Istria SUP Challenge

Restube ambassadors Stecher twins circled around Istria with the Stand Up Paddle Board

Stecher Twins Stand Up Paddling for good cause with international SUP Athletes

The Istria SUP Challenge around the Croatian peninsula is without a doubt an outstanding sports performance – achieved by an international SUP team recently. In collaboration with „Gesellschaft zur Rettung der Delphine“ (GRD) – an organisation for the preservation of the remaining dolphins in the Adriatic sea – the athletes could also use the project to collect donations to support the organisations’ goal.

5 Athletes, 5 Days, 500 km

In the Istria SUP Challenge the crew of fife – Mario and Manuel Stecher, the “Stecher twins”, as well as Arnd Dünzinger from Germany, Andy Dressler from Canada and Peter Baricevic from Slovenia – paddled more than 500 km in only 5 days on the Stand Up Paddle Board. With more than 10 h per day on the board, the route was not only tough by itself, partly heavy storm and rain made it even more challenging. Throughout the tour, the Stecher Twins were equipped with our Restube sports safety device, a very robust version of the Restube buoyance, and the Restube PFD.

Arrived at the final destination the athletes were overwhelmed with joy about the mental and physical achievement. Ulrich Karlowski from the GRD, too, was more than impressed: “These guys made the impossible possible. This challenge was beyond words and we are incredibly grateful for their support for the dolphins.

Saving the Dolphins together!

The Istria SUP Challenge has the ambitious goal of raising 5.000 Euros for the population of dolphins threatened with extinction in the Adriatic sea. Donations can still be made until end of July – just follow this link:

SUP world champion Sonni Hönscheid is a supporter of the project, too. The passionate artist contributed the “savethedolphins” logo which can now be found on several items in the savethedolphins – Spreadshirt-Shop. All proceeds will contribute to the dolphin project.

You want to learn how to Stand Up Paddle or improve your skills? We created with Sonni the great SUP Guide with all the insides from the champion.

This way to the Guide.

To help raise awareness for the Istria SUP Challenge famous songwriter SEOM released his new music video “Hüter der Meere” just in time for the start of the challenge. Have a look here:


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We at Restube congratulate the entire team to this terrific performance!

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