Watch 200 Paddlers Race Down The River Seine In Paris

 

Here’s a great edit from the 2012 Nautic SUP Paris Crossing, which was held in the French capital yesterday.

In only its second year, the Paris Crossing has become one of the biggest events on the European SUP Racing calendar. It’s right up there with races like the SUP Race Cup in St. Maxime and the (now defunct) Jever SUP World Cup in Hamburg. This year there was a record turnout, as 200 paddlers braved the dawn start and 4 degree temperature for a chance to paddle the famous River Seine. They were rewarded with the rare chance to glide under historic bridges and past the Eiffel Tower. It was quite possibly the most romantic SUP race of the year…

Watch the video below then catch up on the Paris SUP Crossing results if you haven’t seen them already (spoiler alert: Eric Terrien won again)