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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October 11, 2011 //

As the California-Hawaii racing season comes to a close, the North Shore Paddle Challenge, presented by Turtle Bay Resort, will set the stage for the 2012 Standup World Series. The event is to be held at the gorgeous Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s north shore Oct. 14th through 16th, with a new course, $15k in prize money, clinics with top watermen and more.

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October 10, 2011 //

If you think stepping out of your comfort zone is camping at San Elijo or San Onofre State Beach, try the Amazon. Mariko’s thin Japanese-Hawaiian ankles have become swollen kankles with bug bites covering the entire bottom portion of her legs. Mine aren’t much different, despite the fact that we covered ourselves with 98 percent DEET. Chase counted the bites on my upper right arm alone: 53.

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October 6, 2011 //

Day 2, October 4, 2011 A big chunk of international paddling expeditions is just getting to paddle. We are into day three of the trip, and we have yet to test out our boards. Two plane flights from Lima and we arrived to Puerto Maldonado, a small town in the southeast part of Peru in the state […]

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October 6, 2011 //

After a seven-year absence from the racing world, Giles Finlayson is bringing back the event with the addition of OC-1 and 14’ SUP divisions, as well as a new beneficiary.

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October 5, 2011 //

We love fall and winter. No, not just because of the waves and lack of crowds but because talented standup athletes and adventurers end the competition season and start doing cool trips again that allow us to live vicariously through them. Over the past year and a half, SUPthemag.com has done a number of blog […]

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