Photo by Chris Bishow
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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November 4, 2011 //

Races always make for a good show on video. The North Shore Paddle Challenge was the kickoff to the Standup World Tour’s new World Series of Racing. Maui’s Zane Schweitzer, Mariko Stickland, Rachel Bruntsch, Robert Territehau and Andrew Logreco all took wins in their respective divisions. Here are the video wrapups courtesy of the Standup […]

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November 1, 2011 //

We know the Hinano SurRace to Victory was way back in September but the video was so good, we couldn’t help but get the recap up. Plus we wanted to see more Candice Appleby and Anthony Vela, who won the men’s and women’s divisions, respectively. If you recall, the best racers in the world were […]

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October 25, 2011 //

Competitors in Missouri’s MR 340 have a reputation for being a friendly bunch, but not all of them were welcoming when they heard the rumor that a standup paddler was going to attempt the world’s longest nonstop river race this year. Before the October 11 start date, that paddler, Shane Perrin, noticed a particularly disparaging […]

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October 24, 2011 //

(SAN PAOLO, BRAZIL) — The Standup World Tour’s AlmaSurf Mormaii International, presented by Skol, has wrapped up with Brazil’s own Leco Salazar taking the win. Although the Hawaii Island Finals are scheduled for November, the calculations are in and by taking second in Brazil, Maui’s Kai Lenny has secured World Title number two. Lenny went […]

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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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October 19, 2011 //

Mark your calendars for Oct. 29th’s Battle of the Bay SUP Race & Expo in San Francisco Bay, presented by Bluerush Boardsports. With a $5,000 cash purse and the opportunity to race on the famed bay, this is an event that cannot be missed. The racing will be held at McNears Beach in Richardson Bay, […]

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October 18, 2011 //

Last weekend, the North Shore of Oahu saw some epic racing at the North Shore Paddle Challenge at Turtle Bay Resort. Hawaiians dominated the weekend’s events with lots of wins in both the Sprint and Long Distances Races. In the Sprint Race, Starboard’s Zane Schweitzer showed his surfing skills, winning each of his heats throughout […]

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October 13, 2011 //

“I’m going out with a bang,” Michele Baldwin told her professor as she handed in her books this past August, only two months after learning her metastatic cervical cancer was untreatable.

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October 11, 2011 //

The Amazon is everything we imagined and more— and a lot more rustic than I assumed. Our kayak escort guide, Leo Gonzales Mulonovich said we were the first people to standup paddle the Peruvian Amazon.

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