November 14, 2011 //

Regardless of whether its ocean or river waves, Starboard’s Dan Gavere knows how to get his surf on. Here, Gavere paddles into the endless waves created by sternwheelers on the Columbia River, proving again, without a doubt, that wherever there’s water, he’ll always find a ride.

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November 14, 2011 //

With the leaves changing color and the cold creeping in, the California fall is in full-swing. In this installment of SUP magazine’s Field Notes, Ron Ayres, part of the Tahoe SUP Explore Project, ventures down Northern California’s Klamath River for a multi-day camping trip off of standup boards. Stay tuned as we continue this three-part […]

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November 14, 2011 //

Eighteen-year-old Connor Baxter put on a legendary performance in Fiji to win the epic long distance from Natadola Beach to Namotu Island ahead of a stellar fleet of athletes in the Namotu World Paddle Challenge. Taking an early lead out of the gate, Connor navigated his way successfully down the 22-mile course to win the […]

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November 10, 2011 //

Fiji will soon be packed with the world’s top standup paddlers for the first stop on the 2012 Standup World Series, the Namotu World Paddle Challenge, presented by Air Pacific. From Nov. 13-18, elite standup paddlers will be racing for points toward the coveted champion title. In addition, the Standup World Tour, which runs the […]

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Photo by Chris Bishow
November 10, 2011 //

I competed in the lifeguard Ironman competitions swimming, paddleboarding and rowing or surfski paddling. I ended up winning the U.S. national championships and I got to compete in Australia, which was a pretty amazing experience because over there it’s a national sport and they compete in front of 25,000 spectators.

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November 8, 2011 //

(Encinitas, Calif.) — Boardworks, a market leader in the standup paddleboard (SUP) industry, recently announced a new game-changing inflatable SUP predicted to lead the market in terms of performance and stability. Registering a patent on its new innovation—Multi Chamber Inflatable Technology (MCIT) and the Axially Stabilizing Apparatus— the company has challenged the design constraints of […]

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November 7, 2011 //

Rogue SUP has a stacked team of talented paddlers including Rick Karr, Josh Sleigh and Fernando Stalla. Stalla–-a native of Sayulita, Mexico–-tore up the contest scene this fall, advancing from the trials into the main event at the Standup World Tour stop in Huntington and then finished second at the Ventura SUP Surf Challenge. Here, […]

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November 7, 2011 //

(Maui, Hawaii) – OluKai’s Ho’olaule’a, a celebration of the ocean and culture that surrounds it, returns to the Lae ‘Ula O Kai Canoe Club at Kanaha Beach Park, Maui, on May 12th and 13th. The fourth annual Ho’olaule’a blends elite competition with family‐friendly cultural activities and gathers some of the world’s best standup and OC-1 (one-man outrigger canoe) paddlers to race the legendary 8‐mile Maliko run. Elite watermen, waterwomen, and enthusiasts will have the opportunity to race the famous Maliko ‘downwinder’ on Maui’s North Shore, an 8‐mile stretch from Maliko Gulch to the Canoe Club at Kanaha Beach. A $15,000 prize purse will be shared equally between the men’s and women’s divisions of each racing discipline. The OC-1 and SUP races will run the Maliko ‘downwinder’ throughout the festival weekend, […]

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November 4, 2011 //

(San Clemente, Calif.) – San Clemente-based SUP manufacturer and distributor Riviera Paddlesurf is growing again. Sean T. Kellershon joins the company’s sales force with responsibility for retailers and new accounts in New York, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Riviera’s Sales Manager, Brandon Rambo comments how Kellershon occupying this territory will benefit the company strategy: “Riviera is […]

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November 4, 2011 //

Races always make for a good show on video. The North Shore Paddle Challenge was the kickoff to the Standup World Tour’s new World Series of Racing. Maui’s Zane Schweitzer, Mariko Stickland, Rachel Bruntsch, Robert Territehau and Andrew Logreco all took wins in their respective divisions. Here are the video wrapups courtesy of the Standup […]

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