March 25, 2013 //

Standup is hardly known in Fiji, but we’re keen to do it.

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March 25, 2013 //

I learned to surf before I knew how to swim. My parents would strap a life vest on me, and my father would push me into waves.

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March 25, 2013 //

As someone who’s been involved in standup paddling since the early years, I’ve watched the sport grow in ways I’d never imagined. Except in the way that means the most to me.

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March 21, 2013 //

“Hey, if you think we should pull the plug, I’m not going to argue.” I had, after all, already experienced a few hell-crossings in my time.

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March 21, 2013 //

Laird Hamilton talks about standup paddling upwind to improve fitness.

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March 21, 2013 //

When you’re working it out, do it right.

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Stroke
March 19, 2013 //

Standup paddling is such a new sport that we’re all beginners, really.

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March 19, 2013 //

I’ve always loved the water from the time I could walk. My dad has been surfing 40 years, so we started in the waves at 6 years old on boogie boards, and then after a couple of years we were doing everything.

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March 19, 2013 //

My friends and I were getting into kiteboarding when John Denney, owner of Jupiter Paddleboarding, donated a few of the early Sean Ordenez boards to our school’s kite club.

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March 19, 2013 //

I made my own 7-foot paddle from cedar and oak and used it to propel myself, standing in my canoe, for a 30-mile trip in Missouri’s Ozarks with a cooler of beer and a tent. All the boaters looked at me like I was crazy.

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