January 21, 2011 //

A father-son team crashes a local SUP race By Mark Anders “What do we get if we win, Daddy? Do we get a big trophy?” “I’m not sure, Luke,” I tell my very enthusiastic 6-year-old. “We’re just going to do our best, right?” “I know, I know. But I’m pretty sure we’re gonna win.” At […]

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January 20, 2011 //

Tatted up, with long wisps of salt and pepper into locks of blond, the ripped and wiry, laid-back Starboard team racer, EJ Johnson, is full of surprises.

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January 18, 2011 //

Yes, it’s burly cold right now in the Midwest. But once summer hits, Lake Michigan has 1,638 miles of shoreline, which is 600 miles more than California and 300 more than Florida. No wonder this Great Lake has become a fertile incubator for the SUP sensation’s inland sweep. The lake borders four states and two of America’s […]

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January 14, 2011 //

The Capital SUP Scene Surfing isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Washington, D.C. Yet our nation’s capital boasts arguably the best standup paddleboarding—including flatwater touring, whitewater and, yes, surf—of any metropolitan area in the country. The Potomac River serves up world-class whitewater and a pair of phenomenal standing waves, […]

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January 13, 2011 //

Standup Paddling Alaska’s Turnagain Arm Tidal Bore Open the current issue of SUP magazine and you’re greeted by one of the most eye-popping standup photos of the year, an areal photograph of Alaska’s Turnagain Arm tidal bore near Girdwood, Alaska (above). As Eric Newberry, Dave Calkins and Mike McCune glide effortlessly down the face of […]

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January 12, 2011 //

Feel like beating down winter with big stick? Get er’ done January 15th during Coastal Urge’s Third Annual Cold Stroke Classic in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina (SUP mag is an official sponsor). With 2 divisions, paddlers can opt to do the 3.5 mile Recreational course or the 7 mile Elite course. The Blockade-Runner Beach Resort […]

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January 6, 2011 //

Standup paddling is nothing without the shapers that create the boards, or as we like to call them, gliding pieces of art on water. And most board craftsmen have had storied careers in the surfboard industry, with a fantastic sense of history just waiting to be uncovered. Welcome to SUP magazine’s Shaper Visits, a video […]

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January 5, 2011 //

What were you doing at 16? Going to school? Thinking about the opposite sex? Playing sports? Slater Trout does all of those things too and more, like win standup races all over the country and surf in game-changing conditions at contests like last year’s Standup World Tour Sunset Hulukai Trials, which he won. Add in […]

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January 4, 2011 //

Just as Stanford dominated Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl, Danny Ching continued his winning ways, taking the 2011 Orange Bowl Paddle Championships in Miami this past weekend as a precursor to the football game. With over $10,000 in cash, this event enticed some of the best SUP paddlers on the Eastern Seaboard. There were […]

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January 3, 2011 //

Standup paddling makes everything more fun. Shin-high waves become bragging fodder. Your local lake can be surfed. And moving water, even the easy stuff, is like a carnival ride minus the sketchy carnies and corndogs. Here, whitewater kayaking legend and river SUP guru Dan Gavere shows us how to exit an eddy with style. Eddies […]

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