UK To Host Survivor SUP Race Series As Jamie Mitchell’s Unique Format Continues To Spread

Jamie Mitchell Survivor SUP RaceFollowing the success of the format around the world, the UK will be hosting its own Survivor SUP Race next weekend in Poole. As the UK’s largest and most active paddling club, BaySUP will be hosting the race on September 14th in Poole, near Bournemouth on the South Coast of England.

The Jamie Mitchell Survivor Race format is becoming very popular, with several events around the world including it in their schedule as an alternative to standard course or sprint races.   → READ MORE

[RESULTS] Ta-Hoe Nalu SUP Festival

The Quiksilver Waterman Collection’s $10,000 Ta-Hoe Nalu SUP Festival has just wrapped up, with Candice Appleby and Jamie Mitchell dominating the weekend.

The event was a massive success with a tonne of elite Stand Up Paddle racing talent making the trip to Lake Tahoe. Click through for the full race results and pics from the Long Distance and Survivor SUP races.   → READ MORE

Ta-Hoe Nalu Preview: $10,000 Prize Purse + 10x World Champ

Lake Tahoe is hosting yet another elite Stand Up Paddle race this weekend, with the 2012 Ta-Hoe Nalu SUP Festival kicking off tomorrow night. According to our uber list of SUP races, the Tahoe Nalu is a five-star event, featuring a $10,000 prize purse and plenty of elite talent.

The Festival includes an Open Race, Distance Race and best of all, a knockout Survivor Race; the main sponsor this weekend is Quiksilver Waterman Collection and they’re bringing the awesome race format to Tahoe.   → READ MORE

[VIDEO] Waikiki Race Video + Interview With The Champ

Check out a quick interview with C4′s back-t0-back champion of Hawaii, Travis Grant. There’s some great race footage in there as well.

Grant took out the Waikiki Paddle Festival Survivor Race on Saturday, winning an all-star final that included Danny Ching, Jamie Mitchell, Connor Baxter, Jake Jensen, Kelly Margetts, Paul Jackson and Slater Trout.

Check out the full results from the Waikiki Paddle Festival, or just click through to watch the video of Travis Grant…   → READ MORE

Waikiki Paddle Festival – Survivor SUP Race Results

The main event from this weekend’s Waikiki Paddle Festival, the Survivor SUP Race, has just wrapped up. This was one of the coolest SUP races I’ve seen, and I think most of the crowd agreed. It was like having five, short, sharp Battle of the Paddle races all in a row. We’ll have more details later, but here are the elite paddlers that made the final round…

Waikiki Paddle Festival – Survivor SUP Race RESULTS

MEN
1st: Travis Grant (C4 / Australia)
2nd: Danny Ching (404 / California)
3rd: Jamie Mitchell (Surftech / Australia)
4th: Connor Baxter (Starboard / Hawaii)
5th: Jake Jensen (Naish / Australia)
6th: Kelly Margetts (Lahui Kai / Australia)
7th: Paul Jackson (Fanatic / Australia)
8th: Slater Trout (Infinity Boardworks / Hawaii)

WOMEN
1st: Gillian Gibree (SUP Company / California)
2nd: Jenny Kalmbach (Naish / Hawaii)
3rd: Candice Appleby (Surftech / California)
4th: Angie Jackson (Fanatic / Australia)
5th: Terrene Black (C4 / Australia)

Get More Results: Waikiki Paddle Festival Final Race Results

[VIDEO] Jamie Mitchell Chats About Waikiki Paddle Festival’s “Survivor” SUP Race

Time to start getting excited: The Quiksilver Waterman Collection’s Waikiki Paddle Festival is just over a week away!

SUPracer will be on location, bringing you all the action live from Waikiki, including coverage of the epic new “Survivor” SUP race.

If you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard about the new Survivor format, then watch the video of Jamie Mitchell chatting about this new type of stand up paddle race. It’s basically the Waikiki Paddle Festival’s own take on the “Elite Race”. CLICK TO WATCH:   → READ MORE

First Look @ The Full Waikiki Paddle Festival Course Maps

The Waikiki Paddle Festival is only four weeks away, with all the action happening on the 5th & 6th May.

The weekend looks set to rival the Battle of the Paddle as one of the real gotta-be-there races of the year.

Quiksilver Waterman Collection have just released the race course maps, so check out where the action will be happening and start booking your flights to Hawaii!   → READ MORE

[VIDEO] Jamie Mitchell Talks Waikiki Paddle Festival (Big Names, Big Races, Big $$…)

Here it is! We’ve heard rumours and whispers about this one for weeks, but now the details are finally out of the bag and it sounds like this will be one of the biggest and most exciting SUP races of the year…

The Waikiki Paddle Festival is a major new Stand Up Paddle event presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection on May 5th & 6th.

It will be a two-day event filled with a tonne of races, a tonne of big name paddlers, and a tonne of prize money. Plus the whole thing will be streamed live via webcast around the world. The focus is on Stand Up Paddling, though in the true waterman spirit, there’s also going to be OC-1, OC-6 and Prone Paddleboard races.

Click through to watch the video of Jamie Mitchell and Peter Mel announcing all the cool new details…   → READ MORE