The beauty of stand up paddling is that it’s a sport for everyone.
Very few sports let anyone stand on the same start line as the world’s best athletes and race the same course using the same equipment. SUP is pretty damn awesome in that respect. We’re like the Boston Marathon of the ocean.
But our sport is often not marketed that way… → READ MORE
After weeks of speculation, it’s official: The traditional season-ending showdown, the Pacific Paddle Games, has been cancelled.
The official status is “postponed til 2020,” not cancelled, but it’s definitely not happening this year and the future is fairly uncertain following the sale of event organiser SUP the Mag to a new parent company two months ago.
Is this the end of an era? → READ MORE
I built the SUP Racer World Rankings six years ago.
I had the idea even before I had this blog, scribbling down notes as far back as 2010. I started working on the current system in 2013, and a year later – on the eve of the infamous Battle of the Paddle @ Salt Creek – I launched the World Rankings for the paddling world to enjoy.
It’s definitely been a labour of love: The system took over a year to build and I’ve spent another 2,500 hours maintaining it, while the master spreadsheet now contains a mind-boggling 2.6 million cells of data (my eyes hurt just thinking about it). → READ MORE
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
In brief: The 2019 EuroTour kicked off in Israel on the weekend, with Bruno Hasulyo and Amandine Chazot taking out the Eilat SUP Tour in the south of the country.
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