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5. ICF announces world title hosts for 2026
Heat Score – 60
The continued growth of paddling sports in North America was highlighted by the awarding of multiple International Canoe Federation World Championships for 2026 to Florida and Oklahoma. Among the winning bids presented at an online ICF board meeting on Saturday was a proposal for a first-ever combined canoe marathon and stand-up paddle world championships in Sarasota, Florida, in 2026. More details HERE.
4. Diving and Stand Up Paddle: the perfect friends?
Heat Score – 68
At first glance, scuba diving and stand up paddleboarding couldn’t be more different. After all, we take place on the surface of the sea while we take place in depth. But with diving being such a popular sport in the United States, maybe it’s time for SUP aficionados to think about trying it as something new. Learn more HERE.
3. Casper Steinfath hit by a snowstorm in the first week around Denmark
Heat Score – 75
Sun on a clear blue sky, no wind and calm water. Storm. Side wind and waves. Headwind. And even a four-hour snowstorm in April. Casper Steinfath had experienced all kinds of weather in the first week of his Great Danish Paddle, the 1400km tour around Denmark on the first ever SUP circumnavigation. Learn more HERE.
2. Paddle Board Saanich Peninsula, British Columbia, Canada
Heat Score – 86
If you’re looking for an incredible paddleboarding experience, the Saanich Peninsula is for you. The lovely locals and sheltered waters of Brentwood Bay make for an incredible location for paddlers of all skill levels. The summer weather and sights to see from your board make the Saanich Peninsula a must-see for any boating enthusiast exploring Vancouver Island. Learn more HERE.
1. Best stand up paddle boards 2022
Heat Score – 97
After personally paddling, weighing and thoroughly testing over 200 boards, our team of experts have selected the best stand up paddle board models of 2022. These are designated by an “A” rating and organized by category (inflatable, versatile , touring, etc). See our picks for the best SUPs of 2022 HERE.
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