Bailey Rosen, the always-energetic 17-year old who’s quickly become one of the top young women on the racing scene, has just announced the formation of the Florida Junior SUP Team. The team features 13 Floridian groms aged 9-15 that hail from right across the state.
The goal of this team is to give these kids a common ground with each other, and to encourage teamwork and camaraderie for the new generation of stand up paddlers. The members of the Florida Junior SUP team will also act as role models to kids just starting to enter the sport, creating a positive infrastructure within stand up paddle that encourages kids paddle and inspires them to reach for the standard set by this motivated and dedicated group of athletes. All of these kids are not only paddling at a high level, but also showing sportsmanship off the water → READ MORE
Candice Appleby & Anthony Vela’s Performance Paddling Competition Team has just been revealed, featuring a stack of young SUP talent aged between 7 and 16 years. The Team, now in its 2nd year, aims to develop the next generation of elite paddlers while also giving them some valuable life lessons along the way.
The 2013 Performance Paddling Competition Team contains 23 super charged young SUP groms, many of which are probably already beating you and I at the races (and will be winning them pretty soon). The group features names you’d already be familiar with – Tucker Ingalls, Travis Baptiste, Bailey Rosen, Riggs Napoleon, Vanina Walsh – as well as plenty of up and coming youngsters, so click through to meet the whole team… → READ MORE
While Ohio isn’t exactly the first place that comes to mind when you think about SUP racing, it’s definitely a major hub for paddle sports in general.
The 2012 Cincinatti Paddlefest attracted over 2,200 paddlers to the Ohio River, with Jim Terrell leading the charge for Stand Up Paddling. The Quickblade Paddles founder was joined by several former Olympic team mates as well as some of the new generation of SUP racers such as Bailey Rosen. → READ MORE