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.
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.
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.
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.
Right in time for the start of the cold season, ION launches the new FUSE Drysuit in a revised & colorful design
Are you still paddling? How cold is it where you are? Inspired by some great submissions, we are starting a SUP Zero 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).
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.
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.