EVENT RECAP: CASPER STEINFATH OVERALL CHAMPION AT THE 2016 VICTORIA CUP, JAPAN
It was a successful kickoff to the 2016 Stand Up World Series at the Victoria Cup in Hayama, Japan. The world’s top SUP athletes converged for a weekend of next level racing at Zushi Beach for the first elite 4-star racing event of the year. Casper Steinfath—racing on his Naish Javelin Maliko 12’6”—finished third in Long Distance and first in Sprints, bringing home the overall title for the event. Right behind him was Kai Lenny, who rounded out the podium in third.
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EVENT RECAP: HELLENIC SUP CUP 2016 – STOP 1: INDOOR SUP CHALLENGE
It was a successful first-ever indoor SUP event in Greece for the 6th Annual Hellenic SUP Cup at the historical Olympic Center pool in Athens. All athletes showed great effort to advance to each next round in hopes of reaching the final, but it was the local team Naish riders who and came out on top, taking first place in every category.
EVENT RECAP: KILLERFISH GERMAN SUP CHALLENGE – FEHMARN
The first race of the Killerfish German Sup Challenge series kicked off this month on Fehmarn Island. The weather was great, with wind and small waves to lend racers extra boost as they navigated the 1.5 k “Ultimate Beachrace” course. Previous 2014 and 2015 Champion and Team Naish rider, Noelani Sach, defended her title by taking first place once again in the women’s division.
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