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Monthly Round-up of SUP / March 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 recap what happened in March.

Waterbourne Beach Festival - New Zealand's biggest beach festival including SUP National Championships

The Waterbourne Beach Festival houses the National Championships for New Zealand’s SUP racers. Taking top honours in the women’s sprint was Jo Aleh, whilst Ollie Houghton took home the gold in the men’s sprint event.

You can head over to the Facebook Page for more videos and photos from the weekend.

Casper Steinfath Is Back - Casper steps away from surf school to focus on competing and other aspects

Casper made the difficult decision to step away from the surf school he helped launch. A smart move from Casper seeing as though he hosts events such as the Red Bull Midsummer Vikings and the 24 hour SUP Challenge, is the vice president to the ISA, a top performing athlete + much more.

Casper will still make cameo appearances for coaching, but we can’t wait to see him when events start back up this year!

Fanatic Ray Eco - The Word's most sustainable SUP

The goal: To produce a fast, light and stable Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) that has the lowest possible impact on nature. Michael Walther and Janneck Grocholl with support from Fanatic have produced a SUP from 95% renewable resources.

In partnership with Zero Emissions Project (Michael Walther) and BoardLab (Jannek Grocholl), with support from Fanatic, they have succeeded in creating the Ray Eco, the world’s most sustainable production SUP.

Paddle Ninja Games - A SUP Obstacle Course - Yes, it's as fun as it sounds

Although still part of the Waterbourne Beach Festival, the Tip Top Paddle Ninja Games deserves its own shout out. This hard hitting obstacle course is completed on a SUP and the stakes couldn’t be higher – the winner goes home with 3 months of free ice cream!

This looks like fun! Anyone up for entering next year?

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