Team NSP's Duna Gordillo, the Spanish sensation who took gold at last year's ISA Worlds, has become the first paddler to defeat the almighty Espe Barreras in a distance race since...Duna Gordillo.
World SUP Festival: Noic outlasts Shrimpy, Espe in a league of her own, Alba the dark horse claims second
In brief: Noic Garioud has made it two from two in Europe after coming from behind to defeat dual ISA gold medalist Shuri "Shrimpy" Araki in the most-competitive race so far this season.
Partly because I enjoy making predictions, and partly because I just love the term "dark horse," each season I try to forecast who will be the new name to watch. This ritual dates back almost a decade to when I called Titou as a contender before we could even pronounce his name.
Euro Tour 2023 begins in style (in Afrika)