NSW Stand Up Paddleboard Titles: Port Stephens has been invaded

The first ever NSW Stand Up Paddleboard Titles is coming to Port Stephens this July, with the states best ready to fire.

Having ridden a wave of popularity, across the globe, over the past decade, stand-up paddleboarding has etched its way firmly into the sphere of competitive and recreational surfing, culminating with this inaugural event.

The hybrid discipline, which takes inspiration from surfing, skiing, wakeboarding and skateboarding, continues to rapidly evolve and grow in popularity.

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SBOX: surfer's black box | Photo: ZigZag Magazine

In the future of surfing, the speed of surf rides will be one of the top issues of performance and judging.


That's why there's a new technology hitting the wave peaks. SBOX is the company behind this GPS tracking system tested in the Xcel Pro Showdown at Supertubes, South Africa.

Windsurfers and kiteboarders are already using similar ways of measuring speed. In the next months, surfers will be able to watch how they performed in 3D terrain digital maps. The speed records, the highest aerials and the trajectories.

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Charly Martin: too shy to appear

The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Europe will be sanctioning its first Regional Specialty Event with the 6.0 Cash For Tricks this summer, a series of four events taking place in Europe and bringing a new, fresh and progressive format of competition to its calendar.

Aiming at pushing the boundaries of progressive surfing by gathering a pool of both ASP professional athletes and local rising talents, the 6.0 Cash for Tricks events will see an explosion of flying maneuvers and spectacular surfing, with incredible every trick being rewarded with cash.

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