Standup paddlers charge hard, whether its barrels, long bump glides, cleanly run rapids, big drops or, sometimes, the wipeouts that are part of it all. In that vein, welcome to SUP magazine's new RIDES series, where we pay homage to the skill, and the spills, that make SUP great.

In this installment of Rides, Fred Compagnon does an alaia SUP step off courtesy his buddy Benoit Brecq. Don’t get it? Watch and learn. Pure creativity.

Footage by Bertrand Pommier, Finscape Photography.

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