After missing all of season 2022 with a serious shoulder injury, former world number one, 3x world champ and all-round ambassador for the sport Fiona Wylde will make her long-awaited return to racing at the Euro Tour in Spain next week.
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.
They have more events, more athletes and more podiums. And most importantly: more kids. Led by Espe and Duna, Spain is probably already number one in the world in women's racing. In the men's, the Spaniards still lack a Titou-like superstar, but overall they're seriously close to dethroning the Frenchies as the powerhouse of Europe.
Euro Tour 2023 begins in style (in Afrika)
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ISA Worlds distance race: 19-year-old Duna Gordillo and 16-year-old “Shrimpy” claim incredible wins to herald the new generation
Spain's Duna Gordillo has upset her teammate Espe Barreras while 16-year-old Shuri "Shrimpy" Araki from Japan overpowered Titou and Boothy to win gold in the ISA distance race in Puerto Rico today. Duna crossed the line in utter disbelief before being mobbed by her teammates, producing some of the most iconic images of the event...
The sea was angry that day, my friends. Week 2 of the Euro Tour and we found ourselves on the idyllic island of Mallorca for the classic Port Adriano SUP Race. The event that kicked off the 2014 Tour - the first officia