10 days on the road, 2 world sup racing events, 7 new t-shirts and 3 plastic planes combined into one video.…Peter Kosinski
Competing in SUP races is the end goal for any top racer but it’s a small part of the challenge. Sometimes getting to the race can be more of an adventure especially if you are having fun along the way. SUPboarder team rider Peter Kosinski has recently come back from his European road trip. SUPboarder spoke to the Irish racer recently about what he got up to.
After competing in the U.K for a couple of events I had planned a bit of a european adventure with two big races back to back. I joined team Jersey with Aaron Rowe, Tim Rowe and Chris Bates and we had an epic adventure through the Basque country and ending up in the Island of Oleron. Plus we joined a whole bunch of the guys for a surf in Ti,2 house in Contis Plage.
SB/Who did you travel with?
I traveled with Aaron Rowe, Tim Rowe and Chris Bates. Plus we joined a whole bunch of the guys for a surf in Ti,2 house in Contis Plage.
SB/Which events did you go to?
The first two stops of the Waterman Leagues European Cup. I first flew in to Bilbao for the Bilbao World Sup Challenge. It is a amazing event with good organisation, friendly people and beautiful modern architecture to look at when paddling. After finishing up in Bilbao we drove up to the island of Oleron for the second stop plus checking into some surf along the way.
SB/How did you get on? Any results?
Honestly I had a disappointing performance I still had a really good time but knew I could push harder. Paddling at that level is more of a learning experience for me at the moment as you are going against full time athletes who do it everyday. I still managed a 18th place in Bilbao and 13th in Oleron. The highlight of my performance was a 10th place in Oleron sprints after Falling off to the first buoy.
Words Peter Kosinski