I sat down with Angie Jackson and chatted about her recovery from injury, her crazy first race and what really gets said on the water 😉
We also mentioned the very special collaboration between ONE and SUP Racer that will be revealed in the next few days. Something “unique” is headed for the 11 City Tour. → READ MORE
I’m very excited to share the second episode of Paddlecast with you today because it features my new favourite race – The Yukon River Quest – as well as a guy I’ve got the world of respect for, Bart de Zwart.
I sat down with the four-time Yukon champion and king of endurance paddling in Canada six weeks ago to record this conversation. We go into great detail (sometimes too much detail) to describe the physical highs and mental lows of this insane, 715km race. → READ MORE
I’m excited to be starting this new project and look forward to sharing some interesting paddle stories with you. And I’m very excited that the first episode features my good friend Casper Steinfath.
“The Viking” is one of the most interesting characters in the sport. He’s an incredibly accomplished athlete but what he does off the water is even more impressive. → READ MORE
We landed on the Greek Island of Corfu just before midnight.
We hadn’t booked a place to stay, but by 2am, and with the help of a friendly taxi driver, we had a room that slept four and a round of drinks with the owner of the local taverna.
And that pretty much set the tone for our week on the island. → READ MORE
Full replay of SUP Racer’s EuroTour live stream at the World SUP Festival in Costa Blanca, Spain, where Ty Judson and Olivia Piana were victorious.
Thanks for everyone that tuned in to watch! It was great to be back on the microphone. And a special thank you to Quickblade Paddles and VMG Blades for supporting our European Summer of SUP and making this whole show possible.
We experimented with a new “split-screen” format this week. Definitely still got a few things to iron out, but I think it was a creative step in the right direction and a great way to (finally) be able to give women equal coverage.
We’ll be back with another live stream in San Sebastian on June 1st, followed by Bilbao (June 8th), Corfu (June 15th), Crete (June 22nd) and Prague (July 6th).
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We’ve just finished a fun little trip to Denmark for the premiere of Casper Steinfath’s new film Skagerrak. If you’ve read my review, you’ll know I was already really impressed with this movie, but to see it on the big screen made it even more powerful.
And of course, it was Denmark, so the whole trip was a fun adventure!
Watch Casper’s Viking Vlog for a little behind-the-scenes edit of the weekend, including a little cameo from yours truly and SUP Racer’s new partner-in-crime, Trevor Tunnington. Not shown: Trevor’s epic dancefloor victory at the after-party
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
UNBOXING: world's smallest SUP?!
This is the new 9'6 "Compact" from Red Paddle Co (aka "The World's Smallest Paddleboard"). It's a pretty impressive piece of engineering. Watch this fun little unboxing we did in Austria recently for a closer look!
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…for pre-orders go here: http://bit.ly/Red-Compact
Posted by SUP Racer on Friday, November 2, 2018
I got the chance to play with the crazy new “Compact” board from Red Paddle Co (aka the world’s smallest stand up paddle board) after the Dragon World Championships in Austria next month.
This thing fits in a backpack. I mean a real backpack. It’s a bit of a game-changer…
This thing isn’t as cheap as Red’s other boards, but if you love to travel it’s kinda priceless. World’s first carry-on SUP? The 9’6″ Red Compact will start shipping next month. Click here to see if you can still pre-order one of the first boards.
Czech Republic RIVER RACE! (GoPro POV)
Good times at the Krumlovsky vodacky maraton in the Czech Republic last week! More than 1,300 paddlers hit the water for a crazy fun river race — add it to your bucket list in 2019 (Oct. 12). Thanks to the local crew David, Lucie and Peter for showing me a good time and lending me a "Puma" from NSP – Surf and Stand Up Paddle Boards — hope I didn't put too many dings in it
Posted by SUP Racer on Monday, October 22, 2018
I was lucky enough to experience a very special race in the Czech Republic last week thanks to NSP and The Paddle League.
The Krumlovsky River Race is a unique event featuring over a thousand paddlers and one super fun stretch of river. The 25km, downriver course features half a dozen “weirs” that turn this into a whitewater rodeo and, at least on the bigger ramps, provide the amazing feeling of paddling downhill.
With a GoPro in my mouth, I thought I’d share this little highlights reel from my run on the NSP Puma (the 14′ by 23.5″ race board handled surprisingly well in the river). Hope you enjoy, and apologies for the awkward heavy breathing…
Add this event to your bucket list next year: October 12, 2019.
Need some mid-week motivation? Paddle the cold-water waves, icey rivers and frozen lakes of NORWAY with athlete-turned-explorer Trevor Tunnington and the new Starboard SUP inflatables (turn sound ON and enjoy)
Paddling with icebergs in ICELAND (…the lost footage)
12 months ago, I explored Iceland with Starboard Stand Up Paddle Surfing and enjoyed one of the most surreal paddling experiences of my life. Two weeks later, I crashed my drone into a cliff in Italy and thought the footage was lost forever. This week we stumbled upon an old backup, and now I think it's time for another adventure…
Posted by SUP Racer on Wednesday, July 4, 2018
12 months ago, I explored Iceland with Starboard and enjoyed one of the most surreal paddling experiences of my life. Two weeks later, I crashed my drone into a cliff in Italy and thought the footage was lost forever. This week we stumbled upon an old backup, and now I think it’s time for another adventure…
2018 SUP World Cup (FULL REPLAY)
FULL REPLAY of the VMG Blades live stream here at the Mercedes-Benz SUP World Cup in sunny Scharbeutz — the 7th stop of The Paddle League World Tour and week 9 of The Euro Tour. Thanks for watching!
Posted by The Paddle League on Sunday, July 1, 2018
Full replay of The Paddle League’s VMG live stream from the SUP World Cup in sunny Scharbeutz, Germany.
Short little highlights reel (and a few interviews) from the super fun kids race in Bilbao last weekend. Always so inspiring to see the next generation having fun on the water!
BILBAO from above (DRONE footage)
Stunning footage from Bilbao thanks to our friends at Rapid SUP
BACK STORY: Rapid is a new brand from Ukraine, and the guys drove 3000km to be part of the events in Bilbao and Hossegor. Five minutes into the race in Bilbao their drone hit a bridge and crashed into the river; everyone assumed it was lost forever, but they found some goggles, went swimming and miraculously recovered the drone and the raw footage. Thanks for the extreme commitment to getting the shots, guys!
Posted by The Paddle League on Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Stunning footage from Bilbao thanks to our friends at Rapid SUP.
Back story: Rapid is a new brand from Ukraine, and the guys drove 3000km to be part of the events in Bilbao and Hossegor. Five minutes into the race in Bilbao their drone hit a bridge and crashed into the river; everyone assumed it was lost forever, but they found some goggles, went swimming and miraculously recovered the drone and the raw footage from the murky depths. Now that’s some serious dedication…
Full replay of the 2018 Iberdrola Bilbao WORLD SUP Challenge: the fifth stop of The Paddle League World Tour and week 7 of The Euro Tour. Thanks for watching live, and see you next week in Hossegor!