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16-year old Jojo Karst joins the Blackfish Paddles Team

22 Nov 2023

16-year old Jojo Karst joins the Blackfish Paddles Team

Blackfish Paddles has just announced the new addition of Jojo Karst to their SUP Riders Team. The sixteen year old SUP athlete from Germany has recently caught the media attention at the EUROSUP 2023 Championships in Portugal (4th in the Junior Long Distance Race) where she kept paddling in tough conditions despite losing her paddle […]

Skrea Strand Paddlerace 2023 One to watch: Danish SUP Champion Asger Smidt

2 Aug 2023

Skrea Strand Paddlerace 2023 One to watch: Danish SUP Champion Asger Smidt

Two words: Asger Smidt . We met this die-hard gamer turned SUP athlete, Overall Danish Champion 2023 and Starboard Team Rider in Malmö, Sweden as he was tearing the technical and long distance races up. Ambitious, hungry and tremendously hard working, at only seventeen, Asger brings explosive and elegant paddling style to the SUP racing table. […]

Polish young SUP racers are getting ready for the Planet Baltic 2023 sweep: Interview with Hanna Kaminska

19 Jul 2023

Polish young SUP racers are getting ready for the Planet Baltic 2023 sweep: Interview with Hanna Kaminska

There’s something noteworthy happening on the budding Polish SUP racing scene – A visible “take over” led by a young generation of paddlers. They’re ambitious, hungry and already competing with SUP athletes outside of their junior divisions, both in Poland and internationally bagging some great results. RTW Raciborz (RTW Raciborskie Towarzystwo Wioślarskie founded by Mariusz […]

Duna Gordillo: On Top of the World with SUP Champion and NSP Team Rider!

5 Dec 2022

Duna Gordillo: On Top of the World with SUP Champion and NSP Team Rider!

Her beach run photo from the 2022 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship for her first World Title is now part of the SUP history demonstrating the sheer power, determination and endurance that’s put into our sport. TotalSUP caught up with Duna Gordillo, NSP Team Rider, to chat about her Gold Medal, the long-distance World […]

New generation of SUP surfers to dominate APP World Tour Gran Canaria Pro-Am

18 Nov 2022

New generation of SUP surfers to dominate APP World Tour Gran Canaria Pro-Am

They’re young, hungry and unapologetically confident about their SUP goals and dreams… On the eve of the APP World Gran Canaria Pro-Am in Las Palmas, TotalSUP caught up with some of the most exciting riders of the young generation ready to shred! Buckle up for some serious SUP surf action that will be unfolding from […]

Polish young gun Wojtek Tadla on racing Uone Viper iSUP and progressing the sport in his home country

15 Nov 2022

Polish young gun Wojtek Tadla on racing Uone Viper iSUP and progressing the sport in his home country

Wojtek and Stasiu Tadla, the Polish brother SUP duo, have been (literally!) shredding apart nearly every SUP competition in the country bringing fresh energy, style and bold ambition to the table. The 2022 ICF World SUP Championships held in Gdynia this year were both a big test for the budding pro SUP scene in Poland […]

Could this grom be the 2022 ICF SUP Championships sensation? Meet 9-year old SIC Maui Rider Mikołaj Miczek

4 Sep 2022

Could this grom be the 2022 ICF SUP Championships sensation? Meet 9-year old SIC Maui Rider Mikołaj Miczek

In the run up to the 2022 ICF SUP World Championships in Gdynia, Poland on the 7-11 September, the Polish Canoe Federation and the Polish SUP Sports Association (Związek Sportowy SUP) announced a dedicated event for groms – The International SUP Kids Race – where young SUP athletes can compete on inflatable paddleboards in two […]

Meet SIC Maui Rider Trace Ostrowski

23 Aug 2022

Meet SIC Maui Rider Trace Ostrowski

Watch this space as the name “Ostrowski” is about to become a powerful SUP brand and the sibling duo behind it – a force to be reckoned with on the racing circuit! After catching up with the 16-year old SIC Maui Rider and Youth Development Team rep, Alex Ostrowski, we were stoked to chat to her brother, […]

The breakthrough year of 17 y.o. Donato Freens: 3 Dutch national titles, his first European wins… and more coming!

17 Aug 2022

The breakthrough year of 17 y.o. Donato Freens: 3 Dutch national titles, his first European wins… and more coming!

At only 17 years old, Donato Freens has quietly become one of the most familiar faces on the European circuit. The young Dutch SUP Racer, thanks to a massive support from his family, has shown over the past three years a rarely-seen commitment to training and competing internationally and the results are there, 2022 being […]

“Try not to compare yourself to other paddlers”: SIC Maui Rider Alex Ostrowski on SUP racing life at 16

9 Aug 2022

“Try not to compare yourself to other paddlers”: SIC Maui Rider Alex Ostrowski on SUP racing life at 16

What’s truly compelling in our conversations with young SUP athletes is not only how psyched they are about stand-up paddleboarding, ready to push the limits of the sport but also how grounded and mature they are when it comes to their professional SUP journeys, where each day they are digging deep and working hard for […]

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 […]

Blackfish Paddles welcome 15-year old Vaïc Garioud to their Team

6 Jun 2022

Blackfish Paddles welcome 15-year old Vaïc Garioud to their Team

“Vaïc Garioud hails from New Caledonia and if his name sounds familiar that is because of his older brother Noïc Garioud. Vaïc is a very talented paddler, surfer, foiler and a true lover of all things water. Like Emily Evans who has just joined Blackfish Team, he has been using our paddles for a while but […]

SIC Maui Rider Soryn Preston is ready to ‘crush the SUP battlefield’ at 13!

24 May 2022

SIC Maui Rider Soryn Preston is ready to ‘crush the SUP battlefield’ at 13!

At only thirteen, SIC Maui Rider Soryn Preston, has already competed in over hundred races taking some of the most acclaimed podiums on the SUP scene from Pacific Paddle Games to the iconic Gorge Paddle Challenge. But her ambitious plans don’t stop here. As part of the SIC Maui Youth Development Team she not only […]

The next gen of SUP athletes! Meet NSP Team Rider Mia Soares Silva

17 May 2022

The next gen of SUP athletes! Meet NSP Team Rider Mia Soares Silva

Since becoming NSP National Team Rider  in 2020 Mia Soares Sliva (#supmiaproject) has not only won the National SUP Race Sprint Champion title in her age category but has been taking podiums at major SUP events in Portugal, Spain and beyond. At only 15, Mia is one of the youngest NSP Team Riders with an impressive […]