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Ultra Long Distance paddling has been one of the fastest-growing trends in SUP Race over the past few years! From ULD racing to river expeditions and ocean crossings, nowadays thousands of experienced stand up paddlers enjoy huge endurance tests on a stand up paddle board around the globe!

Rylee Walker’s Impressive Journey: Safety First in the 2024 Crossing for Cystic Fibrosis

28 Jun 2024

Rylee Walker’s Impressive Journey: Safety First in the 2024 Crossing for Cystic Fibrosis

Rylee Walker set out to make history at the 2024 Crossing for Cystic Fibrosis, an 80-mile overnight paddleboarding challenge held from June 19-23 in the beautiful waters of Bimini, The Bahamas. Organized by the Piper’s Angels Foundation and led by Travis Suit, this event unites athletes and advocates to raise awareness and funds for cystic […]

Tarn Water Race 2024 : débrief avec la gagnante Emmanuelle Marcon et résultats complets

15 Jun 2024

Tarn Water Race 2024 : débrief avec la gagnante Emmanuelle Marcon et résultats complets

La semaine dernière, le dimanche 9 juin, avait lieu la Tarn Water Race, la mythique descente du Tarn Ă  la rame dans des paysages Ă  couper le souffle. Pour cette Ă©dition 2024, les lois de la mĂ©tĂ©o ont une nouvelle fois Ă©tĂ© dures avec les organisateurs, qui ont du faire preuve d’une grande capacitĂ© d’adaptation […]

The Yster SUP Basalty Relaunch: Riders react to the new high-performance, all water touring board

30 May 2024

The Yster SUP Basalty Relaunch: Riders react to the new high-performance, all water touring board

From ultra-endurance wins and top performance at some of the most iconic SUP events (Yukon River Quest, Yukon 1000, SUP-11 City Tour, Last Paddler Standing) to kicking off their new venture, SUP Driven Expeditions, as Co-Founders,  Yster SUP, the premium Swedish SUP brand based in Malmö,  has reached another milestone. TotalSUP caught up with Per […]

Endurance Enhanced: Jamie Harman’s Great Glen Aventure with Red Paddle Co

26 Apr 2024

Endurance Enhanced: Jamie Harman’s Great Glen Aventure with Red Paddle Co

Today, we delve into Jamie Harman‘s remarkable experience of the 2023 Great Glen Challenge, Scotland’s grueling 90K – two-day paddle race across some of the most notorious Scottish Lochs. From his roots in water sports to his role as UK Sales Manager at Red Paddle Co, Jamie’s passion for adventure shines through. Seeking to break […]

Paddle with Purpose: The 2024 Crossing for Cystic Fibrosis Challenge

16 Apr 2024

Paddle with Purpose: The 2024 Crossing for Cystic Fibrosis Challenge

Paddling for a cause: the Crossing for Cystic Fibrosis, an extraordinary paddleboarding marathon stretching from the idyllic shores of Bimini in The Bahamas to the coastlines of Florida. Scheduled for June 19-23, this event not only challenges athletes with its demanding distances but also unites participants in a cause that touches hearts deeply—supporting the cystic […]

Event Report: Belgian Ultra Long Distance SUP Championship

10 Apr 2024

Event Report: Belgian Ultra Long Distance SUP Championship

Wind and Victory Challenge: Recap of the Belgian Ultra Long Distance Stand Up Paddle Championships In the picturesque setting of Steneke, Belgium, the first stage of the 2024 Belgian SUP Tour unfolded this weekend: the formidable Belgian Ultra Long Distance (ULD) Championships, spanning an epic distance of 42 kilometers, equivalent to the length of an […]

Paddle Dordogne Fest 2024 : osez vous lancer ! Les conseils pour vous préparer avec Pascal Blanc

4 Apr 2024

Paddle Dordogne Fest 2024 : osez vous lancer ! Les conseils pour vous préparer avec Pascal Blanc

Il y a quelques semaines, nous vous avons prĂ©sentĂ© le Paddle Dordogne Fest avec ses nouveaux organisateurs : Jennifer Abbes, Pieter Paauw et Robin Papaix. Cette grande fĂŞte de la pagaie, qui inclut la Dordogne IntĂ©grale, aura lieu du 8 au 11 mai prochain. Et sur la ligne de dĂ©part, vous retrouverez Pascal Blanc, rider […]

Madeira Crossing: The Story Behind Tomas Lacerda’s Documentary

2 Apr 2024

Madeira Crossing: The Story Behind Tomas Lacerda’s Documentary

In a poignant 10-minute film documenting his 81 km crossing completed as a tribute to his late father, 2023 European Sprint champion Tomas Lacerda takes us with him on a deeply personal odyssey, both physically and emotionally. In “Paddling for Life”, Tomas grapples with the profound loss of his father, and channels his grief and […]

Peter Charlesworth’s World Record: 99 days of unsupported paddling for heart health

28 Mar 2024

Peter Charlesworth’s World Record: 99 days of unsupported paddling for heart health

“Say yes to more” resonates strongly as it not only applies to those seeking adventure or in pursuit of remarkable feats. It’s a simple yet powerful call to break the state of inertia that many, paradoxically, find themselves in today’s world fuelled by surplus of possibilities, constant connectivity and media overconsumption. The author behind these […]

Paddle Dordogne Fest 2024 : demandez le programme ! Rencontre avec les nouveaux organisateurs de la Dordogne Intégrale

16 Mar 2024

Paddle Dordogne Fest 2024 : demandez le programme ! Rencontre avec les nouveaux organisateurs de la Dordogne Intégrale

C’est LA grande fĂŞte de la rame Ă  ne pas rater ce printemps : le Paddle Dordogne Fest, nouvelle version de la Dordogne IntĂ©grale en mode 4 jours, 4 courses, dont la fameuse DI. Du 8 au 11 mai, jours presque tous fĂ©riĂ©s, vous avez donc rendez-vous sur les rives de la Dordogne, entre Argentat […]

Entre Défi et Partage : Jean Frédéric Tillie et le Paddle Raid

24 Jan 2024

Entre Défi et Partage : Jean Frédéric Tillie et le Paddle Raid

Aujourd’hui nous avons le plaisir de rencontrer Jean-FrĂ©dĂ©ric Tillie, l’une des figures emblĂ©matique du Paddle Raid, pour avoir participĂ© 4 fois Ă  cet Ă©vĂ©nement hors-normes qui voit chaque annĂ©e une ribambelle de courageux traverser en stand up paddle la mĂ©diterranĂ©e entre Calvi et Saint RaphaĂ«l sur 190 kilomètres. Que ce soit en mode raid (Paddle […]

Breaking Barriers: An Interview with Linda Blakely, the Inspirational 50-Year-Old Ocean Rower

15 Jan 2024

Breaking Barriers: An Interview with Linda Blakely, the Inspirational 50-Year-Old Ocean Rower

In an unexpected twist of fate, Hungarian SUP racer Dora Hegedus crossed paths with Northern Ireland’s Ironman triathlete and intrepid adventurer, Linda Blakely, during a holiday escape in Gran Canaria, Spain. Little did they know that this chance encounter would lead to an exclusive interview delving into Linda’s ambitious quest – a solo crossing across […]

Loire 725, 2024 edition: adventure awaits! All the info with Alain Morvan

12 Jan 2024

Loire 725, 2024 edition: adventure awaits! All the info with Alain Morvan

The Loire 725 is back! The 725km ultra-distance Loire adventure-competition is back for a second edition in 2024. The Loire 725 is a unique descent, a journey starting from the town of Roanne on June 16, all the way to the estuary at PaimbĹ“uf, in five days for the best. Open to kayaks, stand-up paddles, […]

From Trails to Waterways: Greg Wingo’s Ultra Race Chronicles

9 Jan 2024

From Trails to Waterways: Greg Wingo’s Ultra Race Chronicles

In the realm of ultra-long-distance stand-up paddleboarding, Greg Wingo stands as a pioneering force, orchestrating two remarkable events in the USA: the Great Alabama 650 and the Last Paddler Standing. In 2023, these races made waves as two stand-up paddlers conquered the formidable Great Alabama 650 for the first time, marking a historic achievement, while […]