Starboard SUP News and Stories from Around the World



Bart de Zwart Wins Muskoka River Race.

Congratulations to Bart de Zwart who just completed the 11 City Tour in Holland, only to get on a plane and head to Canada for the Muskoka River Race, which he again paddled 220km for the win! Here is a recap in Bart’s own words: Muskoka River X 2016 Coureur des bois 220km, race 4 […]

Leonard Nika wins his fifth consecutive SUP Race National Champion title.

Italian Dream Team rider Leonard Nika, after an impressive summer with 5 victories on the EURO Tour, added a fifth consecutive SUP Race Italian Champion title to his crown last weekend in Marina di Pietrasanta. Congratulations Leonard who is already on his way to California for the next stop of the Stand Up World Series […]

Michael Booth dominates the Japan Cup in Chigasaki

While some paddlers were still racing the Dutch canals for the 11 City SUP, another important race was being held this last weekend. The Japan Cup in Chigasaki that offers 30.000 USD in prize money, the biggest prize purse in Asia, attracted several of the worlds best paddlers. Michael Booth, Australian Starboard Dream Team rider […]

Bruno Hasulyo wins the 220km 11 City SUP race in Holland. Brother Daniel finishes second.

With less than 20 seconds difference between them, it’s the younger of the Hasulyo brothers who wins the 2016 version of one of the most challenging races in the world and big brother Daniel taking the second place in front of defending champion Steve Teihotaata who manages to finish third behind the SUP Broz. This […]

Connor and Fiona win Gorge Paddle Challenge Double Downwinder.

Connor Baxter in men and Fiona Wylde in women have dominated this past weekend what is dubbed the biggest race of the year: The Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge’s Double Downwinder race in an incredible stacked field of the best racers worldwide. Also the Starboard men’s riders took 4 of the 5 first places in the […]

Third Annual Butterfly Effect in Lake Tahoe, California

The Butterfly Effect Hosts Third Annual Event in North Lake Tahoe, California. The international waterwoman movement from Hawaii will host a non-competitive 3k paddle, in addition there will be a world record SUP Yoga attempt to take place! The Butterfly Effect is continuing its 2016 BE World Tour with the third annual Butterfly Effect California […]

Connor’s recap of the 2016 JM Survivor Race

Last weekend, Connor Baxter finished third in the Quiksilver Survivor Race in California. Here is his recap of the event. The 2016 Quiksilver Survivor Race was a huge success – with very tough competition. It was a one day event and had the survivor format – which is the hardest race format for short sprints. […]

Leonard Nika wins The São Jorge 2 Pico Challenge 2016 in the Azores

Leonard Nika has won an event for the fifth weekend in a row. His latest win was the 30th of July in the Portuguese Azores during the São Jorge 2 Pico Challenge. Winning consecutively the last 4 EUROTOUR stops, makes him the winningest athlete of the European Tour. A difficult crossing from the Island of […]