July 5, 2011 //

YOLO Board announced winners of the second installment of their Mileage Builder Series on June 24th at the Baytowne Marina in the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. The series consists of four endurance-building races scheduled from May to August. Each race also includes a paddle clinic where participants can learn new racing and paddling techniques […]

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July 1, 2011 //

Find any superlative you can think of and that pretty much describes the snow run off on any western river this season: epic, all-time, sick, ridiculous! And standup paddlers have been their to take advantage from Missoula, to Boise, to Glenwood Springs. Here, Dan Gavere and Chris Emerick put together a recap of the Colorado […]

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June 29, 2011 //

SUP Mag’s Guide To Your Next Ride

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June 27, 2011 //

Blessed by good conditions, the Jay Race in beautiful Santa Cruz, Calif. went off with San Clemente’s Thomas Shahinian winning the long course while posting the best overall time of the competition (1:50). The Surtech Jay Moriarity Memorial Paddleboard Race honors the legendary Santa Cruz waterman who died ten years ago in a free diving […]

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June 27, 2011 //

Robby Naish recently set out on a Central American mission to find, and ride, the world’s longest wave. In the action sports world, as in life, the more you set yourself up for success, the easier it is to ride to glory. And that’s just what Naish did, catching a macking swell at Pavones in […]

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June 23, 2011 //

8’10″ X 28½” X 4¼” $1,099 SUPLOVE.COM                       SHAPER MATT JOHNSTON: Challenger – One who engages in a contest or competition. A genuine contender to the title. The smallest of the Suplove Performance range. We also feature a 9’4″ and 9’10″ board of very similar […]

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June 23, 2011 //

12’6″ X 29½” X 5¼” 32 LBS $1,300 AQUAGLIDE.NET                   SHAPER JOHN AMUNDSON: All our boards use a molded EPS blank, which is laminated with fiberglass and epoxy resin, with a natural wood veneer on the deck’s standing area. We produce them in a high-temperature, high-pressure closed […]

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June 21, 2011 //

So we’ve established that Hawaii isn’t the only place to do downwind runs on a standup board. Plenty of spots yet to be discovered are perfect for glidiing on open water swell. One place that has been discovered? Hood River, Oregon, a longtime kite- and windsurfing locale, has become one of the Northwest’s premiere downwind […]

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June 20, 2011 //

Standup paddle racing, in this, our most modern iteration, is about five years old. Way back when, overblown surfboards and aluminum-shaft paddles dominated the Southern California scene as a handful of paddlers traded their OC-1s, surfskis, or paddleboards for standups and joined the SoCal Ocean Racing series.

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June 17, 2011 //

Since he was a boy, Ryan Levinson had lived for the singular feeling of paddling into a wave, popping to his feet and accelerating down a steep, clean face. Then, 14 years ago, the lifelong surfer was diagnosed with an incurable, untreatable, muscle-wasting disorder called facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). His doctors told him to forget about surfing.

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