Another major podium for Dews
Hitting crunch time of the European paddle season, Dews showed strength and form with a galant 2nd place finish in week 7 of the Euro SUP Tour. His back to back podium finishes in as many weeks has cemented a solid top 3 ranking in the inaugural Paddle League World SUP Tour.
Last weekend the Famous beachside town of Hossegor, France played host to the Hossegor paddle games, which acted as stop #6 on the Paddle League world tour.
It was a courageous result for the Australian who took a commanding lead in the early stages of the 8km distance race. From battling confused tidal water, boat wash and traffic, Lincoln was eventually overtaken in the later stages by arguably one the best exponents of up and down wind paddling Titouan Puyo to take second place.
“Little bit tough to swallow a close lost when you know you didn’t execute your race plan was well as you would have liked. I set my self up well early, but couldn't capitalise, letting Titouan Puyo and Daniel Hasulyo close the gap in the some tricky upwind conditions. A lot of good learning experiences came out of this race for me and totally stoked to be on the podium with two other legends." Lincoln Dews
Lincoln backed up on Sunday in near perfect surf race conditions to go one better than his earlier result and take out the Technical Surf Race. His victory over a superbly talented world class field in front of a packed Hossegor Beach was a great end to his French assault.
“It was a great feeling being able to come out on Sunday and win the Technical Surf Race ahead of such a class field. After assessing where I wanted my paddling to be in Saturday's race, Sunday was my time to make corrections, stick to my race plan and paddle the way I need to. Standing at the top of the podium was definitely a bonus." -Dews.
Lincoln will be back in action next weekend for the World SUP cup, in Germany next weekend. you can follow his journey through his social media platforms, or on 'PaddleLeague.com'.