Australia

Starboard’s Shakira Westdorp Wins the 2019 Rottnest Island SUP Classic (Again)

Starboard’s Shakira Westdorp Wins the 2019 Rottnest Island SUP Classic (Again)

Starboard Dream Team Rider Shakira Westdorp takes the top podium spot at this year’s 2019 Rottnest Island SUP Classic (again). The event was held  over the 1st weekend in April. The Rottnest Island SUP classic is one of Western Australian biggest and most prestigious SUP surfing event. The event once again returned to Strickland Bay, […]

Starboard SUP Surfer Benoit Carpentier Firing in 2018

Starboard SUP Surfer Benoit Carpentier Firing in 2018

2018 has been a great year for French SUP surfer Benoit Carpentier.  The Starboard rider claimed the Coupe de France, then was crowned the French champion.  At the end of November he is set to star in the upcoming ISA’s in Hainan, China. Breton native Benoit talks to TotalSUP about his amazing year, his favourite […]

Médéric Berthe: Getting Connected to the Ocean with Prone Paddling!

Médéric Berthe: Getting Connected to the Ocean with Prone Paddling!

Prone paddle is gaining popularity, although little known in Europe it is experiencing an increase in interest amongst the SUP community. This is in contrast to Australia, California, New Zealand, South Africa or Tahiti where it has a massive following. TotalSUP talks to Fanatic France SUP Surfer and top French prone paddler Médéric Berthe who possesses […]

Takuma Concept Rider Greg Closier talks about being Loyal to the Foil!

Takuma Concept Rider Greg Closier talks about being Loyal to the Foil!

Frenchman and Takuma Concept rider Greg Closier is blazing a trail for prone and SUP foiling, currently with one foot in the USA and one in France he has sought out some of the finest spots in both countries to foil. Greg gives TotalSUP the lowdown on the best foiling spot in the USA, the […]

Takuma Concept Pioneers World’s 1st ever Surf & SUP Surf Foil Competition!

Takuma Concept Pioneers World’s 1st ever Surf & SUP Surf Foil Competition!

The beginning of March saw the first event Foil event held in both Australia and the world,  in SUP and Surf. The event held at Currumbin, Gold Coast Australia, The event organised by Takuma Concept ran as part of the 12 towers ocean paddle festival. With small onshore winds and a 50 cm gentle wave the conditions […]

The Air France Paddle Festival 2018 has arrived! Where and when to watch it Live!

The Air France Paddle Festival 2018 has arrived! Where and when to watch it Live!

In 24 hours the island of Tahiti will be waking up and preparing itself for the 5th Air France Paddle Festival, up to 300 paddlers will be hitting the beautiful shores of Maeva Beach in the 4km, 8km and 24km event. As well as all the local amateurs who are paddling for the stoke, there will […]

50 races, 24 nations: Take a look at The Paddle League’s complete schedule for “Season 2018”

50 races, 24 nations: Take a look at The Paddle League’s complete schedule for “Season 2018”

After announcing the 9 major stops of The Paddle League World Tour in January, which includes big international events such as the forthcoming Air France Paddle Festival in Tahiti, the Carolina Cup and Gorge Paddle Challenge. The Paddle League has released a schedule of the confirmed regionals, bringing together 41 regional events across 24 nations, with […]

Speed Freak Itzel Delgado Focused for 2018

Speed Freak Itzel Delgado Focused for 2018

2018 has started strong for 19-year-old Peruvian Paddler Itzel Delgado, after winning 3 rd place in the Sydney SUP race in January, 7th in the 12 -towers and more recently 3rd in the Santa Cruz Paddlefest, 2018 could turn out to be the season when Itzel breaks into the top 20. Infinity   rider Itzel talks to TotalSUP […]

Le Frenchie Dimitri Georges Crée le Buzz dans les Vagues Australiennes

Le Frenchie Dimitri Georges Crée le Buzz dans les Vagues Australiennes

«How do you do this mate?» s’étonnent les surfeurs locaux sur les spots mythiques Australiens, comme ce matin de décembre à Snapper Rocks où se déroule la prestigieuse compétition du Quicksilver Pro. Il faut dire que le jeune Français, arrivé tout droit de l’île de Ré  pour parcourir la côte Est Australienne en quête de […]

Karla Gilbert Gives Us the Low-Down on Her Busy 2017: Ironwoman, Hear Me Roar!

Karla Gilbert Gives Us the Low-Down on Her Busy 2017: Ironwoman, Hear Me Roar!

She’s a seven-time Ironwoman champion, and in her daily life she’s also a professional Nutrition and Health Coach, so it’s no surprise that when she first tried stand up paddle a few years ago, she ended up taking to it in no time at all. A true waterwoman extraordinaire, on land Karla Gilbert is also […]

James Casey on The Doctor, King of the Cut and the End of 2017: No Rest for the Wicked!

James Casey on The Doctor, King of the Cut and the End of 2017: No Rest for the Wicked!

James Casey is tireless. By his own admission, just a few years back, he never thought he would be of the calibre to take on the best of them in major stand up paddle events, both at home and abroad. But not one to rest on his laurels, Casey has really pushed himself over the […]

King of the Cut 2017: In Preparation for this Year’s Edition, A Look Back at 2016

King of the Cut 2017: In Preparation for this Year’s Edition, A Look Back at 2016

Coinciding with the Nautic Paris SUP Crossing 2017, which will take place in the French Capital this weekend, another prestigious competitive SUP event will be held on the other side of the world. On the gorgeous Peel Coast near Perth, Western Australia to be exact. The Stand Up Surf Shop King of the Cut 2017 […]