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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chuck patterson, backside turn, cutback, skills, how to SUP, tips
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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April 1, 2011 //

Inland standup paddlers rejoice, and the videos pour in.

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March 30, 2011 //

Rhode Island might be the smallest state in the union, but with its back bays, rivers and beaches, the Ocean State looms large in the standup world.

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March 30, 2011 //

Mark Castlow and Jimbo Meader are just a couple of friends angling for a unique spot in the standup paddleboard lineup. Having pooled their extensive experience in flats boat, kayak and surfboard design

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March 28, 2011 //

Face it, flying with a standup board is a pain. It’s expensive, difficult and, like milking 6-inch wind chop, often not worth the effort. Fear not, flight-challenged ones; these easy-to-reach destinations offer full quivers of quality SUPs, great places to ride, and beachside bars to celebrate your great escape.

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March 25, 2011 //

While style in surfing is important, standup paddling doesn’t just require style—it is style. Whether you’re paddling in an ocean, lagoon, bay, harbor, lake, river, reservoir or a backyard swimming pool, standup paddling is the purest essence of water sport style.

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March 25, 2011 //

A select crop of SUP athletes recently focused attention south of the border, turning out for the second annual Punta Sayulita Longboard & Stand-Up Paddle Classic. Check out the gallery from the two-day competition

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