May 2, 2015, Andros Island, Greece – The 5th annual Hellenic SUP Cup is already underway for 2015 and ready to take in more competitors. Five locations will play host to this highly anticipated event with the grand finale at the historic Corinth Canal.
Kicking off the 2015 tour, the 1st stop took place in the scenic island of Andros in Kypri Bay on May 2nd, with the Wesurfin’ Club playing host for the event. With 15 knot winds blowing South-Southwest, the 81 competitors were forced to go upwind for the first leg of the course—a feat which proved challenging for all competitors, but especially tough for newcomers.
Exiting the picturesque gulf of Mpatsi after the first turn, numerous battles ensued as the second leg of the race turned into a downwind run. Some of the more experienced paddlers even managed to catch small bumps thus passing their competitors and earning a better place at the finish.
The final leg gave way to some intense moments with side-wind runs between buoys and a 40 meter beach sprint towards the cheering crowd at the finish line.
Stay tuned for the next stop on the tour, which will take place at Porto Rafti on June 21st. Hope to see you there.
1st George Fragkos (Naish, Javelin LE)
3rd George Konstantis (Naish, Javelin LE)
2nd Nikos Skordos (Naish, Javelin LE)
3rd Marios Kritis (Naish, Javelin LE)
1st Konstantina Kontarini (Naish, Javelin LE)
2nd Virginia Ethnopoulou (Naish, Javelin)
3rd Ioanna Sirti (Naish, Glide)
1st Poly Pilou (Naish, Javelin MC)
2nd Aggeliki Kolokousi (Naish, Glide)
1st Iason Andronis (Naish, Javelin LE)
2nd Fedon Doukas (Naish, Javelin LE)
3rd George Andreopoulos (Naish, Javelin LE)
1st Ilias Kropik (Naish, Javelin LE)
2nd George Giginis (Naish, Javelin)
3rd Panagiotis Papanikolaou (Naish, Javelin LE)
1st Lea Stahlman
2nd Myrto Androni
1st Vaggelis Avramidis (Naish, Nalu 11’6”)
2nd Manos Mavrommatis (Naish, Nalu 11’6”)
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