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

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 […]

In search of the next household name in the world of SUP? Meet SIC Maui Rider Trace Ostrowski

In search of the next household name in the world of SUP? 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!

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

“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!

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

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!

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 […]

Motivating the next gen of SUP athletes at 15: With NSP Team Rider Mia Soares Silva

Motivating the next gen of SUP athletes at 15: With 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 […]

How to inspire the next gen of SUP athletes: With Indiana Paddle & Surf Rider Vince Duschneit

How to inspire the next gen of SUP athletes: With Indiana Paddle & Surf Rider Vince Duschneit

There has been something noteworthy happening for a while on the global SUP racing scene with more young paddlers starting to steal the spotlight from SUP legends or at least shifting the attention as everyone is asking “Who is that kid?” At TotalSUP we’d like to go beyond SUP Coaches and SUP clubs becoming more […]