Meanwhile, in Iceland…

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I’m sitting at the airport in Reykjavik waiting for my 9am flight to Barcelona. I’ve just driven 6 hours through the night after spending all day yesterday in one of the most incredible/surreal places I’ve ever visited: Jökulsárlón, Iceland’s mighty iceberg lagoon.

This was always meant to be the highlight of my Icelandic adventure with Starboard, however it almost didn’t happen…   → READ MORE

Watch This Teaser of Our Red Paddle Co Adventure in Thailand

Thailand-Paddle-boarding-adventure-videoHere’s a little glimpse of our recent adventure through the islands of Thailand with Red Paddle Co.

It was such a fun week exploring with Rachel Cook, my old mate Nick and video man extraordinaire Taylor Fischer. I can’t wait to share the full edit with you soon, and I’m reeeally excited to go more paddling adventures this year (Iceland, perhaps?).   → READ MORE

Terrene Black, Connor Baxter Win a Rollercoaster Weekend in Japan

Connor BaxterAustralia’s Terrene Black has made it two from two on the APP Tour, mirroring her Maui result at the Japan Pro-Am after outlasting Fiona Wylde, Candice Appleby and Sonni Honscheid in a weekend of rollercoaster results and conditions that produced a virtual tie in the small but elite women’s field.

The result boosts Terrene into the ultra-exclusive ‘Top Five Club’ on the updated World Rankings, with the Japan Pro-Am scoring 38% on the women’s Race Index.   → READ MORE

Next Stop… Iceland for a Paddling Adventure in One of the Wildest Places on Earth

Paddle boarding in IcelandI’m still recovering from our Capital SUP weekend in Maryland (where I was still recovering from the Carolina Cup), but there’s no rest before the next adventure. And what an adventure this next one is going to be…

In collaboration with Starboard, SUP Racer is headed to one of the wildest places on earth, Iceland, for a week of paddling adventures in support of the new ‘Starboard Blue’ initiative.   → READ MORE

This Weekend: Bluesmiths Paddle Imua (Let’s Try That Maliko Run Again, Shall We?)

Downwind stand up paddle boarding on MauiIn brief: After last week’s washed-out but still bravely held together OluKai race on Maui, the traditional ‘Bluesmiths Paddle Imua’ charity race will give paddlers a second chance at scoring a classic Maliko run.

Registration starts at 10am @ Maliko Gulch with the starter’s horn blowing at 1pm, and for the first time ever in an official SUP race, there’s going to be an official hydrofoil category.   → READ MORE

Japan Pro-Am: Heat Draws and Live Stream for the Second Stop of the APP Tour

Japan APP Paddle board raceIn brief: SUP Racer is currently off the grid (sort of) exploring Iceland in support of the Starboard.Blue initiative, but while the site will be a little quiet over the next few days, there’s still plenty of racing happening around the world this weekend.

The most elite event this week is happening just south of Tokyo: The Japan Pro-Am will feature more than a dozen top ranked young guns and a few local dark horses keen to cause an upset. This is the second of six racing events on the 2017 APP Tour following the Maui Pro-Am back in May, and you can watch it live all weekend.   → READ MORE

350 Paddlers Conquered the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on the Weekend (and Reminded Us Why This Sport Is So Great)

Bay-Bridge-Paddle-2017More than 300 paddlers of all levels took part in the 2nd Annual Bay Bridge Paddle on Saturday, cementing this regional event as a bucket list race and reminding us exactly why our sport is so great to begin with.

“Bay Bridge” refers to the mighty Chesapeake Bay Bridge, a dual-span formation that stretches more than 4 miles (just under 7kms) across the largest estuary in the United States. To say the it’s an imposing structure would be an understatement.   → READ MORE