May 31, 2011 //

On his third day ever on a standup paddleboard, Jonathan Francis launched from Anacortes, WA on May 18th for a three-month solo expedition to Glacier Bay, Alaska through the infamous Inside Passage. In his first week of paddling, he crossed three sometimes-treacherous bodies of water, Rosario Strait and Haro Strait in Washington and the Strait […]

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May 27, 2011 //

This weekend marks the start of the O’Neil Tahoe Cup when paddlers will race Donner Lake outside Lake Tahoe, California. The race circumnavigates the lake (a five-mile course), starting and ending at the West-End Beach. The O’Neill Tahoe Cup Race Series hopes to attract 400 participants and over 4,000 spectators to the Truckee-Tahoe-Reno Area from […]

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May 27, 2011 //

Things could get interesting on the Standup World Tour in the coming week for the Sapinus Pro presented by Air Tahiti. Early next week a mammoth south swell is expected to slam into the island and bring Sapinus–a beach break that looks like a mini Teahupoo-roaring to life (12 feet at 19 seconds). This means […]

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May 23, 2011 //

In early May, SUPthemag.com ran a Facebook video contest where entrants were judged by comments and “likes” on our page. The winner? Will Phillips, who swears this was his first crack at film making. Shot somewhere in San Diego County, Phillips catches absolutely pristine So. Cal. conditions on camera. He took home a set of […]

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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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