April 16, 2014
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

WATCH: Head Of The Dart Highlights Reel (SUP Racing In The UK)

Nice clip from the Head of the Dart race that went down in the UK over the weekend. The race, won by Starboard duo Ryan James and Marie Buchanan, drew 150 paddlers in yet another sign that the UK is emerging as a serious paddling nation.

According to the video that 150 number was actually the registration limit for the race (“sold out within a week”), which highlights just how much the UK SUP scene has grown over the past few years. Apart from sheer numbers, the nation also has plenty of solid talent plus a few super quick juniors rising through the ranks, so the future looks bright. Hell even powerhouse paddling nations such as Australia can’t muster 150 paddlers for a race, let alone sell out the registration, so good work to the community over there for getting their stuff together.

The 2014 Head of the Dart also marked stop #1 in the inaugural “UK SUP Clubs” race series, which means by the end of the year we should have a pretty good idea of who’s who in the British race scene.

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