December 13, 2011 //

I started paddling when I was 16. As a kid, I grew up doing surf lifesaving, which is big in Australia. I started competing on outrigger canoes. I was a small kid, so they taught me how to be a steersman. I learned how to have ‘feel’ for the water and how to control a canoe, which made the transition to standup really easy. The first time I saw an SUP was in 2007 in Hawaii when racing the OC-1 series. I remember thinking, ‘This sport won’t take off’. It looked silly.

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December 9, 2011 //

It’s been a fun ride, to say the least. Chris Aguilar has given us one excellent adventure for our Field Notes series. In this, the final episode, Gillian Gibree and Morgan Hoesterey take in the sights and surf of San Francisco. Enjoy….

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December 8, 2011 //

Fighting stage 4 terminal cervical cancer, the 45-year-old mother of three decided to standup paddle 700 miles down the holy Ganges River.

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December 8, 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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December 6, 2011 //

Morgan and Gillian continue their adventure through California, ringing every little piece of surf they can out of Santa Cruz while taking time to cross-train on traditional paddleboards. Click here for Part III.

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December 6, 2011 //

Todd Bradley is the most unlikely Pacific Islander you’ll ever meet. With his short stature, blond cowlick and twinkling eyes, he’s more leprechaun than Menehune. But make no mistake, being born and bred on Oahu (with a short stint in Micronesia as a boy) he’s an islander through and through.

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December 5, 2011 //

Equipped with inflatable iSUPs, bottles of DEET and plenty of protective wear, two standup paddlers set out for an adventure on an unexplored section of the Peruvian Amazon.

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December 5, 2011 //

Even if they can’t find waves, we still think Gillian Gibree’s and Morgan Hoesterey’s California Road Trip rules. Windy Jalama, placid Monterey Bay, Pebble Beach. The ladies continue to meet new SUP characters that enhance our viewing pleasure–-all backed up by a stellar soundtrack. And they actually make small waves look kinda’ fun on standup […]

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December 5, 2011 //

(ENCINITAS, Calif.) – In the spirit of encouraging people “to push the boundaries of fun,” Boardworks has launched a video contest called “What’s Your Move?” where stand up paddle (SUP) board enthusiasts showcase “all kinds of cool moves” on their boards. And here is the kicker. It doesn’t have to be in the surf, flatwater, […]

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December 2, 2011 //

Morgan Hoesterey’s and Gillian Gibree’s California road trip continues with a tour of Santa Barbara County. Needless to say, the surf wasn’t firin’. But this is where the “trip” in “road trip” comes in. Here, with filmmaker Chris Aguilar, the girls highlight the beauty of fall in California, and introduce us to a couple of […]

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