December 3, 2010 //

Standup paddling is definitely growing. But where, and how? In this exclusive SUPthemag.com series, we go directly to the source, interviewing shop owners from all corners of the country, the ones on the frontlines of the standup movement to find out what’s driving their business…. One would hardly expect to find a surf shop in […]

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November 18, 2010 //

And It’s Time To Take Notice If you’re reading this you probably already realize that SUP rules. Anybody can do it and there’s absolutely no gender line. In fact, women rip as hard as the men, from big-wave surfing to open-ocean crossings to flat out making a difference. But if you’re still a doubter, here’s […]

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November 15, 2010 //

DAY 6 The swell changed again today but the wind was more favorable. And there was LESS rain. Holy wet Caribbean. Crazy. Anyway we headed back to a spot we’ve named Lola’s. As soon as we rolled up in the My Ann, we could see that good shoulder to head-high lefts were pinwheeling off the […]

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November 10, 2010 //

While it may not be the first thought of SUP aficionados, British Columbia is a hotbed in the standup movement. Long known as a popular destination for canoe trippers, sea kayakers, and whitewater gnar-chasers, standup paddlers, equipped with the right cold-water gear (i.e. drysuits), are pushing possibilities. Case in point: Check out this recent clip […]

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November 10, 2010 //

Day 3.5 So folks, this was day three…but the Internet on this boat is hit or miss, so here’s day three-point-five. Just when we thought the waves would never come…this morning we woke to swell rolling in. Jen got up and started surfing small ground swell. She said to me: “There must be waves somewhere.” […]

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November 9, 2010 //

DAY 2 PLUS 1 “What happens if the boat gets struck by lightning?” “Nothing,” says Captain Kirk. “It just stays up there. The boat is grounded.” Good thing, because lightning is raining down all around our yacht. We woke this morning to the skies pouring and a violent electrical storm. Not the waves we’ve been […]

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November 9, 2010 //

Ain’t nothin’ like searchin’ for waves. That’s what SUP magazine Art Director Robert Zaleski and contributing editor Mark Anders are doing right now while we’re stuck in the office scratching keyboards. If you’re a weekend warrior like us, follow along during the next week as we live vicariously through our heroes in a series of […]

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November 5, 2010 //

By Shelby Stanger I’m scared out of my mind. The waves in the Mentawais are bigger, thicker, faster and hairier than anything I’ve ever seen. I’m the lone girl on a surf odyssey with a dozen of the world’s best watermen, and though the guys are respectful of my ‘wahine’ status, they charge hard, every […]

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November 3, 2010 //

STANDUP PADDLING ON THE YELLOWSTONE RIVER “So, is the surf up today, boys?” the old cowboy asks as he ambles up to the stoop of Mark’s In & Out Drive-in, where we’re feasting on cheeseburgers, onion rings, and huckleberry milkshakes. He’s wearing a 10-gallon hat, starched jeans and a sun-creased smile. I swallow a huge […]

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November 2, 2010 //

Kekoa Auwae walks us through one of the most fundamental yet difficult-to-master maneuvers in the standup surfing game, the frontside cutback.

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