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Everyone’s favourite Viking is coming back to the big screen: SKAGGERAK, the movie about Casper Steinfath’s epic crossing from Denmark to Norway, will premiere in early May. → READ MORE
Bruno’s win was his first outing since joining Team Lightboard (the new boards looking pretty solid). The Hungarian world-beater outlasted local dark horses Itzik Horesh and Liran Machlev. → READ MORE
Grab the popcorn.
Just when we were enjoying a nice little break from the usual politics (or “paddletics”), the ICF has gone and lobbed a grenade at the ISA as the two international federations continue their bizarre fight for Olympic control of our sport.
Earlier today, the International Canoe Federation (ICF) confirmed it’ll be hosting its first ever “Stand Up Paddling World Championship” in Qingdao, China later this year.
Yes, China. The same country that hosted the International Surfing Association (ISA) SUP World Championship just three months ago.
There’s so much to dig into here that I don’t even know where to begin… → READ MORE
The pre-season shuffle is virtually complete with nearly a dozen athletes changing teams ahead of the international race season.
I call it “Trade Week” in honour of the big sporting leagues (NBA, AFL, etc) that have set periods each year where players can be poached by rival teams. SUP athletes aren’t really “traded” per se, but hey, never let the truth get in the way of a catchy title ;-) → READ MORE
Red Paddle Co. has just announced dates/venue for its epic “Dragon World Championships” event, where teams of four battle each other on massive inflatables in what is surely the most unorthodox (and entertaining) race format you’ll see all season. → READ MORE