January 14, 2011 //

The Capital SUP Scene Surfing isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Washington, D.C. Yet our nation’s capital boasts arguably the best standup paddleboarding—including flatwater touring, whitewater and, yes, surf—of any metropolitan area in the country. The Potomac River serves up world-class whitewater and a pair of phenomenal standing waves, […]

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January 13, 2011 //

Standup Paddling Alaska’s Turnagain Arm Tidal Bore Open the current issue of SUP magazine and you’re greeted by one of the most eye-popping standup photos of the year, an areal photograph of Alaska’s Turnagain Arm tidal bore near Girdwood, Alaska (above). As Eric Newberry, Dave Calkins and Mike McCune glide effortlessly down the face of […]

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January 7, 2011 //

With the recent demise of the Action Sports Retailer (ASR) trade show, the Surf Expo, in Orlando, Fla., is now arguably the country’s biggest surf and skate show. And standup has staked its claim with an entire section to itself including paddle pool and brands old and new displaying their wares. Attendees are calling it […]

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January 6, 2011 //

Standup paddling is nothing without the shapers that create the boards, or as we like to call them, gliding pieces of art on water. And most board craftsmen have had storied careers in the surfboard industry, with a fantastic sense of history just waiting to be uncovered. Welcome to SUP magazine’s Shaper Visits, a video […]

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January 3, 2011 //

Standup paddling makes everything more fun. Shin-high waves become bragging fodder. Your local lake can be surfed. And moving water, even the easy stuff, is like a carnival ride minus the sketchy carnies and corndogs. Here, whitewater kayaking legend and river SUP guru Dan Gavere shows us how to exit an eddy with style. Eddies […]

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December 22, 2010 //

Kai Lenny just got his drivers license, is just about to graduate High School and just became standup paddling’s first world champion. Here, the 17-year-old sits down for a one-on-one heat with SUP magazine.

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December 20, 2010 //

Located in the heart of beautiful Seattle and a stones throw away from the banks of Lake Union is Urban Surf. Shop Manager Devin Carroll can set you up for a flatwater cruise or fill your head with surf beta. The Urban Surf gang has a finger on the pulse of any water sport available […]

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December 16, 2010 //

Kai Lenny, who’s interview is featured in the winter issue of SUP magazine, on newsstands now, captured his first World Championship as the innagural year of the Standup World Tour ended in Hawaii yesterday. Despite solid performances from Peyo Lizarazu, Antoine Delpero, (who he had already shared 3 Finals with) and Leco Salazar, the Brazilian […]

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December 14, 2010 //

Tis’ the season for giving and what better way to celebrate the Holidays than something for your SUP-crazy significant other? Choices abound. May your season be bountiful.

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December 9, 2010 //

Rooted in the river city of Missoula, Mont., a block away from the town whitewater park and Brennan’s Wave is Strongwater Kayak. Watermen and owners “KB” (Kevin Benhart Brown) and “Big” (Luke Rieker) make it a point to carry everything for the modern Rocky Mountain surfer. This is the third interview in our Shop Talk […]

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