March 4, 2011 //

What up playas’? It’s Name that Spot time again. Ladies, name this storied beach and win Victory Kore Dry tops and bottoms. Phellas, nail the name and win a free spring issue of SUP magazine and a SUP mag t-shirt. So Name that Spot (Hint? Not the Great Lakes). The only requirement besides naming the […]

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March 3, 2011 //

For numero tres of our Destination 3 series, the ladies hit one of the world’s longest lefts, Pavones, in southern Costa Rica. They may not have timed their visit with the ultimate swell pattern, but they experienced one of Central America’s finest waves and the personalities that live near it. Check back as we continue […]

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February 25, 2011 //

Welcome back to the Destination 3 video series as the crew shares another epic segment from their Costa Rica mission and continues their quest to raise global awareness about plastic contamination of our blessed ocean. In this edition, they take to the surf, laying board and paddle to the playful waves near Tamarindo. We couldn’t […]

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February 25, 2011 //

By now, you’ve probably read about Jenny Kalmbach’s and Morgan Hoesterey’s Destination 3 Degrees project, a mission to paddle all of the Hawaiian Island channels on standup boards, raising awareness of plastic’s affect on our oceans in the process. The duo continues their mission in Costa Rica, paddling Kalmbach’s native country. And SUP magazine wanted […]

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February 22, 2011 //

The Santa Cruz Paddle Festival has long been the kickoff to the paddle event season. Twenty-five years later, not much has changed. Except the party has gotten a whole lot bigger. This year, along with the kayak and waveski contests, the third annual Surftech Shootout will go off at Steamer Lane March 18-20th, as the […]

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February 18, 2011 //

Plenty of paddlers are getting incredible angles from the Go Pro Camera nowadays and building their own stellar flicks from their home computers. Here’s one of our favorites from Denton Chase in the Half Moon Bay, Calif. area. Notice the athletic camera work during the wipe outs. Thank the Laird from Beasho Free on Vimeo.

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February 17, 2011 //

A standup newbie takes us through her first experience on SUP, in a beginner class taught by one of the sport’s finest instructors, pro paddler Nikki Gregg.

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February 16, 2011 //

There’s something special about the first, no matter the context. First descents. First ascents. First love? First kiss? Last week, Karen Wrenn, 39, became the first standup paddler to connect all of California’s Channel Islands, battling sharks, hefty windchop and gnarly sideshore gales intent on knocking her off course. But the mother of three endured, […]

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February 15, 2011 //

Gulf Coast surfing icon and waterman Yancy Spencer has passed away, according to news reports in the Pensacola News Journal. Spencer, 60, was surfing in Malibu, Calif. when he got out of the water after suffering from chest pains. Emergency officials were summoned but Spencer later died from massive cardiac arrest. Spencer was one of […]

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February 14, 2011 //

A stalwart in the southern California race scene, the Hal Rosoff Classic went off this weekend in Newport, Calif. under bright February sunshine, featuring 135 standup paddlers in nine divisions among the other outrigger and kayak classes. “We lucked out with the weather,” says the Newport Aquatic Center’s Billy Whitford. “Last year we had to […]

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