Check out this awesome video from Jean Lucchini: “Stand up paddle morning training that turned into a 2 hours playtime with dolphins”
Category: SUP Inspiration(Page 2 of 5)
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.