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 //

Morgan and Gillian continue their adventure through California, ringing every little piece of surf they can out of Santa Cruz while taking time to cross-train on traditional paddleboards. Click here for Part III.

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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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December 5, 2011 //

Even if they can’t find waves, we still think Gillian Gibree’s and Morgan Hoesterey’s California Road Trip rules. Windy Jalama, placid Monterey Bay, Pebble Beach. The ladies continue to meet new SUP characters that enhance our viewing pleasure–-all backed up by a stellar soundtrack. And they actually make small waves look kinda’ fun on standup […]

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December 2, 2011 //

Morgan Hoesterey’s and Gillian Gibree’s California road trip continues with a tour of Santa Barbara County. Needless to say, the surf wasn’t firin’. But this is where the “trip” in “road trip” comes in. Here, with filmmaker Chris Aguilar, the girls highlight the beauty of fall in California, and introduce us to a couple of […]

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December 1, 2011 //

Brandi Cumin Baksic, isn’t your typical middle-aged woman: International SUP Champion, mom, wife, firefighter, triathlete, Ironman competitor–-she could answer to them all.

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December 1, 2011 //

In a battle of young talent (all under 22), Zane Schweitzer edged out fellow Maui paddler and World Champion Kai Lenny to win his first Standup World Tour event at the Hawai’i Island Finals at Honoli’i. “Mahalo nui to everyone for all the support this year on tour,” he said. “So stoked to get my […]

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November 30, 2011 //

This fall, accompanied by SUP Award-winning filmmaker Chris Aguilar, standup paddlers Morgan Hoesterey and Gillian Gibree set out on a California road trip in search of waves. While they didn’t find pumping swell, they did find fun in the proverbial journey, exploring the Golden State during the best season to explore the Golden State. And […]

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November 29, 2011 //

Competitors on the Standup World Tour experienced clean 4- to 5-foot surf at Honoli’i on Monday, providing ideal conditions for the start of the prestigious Main Event of the Hawaii Island Finals. With 32 of the best standup paddlers in the world now battling it out for the event title and to improve on their […]

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November 28, 2011 //

The Standup World Tour’s Hawaii Island Finals opened this weekend at the Naniloa Volcanoes Resort, as the best standup paddlesurfers in the world descended upon the beautiful Big Island for the climactic final event of 2011. Sunday morning dawned with a new swell, but also a lot of wind, providing challenging conditions early in the […]

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