stories about paddling
Ludovic Teulade has won the GlaGla race for a second time, out-sprinting Germany's Norm Weber to repeat his 2019 success while young Dutchman Donato Freens was very impressive in third. Kaelan Lockhart from Australia looked strong all race but settled for fourth place just ahead of Denmark's Christian "Polar Bear" Andersen.
I found an old bag full of SUP racing event t-shirts from over the years, and I thought it might be fun to take a little trip down memory lane and share some stories from the pages of paddling history. Live... Tonight... (and hopefully tonight only because I'm still having trouble breathing after putting on a dozen t-shirts at once) I present you with T-shirt Storytime
Kelly Margetts called it a Netflix series. That's a bold assertion for a humble SUP race, yet by the time Paolo Marconi claimed victory after 48 hours of slow-moving suspense in Sarasota last week, Kelly's comment was starting to sound like an understatement. Last Paddler Standing was unlike anything we've seen in the world of SUP. It was less of a race and more of a journey. An emotional rollercoaster that swept up everyone it touched and somehow turned a simple, never-ending live stream into compelling viewing.
Last Paddler Standing was billed as the craziest race of the year and it didn't disappoint. Two days of slow-moving drama and emotion as 18 paddlers attempted to be the last one standing.