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End of an era? Pacific Paddle Games cancelled (“postponed”) following sale of SUP the Mag

After weeks of speculation, it’s official: The traditional season-ending showdown, the Pacific Paddle Games, has been cancelled.

The official status is “postponed til 2020,” not cancelled, but it’s definitely not happening this year and the future is fairly uncertain following the sale of event organiser SUP the Mag to a new parent company two months ago.

Is this the end of an era?   → READ MORE

The “old” Race Index is broken

I built the SUP Racer World Rankings six years ago.

I had the idea even before I had this blog, scribbling down notes as far back as 2010. I started working on the current system in 2013, and a year later – on the eve of the infamous Battle of the Paddle @ Salt Creek – I launched the World Rankings for the paddling world to enjoy.

It’s definitely been a labour of love: The system took over a year to build and I’ve spent another 2,500 hours maintaining it, while the master spreadsheet now contains a mind-boggling 2.6 million cells of data (my eyes hurt just thinking about it).    → READ MORE

The EuroTour kicked off in Eilat, Israel on the weekend; Bruno Hasulyo and Amandine Chazot were victorious

In brief: The 2019 EuroTour kicked off in Israel on the weekend, with Bruno Hasulyo and Amandine Chazot taking out the Eilat SUP Tour in the south of the country.

Bruno’s win was his first outing since joining Team Lightboard (the new boards looking pretty solid). The Hungarian world-beater outlasted local dark horses Itzik Horesh and Liran Machlev.   → READ MORE