December 27, 2010 //

So you got a new board for Christmas? Let’s go back to basics and look at something SUP magazine skills contributor Rob Casey likes to call the Tail Lift. If you’ve had difficulty lifting your board from its side or using the deck handle, if there is one, then the tail lift technique may be […]

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December 15, 2010 //

Rob Casey With temps dropping into the 30′s at night and new snow in the mountains, I’ve had to accept the hard reality that it’s winter and I’ll have to start wearing more clothes to stay warm while paddling. As much as I like winter, I already miss the simplicity of a t-shirt, shorts and […]

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November 29, 2010 //

Before becoming one of the hottest racers in standup paddling, Danny Ching paddled strictly outrigger canoe and captured the solo world championship in 2008. Outrigger paddling is an ancient discipline, with centuries-old Polynesian roots and well established techniques. In contrast, standup paddling is an infant. The most seasoned vets have paddled little more than five […]

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November 11, 2010 //

The number one concern people have about learning to SUP is whether they’ll be able to stand up. People often tell me, “I have poor balance,” but that’s not a deal breaker. I first tried SUP at a resort on the Big Island several years ago. The resort boards were narrow and tippy for my […]

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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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November 1, 2010 //

Pro paddler Rob Rojas shares his secrets to Power Paddling in this Skills piece.

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July 19, 2010 //

How to SUP: Surfing Freighter Waves When ocean waves are a distant dream, some standup paddlers will go to great lengths to improvise worthy rides. SUP magazine contributor Rob Casey shares a few tips from his experience watching, waiting for, and ripping the elusive freighter-generated waves of Washington’s Puget Sound.

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July 15, 2010 //

With conflicts between standup surfers and traditional prone surfers increasing on a daily basis, it’s important to know the etiquette before you take that new standup board out into the lineup. Here, some of Hawaii’s best waterman, including Kainoa McGee, provide some important tips so that you’re a total badass, instead of a total tool, […]

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July 14, 2010 //

If you want to surf, you need to first paddle out. Keep in mind these seven tips to get you from the beach to the waves.

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June 1, 2010 //

The nose rudder is very effective way to turn your board very quickly with very little effort while moving, or in river current.  It’s ideal for turning your board around a buoy quickly during a race no matter how long your board is. 

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