Joe Carberry

Joe Carberry

SUP Magazine Editor

December 3, 2010 //

Standup paddling is definitely growing. But where, and how? In this exclusive SUPthemag.com series, we go directly to the source, interviewing shop owners from all corners of the country, the ones on the frontlines of the standup movement to find out what’s driving their business…. One would hardly expect to find a surf shop in […]

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December 1, 2010 //

This month, SUP magazine photographer Chris Bishow is conducting an inexact vote at his blog where he polls as many paddlers in the industry as he can to determine the five most influential people in standup. He has captured these paddlers in a series of portraits he runs on his site. The first? The incomparable […]

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December 1, 2010 //

In a vast expanse of ocean that measures over several million square miles, there lies a stretch of sea known as the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, aka the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Plastic trash flushed into the ocean from Asia and the Americas swirls here for decades, turning this area of open ocean the size […]

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November 26, 2010 //

Happy Thanksgiving! And happy cold weather to go with it. In the name of nostalgia, we bring you Taylor Robertson, who has made Oregon’s Rouge River his personal SUP stomping grounds. Every summer, he uses this Northwestern gem as a place to express his inner board and paddle, even firing up Rainey Falls. Enjoy…..

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November 22, 2010 //

We love it for the ocean. We love it for the rivers. We love it for the lakes. We love standup paddling no matter what, even with winter upon us. Here, a group of dedicated practitioners prove our point. Courtesy OKSUP.com.

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November 15, 2010 //

DAY 6 The swell changed again today but the wind was more favorable. And there was LESS rain. Holy wet Caribbean. Crazy. Anyway we headed back to a spot we’ve named Lola’s. As soon as we rolled up in the My Ann, we could see that good shoulder to head-high lefts were pinwheeling off the […]

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November 11, 2010 //

The number one concern people have about learning to SUP is whether they’ll be able to stand up. People often tell me, “I have poor balance,” but that’s not a deal breaker. I first tried SUP at a resort on the Big Island several years ago. The resort boards were narrow and tippy for my […]

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November 11, 2010 //

DAY 5 So much for the sunny Caribbean. We woke this morning to more rain, wind and lightning. We moored at a tiny marina, Soper’s Hole, last night to refuel and restock the kitchen. The swell direction changed overnight so when we showed up at our standby spot this a.m. the wave was pretty well […]

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November 10, 2010 //

While it may not be the first thought of SUP aficionados, British Columbia is a hotbed in the standup movement. Long known as a popular destination for canoe trippers, sea kayakers, and whitewater gnar-chasers, standup paddlers, equipped with the right cold-water gear (i.e. drysuits), are pushing possibilities. Case in point: Check out this recent clip […]

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November 10, 2010 //

Day 3.5 So folks, this was day three…but the Internet on this boat is hit or miss, so here’s day three-point-five. Just when we thought the waves would never come…this morning we woke to swell rolling in. Jen got up and started surfing small ground swell. She said to me: “There must be waves somewhere.” […]

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