Chase Kosterlitz has taken out the 3rd edition of the “Deep SUP Race” in Noja, Spain on the weekend to continue his good form in Europe this Summer. The Fanatic International rider beat the best from Spain, including Roman Frejo, team mate Belar Diaz and reigning Spanish Champ Manuel Simoncelli, to win both the Distance and Beach races.
Meanwhile Laura Quetglas was far too strong, taking out the women’s races and beating half the men in the process. Full results and photos… → READ MORE
Rogue SUP front man (and part-time calendar model) Fernando Stalla has won the 2013 U.S. SUP Tour at San Onofre this weekend, beating a small but classy field of paddlers to take the second leg of the inaugural Tour and cap off a string of wins in recent weeks for the Punta Sayulita ambassador.
Fernando has been on a tear lately; his victory in yesterday’s surf race comes on the back of a win in San Diego last week as well as the Hennessey’s U.S. Champs before that. Coming in second was Matt Becker, while Captain America Slater Trout rounded out the podium. Meanwhile in the women’s race it was Halie Harrison who handled the waves the best to come out on top. Click through for full results plus photos of the action from San O… → READ MORE
The International Surfing Association (ISA) has just announced the location for the 2014 World Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard Championship… Nicaragua.
After the first two years were held in Peru, we’re heading back to Latin America early next year for the third instalment of this event. The announcement was made today and although dates aren’t confirmed, we can expect the event to run in late February. → READ MORE
Jeremy Riggs is one of the most recognisable faces at one of the most recognisable paddling spots in the world; Maui’s famed Maliko downwind run. He’s one of the fastest guys out there, having won the Maui Paddleboard Champs (rudderless division) for seven straight years and last year claiming top spot in the Molokai-2-Oahu Teams division, alongside 15-year-old Travis Baptiste.
The SIC team rider has long been offering his Paddle With Riggs coaching services at home, but this year Jeremy has started hitting the road to offer the Jeremy Riggs/SIC Glide Camps around the U.S. Last month it was Wisconsin and this weekend it’s off to Hood River, Oregon for another sold out clinic.
But even if you can’t make it to one of the Glide Camps in person, check out a recent chat we had with the downwind specialist below to find out what makes Jeremy Riggs tick, why the Maliko run is so much fun and what the #1 mistake is among rookie downwind paddlers… → READ MORE
We’re halfway through the six-week European SUP Racing Tour (presented by Travis Grant’s buddies over at NSP). So far we’ve had three big weekends of racing and there’s another three coming up, so it’s time to step back and look at what’s gone down as well as what’s coming up… → READ MORE
Fred Bonnef is a pro SUP racer, SUP surfer and windsurfer (as well as founder of SUP-rider.com) from Europe; a true waterman and part of the Fanatic International team. Or at least he was, until last May when Fred had a 110km/h car crash that almost killed him.
In the video below you can hear Fred’s amazing story and, hopefully, take something away from it all… → READ MORE
Take a look at the results from the 2013 Queensland State SUP Titles, which were held on the Gold Coast this past weekend. Young gun Lincoln Dews dominated the men’s racing, taking out both the 17km Distance Race and the BoP-style Technical Race ahead of his new Lahui Kai racing team manager Kelly Margetts. Meanwhile Karla Gilbert was similarly impressive in the women’s, claiming both races and booking a spot in the Aussie Titles later this year. → READ MORE
Watch the action from the Oleron Island Stand Up Paddle Challenge (part of the Stand Up World Series) that went down in France on the weekend. Plenty of the world’s best were in town and were greeted with some hardcore conditions, as high winds and storms lashed the island and disrupted the racing.
The Long Distance was cut well short while the sprint races didn’t exactly look easy. So for the winners, Connor Baxter and Annabel Anderson, it was even more well deserved than usual. Click through to watch… → READ MORE
Check out the full results from Saturday’s Santa Monica Pier Paddle Festival, which was held in very solid surf and won by Slater Trout and Brandi Baksic.
Surviving the carnage and finishing runner-up in the 5.5 mile race was Team Mexico star (and official Rogue SUP Race Calendar pin-up boy) Fernando Stalla, just seven seconds behind Slater.
However the most memorable moment award went to Javier Jimenez, who got run down by an absolute monster set during the team relay… → READ MORE
The 2013 Santa Monica Pier Paddle Festival made a big splash (pun!) yesterday, with hundreds of competitors tackling some solid surf for a full day of racing and festivities.
Now you can see how it all went down with this awesome same-day edit of the event, thanks to Quickblade Paddles and film-maker Chris Aguilar. When you put SUP race boards up against serious waves, you always end up with some great looking carnage… → READ MORE
The latest results from the Oleron Island Stand Up Paddle Challenge, which is the French leg of the 2013 Stand Up World Series. Plenty of the pros are in this one, including Connor, Kai, Eric, Chase, Jacko, Beau, Jake, Casper and Annabel.
The event has just wrapped up and again it’s Connor Baxter taking the overall victory ahead of rival Kai Lenny. Click through to see the FULL RESULTS… → READ MORE
The Stand Up World Series hits Europe this weekend, with the big Oleron Island SUP Challenge happening on the West coast of France over the next few days.
Several of the world’s best men and women are in town, including Connor Baxter, Chase Kosterlitz, Annabel Anderson, Kai Lenny, Zane Schweitzer plus the Aussie contingent of Paul & Angie Jackson, Jake Jensen and Beau O’Brian. They’ll be up against Europe’s finest (including world beater Eric Terrien and the Danish Viking Casper Steinfath) and battling it out in the knockout beach sprints as well as the big 30km distance race. Best of all: The whole event will be WEBCAST live… → READ MORE
Check out the first highlights from the weekend’s big race in Germany, the 2013 Lost Mills International.
After two full days of fun (and unique) SUP racing, it all came down to the main event on the final day; the 18km Long Distance race. If you’ve read the 2013 Lost Mills results & recap you’ll know that Eric Terrien destroyed the field to record a memorable victory… → READ MORE
Full coverage of the big Lost Mills event, which is happening this week at Brombachsee, Germany. There’s $33,000 on offer which has attracted several of the world’s best paddlers, including Connor Baxter, Travis Grant and Jamie Mitchell.
Click through for the latest race recaps, photos and full results… → READ MORE
After driving through seven countries yesterday, we spent today prepping for the big Lost Mills event, which officially gets going tomorrow.
Jamie Mitchell and Rami Zur went off exploring the lake by foot, I picked up Jimmy Terrell from airport, the Fanatic crew, who’d spent the past couple of days in Italy, rolled into town late this evening, Travis Grant and Rico Leroy, fresh from their Summer snowboarding expedition (look out for the next episode of Trav’s Trippin’ tomorrow!) rocked up tonight, as did Bart and Connor, who spent this morning river surfing near Munich.
All in all there’s probably two dozen international paddlers holed out in the awesome “Strandhotel Seehof”, which is hosting the Lost Mills event and is located literally a stone’s throw from the start line of the races. → READ MORE