November 28, 2011 //

Kai Lenny is currently competing at the Big Island final of the Standup World Tour. But he’s in full celebration mode. In October, Lenny wrapped up his second world championship in Brazil. Funny thing is, the win isn’t making him complacent. The kid just wants more titles. A scary thought for the rest of the […]

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November 23, 2011 //

It was a wet night and the river was moving more deliberately than yesterday’s meandering pace. The sky also had a heavier gloom, the rain more frequent and chances of seeing some sun today looked slim. Either way, we were back to life on the river. With the low ceiling of clouds and dim light, […]

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November 15, 2011 //

Delivering the prayer bundle to Josh from the Karuk Indian Tribe and the sharing of river stones had an elating effect on me. Being a first time prayer bundle courier between tribal elders, I felt very honored but also relieved to get it into the right hands. The plan for the remaining couple of hours […]

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November 14, 2011 //

With the leaves changing color and the cold creeping in, the California fall is in full-swing. In this installment of SUP magazine’s Field Notes, Ron Ayres, part of the Tahoe SUP Explore Project, ventures down Northern California’s Klamath River for a multi-day camping trip off of standup boards. Stay tuned as we continue this three-part […]

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November 14, 2011 //

Eighteen-year-old Connor Baxter put on a legendary performance in Fiji to win the epic long distance from Natadola Beach to Namotu Island ahead of a stellar fleet of athletes in the Namotu World Paddle Challenge. Taking an early lead out of the gate, Connor navigated his way successfully down the 22-mile course to win the […]

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October 17, 2011 //

The race competition scene may dwarf standup surfing contests in sheer number of events and participants. But with the recent influx of talented young paddlers, who’re mixing seamlessly with established, power surfing veterans, it’s hard to deny that standup surfing is pretty darn fun to watch. And events like the Ventura SUP Surf Challenge at C Street in Ventura, Calif., put some of the sport’s best on a quality wave, allowing them to do their thing with an audience.

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September 28, 2011 //

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (Sept. 23, 2011) – In one of the most exciting nights in standup paddling history, the 2011 SUP Awards, presented by Teva, crowned the year’s top paddlers, movies, expeditions and philanthropic effort.

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September 26, 2011 //

More photos from the inagural SUP Awards. Photos by JP Van Swae.

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July 25, 2011 //

Look up “gnarly” in the dictionary and you may find the name Alex Linnell. Linnell, a 21-year-old Minnesotan, is the first person to attempt standup paddling the entire length of the Mississippi River.

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July 12, 2011 //

The Island SUP scene is going off. Hawaii is packed with events, like the Maui Jim Triple Crown of SUP, and young paddlers like Connor Baxter are laying down the law. Last weekend, the Warrior Cup, the second event of the Triple Crown, took racers across Maui’s northwestern shore, from Maliko Gulch to Honolua Bay. […]

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