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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November 22, 2010 //

We love it for the ocean. We love it for the rivers. We love it for the lakes. We love standup paddling no matter what, even with winter upon us. Here, a group of dedicated practitioners prove our point. Courtesy OKSUP.com.

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November 18, 2010 //

And It’s Time To Take Notice If you’re reading this you probably already realize that SUP rules. Anybody can do it and there’s absolutely no gender line. In fact, women rip as hard as the men, from big-wave surfing to open-ocean crossings to flat out making a difference. But if you’re still a doubter, here’s […]

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November 15, 2010 //

DAY 6 The swell changed again today but the wind was more favorable. And there was LESS rain. Holy wet Caribbean. Crazy. Anyway we headed back to a spot we’ve named Lola’s. As soon as we rolled up in the My Ann, we could see that good shoulder to head-high lefts were pinwheeling off the […]

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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 11, 2010 //

DAY 5 So much for the sunny Caribbean. We woke this morning to more rain, wind and lightning. We moored at a tiny marina, Soper’s Hole, last night to refuel and restock the kitchen. The swell direction changed overnight so when we showed up at our standby spot this a.m. the wave was pretty well […]

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November 10, 2010 //

While it may not be the first thought of SUP aficionados, British Columbia is a hotbed in the standup movement. Long known as a popular destination for canoe trippers, sea kayakers, and whitewater gnar-chasers, standup paddlers, equipped with the right cold-water gear (i.e. drysuits), are pushing possibilities. Case in point: Check out this recent clip […]

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November 10, 2010 //

Day 3.5 So folks, this was day three…but the Internet on this boat is hit or miss, so here’s day three-point-five. Just when we thought the waves would never come…this morning we woke to swell rolling in. Jen got up and started surfing small ground swell. She said to me: “There must be waves somewhere.” […]

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November 9, 2010 //

DAY 2 PLUS 1 “What happens if the boat gets struck by lightning?” “Nothing,” says Captain Kirk. “It just stays up there. The boat is grounded.” Good thing, because lightning is raining down all around our yacht. We woke this morning to the skies pouring and a violent electrical storm. Not the waves we’ve been […]

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