March 30, 2011 //

Mark Castlow and Jimbo Meader are just a couple of friends angling for a unique spot in the standup paddleboard lineup. Having pooled their extensive experience in flats boat, kayak and surfboard design

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March 28, 2011 //

Face it, flying with a standup board is a pain. It’s expensive, difficult and, like milking 6-inch wind chop, often not worth the effort. Fear not, flight-challenged ones; these easy-to-reach destinations offer full quivers of quality SUPs, great places to ride, and beachside bars to celebrate your great escape.

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March 25, 2011 //

While style in surfing is important, standup paddling doesn’t just require style—it is style. Whether you’re paddling in an ocean, lagoon, bay, harbor, lake, river, reservoir or a backyard swimming pool, standup paddling is the purest essence of water sport style.

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March 22, 2011 //

French kiteboarding pioneer Raphael Salles started SUPing four years ago as a means of salvaging windless days on the water. After getting “more and more hooked” on paddleboarding, he began experimenting with SUPs and kites.

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March 18, 2011 //

Santa Barbara’s Blueline crew is getting it done. Here’s a vid from their recent exploration of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka – Stand Up Paddle from Blueline – Santa Barbara on Vimeo.

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March 17, 2011 //

The 9.0 magnitude earthquake that rocked Japan on March 11, 2011, triggering a deadly tsunami, has left a massive path of devastation and has put Japan in a complete state of emergency. The death toll may reach 10,000 and thousands remain missing. It is estimated that roughly 100,000 children have been displaced and are at […]

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March 16, 2011 //

There was a lot more to exploring Southern California’s Catalina Island than the paddling. Tahoe SUP Project: Explore, is the product of a decade long friendship between Tahoe SUP founder, Nate Brouwer and the Fuze Group’s Zac Smith. Having worked together in the past, they were eager to merge the creative vision of capturing standup […]

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March 14, 2011 //

The spring issue of SUP magazine features our first ever Board Guide–a comprehensive rundown of some of the industry’s best rides. So what if this is your first SUP? How do you choose the size, shape and style of your precious new toy? We solicited lifelong shaper and waterman Brian Szymanksi to give us his […]

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March 11, 2011 //

Coming out of Little Harbor, the conditions proved to be exactly what they looked like. The 10 mph west wind hammered us and there was no chance of even taking a stroke on the right side. After about 45 mins of futile floundering Dave and I made the call to swing back and check on […]

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March 9, 2011 //

(Encinitas, Ca) — Boardworks’ Mike Fox has announced that Geoff Auberlen has assumed selling responsibilities for Hawaii. “We are really excited that Geoff is joining our sales team. He will be leading the transition to our new business model for Boardworks in Hawaii.” Geoff has been involved with Hawaii and Hawaiian surf retail for many […]

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