Industry Headlines 2019

June 10, 2019 |
Nike Swim onboard with the Dragon World Championships 2019
Red Paddle Co has announced Nike Swim as the headline partner for this year’s Dragon World Championships 2019 in the beautiful setting of Lake Annecy, France. Now in its third year, the dedicated, team orientated stand up paddle board (SUP) world championships is one of the most global and fun SUP events on the planet with teams from across the globe battling ….

June 8, 2019 |
GEARO: If your shop rents gear, you must read this.
Rental booking platform. Independent specialty retail is at the center of this new service. Justine Barone  started Gearo ( after a failed attempt to find a place for her and her husband to rent paddleboards for a day-trip. Having faced this problem several times, she dug a little deeper and discovered….

May 29, 2019 | facebook
Tim Miller of Nova Craft Canoe retires
Today is Tim’s last day here at the office. After 32 years at the head of our company, Tim is retiring. He sees a lot more canoeing in his near future….

May 22, 2019 |
Old Town® launches the Topwater 120 PDL (USA)
Expanding on one of the most successful product launches in their 121-year history, Old Town is proud to debut the Topwater 120 PDL, the total fishing package in a compact, nimble format….

May 20, 2019 |
BoardSport SOURCE Issue 96 Out NOW! (GB)
RETAIL BUYER’S GUIDESUP 2019. The success of SUPs was so resounding that it ended up passing specialist boardsports retailers by. In 2019, the core brands ….. By David Bianic, page 23.

May 20, 2019 |
Neu: BoardSport SOURCE Ausgabe 96 (DE)
HÄNDLERLEITFADEN SUP 2019. Aktuell erlebt Stand-Up Paddlesurfing (SUP) einen enormen Boom, aber nicht immer profitieren…..Die Marktsituation beschreibt David Bianic, Seite 23.

May 15, 2019 | SUP-Mag.
LET’SUP – Neuer Shop am Starnberger See (DE)
Zwei Menschen, die SUP aus Leidenschaft weitergeben wollen, und dank Teilnahme an unzähligen SUP Rennen der letzten Jahre auf ein breites SUP Know-How zurück greifen…

May 15, 2019 | boardsports pr
Stand-up-Paddler umrunden Istrien für den Delphinschutz (DE)
Über 500 km paddeln und 5000 Euro Spendengelder sammeln – wenn die fünf Paddler ihre hoch gesteckten Ziele erreichen, kann einigen Delphinen in der Adria….

May 7, 2019 | Omroep Brabant
Hundreds of canoes destroyed by fire in Valkenswaard (NL)
The canoes were in an outbuilding on the grounds of recreation company Rofra on Molenstraat….

May 3, 2019
The Paddle League MANIFESTO
“SUP is a simple pursuit. We’re not Formula 1, we’re not pro surfing: the beauty of our sport is that anyone can do it.”
What will The Paddle League look like in Season 2019 and beyond? Here’s what we’re currently working on, what we’re excited about, and what we hope will help give the sport more stability for the next five, ten, twenty years…

April 18, 2019 | British Canoeing
Watersports participation on the rise (GB)
According to new research released this week more people are participating in watersports, a trend that has continued for the past three years.
The annual Watersports Participation Survey showed….

March 25, 2019 | Sports Trader
ISPO Award now also at OutDoor by ISPO
The ISPO Award is a regular highlight at the annual ISPO sport trade show, rewarding innovative products and companies. It is now being introduced to the OutDoor by ISPO trade show, which is being organised for the first time by the same organiser, Messe Munchen. (Messe Munich about awards)

March 20, 2019 | SUP-Racer Mag
End of an era? Pacific Paddle Games “postponed”
Christopher Parker of SUP-Racer Mag about the annual pilgrimage to Dana Point for 11 straight seasons from 2008 to 2018. The Pacific Paddle Games (PPGs), which took over from the original Battle of the Paddle (BOP) back in 2015, was organised by SUP the Mag….

March 20, 2019 | Carlsbad, California
No Pacific Paddle Games (PPG) in 2019
SUP Magazine is announcing it will not hold the 2019 Pacific Paddle Games (PPG). They look forward to working with the APP to bring back the event in 2020. “We know what Doheny State Beach represents, not only as hallowed ground with the event path first blazed by The Battle of the Paddle to elevate the sport in its fledgling years, but also as the home beach where our first fires were lit”

Mar 15, 2019 | ACA; Fredricksburg, VA USA
ICF Awards 2020 Wildwater World Championships and Worlds Cups to USA
World Championships & World Cup Races to be held April-May 2019
The International Canoe Federation (ICF) has announced that the Nantahala River located in North Carolina will host the 2020 ICF Wildwater World Championships, while the Cheat River in West Virginia will host the four World Cup Races.All races will take place from late April thru early May, 2020

Mar 15, 2019 | Deutscher Kanu-Verband
Duisburg freut sich auf die Kanu-WM 2023
Der Kanu-Regattaverein erhielt am Freitag in Peking den Zuschlag durch das ICF Board of Directors des Weltverbandes ICF. Als Konkurrenten setzte sich Duisburg mit seiner Regattabahn, gegen Montemor in Portugal, das bulgarische Plovdiv, Moskau und Posen durch.

Mar 14, 2019 |
ICF announce plans to host 2019 Stand-Up Paddleboard World Championships in decision which will anger ISA
The two sporting bodies both claim ownership of the discipline and last year a case was opened at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to try and resolve the issue.

Mar 14, 2019 | International Canoe Federation (ICF)
China to host 2019 ICF SUP World Championships
The International Canoe Federation and the Chinese Canoe Association are thrilled to announce they will host the US $50,000 ICF Stand Up Paddling World Championships in October 2019. The world championships will be staged at Qingdao, on China’s Yellow Sea coast, from October 24-27. Qingdao was the venue for the sailing competition at the 2008 Olympic Games.

Mar 12, 2019 |
Canoecopia: Proof of the power of connections
The annual gathering of paddlers in the USA. Canoecopia is the largest paddlesports consumer event in the world. More than 250,000 square feet of equipment and clothing. Over 180 seminars and clinics.

March 7, 2019 |
Old Town® Unveils the Ideal Grab-N-Go Watercraft for Anglers and Hunters
Old Town Canoe is proud to unveil its innovative new solo canoe, the Discovery 119 Solo Sportsman…

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