April 27-29 2018 Ponte Vecchio Florence:
in the historic center of Florence, stand-up paddle competitions were held open to professionals.
Firstly an international race valid for the national surfing circuit FISW and secondly one of the 24 regional races of Paddle
Ikaika with Starboard and Olympus as sponsor of the race has highlighted to participants and spectators the Wearewater
project www.we-are-water.org, inviting paddlers to collect any kind of floating plastics encountered on their path.
Officially launched on March 22th during the international Water day the project aim is to focus on good practices towards the
quality of our planet’s water.
Many professional athletes are already examples of good practices towards young people practicing this sport.
The sharing of values related to the respect and awareness of nature act as a glue and a guide line for athletes in this sport.