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Tommaso Pampinella to take on the 2024 Okinawa to Yoron Ocean Downwind race

24 Jun 2024

Tommaso Pampinella to take on the 2024 Okinawa to Yoron Ocean Downwind race

The Okinawa to Yoron (O2Y) race is a celebrated 30 km downwind ocean competition organized by KANAKA Okinawa. This distinguished event, led by Takuji Araki, Race Director, paddleboarding advocate, Coach and father of Shuri Araki, aka Shrimpy, 4x World SUP Champion and a stand-up paddleboarding sensation, is more than just a race. It is a tribute […]

The unique ocean downwind race in Japan with a total prize of €6000

14 Apr 2024

The unique ocean downwind race in Japan with a total prize of €6000

Only 30 brave paddles can line up for the KANAKA Okinawa O2Y Summer Race, held on the challenging waters of Okinawa, Japan, on June 26. This prestigious 30 km downwind race, curated by Takuji Araki, a stalwart in the paddleboarding community and a keen promoter of cultural legacy, transcends traditional sport. As racers traverse the […]

4 x World Champion Shuri “Shrimpy” Araki Teams Up With Flying Fish

21 Mar 2024

4 x World Champion Shuri “Shrimpy” Araki Teams Up With Flying Fish

In a thrilling announcement on his personal website and social media pages that is sending waves through the SUP Racing world, 17 year-old Shuri “Shrimpy” Araki, renowned for winning 4 ISA World Titles in the last two years as well as for being the youngest ever racer to be crowned a world champion, has revealed […]

Shrimpy would go: 16 year old Shuri Araki is ready to take on APP World Tour flagship US stop!

14 Jun 2022

Shrimpy would go: 16 year old Shuri Araki is ready to take on APP World Tour flagship US stop!

‘Shrimpy would go’* and Shrimpy keeps going, stealing the limelight from SUP veterans at some of the most iconic SUP racing events both in the US and Europe. Shuri Araki aka Shrimpy from Okinawa, Japan, has just turned sixteen but his remarkable and consistent performance has already ranked him among the top pro athletes in […]