The EuroTour is BACK! (summer starts now)
It's officially summer! The European Summer of SUP launches this weekend in the Netherlands as The Euro Tour starts its 10-week adventure; here's an awesome look back at last year's Tour by Starboard Stand Up Paddle Surfing 🇪🇺☀️💦🤙
Posted by SUP Racer on Friday, May 4, 2018
It’s officially summer! The European Summer of SUP launches this weekend in the Netherlands as The Euro Tour starts its 10-week adventure.
The EuroTour is the funnest part of the season, and we’ll be there from week 3 onwards with our regular live streams. In the meantime, here’s an awesome look back at last year’s Tour thanks to the Starboard crew 🇪🇺☀️💦🤙
Here’s a great look at the Rei de Búzios, one of Brazil’s longest-running SUP races and something of a preview for this year’s ISA Worlds.
While we’re a little late in posting the vid (it went up two months ago), it’s worth taking a second look now because it’s not only a cool edit, this clip also previews what is [potentially] going to be the course for this year’s gold-medal marathon race in late November. → READ MORE
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As the countdown continues to this weekend’s big Quiksilver Waterman Carolina Cup, we just finished our “Fireside Chat” Facebook Live stream with the NSP/Surftech crew here in Wrightsville Beach.
Watch a full replay above to hear from two-time defending champ Titouan Puyo, Molokai hero Travis Grant, last week’s giant-killer Marcus Hansen and the legend Joe Bark, then tune in for the race day livestream from 10am Saturday.
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The Alpine Lakes Tour in France has once again delivered on the double: a great event and a great recap video.
The Tour, which begins each year with the almighty GlaGla Race and includes the epic “BAT Race,” continued on the weekend with the aptly-named Very Flat Race, which takes place on placid Lake Aiguebelette in the French Alps.
This year’s event was dominated by the Teulade Brothers, while the day also featured the epic Red Dragon showdown (we’ll be at the Dragon World Championship at the end of August).
Great highlights from the first stop of The Paddle League World Tour, where Marcus Hansen and Sonni Honscheid produced memorable victories and hundreds of paddlers enjoyed a swelteringly-hot day on the water.
If you’re having trouble loading the video on mobile, click here to watch directly on Facebook.
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Watch a full replay of the epic Air France Paddle Festival in Tahiti, first stop of The Paddle League World Tour.
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On the eve of The Paddle League World Tour, we sat down with world number one Connor Baxter for a chat about the big season ahead. Connor shared his thoughts on The Paddle League, the next generation, his love of paddling, and… getting married.
Watch above and enjoy, and follow The Paddle League on Facebook and Insta for more.
Connor begins his season this weekend at the major Air France Paddle Festival in Tahit, which you can watch live on The Paddle League from 11am local time Saturday.
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From Santa Cruz to the South of France, here are the headlines that made waves this week.
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Rapid fire recap of the Hoe Toa Paddle Champs in New Zealand today, where Lincoln Dews upset the Kiwis and Penelope Strickland took out the women’s race in some pretty nice downwind conditions. The Paddle League pre-season event wraps up tomorrow with the beach race.
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Highlights from last week’s epic “BAT Race” aka paddling on an underground lake in Switzerland. Bucket list.
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It’s been another big few weeks in the world of stand up paddling, with superstar injuries, surprising upsets and a big international season led by The Paddle League set to begin shortly.
Catch up on the major headlines with the Rogue Recap, and get set for a big year on and off the water. And as always, big thanks to Rogue SUP for the support.
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I had a chat with my fellow Paddle League co-founder Kelly Margetts yesterday to share why we’re so excited about season 2018…
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James Casey isn’t just one of the world’s best ocean paddlers, the reigning OluKai champ and downwind master is also pretty handy on a foil board.
“Jimmy” doesn’t mind traveling either, so this year he’s teamed up with Sunova to create an epic series of videos in some of the most iconic locations. Last month he was foil surfing Waikiki, this month the Sunova rider is flying past the Sydney Opera House and under Australia’s best-known bridge. Where to next? 🤔
If you’re wondering what that board is: it’s this one.
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We had a quick chat with NSP/Quickblade team rider Titouan Puyo after his big win at the SUPs Down Under ‘Double Downwinder’ on the Gold Coast today, where Titou led an onslaught by the tiny but powerful Pacific island nation of New Caledonia.
New Caledonia, whose population is barely more than 1% that of Australia’s, took four of the top five spots to completely own the home team, with only runner-up Lincoln Dews getting in the mix.
I asked Titou why New Cal produces so many good paddlers, plus what his plans are for season 2018 and which race he REALLY wants to win…
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How do you design a winning race board? Who’s going to win Molokai this year? And which one is better: Australian or French wine? 🤔
These are the big questions we asked Alain Teurquetil, the head designer of NSP and the man behind Titouan’s winning Carolina board and Travis’ magic Molokai design, for this week’s episode of the PADDLE VLOG.
For a closer look at the boards featured in this week’s episode, head over to the official site and check out the all-round NSP Puma and the downwind-friendly Sonic.
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Let’s count how many strokes DEEP team rider Lincoln Dews takes in the first minute of the 12 Towers Ocean Race using his trusty QB Trifecta.
Lincoln took off like a rocket on Saturday, and although he couldn’t match Boothy and Titou all the way to the line, his strong third place showing in this pre-season event showed that he’ll be a strong contender for The Paddle League World Title this year. Follow The Paddle League on Facebook and Insty for more…
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This year’s 12 Towers Ocean Race on the Gold Coast, part of The Paddle League pre-season series, was a tough one. It was hot. It was humid. It was downright brutal out there on the water, but it was also a hell of a lotta fun.
With a stacked field of top names and a massive gathering of amateur participants, the 7th Annual edition of this classic race will go down in the history books for sure. You can watch a full replay of our Facebook Live stream if you’ve got an hour and a half to kill, but if not, here’s a 60 second, rapid-fire recap of the day.
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Replay of our 12 Towers live stream direct from the very hot and very humid Gold Coast today. Thanks for everyone that tuned in, and apologies for the bumpy ride in the first part of the stream! The footage above kicks in around the 20 minute mark of the race, after which we had a relatively smooth ride all the way to the finish.
Follow The Paddle League on Facebook and Instagram for more coverage, and thanks to everyone that helped make it a great a day on and off the water!
I just got back from a week in Thailand with the Sunova crew. It was fun. These guys don’t just know how to make great performing (and great looking) boards, they also know how to embrace the very lifestyle they’re promoting.
The company is in the midst of moving their manufacturing from the bustling industrial streets outside Bangkok 12 hours south to the cruisey Andaman Coast, where the sand is white, the water is blue and the beaches are actually beaches. → READ MORE