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March 5, 2012 //

In the Spring issue of SUP mag, talented scribe Jennifer Holcomb profiles the Clark family from San Clemente, Calif.

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February 15, 2012 //

I left San Diego in 1992 for Prescott College in Arizona, where one of my first classes was Whitewater Guide Training. That brought me to Salida. Badfish was an after-work project in my garage.

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January 13, 2012 //

I’ve been in the ocean my whole life. I learned how to standup paddle here on Maui when Laird (Hamilton), Dave Kalama and Loch (Eggers) were down at Ho’okipa with their huge standup boards and they let me go out at the point. I remember catching my first wave and being hooked. I was 9 or 10.

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December 13, 2011 //

I started paddling when I was 16. As a kid, I grew up doing surf lifesaving, which is big in Australia. I started competing on outrigger canoes. I was a small kid, so they taught me how to be a steersman. I learned how to have ‘feel’ for the water and how to control a canoe, which made the transition to standup really easy. The first time I saw an SUP was in 2007 in Hawaii when racing the OC-1 series. I remember thinking, ‘This sport won’t take off’. It looked silly.

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December 8, 2011 //

I competed in the lifeguard Ironman competitions swimming, paddleboarding and rowing or surfski paddling. I ended up winning the U.S. national championships and I got to compete in Australia, which was a pretty amazing experience because over there it’s a national sport and they compete in front of 25,000 spectators.

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December 6, 2011 //

Todd Bradley is the most unlikely Pacific Islander you’ll ever meet. With his short stature, blond cowlick and twinkling eyes, he’s more leprechaun than Menehune. But make no mistake, being born and bred on Oahu (with a short stint in Micronesia as a boy) he’s an islander through and through.

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November 10, 2011 //

I competed in the lifeguard Ironman competitions swimming, paddleboarding and rowing or surfski paddling. I ended up winning the U.S. national championships and I got to compete in Australia, which was a pretty amazing experience because over there it’s a national sport and they compete in front of 25,000 spectators.

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October 21, 2011 //

Recently, I was in the Sierra Nevada with a crew of alpine paddlers, gazing out over the vast, tranquil expanse of Lake Tahoe. So much beautiful water (191 square miles of it, to be exact) with myriad azure coves, rocky points and pine-forested headlands to stroke past. Easy put-ins, fairly predictable winds, charming aprés-paddle amenities, occasionally rideable windswell … in fact, just about the only thing Lake Tahoe doesn’t have in terms of being a legitimate standup heaven is a population of surly, self-righteous lay-down surfers to bad vibe their upright brethren.

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August 29, 2011 //

You haven’t done a handstand until you’ve tried it on an SUP. Here, Brynn Keenan of Half-Moon Outfitters in Charleston, South Carolina, shows you how it’s done during a sunset SUP yoga session on the Ashley River. -Video by: Wes Walker Bonus from the Mag: Check out Brynn rocking an absolutely killer bridge pose in […]

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January 26, 2011 //

Raised in Hawaii and Southern California, Charlie MacArthur is no stranger to surfing. He began riding waves at age 7, shortly after his father James moved the family to Oahu to take the role of Dan ‘Danno’ Williams on a new television show called Hawaii Five-O. As a young man he moved to Aspen, Colorado, […]

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