November 30, 2011 //

Things have been windy in Hawaii lately. Like howling, 35-mile-per-hour windy. With the entire surf industry converging on Oahu for a series of notable events–-specifically the Eddie Aikau Opening Ceremony, the Vans Triple Crown and Surfer Poll–-Rob Machado took timeout with Jamie Mitchell to go for a macking downwind run from Turtle Bay to Waimea […]

more...
November 29, 2011 //

Competitors on the Standup World Tour experienced clean 4- to 5-foot surf at Honoli’i on Monday, providing ideal conditions for the start of the prestigious Main Event of the Hawaii Island Finals. With 32 of the best standup paddlers in the world now battling it out for the event title and to improve on their […]

more...
November 28, 2011 //

The Standup World Tour’s Hawaii Island Finals opened this weekend at the Naniloa Volcanoes Resort, as the best standup paddlesurfers in the world descended upon the beautiful Big Island for the climactic final event of 2011. Sunday morning dawned with a new swell, but also a lot of wind, providing challenging conditions early in the […]

more...
November 28, 2011 //

Kai Lenny is currently competing at the Big Island final of the Standup World Tour. But he’s in full celebration mode. In October, Lenny wrapped up his second world championship in Brazil. Funny thing is, the win isn’t making him complacent. The kid just wants more titles. A scary thought for the rest of the […]

more...
November 23, 2011 //

One thing is certain: Peter Trow knows how to handle himself behind the lens and in the editing bay. From Novia Scotia to Iceland (more on that in the winter issue of SUP Mag) to the Sri Lankan coast, Trow’s short flicks featuring artistic angles and thoughtful presentation have become viral sensations across the blogoshphere. […]

more...
November 23, 2011 //

It was a wet night and the river was moving more deliberately than yesterday’s meandering pace. The sky also had a heavier gloom, the rain more frequent and chances of seeing some sun today looked slim. Either way, we were back to life on the river. With the low ceiling of clouds and dim light, […]

more...
November 22, 2011 //

As an avid waterwoman, fitness expert and sports model, Suzie Cooney of Suzie Trains Maui has helped hundreds of people get in shape, conquer their fears of the ocean and experience standup paddling.

more...
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 […]

more...
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 […]

more...
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 […]

more...