Latest info, news and results about The Paddle League World Tour

Lincoln Dews, Fiona Wylde sweep the SUP Japan Cup

World number number two Lincoln Dews and number three Fiona Wylde have each produced a clean sweep of the Mynavi SUP Japan Cup in Chigasaki this weekend. Fiona vanquished home-nation hero Yuka Sato and survivoed the surf in Sunday’s rollercoaster “Survivor” race to keep a clean sheet and claim the overall event title.

Meanwhile Lincoln, the only man standing in the way of Michael Booth being crowned the inaugural Paddle League World Champion, was in a league of his own after seeing off challenges from Daniel Hasulyo and Kenny Kaneko on Saturday before surfing clear in perfect conditions during the final of Sunday’s Survivor.   → READ MORE

The ‘SUP 11 City Tour’ begins Wednesday: Here’s when, where and “why” to follow this classic race.

It’s arguably the most epic race in the world of paddleboarding: Five days, five stages and more than 200 kilometres of fun, horrible, grueling and rewarding paddling through the Dutch countryside.

Welcome to the 10th anniversary edition of the SUP 11 City Tour, a race that holds a special place in the hearts of the many paddlers from around the world who make an annual pilgrimage to the province of Friesland for a week-long event that’s best described as “school camp for adults.”

Every edition of this unique race is a week to remember, but with 10th birthday celebrations this year’s SUP 11 City Tour is set to be an instant classic. The event is also part of The Paddle League, with the 11 Cities earning a 6-star “Specialty Major” status on the new world tour.   → READ MORE

The Gorge Live Stream REPLAY

REPLAY: Gorge Paddle Challenge "Hot Lap" Elite Race

FULL REPLAY of the "Hot Lap" Elite Race finals on Day 2 of the Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge. Thanks for watching, and thanks to everyone for a great weekend in Hood River, Oregon!

(skip to 1 hr 21 minutes for Titouan Puyo's "Pied Piper" move!)

Posted by The Paddle League on Sunday, August 19, 2018

Click here for replays of Saturday’s live stream (note: due to patchy internet, Saturday’s Double Downwinder live stream kept cutting out — Sunday’s Hot Lap live stream was a lot better quality).

MOLOKAI: Travis Grant, Terrene Black conquer the “Channel of Bones” on historic day in Hawaii

Travis Grant has outlasted Hawaii’s Connor Baxter to defend his Molokai-2-Oahu title and claim a fourth crown in the world’s most prestigious paddleboard race, while fellow Aussie Terrene Black has saluted for the second time after overpowering three-time champ Sonni Honscheid in a fantastic battle across the infamous ‘Channel of Bones’.   → READ MORE

Molokai PREVIEW: Who’s going to win the most prestigious race of the year?

And just like that, it’s the end of July. Where has this season gone? It seems like only yesterday we were freezing in the French Alps and getting ready to launch The Paddle League. Now it’s the end of July, the season is well over half done, and it’s suddenly time for the big one: Molokai.

The 32-mile, open-ocean channel crossing between the Hawaiian islands of Molokai and Oahu has grown to become the most prestigious (and arguably: most challenging) race in the sport of paddleboarding, whether that be standing up or laying down. And this year is set to be a cracker, with a stacked field and promising conditions lining up to create a monumental showdown for this six-star specialty event.

Race day is Sunday, but in the meantime, here’s a quick look at the top contenders for this year’s Molokai crown.   → READ MORE

SUP World Cup: Olivia Piana overpowers Sonni Honscheid in Germany; Lincoln Dews outlasts Michael Booth in epic duel

In brief: The quest for the inaugural Paddle League World Title has been reignited following an intense day of racing at the Mercedes-Benz SUP World Cup in sunny Scharbeuz, Germany, with Lincoln Dews and Olivia Piana unseating the established powerhouse duo of Michael Booth and Sonni Honscheid to claim memorable victories in front of a big local crowd.

In what was surely the most exciting race of the year in both the men’s and women’s fields, Lincoln outlasted Boothy in a tug-of-war for the ages, while Olivia overpowered the home-nation hero in the second half of the 10km race to put a hold on Sonni’s World Title victory parade.   → READ MORE

REPLAY: The Paddle League’s SUP World Cup live stream

2018 SUP World Cup (FULL REPLAY)

FULL REPLAY of the VMG Blades live stream here at the Mercedes-Benz SUP World Cup in sunny Scharbeutz — the 7th stop of The Paddle League World Tour and week 9 of The Euro Tour. Thanks for watching!

Posted by The Paddle League on Sunday, July 1, 2018

 
Full replay of The Paddle League’s VMG live stream from the SUP World Cup in sunny Scharbeutz, Germany.

The Paddle League: History awaits Sonni Hönscheid in Scharbeutz.

Watch the SUP World Cup LIVE on The Paddle League thanks to VMG Blades

The seemingly-unstoppable Sonni Hönscheid stands on the brink of history at home in Germany this weekend, with the Starboard Dream Team rider set to clinch The Paddle League World Title if she’s victorious on Sunday afternoon.

After a barnstorming Season 2018 that’s already included wins in Tahiti, Carolina, Hawaii, Japan and France, Sonni can close the door on the title race with a win at the Mercedes-Benz SUP World Cup in Scharbeutz.   → READ MORE

Bilbao KIDS RACE!

BILBAO kids race VIDEO!

Highlights from the KIDS' RACE in Bilbao always so inspiring to see the next generation having fun on the water!

Posted by The Paddle League on Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Short little highlights reel (and a few interviews) from the super fun kids race in Bilbao last weekend. Always so inspiring to see the next generation having fun on the water!

Bilbao from above…

BILBAO from above (DRONE footage)

Stunning footage from Bilbao thanks to our friends at Rapid SUP

BACK STORY: Rapid is a new brand from Ukraine, and the guys drove 3000km to be part of the events in Bilbao and Hossegor. Five minutes into the race in Bilbao their drone hit a bridge and crashed into the river; everyone assumed it was lost forever, but they found some goggles, went swimming and miraculously recovered the drone and the raw footage. Thanks for the extreme commitment to getting the shots, guys!

Posted by The Paddle League on Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Stunning footage from Bilbao thanks to our friends at Rapid SUP.

Back story: Rapid is a new brand from Ukraine, and the guys drove 3000km to be part of the events in Bilbao and Hossegor. Five minutes into the race in Bilbao their drone hit a bridge and crashed into the river; everyone assumed it was lost forever, but they found some goggles, went swimming and miraculously recovered the drone and the raw footage from the murky depths. Now that’s some serious dedication…