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Events of the Month: May 2019

Attending a standup paddle boarding event is one of the best ways to enjoy the sport. It’s the perfect place to be introduced to the sport as a spectator, it’s a great place to learn and try new products, and it’s also a great way to connect with those who enjoy the sport just as much as you do. If you’re looking for an event to attend this month check out our list of SUP events in May below.

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Repeat Carolina Cup Victories for Hönscheid and Booth

With near-perfect weather and racing conditions, Germany's Sonni Hönscheid and Michael Booth of Australia successfully defended their championships in the punishing 21-kilometer Graveyard Race at Carolina Cup in Wrightsville Beach. Both plan to go for three in a row in 2020.

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CA River Quest Offers SUP Marathon on the Sacramento River

Inspired by Rivers for Change’s California 100, the Yukon River Quest and many other paddle events, an intrepid team of West Coast paddlers brings you the California River Quest (CRQ). The goal of the CRQ is to provide opportunities for people to play on rivers as they prepare for their Quest on the Sacramento River.

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Registration Open for Sea Paddle NYC 2019

Registration for SEA Paddle NYC 2019 is now open. The event, to be held Saturday, August 3, is a 25-mile competitive and charity paddle around Manhattan which is considered one of the premier SUP and prone paddle events in the world.

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New Champions Crowned at 6th Annual Air France Paddle Festival

This year for its 6th annual event, the Air France Paddle Festival saw new champions and cemented itself as one of the best race events of the year. Japan’s Yuka Sato and New Caledonia’s Titouan Puyo claimed victory, surviving brutally-hot conditions and outlasting spirited attacks from the local warriors in a memorable day of racing.

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Join the Crossing For A Cure On A Fantastic Journey

Ahoy paddlers! Are you ready to embark on a great adventure, for a good cause, with a wonderful crew? Crossing For A Cure would love to welcome you aboard. This year’s journey from Bimini to Florida, scheduled for June 15, is open to stand up or prone boards, surf skis, outrigger canoes and dories, with a potential of $100,000 in cash purses for the competitive categories. You can paddle as a solo or relay competitor, or as part of a recreational relay team.

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Catching Up With Michael Booth Ahead of 2019 Race Season

Rated one of the top two paddlers in the world in both the Paddle League and APP rankings, Australian Michael Booth returns to Wrightsville Beach to defend his Carolina Cup championship April 24-28. In the interview, Boothy discusses his incredible 2018 season; the upcoming Carolina Cup and 2019 season; his strategy and training; and, some thoughts about the sport of SUP.

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How SUP Yoga Makes You a Better Racer

A huge part of paddle boarding is all about balance. It takes many hours of practice in order to refine your skills. SUP racers take even more time in order to be able to both balance themselves in the water and be able to race with precision. One of the best ways to gain these skills is by practicing SUP yoga.

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