June 20, 2011 //

Standup paddle racing, in this, our most modern iteration, is about five years old. Way back when, overblown surfboards and aluminum-shaft paddles dominated the Southern California scene as a handful of paddlers traded their OC-1s, surfskis, or paddleboards for standups and joined the SoCal Ocean Racing series.

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June 17, 2011 //

Since he was a boy, Ryan Levinson had lived for the singular feeling of paddling into a wave, popping to his feet and accelerating down a steep, clean face. Then, 14 years ago, the lifelong surfer was diagnosed with an incurable, untreatable, muscle-wasting disorder called facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). His doctors told him to forget about surfing.

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June 14, 2011 //

(Santa Cruz, Calif.) – Surf Technicians, LLC (“Surftech”), a leading innovator, designer and developer of the highest performing surf and stand-up paddle boards sold worldwide has announced today that Huntley Dornan has been appointed as the company’s new President and CEO. Dornan is an avid surfer who brings a decade of industry experience to Surftech […]

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June 10, 2011 //

(HALEIWA, OAHU, HAWAII) – For 33 years, the Hui O He’e Nalu has continuously perpetuated our Hawaiian values by keeping the ocean clean and being ocean-minded, or to Malama I Ke Kai (Cherish the Ocean). So we are proud to present the annual Da Hui Paddle Race, founded back in 1978 and presented this year […]

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June 9, 2011 //

Talented groms are becoming more and more commonplace in the standup world. Count 17-year-old Dana Point, Calif. local CD Kinley among them. This spring, SUP magazine Art Director Robert Zaleski filmed a video profile with Kinley, putting his effortless style on display. Meet CD Kinley: Infinity SUP team rider from Robert Zaleski on Vimeo.

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June 9, 2011 //

(Sant Monica, Calif.) – Stand up paddling is the fastest growing sport in the world. This summer the Santa Monica Paddle Race and Ocean Festival connects paddling’s present with its past through races and a historic surfing and paddling museum that will take over the Santa Monica Pier, Saturday June 11th. The event, sponsored by […]

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June 7, 2011 //

Peyo Lizarazu grabs the prestigious Sapinus Pro title at the third stop of the Standup World Tour.

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June 3, 2011 //

Ever missed a wave because you couldn’t turn quick enough? Had a hard time rounding that buoy during training runs? Find out how to perform the pivot turn in this instructional Skills article.

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June 2, 2011 //

It’s hard to argue with the fact that winning the Gerry Lopez Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle is one of the sport’s crowning achievements. In mid-May, Travis Grant and Candice Appleby won the first leg of the Battle when they took home titles in Hawaii. The fight continues this September in Dana Point, Calif., […]

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May 27, 2011 //

Things could get interesting on the Standup World Tour in the coming week for the Sapinus Pro presented by Air Tahiti. Early next week a mammoth south swell is expected to slam into the island and bring Sapinus–a beach break that looks like a mini Teahupoo-roaring to life (12 feet at 19 seconds). This means […]

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