Wet Turtles Take It All

One regular Saturday morning in the middle of Latvia in Vaidava, Koceni parish the largest dedicated SUP event "SUP Fests 2018" took place. With the weekend dedicated to SUP fun, racing and music, excitement was high for the ultimate team SUP race on the 22ft inflatable Red Paddle Co Dragon. Some teams had been training for months, some were formed on the spot (having to test their team spirit in just a few hours time), but all 11 teams were ready to take on the challenge to unleash the dragon.   

Photo - Viesturs Lācis

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Sam Wonnacott
Sydney Slayers

The winter weather in Sydney did not stop Dragon Slayers from across New South Wales competing in the first ever Australian Dragon World Series event. Despite 25 knot winds, 14 teams battled it out to become the ultimate Dragon champions. 

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Sam Wonnacott
DWC 2018 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW!

The countdown has officially begun for the Dragon World Championships 2018, the world’s only dedicated SUP team racing event, where anyone can enter. Red Paddle Co Racing are inviting paddle boarders from all over the world to come together and join them in Lake Fuschl, Austria and with entries flooding in we decided to catch up with the team on everything Dragon! 

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Michelle Meredith
Russia Conquers the dragon

Tuesday 1st May 2018 fourteen teams from across Russia descended on Novorossiysk to battle in the ultimate SUP race to be crowned the Dragon World Series Novorssiysk champion. 

With teams from Moscow, Tomsk, Tuapse, Sochi and Novorossiysk having victory within their grasp,  anticipation was high as the semi-finals began. Following a burst of speed at the start and a neck and neck race, team Four Axes disappointingly fell into the water at the finish line. This led to them facing team Zmey Gorynich in the race for 3rd place which proved to be an epic battle. 

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Sam Wonnacott
No I in Team

'My favourite saying when getting a job done is "Team work is dream work" and it was never more true than the finals of the Red Dragon World Championship. Adrian, Tremayne, Jacob and I who regularly compete against each other joined forces and crushed it. Dream work indeed. Thanks Red.'

- Jason, Team Paddle Barbados 

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Michelle Meredith
An Experience Of A Lifetime

“At the Red Paddle Championships, I had the most fun and excitement I could have ever imagined at a race. I met and bonded with friends that share the passion for the sport from all over the world and came home with precious memories. The location was absolutely amazing and the event was super organized. The staff couldn't have been more supportive in helping me not only have the best race I could have had, but also an incredible experience of a lifetime. I've been impatiently going back to their website to check whether this year's schedule have been posted yet!”

Noriko Red SUP Ladies

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Michelle Meredith
2018 DWC Location Announced

It is with much excitement that we can announce the location of the 2018 Dragon World Championships. The world’s only dedicated, global TEAM SUP competition is set to be unleashed on the shores of Lake Fuschl, Austria on the 31st August to September 2nd 2018. 

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Michelle Meredith
DWC Barbados

The sand was sandy, the water was wet, and the mighty Dragon boards were officially conquered! Marking the start of the first ever dedicated team SUP event, the 28th – 30th  October 2017 will forever remain a momentous occasion in paddle board history. 

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Michelle Meredith
DWC | FINALS

Monday 30th October 2017, a day for some when dreams would come true and for others victory would slip from grasp. This was it, the culmination of months of training would come down to just four heats. Four races which would decide the course of history and crown the first ever Dragon World Champions!

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Michelle Meredith
DWC | DAY TWO

Sunday 29th October 2017 – 5.00am – Despite the fact that the first rays of light were only just skimming the horizon, the day was already warm and the Red Paddle Co team were working hard to prepare for the day to come. Today was the result of 12 months preparation. Today was the start of the Dragon World Championship, a tournament which would crown the first ever team SUP champions!

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Michelle Meredith
DWC | DAY ONE

Marking the start of the first ever dedicated team SUP Dragon World Championships, the 28th October 2017 will forever remain a momentous occasion in paddle board history.

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Michelle Meredith
Prize Purse confirmed!

$6,000 USD prize purse for the Dragon World Championships confirmed! The event will be the first of its kind and the first ever dedicated, global team race event. Taking place in Carlisle Bay, Barbados on 28th – 30th October 2017 the inaugural competition will see teams of all abilities, from all over the world battling it out to be crowned the victors.

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Michelle Meredith
Meet the Dragon's Angels

This week we spent a bit of time getting to know the Dragon's Angels, the all female team from France who are ready and raring to compete in Barbados in October.

So let's hear what they have to say...

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Michelle Meredith
THE RED DRAGON TAKEOVER

The Red Dragon made an appearance at the SUP Festival in Latvia last week. With seven teams participating all completed two laps of a 7km course. With the final two teams battling it out in a head to head sprint to be crowned champion! It was team Gain Fast who conquered and came out victorious!

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Michelle Meredith