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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May 18, 2011 //

Life has been big for Chuck Patterson lately. He contracted a staff infection from reef rash following an April trip to Indonesia that he’s been fighting for more than a month. On the opposite end of the spectrum, he recently signed a potentially career-altering contract to join the Naish SUP team. Here’s his thoughts on […]

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May 11, 2011 //

This weekend, paddlers from around the world will gather on Oahu for the Gerry Lopez Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle, Hawaii. In honor of the event, we’re re-running a story from our Winter, 2010 issue at SUPthemag.com where some of the sport’s most passionate female paddlers tell us why they love to battle, and […]

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May 6, 2011 //

The kid’s on a roll. Current World Champion Kai Lenny has captured his second consecutive World Tour victory in Brittany, France at the Naish La Torche Pro, presented by O’Neill with powerful, dynamic surfing. After an epic semi-final that saw Lenny and Antoine Delpero oust Manu Portet and Xabi Lafitte and Leco Salazar and Sean […]

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May 4, 2011 //

Encinitas, CA — On Saturday, April 30, 182 athletes gathered at Doheny State Beach to compete in the 3rd Annual Paddle for Humanity to benefit SurfAid International. The paddleboarding and standup paddle fundraiser attracted some of the region’s best paddlers, who competed in the 6-mile elite race, and dozens more who participated in the 2-mile […]

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April 30, 2011 //

I knew 17-year-old Maui native, Kai Lenny, when he was just a youthful wink in his father’s eye. I’ve watched him grow from an ankle-biting grom into an incredibly talented waterman, even towing him into a 60-foot wave last winter at Jaws. He’s been written about in every standup mag in existence, and deservedly so: In this infant sport, he’s a bar-setter. But take away the achievements, the sponsors and the videos, and there’s a kid that any parent would be proud to call their own. Kai is new school to the core but his values and ethics scream throwback. He doesn’t expect anything he hasn’t earned, he has respect for the old guard and I’ve seen him do the hard yards to get where he is. His passion for the water goes far beyond accolades. His desire and love come from where all great watermen before him have found their inspiration: in the pure fun of it all. – Dave Kalama

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April 26, 2011 //

Think paddling 200 meters at sprint speed is easy? Watch Anthony Vela during his heat at the Silver Blade Regatta. Dude kills it. Vela ended up second in the grueling 2,000 meter race and fourth overall. Kinda gets you pumped to go paddling doesn’t it?

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