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October 29, 2012 //

Davenport is a legendary break about 20 minutes north of Santa Cruz. In previous years of the contest, we’ve had waves range from small to scary big, and this years late fall date means we should have a very good chance of getting memorable waves. This contest is part of the SUP – IC Kayak […]

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October 18, 2012 //

The inaugural Kai Lenny, two-time Annabel Anderson, of New Zealand. For more info, visit:

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October 15, 2012 //

For the third time in as many years, Kai Lenny has won the overall title on a Waterman League World Tour. Lenny –who Battle of the Paddle Champ Danny Ching calls, “the best paddler in the world,” for his prowess in both wave and race competition– wrapped up his Standup World Series overall win Sunday […]

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September 30, 2012 //

The best part of the Gerry Lopez Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle isn’t the surfing, the sprinting, the strategy, or even the carnage—those things are pretty good too, though. The best part is the ultra-compelling storylines that pop up every year that make this sport so great when the biggest player’s gather in Dana […]

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September 22, 2012 //

The Surf Race to Victory series, created by Victory Koredry, is one of the most popular race formats in the country, simply from the excitement created when athletes use every paddling skill available to navigate in and out of the surf zone. And when one of the races is blessed with good swell, like last […]

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September 19, 2012 //
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September 12, 2012 //

For the Fall 2012 issue, SUP magazine scribe Dave Costello, Greg Petry and photographer Wes Walker explored the Pecos River along the Texas-Mexico boarder on a free climbing free-for-all via SUPs. Costello described the teams expedition in the remote border region eloquently, weaving a tale that found the team deep-water free climbing the evening away […]

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September 6, 2012 //

We’re pretty proud of SUP magazine’s Fall edition. One of this issue’s cover blurbs reads, “Art in Performance.” It may as well read, “The Art of Play.” Because the athletes featured inside artfully play in the oceans and rivers of the world while wielding board and paddle. Aside from Mitchell, fellow Aussie Justin Holland, Sean […]

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September 6, 2012 //

Next month, Morgan Hoesterey will present her next Field Notes series from Peru. In the meantime, she checked in from the land of lefts: The waves here in Peru are amazing. Yesterday was the first day that we didn’t get the best waves of our lives, which I think was kind of a good thing […]

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June 26, 2012 //

After a seven-year hiatus, the Red Bull Soulwave surf contest returned to Klitmøller, Denmark last weekend. The event featured standup paddlesurfing and windsurfing with some of the best in the region coming out to compete. Athletes aiming to take home the champion title competed in both SUP and windsurfing. Photos by Jens Wein

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