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Stand Up Paddle World 2020

An annual special issue dedicated to Stand Up Paddling. Focused on newcomers to the sport, SUP World Mag primarily covers the recreational aspects of Stand Up Paddling: beginner paddlers, leisure and family paddling, fitness, flatwater, and distance paddling, and a little bit of racing and surfing. Focused on the visual aspect the sport, SUP World Mag brings high quality photography, thoughtful articles and very creative lay out. Essential reading for Stand Up paddlers worldwide.

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In the last few months, access to the world’s rivers, oceans, and lakes was shuttered as countries and governments around the world navigated the challenges wrought by novel coronavirus Covid-19. Yet for all that was temporarily lost, much was gained as paddlers and players in the paddlesport industry found solidarity, rallying together to support something bigger. Manufacturers switched their focus from paddling gear to Personal Protective Equipment of another kind: the masks, gowns, and face shields needed by those at the forefront of a pandemic. Athletes flocked to the internet, creating online tutorials and hangouts to keep the community sated and connected. During these tumultuous months, river lovers, from racers to cruisers paddlers, waited anxiously to return to the water, sometimes poaching runs and other times fighting for access. SUP surfers faced…

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the wish list

RTM - SUP DUO 15’ Who said SUP has to happen solo? The SUP 15’ DUO lets you share the fun with two or even three! Find a friend, or bring a young child and small pet along for the ride. Play for a few minutes or head out for an overnight adventure. A luxury transport bag allows you to explore even the most remote areas. Made with dropstitch. Comes with pump and carry bag. LENGTH: 465 CM/15’ | WIDTH: 90 CM/35’’ | THICKNESS: 15 CM/6’’ | VOLUME: 500 L/132 G | MAX. CAP.: 200 KG/440 LB | MATERIAL: DROPSTITCH RTMKAYAKS.COM HIKO SPORT - RAMBLE Light paddle cag made for sea kayaking and touring. The hood is designed to fit around your face and is equipped with our 3D adjustment system. The chin area of…

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the wish list

INDIANA - 11'6 FEATHER INFLATABLE The feather-light board for adventurers, who like to take their board with them everywhere they go without missing out on performance. The length of 11'6 and the pointed, flat shape allow for brisk speed and good directional-stability. Thanks to the thickness of 6 ’’ it is stiff enough and the volume of 307 liters allows a large payload. LENGTH: 11'6’ / 350 CM | WIDTH: 30’’ / 76.2 CM | THICKNESS: 6’’ / 15 CM | VOLUME: 307 L | WEIGHT: 7 KG INDIANA-PADDLESURF.CH SELECT PADDLES - SESSION The Session SUP from Select Paddles is specially engineered to increase efficiency and reduce fatigue. Light and thin fiberglass construction, with a V-shaped section that provides excellent stability for a very comfortable paddle swipe through the water. Whether for fitness, touring, or…

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the right to a world championship the (icf) future of sup racing

Despite predictions to the contrary, and efforts by some to denigrate and even sabotage the event, in October 2019, the International Canoe Federation’s first stand up paddling world championships finished with record viewing figures, record country and athlete numbers and record-breaking winning times in Qingdao, China. The question many are now asking – where to next? "HAVING EXPERIENCED THE CALIBER OF EVENT THE ICF CAN PUT ON, AND HAVING SEEN THE RESPONSE ONLINE, THERE WAS LITTLE DOUBT AMONG THE ATHLETES AND OFFICIALS THAT THIS WAS THE FUTURE." The ICF has big plans for the future and has already chosen Hungary as the venue for the next world championships – but more on that later. From the start, the ICF set out to make the 2019 SUP world championships about the athletes. The…

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must see and do in hamburg

- Visiting the viewing platform of Elfi (free) (www.hamburg.de/ elbphilharmonie) or pay to take in a concert inside the big hall of the opera house. - Visit Reeperbahn and the clubs at night. - Take a harbor tour into the part where SUPs aren’t permitted. (www. hamburger-rundfahrten.com) Or, if you have a day ticket for public traffic already, visit using the city lines for free. - Bike through the old Elbtunnel, right into the heart of the industry harbor. - Walk up the 453 steps of Michel, the St. Michael’s Church (Hauptkirche Sankt Michaelis) to get the best view of the city (5 Euros) Rent a SUP and SUP tours/guiding:supclubhamburg.de, sup-way.de, sup-verleih.hamburg, alster-surfer.com, sup-legion.com, in-shape.coach For more information on exploring Hamburg by SUP, check the SUP Guide Hamburg und Umland. The books offer maps and…