Hardcore about your SUP racing? Check out this on board GoPro clip from Saturday’s Power of the Paddle SUP race in Queensland. Gives you some insight into a Battle of the Paddle-style course race, with buoy turns, waves and plenty of board-clanging to deal with.
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Check out the results from the Ocean Addicts Power of the Paddle SUP race that was held today at Coolum on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. The event had a knockout BoP-style format, which, combined with the good conditions made for a super fun race.
In the women’s race, former Ironwoman Queen Karla Gilbert was in a league of her own, while in the men’s race defending champion Kelly Margetts went back-to-back, holding off a persistent challenge from Jake Jensen.
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Australia doesn’t have many big SUP races.
This country probably produces more of the world’s elite paddlers than any other nation, but it just doesn’t have the races. Whether it comes down to money, organisation, or a bit of both, there really aren’t any major international events on our Calendar.
That’s not to say the level of competition isn’t world class at Australian SUP races, anything but… even a local race in places like Queensland can attract a higher standard than most race directors around the world could ever dream of. It’s just that we don’t have the standard of races to match the standard of racers. But that could be changing, and the Ocean Addicts Power of the Paddle, happening this weekend, is one of the events leading the charge… → READ MORE