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Austria to Host Dragon World Championships 2018

Red Paddle Co has announced the location of the 2018 Dragon World Championships. The world’s only dedicated, global TEAM SUP competition is set to be unleashed on the shores of Lake Fuschl, Austria on the 31st August to September 2nd 2018.

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New League Aims to Crown ‘True’ World SUP Champions

In theory, the athletes who attend and do the best at the biggest events in paddle boarding throughout the year should be crowned world champions. Surprisingly enough, this hasn’t exactly happened quite yet in our sport. New for 2018, an organization dubbed “The Paddle League” has been announced and it will aim to do just that by “crowning a true international champion” all while pushing to elevate and grow the sport.

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Paddling Community Kicks Off 2018 Season at Hanohano

The 23rd annual Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge kicked off early Saturday morning, as San Diego locals and out of towners alike swarmed into Bonita Cove. The event is one of the Longest Running Paddlesport Races in California offering access to all paddle crafts including OC-1 & 2, Surfski, Traditional Paddleboard, Standup Paddleboard and Kayak. All were in high spirits as more people arrived, filling the beach with tents, boards, and good vibes.

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2018 APP Tour Brings SUP to the World's Major Cities

The APP (Association of Paddling Professionals) is proud to announce its confirmed racing schedule for the 2018 season on the APP World Tour. With a clear focus on major markets in 2018, the APP World Tour will feature stops in London, Paris, New York and San Francisco.

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Iron Mana Takes Huahine By Storm

The Iron Mana is one of the nicest, hardest, most beautiful, grueling but also unique events I know. It is not one of my long endurance races but nonetheless, challenging in many other ways. Some call it a boot camp, some call it their daily routine.

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Records Smashed at 2017 King of the Cut

Race records have been smashed at the sixth Stand Up Surf Shop King of the Cut with the fastest eight male competitors all beating the previous fastest time for the 24km downwind race in Mandurah, Western Australia over the weekend.

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Steinfath Wins Red Bull Heavy Water in 10-15ft Surf

The World’s best male stand up paddle boarders all gathered on October 20, 2017 for one of the biggest races of the year: the Red Bull Heavy Water. In it’s second annual event the Red Bull Heavy Water provided paddlers the opportunity to win the biggest payout in the history of SUP: $20,000 to the first place finisher.

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Problems Facing the SUP Racing Scene

Recently there has been a lot of talk about how the race scene is dwindling. The sport grew way too fast, way too quick. No sport can sustain this kind of growth for very long. But, the sport isn’t necessarily dwindling. It just isn’t growing as fast as it did in the previous years. So, what are the obstacles of getting to and competing in a big race like the Pacific Paddle Games (PPG), Carolina Cup or the George Paddle Challenge?

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5 Things To Know About the 2017 Pacific Paddle Games

The highly anticipated Pacific Paddle Games is back for it’s 3rd annual event and the weekend is shaping up to be quite a doozy. With all of the top athletes from around the globe expected to be in attendance the competition is going to be action packed. Here are 5 things to know about the 2017 Pacific Paddle Games:

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Australia Continues Dominance to Win Historic Fifth ISA Gold Medal

Coming into the Final day of competition in Vorupør, located on Denmark's northwest coast, Australia held the overall lead in the team points ranking. Their fate was in their hands, as a win in the Team Relay Race would cement their Gold Medal position at the top of the podium.

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