Kenny Kaneko

Kenny Kaneko

Kenny Kaneko from Japan has already won the Japanese national championships. Though originally from the Land of the Rising Sun, he used to live in California where he became a professional soccer player. Having played for a local team, he had to stop due to injuries sustained. He started outrigger canoeing to stay active, before later taking up Stand-Up Paddle and racing.

3rd Stage of the APP World Racing Tour arrives in Osaka, Japan!

3rd Stage of the APP World Racing Tour arrives in Osaka, Japan!

The beautiful City of Osaka, Japan will play host to the world’s best Stand Up Paddle Athletes this weekend. The Osaka SUP Open presented by Remax will take center stage on Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd September, it will be an epic weekend of action, entertainment and participation for all. It all kicks […]

Blistering Displays For The First Stop On The APP World Tour: The London SUP Open!

Blistering Displays For The First Stop On The APP World Tour: The London SUP Open!

The London SUP Open delivered last weekend in a blistering competition on the Thames. The London SUP Open broke wide open with epic performances on the Thames River. The UK capital hosted a heated competitio where athletes crossed the finish line mere tenths of  seconds apart to set the bar for a competitive 2019 SUP […]

Full Report: Day 7 Sprints at the ISAs 2018

Full Report: Day 7 Sprints at the ISAs 2018

Team Brazil’s Arthur Santacreu and South Africa’s Tarryn King respectively charged to victory earning the Men’s and Women’s SUP Sprint Gold Medals at the ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship in Wanning, China. The USA only won 2 bronze medals  and Australia only 1 in the Sprint Races,  the USA built upon their lead with […]

2018 ISA SUP Technical Race Semifinals Results

2018 ISA SUP Technical Race Semifinals Results

The S at the 2018 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship at Riyue Bay in Wanning, China. The Men’s and Women’s Semifinals ran to qualify athletes for the Finals to take place on Wednesday, set to award the first racing medals of the event. Photo Credit: Sean Evans Two qualification slots for the 2019 Pan Am […]

Red Bull Heavy Water 2018 is ON!

Red Bull Heavy Water 2018 is ON!

The APP World Tour has announced the event Red Bull Heavy Water will take place from the 15th October to the 2nd November held in San Francisco, California. The event is quite possibly the most intense stand up paddling event in the world, will showcase top performing athletes in the ~12km (7.5 mile) course, and has […]

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 […]

Air France Paddle Festival 2018 – le Top 10 de TotalSUP

Air France Paddle Festival 2018 – le Top 10 de TotalSUP

Avec pour la première fois de son histoire un énorme plateau international et des rebondissements à la douzaine, la course Elite de la 5ème édition du Air France Paddle Festival a regroupé  tous les ingrédients pour lancer de belle manière la très attendue Paddle League, nouveau circuit mondial à l’initiative de Chris Parker, Kelly Margetts […]

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 […]

Boothy and Sato on Fire at the ’12 Towers’, Australia

Boothy and Sato on Fire at the ’12 Towers’, Australia

Michael Booth and Yuka Sato picked up a bag full of pre-season Paddle League points on the Gold Coast this weekend, with the Starboard duo overcoming a hot field and even hotter conditions at the 7th Annual 12 Towers Ocean Race. The 7th Annual edition of the 12 Towers attracted 236 competitors in its biggest year […]

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 […]

SUP Race Week-end Results: Japan Cup, SUP 11 City Tour, Battle of the Rock, Collioure Arena Race

SUP Race Week-end Results: Japan Cup, SUP 11 City Tour, Battle of the Rock, Collioure Arena Race

Another week-end of intense SUP racing worldwide, here are the results we could get: Michael Booth and Annabel Anderson win the Japan Cup’s Long Distance on Day 1 Men’s  1. Michael Booth (1:43:55) 2. James Casey (1:46:10) 3. Kenny Kaneko (1:46:17) 4. Matt Nottage (1:46:31) 5. Timothy Cyprien (1:47:30) 6. Toby Cracknell (1:49:29) 7. Tomoyasu […]

 
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