June 2, 2011 //

It’s hard to argue with the fact that winning the Gerry Lopez Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle is one of the sport’s crowning achievements. In mid-May, Travis Grant and Candice Appleby won the first leg of the Battle when they took home titles in Hawaii. The fight continues this September in Dana Point, Calif., […]

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June 1, 2011 //

The first stop of the O’Neill Tahoe Cup Race Series at Donner Lake this weekend was burly. As in burr–ly. The day started out with sunshine lighting up the snow-capped backdrop, but by the time the starting horn blasted snow began to actually fall from the sky. The 5-mile race started at the West End […]

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May 31, 2011 //

File this in the, “What the Hell,” category: A mystery man sporting Luchador mask and Starboard rash guard dropped into pumping Malibu during last week’s south swell that blessed Southern California with solid surf. So, three questions? Who’s this masked man, El Clouto? Does video like this help or hurt the standup paddling cause when […]

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May 31, 2011 //

On his third day ever on a standup paddleboard, Jonathan Francis launched from Anacortes, WA on May 18th for a three-month solo expedition to Glacier Bay, Alaska through the infamous Inside Passage. In his first week of paddling, he crossed three sometimes-treacherous bodies of water, Rosario Strait and Haro Strait in Washington and the Strait […]

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May 27, 2011 //

This weekend marks the start of the O’Neil Tahoe Cup when paddlers will race Donner Lake outside Lake Tahoe, California. The race circumnavigates the lake (a five-mile course), starting and ending at the West-End Beach. The O’Neill Tahoe Cup Race Series hopes to attract 400 participants and over 4,000 spectators to the Truckee-Tahoe-Reno Area from […]

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May 27, 2011 //

Things could get interesting on the Standup World Tour in the coming week for the Sapinus Pro presented by Air Tahiti. Early next week a mammoth south swell is expected to slam into the island and bring Sapinus–a beach break that looks like a mini Teahupoo-roaring to life (12 feet at 19 seconds). This means […]

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May 23, 2011 //

In early May, SUPthemag.com ran a Facebook video contest where entrants were judged by comments and “likes” on our page. The winner? Will Phillips, who swears this was his first crack at film making. Shot somewhere in San Diego County, Phillips catches absolutely pristine So. Cal. conditions on camera. He took home a set of […]

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May 18, 2011 //

Life has been big for Chuck Patterson lately. He contracted a staff infection from reef rash following an April trip to Indonesia that he’s been fighting for more than a month. On the opposite end of the spectrum, he recently signed a potentially career-altering contract to join the Naish SUP team. Here’s his thoughts on […]

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May 16, 2011 //

Can you see yourself on this Tahoe Zephyr, touring your favorite lake, pond or inlet? We love friends. Here’s three ways to win this sleek ride: Become a fan of supthemag and tag yourself in the Zephyr photo, “like,” the pic or leave a comment. If you’re already a fan, simply tag yourself, “like” the […]

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May 15, 2011 //

The third annual OluKai Ho’olaule’a standup paddle race went off to clear skies and 15-25 knot tradewinds Saturday so Kai Bartlett and defending champion Andrea Moller of Brazil took advantage. Both athletes, who double as OC1 paddlers, finished this year’s elite downwind race on Maui’s classic 8-mile Maliko run in record time. Bartlett set a […]

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