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These are the stories of the women who write the history of Stand Up Paddling.

Race to the Castle : Cassie Salter’s Quest to Create the Ultimate SUP Experience

28 Feb 2024

Race to the Castle : Cassie Salter’s Quest to Create the Ultimate SUP Experience

Meet Cassie Salter, the visionary organizer behind Nottingham’s groundbreaking SUP event, Race to the Castle. With registrations soaring to over 200 participants within a few weeks, this inaugural event promises to be the largest of its kind in the UK. Set against the backdrop of the scenic River Trent, paddlers will embark on a 40km […]

Training Hard, Dreaming Big: the Rise of Argentinian SUP Racer Alma Coletta Spada

26 Feb 2024

Training Hard, Dreaming Big: the Rise of Argentinian SUP Racer Alma Coletta Spada

South America has some of the strongest SUP Racers and SUP surfers on the race scene and it seems like every year we find one or more talented paddlers from the area making an impact on the world stage. Argentinian paddler, Alma Colleta Spada is one of the top racers from the continent and she’s […]

Tracking and Training: Stand-up Paddling in Cornwall with Clair Connibeer

13 Feb 2024

Tracking and Training: Stand-up Paddling in Cornwall with Clair Connibeer

In the heart of Cornwall, Clair Connibeer has been a passionate stand-up paddler and instructor based in the United Kingdom. She is the founder of Paddle Cornwall SUP and is very excited to be heading into the 2024 season, especially with Paddle Logger at her fingertips! Hi there Clair! Welcome to TotalSUP! How are you […]

From Dream to Reality: Cecilia Pampinella’s Journey to the Starboard Dream Team

7 Feb 2024

From Dream to Reality: Cecilia Pampinella’s Journey to the Starboard Dream Team

After much anticipation, we finally catch up with Cecilia Pampinella, a towering figure in stand-up paddling at only 17 with an impressive tally of 5 Junior World Titles under the ICF and ISA federations, 6 European titles and countless national Italian titles. Recently, Cecilia realized her lifelong ambition of joining the prestigious Starboard Dream Team, […]

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 […]

How to choose your SUP surf board ? Review and comparison of the Fanatic range with Maria Andres

13 Jan 2024

How to choose your SUP surf board ? Review and comparison of the Fanatic range with Maria Andres

SUP surfboards come in all shapes and sizes: from 6 feet to 11 feet or more, round shapes or sharp noses and tails, thicker or thinner rails, different fin configurations… in short, there’s plenty to choose from! So how do you choose your SUP surfboard? You’ll need to take into account many parameters, including your […]

SUP Racer and Paddle Logger Ambassador Holly Pye and her journey back from injury to the World Championships

2 Nov 2023

SUP Racer and Paddle Logger Ambassador Holly Pye and her journey back from injury to the World Championships

Holly Pye is one of the top female SUP racers in the UK and an ambassador for Paddle Logger, after a break from paddling due to injury she’s back on the start line. Fresh from a successful European championships she sat down with one of her old club mates to talk SUP and her road […]

Finding the perfect work/life balance with NSP SUP Racer Dr Susanne Eder-Meyer

28 Oct 2023

Finding the perfect work/life balance with NSP SUP Racer Dr Susanne Eder-Meyer

Balancing a family, career and a love of the water is tricky for most paddlers and even more so for those who want to compete at a high level. Taking on that challenge, and more is NSP SUP racer, parent and Doctor, Susanne Eder-Meyer. Susanne patiently waited for Chris from TotalSUP to catch up with her […]

Anni Ridsdill Smith is a well known SUP Racer on the UK circuit who, with support from SUNOVA is now racing further afield

11 Aug 2023

Anni Ridsdill Smith is a well known SUP Racer on the UK circuit who, with support from SUNOVA is now racing further afield

Anni Ridsdill Smith is a well-known name on the UK SUP Racing circuit, she seems to be at every race and she is now spreading her wings to compete in Europe and further afield. This season she has joined the ranks of paddlers moving to SUNOVA for their FAAST race craft after what seems like […]

Juliette DuHaime – Infinity SUP’s Argentinian SpeedFreak

4 Jul 2023

Juliette DuHaime – Infinity SUP’s Argentinian SpeedFreak

Juliette DuHaime is one of the Infinity SpeedFreaks, the Elite SUP race team from Infinity and she is frequently found at the business end of competitions around the world. TotalSUP last caught up with Juliette at the end of 2022 and we were super happy to get some more time with this speedy water woman. […]

Lena Ribeiro – Infinity SUP’s Brazilian SpeedFreak

22 Jun 2023

Lena Ribeiro – Infinity SUP’s Brazilian SpeedFreak

This season the Infinity SUP SpeedFreak squad was boosted with the signing of Brazilian SUP racer Lena Ribeiro. Lena may not be a familiar name for some but she has been competing at the top level for a long time with a very impressive set of results including a top 10 finish in the 2015 […]

Ten minutes with Duna Gordillo, the NSP Superstar SUP Racer

10 Jun 2023

Ten minutes with Duna Gordillo, the NSP Superstar SUP Racer

Duna Gordillo, the NSP International SUP Racing Team rider had an outstanding 2022 season culminating with a gold medal in the long-distance event at the ISA World Championships in Puerto Rico. On the way to that result, she picked up silver and bronze medals at the ICF World Championships, silver and bronze at the European […]

Caroline Küntzel on routines for performance and SIC kit

2 Jun 2023

Caroline Küntzel on routines for performance and SIC kit

You may be mistaken for thinking that only professional athletes are the ones organising their days around sport. However, creating good routines for sport, fitness and competition at any stage of your fitness or paddling journey can help you achieve more than you thought possible. Being an athlete and juggling a busy life is super […]

A chat with Seychelle on life, Carolina Cup excitement and her SIC quiver

24 Apr 2023

A chat with Seychelle on life, Carolina Cup excitement and her SIC quiver

Many of you will know Seychelle from the SUP race world, she is an extraordinary athlete and coach and now mom too. You may also recognise her as a familiar sight on the red and white SIC boards, paddling on the stunningly beautiful waterways near her home in Florida. As we emerge out of the […]