March 26, 2013
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

Olivia Piana Claims The Hobie City SUP Race In France

Hobie City SUP Race 2013In beautiful surroundings but horrible weather, Fanatic International team rider and serial heart-breaker Olivia Piana has won the 2013 Hobie City SUP Race in France. Olivia claimed the win ahead of Celine Guesdon and Naish’s rising star Manca Notar, while Florent Dode took out the men’s race.

Despite the rainy, wintery conditions, 40 paddlers braved the cold and were rewarded with an awesome paddle through the very scenic town of Port Grimaud. The pictures (thanks to Get Up SUP Mag) tell the story, so check ’em out below along with the race results.

The Hobie City SUP Race is organised by La Cigale Surf Club, the same team behind the one of the biggest races in Europe, the SUP Race Cup at the end of May. That’s set to be one of the races of the year, with a whole host of international stars confirmed to attend.

But in the meantime, check out the winners from the weekend below…

Men’s Top 5
1st: Florent Dode 00:28:21
2nd: Gabriel Bachelet 00:29:22
3rd: Thierry Kostka 00:29:27
4th: Laurent Delpin 00:29:49
5th: Lulu Langlouis 00:29:57

Women’s Top 5
1st: Olivia Piana 00:31:39
2nd: Celine Guesdon 00:32:24
3rd: Manca Notar 00:32:25
4th: Caroline Angibaud
5th: Letitia Isnardon

You can see the FULL RACE RESULTS over at