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Osaka SUP Open 2019

20th September 2019

Osaka SUP Open 2019

Mynavi SUP Japan Cup: Typhoon Swell Tests Paddlers!

Mynavi SUP Japan Cup: Typhoon Swell Tests Paddlers!

Last week the 4th annual Mynavi SUP Japan Cup was held at Chigasaki, one hour south of Tokyo, the race was a 4-star “Regional”  The Paddle League event. There were 300+ amateur paddlers  in the water plus a dozen top international athletes creating one of Asia’s biggest-ever races. Solid typhoon swell made for challenging but entertaining racing […]

Women Who Foil!

Women Who Foil!

Japanese rider Yuri Takimoto is immersed in the world of foiling. Being the wife of Takuma founder Cyril Coste she has access to the full Takuma quiver of foils. Currently based in Japan, Yuri chats to TotalSUP about why “the only way is foiling”, and introducing the concept of foiling to women riders! Hi Yuri, […]

Sonni Honscheid and Connor Baxter Victorious in Japan

Sonni Honscheid and Connor Baxter Victorious in Japan

Last weekend was the Kerama Blue Cup, it was the 4th stop of the Paddle League held on the the tropical islands of Zamami, Okinawa, Japan.  A dozen of the world’s best stood on the start line alongside Japan’s finest, with grey skies and light rain greeting competitors this morning after a week of blue skies. The long course […]

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 […]

Interview with ISA World Championship Medallist Yuka Sato: Eastern Promise

Interview with ISA World Championship Medallist Yuka Sato: Eastern Promise

A quiet force in the world of SUP, Japanese rider Yuka Sato has recently come into the limelight, having performed well at a number of international events, and even taking the 4th place copper medal at the recent ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship 2017 in Denmark. Like a duck to water, having only taken […]

2017 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship: Presenting Team Japan

2017 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship: Presenting Team Japan

Team Japan Team Members Kenny Kaneko- 01/21/1988- Long Distance- Technical Race- Sprint “This will be my 3rd time at the ISA World Championships. We have a full roster this year so looking forward to great competition and exploring Denmark!” Ryouhei Yoshida- 12/11/1981- Long Distance- Technical Race Yuka Sato- 08/17/1986- Long Distance- Technical Race- Sprint Takayo […]

App World Tour Men’s Form Guide by James Casey

App World Tour Men’s Form Guide by James Casey

The APP World Tour has kicked off in Hawaii over the last month and the first two events have run smoothly with an overall more professional feel. The surfing competition took place from 11th to 24th of February in Oahu, and the racing one from 10th to 12th of March in Maui. James Casey was […]

Interview with Casper Steinfath winner of the Victoria Cup in Japan

Interview with Casper Steinfath winner of the Victoria Cup in Japan

With the dust only just settling on last weekend’s historic Stand Up World Series Opener in Japan, TotalSUP’s journalist Stuart Howells caught up with Men’s winner Casper Steinfath (Naish). As you can imagine the youngster was stoked but is now even more focused on his dream…..   Stuart Howells: Casper after winning in Japan – […]

Where are you SUP racing this week-end?

Where are you SUP racing this week-end?

By Martin Letourneur, in partnership with VMG Blades, Hobie Cat Europe, Howzit, CT+ and Swell Addiction. The SUP Race season has definitely started with some big events already happening everywhere in the world. Earlier this week, we made a special “Week-end SUP Recap” about 10 events that happened last week-end. This next one doesn’t seem calmer, indeed, we selected for […]

Kanakaikaika 30 km Downwind

3rd December 2016

Kanakaikaika 30 km Downwind

 
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