One of the funnest parts of the SUP racing season, the EuroTour, has just announced its schedule for the 2018 European Summer of SUP. Featuring 10 races in 10 weeks across 8 different nations, and with everything from flat water racing to downwinders to beach races in iconic surf towns, this is the most diverse mix of conditions and destinations the Tour has ever seen.
Catering to both the pros and the average joes, the EuroTour has built itself into the largest (and did I mention: funnest?) tour in the sport over the past few years. Part race series, part adventure, part European summer holiday, these 10 weeks in Europe are always a highlight of the season. → READ MORE
It’s another big weekend of racing around the world, with three main events spanning Europe to the Pacific and back again.
Here’s what we’ll be covering over the next couple of days.
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Connor Baxter and Susak Molinero take out week 10 of the EuroTour in the Canary Islands, with competitors enjoying an epic downwind crossing from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote.
In brief: World number one and freshly-minted “unicorn” Connor Baxter has taken out week 10 of the EuroTour, claiming what looked to be one of the funnest races of the summer: a 15km, open ocean downwind crossing between Lanzarote and Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands.
New Zealand’s Marcus Hansen was an impressive runner-up, relishing the ocean conditions as strong winds whipped up the Canaries’ signature downwind runners, while Paolo Marconi was third for Team Italia. → READ MORE
As a mix of light rain and sporadic sunshine drifted in across the Baltic Sea and onto the sands Scharbeutz, Germany late Sunday morning, Australia’s Michael Booth could be seen doing what he does best: paddling away from a group of other world-class paddlers to record yet another win on the European Summer of SUP, aka the EuroTour.
With his victory at Scharbeutz on the weekend, Boothy added an exclamation point to an incredible European campaign that saw him win almost every major race en route to claiming the overall EuroTour champion’s title. Along the way, he defeated the likes of Connor Baxter, Titouan Puyo and a dozen or so more of the world’s best in addition to virtually all of Europe’s finest. And he did it in style. → READ MORE
In brief: Michael Booth and Olivia Piana have put an exclamation point on their European summers of SUP, with the Starboard duo taking out week 9 of the EuroTour here at the SUP World Cup in Scharbeutz, Germany.
Boothy won the 10k distance race here on Sunday morning in impressive style, while Olivia fought all the way with her team mate Sonni Honscheid before pulling clear in the final few hundred metres. → READ MORE
There was sun, there was surf, and there were dozens of stoked paddlers for week 7 of the EuroTour in San Sebastián, a stop we’d all been looking forward to and which certainly didn’t disappoint.
Virtually every paddler I chatted to after the race said the same thing: This was the funnest race of the year> And if you watch this highlights reel from Starboard, it’s pretty easy to see why. → READ MORE
In brief: Michael Booth has firmly cemented his reputation as the strongest paddler on the planet, with the Aussie powerhouse taking out the showdown in San Sebastian this afternoon to make it four wins in the past five weeks and cement his spot on top of the 2017 EuroTour Leaderboard
In a race that had a bit of everything – flat water, open ocean, waves, downwind bumps – and which was described by most finishers as the funnest contest of the year, Boothy outlasted Connor Baxter and Bruno Hasulyo to salute for the third week in a row, while defending champ and early race leader Titouan Puyo fought hard in the second half after getting unlucky in the waves to eventually finish just off the podium but just ahead of Trevor Tunnington. → READ MORE