May 3, 2010 //

Registration is now open for OluKai’s Ho’olaule’a, a celebration of the ocean and cultures that surround it at OluKai.com/registration. The event returns to the Lae ‘Ula O Kai Canoe Club at Kanaha Beach Park, Maui, May 15th and 16th. OluKai has also confirmed the schedule of complimentary activities including a free concert by special musical […]

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April 30, 2010 //

on the Cover: Garrett McNamara pulls into a beauty, Puerto Escondido, Mexico. Photo by Ben DeCamp

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April 30, 2010 //

Pohaku KEV, Kialoa Shaka Puu, Werner Paddles Nitro, Sawyer QuickDraw, Cannon Stand-Up Surf

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April 30, 2010 //

If you want to get in to standup paddling, the fastest growing water sport in the world, now’s your chance. A free, open-to-the-public, flat-water festival known as the Standup Roundup will kick off Sunday May 23, 2010 at Mission Bay’s Bonita Cove.

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April 30, 2010 //

Huge in Europe French organizers bring first Euro SUP championship to Mediterranean: During the Festival of the Spring, 2010 in Sainte Maxime, the CIGALE Surfing Club du PAYS des MAURES and the SUNSHORT company present the Euro SUP Championship the weekend of May 29-30. The two planned events include: 1. Two races (a relay in […]

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April 30, 2010 //

The Hokua range is Naish’s answer to performancestyle standup boards. Shaped by Harold Iggy, the 8’10” Hokua (wood veneer PVC-sandwich) has a narrow nose and accelerated V-shaped tail and a thruster ‘glass/bamboo fin configuration to allow lighter riders (up to 190 lbs.) to turn on a dime.

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April 30, 2010 //

When you’re ready for high performance, you can’t just head to Costco.Like a skilled golfer needing custom-fit clubs, it’s best to find an esteemed custom board crafter like Dana Point, California’s Infinity Surfboards.

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April 30, 2010 //

Conflicts between standup paddlers and kayakers isn’t even sniffing the standup vs. surfer conflicts now raging at ocean surf breaks everywhere. Here’s why that could change:

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April 29, 2010 //

Before there was Laird or Dan or Corran, there was Jimmy Snyder, the original river SUPer. Although he called it striding, used a double-bladed paddle and an inflatable kayak, Snyder’s technique is an eerie precursor to the technique now being developed for river standup paddling throughout the world. Check out his stylie hybrid Eskimo roll midway through the video during Moose Fest on New York’s Moose River.

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April 29, 2010 //

Indeed, what’s up with this new craze invading the surf scene?
Standup paddleboarding has landed like a typhoon. Depending
on who’s asking, we can blame or applaud Laird Hamilton and
Brian Keaulana for bringing the storm. Though they did introduce
the longer shaft, these two outstanding watermen are far from the
first people to use a paddle to propel a surfboard. Surfboards and
paddles have been around a long time.

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