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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November 9, 2010 //

Ain’t nothin’ like searchin’ for waves. That’s what SUP magazine Art Director Robert Zaleski and contributing editor Mark Anders are doing right now while we’re stuck in the office scratching keyboards. If you’re a weekend warrior like us, follow along during the next week as we live vicariously through our heroes in a series of […]

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November 5, 2010 //

By Shelby Stanger I’m scared out of my mind. The waves in the Mentawais are bigger, thicker, faster and hairier than anything I’ve ever seen. I’m the lone girl on a surf odyssey with a dozen of the world’s best watermen, and though the guys are respectful of my ‘wahine’ status, they charge hard, every […]

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November 3, 2010 //

STANDUP PADDLING ON THE YELLOWSTONE RIVER “So, is the surf up today, boys?” the old cowboy asks as he ambles up to the stoop of Mark’s In & Out Drive-in, where we’re feasting on cheeseburgers, onion rings, and huckleberry milkshakes. He’s wearing a 10-gallon hat, starched jeans and a sun-creased smile. I swallow a huge […]

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November 2, 2010 //

Kekoa Auwae walks us through one of the most fundamental yet difficult-to-master maneuvers in the standup surfing game, the frontside cutback.

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November 1, 2010 //

Pro paddler Rob Rojas shares his secrets to Power Paddling in this Skills piece.

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October 29, 2010 //

Grandmaster board shaper and legendary waterman Mickey Muñoz has been surfing and designing boards since the late 1940s. A Waimea Bay pioneer, his iconic Quasimodo surf stance has been branded on T-shirts and posters. Muñoz has reinvented himself as a standup paddler and designer. With crystal-clear, ocean-green eyes, and a smile brimming with young curiosity, […]

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