New big wave SUP ground was broken by South Africa's Greg Burtish
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 31 December, 2013 - SUP Connect takes a virtual trip down memory lane, spanning across the last twelve months. To fully recap this year, they looked into their magic ball of analytics and have listed some of the big happenings from January to December of 2013. The stars includes racing, SUP Yoga, community issues, travel, extreme journeys and more.
Women Invited To Join Stand Up World Tour in 2013
The year started with the waterman league announcing a Women's World Championship Tour for SUP Surfing that ran alongside the men's tour in Hawaii, Brazil, California and France. It was by all accounts a great year for the tour and women's SUP Surfing, with Nicole Pacelli being crowned the first ever Women's World Sup Champ last month.
Shane Perrin Paddles the Everglades
The big story in March was a follow up interview with Shane Perrin, just hours after he returned home to St Louis from Key West Florida and a total of 400 miles of paddling!
Bart de Zwart Takes An Extreme SUP Journey Through The Arctic
Bart de Zwart, an extreme paddler who goes on some hairy journeys, shared that he had a plan to do an Arctic Crossing Expedition on July 15th, and stated that this would be his most challenging crossing so far. The adventure ended up involving icebergs, a remote location, weather and a solo / unsupported stand up paddle 200 nautical miles across the Arctic ocean.
Top SUP Women Debate Controversies Over Prize Money
In September, 2013, a handful of the world's best female stand up paddlers gathered in Hood River, Oregon, to talk business. They were already coming to the area to participate in the Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge and while there decided to put their heads together and discuss some major topics specific to stand up paddleboard racing, SUP growth and how women are experiencing the sport. It was tense, relevant and pertinent to our sport.
5 Tips For Big Wave SUP Surfers
With winter in the Northern Hemisphere approaching, we caught up with Cape Tonion big wave charger, Chris Bertish, and talked about big wave strategies