EuroTour Awards Ceremony Crowns Champions
The first EuroTour awards took place in Dana Point, California coinciding with one of the sports biggest races over the coming weekend. With all the athletes in town, it was the perfect occasion to gather our overall champions and recognize their amazing efforts in Europe this past summer.
In the Women's side it was American Fiona Wylde (Starboard) coming in 3rd place overall after her efforts which gained her a handful of podium finishes, besides her maiden win in Croatia to prove that she is one of the most well rounded athletes in the sport. In 2nd place Overall was American Seychelle Hattingh (Mistral) who, winning one of the biggest events in Bilbao, and also very strong performances in France & Germany cemented her place amongst the worlds best. Winning the EuroTour for her second consecutive year was none other than Germany's Sonni Honscheid (SIC) where she went unbeatable all season and retained her crown with ease.
In the men side we had a fierce battle with the world’s best, throughout the 12 weeks of the EuroTour. In 3rd place came world beater Titouan Puyo (NSP) from France; after a very consistent season that showed him conquer the challenging San Sebastian race in the Basque country and accumulate a few podium results throughout the main events. In 2nd place and with a very close battle for first came Michael Booth (Starboard). In a summer where the Aussie virtually conquered almost all the long distance events and showed that few, if any, can match him on the long grinds. In 1st position also for the second year in a row came the undisputed world number one Connor Baxter (Starboard). The Hawaiian is probably the most recognizable figure in the sport and showed his adaptability by winning in France and also the Bilbao World SUP Challenge to secure the overall win.
The complete overall results for the tour can be found below: http://www.eurotoursup.com/rankings
From the entire staff of the EuroTour, we really want to thank all the 12 events for their amazing efforts throughout the entire series and making this project possible. We couldn't have done it without the help of our sponsors. From our presenting sponsor Starboard that provided great support, besides having the biggest and most successful team on tour. To RedPaddle Co for sourcing the ever popular "XL Race to glory" and the "Junior Racing" that were part of most events on tour and a huge success with all participants. Thanks to Naish for being a Country Sponsor in Finland and also FOne & Howzit for being Tour supporters. We also want to thank all the media parters that shared all the news and press releases with a special mention to Supracer for doing a fantastic job on the Live webcasts and being there with us since day one.
Lastly we want to say special thanks to all the athletes that took place on the events , for sharing your stoke with us and making invaluable memories. We are hard at work with the 2017 edition, so stay tuned for more news shortly.
See you all next year,