News and Stories from Around the World from Starboard SUP

Booth wins The Mynavi Japan Cup: Recap

October 18, 2017

The Mynavi Japan Cup was held over the weekend in Chigaski just south of Tokyo. I went into the race wanting to succeed in both the 18km distance and survivor sprint races. After taking an overnight flight on Wednesday from Perth I arrived at Narita airport and was driven south by the Starboard Japan crew. […]

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Baxter & Booth Deafeat Danny Ching in PPG Distance Race

October 02, 2017

Doheny State Beach, Southern California – Sunday 1st August   There were all round impressive performances from Dream Team in the 9 Mile (14.4km) Distance Race a the 2017 Pacific Paddle Games, however it was the performances of Connor Baxter (2016 PPG Defending Overall Champion) and Michael Booth (2016 PPG Defending Distance Race Winner) in […]

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Fantastic First Day at #PPG2017 For The Dream Team

October 01, 2017

Doheny State Beach, Southern California –  Saturday 30th October   As the fog lifted on Day One of the Pacific Paddle Games 2017 and the sun came out for a beautiful day of fun out of stand up paddle racing. The Starboard Dream Team had stellar performances in the quarter finals (men) and semi finals […]

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Glen Eldridge Wins Big Ben Race

September 25, 2017

London, England – Good weather, a great crowd of racers with over 60 people taking part looking to SUP in an interesting part of the Thames.     Fastest paddle overall in the Big Ben Race yesterday was Glenn Eldridge with a winning time of 1 Hr 51. Times were faster this year as the tide […]

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Connor Baxter wins Battle of the Bay, Dream Team fills podium

September 25, 2017

Next weekend, the best of the best stand up paddle racers will once again descend upon Doheny State Beach in Southern California for Pacific Paddle Games, the “Superbowl of SUP”. But before next weekend’s showdown in the waves, team Starboard offered a showcase of skill in another iconic California location, far north of Doho – […]

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Big Ben Challenge and Putney Foreshore Festival

September 22, 2017

LONDON, England – The Big Ben Challenge , supported by Tideway, is allowing for a rare chance to stand up paddle the River Thames in Central London. On Sat 23rd Sept Active360 www.active360.co.uk the London based Stand up Paddleboarding (SUP) school is organising a 20km race from Putney to Big Ben and back. This race […]

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Interview with Benoit Carpentier, Bronze medal SUP Surf ISA Worlds 2017

September 20, 2017

In very difficult and cold wave conditions on offer at the 2017 ISA World SUP Championships, the world’s best SUP surfers took it out on the water to define the new ISA SUP Surf world champions.  Benoit Carpentier made his way to the finals to nab a Bronze medal behind newcomer Winner Luis Diniz from […]

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Daniel Hasulyo wins the 11 city tour in front of brother Bruno.

September 17, 2017

Daniel Hasulyo won the SUP 11 city tour 2017 with 220 kms in 4 days through Friesland in front of his defending champion brother Bruno Hasulyo finishing second who won a few weeks ago the ISA Long Distance World Title in Denmark. In third position came Martino Rogai from Italy who just left team Infinity […]

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Bart finishes third at the 11-cities Non-stop

September 14, 2017

Bart de Zwart, holder of the 24 hour paddling Guiness World Record just finished the 11 city tour Non Stop edition which is the 5day-11 cities 220+ kms long through Dutch canals but in one go without stopping that he pioneered some years back. This year Bart decided to do the Non-Stop edition then straight […]

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Interview with Bruno Hasulyo, ISA Distance World Champion 2017

September 14, 2017

In the men’s race Long Distance Race at the 2017 ISA World Championships was an incredible moment with the victory of Bruno Hasulyo from Hungary taking the Gold Medal and the World title followed closely by Connor Baxter in 2nd place. In third was Titouan Puyo from France and in fourth was the second Hasulyo […]

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Interview with ISA 2x SUP Surf World Champion Shakira Westdorp

September 14, 2017

After Shakira’s incredible victory last year in pumping surf in Fiji, it was very difficult and different conditions that she faced this year in Cold Hawaii. But she powered through and demonstrated the incredible range of her SUP Surfing to claim her second ISA World title and the second Gold medal for the Tiki Team […]

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Local Fiona Wylde dominated the Gorge Double Downwinder.

August 28, 2017

Hood River native Fiona Wylde won a major victory last weekend on her home turf at one of the world’s most competitive races. Fiona put her local knowledge to work and glided to a first-place finish in Hood River at the Gorge Paddle Challenge.  The race was stacked with talent and most of the big names of the […]

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