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4. Young Guns Take Charge at Pier 360 Festival
Heat Score – 74
The paddle-battles raged. On Saturday, June 23rd, elite athletes and spectator crowds gathered at the Santa Monica Pier for the first day of Pier 360. The two-day ocean sports and beach festival delivered over 12 hours of events, music, and immersive activations, culminating in the crowning of this year’s Overall Elite Champions in men’s and women’s SUP events: Ryan Funk of Maui and Jade Howson of Laguna Beach. Read the recap HERE.
3. Hand Placement Tips from Mo Freitas
Heat Score – 79
When paddle boarding sometimes the smallest adjustments to your form and technique can make a big difference in the long run. One major adjustment to keep in mind is the way you hold your paddle. Here, Boardworks athlete and ISA SUP Gold Medalist, Mo Freitas, walks through hand placement on your paddle and how it can help. See the tip HERE.
2. ICF Announces SUP World Championship Event Amid Battle with ISA
Heat Score – 87
The International Canoe Federation (ICF) has expressed hope a resolution will be reached with the International Surf Association over the management of Stand Up Paddling (SUP) activities before the ICF hosts its first SUP World Championships in Portugal later this year. More details HERE.
1. ISA Addresses Ongoing Battle With ICF for Governance of SUP
Heat Score – 96
Following recent media reports, the International Surfing Association (ISA) has set out further key details to address misinformation about the governance of StandUp Paddle (SUP), including claims by the International Canoe Federation (ICF) that they are acting out of the best interests of the athletes. Read the statement HERE.
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