This week is the International Surf Association World Championships for Surf, Paddle Boarding and Stand Up Paddling.
Local athlete Stuart Robinson is ﬁrst to catch the wave ahead of Venezuela and Peru. This is the ﬁrst time athletes from
Canada have entered a team in the world championships. Twenty-three countries are involved with 150 of the world’s
best competitors in attendance. Stuart, co owner of SurfSUP here in the Comox Valley has been ʻSUPPINGʻ for six years
and also runs the Vancouver Island SUP race series around the Island.
“It is a sport that everyone can get involved in no
matter what level,” notes Robinson. “Get stoked and join in with other positive people who just want to get out there and have
fun.” You can follow the championships via live streaming at Goggle – ISA Worlds Peru.