Travis Grant, Sonni Hönscheid Win The Port Adriano SUP Race As The Euro Tour Officially Begins

Port Adriano SUP RaceTravis Grant and Sonni Hönscheid have drawn first blood in the battle for Europe, winning the Port Adriano SUP Race on the idyllic Mediterranean island of Mallorca today.

Travis saluted ahead of Connor Baxter and Titouan Puyo, while Sonni was too strong for Susak Molinero and Ane Zulaika. Click through for recap, results, photos and videos from Week 1 of the Euro Tour.   → READ MORE

Introducing The Euro Tour Leaderboard: Ranking The Best Paddlers In Europe This Summer

Bilbao World SUP Challenge GuggenheimThe Euro Tour officially begins this weekend in Spain, with the Port Adriano SUP Race set to kick off six weeks of racing festivities across the continent.

I’m excited about the Euro Tour. I’ve been racing in Europe the past three summers (and was living here the past five summers before that) and it’s always a super fun adventure. But this year we’re stepping it up a notch, with a unified series connecting the biggest standalone races in the region under a common board class (14′) and a common rankings system: The new Euro Tour Leaderboard.   → READ MORE

The International SUP Racing Season Keeps On Rolling, Next Stop: The Euro Tour

Eric Terrien @ the SUP Race Cup, France // photo (C) Michel TerrienWe may still be coming down from the high of the ISA Worlds, and directly before that OluKai and the Carolina Cup, however it’s already time to look ahead at the next big race. Or rather, the next big races. As Sayulita returns to its quieter ways, a good chunk of the paddling world now turns its gaze to Europe.

Starting this weekend, the Euro Tour officially kicks off the summer racing season in Europe, where many of the world’s best will compete alongside the hometown heroes in some of the best paddling destinations on the planet.   → READ MORE

Rogue Recap: Relive Every Day Of The ISA Worlds In Just 17 Minutes

Video of the 2015 ISA Stand Up Paddling World Championship in MexicoThe ISA Worlds have come and gone for another year, but the memories will linger long.

The heightened level of competition has been well covered already, but what can’t be put into words is the atmosphere we all felt this week. The vibe, the energy, the spirit of sportsmanship, unity and having a good time on (and off) the water. That’s what makes this event so unique and special, and this year it reached a whole new level.   → READ MORE

And That’s A Wrap

The 2015 ISA World Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard Championship has concluded. Congratulations to Team USA for claiming the Team Champions Trophy. What an amazing week…   → READ MORE

Candice Appleby Claims Distance Race Gold, Team USA Draws First Blood

ISA SUP World Champion Candice Appleby
Candice Appleby has claimed the first gold medal of the 2015 ISA Worlds for Team USA, winning today’s Long Distance Race ahead of defending champ Lina Augaitis (Canada), Terrene Black (Australia) and Celine Guesdon (France).

Click through for results, recap, photos and video…   → READ MORE

ISA World Championship Predictions: Is This The End Of Australia’s Dominance?

ISA World Championship Mexico SUPAfter yesterday’s very colourful opening ceremony, the 2015 ISA Worlds have well and truly started here in Sayulita. We’ve got 27 nations assembled in Mexico for the 4th annual edition of this event, but some are looking stronger than others. With the highest level of competition we’ve ever seen at this event (by far), who will step up, stand out and walk away with the gold and glory when festivities conclude next Sunday?

While we’ve still got seven full days of competition ahead of us, let’s look at the form guide and try to make a few bold predictions…    → READ MORE

With Colour, Flair, And Plenty Of Noise, The ISA Worlds Officially Begin

ISA Stand Up Paddle World Championship opening ceremony Sayulita Mexico
Flanked by flag-waving paddlers from 26 proud nations, ISA President Fernando Aguerre proclaimed the 2015 ISA World Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard Championship officially open here in Sayulita, Mexico this afternoon.

The paddling world has gathered in Mexico for a week-long festival of SUP racing, surfing and prone paddleboarding, and the vibe, the buzz, the atmosphere during today’s colourful opening ceremony was amazing. The competition hasn’t even started but already the Worlds have shown why they’ve become such a significant event on the calendar. This is a unique spectacle, where paddlers compete not only for individual glory but, more importantly, for the national teams.    → READ MORE

SUP Polo World Games Set To Be An Entertaining Sideshow To The ISA Worlds

SUP Polo MexicoIf you’re here in Sayulita for the ISA Worlds then you’re invited to compete in one of the most novel/entertaining stand up paddle events of the year: The SUP Polo World Games, Mexico Edition.

For the uninitiated, SUP Polo is one of the whackiest things you can possibly do with a stand up paddleboard. It’s also one of the funnest. A cross between water polo and lacrosse, SUP polo games are short, sharp and mildly chaotic affairs. The sport was popularised by Starboard earlier this year, and now the brand is embarking on an international series of “SUP Polo World Games” events.   → READ MORE

CANCELLED: Germany’s SUP World Cup, One Of Europe’s Biggest Races, Goes Belly Up Just Like The BOP

SUP World Cup Fehmarn Germany CancelledFollowing last week’s Battle of the Paddle bombshell, another major stand up paddle race has bitten the dust.

In what can only be described as “Major bummer…” the SUP World Cup in Fehmarn, Germany, has just been cancelled. One of Europe’s oldest, biggest and best events, the SUP World Cup was going to be one of the Top 15 international races of 2015. However the news came through early this morning that this year’s edition, set for the first weekend in August, was cancelled due to lack of funds.    → READ MORE

WATCH: Lahui Kai’s Carolina Cup Highlights Reel

Carolina Cup SUP Race videoCheck out this great Carolina Cup clip from the Lahui Kai Paddleboards team, including some awesome aerial footage of the mass start.

There’s also a cool little behind the scenes look at the team photoshoot, plus some insights from head honcho of design Brian Szymanski.    → READ MORE

ISA Worlds: Team Mexico’s Full Lineup Revealed (It’s Sayulita vs The World)

ISA stand up paddle world championships team MexicoWith the ISA Worlds just four days away, here’s the first look at the home team. As hosts of the 4th annual ISA World Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard Championship, Team Mexico will have more incentive than ever to perform well, and will have the local crowd 100% on their side as they do battle with over two dozen other nations.

Though interestingly, Team Mexico could just as accurately be named Team Sayulita…   → READ MORE