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SUP festival in St Petersburg Russia
« on: August 03, 2021, 04:59:06 PM »
With all these discussion about SUP as a sport is slowing down and getting replaced by other sports it was nice to see that there are places where SUP is growing.

 I grew in in St Petersburg when it was Leningrad. It is a beautiful, historically young (established jut a bit over 300 year ago in 1703) and  historically significant city. It was build in Neva-river delta and has enormous number rivers, bridges and canals.  It commonly referred as a Northern Venice because of that and because of original plans to have a part of city build exactly as Venice  - with canals vs roads.   When I picked up SUP I was always thinking how cool would be paddle around city one day.  Happy to report, I was not only one thinking about it..

Few years ago a group of SUP enthusiasts there created a festival (http://fontankasup.ru/) when people paddling a big loop around city blocks, lot of them costumes.  Here is a few links for you to enjoy.

Instagram
video: https://www.instagram.com/p/CR_noPiIp4p/
pics     https://www.instagram.com/p/CR_5Hm3tj_f/

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2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGGyFWB934A
         https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%D0%A4%D0%BE%D0%BD%D1%82%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%BA%D0%B0-SUP   - search for videos from different years
 
 
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Re: SUP festival in St Petersburg Russia
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2021, 05:25:10 PM »
That's awesome! All those inflatables.... Crazy. Like bumper cars:)
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Re: SUP festival in St Petersburg Russia
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2021, 06:02:01 PM »
Привет oceanAddict! ✌️ Я из Минска.
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Re: SUP festival in St Petersburg Russia
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2021, 06:11:33 PM »


That one guy is holding his paddle backward...

But otherwise... I'd love to be there  8)
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Re: SUP festival in St Petersburg Russia
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2021, 09:52:17 PM »
That second picture would make a great jigsaw puzzle 😜🤣
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Re: SUP festival in St Petersburg Russia
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2021, 03:11:39 AM »
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