May 18, 2011 //

Life has been big for Chuck Patterson lately. He contracted a staff infection from reef rash following an April trip to Indonesia that he’s been fighting for more than a month. On the opposite end of the spectrum, he recently signed a potentially career-altering contract to join the Naish SUP team. Here’s his thoughts on […]

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May 11, 2011 //

This weekend, paddlers from around the world will gather on Oahu for the Gerry Lopez Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle, Hawaii. In honor of the event, we’re re-running a story from our Winter, 2010 issue at SUPthemag.com where some of the sport’s most passionate female paddlers tell us why they love to battle, and […]

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May 6, 2011 //

The kid’s on a roll. Current World Champion Kai Lenny has captured his second consecutive World Tour victory in Brittany, France at the Naish La Torche Pro, presented by O’Neill with powerful, dynamic surfing. After an epic semi-final that saw Lenny and Antoine Delpero oust Manu Portet and Xabi Lafitte and Leco Salazar and Sean […]

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May 5, 2011 //

After a weekend of sun, surf and great performances, the Carolina Cup is making its case as one of the premier SUP events on the East Coast.

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May 4, 2011 //

Encinitas, CA — On Saturday, April 30, 182 athletes gathered at Doheny State Beach to compete in the 3rd Annual Paddle for Humanity to benefit SurfAid International. The paddleboarding and standup paddle fundraiser attracted some of the region’s best paddlers, who competed in the 6-mile elite race, and dozens more who participated in the 2-mile […]

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April 25, 2011 //

Slater Trout and Maggie Hogan won overall titles Saturday at the U.S. Flatwater Sprint National Championships. But it was a team victory for standup paddling as a sport, which took one more step toward Olympic inclusion at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. Sprint standup paddling was included in Saturday’s nationals event under […]

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April 8, 2011 //

There’s nothing easy about the 39.8-mile, open-ocean crossing between Catalina Island’s Avalon harbor and Dana Point, Calif. Every year, a select breed of SUP teams assemble and find a way to attempt the exposed and ever-grueling Catalina Challenge. Last year, Orange County’s Jodie Nelson created a media maelstrom after opting to do the crossing solo […]

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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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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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March 16, 2011 //

There was a lot more to exploring Southern California’s Catalina Island than the paddling. Tahoe SUP Project: Explore, is the product of a decade long friendship between Tahoe SUP founder, Nate Brouwer and the Fuze Group’s Zac Smith. Having worked together in the past, they were eager to merge the creative vision of capturing standup […]

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