When surfing was added to the Olympic roster, reactions were mixed. Most of the athletes on the tour expressed their approval in one way or another.
The WSL hopped on board, and the International Surfing Association, of course, was ecstatic. It’s not just surfing they represent, either. They consider themselves the Olympic-level governing body of stand-up paddling. But things got a little sticky when it comes to who gets to claim the role of stand-up paddling’s keeper. So sticky, in fact, that it’s become a matter for the courts. So who wants it?
The International Canoe Federation.