The European Summer of SUP is seriously heating up, with the biggest three weeks of the year set to begin this weekend in the Basque Country of Spain.
The EuroTour and The Paddle League have been collaborating all summer long, and starting Saturday be sailing on the the peak as 3x back-to-back majors take center stage: Bilbao, Hossegor and Germany. → READ MORE
ROGUE_RECAP ep.08: San Sebastian with Mo Freitas
Special guest Mo Freitas joins this week's Rogue Recap straight from the shores of San Sebastian. Find out what Mo thought of the big EuroTour race PLUS what has Rogue SUP been cookin' up for this year's Molokai crossing?
Posted by SUP Racer on Sunday, June 10, 2018
We’re joined by superstar Mo Freitas for this week’s Rogue Recap direct from the shores of San Sebastian. Find out what Mo thought of this week’s EuroTour showdown PLUS what Rogue has in store for this year’s Molokai crossing…
Week 6 of the EuroTour definitely delivered the goods, with San Sebastian turning on a fun, challenging and highly entertaining 12km race around this scenic seaside city that tested the competitors through a mix of flat water, waves and open ocean bumps.
The men’s showdown was once again an ocean battle between Paddle League ratings leader Michael Booth and number two seed Titouan Puyo, while the women’s event saw something of an upset as Sonni Honscheid accepted her first defeat of the season at the hands of Olivia Piana. → READ MORE
#thefuture: KIDS' RACE in Costa Blanca (EuroTour Spain)
It's always so inspiring to see the next generation of paddlers stoked and smiling! The kids' race @ The Euro Tour / World SUP Festival Costa Blanca event last weekend was the biggest of the year Special mention goes to Laura Quetglas, Manuel Simoncelli and the whole crew from the island of Mallorca that have created the best junior paddling program in Europe. Here's to #thefuture! (cc: QuickBlade Paddles)
Posted by The Paddle League on Thursday, June 7, 2018
It’s always so inspiring to see the next generation of paddlers stoked and smiling! The kids’ race @ The Euro Tour / World SUP Festival event in Costa Blanca last weekend was the biggest of the year — here’s a quick little look at the action.
Special mention goes to Laura Quetglas, Manuel Simoncelli and the whole crew from the island of Mallorca that have created the best junior paddling program in Europe (the “Red Shirts” are the junior Mallorca army). Here’s to #thefuture!
Highlights from a wet’n’ wild ride in Costa Blanca on the weekend. Get set for another big ocean race in San Sebastian next weekend…
Agios Nikolaos On SUP 2018
And here is our highlits clip of Agios Nikolaos On SUP 2018. Congratulations to our winners Amandine Chazot (Starboard) and Michael Booth (Starboard) on a great job. Massive thank you to Mikhalis and his entire team for the hospitality and always being there; we are already looking forward to the 2019 edition. See you soon Greece. Video by #LoicDelVaux productions.
Posted by The Euro Tour on Monday, May 28, 2018
Another great EuroTour highlights reel has just hit Facebook following the big contest on Crete, aka the 2nd Annual “Agios Nikolaos on SUP” event. More to come next week as the European Summer of SUP hits Spain for the Costa Blanca SUP Games near the city of Alicante.
The French have taken charge of the EuroTour Leaderboard after the first month of competition, with Amandine, Olivia, Titou and Arthur holding down the top spots. But can the boys hold off Boothy’s charge? Find out as we head to Spain for week 5 and the Costa Blanca SUP Games…
Rapid fire recap: Aussie powerhouse Michael Booth has opened his EuroTour campaign with a big win at the Agios Nikolaos on SUP event in the Greek Islands, outlasting French superstar Titouan Puyo and Brazilian workhorse Vinni Martins to claim week 4 of the European summer.
It was an all-French affair in the women’s race, however the standard tables were turned as Amandine Chazot took a great victory ahead of her higher-ranked compatriot Olivia Piana. German youngster Noelani Sach was once again impressive in the bumps en route to her second straight EuroTour podium.
Click through for the full results… → READ MORE
Full replay from week 4 of the EuroTour and the “Agios Nikolaos on SUP” event in the Greek Islands
Thanks to everyone that tuned in; see you next week in Spain!
French stars Titouan Puyo and Olivia Piana have saluted at home after winning Saturday’s part-downwind, part-sidewind “Vendée Gliss Event” on the country’s west coast as the European Summer of SUP starts to heat up.
Olivia was too strong for fellow Frenchwoman Amandine Chazot and downwind surprise packet Noelani Sach from Germany, with the latter upsetting more seasoned veterans to record her second career EuroTour podium and no doubt strongest ever result. → READ MORE
EuroTour week 3 LIVE STREAM [replay]
Full replay of our live stream from the Vendee Gliss Event in France with SUP Racer on the microphone. We'll be live once again next Saturday for the big race in the Greek Islands
Posted by The Euro Tour on Saturday, May 19, 2018
Full replay of the EuroTour “Vendee Gliss” live stream from France featuring the famous Baguette Microphone.
Thanks to everyone for a great day on the water …and skip to the 2 hour 34 minute mark for hte “running interviews” — I’m still out of breath 😅
In brief: German dark horse Paul Ganse has taken the biggest win of his career after out-smarting a stack of big names in Belgium during the second week of the EuroTour.
Ganse, compatriot Norm Weber and Latvia’s canoe cross-over athlete Arvis Iljins all took a different line towards the end of the flat water race, which was held on a river that offered up some strategic currents on opposite banks, which saw them overtake the front pack in the final metres. → READ MORE
In brief: Arthur Arutkin has outlasted a collection of Europe’s finest athletes to claim week one of the 2018 EuroTour on the Dutch coast. The Frenchman was too good for the Danish Viking in the long-running “Battle of the Coast” race, while the EuroTour’s winningest athlete Leo Nika rounded out the podium ahead of French name-to-watch Tom Auber and the junior Nika brother, Leo.
In the women’s it was the under-rated Spaniard-turned-Tuscan local Susak Molinero who saluted ahead of Holland’s leading duo of Petronella van Malsen and Emma Reijmerink. → READ MORE
The Paddle League season rolls on with another “Triple Header” weekend just seven days after the last one.
Last week it was Maui (OluKai), Key West and Florence, while this weekend Maui returns (Paddle Imua) alongside Taiwan and the Netherlands. That third one also marks the first week of the 2018 EuroTour, which means, yes, it’s officially summer…
Make sure you’re following the @paddleleague on Instagram (and Facebook) for rolling coverage.