The Lineup for Team USA’s Assault on the ISA Worlds in Denmark Is Confirmed

In brief: Candice Appleby has claimed victory in the Beach Race at the U.S. National Titles in Oceanside, Caliifornia this morning, earning herself a ticket to the ISA Worlds in Denmark later this year to represent Team USA and defend the gold medal she won in Fiji.

SoCal youngster Jade Howson upset world number three Fiona Wylde in a sprint up the beach to claim the runner-up spot.   → READ MORE

Danny Ching Edges Slater Trout, Shae Foudy Tie-Breaks Candice Appleby to Win the Tommy Bahama Pier Paddle in Santa Monica (Updated)

Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race Danny Ching has triumphantly returned to the racing scene after a brief hiatus, claiming the Tommy Bahama Paddleboard Race and Ocean Festival at Santa Monica Pier this afternoon after edging out Slater Trout and a strong field in a day of highly-entertaining racing.

In the women’s event, Shae Foudy successfully defended her Pier Paddle title after a very close contest with Candice Appleby. Click through for the full recap, results and some awesome photos of the action…   → READ MORE

The Dark Horses: 16 Paddlers to Watch in 2016

James Casey stand up paddleboardingThese are exciting times for the world of stand up paddle racing, with fresh faces and new names set to energise the sport and shake up the world rankings this year.

With dozens of world class athletes crossing over from other sports and a new generation of hungry juniors eager to prove themselves, I believe we’re on the verge of a new wave of elite paddling talent. So with the first major race of the season just six days away, it’s time for a bit of crystal ball gazing to predict who will make the biggest leap up the leaderboard in 2016.   → READ MORE

Results: Mo Freitas, Fiona Wylde Narrowly Win the Santa Cruz Paddlefest

Santa Cruz Susie HopperIn brief: Mo Freitas and Fiona Wylde have taken out the distance race at the 30th Annual Santa Cruz Paddlefest, with solid waves giving a small but elite field a good early season hit out.

After a tight race that finished in just under an hour, Mo crossed the line seconds ahead of Giorgo Gomez and Slater Trout, with the lead trio having stuck together the entire race.   → READ MORE

Giorgio Gomez Joins Dave Boehne’s Cast of World-Beating Characters at Team Infinity

Giorgio Gomez Infinity SUPGiorgio Gomez has officially joined Team Infinity, adding to the colourful cast of characters in what has quickly become not only the coolest team in the sport, but also one of the most competitive. It’s also quite fitting that the announcement comes today; It’s Giorgio’s birthday.

Giorgio, like his world champ sister Izzi, is best known as a standout stand up surfer, however he’s more than handy on a race board as well. A string of impressive results in 2015 saw him take a few big scalps and jump up to 32nd on the SUP Racer World Rankings.   → READ MORE