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January 12, 2012 //

Florida is paddle deep in the SUP explosion, especially its southwest Gulf region. With warm water year-round (it might dip down into the 60s in the dead of, ahem, winter) and more of it than actual land, southwest Florida seems designed for SUP fishing, racing, touring and, occasionally, surfing.

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January 11, 2012 //

As the popularity of SUP spreads across the planet, John McNeil of the Wet Mitten Surf Shop is growing right along with it. No longer confined to sunny ocean shores, new businesses are taking advantage of this unprecedented growth. With their first shop opening up in Grand Haven, Michigan in Spring 2010 and their second […]

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Blueline-preview
January 11, 2012 //

If you haven’t seen Peter Trow’s work check out this Blueline Santa Barbara team rider’s latest creation, another goody. Noah Yap, Amy Naff and Jim Brewer round out the Colombia team that found some surf, paddled with the locals and got up close and personal with whales.

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motoprev
January 10, 2012 //

In the Winter Issue of SUP magazine, intrepid traveler Victor Myers penned “Motorcycle Diaries,” a personal narrative of four young adventurers exploring Central America via motorcycles, paddling their inflatable standup boards as much as possible, and drinking a whole lot of beer. It’s a timeless feature available on newsstands now. And as is the philosophy […]

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January 9, 2012 //

Michele Baldwin, a stage 4 cervical cancer patient, paddled, surfed and meditated on the holy river, while also focusing on raising awareness for the disease that is taking her life.

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January 6, 2012 //

The waterman world lost an icon Wednesday, Jan. 4, as legendary surfer/shaper, Harold “Iggy” Ige, passed away in the waters off of Lanikai, Oahu, presumably from a heart attack, while testing unlimited SUP prototypes with Randy Naish (older brother of Robby). Randy shared news of the tragic and unexpected loss on his Facebook page: Bad […]

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January 5, 2012 //

Surfing America recently announced its team to compete in the International Surfing Association’s (ISA) 2012 Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard World Championships, Feb. 20-25 in Miraflores (Lima, Peru). It’s the first event of its kind pitting individual standup athletes together into a team event, much like the Davis Cup in tennis or golf’s Ryder Cup. […]

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January 4, 2012 //

Gillian Gibree is a practicing yogi and has been at the forefront of the SUP yoga movement. She’s also a top racer and part of our SUP Women series.

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January 3, 2012 //

Wrap-up stories and videos abound at the end of each year. Heck, we even had one of our own celebrating the best of 2011. But a favorite comes from Riviera’s Taylor Rambo, one of the most talented filmmakers in the biz. Check out this cut.

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January 2, 2012 //

Happy New Year! Welcome in 2012 with another Daniel Hughes’ video special. The West Coast has been blessed with solid swell this Holiday season and Hughes has been taking advantage of it near his Huntington Beach, Calif. home.

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