St. Maxime: Boothy Overpowers Titou and Connor to Claim Overall Title; Sonni Too Strong for Olivia and Candice (EuroTour Week 3)

Michael BoothAustralia’s Michael Booth has proven yet again that he’s the strongest distance race paddler on the planet, overpowering world number one Connor Baxter and Carolina Cup champion Titouan Puyo to claim the 18km event on day 2 here in St. Maxime, France, earning the overall ‘SUP Race Cup’ title and gaining an early advantage on the EuroTour Leaderboard in the process.

With beautiful blue skies and flat, glassy conditions greeting the assembled field of international stars, European dark horses and local contenders this morning (which stood in stark contrast to the cyclonic winds in Saturday’s beach race), this was always going to be Boothy’s type of race.

It was 12 months ago this weekend that the Starboard rider announced himself as the strongest distance racer in the world, and after a few disappointing results early in season 2017 he was clearly keen to reassert his dominance.   → READ MORE

When/Where/How to Watch the ‘SUP Race Cup’ Facebook LIVE Stream from St. Maxime, France (EuroTour Week 3)

St Maxime SUP Race CupWe’re here in Sainte Maxime on the iconic French Riviera for the 8th Annual SUP Race Cup, one of the longest-running races on the planet and the third stop of the 2017 EuroTour.

With a beautiful location (St. Maxime is just across the bay from the famous St. Tropez), an absolutely stacked field (check out the names below) and almost a decade of history and prestige, we should be in for a cracking weekend of racing.

And you can watch all the action from your front row seat with our Facebook LIVE stream Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.   → READ MORE

Get Set for Six Weeks of Summer Showdowns: The EuroTour ‘Prime’ Events Start This Weekend in St. Maxime

SUP Race CupAnd just like that, it’s summer.

With the sun starting to shine and the weather warming up across the Continent, the ‘European Summer of SUP’ officially begins this weekend with France’s classic, long-running SUP Race Cup in St. Maxime lighting up the French Riviera.

While the 2017 Tour has already had two regional stops, the big guns are only just starting to arrive, which means the EuroTour ‘Prime’ level races begin now. And you’ll be able to watch it all from a front row seat with SUP Racer’s signature Facebook Live streams.   → READ MORE

Bruno Hasulyo, Petronella van Malsen Win Week 2 of the EuroTour in Namur, Belgium

Euro-Tour-Namur-Belgium-paddle-boardingIn brief: Bruno Hasulyo (Starboard) and Petronella van Malsen (Mistral) have taken out week 2 of the EuroTour in the Belgian city of Namur, saluting at the Happy Summer SUP Race over a small but enthusiastic field.

Bruno took the win ahead of Italian duo Martino Rogai (Team Infinity) and Bruno Capparella (BIC), showing solid form that suggests he’ll be a genuine contender against the superstars in the six-week run of EuroTour ‘Prime’ events that begin next week in St. Maxime, France.    → READ MORE

Meanwhile, in Iceland…

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I’m sitting at the airport in Reykjavik waiting for my 9am flight to Barcelona. I’ve just driven 6 hours through the night after spending all day yesterday in one of the most incredible/surreal places I’ve ever visited: Jökulsárlón, Iceland’s mighty iceberg lagoon.

This was always meant to be the highlight of my Icelandic adventure with Starboard, however it almost didn’t happen…   → READ MORE