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January 17, 2012 //

Jenny Kalmbach is a dominant paddler and a staple in the racing world, as well as Top Female Paddler of 2011. Now, she’s profiled in SUP Women.

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January 13, 2012 //

I’ve been in the ocean my whole life. I learned how to standup paddle here on Maui when Laird (Hamilton), Dave Kalama and Loch (Eggers) were down at Ho’okipa with their huge standup boards and they let me go out at the point. I remember catching my first wave and being hooked. I was 9 or 10.

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December 16, 2011 //

Here’s a 2012 resolution for you: Shred any water you find yourself on be it river, lake or ocean. Ring in the New Year by entering for a chance to win a Werner SUP paddle of your choice and get a free years subscription to SUP magazine. Getting in on the game is simple: Click […]

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December 13, 2011 //

I started paddling when I was 16. As a kid, I grew up doing surf lifesaving, which is big in Australia. I started competing on outrigger canoes. I was a small kid, so they taught me how to be a steersman. I learned how to have ‘feel’ for the water and how to control a canoe, which made the transition to standup really easy. The first time I saw an SUP was in 2007 in Hawaii when racing the OC-1 series. I remember thinking, ‘This sport won’t take off’. It looked silly.

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December 8, 2011 //

I competed in the lifeguard Ironman competitions swimming, paddleboarding and rowing or surfski paddling. I ended up winning the U.S. national championships and I got to compete in Australia, which was a pretty amazing experience because over there it’s a national sport and they compete in front of 25,000 spectators.

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November 29, 2011 //

Competitors on the Standup World Tour experienced clean 4- to 5-foot surf at Honoli’i on Monday, providing ideal conditions for the start of the prestigious Main Event of the Hawaii Island Finals. With 32 of the best standup paddlers in the world now battling it out for the event title and to improve on their […]

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November 28, 2011 //

The Standup World Tour’s Hawaii Island Finals opened this weekend at the Naniloa Volcanoes Resort, as the best standup paddlesurfers in the world descended upon the beautiful Big Island for the climactic final event of 2011. Sunday morning dawned with a new swell, but also a lot of wind, providing challenging conditions early in the […]

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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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