December 6, 2010 //

Because, that’s all we really care about. Kai, who’s interviewed by Dave Kalama in the winter issue of SUP magazine, has a chance to wrap up the Standup World Tour crown in his native Hawaii December 10-19.

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December 3, 2010 //

Standup paddling is definitely growing. But where, and how? In this exclusive SUPthemag.com series, we go directly to the source, interviewing shop owners from all corners of the country, the ones on the frontlines of the standup movement to find out what’s driving their business…. One would hardly expect to find a surf shop in […]

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December 1, 2010 //

This month, SUP magazine photographer Chris Bishow is conducting an inexact vote at his blog where he polls as many paddlers in the industry as he can to determine the five most influential people in standup. He has captured these paddlers in a series of portraits he runs on his site. The first? The incomparable […]

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December 1, 2010 //

In a vast expanse of ocean that measures over several million square miles, there lies a stretch of sea known as the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, aka the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Plastic trash flushed into the ocean from Asia and the Americas swirls here for decades, turning this area of open ocean the size […]

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November 29, 2010 //

Before becoming one of the hottest racers in standup paddling, Danny Ching paddled strictly outrigger canoe and captured the solo world championship in 2008. Outrigger paddling is an ancient discipline, with centuries-old Polynesian roots and well established techniques. In contrast, standup paddling is an infant. The most seasoned vets have paddled little more than five […]

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November 26, 2010 //

Happy Thanksgiving! And happy cold weather to go with it. In the name of nostalgia, we bring you Taylor Robertson, who has made Oregon’s Rouge River his personal SUP stomping grounds. Every summer, he uses this Northwestern gem as a place to express his inner board and paddle, even firing up Rainey Falls. Enjoy…..

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November 22, 2010 //

We love it for the ocean. We love it for the rivers. We love it for the lakes. We love standup paddling no matter what, even with winter upon us. Here, a group of dedicated practitioners prove our point. Courtesy OKSUP.com.

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November 18, 2010 //

And It’s Time To Take Notice If you’re reading this you probably already realize that SUP rules. Anybody can do it and there’s absolutely no gender line. In fact, women rip as hard as the men, from big-wave surfing to open-ocean crossings to flat out making a difference. But if you’re still a doubter, here’s […]

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November 15, 2010 //

DAY 6 The swell changed again today but the wind was more favorable. And there was LESS rain. Holy wet Caribbean. Crazy. Anyway we headed back to a spot we’ve named Lola’s. As soon as we rolled up in the My Ann, we could see that good shoulder to head-high lefts were pinwheeling off the […]

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November 11, 2010 //

The number one concern people have about learning to SUP is whether they’ll be able to stand up. People often tell me, “I have poor balance,” but that’s not a deal breaker. I first tried SUP at a resort on the Big Island several years ago. The resort boards were narrow and tippy for my […]

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