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Russia holds annual Stand Up Paddle-Surfing festival

DECCAN CHRONICLE / AP

Published : Jul 11, 2017, 10:40 am IST
Updated : Aug 12, 2017, 4:15 pm IST
Hundreds come out to take part in Russia's annual Stand Up Paddle-Surfing festival. (Photo: AP / Instagram)
Hundreds come out to take part in Russia's annual Stand Up Paddle-Surfing festival. (Photo: AP / Instagram)
People get ready with their paddles to join in on the surfing festival in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 8, 2017. (Photo: Instagram / sashafalco)
People get ready with their paddles to join in on the surfing festival in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 8, 2017.  (Photo: Instagram / sashafalco)
200 surfers had reportedly taken part in the first stand up paddle surfing festival in St. Petersburg in October 2015.(Photo:AP)
200 surfers had reportedly taken part in the first stand up paddle surfing festival in St. Petersburg in October 2015.(Photo:AP)
Man dressed in animal costume participates in the SUP (Stand Up Paddle)-Surfing festival in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 8, 2017. (Photo: Instagram world_fitness2018)
Man dressed in animal costume participates in the SUP (Stand Up Paddle)-Surfing festival in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 8, 2017. (Photo: Instagram world_fitness2018)
The event took place on the Fontanka River in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 8, 2017. (Photo:AP)
The event took place on the Fontanka River in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 8, 2017. (Photo:AP)
People steer their SUP-Boards along the Griboedov Canal during a SUP(Stand Up Paddle)-Surfing festival in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 8, 2017. (Photo:AP)
People steer their SUP-Boards along the Griboedov Canal during a SUP(Stand Up Paddle)-Surfing festival in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 8, 2017. (Photo:AP)
A dog tries to drink water as its owner steers his SUP-Board along the Fontanka River during a SUP (Stand Up Paddle)-Surfing festival in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 8, 2017.(Photo:AP)
A dog tries to drink water as its owner steers his SUP-Board along the Fontanka River during a SUP (Stand Up Paddle)-Surfing festival in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 8, 2017.(Photo:AP)
People steer their SUP-Boards along the Griboedov Canal during a SUP(Stand Up Paddle)-Surfing festival in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 8, 2017. (Photo:AP)
People steer their SUP-Boards along the Griboedov Canal during a SUP(Stand Up Paddle)-Surfing festival in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 8, 2017. (Photo:AP)

Tags: Russia, SUP (Stand Up Paddle)-Surfing festival, st petersburg, water sports, festival, Griboedov Canal, Fontanka River