It’s been almost a month since I posted any news on SUP Racer.
That’s the longest break I’ve taken in the seven years I’ve been running this site. I’ll talk about why next week, but for now let’s get this show back on the road. Because the reason why SUP Racer exists is to give you an honest look at what’s happening in this great, whacky, wild, rollercoaster sport of ours.
(I think the word “honesty” has been sorely lacking from our sport in general recently. That’s also another topic for next week, but for now here’s what’s happening the past 24 days: The 12 biggest stories, in no particular order…)
Instead of Brekkie Bites, consider this as your Breakfast Banquet. → READ MORE
Here’s your breakfast briefing for Tuesday, November 6. → READ MORE
Check out this amazing aerial video from the Aloha Spirit Festival, which was held in Ilhabela, Brazil a couple of weeks ago.
Is it just me, or were drones invented solely for the purpose of making SUP racing look awesome? → READ MORE
How’s this for a race? Check out this drone footage of the mass start at a recent SUP race in Brazil.
This is from the ‘Aloha Spirit’ Paddle Festival, which, as the name suggests, is a combination of all types of paddling but with a pretty strong focus on stand up. → READ MORE
The Aloha Spirit festival was held just north of Rio de Janeiro on the weekend and, in another sign that SUP is growing very strong in Brazil, attracted over 200 paddlers despite the uncharacteristically gloomy skies.
Brazil’s best-known international paddler, Vinnicius Martins (who podium’d in Nicaragua earlier this month and is a regular on the World Series) took out the win for the local Art In Surf team. While in a sign of things to come, the junior division was won by Mistral team rider Kainoa Texeira. → READ MORE