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Ultra Long Distance

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!

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 kilomĂštres. 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 PaimbƓuf, 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 […]

Loire 725, Ă©dition 2024 : l’aventure vous attend ! Toutes les infos avec Alain Morvan

17 Dec 2023

Loire 725, Ă©dition 2024 : l’aventure vous attend ! Toutes les infos avec Alain Morvan

La Loire 725 est de retour ! La compĂ©tition-aventure ligĂ©rienne d’une ultra-distance de 725km repart pour une deuxiĂšme Ă©dition en 2024. La Loire 725, c’est une descente unique, un pĂ©riple au dĂ©part de la ville de Roanne le 16 juin, jusqu’à l’estuaire, Ă  PaimbƓuf, en cinq jours pour les meilleurs. Ouverte aux kayak, stand up […]

“The Last Paddler Standing changes everything we know about endurance racing”: Yster SUP Rider Craig Sawyer is set for the race

2 Dec 2023

“The Last Paddler Standing changes everything we know about endurance racing”: Yster SUP Rider Craig Sawyer is set for the race

Just hours before the start of  The Last Paddler Standing race (watch it live here) taking place at the Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Florida, TotalSUP caught up with Craig Sawyer, UK based Yster SUP Team Rider, endurance paddler and SUP Coach, to get into his mindset before this unique SUP endurance challenge. What’s appealing […]

Yster SUP Rider and ultra endurance Champ Göran Gustavsson returns to Florida for the Last Paddler Standing Title

30 Nov 2023

Yster SUP Rider and ultra endurance Champ Göran Gustavsson returns to Florida for the Last Paddler Standing Title

“As the official board of the Last Paddler Standing, I am proud to have two of the world’s most accomplished endurance paddlers in the race. The Yster Team paddlers Göran Gustavsson and Craig Sawyer embody the spirit of resilience and determination with their impressive mental stamina—qualities crucial for success in the Last Paddler Standing race. […]

Water Borne: Dan Rubinstein to turn his 1900km SUP expedition into a new book

6 Nov 2023

Water Borne: Dan Rubinstein to turn his 1900km SUP expedition into a new book

There’s something gripping about those lone riders of our sport, paddling impossible distances under the media radar.  They bring back something intrinsic to our collective SUP experience –  elements of curiosity, self-challenge and deep care for ‘blue space’. Discovering what drives them to just set off one day and embark on SUP adventures that may […]

“SUP11 City Tour Cross is the only medal that counts”: Mark Salter smashes the Non-Stop and 5-day SUP race marathon

3 Oct 2023

“SUP11 City Tour Cross is the only medal that counts”: Mark Salter smashes the Non-Stop and 5-day SUP race marathon

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to complete the SUP11 City Tour Double marathon?  TotalSUP caught up with Mark Salter,  the UK endurance SUP Champion, Guinness World Record Title Holder and the 404 Europe Team Rider (#404eurosquad), to talk about his latest ultra-endurance achievement and a lifelong ambition – smashing the SUP11 City Tour’s […]

An Epic Nordic SUP Adventure with Patrick Paddy Boyum and his NSP FSL O2 Race SUP

23 Aug 2023

An Epic Nordic SUP Adventure with Patrick Paddy Boyum and his NSP FSL O2 Race SUP

EPIC is an often overused word, its value has diminished because everything, everywhere seems ‘Epic!’. However, Patrick ‘Paddy’ Boyum, NSP Surfboards’ Swedish ambassador knows the true meaning of the word as you are about to find out. With no further introduction from me here is Paddy’s latest adventure. Patrick Paddy Boyum – Nordic River SUP […]

Yster SUP consolidates its position as the go-to-brand for ultra-endurance & adventure SUP boards with the Yukon wins

21 Aug 2023

Yster SUP consolidates its position as the go-to-brand for ultra-endurance & adventure SUP boards with the Yukon wins

Nothing tests an inflatable board better than an ultra-endurance paddleboarding challenge. Throw into the mix untouched wilderness, white water rapids and 1000 miles of paddling and you get the idea. With the recent SUP division victories at Yukon River Quest and Yukon 1000, Yster SUP, the premium Swedish SUP brand based in Malmö, consolidating its position […]

TomĂĄs Lacerda to attempt the first SUP crossing from Porto Santo to Madeira

8 Aug 2023

TomĂĄs Lacerda to attempt the first SUP crossing from Porto Santo to Madeira

Portuguese professional Stand Up Paddle athlete and NSP team rider, TomĂĄs Lacerda, despite his youth, has already clinched 20 national titles and showcased outstanding performances in international competitions. He is now poised to undertake a remarkable feat by embarking on a crossing between the islands of Porto Santo and Madeira on a SUP board, making […]

7 Nights, 8 Days at Sea: Brendon Prince embarks on an extreme educational SUP journey for a greater good

21 Jul 2023

7 Nights, 8 Days at Sea: Brendon Prince embarks on an extreme educational SUP journey for a greater good

Brendon Prince, extreme adventurer, water safety & ‘blue mind’ crusader, World Record holder (8 WR to date!) and Blackfish Paddles Team Rider, is heading back to the sea! This time for 7 days and 8 nights of unsupported paddling and sharing educational content along the way to raise awareness for water safety. This World Record […]

Yukon 1000: UK Riders Scott ‘Skip’ Innes and Craig Sawyer return to ‘push past impossible’

10 Jul 2023

Yukon 1000: UK Riders Scott ‘Skip’ Innes and Craig Sawyer return to ‘push past impossible’

If there’s one thing certain about the British SUP duo behind Team SHAC Yukon 1000, is that they’re ready to endure some pain. In fact, they’re itching to embark on the Yukon 1000, dubbed the world’s toughest survival and endurance race which tagline states: “Pure Isolation, Total Exhaustion, Self Survival”. TotalSUP caught up with Scott ‘Skip’ Innes and Craig […]