Accent Paddles signs on as new paddle sponsor for Facing Waves


Facing Waves and Nikki Gregg are pleased to announce their new partnership with Accent Paddles - an American company that proudly manufactures some of the highest quality SUP, touring and whitewater paddles on the market.

Accent Paddles has signed on as the exclusive paddle sponsor for the popular Facing Waves television series, the only North American paddlesports series that travels the globe in search of the top paddling destinations. Nikki Gregg, host of the series, and a pioneer in the stand up paddling community, is thrilled to be working with Accent Paddles on this project. “This is an exciting new partnership for me and the Facing Waves team“, says Gregg, “Accent makes some of the best SUP paddles out there, and I’m looking forward to using their products wherever this season of Facing Waves takes me and beyond.”

Nikki Headshot

Facing Waves airs weekly on Outside Television, Universal Sports Network and the Nautical Channel, which airs in over 45 countries in four different languages. The series reaches 30 million households, and this new season will see Nikki Gregg paddling in a number of diverse locations across the USA and internationally, including Papua New Guinea, the Azores and northern Canada.

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Facing Waves is a TV series that showcases top paddling destinations. To showcase your top paddling destination or learn more about the series, contact Brendan at 613.582.7154 or

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