April 30, 2010 //

If you want to get in to standup paddling, the fastest growing water sport in the world, now’s your chance. A free, open-to-the-public, flat-water festival known as the Standup Roundup will kick off Sunday May 23, 2010 at Mission Bay’s Bonita Cove.

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April 30, 2010 //

Huge in Europe French organizers bring first Euro SUP championship to Mediterranean: During the Festival of the Spring, 2010 in Sainte Maxime, the CIGALE Surfing Club du PAYS des MAURES and the SUNSHORT company present the Euro SUP Championship the weekend of May 29-30. The two planned events include: 1. Two races (a relay in […]

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April 30, 2010 //

The Hokua range is Naish’s answer to performancestyle standup boards. Shaped by Harold Iggy, the 8’10” Hokua (wood veneer PVC-sandwich) has a narrow nose and accelerated V-shaped tail and a thruster ‘glass/bamboo fin configuration to allow lighter riders (up to 190 lbs.) to turn on a dime.

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April 30, 2010 //

When you’re ready for high performance, you can’t just head to Costco.Like a skilled golfer needing custom-fit clubs, it’s best to find an esteemed custom board crafter like Dana Point, California’s Infinity Surfboards.

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April 30, 2010 //

Conflicts between standup paddlers and kayakers isn’t even sniffing the standup vs. surfer conflicts now raging at ocean surf breaks everywhere. Here’s why that could change:

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April 29, 2010 //

Before there was Laird or Dan or Corran, there was Jimmy Snyder, the original river SUPer. Although he called it striding, used a double-bladed paddle and an inflatable kayak, Snyder’s technique is an eerie precursor to the technique now being developed for river standup paddling throughout the world. Check out his stylie hybrid Eskimo roll midway through the video during Moose Fest on New York’s Moose River.

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April 29, 2010 //

In the image-obsessed world of action sports, whitewater SUP has reached its most awkward teenage years, complete with pimples and unknown potential.

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April 29, 2010 //

Celebrate the modern waterman’s lifestyle at the Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle Hawaii: a standup paddle festival and exposition that includes a series of races and demonstrations for all ages and skill levels. Battle of the Paddle Hawaii invites you to be part of the exciting rebirth of the sport that began right here in Waikiki.

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April 29, 2010 //

The weather is report is calling for clear skies and warm weather for the 2nd annual Watermans Applied Science Paddle for Humanity, in support of SurfAid International on Saturday, May 1 in Dana Point Calif. $5400 in cash prizes and a large beach expo, demos and raffle are on tap for what is expected to be a sold out crowd.

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April 29, 2010 //

It’s trips like these to the Maldives by C4 Waterman’s Todd Bradley, Brian Keaulana and Dave Parmenter that inspired Shelby Stanger’s Don’t Worry, End Happy in the debut issue of SUP magazine. Shelby recounts how she got over her fear of beefy waves. With endless, peeling sections like this, it’s easy to see how.

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