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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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April 5, 2011 //

Every day in the ocean is different, and though most of us prefer to ride waves on our frontside (toe side), conditions don’t always cooperate. Chuck Patterson’s tips will help you dial your backside cutback and keep you in the wave’s power pocket.

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April 4, 2011 //

One-stop topping: Standup surfing’s greatest advantage? It’s warmer up top. When the weather cools and you don’t want to don the full suit, check out five core-warming options to keep your better half covered.

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April 1, 2011 //

The Art of Downwind Paddling with Hawaiian waterman Dave Kalama.

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