(San Clemente, Calif) – Throughout the summer of 2013, SUP magazine and Natural Vines, makers of all-natural licorice, have partnered to support some of the best events in standup paddling like the Santa Monica Pier Festival, the Midwest Paddlefest, the Tahoe Nalu and the Chicago stop of the Standup World Series.

In addition to supporting these fantastic events, SUP magazine is teaming with The H20 Generation of Rockaway, New York to host a "Sandy Can't Stop Us," party in honor of this community that was ravaged by Hurricane Sandy last fall. Following that, the SUP America Tour crew will travel to the iconic Youghiogheny River outside Pittsburgh in Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania for a celebration of whitewater paddling.

SUP magazine videographer Morgan Hoesterey will be traveling the country to capture the true essence of American standup paddling culture. The videos she makes will run as a series on SUPthemag.com, highlighting the unique personalities and different SUP colloquialisms she encounters along the way. Come say hello to Morgan and pick up a free copy of SUP magazine and a bag of Natural Vines licorice, made from all natural ingredients.

"The SUP America Tour gives us the chance to travel and meet different characters across the country who have helped create new standup paddling communities and support their efforts," says SUP magazine publisher Jim Marsh. "You can't do that from the seat of a desk."

The SUP America Tour kicks off June 6 at the Santa Monica Pier Festival and concludes on September 30, 2013 with the Battle of the Paddle in Dana Point, Calif.

Click here for a full schedule of events.