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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March 11, 2011 //

Coming out of Little Harbor, the conditions proved to be exactly what they looked like. The 10 mph west wind hammered us and there was no chance of even taking a stroke on the right side. After about 45 mins of futile floundering Dave and I made the call to swing back and check on […]

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February 11, 2011 //

During Hurricane Igor, most Barbadians were running for shelter. That’s when Brian Talma, this small island nation’s prolific SUP man of action, paddled out to meet the epic swell. SUP magazine caught up with Talma, aka Irie Man, aka Mr. Action, to get the full story.

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January 25, 2011 //

John Beausang of DistressedMullet.com takes us inside the passionate North Carolina SUP scene that’s turned this third annual race into a brisk, mid-January classic, and comes away with a succinct summary: Blame Canada.

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January 13, 2011 //

Standup Paddling Alaska’s Turnagain Arm Tidal Bore Open the current issue of SUP magazine and you’re greeted by one of the most eye-popping standup photos of the year, an areal photograph of Alaska’s Turnagain Arm tidal bore near Girdwood, Alaska (above). As Eric Newberry, Dave Calkins and Mike McCune glide effortlessly down the face of […]

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November 10, 2010 //

While it may not be the first thought of SUP aficionados, British Columbia is a hotbed in the standup movement. Long known as a popular destination for canoe trippers, sea kayakers, and whitewater gnar-chasers, standup paddlers, equipped with the right cold-water gear (i.e. drysuits), are pushing possibilities. Case in point: Check out this recent clip […]

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