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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December 8, 2010 //

Recently, on the ever-chatting peanut gallery that is the Internet, Stride Stand Up Paddleboards has taken guff for creating a standup board you can hunt off. Here, owner Luke Hopkins defends his invention. Hunting from a Stand Up Paddleboard? What! Are you crazy? That is what some have said. That’s not what I said when […]

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December 7, 2010 //

Catherine and Jeoffrey Nathan are our kind of people. They’re in the business of keeping paddlers on the water with their Coastal Urge paddling shop. Whether it’s a SUP race or their nonprofit organization SUP Cleanup, Coastal Urge supports the coastal lifestyle in all its grand forms. This is the second interview in our Shop […]

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December 6, 2010 //

Because, that’s all we really care about. Kai, who’s interviewed by Dave Kalama in the winter issue of SUP magazine, has a chance to wrap up the Standup World Tour crown in his native Hawaii December 10-19.

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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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December 1, 2010 //

This month, SUP magazine photographer Chris Bishow is conducting an inexact vote at his blog where he polls as many paddlers in the industry as he can to determine the five most influential people in standup. He has captured these paddlers in a series of portraits he runs on his site. The first? The incomparable […]

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December 1, 2010 //

In a vast expanse of ocean that measures over several million square miles, there lies a stretch of sea known as the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, aka the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Plastic trash flushed into the ocean from Asia and the Americas swirls here for decades, turning this area of open ocean the size […]

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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 26, 2010 //

Happy Thanksgiving! And happy cold weather to go with it. In the name of nostalgia, we bring you Taylor Robertson, who has made Oregon’s Rouge River his personal SUP stomping grounds. Every summer, he uses this Northwestern gem as a place to express his inner board and paddle, even firing up Rainey Falls. Enjoy…..

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