November 19, 2011 //

In a dramatic close to the Standup World Series’ Namotu World Paddle Challenge presented by Air Pacific, a final tiebreak was held to decide the final overall results for the event’s 1st and 3rd places. After a fiercely fought race around the island of Namotu, combining distance paddling with in-and-out through the surf components, Connor […]

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November 18, 2011 //

When we got to the campsite, we found Josh already had a fire going.  Which was great because it was dark and we were still wet.  Josh had decided to meet back up with us to ask if he could join us on the 20 mile paddle to the Klamath River mouth as part of […]

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November 16, 2011 //

Nineteen-year-old, two-time Standup World Tour Champion and second place finisher in the Long Distance, Kai Lenny stormed to victory at the challenging Surf Slalom race of the Namotu World Paddle Challenge Fiji, presented by Air Pacific. In a nail biting finish during the first stop of the World Series of Racing, Lenny found the wave […]

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November 15, 2011 //

Delivering the prayer bundle to Josh from the Karuk Indian Tribe and the sharing of river stones had an elating effect on me. Being a first time prayer bundle courier between tribal elders, I felt very honored but also relieved to get it into the right hands. The plan for the remaining couple of hours […]

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November 15, 2011 //

12’6″ X 27″ X 8″, 14′ X 27″ X 8″ $2,089 IMAGINESURF.COM                       SHAPER CORRAN ADDISON: The sprinter is designed not so much for experts, but rather for people willing to take a few sessions to learn how to use the board because they want […]

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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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