April 13, 2018
The race was grueling, hot, and for some it took its toll. In the end, Hansen stood atop the podium in a surprise finish. Honscheid was the undeniable female champion beating the runner up by over three minutes. Stay tuned for the next Paddle League main event, the Carolina Cup.
By Jack Haworth
The beginning of what would become a long and grueling race. Photo courtesy of The Paddle League
The Paddle League officially kicked off its regular season this past weekend at the 5th Annual Air France Paddle Festival in Tahiti. With blazing temperatures and sky-high anticipation, the race would produce a surprise comeback and some gritty performances from the world’s best paddlers.
In the end, it was Marcus Hansen and Sonni Hönscheid who stood atop the podium after an exciting finish.
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