June 1, 2010 //

The nose rudder is very effective way to turn your board very quickly with very little effort while moving, or in river current.  It’s ideal for turning your board around a buoy quickly during a race no matter how long your board is. 

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June 1, 2010 //

Exploring Seattle’s SUP-friendly tidal rapid By Rob Casey A few friends and I recently decided to try our SUPs in the tidal rapids at Deception Pass State Park, about 1.5 hours north of Seattle. ‘DP’ as we call it is a geological bottleneck where two narrow channels of saltwater run between vertical rock walls below […]

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May 27, 2010 //

OluKai’s Ho’olaule’a, supporting the ocean-lifestyle footwear company’s ‘Ohana Giveback Program, returned to Maui over the May 15-16 weekend welcoming hundreds of competitors, enthusiasts and spectators alike to the ocean celebration.

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May 26, 2010 //

Getting your gear ripped off sucks. Orange County, Calif. standup paddlers, keep your eyes peeled. Yesterday (May 25), Rainbow Sandal’s Pat Huber had this classic Gerry Lopez, 8’11″ custom standup board stolen in San Clemente (click on the image for a better view). This swallow tailed beauty is hard to miss, featuring green lines over […]

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May 26, 2010 //

This winter, El Nino didn’t just create epic surf up and down the California coastline. Snowstorms, made more powerful from the “Southern Oscillation” in the tropical Pacific Ocean, pummeled the Sierras, creating an enormous snowpack that has river runners everywhere frothing. Here, former professional kayakers turned river SUPers Taylor Robertson and Dan Gavere ride the […]

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May 25, 2010 //

Slater Trout may only be 15 but he paddles like a man. The Hawaiian won the elite race of the Gulf Coast Standup Paddle Championships last weekend. Although the temperature and conditions were extreme, Slater kept his cool and a solid lead from the start of the race amongst the 60 plus Elite competitors over […]

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May 19, 2010 //

We’re suckers for a good overnighter here at SUP magazine (see Standup Safari, Spring 2010). Everything you need, strapped to the nose of your board. Camping where you can, looking for waves, fishing or just hounding for scenery be it ocean, lake or river.

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May 18, 2010 //

By now, chances are good you’ve seen the glory rides from February’s 2010 Waterman League Sunset Pro. But what about the carnage? Check out these chunderings. Big Sunset always makes for some goodins’. Great stuff from some talented waterman. -JC

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May 13, 2010 //

At 16, Hawaii’s Kai Lenny has earned the respect of Earth’s greatest waterman–legends like Laird Hamilton and Gerry Lopez– because of his windsurfing, kiting, surfing and, yes, standup paddling abilities. So what does that all really mean? Put simply: ‘ Kid’s just a shredder.’ Sit back, relax, and enjoy the Tao of Kai as filmed […]

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May 12, 2010 //

Lloy and Appleby win the surfing, Kho and Wenzel win party… The second annual King and Queen of Dogpatch at Southern California’s San Onofre State Beach last weekend wasn’t about floaters or cutbacks or smackin’ the lip (even though there was plenty of that too; see Tommy Lloy). No, the King and Queen of Dogpatch […]

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