Watch the 11 City Tour in All Its Grand Glory

SUP-11-City-Tour-videoIf you’re not too busy for the next 47 minutes and 58 seconds, sit back and watch this very good (and very comprehensive) recap of the 11 City Tour.

Courtesy of indie filmmaker Greg Fulks, this reel does a great job of capturing the spirit of the 11 Cities, one of the longest and toughest races in the sport. The 2015 edition was a particular challenge, with brutal winds and piercing rain hammering competitors at certain points (we’ll never forget the morning of stage 2…).   → READ MORE

SUP 11 City Tour Countdown: One Month Until The World’s Longest SUP Race Begins

SUP 11 City TourIn exactly one month from today, I’ll be standing on the water in the Dutch town of Leeuwarden, enjoying my final few moments of normality before the horn blows to signal the beginning of the world’s longest stand up paddle race. I’ll be surrounded by 100 odd paddlers who share a similar penchant for pain and suffering.

The SUP 11 City Tour is a unique race…   → READ MORE

This Is How You Surf A Race Board…

Stand Up Paddle Race Board Surfing Boat WaveThis rad little clip has been doing the rounds of Facebook today. Click through to watch and you’ll see why.

It shows Brazilian paddler Marinho Cavaco putting on a masterclass in wash riding (or wake riding) behind a boat. This clip was filmed somewhere in Brazil, most likely Marinho’s home town of Sao Paulo. Though he’s not actually behind the boat, Marinho is surfing beside it…   → READ MORE

859 Days Later: SUPracer.com Finally Has A New Facebook Cover Photo

SUPracer.com Facebook cover photo
It only took me two and a half years, but the SUPracer.com Facebook cover photo has finally been changed.

As you will see, highlighted by the fact that I’m about to write 1,200 words on a topic most would suggest doesn’t even warrant a simple caption, I take my cover photos seriously. Like the exchange of flags between host cities at the Olympic Games closing ceremony or the inauguration of a new President, the changing of our Facebook cover photo is a weighty subject.   → READ MORE

219 Awesome Photos That Tell The Story Of The ‘SUP 11 City Tour’

SUP 11 City TourUnless you were living on Mars, under a rock, with your fingers in your ears all last week, you would have heard about a little race called the SUP 11 City Tour that went down in the Netherlands.

The 11 Cities is a unique race. First: It’s long. Very long. Over 200 kilometres all said and done. Second: It’s held across five days, in five different stages. It’s like the Tour de France of SUP.

It’s an amazing event and one that you should definitely add to your bucket list. The SUP 11 City Tour is long. It’s painful. You’ll hate it. You’ll love it. You’ll make great friends. Lasting memories. Sore muscles. Big smiles. You’ll test yourself physically. You’ll test yourself even more so mentally. Oh and your hands will be full of calluses.   → READ MORE

DONE. The SUP 11 City Tour Is Finished – Get The Full Results, Pics And Recap From This Crazy / Painful / Awesome Race

11 city tour of friesland stand up paddling
The 2014 SUP 11 City Tour is DONE. What a crazy adventure that was. Congratulations to Bart de Zwart for reclaming his crown and showing he’s still the king of endurance paddling.

We’ll have a full recap of this crazy/painful/amazing/awesome event soon, but in the meantime here are the final standings from the solo divisions. You can also relive the week-long live blog, including daily recaps and photo highlights.   → READ MORE

Lina Augaitis, Branislav Sramek Win In Croatia

Porec SUP Race croatiaEuro Tour. Week 7. Croatia…

Lina Augaitis and Branislav Sramek won yesterday’s SUPer Surfers Challenge in the beautiful town of Poreč, Croatia. Lina took the win ahead of rising star Manca Notar to continue her Euro Tour winning streak. The SIC team rider was unstoppable at last week’s big Lost Mills race in Germany as she continues to assert herself as one of the fastest flat water paddlers in the world.   → READ MORE

FINAL RESULTS: Peter Bartl Wins The SUP 11 City Tour, The ‘Tour De France Of SUP’

2013 SUP 11 City TourThe world’s longest stand up paddle race, the SUP 11 City Tour, has just wrapped up in Netherlands. From the 4th to 8th of September competitors paddled over 200kms in five separate stages, Tour de France-style, making it one of the hardest races in the world of SUP racing.

The race is now over and it was Peter Bartl (Austria) and Marie Buchanan (UK) who are the new SUP 11 City Tour champions. Peter finished two and a half minutes ahead of three-time defending champion Bart de Zwart to claim a memorable win. Click through for full results plus video highlights from each stage…   → READ MORE