It's not even summer yet, but the temperature in southern Spain pushed past 30°C for this weekend's Sevilla SUP Festival aka week 2 of the Euro Tour. With the course set at 12km, the water set at dead flat and the sky as blue as a berry, it was always going to be a tough one. And making his season debut in similarly hot fashion was Noic Garioud.
Euro Tour week one winner Donato Freens took to Insta to share the stoke of his maiden Tour victory, which came after a sprint to the line against Mallorca's rising star Aaron Sanchez in the anomalous Spanish port city of Ceuta (aka Afrika).
Euro Tour 2023 begins in style (in Afrika)
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.