News and Stories from Around the World from Starboard SUP

A big welcome Sonni Hönscheid to the Tiki Family.

January 18, 2017

“We are stoked to see Sonni Hönscheid joining our Starboard team. The mix of her exciting artistic work and amazing paddling makes her a very valuable partner looking into the future of paddle boarding. There are a lot of ladies getting into the water and we at Starboard can’t wait to fully focus on developing […]


Ganges SUP Team Looks to Paddle the Entire Length of Ganges River

December 14, 2016

Roughly two months ago the Ganges SUP team led by Shilpika Gautam, Pascal Dubois and Spike Reid set out on a journey of a lifetime to bring about awareness to the ever growing issue of water pollution on the Ganges River in India. The team will paddle on Starboard Touring boards during their flat water […]


Starboard Wins Gold at ISA World Championship in Fiji (Recap by Zane Schweitzer)

November 23, 2016

Starboard Dream Team Riders made an impressive showing at the ISA World Championship in Fiji by winning 4 Gold Medals and 3 Silver Medals. First up was Penelope (Pea) Strickland from New Zealand in the Women’s Technical Race at Cloudbreak.  Pea was an alternate who stepped in when Annabel Anderson took a leave of absence […]


Olivia and Amandine dominate 12’6 French Nationals in pumping Hossegor

November 02, 2016

Last weekend saw epic racing in Hossegor, France for the 12’6 SUP nationals to not be confused with the 14’ nationals that took place 2 weeks ago. Starboard women dominated both the beach race and long distance with Dream Team rider Olivia Piana taking first place in front of fellow team rider Amandine Chazot in […]


New record for Bart at Great Glen Paddle Challenge in Scotland

October 20, 2016

Bart de Zwart follows his ultra endurance SUP Race World Tour often setting records in most races he participates in. The latest is no different with a new race record in Scotland of 10 hrs 50 mins and 12 seconds at the Great Glen Paddle Challenge throughs lochs and canals in Scotland. Bart has already […]


Fiona Wylde is SUP Race World Champion 2016

October 19, 2016

The 19 year old Gorge River Dream Team rider Fiona Wylde won this weekend during the Stand Up World Series her first world title in SUP Race after winning the long distance and technical races during the last event of the year for the women, the Maui World Series Final. Fiona was diagnosed two years […]


Connor Baxter and Michael Booth take top honours at PPG 2016.

October 03, 2016

Connor Baxter won back to back overall victory at this years Pacific Paddle Games while Michael Booth took second place overall compared to his 11th place result from last year. Michael Booth won the long distance race on Saturday easily and finished 9th in the technical distance giving him that 2nd place on the overall […]


Connor, Zane and Matt shine at SUP Awards 2016.

October 03, 2016

Just before the Pacific Paddle Games 2016, SUP the mag also organises their annual SUP awards where everyone in the industry converges to celebrate the best exponents of Stand Up Paddle. This year, Connor Baxter was awarded Best Male Paddler 2016 with fellow Dream Team rider Zane Schweitzer taking second position and Kai Lenny closing […]


Bart de Zwart Wins Muskoka River Race.

September 20, 2016

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.

September 14, 2016

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

September 13, 2016

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.

September 12, 2016

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 […]