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 April.
James Casey Completes World Foil Record - 200km / 12 hrs
James Casey set a foiling world record! The goal was to foil over 200km in less than 123 hours. The official time was set at 11 hours 17 minutes with a total distance covered of 213km.
Well done Jimmy and we can’t wait to see what is next!
SUPboarder Supports Gavin Symonds - 11 Cities SUP Race
SUPboarder makes the move to support long time reader, Gavin Symonds, in paddling the SUP 11 City Tour in 2022, along with numerous UK SUP race events.
Gavin Symonds has been involved with SUPboarder Head To Head testing over the past years with the Inflatable Touring Test & Paddle Test. During this time, we’ve gotten to know Gavin and his SUP goals for 2022. Gavin won the Great Glen SUP Challenge in 2021 for the inflatable SUP division and this year has plans to conquer the SUP 11 City Tour, a 5-day 220km race through the waterways of the Netherlands. In order to achieve this goal, SUPboarder will be supporting Gavin with the best gear and access to training and coaching.
Gavin will be travelling across the UK competing in home events throughout the lead up to the SUP 11 City Tour and Gavin will be paddling for SUPboarder at each race.
Casper Steinfath - The Great Danish Paddle
Casper Steinfath is more than halfway through his SUP circumnavigation of Denmark. Passing the capital of Copenhagen a couple of days ago marked a huge milestone and the Danish people are very proud and supporting Casper’s every paddle.
Still High on the Copenhagen buzz!
Today was a long day in the sun punching 40km from downtown Copenhagen to Ishøj Surf Club. It felt great to get a long day on the water with super awesome company!!
Conditions were amazing in the morning with flat water and calm wind. After a quick pitstop at Kajakhotellet the wind picked up and made it a good challenge with head and side wind the last 20km. I have a very tired body right now, but stoked to be well over the 700km mark!
India SUP Championships - Palkbay National Stand-Up Paddling Championships 2022
The Palkbay National Stand-Up Paddling Championships 2022 came to an end on Friday at the Pirappanavalsai beach.
The two-day event saw intense competitions in various categories for men, women and groms.
Monicka Pugazharasu was crowned champion of the long distance women race, whilst Sekar Patchai won the mens long distance and sprint races. Gayatri Juvekar took top honours in the sprint race for the women.
It’s great to see India pushing SUP and getting all involved.