November 18, 2011 //

When we got to the campsite, we found Josh already had a fire going.  Which was great because it was dark and we were still wet.  Josh had decided to meet back up with us to ask if he could join us on the 20 mile paddle to the Klamath River mouth as part of […]

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November 15, 2011 //

Delivering the prayer bundle to Josh from the Karuk Indian Tribe and the sharing of river stones had an elating effect on me. Being a first time prayer bundle courier between tribal elders, I felt very honored but also relieved to get it into the right hands. The plan for the remaining couple of hours […]

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November 14, 2011 //

With the leaves changing color and the cold creeping in, the California fall is in full-swing. In this installment of SUP magazine’s Field Notes, Ron Ayres, part of the Tahoe SUP Explore Project, ventures down Northern California’s Klamath River for a multi-day camping trip off of standup boards. Stay tuned as we continue this three-part […]

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October 11, 2011 //

The Amazon is everything we imagined and more— and a lot more rustic than I assumed. Our kayak escort guide, Leo Gonzales Mulonovich said we were the first people to standup paddle the Peruvian Amazon.

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October 10, 2011 //

If you think stepping out of your comfort zone is camping at San Elijo or San Onofre State Beach, try the Amazon. Mariko’s thin Japanese-Hawaiian ankles have become swollen kankles with bug bites covering the entire bottom portion of her legs. Mine aren’t much different, despite the fact that we covered ourselves with 98 percent DEET. Chase counted the bites on my upper right arm alone: 53.

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October 6, 2011 //

Day 2, October 4, 2011 A big chunk of international paddling expeditions is just getting to paddle. We are into day three of the trip, and we have yet to test out our boards. Two plane flights from Lima and we arrived to Puerto Maldonado, a small town in the southeast part of Peru in the state […]

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October 5, 2011 //

We love fall and winter. No, not just because of the waves and lack of crowds but because talented standup athletes and adventurers end the competition season and start doing cool trips again that allow us to live vicariously through them. Over the past year and a half, SUPthemag.com has done a number of blog […]

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March 11, 2011 //

Coming out of Little Harbor, the conditions proved to be exactly what they looked like. The 10 mph west wind hammered us and there was no chance of even taking a stroke on the right side. After about 45 mins of futile floundering Dave and I made the call to swing back and check on […]

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March 9, 2011 //

On the short motor sail out to Little Harbor from where they picked Dave and I up, we had a chance to cool our jets and enshrined the arduous two-hour paddle as “Just Four Miles”. Food also calms the savage beast and smartly I was given a hot sausage sandwich with chips while Dave decompressed […]

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March 8, 2011 //

Pretty close quarters sleeping on the boat last night, but all were up and buzzing by first light. It was clear that the weather was going to allow us to cover distance heading out towards the West End point of Catalina Island. Definitely had to rub my eyes a few times to wake up and […]

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