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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June 10, 2011 //

In late March, SUP magazine Editor Joe Carberry and seven of the world’s best standup paddlers including Connor Baxter, Chuck Patterson, Slater Trout, Dave Boehne, Jamie Mitchell, Dave Kalama and Talia Gangini went on a dream trip to the Mentawais in Indonesia. With the help of world renowned surf photographer Jason Kenworthy, they collected some […]

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June 9, 2011 //

Talented groms are becoming more and more commonplace in the standup world. Count 17-year-old Dana Point, Calif. local CD Kinley among them. This spring, SUP magazine Art Director Robert Zaleski filmed a video profile with Kinley, putting his effortless style on display. Meet CD Kinley: Infinity SUP team rider from Robert Zaleski on Vimeo.

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June 2, 2011 //

It’s hard to argue with the fact that winning the Gerry Lopez Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle is one of the sport’s crowning achievements. In mid-May, Travis Grant and Candice Appleby won the first leg of the Battle when they took home titles in Hawaii. The fight continues this September in Dana Point, Calif., […]

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June 1, 2011 //

The first stop of the O’Neill Tahoe Cup Race Series at Donner Lake this weekend was burly. As in burr–ly. The day started out with sunshine lighting up the snow-capped backdrop, but by the time the starting horn blasted snow began to actually fall from the sky. The 5-mile race started at the West End […]

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May 31, 2011 //

File this in the, “What the Hell,” category: A mystery man sporting Luchador mask and Starboard rash guard dropped into pumping Malibu during last week’s south swell that blessed Southern California with solid surf. So, three questions? Who’s this masked man, El Clouto? Does video like this help or hurt the standup paddling cause when […]

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