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Monthly Round-up of SUP / January 2021

Welcome to our collection of the biggest news and stories that have taken place in the SUP world from the previous month. Let's kick it off with January's coverage.

January 2021 saw us bring in a new year, but still with some cloudiness around COVID-19 and the future. Here we have compiled news, travel, articles, stories, readers photos and more from the month that has been.


 

Jordan Wylie and The Great British Paddle - 22 episodes to stream

Sadly COVID-19 brought an end to the world record attempt by Jordan, to circumnavigate the UK on a SUP.
However, the video logs he and his team have produced are nothing short of amazing. There’s a collection of 22 episodes to watch on YouTube so start binge watching some epic SUP crossings and adventures.

The whole SUP community is proud of you Jordan.


 

The Return of SUP Competitions - List of 2021 Major Events

Most major SUP events have released the 2021 schedule for both race and surfing competitions. Will we see the full return of SUP competition this year? We certainly hope so!
For event dates, details and entries, follow the links;

Head Of The Dart (VIRTUAL RACE), April

Air France Paddle Festival, April

Lignano SUP Marathon, May

Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge / Hood River, August

Chattajack 31, October

Carolina Cup, November

EuroTour SUP Events, May – September

APP World Tour Events, May – December

Wing Foiling World Tour, April – November


 

David Haze & Paddling 4 Change - 4 Lakes in 4 Days

David Haze (aka the Nomadic Paddler) will be paddling the UK’s four largest lakes in four days to raise funds and awareness for ‘Alliance of Sport‘, whose mission is to build a better and safer society through the use of sport in the Criminal Justice System and by actively helping their network in their efforts to reduce violence, crime and reoffending.

2020 was the start of my new life, a new prosperous chapter in the story book of my life.

So much has changed, long gone are lost opportunities, the broken relationships and for the first time in my life I am truly happy, content and settled. I for once now fully honestly understand who I am, my belonging and I am relishing in this journey that I am embarking on.

With this said I am now trying to live through adventure, I want push my boundaries and test limits, but I want to take my love of the sport that I adore and admire to a new level, which is why I will be attempting to Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) the 4 longest lakes in the UK in 4 days in attempt to set 4 world records.

The four lakes are:
• Loch Awe – Scotland
• Lake Windermere – England
• Lough Neagh – Northern Ireland
• Llyn Tegid – Wales

David is also using GeoSUP to track his progress. Good Luck David!

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