While most of the world was looking towards Hvide Sande and the EURO SUP 2022. The ICF held their only SUP World Cup in the US. It was a good opportunity for some elite paddlers to make some extra price money and getting qualified for the fast track for the upcoming ICF SUP World Championschips in Poland.
On a side note, it is still interesting to see that not all elite paddlers in the US have showed up to a seemingly easy opportunity to make some extra money. The turn out was very low in the elite class, while in Europe people paddle like crazy regardless of the federation that is putting on an event.
One of our readers put it quite blunt on our Facebook page:
Petr Cemper:if this is ICF World Cup level = it is disaster for that sport … not having even 10 competitors in reasonable skill !!! Hobby races oo EU weekend warriors is quite better … I am sorry about Connor,Bruno, April, Kim , that they need to be part of this comedy …
Does the US have a SUP Problem or the lack of thereof?