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Monthly Round-up of SUP / May 2024

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 May 2024.

Stand-up Paddleboarding in the Lake District - New Jo Moseley Book

Published on the 2nd May, 2024, Stand-up Paddleboarding in the Lake District by Jo Moseley is the essential guide for anyone interested in discovering and enjoying this popular sport at its leading UK location – the stunning Lake District National Park.

Jo Moseley, passionate paddleboarder and adventurer advocate, writes with a friendly voice about her SUP experiences – you’ll really feel like you’re out on the water with her. Take to the gentle shores of Grasmere stopping for a picnic along the way, appreciate the majestic scenery on a paddle across Derwent Water, enjoy sunset from your board at Buttermere, or traverse the remote and rugged Wast Water – it’s up to you how adventurous you want to be. You will be sure to see an entirely different side of the Lakes out on the water on your paddleboard.

There is detailed, practical information provided for each lake: you’ll discover the best launch spots, where to paddle to once you’re out on the water, how to get to the lake, where to stop for a well-earned coffee and cake afterwards, and where to stay for your own SUP adventure. The book is illustrated with stunning photography and handy maps are provided of the lakes so you can visualise the landscape. Jo also takes you through essential safely advice, how to choose your paddle and board, what to carry with you, and some top tips for if you want to SUP with a pup. Also, Jo discusses how to enjoy this sport in as low impact a way as possible, with everything from sustainable travel choices to biosecurity.

2024 Barcelona SUP World Fest - Euro Tour SUP

The biggest event on the Euro Tour SUP calendar took place last weekend. The Barcelona SUP World Fest had spectacular action, with yet again challenging conditions that made everyone earn their finish.

For the women’s race Esperanza Barreras’ return saw her right back in the title hunt although she went back and forth with second; put down some distance for the win. Mariecarmen Rivera finished runner up after being right there all race. The only one to keep close to the leaders was Alba Frey in third showing the great shape she’s in at the moment. In 4th was Anais Guyomarch who relished in the shaky conditions. The fight for Top5 was very close with Iona Rivet claiming the 5th spot.

For the Men’s race, Shura Araki (Shrimpy) has now broken the record for the most dominant performances by a male in Euro Tour SUP history, with yet his most assertive win to date. Building on his epic result from last week, Aaron Sanchez repeated 2nd position this time among the world’s best. Redeeming himself this week was Michael Booth in third. In 4th was Mr.Consistency himself Rai Taguchi. After a fantastic race near the front Clement Colmas closed out the Top5.

The kids race in the afternoon was the best part of the venue, with some tight racing and lots of smiles.

We really want to thank Carlos, Meritxell, the entire crew of volunteers & all the staff at Club Pativela Barcelona for running a spectacular event and accommodating everyone at the biggest event of the year. For sure an event that all the riders are looking forward to be a staple in the calendar.

Stay tuned for Eeurotour2024 event 5 in a few weeks: Nordhausen SUP Race 22nd June

Project Ocean Therapy SUP21km Autism Acceptance - Singapore

Singapore’s ocean paddling community rallies together at Sentosa to raise awareness for autism acceptance at Project Ocean Therapy SUP21km Fundraiser Event in April.

In conjunction with World Autism Month in April, Grace Mission SG Limited hosted its third edition of the annual fundraiser event — Project Ocean Therapy (“POT”) SUP21km Autism Acceptance — on 27 April 2024 morning. Held at Siloso Beach in Sentosa, the annual affair rallied together ocean paddlers, persons with autism, their families and friends through paddling activities at the beach. The event aimed to foster inclusion through ocean sports, primarily through one of the world’s fastest-growing sports, Stand Up Paddleboard (“SUP”).

With the support of two National Sports Associations, Singapore Canoe Federation and Surfing Association Singapore, this year’s event saw a more diversified range of avid ocean paddlers uniting to combat the signature 21km paddle challenge. 50 participants belonging to various paddle disciplines, including SUP, prone paddleboard, outrigger canoe and surf ski, gathered before the break of dawn all in the spirit of raising awareness for the cause. In addition, beneficiaries from POT’s regular outreach programme, including youths with autism and their guardians, paddled the final five kilometres of the journey with the experienced paddlers as one united community. Closer to shore, beginner SUP and outrigger canoe tryout activities ran concurrently for first-timers to try.

All activities were made free for the community thanks to the ongoing fundraiser campaign for POT, as well as the support of resources and volunteers from water sports communities including SUP Ventures, Singapore Paddle Club, Ola Beach Club, AustCham Paddle Club and Constant Wind Sea Sport Centre.

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