November 15, 2011 //

Delivering the prayer bundle to Josh from the Karuk Indian Tribe and the sharing of river stones had an elating effect on me. Being a first time prayer bundle courier between tribal elders, I felt very honored but also relieved to get it into the right hands. The plan for the remaining couple of hours […]

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November 15, 2011 //

12’6″ X 27″ X 8″, 14′ X 27″ X 8″ $2,089 IMAGINESURF.COM                       SHAPER CORRAN ADDISON: The sprinter is designed not so much for experts, but rather for people willing to take a few sessions to learn how to use the board because they want […]

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November 14, 2011 //

With the leaves changing color and the cold creeping in, the California fall is in full-swing. In this installment of SUP magazine’s Field Notes, Ron Ayres, part of the Tahoe SUP Explore Project, ventures down Northern California’s Klamath River for a multi-day camping trip off of standup boards. Stay tuned as we continue this three-part […]

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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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