing Paris

Last weekend the Nautic SUP Crossing took place in Paris, France. HERE IS THE UPDATED REPORT WITH FULL RESULTS.

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01/26/2013 (DE) German Indoor SUP Championships

After the success and great fun at the Indoor Races in Paris and London (see videos below) there will also be one in Germany at Boot Düsseldorf. The prize money will be 2000 EURO.  UPDATED INFO AND LIST OF STARTERS

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SUP Camp in Portugal, Ericeira

Portugal is undoubtedly the destination of choice in Europe for anyone wanting to learn or improve their Stand Up Paddle Boarding.

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Eric Terrien on EuroSUPA 2013

The European race season is coming to an end and the final 2012 Eurosupa rankings have just been published. Time for a resume and an outlook to 2013. Here is an interview with Eric Terrien. What some of you might not know is that he is not only Europe's top paddler, he is a founding member and acting president of the European SUP Association and on top of all his travelling and racing spends quite a bit time updating the website, calculating rankings and negotiating with the organizers. EuroSUPA is a non profit organisation created by European SUP riders for European SUP riders. This association has been created in France under the “law 1901″ for non profit associations.

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06/28/2012 (BVI) HIHO Adventure Race & US$10000 Painkiller Cup

The British Virgin Islands are a group of over 50 islands in the Caribbean (about 15 of them are inhabited). They are a perfect destination for Stand Up Paddling: the temperature is 25-30°C year round, the water is equally warm and turquoise, the scenery is spectacular. Most islands are within paddling distance of each other and it’s a great place for downwinders, too.

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2012 Eurosupa SUP Rankings

The final 2012 EUROSUPA Rankings have just been published

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11/01/12 (CHI) Punta de Lobos Pro Chile

Only two weeks after the last stop of the Chilean National Stand Up Circuit, the Copa de Chile de SUP 2012, the media partner Via de Escape has produced a video of the event that saw the crowning of the national champs: Arnaud Frennet in SUP Race and Chris Conry in SUP Surf.

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Blue Chip Halloween Paddle

What did you do for Halloween? Check out this aweseome story from Blue Chip SUPer club!

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11/09/12 (FR) French SUP Championships

The French SUP Championships took place in Brittany on the weekend of November 9-11th. UPDATED with beach race video!

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Fanatic Falcon 14’x25″ – First Impressions

Last weekend, we had a chance to take the new Fanatic Falcon 14'x25" Carbon out and compared it with the Fly Flatwater Carbon 14'x27.5" in a variety of conditions (flat water, choppy water and downwind). Here are the first impressions.

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06/08/2013 (DE) German SUP Championships

Thorsten Kegler and Team have just announced the date for the German SUP Championships 2013. It will again take place on beautiful Blackfoot Beach in Cologne, this time on a Saturday.

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Flatwater SUP – Stand Up Paddle Lessons in Munich and Bavaria

Discover the beautiful Scenery of Bavaria on a Stand Up Board with flatwater-sup.de

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ION FUSE Drysuit 2013

THE WARMEST WETSUIT EVER? ION DRY SUIT

Right in time for the start of the cold season, ION launches the new FUSE Drysuit in a revised & colorful design

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11/24/2012 (UK) Frostbite Race#2, Bournemouth

You thought the Euro Race Season was coming to an end? Not Really…..There is still the Paris Race, the Italian Wave Championships, the France Championships and the UK Frostbite Races

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12/01/2012 Paddle Royal San Juan SUP Race Cup, Puerto Rico

Change of date! The 2012 Paddle Royal San Juan Sup Cup with 20.000 US$ prize money will now take place on December 1st and 2nd 2012. We also hear it might be the first race of the 2013 Stand Up World Series.

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10/19/2012 (ES) CAMPEONATO DE ESPAÑA SUP 2012 (Race&Wave)

This weekend about 50 Stand Up Paddlers had travelled to beautiful Somo, Cantabria to compete in the Spanish Championships. There was long distance race, a wave competition, a shorter distance Open race open to general public and a ** Eurosupa Beach Race. Congratulations to all winners!

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10/13/2012 (HI) Stand Up World Series Finals

This weekend the Finals of the Stand Up world Series are taking place Oahu’s North Shore.  UPDATED RESULTS: Kai Lenny and Annabel Anderson claim overall win!

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12/09/2012 (FR) Nautic SUP Crossing Paris

The Nautic SUP Crossing Paris is a very special race. Yes, you have to get up really early and the logistics are complex. But the reward is paddling on river Seine, which is normally strictly prohibited and passing all the major sights like Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Centre Pompidou on a SUP. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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07/06/2012 (BVI) Report&Pics from 4000 US$ Painkiller Cup

This summer, a very special SUP Race took place in the British Virgin Islands as part of the HIHO Highland Spring Adventure. We have secured permission to use the awesome helicopter photos by Andreas Seibold/TUUCI (thanks!), so here comes the painfully delayed report of the Painkiller Cup….

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10/06/2012 (DE) NP SUP Bavarian 4 Lake Trophy: Chiemsee SUP Marathon Report&Photos

On Saturday, the final race of the NP SUP Bavarian 4 Lake Trophy took place: the Chiemsee Marathon. Different from last year, where the weather was 3°C and snow/rain, the lake showed itself at its best to the 55 Stand Up Paddlers. Cloudless sky, the beautiful mountain backdrop not hidden in fog for a change, reasonably warm at 18°C and some nice wind of 15-30km further out on the lake.

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09/16/2012 (IT) Surfin’ Venice: Report, Pics, Photos and Video

On September 16th, the Surfin‘ Venice SUP Race took place in beautiful Venice, Italy. Let’s start by saying that registering for this race was most likely the cheapest way ever to do a full day of sightseeing in (very expensive) Venice….but probably also the most exhausting and patience-testing.

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09/23/2012 (DE) NP SUP Bavarian 4 Lake Trophy: SUP Nordbad Contest, Tutzing, Lake Starnberg 2012

The third race of the 4 Lake Trophy Series took place this weekend in Tutzing, Lake Starnberg. First Results:

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Weekend Roundup: Eleven City, Stand Up World Series Florida, SUP Open de Lyon

So many big races this weekend. Here’s a round-up with more detailed reports and pics to follow:

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09/01/2012 (CH) Silvaplana SUP race: FULL REPORT!

Silvaplana SUP Race 2012

The highest SUP Race in Europe (1850m altitude) took place on "Silsersee" near Silvaplana. The prize money was 2500 Swiss Francs. Here is the report, updated will full results and times.

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08/26/2012 (IT) Trofeo Delle 2 Isole Downwind Race, Lago di Garda

On August 26th, 2012 the inaugural Trofeo Delle 2 Isole Race took place at Lake Garda/Italy. It was a 9.4km downwind race, from Brenzone to Pai. Claudio from Y.C. Acqua fresca di Brenzone, well supported by the Aisup President Roberto Domenichini, perfectly read the conditions of the day and prepared a race course that was very exciting and spectacular.

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09/03/2012 (NL) Eleven City Tour Preview & Schedule

“It giet oan”, that’s what Dutch people say when they believe the Eleven City Tour is going to take place! The SUP 11-City Tour will be paddled from September the 4th until the 8th! This is the 4th edition of the SUP 11-City, Anne-Marie, the founder of the Tour will even paddle the whole tour for the 5th time in her life.

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08/26/2012 (ES) Campeonato SUP Baleares

The SUP Championships of the Belaric Islands will take place on Sunday, August 26th. Board Classes are 14′ and 12’6″.

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09/01/2012 (NL) Rotterdam SUP Regatta, Netherlands

Do you want to visit a great SUP event this year?  Check out this event in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. It’s on the weekend before the Eleven City Tour.

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09/08/2012 (DE) German SUP Challenge Pelzerhaken

Last stop of the German SUP Challenge will be the finals in Pelzerhaken.

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09/01/2012 (AT) Austrian SUP Championships

The Austrian SUP Championships will take place on the weekend of September 1&2. The location is Weiden/Lake Neusiedel. Board Class is 14′

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09/04/2012 (NL) Eleven City Tour 2012

The SUP 11-city Tour over a total distance of 220km is one of the longest and most demanding SUP Races. It take place over 5 stages in 5 days. It is a journey, an ultimate challenge through 11 authentic villages of Friesland (the northern province of the Netherlands). The tour is along the original waterways where ice skaters created this historical tour 101 years ago.

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08/04/2012 (CH) Naish SUP Tour Davos

This Saturday, the Naish SUP Tour stopped at beautiful Davoser Lake, Switzerland. A 12km race (14′ class) on 1560m altitude with 1200 CHF prize money. Report, Pics and Results.

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Olivia Piana joins Fanatic International Team

Olivia was already part of the French Fanatic SUP team, but delivering one great result after the other, French Team Manager Erwan Bordier decided together with Fanatic Brand Manager Craig Gertenbach to promote her  to the International SUP Team.

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Yoann Cornelis joins Fanatic International Team

Yoann Cornelis, formerly Fanatic France has been promoted to the Fanatic International Team.

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07/28/2012 (DE) German SUP Challenge Fehmarn

 This weekend the next Tourstop of the German SUP Challenge will take place on beautiful Fehmarn in the Baltic Sea.

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07/29/2012 (DE) Kinzigman SUP Race (Near Frankfurt)

This weekend the Kinzigman SUP Race will take place on Kinzigsee near Frankfurt, Race Director is German Champion Moritz Martin.

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07/29/2012 (US) Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championshios

Founded in 1997, the Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships, presented by Kona Longboard Island Lager, are set to celebrate the 16th anniversary on Sunday, July 29, 2012.

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Bart’s Inaugural North Sea Crossing on a SUP – The full story

In between racing at St. Maxime and Lost Mills, Bart de Zwart embarked on yet another crazy endurance challenge, crossing the North Sea on a SUP, from England to Holland (arriving at the spot in Zandvoort), solo and unassisted. It was about 182 kilometers and it took him 37.5 hours. The details on the course, equipment and preparation are here.

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07/07/2012 (CH) Results of the Swiss Championships

The 2nd Swiss SUP Championships, organized by the ASSOCIATION SWISS STAND UP PADDLE  -ASSUP-  were held on Preverenges Beach on July 7th. After very erratic weather the days before, the spectacular, action-packed event was blessed with little wind and nice sunshine.

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Preliminary Eurosupa Rankings after 4 Races

After 4 Beach (Howzit, Zandvoort, North Point, SUP Race Cup) and 4 Long Distance Races (25k Mallorca, Fungliss, SUP Race Cup, Lost Mills) the preliminary Europsupa Rankings have been published. Here are the top 15 Men and top 10 women:

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06/23/2012 (FR) Stand Up World Series: Ile de Oleron

 

4* Stand Up World Series Event. Further Info: http://standupworldseries.com/

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06/23/2012 (AT) Österreichische Landesmeisterschafen: Oberösterreich

From May to August there will be SUP races in each federal state of Austria, organized by ASUPA. There will be short and long distances races, fun races and free SUP rental. Board classes 12’6″ and 14′. UPDATE: 500 EUR Prize Money for this weekends race and a quickblade paddle for the winner!

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06/22/2012 (BE) Surf in The City Namur *****

There will be a 5 Stars EuroSUPA Long Distance Race, Elite 14′ with 7000€ prize money part of the Surf in the City Namur, Belgium. June 22-24 2012. It will be an important race for the Eurosupa long distance rankings. The preliminary rankings after 4 races are here.

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06/23/2012 (DE) German Surfboard & SUP Paddlerace Champs in Cologne

The German Surfboard & SUP Paddlerace Championships will take place in Cologne on the weekend of June 23&24 – Updated Info can be found here: http://dspm.info/

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06/21/2012 (DE) Paddle Perfection Clinic with Belar Diaz in Bavaria

Want to improve your paddling in an awesome location? Check this out…..

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06/02/2012 (FR) Massilia SUP Race Day1: Beach Race

 On the weekend after the SUP Race Cup St. Maxime, the Massilia SUP Race with 5000 EUR prize money was on at Page du Petit Roucas. Race director was Yannick Pinaud, who was also the organizer of St. Maxime. As always, he and his crew did an amazing job.

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05/26/2012 (FR) SUP Race Cup St. Maxime **** – DAY1: Beach Race

Last weekend, the SUP Race Cup took place in St. Maxime at the French Cote d’Azur. It is the biggest and most prestigious SUP Race in Europe, an event not to be missed, which unofficially crows the European SUP Race Champions as ultimately a race is about who was there and not about the title or prize money.

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Bart de Zwart crosses Northsea on a SUP

Bart de Zwart, a Dutch Pro Stand Up Paddler living in Hawaii came over to Europe to participate in the SUP Race Cup in St. Maxime last weekend. But this alone was not all, he is today going to cross the Northsea on a SUP Stand Up Paddle Board (STARBOARD 14′ Open Ocean) from England to Holland, solo, non stop and unsupported. UPDATE: Bart just arrived in Zandvoort at the Spot, after 37.5 hours of paddling! Congratulations, Bart!

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06/09/2011 (DE) The Lost Mills International SUP Race ******

This will be the highlight of the German Races. The Most Mills international SUP Race (***** EuroSUPA) with 7500 EUR Prize Money…..

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05/19/2012 (DE) German SUP Challenge Sylt Results

Last weekend the first race of the German SUP Challenge took place on the beautiful Northern Sea Island Sylt. There was a nice swell with up to 3 meter high waves, so before and after the racing the riders enjoyed some great surf. Windsurf Pro Paulo Dos Reis won the competition followed by Andreas Wolter (both Fanatic). Valentin Brault finished 3rd (Mistral). 

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05/12/2012 (FR) NorthPoint Stand Up Paddle Classic Presqu‘île de Crozon **

Last weekend, the famous NorthPoint Stand Up Paddle Classics, a 1 star Europsupa event, were held at Presqu’île de Crozon in France. It was supposed to be a combined race&surf competition, but unfortunately the waves were really small and the surfing comp was cancelled.

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08/18/2012 (AT) Österreichische Landesmeisterschafen: Vorarlberg

From May to August there will be SUP races in each federal state of Austria, organized by ASUPA. There will be short and long distances races, fun races and free SUP rental. Board classes 12’6″ and 14′

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07/21/2012 (AT) Österreichische Landesmeisterschafen: Burgenland

From May to August there will be SUP races in each federal state of Austria, organized by ASUPA. There will be short and long distances races, fun races and free SUP rental. Board classes 12’6″ and 14′

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07/14/2012 (AT) Österreichische Landesmeisterschafen: Niederösterreich

From May to August there will be SUP races in each federal state of Austria, organized by ASUPA. There will be short and long distances races, fun races and free SUP rental. Board classes 12’6″ and 14′

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06/30/2012 (AT) Österreichische Landesmeisterschafen: Kärnten

From May to August there will be SUP races in each federal state of Austria, organized by ASUPA. There will be short and long distances races, fun races and free SUP rental. Board classes 12’6″ and 14′

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06/16/2012 (AT) Österreichische Landesmeisterschafen: Niederösterreich

From May to August there will be SUP races in each federal state of Austria, organized by ASUPA. There will be short and long distances races, fun races and free SUP rental. Board classes 12’6″ and 14′

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06/02/2012 (AT) Österreichische Landesmeisterschafen: Vienna

From May to August there will be SUP races in each federal state of Austria, organized by ASUPA. There will be short and long distances races, fun races and free SUP rental. Board classes 12’6″ and 14′

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05/26/2012 (AT) Österreichische Landesmeisterschafen: Burgenland

From May to August there will be SUP races in each federal state of Austria, organized by ASUPA. There will be short and long distances races, fun races and free SUP rental. Board classes 12’6″ and 14′

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05/17/2012 (AT) Österreichische Landesmeisterschafen: Salzburg

From May to August there will be SUP races in each federal state of Austria, organized by ASUPA. There will be short and long distances races, fun races and free SUP rental. The first event of the series took place yesterday.

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05/12/2012 (ES) PABLO VALENCIA AND IBALLA RUANO TRIUMPH IN SOMO WAVE CONTEST

This weekend, the “RRD SUP SOMO WAVE CONTEST” took place in Somo. On Saturday, the competition began early in the morning with the first qualifying heats where especially the competitors from the Canaries stood out.

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05/19/2012 (NL) Battle of the fastest, Harderwyk

12km race in Netherlands

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06/09/2012 (CH) Naish SUP Tour: SUP Days Basel

Here are the tour Dates for the Naish SUP Tour in Switzerland

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06/02/2012 (CH) Naish SUP Tour: Stand Up Paddle Days Wallensee

Here are the tour Dates for the Naish SUP Tour in Switzerland

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05/17/2011 (DE) ION SUP Challenge Surffestival Pelzerhaken

ION SUP Challenge Pelzerhaken

Here we go again. Gemany's biggest Surf Festival by "Surf" Magazine will take place from May 17th to 20th in Pelzerhaken (North of Germany)

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05/18/2012 (IT) Italy SUP Race in Liguria ***

One of the key Italy SUP races will take take place from May 18t to May 20th in beautiful Liguria.

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05/19/2012 (UK) Summer Sizzler SUP Race & Demos

Bored of winter?  Fed up of the cold?  If so then here’s something to look forward to. Blue Chip have announced their Summer Sizzler date.  Last May record numbers of paddlers turned up to give some friendly racing a go.

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06/02/2012 (FR) Massilia SUP Race Marseilles

In the beginning of June, the weekend after the St. Maxime race, there will be the Massilia SUP Race in Marseille (about 150km from St. Maxime). There will be Pro and Amateur Races and a SUP Expo. The Price money is 500 EUR. UPDATE: Registration now open!

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05/12/2012 (DE) NP SUP Bavarian 4 Lake Trophy: Steinlechner CUP Ammersee – Results

On Saturday, the first race with price money in the German season took place on cold (9°C) and rainy Ammersee.

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05/05/2012 (AT) 60km Naish SUP Ultramarathon @ Surf Worldcup Podersdorf (Austria) – Results and Pics

The Surfworldcup Podersdorf is one of the biggest watersports competitions in Europe and had over 115.000 visitors this year. On the last weekend of the Surf World Cup, the Naish SUP Ultramarathon took place, a 60km race around the lake, which is one of the windiest places in Europe.

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05/04/2012 (FR) Eric Terrien and Olivia Piana win long distance race @ La Torche

Yesterday the long distance race of the Stand Up World series in La Torche took place. Athletes from 16 countries were competing in a 20km race down the river, a beautiful course from Quimper to Ste Marine. Here are some (unconfirmed) first results….

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Solo Starters at 60km Ultramarathon Podersdorf

Most of you will by now have heard that there will be a 60km Ultramarathon in Podersdorf. It is designed to be a team competition with 5 men and 3 women. There are however a few brave riders, who will attempt to do this solo. 60km in flat water are tough, but Podersdorf is Europe’s Wind Paradise. It’s the location of the Surf Worldcup after all….

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04/22/2012 (ES) King and Princess of the Paddle Castelldefels *

This weekend the King and Princess Race took place on the Olympic Canal near Barcelona. In theory it was a smaller race, part of the qualifying of the Spanish Championships, but the fact that the Stand Up World Series Event in the Philippines was cancelled, meant that some high profile riders including Eric Terrien made an appearance.

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05/06/2012 (CH) 1. SUP Longdistance Race Thuner See

On Sunday, May 6th, when most pros will either be competing in La Torche or at the SUP Ultramarathon Podersdorf, there will also be a 16km SUP Race in Switzerland with some serious price money

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04/22/2012 (NL) Battle of the Coast – EUROSUPA Race

Battle of the Coast EuroSupa SUP Race in Holland

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04/28/2012 (FR) Funglisse SUP Event, La Plaine Sur Mer

Another Date to save for 2012: On the weekend of April 28th The Funglisse SUP Event will take place at La Plaine Sur Mer Beach in France. This is nothing less than the Beach where Eric Terrien learned to surf and windsurf. UPDATE: The pre-registration is now open!

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05/13/2012 (ES) GARBIBAI GONDOLIN URUMEA RACE

“Garbi” in Euskera, the Basque Language means: Clean ; ”Ibai“= River  and “Bai” = Yes. GARBIBAI URUMEA GONDOLIN RACE is the first stand up paddle race in the world where people will clean as fast as they can the Urumea river.

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04/19/2012 (PH) Stand Up World Series Philippines – cancelled!

CamSUR was supposed to be a Prime Event of the Stand Up World Series with 20.000 US$ prize money. This has been moved to April 2013.

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2012 Stand Up World Series – Hopefully final schedule….

The dates for the Stand Up World Series have again changed…..hopefully for the last time! UPDATE: Philippines cancelled! Earlier changes: There is no more Hamburg, St. Maxime is not World Series anymore and  Italy race is now moving to October (and on the same weekend as Lost Mills anymore)….and the New York race got scratched.

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04/06/2012 (UK) Hayling Island SUP Challenge: Results&Video

Here are the results from the Hayling Island SUP Challenge (8 Mile SUP Race) in the UK last weekend.

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04/15/2012 (IT) Rome SUP Marathon

Marathon on the River Tiber, 44 km starting from the Tiber island – arrival at Jimmy Lewis Tiber Rome Test Center – Barkabar – Kursaal Village.

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04/08/2012 (ES) Roman Frejo wins the “COSTA NORTE SUP RACE FESTIVAL SAN VICENTE DE LA BARQUERA”

The first test of the Spanish race calendar took place on Sunday April 8 in the Cantabrian town of San Vicente de la Barquera , near the beach of El Tostadero. UPDATE: with video!

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Girls’s Traverse of Lake Starnberg, Germany’s 5th largest lake

Back from the Majorca 25k race,  I was keen to do something special on my first weekend back home in Munich in over a month. The idea was a to do a traverse of Lake Starnberg. 25 kilometers South of Munich and Germany’s 5th largest lake. Out of Bavaria’s 307 lakes, it is the second longest lake after Bodensee (Chiemsee is bigger, but only 13km long). It is also the famous place where King Ludwig II. of Bavaria drowned or died under mysterious circumstances in 1886.

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Pete “Reach” Holliday signs with Naish

Pete Holliday, the man with the impressive reach, one of the top UK paddlers (just finished 2nd in the Frostbite Finals) on his recent signing with Naish.

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Mistral introduces inflatable Raceboard and a one design M1 Inflatable Race Class

This month Mistral will introduce the new M1 14’0 and 12’6 inflatable SUP Race Boards, the world's first inflatable Race SUP.

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03/31/2012 (UK) Frostbite Race at Bray Lake

This weekend  the Frostbite Race Finals took place in the UK, on Bray Lake. The weather was quite good for the race, overcast with a bit of wind. Here are the results…

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Corran Addison and Imagine part ways

On March 28, 2012, Corran Addison left Imagine Surf to move on to new projects.

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06/06/2012 (DE) SUP Pro Paddle Clinics World Champion Chase Kosterlitz @Brombachsee, Germany

Want to learn from the Best? SUP World Champion and Fanatic Team Rider Chase Kosterlitz will hold a SUP Clinic in Germany. It will take place on the day before the Brombachsee 4 Lake Trophy Race (the Wednesday before the Lost Mills International SUP Race).

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03/24/2012 (ES) XTREM 25k Cabrera Open Water Race – Report & Results

Here’s the report and results from this weekends XTRM race….UPDATE: with video!

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05/28/2012 (FR) Golden Island Race, Hyères – Cancelled!

Just in: Unfortunately, there will not be a Golden Island Race this year. Scheduling turned out difficult the day after St. Maxime.

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Mark Slater signs with Fanatic and wins his first race on the 14′ Flatwater

UK Race Mark Slater signed with Fanatic and won his first race on the 14' flatwater board this weekend at the Aquasports Frostbite Race.

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03/18/2012 (FR) Hobie City Race by La Cigale Surf Club – Report/Results

This weekend the Hobie City SUP Race took place in Port Grimaud, France. The event is part of the “PACA beach race series” and organized by La Cigale Surf Club / Yannick Pinaud, which most of you know from the St. Maxime Race already.

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06/16/2012 (ES) II CIRCUITO CANTABRO DE SUP DE RACE

For the second consecutive year, the Cantabrian Surfing Federation, organizes a Stand Up Paddle circuit in the discipline of Race. This year also increased to the same four tests, each valid for the Championship of Spain, to be held in Santander from 19 to 21 October.

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05/26/2012 (ES) II CIRCUITO CANTABRO DE SUP DE RACE

For the second consecutive year, the Cantabrian Surfing Federation, organizes a Stand Up Paddle circuit in the discipline of Race. This year also increased to the same four tests, each valid for the Championship of Spain, to be held in Santander from 19 to 21 October.

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06/30/2012 (ES) II CIRCUITO CANTABRO DE SUP DE RACE

For the second consecutive year, the Cantabrian Surfing Federation, organizes a Stand Up Paddle circuit in the discipline of Race. This year also increased to the same four tests, each valid for the Championship of Spain, to be held in Santander from 19 to 21 October.

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04/14/2012 (ES) Clasificatoria SUP Race Murcia *

more info will follow.

Event Website

http://fesurf.net/fes2009/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1031&Itemid=26More SUP-Races

More Races

http://www.sup-guide.com/index.php/upcoming-sup-events-races

 

05/12/2012 (DE) Sparda CUP Oldenburg *

more info will follow.

Event Website

http://www.hafenlust-ol.de/stand-up-paddling.html

More SUP-Races

http://www.sup-guide.com/index.php/upcoming-sup-events-races

 

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07/01/2012 (BVI) SUP Racing at Highland Spring HIHO, British Virgin Islands

The Highland Spring HIHO in the Caribbean will be one of the most amazing SUP events this summer. What is it? The Highland Spring HIHO event originated in St Thomas in 1979 when a band of intrepid windsurfers set out to sail through the Virgin Islands with sleeping bags on their backs.

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03/18/2012 (FR) Hobie City Race by La Cigale Surf Club

Update: The Race will take place on Sunday, March 18th. Registration is open now: Click here to register. Updated with Video of the course

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New Ripper SUP for Kids

Fanatic Ripper Kids SUP

Fanatic has developed a SUP speciffically for kids, which can also be used for Windsurfing.

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Bye, bye, Peru!

The ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championships are over. What an amazing week! Nobody quite knew to expect from this inaugural even, but as the teams arrived in Lima, the enthusiasm was obvious and contagious. I think this event really helped our sport a lot. Maybe we’ll be in the Olympics in 2020? Thanks to all the athletes who traveled all the way out there and made it so special.

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03/18/2012 (UK) Frostbite Race at Aqusports, Merstham

There will be a Frostbite race day at Aqua Sports lake in Merstham, UK. They are looking to have the first interclub race on this day with clubs coming from all over the South of England to compete.

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SUP Long Distance Race at ISA SUP World Champs

The highlight of SUP Racing was on today. The 18km SUP long distance race, 3 laps of 6km in 29°C with another running up the beach finish (The riders however had a feeling this was less than 18km). UPDATED: Full Results&Video

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Antoine Delpero and Emmy Merrill win Gold Medals at SUP Surfing ISA World Championships

Antoine Delpero from France won the Men’s SUP Surfing Gold Medal!

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Men’s and Women’s SUP Technical Final at ISA World Championships Peru

What a race! The commentators confusing Travis with Paul Jackson, 10 Racers on a party wave, Jamie Mitchell dropping his paddle, here’s the report….UPDATED: Full report and results

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Results of Heat #1 and #2 – Men’s Technical SUP Racing – ISA SUP World Championships Peru

On the schedule for the today were the Mens Technical SUP-Race. A 4.5km, BOP style course. The weather was sunny, up to 27°C, light onshore wind and the waves 3-4ft. Here are the results of the Men’s Heats#1 and #2. Here are the first results, congratulations to those, who made it to the final (around 15:00 Local time, most likely a bit delayed) UPDATE: List of Finalists at end of article!

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Saturday’s SUP Marathon Race at ISAWSUPPC, Peru – Who will be racing?

Saturday will be the final day of racing in Peru, The 18km long distance race is on the schedule. It’s going to be a hot day at around 29 but there is a chance of cloud cover. The course has changed from the original A to B format now they will race 3 x 6 km Laps along the bay. There will again be a live webcast here. Who will be racing?

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Friday’s SUP Technical Race & Team Relay at ISASUPWC

So, what is happening in Peru today?

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So, who made it to round 3? Men’s and Women’s SUP Surfing, ISA World Champs, Peru

Day 2 of the ISA World Stand Up Paddle Championships saw the women’s paddleboard race and the second round of heats of the SUP Surfing Competition in about 3-4ft swell. The waves increased in size throughout the day and the winds remained calm, which led to some high scores in both the Men’s and Women’s heats. Australian Jackson Close and Brazil’s Caio Vaz logged the highest heat totals of the event, 17.33 and 17.17, respectively. Congratulations to all who are still in and reached round 3!

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02/25/2011 (UK) Ryan James wins Baysup Frostbite Race #3

 While the whole world was watching Peru (and Mark Slater, Gareth Grant and John Harvey were racing there), the remaining UK hardcore paddles arrived in Bournemouth on 8:30 AM this Saturday to compete in the 3rd frostbite Race…..here is the report & Interview with Ryan James.
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Winners of Round 1 Heats SUP Surfing at ISA World Champs and alternative Link to Webcast

Winners of the First Round of Heats, Men’s and Women’s SUP Surfing. Results and Quotes UPDATED!

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Rich Morton joins Fanatic UK Team

Rich Morton, formerly with Bark,  joined the Fanatic UK SUP team. 

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Let the games begin – Pics and Video of ISA Opening Ceremony

After a specatular ceremony, the inaugural ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championships were officially declared open.

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02/20/2012 (PERU) The ISA SUP World Champs in Miraflores – List of Teams and Riders

After a beautiful opening ceremony, the ISA World Standup Paddle and Paddleboard Championship commenced today. We wish our friends good luck in Peru!

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02/20/2012 (PERU) The ISA SUP World Champs in Miraflores, Peru are commencing today

The ISA World Standup Paddle and Paddleboard Championship in Miraflores, Peru are starting today. Wish wish our friends Eric Terrien, Gaetan Sene, Belar Diaz, Roman Perez, Mark Slater, Paul Jackson, Angela van Hoof Jackson, Robert Etienne etc. good luck! You can watch the opening ceremony in a live webcast at 12:00 Peruvian Time (18:00 CET, 17:00 UK time)

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02/11/2011 (UK) Ryan James wins Baysup Frostbite Race #2

 The second race of the frostbite series truly was a frostbite race….the temperature was -7°C, however less win than in the last race. Big respect to everyone who got out there in these conditions. UPDATE: New Video!
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Fanatic launches Inflatable SUP “Fly Air”

Fanatic has just announced an inflatable SUP which is based on the proven Fly Model shape and has removable future-style fins. This is good news as typically, the short, built-in “rubber” fins from traditional inflatables make it hard to keep the board on track

07/21/2012 (FR) Stand Up World Series Lyon, France

More info will follow shorty.

All Stand Up World Series dates are here.

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07/14/2012 (SE) Stand Up World Series Varberg, Sweden ******

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  • All Stand Up World Series dates are here.
  • More Upcoming SUP Races are here

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07/07/2012 (DK) Stand Up World Series Copenhagen

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06/24/2011 (DE) German Surfboard & SUP Paddlerace Championships (Cologne)

From June 24-26 2011 the 3rd German Surfboard and Stand Up Paddlerace Championships will take place in a wonderful beach club setting in Cologne.

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07/07/2012 (UK) Paddle around the pier Maritime SUP Marathon, Brighton

The 2012 Paddle around the Pier Maritime SUP Marathon will take place on the weekend of July 7th. UPDATED INFO!

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SUP-Zero Photo Competition – Here are the winners!

SUP Zero Winter Photo Competition

Thanks for all the amazing photos! We got 81 photos from 9 countries, the highest pic being taken on 2034m (Sigrid) and the coldest pic being taken in -23°C (SUP Floki). Here are the winners…..(pictures with most likes on FB on midnight March1, only best photo per rider counts).

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SUP-Zero Photo Competition

SUP Zero Winter Photo Competition

Are you still paddling? How cold is it where you are? Inspired by some great submissions, we are starting a SUP Zero Photo Competition.

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Gaetan Sene signs with Starboard

Gaetan Sene signs with Starboard

Our friend and top Euro Racer Gaetan Sene (1st place long distance 12'6 M30-39 @BOP), formerly with Mistral, has signed with Staboard. I briefly spoke with him today about his new board and his plans for the year ahead.

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Best of Bavaria. 15 lakes down, 292 to go….

 

There are 1.441 km² of water surface in Bavaria, and there are 307 Lakes. My goal is to paddle all of them. One lake at a time, creating a photo report from each paddle. We’ll see how that goes.

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01/21/2012 Annabel Anderson’s report from Starboard SUP Challenge at “The Doctor” Ocean Race

Starboard’s stand up paddle board racers Connor Baxter (Maui) and Annabel Anderson (New Zealand), managed to defeat some of the world’s best stand up paddlers, in some of the most grueling conditions, at the Starboard SUP Challenge, division of The Doctor.

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11/03/2012 (MX) WPA World Championships, Mexico

Hennessey’s and the World Paddle Association proudly announce the 2012 World SUP/Paddle Championships to be held in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on November 3 & 4, 2012.

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Fanatic introduces the new Fly Race 12’6” x 30,5” in exclusive Clear Wood Edition!

Fanatic Fly race clear wood

The Fanatic Fly 12’6” x 30,5” is a great board, it is a bit wider vs. it's slender brother, the "red rocket" 12'6"x27.75. While the red rocket is one of the fastest boards you can find for flat water racing, the 30.5" is more suited for choppy waters and heavier riders.

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Innovative Carbon Paddle from Mistral

Mistral launched a new, innovative Carbon Paddle

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How to keep your feet warm when SUPing

Split toe booties are not good for SUP

Munich winters are long and cold. Plenty of time to test different booties, desperately trying to keep the feet warm….here are my learnings so far.

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01/28/2011 (UK) Mark Slater wins Baysup Frostbite Race Jan 28th

Here is the report thanks to Pete Holliday, who finished 2nd on 12’6″ behind Mark Slater. Mark, also on 12’6″ finished 1st overall, beating the 14′ and unlimted boards.
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04/07/2012 (ES) Battle of the Bay SUP Race, Alicante, Spain

Fancy a get away to sunny Spain? On the weekend of April 7th there will be a SUP race near Alicante.

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A Frenchman, a Spaniard and 3 Germans go for a frostbite SUP surf in Bavaria

There is salt water and sweet water. There is warm water and cold water. There are people surfing ocean waves and people surfing river waves. In Bavaria we have no ocean, so we surf in cold, fresh water. On river waves.

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08/11/2012 (DE) German SUP Challenge Berlin

The German SUP Challenge was a great success last year, so we are glad to hear the event is back, even bigger and better.

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07/07/2012 (DE) German SUP Challenge Warnemünde

The German SUP Challenge was a great success last year, so we are glad to hear the event is back, even bigger and better.

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06/16/2012 (DE) German SUP Challenge Boltenhagen

The German SUP Challenge was a great success last year, so we are glad to hear the event is back, even bigger and better.

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01/13/2012 (UK) Rich Morton wins Indoor Sprint Race Competition at London Boat Show

 From Friday to Sunday, 3 days of action-packed Indoor Sprint Race SUP took place at the London Boat Show.
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2012 SUP Event Calendar

2011 was a good year (click to read the 2011 hightlights story). 2012 will be even better. The first SUP Events 2012 are online here.

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Underground SUPing in Austria

When you think of Austria in Winter, outdoor watersports don’t usually spring to mind; so it was obvious to Austrians Wolfgang Leeb, Andrea Freibeger, Armin Walcher and Sebastian Kuklar that they would have to get a little creative this winter if they wanted to find a local spot to pursue their passion for SUP.

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Another year, another crossing. Belar Diaz and Fred Bonnef paddle from Lanzarote to Fuerteventura. On 10’6″.

The new year started like the old one ended. With a crazy crossing. Fred Bonnef and Belar Diaz did it again. After the fabulous Ibiza – Spain Crossing with Annabel Anderson (96.5km in 14.5 hours) and the Gibralar-Ceuta and back crossing with Ramon Blanco (47km in 6.5 hours), they paddled from one Canary Island to another. Without an escort boat.

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10/06/2012 (DE) NP SUP Bavarian 4 Lake Trophy: Chiemsee SUP Marathon 2012

The Chiemsee SUP Marathon around Herreninsel will take place on October 6th in 2012. It will be part of the NP SUP 4 Lake Trophy.  The race will be about 11km.

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My 2011 SUP Highlights

2011 was a good year. Annabel Anderson taught me how to paddle properly. I got a SUP instructor license from Peter Bartl in Austria. I got my Fanatic Fly Race 12'6', the best SUP ever. I travelled to SUP Races in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Spain, Italy, Holland and the UK, killing one campervan and being robbed while asleep in the van on a French highway parking lot. 

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06/07/2012 (DE) NP SUP Bavarian 4 Lake Trophy Seehof CUP Brombachsee & Lost Mills International

And this will be one of the highlights of the German events: The NP SUP 4 Lake Trophy with races on 4 different Bavarian lakes. Race number #2 at Brombach See (Friday) is in the same location and weekend as the Lost Hills International SUP Race with 7500 EUR Prize Money (Sunday). See updated info below!

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08/28/2011 (DE) Nordbad SUP Contest, Lake Starnberg, Munich – Here’s finally the report!

After a brief spell of autumn on Saturday with 12 degrees and heavy rain, the summer returned to Bavaria right in time for the 2nd Nordbad SUP Contest in Tutzing, Lake Starnberg. Over 60 riders were greeted with cloudless sky and zero wind, this meant the lake which can be really mean and choppy was flat and peaceful – perfect conditions for the racers but also the general public who could try out SUPs from leading brands for free.

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02/2012 (ES) F.one MEDITERRANEAN SUP SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Fone Med SUP surfing Championships

The waiting period for the F.one Mediterranean SUP Surfing Championships are 3 weekends in February 2012.

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09/03/2011 Belar Diaz wins 12km Silvaplana Race, the highest SUP race in Europe

On the weekend of Sept 2nd 2011 the highest SUP Race in Europe took place on beautiful Lake Silvaplana (1815m).

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700km frostbite paddle from Graz to Belgrad – the full story

Peter and Abel are back in the civilization – with mixed feelings. Somehow happy to be warm and safe, somehow sad that the adventure is over. Abel is back in Czech Republic, where he works and Peter is home in Gosdorf. They did not make it to their destination, the Black Sea, but they paddled an impressive 700km in 2 weeks.

Spending most nights outside, in a tent by the river. From Austria to Hungary, to Croatia, to Serbia. Their journey ended in Beldgrad. The forces were against them, the temperature was constantly below freeze, they saw the sun only once as it was constantly foggy, the rivers had an historically low water level and the strange Hungarian Police also did not help…

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Strait of Gibraltar Crossing – Here’s the video…

And here is the video of the crossing….

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SUP Crossing the Strait of Gibraltar: Getarez – Ceuta and back!

 On Friday, December 9th, 2011, Fanatic Team Riders Belar Diaz, Fred Bonnef, Ramon Blanco and Jaime Herraiz (www.wet-tarifa.com) set out for another SUP first: Paddling from Spain to the African continent and back on the same day. Belar and Fred had already proven they are up for tough challenges by crossing from Ibiza to the Spanish mainland on a SUP with Annabel Anderson earlier this year.

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Puma Laird SUP Stand Up Paddle Board

Yesterday, we got the chance to have a sneak peek at the Puma Laird Board in sunny Spain….

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12/05/2011 Video Highlights from the Nautic SUP Crossing Paris

And here are the video highlights from the Paris Race:

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12/05/2011 Sonni Hörscheid and Eric Terrien win Nautic SUP Crossing Paris

This weekend the last event of the 2011 Naish SUP Tour took place in Paris. A SUP Race in the heart of Paris! A very unique opportunity to pass all the key sights like Louvre, Centre Pompidou and Eifel Tower on river Seine on a SUP, as normally paddling on Seine is strictly forbidden, it’s quite dangerous because there is heavy boat traffic.

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News from Peter’s and Abel’s frostbite paddle to the Black Sea

After a few delays, they started their trip last Friday, November 16th, on the custom-shaped boards by Abel (17’ long, 30.5” wide) which were specifically designed to carry the 60kg of luggage. The water level is low as it hasn’t rained for weeks so the trip is slower than expected and yes, it’s cold, -3°C during the day, much colder at night when they camp out in the wilderness close to the river.

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Charlie Grey’s 240 Mile Paddle: Crossing Britain from Coast to Coast

“I wanted to do a paddle that is a bit different, that would take me to places I haven’t been before….”

Fanatic International Team Rider Charlie paddled over 240 Miles, in 6.5 days, passed over 120 locks and ate more than 5kg of flapjacks to raise money for Cancer Research. He used the Fanatic 14′ downwind board. Watch the video and read his story:

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12’6 Race Board Test by SUPVIC

 

Our Australian Colleagues from SUP VIC just conducted a nice test of 12’6 stock race boards. They used a 500m flatwater course, consisting of 250m into the wind, a turn around a buoy and then 250m of downwind back. The conditions were flat water and low wind.

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Connor Baxter and Annabel Anderson win Fiji long distance race

18 year old Connor Baxter puts on a legendary performance here in Fiji to win the epic long distance from Natadola Beach to Namotu Island ahead of a stellar fleet of athletes. Taking an early lead out of the gate, Connor navigated his way successfuly down the 22 mile course to win the first leg of the first stop on the 2012 Stand Up World Series.

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Peter and Abel’s next Adventure: Paddling from Austria to the Black Sea (1580km)

SUP pioneer Peter Bartl (www.paddelsurfen.at) a jack of all trades and always up to something new. He founded the ASF, Austrian SUP Federation, developed the first German-language SUP-Instructor training , wrote the first German-language book on SUP and much more…

Now he is planning a big trip, of course, by SUP. He and his friend and shaper Abel Cathelineau plan to paddle from Graz in Styria (Austria) to the Black Sea. Ironically, in the cheerless November. Why? Because he does not like mosquitoes…..

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10/29/2011 Paddle Royal dominated by international SUP Stars Chase Kosterlitz, Anthony Vela and Heather Baus

Paddle Royal SUP Race San Juan

More than 130 paddlers competing in three classes (Badass, Weekend Warrior and Keikis) sprinted off the start line of the Paddle Royal – San Juan SUP Cup on Saturday, October 29th to kick off the weekend’s events. After two days of intense and exhausting racing it that combined the results of a long distance race and several sprint races, it was Florida’s Chase Kosterlitz riding his Fanatic 14’ Flatwater dominating the 14’ division and the Badass Overall. Anthony Vela from Huntington Beach California and riding a custom Boardworks Morelli and Melvin won the 12’6 division and took 2nd overall while Puerto Rico’s own Heather Baus, on a locally built MHL, claimed first place overall among the women, beating by the narrowest of margins, World Champion Candice Appleby who rode her signature model Surftech/Bark.



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10/22/2011 (NL) De Nacht van Brouwersdam – Stand Up Paddle Race

Christina Bauer wins Nacht of Brouwersdan

Brouwersdam in the South-West of the Netherlands has a lot to offer for water sport enthusiasts, thousands of them drive up to Brouwersdam for sailing, windsurfing and kite surfing every weekend. No matter what kind of water sport activity, Brouwersdam has seen it all. This year at the end of the season on de 22 of October however an event was held which did raise some eyebrows; the Night of Brouwersdam is a Stand Up Paddle race after dark and on open sea!

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10/15/2011 (ES) Spanish Championships Race&Wave

 

Spanish SUP Championships

On the weekend of October 15th and 16th the Spanish Championships took place in Somo. The swell forecast for Sunday was great, so the race and wave competition were switched.

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09/24/2011 (US) Battle of the Paddle, Dana Point California – Report through a Euro Lens

BOP Start by Zone57/Rainbow Sandals

With over 900 racers and about 15,000 spectators, Battle of the Paddle, which took place in Dana Point, California on the weekend of Sept 24/25 2011 was probably the biggest and most important SUP event this year. Here is our race report, with a slight bias towards how our European friends did.

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Get fit for SUP

Want to increase your SUP strength and flexibility? Looking for some workouts to do before, after or in between paddles? Want to get a dream body?

SUP Fitness with Annabel Anderson

Annabel Anderson, Starboard Team Rider and one of the fastest female Stand-Up Paddlers in the world, reveals her best exercises on www.sup-guide.com. The can easily be done from home, all you need is your body weight and a paddle. The exercises might look easy, but they are really tough and effective. Look at the videos and you will know why Annabel is so fast!

The videos were shot right after Annabel's victory in the London Boat Show Indoor SUP sprint challenge. So please excuse the chaotic setting, we decided to prioritize the quality of the exercises over high-end production.

We have grouped the exercises into 3 areas:

  • Warm-Up: best exercises to be done before paddling
  • Flexibility and Mobility: best done after paddling
  • Strength: Increase your sup fitness and strength on those days in between paddles

more exercises coming soon, like us on facebook.com/supguide for updates!

 

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09/10/2011 Eric Terrien wins Lyon Open on Rhone River

The very first Lyon Open SUP took place the weekend of September 10-11 2011 on the Rhone river right in the center of France’s second largest city. The top French, British and Swiss SUP paddlers were among the 80 participants. In addition to the race events, there was an exhibit featuring the leading Stand Up Paddle brands.

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Sneak Preview: Tahoe Thunderbird Race SUP

Tahoe Thunderbird Race Board

Tahoe is known as a manufacturer of innovative high-quality SUPs with a great design. They were the first to come up with a ladies’ board, the beautiful Tahoe Bliss and a Kids Board, the Grom.  The only thing missing in their lineup was a Race Board. Well, not anymore.

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09/11/2011 220km Eleven City Tour – Video Highlights

The SUP 11-city Tour over a total distance of 220km is one of the longest and most demanding SUP Races. It took place this year from Sept 7-11 in 5 stages in 5 days. It is a journey, an ultimate challenge through 11 authentic villages of Friesland (the northern province of the Netherlands). The tour is along the original waterways where ice skaters created this historical tour 101 years ago.

Re-live the 2011 Tour day by day in video:

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09/11/2011 220km Eleven City Tour – Interview with Ryan James

Congratulations, Ryan, on an amazing paddle! That was incredibly close between you and Bart! How many seconds were you ultimately apart?

It was crazy, we were so close through 220km of paddling it was 2 seconds then 10 then 4 I couldn’t keep up!  I think we finished up 10 seconds apart?

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09/11/2011 220km Eleven City Tour – Race Report

The SUP 11-city Tour over a total distance of 220km is one of the longest and most demanding SUP Races. It took place this year from Sept 7-11 in 5 stages in 5 days. It is a journey, an ultimate challenge through 11 authentic villages of Friesland (the northern province of the Netherlands). The tour is along the original waterways where ice skaters created this historical tour 101 years ago.

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07/31/2011 (US) Eric Terrien finishes 2nd (UNL under 29) and Annabel Anderson 3rd in Molokai to Oahu Race

The Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championship (M2O), the Superbowl of SUP, took place this weekend. An armada of more than 250 athletes on both prone and stand-up paddleboards (SUP) attempted the 32-mile, open-ocean crossing of the infamous Ka’iwi (kah-EE-vee) Channel, also known as the Molokai Channel. Sunday, July 31, 2011 produced favorable race conditions with 15 to 20-knot winds and eight foot swells.

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07/24/2011 (US) Report from Naish Paddle Championships Maui

Maui Naish International Paddleboard Race

Here is the report from the Maui race, thanks to Annabel Anderson, who finished 1st in the women's unlimited 30-45 class and 2nd women's overall. Congratulations Annabel and thanks for the report!

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08/06/2011 (DE) SUPerflat Munich (German SUP Challenge) CANCELLED!

There will be no Munich SUP Challenge on August 6th, but a race in Rostock instead!

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09/18/2011 (IT) Ostia Rome SUP Race

There will be a SUP Race in Ostia near Rome on the weekend of September 18th. More Info will follow. Like us on www.facebook.com/supguide for updates!

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07/30/2011 (IT) Rimini Paddling Challenge 2011 – 13km Marathon SUP Race

On the weekend of July 30th there will be a SUP Race in Italy.

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07/09/2011 SUP in Venice – Pietro Fazioli, Corinna Betti, Leo Nika and Roberta Mariani win Italian Championships

There were many races to choose from last weekend, the Swiss Champs in Lausanne, the German SUP challenge in Leipzig and the Race in Venice.

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06/26/2011 (FR) Golden Island SUP Race, Hyeres

On the weekend of June 25, 2011, paddlers from all over the world, or that is mostly Itlay, Spain and France with the odd Kiwi and the odd German, came to beautiful Port de Hyères on French Cote d' Azur to compete in the Golden Island race, organized by Alexandre Gregoire.

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07/02/2011 (UK) Ryan James wins 5 Mile SUP Race at Paddle around the Pier, Brighton.

Ryan James wins SUP Race at Paddle around the Pier in Brighton

On the weekend of July 2nd, Europe’s biggest Beach Festival took place in Brighton. There were lots of different events and competitions on and off the water and the watersports industry was showing the latest products on the festival ground. 

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08/06/2001 (NL) Brunotti SUP Sprint Cup 2011

Brunotti SUP Sprint Cup Netherlands

Saturday the 6th of August, the world's fastest growing water sport is coming to the Sneekweek! During the afternoon, everyone will be able to give Stand Up Paddle (SUP) a try for free. Brunotti, Starboard and Surftech will provide boards and paddles to test out. Later in the afternoon, the first Brunotti Sprint Cup will be contested!

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07/09/2011 (CH) 1st Swiss SUP Championships, Lausanne

 

Swiss SUP Championships

Please come down check out and why not participate in the 1st Swiss Stand Up Paddle Championship. It's all about fun and fun there will be on the shores of Lake Léman in Preverenges July 9th 2011. 

 

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09/24/2011 (US) Battle of the Paddle, California

The Battle of the Paddle – California will be held
September 24-25, 2011. 

http://www.battleofthepaddle.com/index.php/event-info/


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07/02/2011 (UK) Paddle around the Pier, Brighton

Paddle Around the Pier Brighton, July 2nd&3rd, 2011, UK

Europe's biggest free beach and watersports festival is back for another year of fun and raising money for charities and will also feature a SUP Race. 

Brighton Paddle around the Pier SUP Race

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06/12/2011 (IT) King of the Island Race, A different report from the race – UPDATE: Annabel’s Story

King of the Island SUP Race, Bergeggi

This weekend the "King of the Island" SUP race took place in beautiful Bergeggi. I was on my way down there but my campervan started loosing oil big time after Brennero, I tried refilling every 50km but it soon became apparent this is a major leak, so I stopped at Nogaredo Ovest at noon Saturday, found a nice parking space and even a hydraulic hoist (banco elevatore – a bit of Italian helps….) at the Shell station there.  While asking friends also experienced in driving old T3s for advice via Facebook chat, SMS & phone, and keeping Annabel and Luigi updated on where I am, I already got a feeling I would most likely miss a truly great event.

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SUP in Liguria, Italy

SUP (Stand Up Paddeln in Ligurien)

Foto: De Agostini Picture Library

Liguria is a narrow strip of land that is bordered by the sea, the Alps and the Apennines mountains. It is a popular region with tourists for its beautiful beaches, picturesque little towns and spectacular cliffs.

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09/03/2011 (AT) NEW DATE! Austrian Stand Up Paddle Championships

NEW DATE DUE TO BAD WEATHER THIS WEEKEND: SEPT 3&4!

Since last year, SUP is also becoming very popular in Austria. One of the focal points of the new sport is the Naish Stand Up Paddle Center in Weiden managed by Mario Lach.

Österreichische Meisterschaften im SUP

Foto: Walter Koelbl

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07/01/2011 (ES) CIRCUITO CÁNTABRO SUP RACE, Spain

Cantabra SUP Race Spain

There is a green land lost in the mountains where peace reigns and there are endless virgin waters that await to be explored by SUP. There is a land that is waiting with open arms. And there will be a SUP Race in that land, the 2ª prueba CIRCUITO CÁNTABRO DE SUP RACE, from July 1st to 3rd.

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06/25/2011 (FR) Golden Island Race Hyeres, France

Golden Island SUP Race Hyeres, France

From June 25th to June 26th the Golden Island Race will take place in Hyeres, France. Its a **** EuroSUPA Event and there will be 5000 EUR price money.

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07/09/2011 (IT) Surfin’ Venice SUP Race, Venice, Italy

SUP Race in Venice

On the weekend of July 9th a SUP race will take place in beautiful Venice. The race is an 8km race and starts on Saturday at 5PM, there are 2 classes, open men and open women. The entry fee is 30 EUR.

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Thomas Oschwald’s attempt to paddle 5000km with a Tahoe Zephyr is on hold – for now

Unfortunately, Thomas Oschwald had to stop his first attempt to paddle 5000 km on a Tahoe Zephyr SUP after just one week due to health problems. We had contact with him on Thursday, and he was already feeling unwell. Here is what he told us.

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06/19/2011 (CH) International Surfing Day – Free SUP Test at Lac Leman

SUP day at Lac Leman Switzerland

Photo: ©2011 Following-John.ch

On Sunday, June 19, 2011, thousands of people will celebrate International Surfing  Day worldwide. If you want to taste the pleasures of SUP and are in Switzerland, head to Lac Leman.

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215 miles – River Thames from Source to Sea for Charity

Bobby Thatcher, Mark Slater and Richard Morton (finished 2nd at London Indoor SUP Challenge), some of the fastest paddlers of the UK, were missed in St. Maxime, but they had something more noble to do on their May bank holiday. They Stand Up paddled the 215 miles of the River Thames from Source to Sea to raise money for injured servicemen and their families.

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05/2011 SUP Race Cup, St. Maxime France, Results&Interviews

On the weekend of May28th, 2011, 101 paddlers from all over the world travelled to beautiful Sainte Maxime on the French Mediterranean coast, to compete in  the SUP Race Cup.

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flatwater SUP – Guided SUP Tours in beautiful Bavaria

Want to see the best of Bavaria? We will provide you with boards and paddles and take you to the most beautiful places you can imagine…..on a SUP! Did you know there are 307 Lakes in Bavaria?

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supstation.ch Erlach, Bielersee, CH

SUP Station Erlach Schweiz Bielersee

supstation.ch is offering SUP Board rental (Naish) and lessons in the beautiful setting of Bielersee (Switzerland). Phillip is ASF SUP Instruktor, we met him in Austria, and he is a really cool guy.

Check out their website for more Info  www.supstation.ch

 

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Tahoe Bliss Maiden Voyage on Mondsee, Austria

I had briefly paddled on the 2011 Tahoe Bliss during the SUP Night Race at Surf World Cup in Podersdorf in really windy, choppy conditions but I felt I still the brand new board a proper Maiden Voyage and I had something special in mind.

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07/2011 (SWE) SUP in the City – Sweden Races

 07/2011 SUP in the City Rennen in Schweden

Swedish SUP in the CITY is a Series of SUP events for both novice paddlers but also elite racers. There are 3 different events in totally unique locations:

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05/14/2011 (DE) Paddle Cologne Blackfoot Beach Köln – Results

GERMAN SUP CHALLENGE – Event # 2

Paddle Cologne, Blackfoot Beach, Cologne, 14.-15.5.2011

Black Foot Beach Köln

The 2nd tour stop of the German SUP Challenge took place in Cologne, at the beautiful beach club setting of Blackfoot Beach. The weather was fantastic and the location featured as much Caribbean flair as you can get in Germany: White sand, palmtrees, loungers etc. The Race was a 3.8km round course along a few small lakes connected via small paths.

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From Ibiza to Spanish mainland (96.5km) on a SUP

Our friend and top international paddleboarder Kiwi Annabel Anderson was dearly missed in Podersdorf, but after reading this story, no one will blame her. She added another first to her ever expanding portfolio of achievements in recent months by paddling the longest distance in a 24 hour period while crossing from the Baleric island of Ibiza to Spain on Friday together with Fred Bonnef (France) and Belar Diaz (Spain).

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The will be no SUP World Cup Hamburg 2011

We have just been informed that there will be no SUP Worldcup in Hamburg this year, as the main sponsor Jever pulled out. But the organizers will do everything to make the event happen in 2012 again. This is sad news. So we have to stay wtih reminiscinding by looking at the 2010 pictures and videos….

 

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06/12/2011 (IT) Bergeggi King of the Island 2011 4* EUROSUPA RACE

King of the Island SUP Race Italy

After the huge success of last year, this year the most important SUP event in Italy will be held in Bergeggi in Liguria.  UPDATE: Results are here

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Through the Bavarian Amazonas

A small river in Bavaria. Carsten calls it his “Bavarian Amazonas”.

Petra Offermanns (SUP-guide.com) and Etienne Stander (Munich Stand Up Paddling) went to paddle the tour Carsten Kurmis had showed them once more on a sunny October afternoon.

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2011 Imagine 14′ Carbon Sprinter – A first look at “black beauty”

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Thanks to Carsten Kurmis (Imagine Surfboards) and Guido Meier (Bavarian Waters) we had a chance to take out the new 2011 Imagine 14' Carbon Sprinter on a gorgeous mountain lake this weekend.

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05/07/11 (CRO) SUPer Surfer’s Challenge Zagreb

SUPer Surfer's Challenge Zagreb (CRO)

Are you super fit and ready for the extreme efforts wildest urban Triathlon – surfing race? This is tough race, not so much physically as mentally. While you are suffering to get to the tram, with three meters long SUP surfboard in hand people around you have best fun ever, the cameras follow you every step and all the media convey your sweaty face on millions of screens. If you have not given up, read on, the Surfmania crew promise you the “blood, sweat and tears" (of laughter probably), with a rich prize money. Lenovo is back in the game and the new queen and king Jarun are fighting for two excellent Lenovo netbooks. This year the prize fund would be enhanced with several other valuable sponsors, but it’s a secret project, so that, as …

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04/16/20110 (DE) Race around Scharfenberg (Berlin)

GERMAN SUP CHALLENGE

Race Around  Scharfenberg Tegeler See Berlin, the first of the 5 German SUP challenge Races took place in best sunny weather this weekend!

Race around Scharfenberg, Berlin

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5000km on a Tahoe Zephyr SUP

Thomas Oschwald has an amazing plan. Beginning of June he will go on a fascinating SUP adventure. He will attempt to paddle from his home in Mollis, Switzerland to the Atlantic Ocean – and back. 5000 km in total. This would be world record. The current official record is held by Tom Jones who standup paddled the length of California from Oregon to Mexico (1,250 Miles in 90 consecutive days). After a lot of tests and research he found the right board for this amazing adventure. “The Tahoe Zephyr SUP is super light, fast and perfect for my purpose” says Thomas.

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From Switzerland to the Atlantic ocean and back – 5000km on a SUP

Thomas Oschwald has an amazing plan. Beginning of June he will go on a fascinating SUP adventure. He will attempt to paddle from his home in Mollis, Switzerland to the Atlantic Ocean – and back. 5000 km in total. This would be world record. The current official record is held by Tom Jones who standup paddled the length of California from Oregon to Mexico (1,250 Miles in 90 consecutive days).

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Naish SUP Center, Lake Neusiedel (AT)

Since 2010 you can find some Hawaiian summer feeling in Austria, south east of Wien, at Lake Neusiedel. That is since the Naish SUP Center hast opened there. You can hire the latest equipment, take a SUP class and end the day with a cocktail overlooking the gorgeous sunsets.

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Dates for the 5 German SUP Challenge Races

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04/23/2011 (NL) SUP Holland Meet & Greet 2011

SUP Holland Meet and Greet

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Sunsetpaddle Lake Starnberg, Bavaria (DE)

Another beautiful place to paddle in Bavaria is Lake Starnberg.

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Surfschule Ecktown Kiel, Baltic Sea (DE)

SUP Schule Ecktown Kiel

Surf and SUP school Ecktown is located in Eckernförde (not far from Kiel) right by the beach on the Baltic Sea coastline of Germany. You can rent SUPs and take lessons

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04/01/2011 (NZ) Auckland Viaduct SUP for your Soul Fundraiser for Christchurch

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Our friend Annabel Anderson is organizing a charity SUP paddel to raise as much money as possible for the Christchurch Quake Appeal. Unfortunately it is a bit far for us, but we will post the photos of this amazing event…

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Keep our waters clean – Isar Cleanup in Munich

Isar – A beautiful turquoise green river on a grey day at low water. Yes, it would have been gorgeous, if it wasn’t for all the litter.

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Surfcenter Wustrow, Baltic Sea (DE)

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SUP goes Baltic Sea.

Surfcenter Wustrow is renting out Boards and running SUP classes.

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07/16/2011 (UK) Eastbourne Extreme SUP Race

Eastbourne Extreme is one of the biggest FREE extreme sports festivals in the UK. . Featuring a huge line up of air, land and water based outdoor pursuits, it takes place over 2 days on Eastbourne's Eastern seafront from 10am to 5pm each day.

Jay Manning Eastbourne Extreme SUP race

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Arrabida Natural Park and Luiz Saldanha Marine Park (PT)

Portugal is t is probably one of the best paddleboarding destinations on the continent, for its sheer variety of waters in which to paddle and all within easy striking distance of the country’s capital.

Easy access from all of Europe and flying in to Lisbon you can be at your destination within an hour of collecting your hire car plus cheap car rental fares and decent food and lodging prices make it even more interesting.

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THE STAND UP PADDLE BOOK (Nate Burgoyne)

The Stand Up Paddle Book

The first good book about Stand Up Paddling is out! And we have now had a chance to fully read it!

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Ice, Ice SUP

It was getting warmer in Munich,  we had sun and almost 15° Celsius in Munich, so Petra (sup-guide.de), Etienne (munichstanduppaddling.com) and Carsten (imaginesurfboards.com) decided to head for a sunset paddle and BBQ on yet another Bavarian mountain lake.

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Paddle to the Palace

The Munich SUP Crew likes to go to places where no man has paddled before. So, while everybody else was celebrating fasching (carnival) or curing the fasching hangover, they decided to paddle to the place where Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, sometimes also called “Mad King Ludwig” was born in 1864: Palace Nymphenburg.

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Nalani SUP Center Opening Berlin, Germany

 Berlin is a great city and it is getting even better…

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Fanatic Fly Race 12’6″ Carbon – First Impressions

Fanatic Fly Race Carbon Race Board

Last week we had the chance to test the new Fanatic Fly Race 12’6″ 27.75″ in carbon. It is a narrower, faster version of last years successful 12’6″ 30.5″ model, designed for lighter, more experienced riders.

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Kajak Huasteca – Stand Up Paddle Tours in Mexico

Mexico is a beautiful country mostly know for the beautiful beaches, and it has plenty of them, as it faces 3 coasts: The Carribean, the Gulf and the Pacific. A less know beauty are it's rivers, and there are plenty of them which are great for exploration by SUP

Stand Up Paddling in Mexico

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Karen Wrenn: The First SUP Crossing of the Channel Islands

Last week, stand up paddler Karen Wrenn became the first person to paddle between all 8 of the Channel Islands, consecutively, off the coast of Southern California.

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Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards

Everybody who has been travelling with a SUP knows what for a pain this is. If you are tired of carrying around your SUP, you might want to consider an inflatable.

SIMPLE ISUPS

Have little rubber fins that to not give much traction and no special fibers or stringers that make the board rigid. They bend like bananas for heavier riders but can still be good fun for lighter riders and make the sport easily accessible.

Redpaddleco Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board

 

PREMIUM ISUPS

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have a full size fin with US Finbox System and better traction. They usually also have sytems that make them more rigid.

The new inflatable Touring and Raceboards for example from Fanatic or Mistral are really good.

What is better?

Inflatables have gotten really good but they will always be slower and cost more energy than fixed boards of the same shape

I would always choose an Inflatable race board (e.g. Fanatic Fly Air Race) over an Allround SUP with the rounded Shape (e.g. Fly Pure).

I would always choose an carbon race board over an inflatable race board.

When to buy an inflatable SUP

  • you have no space to transport or store a fixed board
  • you want to ride on rivers/whitewater
  • you want to hike up to a mountain lake with your board
  • you consider pumping the board up a fun part of your warm-up
  • you want to do yoga on your board
  • you want to take your kids or dog on the board (get the Fly Air Touring 12″ x 34″ from Fanatic)
  • you want more workout in less time
  • all your friends or your partner are on ISUPS too

 

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05/08/2011 (AT) Team Race @ Austrian Surf Worldcup

Based on the success of last year’s SUP Race with more than 50 participants, there will be 4 SUP races in total this year at the Austrian Surf Worldcup.

The Races will take place on Saturday, April 30th and Sunday May 1st. On May 7th there will be a SUP Night Race and on May 8th the event will be concluded with a Team Race.

Team SUP Race beim Austrian SUP Worldcup

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04/30/2011 (AT) Stand Up Paddling @ Surf Worldcup Austria

The Surf World Cup in Podersdorf (Lake Neusiedel, Austria) is one oft the worlds largest Surf Events.

This year there will be a designated SUP area, where visitors can preview and test the latest SUP equipment of Naish, Tahoe SUP, C4 and Starboard.The Austrian Stand Up Paddle Association (asupa.at) will run daily clinics where everybody can learn how stand up paddle. The Austrian SUP pros will share the latest tips and advice on Stand Up Paddle techniques and safety. Based on the success of last year’s SUP Race with more than 50 participants, there will be 4 SUP races in total this year.

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09/07/2011 (NL) SUP 11-City Tour in Holland

From 7-11 September 2011 the 220km SUP city tour will take place in Friesland, Holland.

11 city SUP race hollandAthletes will experience the ultimate challenge as they paddle 220 kilometers (136 miles) in five days with weather conditions varying from windless, beautiful and sunny to cold, rainy and stormy. Besides the ultimate challenge the SUP 11-City Tour is also an unique experience. Over 100 national and international paddlers get to know Friesland from the water. Open fields with windmills, cows, and sheep will present itself along the water ways exchanged by eleven historical cities built from 1700 onwards. Participants paddle the original waterways, where the ice skaters started conquering this historical tour 101 years ago on frozen waters. SUP 11-City Supporters come from all over the country and from all over the world to Friesland to encourage participants from bridge to bridge, and from town to town.

 

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SUP Lessons and Rental @ TU Berlin (DE)

Germany’s sizzling Capital City just got even more exciting….

Starting on April 21, TU Berlin and superflavor are starting a SUP-Course & Rental program at the aquatic sports centrum of the University. There will be 1.5 hour introduction courses where you will be taught the basics of Stand Up Paddling (equipment, paddling, turns etc.)

SUP Rental and Courses in Berlin

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04/02/2011 (ES) SUP Safety Training in Tarifa

On April 2nd &  3rd April a IOSUP safety course will be held in Tarifa (Cadiz), Spain

SUP Sicherheitstraining

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Full Moon Paddle through the Bavarian Swamps…

In summer, we call this tour “Bavarian Amazonas”. We have been thinking about paddling it at full moon for quite some time, and this weekend the forecast looked OK. Not good, it was overcast, but there was 85% chance of seeing the moon between 20.00 and 24.00. So Petra (sup-guide.com) and Etienne (Munich Stand Up Paddling) decided to give it a try.

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La Luz SUP special (ES)

SUP weeks @ La Luz Surfcamp from 25. March – 01. April and 01. – 08. April  2011

La Luz SUP Camp El Palmar

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Peniche, Capital da Onda (Wave City) (PT)

Portugal is a great place to SUP

  • There is approximately 1114 miles of coastline, most unexplored by SUP.
  • Portugal sits on the same latitude as central California and shares similar ocean influenced weather patterns
  • You can drive easily from one end of Portugal to the other in a day, legally.
  • Quality wines start at €1 bottle and a set lunch with wine is around €7
  • Easy access from all of Europe and flying in to Lisbon you can be at your destination within an hour of collecting your hire car.

The area of Peniche although renowned throughout the world as a surf spot and highlighted each year with the ASP Rip Curl Pro Peniche event really does have it all for the visiting paddleboarder.

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supXscape Paddle Boarding Holidays (PT)

Portugal is a great place to paddle and supXscape will take you to the best paddling spots in a variety of locations with a whole host of things to see and do. You will get the most from your time in Portugal and return home with fantastic memories from amazing experiences.

SUP Camps in Portugal

 

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09/17/2011 (US) SUP World Championships

Hennessey’s, Inc. and WPA present Inaugural SUP and Paddleboard World Championship

Hennessey’s, Inc., and the World Paddle Association (WPA) have teamed up to conduct the first ever SUP and Paddleboard World Championship in 2011. The Hennessey’s WPA World Championship will include both SUP and Paddleboard divisions. The event will be held on September 17, 2011 in San Diego, California at the Catamaran Hotel in Mission Bay

Hennessey’s, the first event series to embrace the fledgling class of SUP in 2008, sees the partnership with the WPA as critical to the progression of the sport.  “We are extremely excited to partner with the World Paddle Association to conduct the first official SUP and Paddle boarding World Championship.”  Said Tim Ritter, race director for Hennessey’s Racing,  “Hennessey’s Racing has conducted paddling events for 16 years… to have the support of an association like the WPA is to help grow the sport of paddling and take [SUP] to the next level.”

Along with the 2011 World Championship, Hennessey’s and the WPA will also conduct the U.S. Paddle Championships, July 9, 2011 at Redondo Beach, California.  This event will be part of the WPA U.S. Regional Race Series, and serve as a qualifying event for the World Championship in September 2011.

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07/17/2011 (NL) Hightide 25 K Paddle Race is on this weekend!

High Tide 25K SUP Paddle Race, Haarlem

The race was originally planned for June 19th but was cancelled due to bad weather. It is now definitely on this weekend!

Hightide 25 K Paddle Race – 1* EUROSUPA RACE

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Notice of Race High Tide 25 K Race, July 17th 2011.

25 K SUP race, 1 k sup race, demo's, clinics, a day with fun!

Experience the thrill of paddling a 25 kilometer course through the old city of Haarlem and it environment.  

Enjoy paddling with fellow paddlers! Follow and chase each other through the canals and the countryside of western Holland.

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Thesourcelondon (UK)

Extreme SUP Surfer and former Olympia Athlete Bobby Thatcher offers guided tours in London and the South West. Bobby says: "I believe it’s healthy and important to open yourself up to new challenges and experiences outside of your daily working life. I have seen the positive effects of sport on my own life as well as on the lives of many of my students and feel that the daily challenge of sport can be met by anyone with an open mind, regardless of age, sex or ability."

 

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06/24/2011 (DE) German Stand-Up Paddle Masters Cologne

SUP Race in Cologne

Bald ist es soweit: Am 24.- 26. Juni 2011 finden die in Köln "3. Deutschen Surfboard & Stand UP (SUP) Paddelrace Meisterschaften" statt.

Auch dieses Jahr ist Köln mit seinem unverkennbaren Beachclub-Ambiente wieder Austragungsort für das Race auf dem Rhein. Aufgeteilt in die verschiedenen Brettklassen, Männer und Frauen getrennt. 

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06/02/2011 (DE) ION SUP Invitational Pelzerhaken

Here we go again…From June 2-5 2011 Pelzerhaken will rock with the Suffestival 

Surf-Festival Pelzerhaken 2011

The surf-Festival Pelzerhaken is the biggest outdoor Exhibition for Windsurfers, Standup Paddle Surfers and Watersports enthusiasts in general. More then 40 exhibitors show their newest equipment and testing is free for everybody. Multiple side-events like the ION SUP-Challenge, the Surf-Challenge, a Windsurf Flee market, Video premiers and Live bands round up the season opening. In 2011 more then 14.000 spectators and came to test, party or just relax on the beach.

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05/07/2011 (AT) Night SUP Race Neusiedler See

Stand Up Paddling with be a hot topic during the Austrian Surf Worldcup 2011 (29th April – 08th May 2011), Neusiedler See, Austria

Austrian SUP Federation ASUPA is working on an exciting plan. One highlight we can already reveal will be a night lake SUP race on May 7th. The race will be in a knock-out format, most likely with 4 riders per race and will be conducted on boards of the ASUPA-Partners Naish, Starboard, TAHOE SUP and C4 Waterman. There will be 8 women and 16 men competing. Most likely there will be an extended final of the best 4 men and 2 women.

More info to follow soon. Like us on Facebook for Updates!

 

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44 Mile SUP challenge around the London Ring

London has many beautiful sights and landmarks to offer, but seeing even a couple of them on one day can be very stressful. So imagine paddling past the House of Parliament, the London Eye, the City, London Bridge etc. all by yourself in total quietness on a SUP.

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Munich Night SUP

Glaring city lights,  a scary bridge underpass, a waterfall,  a fairy-tale like Hänsel and Gretel house or nightpaddling on Munich’s Canal.

The canal at the south end of Munich is the ideal place for a quick evening paddle. There are parking spaces only 15m from the water, the artificial edge of the canal is very low, so it’s easy to get in and out. The distance you can paddle until you hit a hydro-electric power plant is short, only about 3km, but the current is reasonable strong, so if you have paddled that back and forth twice, you have had a good workout.

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SUP Easter-Camp Sardinia 2011 (IT), Cabras

SUP Easter – Camp in Sardinia from 18-01-2011 to 12-04-2011

Bartl Erfolgstraining invites you to a SUP Camp to the West Coast of  Sardinia. 

Location: Cabras/Oristano in Sardinia

Period: Easter, 16th to 24th of April 2011

 

SUP Camp Sardinia Italy (Paddelsurfen.at)

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Lake Geneva Switzerland SUP Surfing

Last year I learned 2 new things: That Nidecker, a snowboarding brand from my youth, produces SUP Boards and that you can surf Lake Geneva, Switzerland. This Monday was another of those magic days where the wave was firing…Check this out!

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Terrien and Anderson win PARIS SUP race (Dec 4th)

Saturday December 4th 2010 was a historic day for the SUP world with the first ever SUP race across Paris. Here we finally go with our report and some amazing pics.

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Munich SUP’s “Boot” Review & London Boat Show Recap

MUNICH SUP’s “Boot” Review (Water Sport and Boating Expo, Dusseldorf)

The “Boot“ in Dusseldorf is one of the biggest water sport Expos in the world, and had almost 1800 companies represented in 17 halls. Exhibitions ranged from Stand Up Paddling, windsurfing, wakeboarding, jet skis, motorboats, yachts and super yachts, to function clothing, navigational devices, and every imaginable water sport and boating accessorie available on the market.

Boot Düsseldorf SUP

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5-Mile SUP surf @ Turnagain Arm Boretide, Alaska

Due to our geographic location (water temp @ our local riverwave in Munich currently being 3.5°C), we are all into cold water and river waves. So we could not help but investigate a bit, after coming across some amazing shots of a wave in Alaska. Imagine a 5-mile ride. Catching a wave at breakfast, and riding it till lunch? How cool is that?

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05/28/2011 (FR) The SUP RACE CUP 2011 – Saint Tropez

The SUP RACE CUP took place on the weekend of 28/29 MAY 2011 in the French Mediterranean (Golf of Saint Tropez ). Here is the full report

SUP Race Cup 2011, France

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London Indoor SUP – Full Results and more Photos

FULL RESULTS of all Rounds

Congratulations Annabel Anderson and John Hibbard! Here are the full results plus some more photos from this exciting indoor race!

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Indoor SUP Sprint Challenge @ London Boat Show

From Jan14th to 16th the world’s first indoor Stand Up Paddle Race took place in London. A race on 12″6 boards, in a 120m x 30m indoor Pool, that was a challenge for both athletes and those organizing the event.

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SUP SNOW BBQ

Starboard Team Rider Annabel Anderson had met the Munich SUP crew in Hamburg at the Jever World Cup where she finished 2nd. She had stayed in touch with Petra, who also paddels on the canal in London and had seen some photos from the scenic tours through Bavaria. So one early Saturday morning in December, she headed south for some more paddling adventures.

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Paddelsurfen.at (AT)

Our old surfing buddy and now SUP pioneer Peter Bartl is offering guided Tours and SUP lessons on Austria's beautiful Lakes and Rivers. He is also offering an Easter SUP-camp in Sardinia and SUP safety trainings.

SUP tours in Austria paddelsurfen.at

For more information, visit Paddelsurfen.at

 

 

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Bavarian Waters (DE)

Are you interested in paddling on a snowy mountain lake or through the "Bavarian Amazonas"?

SUP Stand Up Paddle Surfing in Bavaria

The Bavarian Waters Crew has checked out the nicest River and Lake Paddles in Bavaria and is now offering guided Tours.

For more information, visit Bavarianwaters.com

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London Nightpaddle

The London canal is great for paddling, also at night as there is a lot of light from the surounding bildings. But the water is quite filthy, so you better don’t fall in….

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STAND UP PADDLING (Rob Casey)

Rob Casey: Stand Up Paddling

by Rob Casey, photographer, travel journalist and owner of  Salmon Bay SUP&Kajak Lessons in Seattle
 

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Jever SUP World Cup Hamburg 2010

The second edition of the Jever SUP World Cup took place end of August in Hamburg, Germany. Once again the whole city was plastered with World Cup Billboards and the turnout exceeded 20’000 spectators!

 

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Team Badfish SUP- 2016 Season Highlights

Team Badfish based in Salida, Colorado continues to push the limits of stand up paddling in rivers. Check out this insane video!

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Copenhagen SUP City Trip

Enjoying the last Summer days here in Europe – why not going on another SUP city trip?

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Steeve Teihotaata – Steve who?

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Steve Teihotaata of Bora Bora is relatively new to SUP, he has only been stand up paddling for about half a year but he made a name for himself by winning the 132 miles SUP 11 City Tour 2015 – 5 straight wins every day on the Mistral Vortex 14′.

How is that possible you wonder? Well while he is new to SUP, he is not new to paddling. He is one of the world’s best V1 and OC1 paddlers, winning the Super Aito 2010, the Te Aito 2011, 2012 and the OC1 Solo Moloka’i in 2012, 2014 and 2015, finishing 2nd in the Super Aito 2015, by only 8 seconds to Jérusalemy Kevin Ceran.

Mistral signed him for SUP

Steeve Teihotaata was known to me through his OC1 wins of Molokai to Oahu races in 2010, 2014 and 2015 beating the likes of Danny Ching. In addition he paddles with Tahiti’s EDT V6 (OC6) crew and a winner of the Molokai Hoe and many great races back in Tahiti. In addition he, is a Super Aito V1 winner and runner up – the most gruelling solo paddle craft distance event on earth. Growing up on the mythlogical island of Bora Bora, surfing and paddling, Steeve’s natural ability, led him to move to Papeete to paddle and train with his EDT crew.

Read the full story on the Mistral Blog.

 

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Starboard Allstar SUP Suit

It’s getting colder and the dilemma for a paddleboarder in cold water or weather is finding the right clothing, wetsuits are designed to be comfortable being wet but if you don’t fall in they are way to thick, unflexible and warm.

Starboard has a solution for this, the brand new Allstar SUP Suit. It’s the future of cold water paddling, using hyper-flex, breathable technology to regulate and keep your body at optimum temperature while maintaining mobility and movement.

Check out the video below

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Fanatic Fly Air Fit – Fitness and SUP Yoga Board

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Yoga on a SUP is a trend that cannot be ignored anymore. Fanatic has just launched a great new board for that. We tried it out and truly love it.

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Lahui Kai Team Race – SUP Carbon Raceboard

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Wondering which board world’s fastest female paddler Annabel Anderson (formerly Starboard) is riding these days? After Annabel Andersons go to shaper Brian Szymanski and John Becker crossed from Starboard to Lahui Kai it only seemed a matter of time until she followed suit and in December 2014 it was officially announced that Annabel joined Lahui Kai.

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SUP Training with TRX

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One of the things that is really difficult when travelling around the world for SUP Races is to keep up with your training routine, you can’t travel with dumbells, might not have access to a gyms unless you choose a ***** start hotel. That’s why we love Annabel Andersons’ Bodyweight exercises so much. 

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SUP Training the smart way

Do you ask yourself…how much should I train? How do I improve my technique? What are the best nutrition and pacing strategies?

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