Xcel Open Ocean Paddleboard Race: it's tough

XcelWetsuits & UV Performance Gear will welcome over 100 of Australia’s best Paddleboarders to the Gold Coast this weekend for the 2010 Xcel Open Ocean Paddleboard Race.

For the uninitiated, paddleboards are streamlined, specialised craft that are designed for paddling long distances and riding open ocean swells. Coming is a range of sizes, they’re paddled surfboard style in either a prone or kneeling position.

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Silvana Lima: South American supremacy

Silvana Lima (BRA), 25, has claimed the Movistar Peru Classic presented by IPD over Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), 19, in clean two-to-three foot righthanders in San Bartolo.

Event No. 5 on the 2010 ASP Women's World Tour, the Movistar Peru Classic culminated in dramatic fashion today with some major upsets and stunning performances.

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Blue Bath2London: they arrived at Tower Bridge

British Adventurers Dave Cornthwaite and Sarah Outen have successfully completed their Blue Bath2London challenge, becoming the first to Stand Up Paddle (SUP) between Bath and London. They completed their journey across England arriving at Tower Bridge today, 8th June, to coincide with World Oceans Day.

The duo who between them have set world records by rowing or paddling across oceans and continents, paired up for the week-long endurance challenge, Stand Up Paddling the 150 mile long route navigating 114 locks on the way.

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