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Iballa dominates the Onexe Fuerteventura SUP Challenge

A big SUP weekend in Fuerteventura with the last contest of the FESurfing Wave SUP Cup. This event in it’s fifth edition, brought the best national surfers of this discipline to the Spanish Island. A weekend filled with competitive SUP and several epic heats on the road to victory in each category. During two days,…

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Booth wins The Mynavi Japan Cup: Recap

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 lead the red nose army in PPG

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 this…

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Fantastic First Day at #PPG2017 For The Dream Team

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 (women) with the top 10…

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M2O: Recaps by the Dream Team riders.

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…

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Sean Poynter’s Pro SUP Surfing tips – Part 2

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.…

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

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 –…

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Shakira Westdorp wins the SUP Surf Rottnest Classic in Oz

The Starboard Dream Team rider and reigning ISA SUP Surf world champion won for the third consecutive time the SUP Surf Rottnest classic. In epic and flawless conditions of 4-5 feet, Shak dominated the final with a combined score of her two best waves totaling 17.93 out of 20. Without a doubt proving once again…

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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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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…

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