News and Stories from Around the World from Starboard SUP

M2O: Recaps by the Dream Team riders.

August 04, 2017

Last weekend, the legendary race Molokai 2 Oahu took place for the 21st time with the grueling 32 mile crossing of the Ka’iwi Channel between the two hawaiian Islands. M2O as it’s abbreviated is considered one of the most difficult races in the world. Penelope Strickland took an amazing victory this year in the women’s […]


Sean Poynter’s Pro SUP Surfing tips – Part 2

August 01, 2017

SUP SURFING TIPS WITH PRO COACH SEAN POYNTER: COMMON MISCONCEPTION OF STANCE Continued from Part 1 of this series, SUP Surfing Tips: Reading Conditions. Recently I’ve noticed a common error among people paddle surfing in the lineup: their stance. Stance in the lineup is one of the main points we teach at our SUP ‘n’ Surf Retreats. […]


Connor Wins the 8th Annual Maui-2-Molokai Event

July 17, 2017

Making it 8 Straight. And the Longest Winning Streak in SUP. Recap by Connor Baxter. This years 8th Annual Maui-2-Molokai was another Epic Battle and Channel Crossing.  Coming straight from Europe after two months of flat water racing I was jumping up-and-down like a kid ready to race downwind. I got back to Maui on Wednesday night – […]


Yukon River Quest recap by winner Bart de Zwart

July 13, 2017

Read here the incredible recap by Bart himself about this ultra endurance race in the Canadian wilderness. Bart de Zwart completed this epic race in Record Time of 52 Hours beating his last year’s own record when he won the inaugural sup participation in this race: Not long ago Chris Parker (from Supracer) asked me: “Why […]


Connor and Fiona, overall winners of the SUP World Cup in Germany

July 04, 2017

At the same time and location as the Eurotour Long distance race in Schaerbeutz, Germany, the Mercedes Benz SUP World Cup added a technical beach race and another long distance race. Incredible performance by Dream Team rider Olivia Piana showing extraordinary form this summer in Europe and winning both long distance races during the same […]


Michael Booth and Olivia Piana take Eurotour #8 in Germany

July 03, 2017

Without much surprise, as the favorite to win this race, Michael Booth won his third consecutive win and fourth of the summer on the Eurotour in Scharbeutz this weekend on the 8 kms long distance race held Sunday morning in parallel with the Mercedes Sup World Cup running during the same weekend. In second position […]


EuroTour #7: Michael Booth and Olivia Piana on a roll

June 19, 2017

In one of the most versatile races of the year, Michael Booth and Olivia Piana took again the win at stop #7 on the EuroTour in the beautiful town of San Sebastian in Spain. This race had everything: waves, flat water, open ocean and downwind conditions. These conditions really tried the international field present. At […]


Dream Team takes top honors at Eurosup Peniche

June 14, 2017

Last year he finished second in the Eurosup held in his own country at Lacanau behind fellow frenchman Antoine Delpero, but after having dominated the French World Champion in semi finals the young briton became the new SUP Surf European Champion in Portugal. “Could not be more happy from my performance this week, finishing with […]


EuroTour #6 Clean sweep by the Dream Team in Bilbao this weekend.

June 14, 2017

Starboard Dream Team has a great day’s racing at the The Euro Tour for the Bilbao WORLD SUP Challenge taking the 4 first places in men and the first 2 in women. Michael Booth led the pack to victory with an excellent performance by Italian Leo Nika taking second place in front of Connor Baxter […]


Green Surf Festival – When SUP and the Environment Come Together

June 12, 2017

From 14-16 July 2017, the city of Noli, Italy, will host the Green Surf Festival. Three days dedicated to SUP, surf & sustainability with the aim of reconnecting people back to nature, and giving all festival goers the inspiration, motivation, and most importantly, the tools to preserve & protect their environment. In 2016, the small […]


Thonon-Les-Bains, Eurotour #5, Booth 1, Connor 3 and Sonni-Olivia take 1-2 for Starboard

June 06, 2017

Eurotour Week 5. The podium saw the starboard Dream Team smash it again with 7 top 5 spots between men and women at the beautiful 18 km crossing between Switzerland and France. Michael Booth got back in winning form dominating the race and breaking apart early for this race followed by Titouan Puyo in a […]


Dream Team continues it’s sweep of the Eurotour at stop #4 in Hossegor

May 30, 2017

Connor Baxter and Sonni Honscheid, both defending champions of the Eurotour title seem well decided to maintain them this year after winning the overall title two weeks in a row. In Hossegor this weekend, it seemed almost like a repeat of last week’s race in Ste Maxime with a few variations and a lot more […]