SUPer Surfer’s Challenge | A Race Vacation in Croatian Paradise

By the time stop seven rolls around on the Euro Tour, all folks involved in the eight-week race grind have earned their right to a good vacation. Landing in Poreč, Croatia for the SUPer Surfer’s  Challenge, they get that opportunity in fine form.

The racers on the Euro Tour hit Poreč after Stop Six in San Sebastian, Spain and before Stop Eight—the EuroSUP Championships in Lacanau, southwestern France. With all that jet-setting and sightseeing, clearly their jobs don’t suck. But traveling to eight new locations in eight consecutive weeks for eight consecutive races can be exhausting, and really, how much tapas and sangria can one indulge before desire strays to other environs? Answer: probably forever. It’s a rhetorical question…

Enter Poreč, Croatia—Central Europe’s Mediterranean crossroads, land of a thousand islands and home of the SUPer Surfer’s Challenge where the women are bronzed, the water is turquoise and the manistra na pome (pasta with tomatoes) is oh so pasta-ish and tomatoey. It’s all the R&R a racer could want, and if you need more evidence before you’re convinced, watch the above drone footage.

Congratulations to Michael Booth and Fiona Wylde, winners of the 2016 SUPer Surfer’s Challenge.

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