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Kerama Blue Cup – Race Report by Daniel Hasulyo

Kerama Blue Cup at Zamami Island, Japan, has been by far one of the most professionally run and broadcasted events I have ever entered. There was the national Sport television doing a full live show, with complete 6 person camera crew, 2 drones flying around, and 2 famous MCs (comedians) to make it exciting for everyone!…

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Sonni wins 24k Air France Paddle Festival in Tahiti.

Last weekend saw the victory of German Sonni Honscheid, the latest addition to Starboard’s racing Dream Team in the fourth edition of the Air France Paddle Festival in Papeete, Tahiti. Sonni’s power and technique let her finish well ahead of the other female competitors but also several of the men taking part in the competition.…

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Zane Schweitzer is the Ultimate Waterman again in 2017

For the second year in a row, Maui’s Zane Schweitzer has been crowned The Ultimate Waterman, prevailing in a test of skill, strength and spirit that has seen eight athletes tackle eight disciplines in nine days, throughout the Southland region of New Zealand. Needing to finish no worse than fourth in the final discipline, Schweitzer…

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NZ SUP Nationals 2017 coming up in March

Aotearoa New Zealand. Land of the Long White Cloud, world champions and the infamous Kiwi ingenuity. Where Starboards rule the beaches and the Ace is Queen. If you need to see it to believe it, and you’re up for a challenge before the Northern Hemisphere season kicks off, come and join the Kiwis 11-12 March…

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Ganges SUP a success: knowing the Ganga

What? GangesSUP is a record breaking, world’s first descent of the entire length of the river Ganges by stand up paddleboard. An expedition for purpose, the vision and mission of this journey is to empower awareness and advocacy for cleaner water, via adventure.  On 3rd October 2016, the expedition kicked off on foot in Gaumukh,…

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Starboard takes over The Wave at BOOT Düsseldorf! 

There’s no question that mega-yachts are the reason BOOT Düsseldorf, the biggest boat show in the world, exists. But this year, something else stole the show: The Wave, and Starboard riders were all over it. Although for several years BOOT has showcased recreational equipment such as Standup Paddle, windsurf, diving, kitesurf and wakeboard, this is…

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Starboard dominates Pauanui race in New Zealand

The City Surf Series, a weekly Auckland race, took the show on the road this weekend down to Pauanui in the Coromandel with a perfect 1m swell, offshore winds and 120 competitors… What a show it was. The SUPs paddled either a 3km or 4km technical surf race whilst surf skis headed out 10km around…

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ISA collaborates to make the 2016 Fiji World Championship Deep Blue

In late 2016 we headed to Fiji for the International Surfing Association (ISA) 2016 World StandUp Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard Championship, a designated Deep Blue Event™. With the backing of our ECOBOARD partners Starboard SUP and support from Port Denarau Marina, Tavarua Island Resort and a host of other local players, the ISA was able to successfully…

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A big welcome Sonni Hönscheid to the Tiki Family.

“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…

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Fiona Wylde is SUP Race World Champion 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…

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Connor Baxter and Michael Booth take top honours at PPG 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…

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Connor, Zane and Matt shine at SUP Awards 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…

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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…

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