Michael Booth will enter his first stop of European SUP tour for 2018, competing in Agios Nikolaos on the island of Crete, Greece this Sunday 27th May.
Booth will race in the headline event; a 15km ‘elite’ paddle from Agios Panteleimonas Beach and finishing in Agios Nikolaos lagoon.
After a quiet month resetting back home in Perth, Western Australia, Booth travelled 27 hours to Greece to pick up the European Tour at stop four, where he will now spend the next six weeks travelling across Europe, culminating with the London SUP Open on the first weekend of July.
“It was great to have some down time to catch up on some rest, but I’m ready to take on the next six weeks now and I feel extremely grateful to be back in Europe”.
Australian World Champion SUP athlete; Michael Booth has ticked off some serious goals already this year. Now determined to inspire and encourage other paddlers to reach their full potential with his online coaching programs, personally tailored to your needs. Sharing with you his years of knowledge and skills, Michael is confident that his online programs will not disappoint.
Michael first transitioned to SUP from other paddle sports at the end of 2014 and in this short time has climbed to the top of the international professional field. Undeniably, he is now one of the greatest in the sport in both distance and technical disciplines.
With determination and commitment driving Michael’s ambition to help others, he hopes to see his online programs improve the skills and performance of those who are following them. Booth’s online programs are available for both SUP and Surf Ski training disciplines and will offer consistent support from Michael himself right the way through.
Australia’s Michael Booth took out the win in yesterday’s 13.2 mile Elite Graveyard Race in the Carolina Cup, held at Wrightsville Beach, as promised, “with nothing left in the tank”.
It’s the victory title that Michael Booth has dreamt of since beginning his SUP career, it’s the comeback he had visualised just days ago… and it’s now his.
“To be honest, I have surprised myself, this is the biggest win of my career. I can’t wipe the smile off my face,” said Booth.
In what was a downwind sprint in the final kilometres, Booth beat the best in the business and left himself short of nothing when he crossed the finish line.
Michael Booth will compete this weekend in the eighth annual Carolina Cup SUP race, held at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.
Booth will enter the hotly contested distance race more determined than ever, aspiring to start and finish the Carolina Cup in his best form yet, with nothing left in the tank at the finish line.
“I am feeling focussed heading into the weekend and I am hoping for a strong finish on Saturday.”
The Carolina Cup is a week-long event beginning on Thursday the 19th April and will feature a total of five races. On Saturday, there is a 3.5-mile Harbour Island Recreational race, 6.5-mile Money Island Open Race and the 13-mile Graveyard Elite Race – which Booth will compete in.
Michael Booth will enter Tahiti’s premier SUP race – the Air France Paddle Festival more confident than ever this weekend off the back of a comfortable win on the Gold Coast last month in the Twelve Towers Ocean Paddle.
Booth has firmly cemented his reputation as one of the strongest and most outstanding paddlers in SUP racing over the past couple of years and is feeling focussed heading into the season, determined to make this year his best to date.