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9Jun/14Off

Starboard’s Bart de Zwart Qualifies for 2015 ISA Worlds.

Starboard's Bart de Zwart Qualifies for 2015 ISA Worlds.

Congratulations to Bart de Zwart for winning the beach race and the overall Dutch National Championship Event, which qualifies Bart to compete in the 2015 ISA World Championships. Just coming off an amazing solo expedition from Tahiti to Bora Bora, Bart proved he can compete against some of SUP racing’s finest and Win!

Here ia recap from Bart on the Dutch National Event:

This year the battle of the coast was a 2 event. First a short technical course inside Haarlem on Friday night and Saturday the Beach Race which is Holland biggest Beach race and also a qualifier for the ISA world Championships 2015.

I arrived in Holland in the morning with the first race starting in the evening. Even with a one day stop in London I still had some jet leg in my system and a slight cold too.
I felt kind of fit but knew I would still feel my crossing from 2 weeks ago if I would race at a 100%. So I hoped for the best and my inner drive.

I was using a All star 12’6 x25.5 I tried the sprint just before the race but with the many buoy turns and waves bouncing of the walls I felt more comfortable on the All start with the wider tail.
The first qualifier heat for the final went fine. The start was OK but Ricardo Haverschmidt had been training hard and that paid off. He was faster off the blocks and was just ahead of me until we got to the first buoy. There I just left a little gap between him and the buoy, enough for me to make a very tied turn which put me along side and slightly ahead . At the next buoy another tied turn and I was ahead. Starboard team mate Ike Frans also got Ricardo at the next buoy turn. The All Stars were fast right up to the buoy and with the now slightly wider tail very easy to step to the back and turn on a dime.
We all made it to the finals.

In the Finals my long time friend Martijn van Deth also joined us after the other qualifier heat.
The start was better this time with me in the lead and Martijn, Ike and Ricardo behind me. Just before the first buoy I made the mistake on the strong paddling Martijn coming alongside on my inside. At the first buoy he got the inside and the faster turn. We all piled up and I got away second with Ike on my heals. Martijn made tight turns and I could only keep up with his pace but not get him back.

1. Martijn van Deth (Starboard)
2. Bart de Zwart (Starboard)
3. Ike Frans (Starboard)
4. Ricardo Haverschmidt (Fanatic)

Saturday was the beach Race with more point counting to the overall and 2 qualifying places for the ISA worlds an important race.
A 5 lap technical course with 6 bouys and a beach run every lap a tough 12 km course.
The start was a survival start with run to the paddle and then run to the board with beach start.
I got away good as well as always starting well Ricardo and Martijn. Martijn though fell on his board with paddle and with his first stroke board the shaft. Ricardo came along my side. Ike following close behind.
The conditions were pretty flat which made the race very close. I got to the buoy first and directly a nice little lead. Ike also overtook Ricardo and was right behind me.
We knew Ricardo was a good runner and so we needed a little lead every lap to make sure he didn’t catch up with the run.
The first lap (about 15 min) we were still very close together after the run Ricardo connected again but to for long and it became a race between Ike and me. Ike looked strong and I felt my body aching. At the end of the 2nd round Ike over took but I could still follow and keep the same pace. The race was still long so I planned to hang in there and attack again in the 4th round. But it didn’t come that far Just before we got to the beach again he went for the wrong buoy although I tried to warn him I was so in him self and focused on this buoy and only realized to late. I quickly spoke with don’t risk being disqualified turn now and we already and such a gap he could still make 3rd today and become 2nd overall. So he did. Form then on I went on y own pace. Fast but steady just controlling the distance behind me with Ricardo and later Ike who did really well to come back into 2nd place. After about 1 hr 15 I finished in 1st with Ike only couple of minutes behind me and Ricardo a few behind Ike. A big bravo for Ike who worked really hard and fought his way back. ~ Bart de Zwart

Beach race and overall winners
1. Bart de Zwart (Starboard) qualification to the ISA worlds 2015
2. Ike Frans (Starboard) qualification to the ISA worlds 2015
3. Ricardo Haverschmidt (Fanatic)
4. Andreas Svenson (Naish) Sweden

Best women
Emma Reijmerink (Starboard) qualification to ISA worlds 2015

Photo Credit: Brendan Bank

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11Oct/13Off

Astro Tandem Review by Distressed Mullet

Astro Tandem Review by Distressed Mullet

Everything is more fun when you can share it. Check out this week’s product review of the Starboard Astro Tandem Inflatable.

Thanks to Distressed Mullet for giving this board a try…
http://distressedmullet.com/starboard-astro-tandem-inflatable
It could make or break your relationship (kidding)

I paddled my first tandem board in Utah with Matt Lennert from Chicago. I was working through the 2014 Starboard race boards line when he said to hop on and try it. it takes practice. You have to paddle in sync. If you don’t, it’s herky jerky and for couples, it could be the end of your relationship. At first, I nicknamed it the “relationship killer.” I thought it might even be worse than a trip to Ikea. We went a hundred yards out and turned without falling in. I was uncomfortable. As we headed back, we got our rhythm and all of a sudden, it was fun. We caught a bump. It was a blast. Matt and I are still friends and I can see why the tandem division is growing.

See the full review at: http://distressedmullet.com/starboard-astro-tandem-inflatable

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7Oct/13Off

The Arctic SUP expedition, Greenland

This amazing adventure was an exciting, cold, lonely, frozen and sunny experience I will never forget.
Starboard made it possible.
And Patagonia, Supskin, Maui Jim, Black Project Fins, PocketFuel helped me with essential supplies. Big thanks to all of them.

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12Sep/13Off

Starboard’s Marie Buchanan Wins 11 City Tour!

Starboard's Marie Buchanan Wins 11 City Tour!

Congratulations to Starboard Team Rider Marie Buchanan from the UK for winning what is deemed as the toughest SUP racing event in the world – The 11 City Tour. Marie proved she had the stamina and drive to get out ahead of Melanie Brandstätter, not look back, and win the women’s division of the grueling 5 day long event in Holland.

Marie provided us with her own thoughts on the event and the win:
“After 220km of paddling it was an amazing feeling to take overall victory in the gruelling 11 Cities Tour. The pace was tough at many points through the event and earlier in the week warm temperatures took their toll on many of us.

I built a healthy lead on day one but my main rival Melanie Brandstatter came back and closed the gap a little on day two after I missed ringing a bell on the course (a requirement for the event). I had to turn around, go back and ring it, losing valuable time. Each day I battled really hard to stay in touch with Melanie, knowing I was in control as long as I wasn’t left behind. We had some great battles and shared daily victories. I had to work flat-out to maintain my first place overall, with the drafting tactics and concentration equally important.

Thank you to everyone who helped me and Starboard for providing super-efficient gear: the 14’ Starboard Sprint and High Aspect 500 paddle really helped propel me to victory. It’s by far the toughest race I have completed, in fact I think it’s the hardest thing I have ever done so I’m very happy to have simply finished, let alone take the win!”

We look forward to more podium shots with Marie Buchanan but for now we will enjoy this win!!

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3Sep/13Off

11 City Tour Starts Tonight!

11 City Tour Starts Tonight!

The 11 City Tour, organized by Starboard Team Rider Anne-Marie Reichman, will start tonight with the prologue.

Be sure to follow Bart de Zwart as he looks to defend his 3 time winning streak and keep up with all the action on the following sites:

website: www.sup11citytour.com

follow live!
http://sup11citytour.com/live-tracking/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/sup11citytour?ref=hl

twitter:
https://twitter.com/sup11citytour
@sup11citytour

youtube: EVERY DAY A NEW VIDEO CLIP!!!
http://www.youtube.com/sup11citytour

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24Nov/12Off

Team Starboard and the 2012 BOP

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5Oct/12Off

Annabel Anderson Winner of BOP – 2 Elite Divisions

Starboard’s Annabel Anderson has been training, practicing, competing and preparing all year for the biggest event in SUP Racing. This has all paid off as she won the two elite divisions of the BOP! An amazing feat in itself, but even more special as she finally was able to out maneuver and out pace Candice Appleby by 3 minutes in the elite race and the long distance by 4 minutes …OUTSTANDING!

Below is an article from Sportshub.com that gives a great recap of the event.

Congratulations Annabel!!

Kiwi Annabel Anderson Rises to the Top of the World

New Zealand Stand Up Paddler Annabel Anderson emerged on top of the world storming to victory at the Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle in Dana Point, California this past weekend in what is known as the unofficial world championships … of the sport drawing the biggest and strongest fields from around the globe. Held at Doheny State Beach, the Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle played host to over 1000 paddlers competing over the weekend. With paddlers having to qualify through a round of morning heats for the final in the afternoon, it’s a true test of skill, surfing, fitness, smarts and endurance.

Anderson, the current leader of the Stand Up World Series was somewhat of an underdog going into the event having not raced any of the top women in 2012

In Saturday morning’s qualifying heat for the Elite race, a multi lap course ‘M’ shaped course in and out of the surf zone with a beach run through a chicane each lap, Anderson bided her time early in the race before getting onto small reforming wave close to the beach, running the sand hard and putting over a minute on four time reigning champion, local girl and crowd favorite Candice Appleby in the final lap.

With the final in the afternoon held just before low tide, waves, tactics and skill became even more important with several top paddlers getting taken out by set waves and having their boards end up on the beach. As the final approached the pressure was on Appleby to see if she could reverse the result of the morning and retain her title. Starting a minute after the elite men, Appleby asserted her dominance early and made it to the outer turning buoy first with Anderson right with her as well as other previous winners and podium finishers Jenny Kalmbach and Brandi Baksic. A strong afternoon seabreeze saw Appleby and Anderson open up a small lead on the rest of the pack but were reeled back in as they paddled for the beach for the first time. Catching a re-forming wave that her opposition missed gave Anderson the propulsion to hit the beach first before she flew up the sand and was the first back to her board to make her way back out through the surf zone.

From that point on, Anderson’s lead kept increasing by an astounding 38 seconds per lap as she built up an unassailable lead making the race a competition for the minor placings.

As she rode a wave in from the final turning buoy all the way back into the beach Anderson had not only destroyed the strongest ever assembled field at any competition but she had won by the biggest margin in the history of the event.

Bounding up the beach for the final time she took a moment to grab a kiwi flag from a supporter in the crowd and the look on her face was evident. She’d just done what no one else had been able to do and she’d done it in a style so convincing that had the crowd, commentators and media in a state semi shock.

“I still can’t believe the race played out like it did. It was never my intention to go as early as I did, but in a race like this when I saw the chance to go, I took it. It’s an amazing feeling. To have some kiwi support in the crowd and have a flag handed to me in the finish chute was very special.

One of the challenges of the Battle of the Paddle is that competitors have to back it up the next day for a 9.5 mile distance race down the coast to San Clemente Pier and back. Knowing that the pressure would be on from the gun, Anderson once again put herself out the front building a sizeable lead at the half way point and continuing to build on it through the second half of the race.
“To take the double this weekend has been the icing on the cake to an amazing year, cited Anderson who was almost four minutes in front of Appleby with in second and Jenny Kalmbach rounding out the top three.

What stunned the crowd and industry the most about Anderson’s performances over the weekend was how she’d done it as she was awarded the award for the ‘Most Combative’ female of the weekend.

For pictures and the full story please click here: http://www.sportzhub.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=15357&Itemid=1

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27Sep/12Off

Bart de Zwart Winner SUP 11- City Tour!

For three years in a row Starboard rider Bart de Zwart took on and conquered the most grueling SUP event of the year – the Holland 11-City Tour. Bart started his training months ago by crossing the English Channel Unsupported. After entering Holland a few weeks early to prepare, he knew he was ready when he had a great week competing in 3 races and getting 3 wins.

1st – Rotterdam SUP Regatta
1st – Dutch Paddle Championchips Amsterdam
1st – 11-City Tour

Congratulations Bart de Zwart, we are all very proud of you and excited for what is to come next!

Bart has given us a little insight as to how the overall event took place and what he went through to get the big win for the 3rd year in a row. Here’s Bart in his own words…

My race started already when I saw the competitor entry list 2 weeks ago. I knew my Casper Steinfath ( Danemark), Peter Bartl (Austria) , Ricardo Haverschmidt ( Holland) were all good paddlers. Specially Casper who has a very fast start and finish sprint and was 3rd last year, winning last 2 days. After seeing the list I decided on my strategie, I would pick one of the first 2 days with the most wind and try to break free at the start and go all out the whole day. The forecast for the first 2 days was 7-12 knots of head winds, not as strong as I would have liked but it would make it a harder day.
I had trained a lot the last 2 month wokring my way up to this race and felt I was ready.
A week before leaving Maui I found out I got a 2013 SPRINT 14′ for this race coming to Holland ust intime for the race.
I tested it in 2 races just before the 11-city both with 1st places. The Sprint 14′ fits me like a glove. Great speed , turnability, stabilty ( even with 25″), flat deck, low nose , wave piercing nose. Just perfect.
My plan worked and suprised the stronger competitors. I started very fast and kept that pace for a long time until I was sure I had some distance from Casper and Peter
I slowed down a little but still at a very high pace. Behind me Casper and Peter were working together and tried to get back at me. At the break I had 3 minutes on them which in the 11-city is already a nice buffer. After the break we still had to cross a lake with wind from the side for some competitors a real breaker.
The whole day I kept going as hard as I could knowing that I coulnd’t do this every day but also knowing that the next days would be somuch easier with some minutes in the bank. Now they had to answer. After just 5 hours I arrived in Sloten. I was done for the day. After a good massage and a lot of food I felt ready for the rest opf the week. With e the women Laura came in before Anne-Marie Reichman

The 2nd day my plan was to start fast but stay with Casper and Peter, start fast to make sure they would try the same what I did yesterday and tire them out a little.. I needed a little slower pace than the day before. At first Ricardo also on Starboard stayed with us but couldn’t keep up with our pace and dropped and paddled with Ike Fransen also an up and coming Dutch paddler. We paddled fast all day with medium head winds , going over a few lakes until we got close to Workem. Casper and I traded the front position, Peter was happy he could cling on. When we got closer to the finish I was on the front position and turning up the speed. Casper started sprinting a long way before the finish and suprised me with his early start. I gave it my all and fought off his first attack. 2 times more Casper treid to sprint pass me. At the finish I was just 1 board length in front of him. At the day price giving I gave away my day trophy to Casper for his fighting attitude and it was his birthday.
The atmosphere in the race boat where we all sleep is very good.

The 3rd day I felt strong all day. From start to finish. We kept a high speed all day but nobody tried to get away until 7 km before the finish when suddenly Peter gave it his all. We countered and stayed behind him knowing that it was still a long way to the finish. On a big canal, 4 km before the finish I found myself for the first time in 3rd position in the train, which isn’t the greatest place to be for a sprint. I figured the only way for me was to go very wide on the other side, sprint early and keep it up until the finish line. And that’s what happened a long sprint doing between 10 and 12km average, Casper stay behind me and fought for a long time in th end I had 10 second over him and he had 10 seconds over Peter.

The 4th day is call the ”Hell of the North” coming from the winter ice skating 11-city tour. The longest day with big open landscapes and not much protection from the wind. This year however there was a light wind from the back. As before Peter, Casper and I sprinted away from the start and stayed with eachother until closer to the finsih line. You have to see this race as the tour the france of SUP. A lot of tactics and decisions, when do I go in front, when do I bring up the pace when do I sprint. And then you have to make sure you eat enough and all the time. Whatever you do it is hard to get in the calories you need. I try to eat all day and use liquid bike food which is easy beacuse you can suck it up from your hip or back pack. Today was again a 5 hour race. We were on track for a new 11-city record. 45 minutes before the finish I took the head, it was quiet behind me and nobody asked me to take over so I though OK I will stay here and increase the speed every 5 minutes. 2 km beofre the finish we were at sprint speed which I managed to keep up until the line, Casper still had no answer but fought bravely coming 4 board length behind me.
Behind us it became intense when the number 4, 5 and 6 were only 50 seconds apart. Ike came in 4 th directly followed by Ricardo and Emiel.
Sofar Laura had always come in before Anne-Marie and was also in a clear leading position.

Day 5
With almost 6 minutes on Casper and Casper 3 on Peter, my the last day was more about the day win than the overall results. Although I thought that Casper deserved a win, fighting every day until the end I wasn’t going to hand it to him. This last day was only 30 km with a strong current the first 15 km and some head wind the last 5. It promised to be an interesting day. Again we went fast al the way until the break. After the break we had 1 km were paddled relaxed alongside eachother but we all knew that soon we were all going to go all out. I started to bring back the pace when Peter suprised me with an attack. directly Casper started so I came along. I told the boys “you know that this is going to be a 10 km sprint” they all said “yes” and raced on. We raced side by side for about 1 km until a curve in the canal came. I knew that if I would get in front and get all the ehad wind but still it owuld be hard to pass me if I kept th speed up. Still Pter and Casper didn’t give up both trying a couple times to pass, me still fighting it off. The last few kilomters there are always some random waves bouncing of the wall from small boats. I took every opportunity to get a small glide on the little waves slowly distancing myslef from Casper and Peter. The Spint 14′ also catches the glides pretty good. And then suddenly we went under the last bridge and there was the finish line. 220 km in 23 hrs and 43 min. 15 sec. incl 5 , 15 min breaks.

Overall Men
1. Bart de Zwart STARBOARD / STARBOARD 23hr 43 min 15sec
2. Casper Steinfath Naish / Quickblade 23 hr 49min 16sec
3. Peter Bartl Mistral / 23 hr 53min 01sec

Overall Women
1. Laura Quetglas PEPPER 26 hrs .59 min 56 sec
2. Anne-Marie Reichman STARBOARD
3.April Zilg STARBOARD

This one was special to me 3 wins 2010 2011 and 2012.Great Great Thank you to STARBOARD for making the fastest and now also the most beautiful looking boards.

Thanks also Anne-Marie for organzing such a special event and DAKINE, Billabong, Maui Jim, Black Project and Kanaha Kai Maui for your suppport.

And last but not least my wife Dagmar and daughter Soleil who support me in every crazy adventure I dive into.

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11Sep/12Off

Bart de Zwart Winner SUP 11- City Tour!

Bart de Zwart Winner SUP 11- City Tour!


For three years in a row Starboard rider Bart de Zwart took on and conquered the most grueling SUP event of the year – the Holland 11-City Tour. Bart started his training months ago by crossing the English Channel Unsupported. After entering Holland a few weeks early to prepare, he knew he was ready when he had a great week competing in 3 races and getting 3 wins.

1st – Rotterdam SUP Regatta
1st – Dutch Paddle Championchips Amsterdam
1st – 11-City Tour

Congratulations Bart de Zwart, we are all very proud of you and excited for what is to come next!

Bart has given us a little insight as to how the overall event took place and what he went through to get the big win for the 3rd year in a row. Here’s Bart in his own words…


My race started already when I saw the competitor entry list 2 weeks ago. I knew my Casper Steinfath ( Danemark), Peter Bartl (Austria) , Ricardo Haverschmidt ( Holland) were all good paddlers. Specially Casper who has a very fast start and finish sprint and was 3rd last year, winning last 2 days. After seeing the list I decided on my strategie, I would pick one of the first 2 days with the most wind and try to break free at the start and go all out the whole day. The forecast for the first 2 days was 7-12 knots of head winds, not as strong as I would have liked but it would make it a harder day.
I had trained a lot the last 2 month wokring my way up to this race and felt I was ready.
A week before leaving Maui I found out I got a 2013 SPRINT 14′ for this race coming to Holland ust intime for the race.
I tested it in 2 races just before the 11-city both with 1st places. The Sprint 14′ fits me like a glove. Great speed , turnability, stabilty ( even with 25″), flat deck, low nose , wave piercing nose. Just perfect.
My plan worked and suprised the stronger competitors. I started very fast and kept that pace for a long time until I was sure I had some distance from Casper and Peter
I slowed down a little but still at a very high pace. Behind me Casper and Peter were working together and tried to get back at me. At the break I had 3 minutes on them which in the 11-city is already a nice buffer. After the break we still had to cross a lake with wind from the side for some competitors a real breaker.
The whole day I kept going as hard as I could knowing that I coulnd’t do this every day but also knowing that the next days would be somuch easier with some minutes in the bank. Now they had to answer. After just 5 hours I arrived in Sloten. I was done for the day. After a good massage and a lot of food I felt ready for the rest opf the week. With e the women Laura came in before Anne-Marie Reichman


The 2nd day my plan was to start fast but stay with Casper and Peter, start fast to make sure they would try the same what I did yesterday and tire them out a little.. I needed a little slower pace than the day before. At first Ricardo also on Starboard stayed with us but couldn’t keep up with our pace and dropped and paddled with Ike Fransen also an up and coming Dutch paddler. We paddled fast all day with medium head winds , going over a few lakes until we got close to Workem. Casper and I traded the front position, Peter was happy he could cling on. When we got closer to the finish I was on the front position and turning up the speed. Casper started sprinting a long way before the finish and suprised me with his early start. I gave it my all and fought off his first attack. 2 times more Casper treid to sprint pass me. At the finish I was just 1 board length in front of him. At the day price giving I gave away my day trophy to Casper for his fighting attitude and it was his birthday.
The atmosphere in the race boat where we all sleep is very good.

The 3rd day I felt strong all day. From start to finish. We kept a high speed all day but nobody tried to get away until 7 km before the finish when suddenly Peter gave it his all. We countered and stayed behind him knowing that it was still a long way to the finish. On a big canal, 4 km before the finish I found myself for the first time in 3rd position in the train, which isn’t the greatest place to be for a sprint. I figured the only way for me was to go very wide on the other side, sprint early and keep it up until the finish line. And that’s what happened a long sprint doing between 10 and 12km average, Casper stay behind me and fought for a long time in th end I had 10 second over him and he had 10 seconds over Peter.


The 4th day is call the ”Hell of the North” coming from the winter ice skating 11-city tour. The longest day with big open landscapes and not much protection from the wind. This year however there was a light wind from the back. As before Peter, Casper and I sprinted away from the start and stayed with eachother until closer to the finsih line. You have to see this race as the tour the france of SUP. A lot of tactics and decisions, when do I go in front, when do I bring up the pace when do I sprint. And then you have to make sure you eat enough and all the time. Whatever you do it is hard to get in the calories you need. I try to eat all day and use liquid bike food which is easy beacuse you can suck it up from your hip or back pack. Today was again a 5 hour race. We were on track for a new 11-city record. 45 minutes before the finish I took the head, it was quiet behind me and nobody asked me to take over so I though OK I will stay here and increase the speed every 5 minutes. 2 km beofre the finish we were at sprint speed which I managed to keep up until the line, Casper still had no answer but fought bravely coming 4 board length behind me.
Behind us it became intense when the number 4, 5 and 6 were only 50 seconds apart. Ike came in 4 th directly followed by Ricardo and Emiel.
Sofar Laura had always come in before Anne-Marie and was also in a clear leading position.


Day 5
With almost 6 minutes on Casper and Casper 3 on Peter, my the last day was more about the day win than the overall results. Although I thought that Casper deserved a win, fighting every day until the end I wasn’t going to hand it to him. This last day was only 30 km with a strong current the first 15 km and some head wind the last 5. It promised to be an interesting day. Again we went fast al the way until the break. After the break we had 1 km were paddled relaxed alongside eachother but we all knew that soon we were all going to go all out. I started to bring back the pace when Peter suprised me with an attack. directly Casper started so I came along. I told the boys “you know that this is going to be a 10 km sprint” they all said “yes” and raced on. We raced side by side for about 1 km until a curve in the canal came. I knew that if I would get in front and get all the ehad wind but still it owuld be hard to pass me if I kept th speed up. Still Pter and Casper didn’t give up both trying a couple times to pass, me still fighting it off. The last few kilomters there are always some random waves bouncing of the wall from small boats. I took every opportunity to get a small glide on the little waves slowly distancing myslef from Casper and Peter. The Spint 14′ also catches the glides pretty good. And then suddenly we went under the last bridge and there was the finish line. 220 km in 23 hrs and 43 min. 15 sec. incl 5 , 15 min breaks.


Overall Men
1. Bart de Zwart STARBOARD / STARBOARD 23hr 43 min 15sec
2. Casper Steinfath Naish / Quickblade 23 hr 49min 16sec
3. Peter Bartl Mistral / 23 hr 53min 01sec

Overall Women
1. Laura Quetglas PEPPER 26 hrs .59 min 56 sec
2. Anne-Marie Reichman STARBOARD
3.April Zilg STARBOARD

This one was special to me 3 wins 2010 2011 and 2012.Great Great Thank you to STARBOARD for making the fastest and now also the most beautiful looking boards.

Thanks also Anne-Marie for organzing such a special event and DAKINE, Billabong, Maui Jim, Black Project and Kanaha Kai Maui for your suppport.

And last but not least my wife Dagmar and daughter Soleil who support me in every crazy adventure I dive into.





credit to: Maty de Vreeze

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31Jul/12Off

Dylan Frick – Triple Crown Series Elite Champion 14’ SUP Class

Dylan Frick - Triple Crown Series Elite Champion 14’ SUP Class

If you don’t know the name Dylan Frick, you will soon. He is a young Starboard International Team Rider and SUP Waterman from Gordon’s Bay Cape Town South Africa. Dylan just dominated in the 14’ Class of the Triple Crown in Maui. He will forever be listed as the first winner in the 14’ class.

Dylan has a few words after a long road trip home…

“Just got home from the 27mile / 43km Maui to Molokai SUP Crossing, the 3rd and final race of the Maui Tripple Crown with the 14′ Elite class title to my name. I cant believe I traveled to the opposite end of the world and won the title on my birthday. Thanks for all the birthday wishes everyone and a huge thanks to Starboard SA and Starboard International for believing in me. Also a big thanks to Handsome Bugga Productions and Rodney Kilborn for an awesome event, to my new competitor friends for all the good info and pointers, and to my REAL Hawaiian Waterman Boat Driver for his kindness, awesome advice, and my awesome present from him. THANK YOU DOGGY! You are my hero. I will never forget you. ALOHA”

Congratulation’s Dylan, we look forward to seeing more of you and the Tiki on podiums around the world.














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