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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May 15, 2011 //

In one of the most competitive finishes ever, Australian Travis Grant edged out Danny Ching in a hotly contested final lap to with the 2011 Gerry Lopez Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle, Hawaii and $5,000 in prize money. “I just know how good Danny is and I said to myself I’m just gonna hang […]

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May 11, 2011 //

This weekend, paddlers from around the world will gather on Oahu for the Gerry Lopez Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle, Hawaii. In honor of the event, we’re re-running a story from our Winter, 2010 issue at SUPthemag.com where some of the sport’s most passionate female paddlers tell us why they love to battle, and […]

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May 10, 2011 //

The OluKai Ho’olaule’a two-day ocean festival returns to Kanaha Beach Park, Maui this weekend, May 14th -15th, 2011. The real star of the event? The Maliko downwind run on Maui’s Northshore, an 8-mile sled ride that’s the Grand Canyon or El Capitan of downwind standup paddling. A true classic. Check out the rides in the […]

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May 6, 2011 //

The kid’s on a roll. Current World Champion Kai Lenny has captured his second consecutive World Tour victory in Brittany, France at the Naish La Torche Pro, presented by O’Neill with powerful, dynamic surfing. After an epic semi-final that saw Lenny and Antoine Delpero oust Manu Portet and Xabi Lafitte and Leco Salazar and Sean […]

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May 6, 2011 //

Share your favorite SUP video with us and get a chance to win the latest issue of SUP magazine, women’s Victory KoreDry top and pants, or, men’s SeasonFive Barrier top and pants! We’ll choose the winner purely on the numbers: The vid with the most “liked” video takes home the gear! And campaigning for your […]

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May 5, 2011 //

After a weekend of sun, surf and great performances, the Carolina Cup is making its case as one of the premier SUP events on the East Coast.

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April 30, 2011 //

I knew 17-year-old Maui native, Kai Lenny, when he was just a youthful wink in his father’s eye. I’ve watched him grow from an ankle-biting grom into an incredibly talented waterman, even towing him into a 60-foot wave last winter at Jaws. He’s been written about in every standup mag in existence, and deservedly so: In this infant sport, he’s a bar-setter. But take away the achievements, the sponsors and the videos, and there’s a kid that any parent would be proud to call their own. Kai is new school to the core but his values and ethics scream throwback. He doesn’t expect anything he hasn’t earned, he has respect for the old guard and I’ve seen him do the hard yards to get where he is. His passion for the water goes far beyond accolades. His desire and love come from where all great watermen before him have found their inspiration: in the pure fun of it all. – Dave Kalama

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