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August 24, 2011 //

This spring, SUP magazine Editor Joe Carberry accompanied some of the world’s best standup paddlers on a surf expedition to Indonesia. They got waves, they explored the Mentawais Islands’ little-known corners, but most importantly, they got to know each other on a personal level. Above all else, in this game we call standup, it’s about the people you meet. Each athlete on the trip brings a beautiful perspective to the sport.

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August 24, 2011 //

Last week, Rob Rojas, arguably one of the world’s best distance paddlers, won the O’Neill Sea Paddle NYC, a 26.5-mile race he blitzed in three hours and 56 minutes. As New York is one of the most picturesque cities on Earth, we thought it proper to make sure a camera was following Rob’s every move. So enjoy the Rob Rojas Cam as he recaps his Big Apple victory….

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August 22, 2011 //

Welcome once again to The Indo Chronicles, a video series previewing the print feature, 14 Days, coming out soon in the Fall issue of SUP magazine (on sale Sept. 14). In this third installment, we profile Slater Trout, a talented young standup racer from Maui, Hawaii. Trout is always a favorite to win any race […]

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August 16, 2011 //

Welcome back to The Indo Chronicles, a video series previewing the print feature in the Fall issue of SUP magazine (on sale Sept. 14). In this second installment, we profile Dave Boehne, a renaissance surfer/shaper from Dana Point, Calif. and one of the most stylish standup surfers alive — as evidenced by his opening spread […]

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July 21, 2011 //

The Arctic Ocean isn’t the first place to come to mind when dreaming about an epic SUP surfari. But in May when I traveled to Iceland with the crew from Blueline Paddle Surf, the term epic definitely applied in its most literal definition. What else do you call a waterman’s expedition where you paddle through […]

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July 15, 2011 //

The Dogman rips (see below). But who, may we ask, is the Dogman? We know this: he rides a Laguna Bay board, knows how to catch perfect conditions somewhere in Australia (we think), and has one nasty cutback. The first person to properly identify the Dogman, his board model and where he’s riding wins a […]

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July 5, 2011 //

Fletcher Burton shreds on his standup board in the surf, but what happens when he charges steep creeks? Not so much. Here, Burton ventures up to South Silver Creek near Auburn, Calif., to test his SUP skills and show us just how difficult charging whitewater on an SUP can be. Equipped with a helmet, butt […]

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July 1, 2011 //

Find any superlative you can think of and that pretty much describes the snow run off on any western river this season: epic, all-time, sick, ridiculous! And standup paddlers have been their to take advantage from Missoula, to Boise, to Glenwood Springs. Here, Dan Gavere and Chris Emerick put together a recap of the Colorado […]

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June 27, 2011 //

Robby Naish recently set out on a Central American mission to find, and ride, the world’s longest wave. In the action sports world, as in life, the more you set yourself up for success, the easier it is to ride to glory. And that’s just what Naish did, catching a macking swell at Pavones in […]

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June 21, 2011 //

So we’ve established that Hawaii isn’t the only place to do downwind runs on a standup board. Plenty of spots yet to be discovered are perfect for glidiing on open water swell. One place that has been discovered? Hood River, Oregon, a longtime kite- and windsurfing locale, has become one of the Northwest’s premiere downwind […]

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