Ukrainian paddlers are fighting for their freedom – here’s how you can support them

The first thing I noticed when I met Ukrainian paddler George Zamana is that he was always smiling. I thought he was just excited that we were about to paddle in Kyiv’s sub-zero temperatures (adventure!) but it turns out George is one of those happy-go-lucky guys that’s always sharing a positive face with the world. George is smiling in his latest photo, too, except he’s not standing next to his board with a paddle in hand–he’s sitting beside an anti-tank missile launcher.   → READ MORE

The SUP Racer “Daily Show” episode #278

Welcome back to the SUP Racer Daily Show — episode #278 features the European Summer of SUP and the Aussie *Winter* …plus Casper, Kyiv and the surprising return of a former champ. If you’ve got any questions leave a comment below, and tune in next week for more live updates from the world of paddling ✌

Why I’m going to Kyiv, not Carolina…

It’s race day in Carolina. In just a few hours, many of the world’s top athletes and hundreds of weekend warriors will hit the water for a major celebration of the sport in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.

The Carolina Cup is a classic race filled with classic performances that have produced countless classic stories. But while I’ve enjoyed writing many of those stories over the years, for the first time in half a decade I’m going to be following the event from afar.

Carolina has been one of my favourite stops on the international circuit. I raced the Graveyard in 2014 before returning to live stream the main event in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. I’ve had a lot of fun, met a lot of cool people and made a lot of fond memories in Wrightsville.

Now it’s time to move on.   → READ MORE