Week 2 Of The Euro Tour: Plenty Of Big Names Battling From From St. Ives To St. Maxime

St Ives Bay Cornwall Celtic Cup Stand Up Paddle RaceIt’s Week 2 of the Euro Tour, with a split round set to showcase events in both France and the UK this weekend.

Cornwall in the south of England will host the inaugural St’Ives Bay Celtic Cup, while over on the French Riviera we’ve got St. Maxime’s long-running SUP Race Cup. Between these two races, we’ll see a dozen or more of the world’s best paddlers match up against a bevvy of local chargers.   → READ MORE

Payette River Games: New Course, New Boards, And Everything Else You Need To Know About PRG15

Payette River Games SUP CrossThe Countdown to Idaho is on. In just under a month, a whole stack of the world’s best paddlers will descend on the sleepy little hamlet of Cascade, Idaho, for a long weekend of festivities on and off the water.

The Payette River Games, scheduled for June 19-21, is set to be a pretty big show this year. We’ve already listed it as one of the “Majors” for 2015, and I know that more than half the world’s top names will be in Idaho for the showdown. Throw in an exclusive TV broadcast deal with CBS Sports and I think it’s safe to say Payette will be one of the highlights of 2015.   → READ MORE

100 Days Til The 11 Cities

SUP 11 City Tour Bart de Zwart Peter BartlToday is a rather special day. Monday, May 28th marks the 100 day countdown to the 2015 SUP 11 City Tour, one of the most brutal/amazing races in the world.

For the uninitiated, the SUP 11 City Tour (or just “11 Cities”) is a five-day, 200km race around the Dutch countryside. Meandering its way through the canals and lakes of the “Friesland” province, the 11 cities has become a classic fixture on the international calendar.   → READ MORE

Travis Grant, Sonni Hönscheid Win The Port Adriano SUP Race As The Euro Tour Officially Begins

Port Adriano SUP RaceTravis Grant and Sonni Hönscheid have drawn first blood in the battle for Europe, winning the Port Adriano SUP Race on the idyllic Mediterranean island of Mallorca today.

Travis saluted ahead of Connor Baxter and Titouan Puyo, while Sonni was too strong for Susak Molinero and Ane Zulaika. Click through for recap, results, photos and videos from Week 1 of the Euro Tour.   → READ MORE

Introducing The Euro Tour Leaderboard: Ranking The Best Paddlers In Europe This Summer

Bilbao World SUP Challenge GuggenheimThe Euro Tour officially begins this weekend in Spain, with the Port Adriano SUP Race set to kick off six weeks of racing festivities across the continent.

I’m excited about the Euro Tour. I’ve been racing in Europe the past three summers (and was living here the past five summers before that) and it’s always a super fun adventure. But this year we’re stepping it up a notch, with a unified series connecting the biggest standalone races in the region under a common board class (14′) and a common rankings system: The new Euro Tour Leaderboard.   → READ MORE

The International SUP Racing Season Keeps On Rolling, Next Stop: The Euro Tour

Eric Terrien @ the SUP Race Cup, France // photo (C) Michel TerrienWe may still be coming down from the high of the ISA Worlds, and directly before that OluKai and the Carolina Cup, however it’s already time to look ahead at the next big race. Or rather, the next big races. As Sayulita returns to its quieter ways, a good chunk of the paddling world now turns its gaze to Europe.

Starting this weekend, the Euro Tour officially kicks off the summer racing season in Europe, where many of the world’s best will compete alongside the hometown heroes in some of the best paddling destinations on the planet.   → READ MORE

Rogue Recap: Relive Every Day Of The ISA Worlds In Just 17 Minutes

Video of the 2015 ISA Stand Up Paddling World Championship in MexicoThe ISA Worlds have come and gone for another year, but the memories will linger long.

The heightened level of competition has been well covered already, but what can’t be put into words is the atmosphere we all felt this week. The vibe, the energy, the spirit of sportsmanship, unity and having a good time on (and off) the water. That’s what makes this event so unique and special, and this year it reached a whole new level.   → READ MORE

And That’s A Wrap

The 2015 ISA World Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard Championship has concluded. Congratulations to Team USA for claiming the Team Champions Trophy. What an amazing week…   → READ MORE

Candice Appleby Claims Distance Race Gold, Team USA Draws First Blood

ISA SUP World Champion Candice Appleby
Candice Appleby has claimed the first gold medal of the 2015 ISA Worlds for Team USA, winning today’s Long Distance Race ahead of defending champ Lina Augaitis (Canada), Terrene Black (Australia) and Celine Guesdon (France).

Click through for results, recap, photos and video…   → READ MORE

ISA World Championship Predictions: Is This The End Of Australia’s Dominance?

ISA World Championship Mexico SUPAfter yesterday’s very colourful opening ceremony, the 2015 ISA Worlds have well and truly started here in Sayulita. We’ve got 27 nations assembled in Mexico for the 4th annual edition of this event, but some are looking stronger than others. With the highest level of competition we’ve ever seen at this event (by far), who will step up, stand out and walk away with the gold and glory when festivities conclude next Sunday?

While we’ve still got seven full days of competition ahead of us, let’s look at the form guide and try to make a few bold predictions…    → READ MORE

With Colour, Flair, And Plenty Of Noise, The ISA Worlds Officially Begin

ISA Stand Up Paddle World Championship opening ceremony Sayulita Mexico
Flanked by flag-waving paddlers from 26 proud nations, ISA President Fernando Aguerre proclaimed the 2015 ISA World Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard Championship officially open here in Sayulita, Mexico this afternoon.

The paddling world has gathered in Mexico for a week-long festival of SUP racing, surfing and prone paddleboarding, and the vibe, the buzz, the atmosphere during today’s colourful opening ceremony was amazing. The competition hasn’t even started but already the Worlds have shown why they’ve become such a significant event on the calendar. This is a unique spectacle, where paddlers compete not only for individual glory but, more importantly, for the national teams.    → READ MORE

SUP Polo World Games Set To Be An Entertaining Sideshow To The ISA Worlds

SUP Polo MexicoIf you’re here in Sayulita for the ISA Worlds then you’re invited to compete in one of the most novel/entertaining stand up paddle events of the year: The SUP Polo World Games, Mexico Edition.

For the uninitiated, SUP Polo is one of the whackiest things you can possibly do with a stand up paddleboard. It’s also one of the funnest. A cross between water polo and lacrosse, SUP polo games are short, sharp and mildly chaotic affairs. The sport was popularised by Starboard earlier this year, and now the brand is embarking on an international series of “SUP Polo World Games” events.   → READ MORE