FULL RESULTS: Michael Booth, Sonni Hönscheid Triumph at the Big “Lost Mills” Race in Germany

Lost Mills
Australia’s Michael Booth has further cemented his reputation as the new guy to beat, out-sprinting team mate Connor Baxter after 18km of grueling paddling to claim the massive “Lost Mills” race here in Germany today — Week 4 of the 2016 EuroTour presented by Starboard.

In the women’s, Sonni Hönscheid was too strong once again, claiming her third EuroTour race in a row. Click through for FULL RESULTS…   → READ MORE

Preview of the Big Lost Mills Race in Germany (Live Stream Countdown)

The Lost Mills Stand Up Paddle RaceWe’re just hours away from one of the biggest showdowns of the season: The Lost Mills race in Bavaria, Germany, aka Week 4 of the 2016 EuroTour presented by Starboard. The Lost Mills, now in its 5th season, has grown to become one of the main events of the European Summer of SUP, and this weekend’s race is set to be the biggest and most competitive edition yet.   → READ MORE

Connor Baxter and Seychelle Hattingh Crowned “Fastest Paddlers on Earth” at the Lost Mills in Germany

Fastest Paddler On Earth paddleboard raceStarboard’s Connor Baxter and Mistral’s Seychelle Hattingh have claimed the “Fastest Paddler On Earth” time trial event here on Day 1 of the Lost Mills event in Germany, out-sprinting an all-star field to claim early bragging rights ahead of tomorrow’s main event.

Others to impress included Boris Jinvresse, Jake Jensen, Noa Hopper, Manca Notar and Amandine Chazot.   → READ MORE

WATCH: Highlights from the SUP Race Cup in St. Maxime (EuroTour Week 3)

Video St. Maxime SUP Race Cup 2016Check out the full highlights reel from the French Riviera, where the 7th Annual SUP Race Cup in St. Maxime marked Week 3 of the 2016 EuroTour presented by Starboard.

Most of the footage focuses on the 15k distance race on Sunday, where Michael Booth paddled away from the all-star field to announce himself as a genuine contender on the world stage.    → READ MORE

World Rankings Update: Michael Booth Goes Top 20 after Strong Showing in St. Maxime

St Maxime SUP Race Cup EuroTourFollowing a fun weekend of racing on the French Riviera, we’ve seen a bit of movement on the SUP Racer World Rankings.

On the men’s Top 100 leaderboard, the machine of St. Maxime, Michael Booth from Australia, jumps +18 spots to crack the world’s top 20 for the first time. And he’s almost guaranteed to rise even further at the big Lost Mills showdown next weekend…    → READ MORE

EuroTour Week 3: Michael Booth Surges to Victory on Day 2 in St. Maxime; Baxter, Hönscheid Win Overall

Michael Booth St Maxime EuroTour
Australia’s Michael Booth has officially ditched his “dark horse” label, winning the long distance race here in St. Maxime with a commanding performance that saw him finish a minute clear of Connor Baxter, Titouan Puyo and Steeve Teihotaata.

Boothy broke the elite field at around the 4km mark and paddled for more than an hour on his own to claim a memorable victory. Click through for a full recap, overall results and replay of the live stream…   → READ MORE

Watch the Big EuroTour Races LIVE with the “Starboard Live Stream” (Starting This Weekend in St. Maxime, France)

Sainte Maxime SUP Race CupThe European summer of SUP is about to start heating up, with the headline events of the EuroTour beginning this weekend in St. Maxime, France at the 7th Annual SUP Race Cup. And now, thanks to Starboard and the EuroTour media team, you can watch the whole thing live.

With dozens of the world’s best hitting the iconic French Riviera for this classic race, we thought you might like a live window into the action on Saturday and Sunday. So to bring you a front row seat, SUP Racer has teamed up with Starboard – the presenting sponsor of the 2016 EuroTour – to bring you a ‘Facebook Live‘ webcast stream all weekend.   → READ MORE

If Foiling Is the Future of Downwinding, the Future Is Almost Here: Starboard ‘Go Foil’ Boards Available in August

Stand Up Paddle foil boarding videoYou’ve probably seen the crazy videos doing the rounds of Facebook the past few weeks. Foil boarding. Some say it’s the future of downwinding. Well if it is, the future is almost in your hands…

Starboard has teamed up with Go Foil, the team that brought this futuristic new form of stand up paddling to life, to bring these awesome toys to market. Both the surfing and downwinding foil boards will be available to buy in August, though only in limited numbers.   → READ MORE

The EuroTour “Headline” Events Begin This Weekend (St Maxime, Lost Mills and Bilbao)

2013 SUP Race Cup beach raceAfter a couple of fun warm-up rounds the EuroTour gets serious this weekend, with dozens of international athletes heading to France where they’ll clash at the classic SUP Race Cup in St. Maxime this weekend, followed by big showdowns in Germany (The Lost Mills) and Bilbao.

These three races represent the “Headline” events of the 2016 EuroTour presented by Starboard.   → READ MORE

Travis Grant Creates History, Becomes First Paddler to Win The “Molokai Double” (SUP + OC)

Travis Grant Molokai Solo OC1Travis Grant created history on Saturday, winning the Molokai to Oahu Solo OC1 race to match his victory in the M2O SUP race last July and become the first ever paddler to claim both titles. It’s the Molokai Double.

It’s also a fitting reward for a paddler whose skill and talent is matched only by his hard work and humility — very few paddlers are as respected as Travis, and as the flood of post-race congratulations messages on Facebook show, this is a very popular victory within the paddling community. But nobody is happier than the man himself; He commented after the race that winning the Molokai Solo title is “a life long dream come true.”   → READ MORE

Taking the Term ‘Couch Surfing’ to a Whole New Level

Stand Up Paddle SUP couch surfing videoCheck out this ridiculously awesome clip of “Dogman” and the 1SUP1 crew taking the term couch surfing to a whole new level.

I’m not sure what I just watched, but I can’t stop watching it.

Click through to watch the magic for yourself…   → READ MORE

Updates to the World Rankings following Big Races in Japan and Tahiti (plus ISA Worlds Dropped)

Stand Up Paddling World Rankings SUP
Following the 4-star Victoria Cup in Japan and the 2-star Air France Paddle Festival in Tahiti, there have been some big changes to the SUP Racer World Rankings.

The big movers this week: Victoria Cup champ Casper Steinfath leapfrogs Mo Freitas, Kai Lenny and Danny Ching Lenny into the #4 spot, his highest ever world ranking. Steeve Teihotaata debuts in the Top 100 at #52 following his victory over Titouan Puyo and the titans of Tahiti on Saturday, while runner-up Rete Ebb is another big mover.

There were plenty of other changes this week, so check out the latest World Rankings for more. Further compounding the leaderboard changes: The 2015 ISA Worlds just hit its 12 month expiration date, which means it was dropped from the rankings database this week.

Steeve Teihotaata Defeats Titouan Puyo and the Titans of Tahiti to Win the Air France Paddle Festival (Updated with Full Results)

Air France Paddle FestivalSteeve Teihotaata has taken out the 2016 Air France Paddle Festival in Tahiti, defeating hot favourite Titouan Puyo as well as fellow Tahitian titans Rete Ebb, Georges Cronsteadt and Tamarua Cowan to announce himself as a genuine contender on the international stage.

Following two hours of downwind and flat water paddling around Tahiti’s north-west coast, and after a close battle first with both Titou and Rete, Steeve produced an amazing performance over the final kilometre, pulling clear to win in a time of 1:58:17, one minute clear of a tight race for second.   → READ MORE

Paolo Marconi, Sonni Hönscheid Claim Impressive Victories at the Wild & Woolly Port Adriano SUP Race (EuroTour Week 2)

Port Adriano SUP Race MallorcaPaolo Marconi (Italy/RRD) and Sonni Hönscheid (Germany/SIC) have claimed impressive victories against a strong regional field here at the Port Adriano SUP Race on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Mallorca, Week 2 of The Euro Tour presented by Starboard.

Paolo announced himself as one of Europe’s genuine contenders, leading home a clean sweep of the podium for Team Italy at the 4th annual edition of this great race. Meanwhile Sonni was in a league of her own, and showed she’ll be hard to stop as she chases back-to-back EuroTour crowns.   → READ MORE