mo-mantle
September 24, 2012 //

With the immense progress standup paddling has made in the past few years, it’s easy to forget that it’s still a young game. Unlike surfing, whitewater or outrigger paddling, there isn’t a generation of athletes that have lived an entire life practicing the art. But, as SUP continues to flourish, the first generation of groms […]

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bop-mantle
September 20, 2012 //

With only nine days left until the highly anticipated Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle California (BOP), a board classification ruling in the 9-mile distance race has a few competitors grumbling. Unlike years past, racers in this year’s distance event have the opportunity to compete in a new elite division with additional prize […]

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Noah-mantle
September 18, 2012 //

With the immense progress standup paddling has made in the past few years, it’s easy to forget that our sport is still young. Unlike surfing, whitewater or outrigger paddling, there isn’t a generation of athletes that have lived an entire life practicing the art. But, as SUP continues to flourish, the first generation of groms […]

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Roxy-Girl Vanina Walsh
September 12, 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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BOPmantle
September 11, 2012 //

Fantasy football season is on. So we at SUP Magazine felt it was high time to give paddling fans a chance to lay it on the line by picking their favorite paddlers for standup’s biggest event—all to win a grip of rad prizes. The concept is simple: Pick the 10 paddlers that you hope will […]

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FG-PH-yoga-mantle
September 11, 2012 //
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CB-mantle
September 10, 2012 //

Kai Lenny Comes from behind to secure the win in Florida After a second place finish in the Long distance on Day 1 of the Cocoa Beach Paddle Classic, presented by Pacifico and Starboard and in association with Maui Jim, Kai Lenny stepped up in the spectacular sprint racing to secure a well deserved win […]

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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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laird-mantle
September 4, 2012 //

This piece originally ran in our Spring 2012 issue.

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