There's something about cheering for someone who wasn't expected to win that day. The dark horse. The underdog. The surprise packet. Perhaps it's as simple as upset victories often being what keeps a sport exciting, or maybe the mentality that comes with being an outsider is emotionally appealing to an audience. Whatever it is, there's something about Blue Ewer.
PanAms in Panama: Brazil and Argentina win gold, Canada’s comeback queen qualifies for Santiago 2023
With all the buzz building ahead of next weekend's big double header in Carolina and Spain, let's not forget that another important event is happening right now... The Pan American Surfing Games - sort of like the "ISA Worlds of the Americas" - are being held in Panama this week as a second-chance qualifier for the 2023 PanAm Games in Santiago, Chile - sort of like the "Olympics of the Americas"
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.
The future of SUP? Here are some paddlers, predictions and potential narratives to follow in Season 2023 and beyond
With the first big race of the year run and won, it's time to look forward to what Season 2023 has to offer. Each year we look into the crystal ball searching for the dominant themes, headlines and stories that will shape stand up paddling for the next 12 months.
Fresh from announcing the 2023 Worlds, the ICF has confirmed they've already got a host for 2024