Welcome to “Brekkie Bites” — your bite-sized daily briefing and latest news from the SUP world.


 
Good morning and welcome to “Brekkie Bites” #001.

The SUP world moves fast, but SUP Racer has been slower than ever lately. Partly because I invested my energy in The Paddle League, partly because my posts are just way too long (and time consuming).

It’s been a little frustrating.

SUP Racer’s mission has always been to keep a finger on the pulse and share the news fast, so instead of waiting til I’ve written the perfect post, now I’m simply going to post a daily briefing around breakfast time (“brekkie” in Aussie slang).   → READ MORE

LINCOLN DEWS WINS THE 2018 PADDLE LEAGUE WORLD TITLE

In brief: Lincoln Dews has claimed The Paddle League World Title after an extraordinary weekend of racing.

Lincoln survived a scare from Brazilian darkhorse Guilherme dos Reis to claim the overall Pacific Paddle Games crown, while the Aussie underdog also benefited from Guilherme and Arthur Arutkin knocking Boothy off the podium.

That combination setup a fairy-tale finish to the season for the DEEP/Quickblade team rider, who now etches his name in the history books as the first ever Paddle League Men’s World Champion.

More to come…

Eri Tenorio, Maddie Miller win the Chucktown Showdown to wrap up The Paddle League “Regionals” for Season 2018

In brief: Brazil’s Eri Tenorio has finished the season with yet another win on The Paddle League regional series, taking out the Chucktown Showdown in Charleston, South Carolina ahead of former Olympian Tommy Buday Jr. The win is Eri’s fourth of the season, matching his performances at the Bay Bridge Paddle, Battle of the Blueway and Stand Up for the Hooch.

His smart schedule of events sees Eri finish well inside the top 30 on The Paddle League World Rankings.   → READ MORE

Pacific Paddle Games: LIVE RESULTS from the season-ending showdown in California

Full results from this morning’s distance race here at the Pacific Paddle Games in California.

Lincoln Dews has put himself in the box seat to win both the overall PPGs title and The Paddle League WORLD TITLE after pulling clear of arch-rival Michael Booth to claim this morning’s 40-minute long-distance-sprint race.   → READ MORE

TITLE FIGHT: “Lincoln vs Boothy” in the battle for The Paddle League World Title @ the PPGs

As if the biggest weekend of the year needed any additional spice, we’ve now got a little extra sizzle courtesy of The Paddle League.

After a season that officially began in Tahiti six months ago to the day, the battle for the inaugural Paddle League Men’s World Title will be decided by two Aussie athletes and one big weekend of racing in Southern California.

The Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life is the setting for the “title fight” between current ratings leader Michael Booth and his compatriot Lincoln Dews (ranked #2 in the world). And the equation is fairly simple: If Lincoln wins the PPGs and Boothy misses the podium, David will snatch the crown from Goliath at the final race of the season.   → READ MORE

Seychelle, Boothy win the Battle of the Bay in San Francisco

In brief: Aussie powerhouse Michael Booth has flexed his muscles to win the annual race around the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco today. The current world number one paddled clear of the small but highly elite field to claim the win the 2018 Battle of the Bay a minute ahead of his highly under-rated compatriot Ty Judson (Team NSP).

The women’s contest was a lot closer, with Seychelle being pushed all the way to the line by young SIC team mate Jade Howson, while Fiona Wylde rounded out the podium in this 4-star Paddle League regional event.

More to come on Monday morning… For now you can get full results over on The Paddle League.