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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April 28, 2011 //

In February, Frenchman Remi Quique won the standup division of the Dakhla Festival in the Western Sahara, Africa in fantastic conditions. The 29-year-old has some of the sweetest style in the business. Here’s Remi expressing himself on a Brazilian point break.

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April 26, 2011 //

Think paddling 200 meters at sprint speed is easy? Watch Anthony Vela during his heat at the Silver Blade Regatta. Dude kills it. Vela ended up second in the grueling 2,000 meter race and fourth overall. Kinda gets you pumped to go paddling doesn’t it?

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April 25, 2011 //

Slater Trout and Maggie Hogan won overall titles Saturday at the U.S. Flatwater Sprint National Championships. But it was a team victory for standup paddling as a sport, which took one more step toward Olympic inclusion at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. Sprint standup paddling was included in Saturday’s nationals event under […]

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April 21, 2011 //

We thought this GOPro clip from Mike Mendez on Oahu’s south shore was perfect to keep you moving through your day at the office. Get in the flow with Mendez as he smacks the lip to Citizen’s Cope’s Let the Drama Kid Die. SUP Clips: Take 2 from Mike Mendez on Vimeo.

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April 15, 2011 //

Standup surfing is progressing faster than manufacturers can cut feet off boards, driven mostly by young, over-surfed rippers like 19-year-old Australian Keahi de Aboitiz. Check out this cut that has done its rounds across the webosphere and tell us, who’s your favorite young paddler out there?

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April 12, 2011 //

You’re going to go down at some point. Learn how to fall off your SUP the right way with this tips.

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April 8, 2011 //

There’s nothing easy about the 39.8-mile, open-ocean crossing between Catalina Island’s Avalon harbor and Dana Point, Calif. Every year, a select breed of SUP teams assemble and find a way to attempt the exposed and ever-grueling Catalina Challenge. Last year, Orange County’s Jodie Nelson created a media maelstrom after opting to do the crossing solo […]

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April 7, 2011 //

Though the athletes need little reminder of the raw conditions that won’t soon be forgotten, we present a few fresh photos and tales from the recent Santa Cruz PaddleFest.

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