April 12, 2018
50 RACES, 24 NATIONS: THE PADDLE LEAGUE’S COMPLETE SEASON SCHEDULE FOR 2018
By SUP Magazine
The Hoe Toa Paddle Championships, one of many races involved in the new Paddle League. Photo: @paddleleague / @georgiasphoto
SUP’S NEW BIG-LEAGUE CIRCUIT ANNOUNCES ITS 50-RACE SEASON SCHEDULE AND IS HEADED TO TAHITI!
The Paddle League has revealed "stage two" of its plan to help unify the sport, bringing together 41 regional events across 25 nations in a bid to provide a more stable foundation for the future of stand up paddling.
After announcing the 9 major stops of The Paddle League World Tour in January, which includes big international events such as the Carolina Cup and Gorge Paddle Challenge, the addition of these 41 "Regionals" completes the Season 2018 race schedule, bringing the total number of independent events in The League to 50.
The Paddle League Regionals include a huge variety of locations – from France to Finland, Key West to Kiev and Brazil to the Basque Country – plus a smorgasbord of unique formats: downwinders, beach races, marathons, river races and plenty of flat water, entry-level events for paddlers of all levels.
There are familiar names such as Maui2Molokai in Hawaii, the Key West Classic in Florida and San Francisco's Battle of the Bay, as well as new frontiers like river racing in the Czech Republic (Krumlovsky Vodacky), the Kiev Open in Ukraine and other new stops from Singapore to South Africa and Taiwan to Thailand.
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