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5 Tips To Improve Paddle Stroke

In stand up paddle boarding, having a good paddle stroke is crucial to seeing results and improving skill level. Many of stand up paddling's top athletes stress that the paddle stroke is one of the most important, if not the most important, tool to master when paddling. We caught up with many of stand up paddling's best athletes to get some tips on how to have a great paddle stroke. See what they had to say...

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2017 Spring Paddle Boarding Gear Guide

The sun is starting to shine, ice is melting and spring is starting to peek it’s head around the corner. With temperatures rising and waterways defrosting into lakes and rivers again, it’s time to start getting geared up and ready to get back on the water and out of the winter hibernation. Here, we’ve put together a list of SUP gear, accessories, and of course boards for everyone from a beginner to the advanced SUP'er for the 2017 Spring paddle boarding season, so there's sure to be something in this guide for everyone!

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8 Takeaways from the Hawaiian Leg of the 2017 APP World Tour

With the Hawaiian leg of the 2017 APP World Tour coming to a close there were some important facts to be aware of after the events wrapped up. The early leaders were named, the double-threats to look out for and more were discovered. Here are eight takeaways

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APP World Tour Prepares for Finals Day at 2017 Sunset Beach Pro

With just the quarters thru final remaining for the Men's division and just the Final left for the women here at the 2017 Sunset Beach Pro, tension is mounting as we build up to what promises to be a spectacular final day of action at Stop #1 of the APP World Tour.

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Tips To Improve Your SUP Surf Performance

Now that you’re hooked to the feeling of riding waves you’re probably ready to step it up and start improving your skills. We’ve gathered tips and advice from some of the top SUP surfing pros from around the globe to help guide you towards your goal of becoming a better stand up paddle surfer.

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Competition Heats Up At Sunset Beach Pro 2017

Blue skies, clean conditions and high performance surfing was the order of the day on Day 3 of the 2017 Sunset Beach Pro, as we completed the repecharges for both Men & Women, as well as Round 3 of the Men, and Semi Finals for the Women.

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APP World Tour At Sunset Beach Kicks Off In Perfect Waves

After one of the more challenging days filled with heavy cloud cover, rain and challenging conditions on the opening day, the opposite was the case yesterday at the 2017 Sunset Beach Pro, with clear blue skies and groomed, beautiful surf for what was to be an epic day of competition for both Men & Women.

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APP World Tour Breakdown - What To Know

Get the 2017 Sunset Beach Pro preview, logistics for the new APP World Tour for both Surfing and Racing events, and find out how you can participate in the events and compete at the highest level.

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SUP Surfing Mistakes To Avoid

Mistakes are inevitable, they happen to the best of us so in order to give you a jumpstart and get you some insight on what you should avoid while SUP surfing we’ve chatted with some of the best in the business to give you some tips. Check it out:

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APP World Tour Announces Athletes for 2017

The newly formed Association of Paddlesurf Professionals (APP) announces a big-name line-up for its 2017 APP World Tour, an amalgamation of the Stand Up World Series and the Stand Up World Tour.

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5 Tips For First Time SUP Racers

When preparing for your very first SUP race it's important to be prepared and know what to expect from your first experience. To give you some insight on what you need to do to get ready for your first paddle board race, we caught up with some of the best SUP racing pros out there to get you some tips. Here are the top five tips for first time SUP racers:

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Tips For SUP Surfing Beginners

Want to add in some excitement to your SUP routine and start SUP surfing? We’ve talked to some of stand up paddling’s best surfers and asked them to share their top tips for beginners.

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Pipeline SUP Invitational Returns In January

After a spectacular showdown at Pipeline and Backdoor in 2016 that saw Mo Freitas (Focus SUP) put on an impressive display of skill and bravado to take the win, 2017 sees the return of the prestigious Stand Up Paddle component of the Backdoor Shootout in memory of Duke Kahanamoku.

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Maui Fall 2016 | Bernd Roediger

Naish SUP team rider Bernd Roediger is a waterman of many talents. He flies with the wind on his wind surfboard, and absolutely shreds. He’s also a master at SUP and traditional surfing as well. Bernd’s been home on Maui for the ‘off’ season but has been keeping busy and having fun in the ocean. Check out his just-released edit from Fall 2016.

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Fiji ISA Reduces Environmental Impact

The International Surfing Association (ISA) is proud to highlight the legacy that the 2016 Fiji ISA World StandUp Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard Championship, has left on the sports of SUP and Paddleboard as well as the host country of Fiji.

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Australia Reclaims Gold At Fiji ISA

Australia reclaimed the Team Gold Medal and Waikiki-Peru World Team Champion Trophy at the fifth edition of the 2016 Fiji ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship. Australia had won the team title at the first three editions of the event after losing to Team USA at the 2015 edition in Sayulita.

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Ladies Distance Medals Awarded In Fiji

Women SUP and Paddleboard racers took center stage in dramatic fashion on the fifth day of 2016 Fiji ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship with hotly contested 17km Distance Races.

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Distance Medals Awarded At Fiji ISA

With the stunning visual backdrop of Fiji’s natural island beauty, day four of the 2016 Fiji ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship saw Australia’s Michael Booth and New Zealand’s Sam Shergold emerge victorious in the divisions of SUP and Paddleboard, respectively, in an exhilarating 17km race from Cloudbreak to Musket Cove in Fiji.

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ISA Fiji 2016 Begins to Crown Champions

Four World Champions were crowned on the third day of competition at the 2016 Fiji ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship, as the Finals of the SUP and Paddleboard Technical Races ran in the pristine waters of Fiji’s world-renowned outer reef, Cloudbreak.

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SUP Racing Takes Center Stage At Fiji ISA

After two action packed days of SUP Surfing at Cloudbreak to kick off the 2016 Fiji ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship, the racing disciplines will take center stage for the next three consecutive days of the competition.

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Naish Launches SUP Domestic Racer Program

If you’ve ever dreamed of joining the Naish Race Team, now’s your chance! Naish has just announced that they are launching a new stand up paddle domestic racer program. Basically, the program is aimed for ‘passionate paddlers and dedicated racers’ who want to step up their game in SUP racing and not have to break the bank while doing so. With this program Naish is offering the chance to receive special team pricing on their elite race boards, the Maliko and Javelin models as well as their Carbon Elite paddles.

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The World's Straightest 6Km SUP Race

The most fascinating race in Greece for 2016, the Corinth Canal Paddle Crossing on October 30th, was a huge blast. This year aside from the 163 SUPs that crossed the Canal for the 6th Hellenic SUP CUP, organizers in cooperation with Hellenic Canoe-Kayak & SUP federation, invited athletes from all sports that H.C-K.F. represents (canoe, kayak, surf-ski, SUP) to join and the outcome was a BIG success.

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Connor Baxter Claims Victory In Red Bull Heavy Water & Secures 2016 World Title

The first ever Red Bull Heavy Water stand up paddle board race saw optimal weather conditions with sunny skies and challenging conditions of 6-8ft waves in San Francisco on Wednesday. 15 of the world’s best watermen were tasked to a grueling 12km (7.5 miles) battle of athleticism, with the ultimate victor Connor Baxter, 22, of Maui, HI, crowned Champion of Red Bull Heavy Water.

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Fiona Wylde Dominates Maui And Wins First World Title

Fiona Wylde has secured her first World Title with a dominant performance on Maui for the 2016 World Series Finals. After an impressive performance in the long distance race on Saturday, Fiona didn't want to miss out on the opportunity to compete alongside the men in the Open Surf exhibition, which she did and as always, made her presence felt.

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Red Bull Heavy Water Gets The Green Light To Run

Red Bull Heavy Water is officially in the green light phase. This weather window schedules the event for Tuesday, October 18, with Wednesday, October 19 as the alternate day in San Francisco Bay.

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Summer Market 2016 Forum: Stand Up & Be Heard

During the Summer Outdoor Retailer show in Utah held in August a forum was held with stand up paddle industry leaders. The forum gathered experts and industry professionals to discuss the state of the SUP industry, safety and regulations, the future of our industry, and more!

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Casper Steinfath On SUP Surfing In Denmark

Professional stand up paddler Casper Steinfath hails from the European country of Denmark and has always been proud to say so. Steinfath has been outward with the fact for years that Denmark is an epic place to stand up paddle and surf and one of his dreams finally came true this year when the ISA (International Surfing Association) announced that Denmark would host the 2017 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championships.

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Baxter & Appleby Conquer Field (Again) At 2016 Pacific Paddle Games

Standup paddling’s biggest weekend of the year culminated Sunday with the dramatic final rounds of the 2016 Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life. With the biggest prize in standup paddling on the line, the world’s best paddlers put on a show that will be talked about for months. At the end of the day, it was Connor Baxter and Candice Appleby who were crowned overall champions at #PPG2016 for the second year in a row – each taking home a cool $8,000.

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Competition Heats Up On Day 2 At 2016 Pacific Paddle Games

Cloudy skies gave way to brilliant sunshine as Day Two of the Pacific Paddles Games presented by Salt Life got underway Saturday morning. With Youth, Open, Pro Junior and Pro racers all hitting the water, it was a jam-packed day of paddling action at Doheny State Beach.

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Day One At 2016 Pacific Paddle Games Goes Off Without A Hitch

Picturesque weather and a solid south swell greeted paddlers on Friday morning as the 2016 Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life kicked off at Doheny State Beach. With a record-breaking prize purse of $60,000 up for grabs, anticipation levels were high as the world’s best paddlers began their quest for victory at standup paddling’s biggest race of the year.

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World's Best SUP Racers To Compete For Biggest Prize In Paddling This Weekend

The world’s best paddlers are set to compete at the second annual Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life this weekend (Sept. 30 to Oct. 2) at Doheny State Beach. With a $60,000-prize purse on the line, the most money ever offered in paddling, it’s no surprise that ALL of the top professionals in the world are en route to Southern California this week from around the globe.

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2016 Fall Paddle Boarding Gear Guide

Seasons are a-changin' and the cooler weather and fall colors will be making their way to your oceans and waterways in no time. Here, we’ve put together a list of SUP gear, SUP accessories, SUP boards and all the must have's for everyone from a beginner to the advanced SUP'er for the 2016 Fall SUP season, so there's sure to be something in this guide for everyone!

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Supconnect Announces 2016 Editor's Choice Awards Winners

After two months of deliberations and intense evaluations we are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Supconnect Editor's Choice Awards. After nominating 30 or so men, women, groms and blogs per category, and an abundance of brands and shops in the stand up paddle industry we've finally narrowed down the extremely talented pool of nominees to the final chosen winners.

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2016 Red Bull Heavy Water Holding Period Now Open

As an official stop in the 2016 Stand Up World Series, Red Bull Heavy Water has started the holding period as of September 1st. The holding period will guarantee 40 of the world’s best SUP athletes waves over 10ft. on an open course that stretches 12km (7.5 miles), starting at Ocean Beach and finishing just past the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Connor Baxter Sweeps The 2016 Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge

The 2016 Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge was a huge event with heavy competition. It was the largest contingent of elite competitors getting together at one event for this entire year - in both the men’s and women’s fleet. Here, Connor Baxter recaps the weekend and his win at the event.

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Insider Coverage From Day 2 At 2016 Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge

n day two at the 2016 Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge did a Father-daughter-boyfriend trio steal the show?! Although Mother Nature was the true star of Day 2 action, serving up SICK winds to give true downwind racing to the world's best stand up paddle racers, the story line of MacRae Wylde taking 2nd in the Open division and his daughter and her boyfriend (Fiona Wylde + Bernd Roediger) taking 1st and 2nd in the elite division may be the coolest story line of the event.

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5 Tips To Help You Have A Successful SUP Race

With the Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge only days away and the Pacific Paddle Games right around the corner we thought it best to supply you with some tips that can help you have a successful race come race day. We checked in with the best-of-the-best stand up paddle boarding pros including Naish's Kai Lenny, Boardworks' Slater Trout, Chuck Patterson, Starboard's Connor Baxter, SIC Maui's Lina Augaitis and Annabel Anderson to name a few. We took what they had to say and came up with 5 tips to help you have a successful race.

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Fiona Wylde, Bernd Roediger & Kai Bates Score Winter Swell In Australia

After a six-week stretch of traveling for races in Asia and Europe Starboard SUP and Werner Paddles athlete Fiona Wylde decided to take a little vacation to Australia with with boyfriend and fellow professional stand up paddler Bernd Roediger (Naish) and to meet up with good friend Kai Bates (Fanatic). While there, the trio scored really fun surf and had a blast out of the water too.

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Kai Lenny & Sonni Hönscheid Win The 2016 M2O In Record Breaking Year

2016 was one of the most exciting years ever in the 20 years that the Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships has been held. This year saw record breaking performances in both stand up paddling and prone paddle boarding and the field of athletes to compete was packed with standouts. This year Kai Lenny and Sonni Hönscheid claimed victory for the stand up paddlers.

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Elite Field Set For 20th Anniversary Molokai-2-Oahu

When the last athlete crosses the finish line on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at the Moloka’i-2-O’ahu Paddleboard World Championships (M2O), two decades of outstanding performances and personal accomplishment will be recorded by a lineage of the world’s strongest paddle boarders. Presented by Kona Longboard Island Lager, the 2016 event welcomes a host of athletes from 16 countries who will test their navigational skill and athletic strength across 32-miles of open ocean in the disciplines of stand-up (SUP) and prone paddle boarding.

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Baxter & Honscheid Win In Dramatic Fashion In Germany

After ratings leaders Fiona Wylde and Casper Steinfath took victory in the Sprints during harsh weather on Saturday, Sunday cleared up and provided excellent conditions for the distance race where Michael Booth and Sonni Honscheid pushed through to take the win. After the two races Connor Baxter and Sonni Honscheid claimed the overall win for the second stop of the Stand Up World Series.

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Summer SUP Fun On A Longboard Shape

Supconnect contributor Haywood Newkirk dives into teaching us all about longboard shapes on our stand up paddle boards and how to get started sup surfing on one. Check it out!

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2016 Summer Paddle Boarding Gear Guide

Whip out your boardshorts and bikinis, it’s summer time! Nothin’s better than summer and we’re so stoked that our favorite time of the year is finally here. Here, we’ve put together a list of SUP gear, SUP accessories, SUP boards and all the must have's for everyone from a beginner to the advanced SUP'er for the 2016 Summer SUP season, so there's sure to be something in this guide for everyone!

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Top 5 Beginner Mistakes to Avoid

We all make mistakes, especially as a beginner in anything new that we try. Stand up paddle boarding is no different and as one of the fastest growing sports in the world, there are tons of newbies that are participating in the sport on a daily basis. To help these newbies from committing the same mistakes that we've all fallen victim to, here are some of the top mistakes to avoid as a beginner paddle boarder.

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Red Bull Heavy Water Announced As Addition To 2016 Stand Up World Series Circuit

Red Bull Heavy Water, arguably the most intense stand up paddling event in the world, is announced as part of the 2016 Stand Up World Series circuit, with an event window from September 1 to 28. The location will guarantee 40 of the world’s best SUP athletes, waves over 10ft. high, and consist of an open course that stretches 12km (7.5 miles), starting at Ocean Beach and finishing just past the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Scene Is Set For Dramatic Showdown At 2016 SUP World Cup

The German stop on the Stand Up World Series has long been a gold standard for the sport of Stand Up Paddling, with a unique festival atmosphere, thousands of spectators and show to remember featuring the World's very best athletes. In 2016, the bar will be set even higher, as Mercedes-Benz has stepped up as a Title Partner and the event will be hosted in an exciting new venue that will bring the event to life for athletes and spectators alike.

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Spencer Brothers Experiment With SUP Foiling

With SUP Foiling getting a ton of hype right now, it’s only natural to see paddlers gravitate toward the new SUP crossover and want to dip their toes in the water and try it out. With pros like Naish's Kai Lenny and Starboard's Connor Baxter getting a ton of attention for their downwind SUP hydrofoiling adventures the groms who look up to them were eager to try the new craze as well.

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Europe Heats Up As SUP Racing Takes Over Germany

The Waterman League is proud to announce its return to Germany for the Mercedes-Benz SUP World Cup, stop 2 of the 2016 Stand Up World Series that will take place from the 24th - 26th June at the beautiful coastal town of Scharbeutz with $25,000 in prize money.

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Kai Lenny Introduces Downwind Hydrofoiling

Kai Lenny has always been pushing the boundaries of stand up paddling and he’s just done it again by introducing a new crossover of sorts with a hydrofoil and his SUP, making it his craft of choice for a downwinder.  This project has been in the works for awhile and thanks to Go Foil, and Naish, they’ve helped Kai to make his vision a reality.

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International Paddlers Come Together For 8th Annual Olukai Ho’olaule’a

The 8th annual OluKai Ho’olaule’a three-day ocean festival kicks off today, Friday, April 29th, on Maui’s North Shore with the second annual ‘Demo Day,’ offering locals and visitors the opportunity to meet with the pros, gain valuable last minute race tips and an opportunity to test out the latest boards and equipment. The 2016 OluKai Ho’olaule’a is set to be the biggest yet in the event’s history bringing together around 600 of the world’s elite paddlers to race the famous Maliko Downwind Run for the largest gender equal prize purse of $15,000.

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Bouyer Brothers SUP Tandem Surfing In France

The Bouyer brothers, Julien and Camille, shot this awesome video of themselves having some tandem fun at their home spot île de Ré which is an island off the west coast of France. The boys can be seen charging some overhead surf on their Naish SUP Mana Inflatable and are having so much fun it makes you want to join them! Watch their video and enjoy, wipeouts and all!

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Action-Packed Trailer Released For The Progression Project

We can already tell by watching this short trailer that The Progression Project, a SUP Surfing film by PaddleWoo and Erik Antonson, is going to be a must-see. For this film, PaddleWoo assembled nine of the world's best paddle surfers in the Blue Zone of Costa Rica to document and define the current state of paddle surfing.

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Santa Cruz Paddlefest 2016 Attracts Big Names And Epic Forecast

The 2016 Santa Cruz Paddlefest presented by Starboard is about to kick off this Friday, March 18th and the event is going to be epic. With an excellent forecast of head-high to overhead surf and an athlete list of BIG names in the sport, this event is going to be huge.

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El Niño 2016 In The Canaries

In the first 2016 webisode from the “Serial Lovers” series, join Naish SUP ambassadors Stephane Etienne & Nicole Boronat for Mi Niño (Special winter sessions) at home in the Canary Islands on a very special winter full of great waves. Thanks to the El niño phenomenal year.

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2016 Spring Paddle Boarding Gear Guide

The sun is starting to shine, ice is melting and spring is starting to peek it’s head around the corner. With temperatures rising and waterways defrosting into lakes and rivers again, it’s time to start getting geared up and ready to get back on the water and out of the winter hibernation. Here, we’ve put together a list of SUP gear, SUP accessories, SUP boards and all the must have's for everyone from a beginner to the advanced SUP'er for the 2016 Spring SUP season, so there's sure to be something in this guide for everyone!

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Sunset Beach Provides Flawless Perfection On Day 2 Of 2016 Sunset Beach Pro

It was a day to remember at Sunset Beach on Sunday, as the World's best were able to get a taste of this iconic break at its very best. The morning greeted us almost flat, with no swell to speak of, but the buoys indicating a major swell on its way, meaning that the ocean was clean and groomed. By the time the swell started to show as we passed the 8am mark, it was clear we were in for something special.

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2016 Stand Up World Tour Season Opener Only Days Away

We are less than a week away from the kick off for the 2016 World Championship season, with the girls to do battle at Turtle Bay. With less than a week to go now until the 2016 Turtle Bay Pro, tension is mounting as the World's best female athletes prepare to do battle on Oahu's Fabled North Shore at Turtle Bay Resort.

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20th Annual Hanohano Challenge Starts 2016 Off With A Bang

Once again, Mission Bay in San Diego hosted the 20th Annual Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge and the event did not disappoint. With gloomy skies for the majority of the day, the attitudes and demeanors of the athletes and spectators were anything but. Every direction you looked you saw smiles and heard laughter and cheers. The Hanohano is notorious for being a classic event with nothing but fun on offer and this year it once again lived up to that reputation.

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Kai Lenny & Mo Freitas SUP Peahi

El Niño has been kind to surfers this winter season. With what seems like back-to-back-to-back swells there is nonstop fun for the wave riding stand up paddlers. Pro stand up paddle athletes Kai Lenny (Naish) and Mo Freitas (Focus SUP) are just a couple of the guys that have been benefitting from these recent swells and they have been getting some time in at the infamous Peahi, a.k.a Jaws.

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Paddle Boarding Tips From the Pros

At one point or another we've all been beginners to the sport of stand up paddling. As one of the world's fastest growing sports, paddle boarding is seeing more and more newcomers to the sport and every newcomer could use a few lessons and tips in the art of paddle boarding. We've talked to top pros in the sport and asked them to breakdown their top tips for beginners.

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Mo Freitas Wins 2016 Da Hui Shootout Pipeline SUP Invitational

Mo Freitas wins the Da Hui Shootout SUP Invitational in Memory of Duke Kahanamoku with a gutsy performance at Pipeline. Mo Freitas (Focus SUP) put on an impressive and fearless performance this morning at Pipeline to take the win at the Da Hui Shootout in Memory of Duke Kahanamoku.

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Pipeline SUP Invitational Announces Invitees

The Waterman League is proud to announce the athletes selected for the Pipeline Invitational, together with alternates. With the focus on showcasing Hawaii born talent at what is Hawaii's most iconic wave, here is the shortlist of 10 athletes selected for the Pipeline Invitational in memory of Duke Kahanamoku.

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Paris Nautic SUP Crossing 2015 Video

In the days following the tragedies in Paris, many were unsure if the 2015 Nautic SUP Crossing in Paris, France would go on as planned. We’re happy to report that the iconic race did go on as planned and it was an amazing day on the Seine river. The highlights video from this event is in the video below, take a look and enjoy!

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Supconnect Announces 2015 Supconnect Polls Winners

After a month-long period of nominating and voting for your SUP favorites of 2015 the final winners for the 2015 Supconnect Polls are here! So without further ado, here are the winners for the Supconnect Polls 2015.

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Top 10 Advanced Tips For Organizing Elite SUP Races

Elite stand up paddle (SUP) races require a few extra touches that make all the difference. These extra touches, though, require an enormous amount of extra time and commitment, so if you’re venturing into these waters, tread carefully. Here are ingredients that go into the recipe of an elite stand up paddle event.

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2015 Holiday SUP Gift & Gear Guide

Can you believe 2015 is almost over?! With the holidays right around the corner, it's time to think about getting something awesome for the SUP'er in your life so here at Supconnect, we've put together a gift/gear guide of the newest and coolest items to have recently hit the shelves and racks on the SUP market.

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5th Annual Hellenic SUP Cup 2015 Faces Challenging Conditions

With cloudy weather, winds at a strong 25-30 knots and the temperature really low, organizers were facing the worst case scenario, just one day before the race, which was postponing or even canceling the race. On race day, 167 paddlers were given the go-ahead to take part in a challenging day on the water for the 5th annual Corinth Canal SUP Crossing.

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5 Tips To Improve Your SUP Race Performance

Want to know the key to success when it comes to performing well during a stand up paddle race? Look no further because we've aggregated improvement tips from some of the best SUP racers on the planet. Stepping up your game and performing at a higher level takes more than just a lot of time on the water. Here are the top 5 tips on how you can improve your performance during a SUP race.

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Sharing Waves In Cold Hawaii With Casper Steinfath

Filmed during the windsurfing KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup, event organizers caught up with Naish team rider—and Pro SUP athlete—Casper Steinfath to get an in depth perspective on the unique stretch of coastline along the Viking’s home town known as Cold Hawaii.

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Candice Appleby Wins World Series Final On A Tie-Break, Kai Lenny Secures Overall Win For The Men

Candice Appleby finished the season unbeaten after another win, but she had to work hard here in Hawaii after being pushed all the way by the rising young star Fiona Wylde. For the men, it was ratings leader Kai Lenny who was able to secure his third Stand Up World Series Title after winning Stop #4 on the 2015 World Series with a win in the Sprint racing in a climatic finish at Turtle Bay Resort.

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World Series Finals Returns To Turtle Bay To Crown 2015 World Champions

It's that time of year once again, when the World's best Racers return to stand up paddling's birthplace in Hawaii for the climactic close to the 2015 World Championship season. It is only fitting that the World Championship Series should return to Hawaii to crown its Champions, and there is no better place than Oahu's fabled North Shore, and the unparalleled sporting arena that Turtle Bay Resort provides.

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Champions Crowned At The 2015 Pacific Paddle Games

The first annual Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life featured big waves, great weather and the world’s best paddling athletes. That combination made for a fantastically successful event. In the most important prize of the weekend, Connor Baxter and Candice Appleby captured overall titles earning them each a significant chunk of the history-making $55,000 prize purse.

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World's Best Stand Up Paddlers To Compete This Weekend At 2015 Pacific Paddle Games

The world’s best stand up paddle boarders are set to compete at the first-ever Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life this Saturday and Sunday at Doheny State Beach in the beautiful Dana Point, California. With a $55,000-prize purse on the line, the biggest prize ever offered in paddling, it’s no surprise that all the best in the world are en route to Southern California this week.

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Izzi Gomez Wins 2nd World Title At US Open Of SUP

Huntington Beach has become a memorable destination for the young Champion Izzi Gomez, having secured her first World Title here last year in advance of the final event, and once again this year, proving to be the place she secured her second title.

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Felipe Rodriguez Wins Trials & Main Event Kicks Off In Difficult Conditions

Felipe Rodriguez continued his impressive form yesterday to take the Trials win amidst World Class competition and challenging conditions. Seeming to revel in the smaller conditions Felipe was able to generate so much speed and link together dynamic and radical turns in the small Huntington Beach Surf.

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SUP US Open Kicks Off With World Class Surfing

While the surf was small, it was definitely clean and more than enough to deliver some World Class Surfing on Day 1 of the US Open of Stand Up Paddling over the weekend. With a truly international field of stellar athletes stepping up to do battle, the scene has been set for not only a climactic finish to the Trials, but a fiercely contested Main Event for the Men over the coming days.

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Supconnect Announces 2015 Editor's Choice Awards Winners

After two months of deliberations and intense evaluations we are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Supconnect Editor's Choice Awards. After nominating 30 or so men, women, groms and blogs per category, and an abundance of brands and shops in the stand up paddle industry we've finally narrowed down the extremely talented pool of nominees to the final chosen winners.

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Explore The Green River With Beau Nixon

Australian Beau Nixon recently went on quite the adventure with his family while visiting the U.S. Beau and his family took a 10-day, 193km paddle down the Green River in Utah. Watch his journey and see what adventures he and his family faces while on the river.

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Kai Lenny & Candice Appleby Reign Supreme In Japan

Kai Lenny and Candice Appleby take top honors at stop #2 of the 2015 Stand Up World Series at the Victoria Cup Hayama Pro. Check out the full report, photos and highlights courtesy of the Waterman League.

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Rogue SUP Recaps The 2015 Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge

The 2015 Naish Columbia Gorge paddle challenge was bigger than ever this year as elite and amateur athletes alike came together to conquer the Gorge. Conditions were harsh over the weekend as the winds weren't as strong as many would have hoped and nearby fires created a lot of smoke in the air causing for a strenuous time for the athletes.

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Road & Rides In Cantabria

In the the fourth episode of Season 3 of the 2015 "Serial Lovers", a web series featuring Stephane Etienne & Nicole Boronat called "The Lovers" showcases the beauty of stand up paddle surfing and just one of the many beautiful places on Earth, Cantabria, Spain.

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Explore Naish's 2016 Stand Up Paddling Collection

Following the Outdoor Retailer show, Naish just released the latest additions for 2016 which add even more variety to an already extensive line-up, featuring shapes for touring, racing and cruising, new constructions and an all new paddle collection.

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This Weekend's Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge 2015 Expected To Be Epic

The 5th Annual Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge scheduled for this weekend August 22-23, 2015 will feature a weekend of exciting Stand Up Paddle Board Racing. This event will draw recreational and professional competitors from around the world including the continental U.S., Hawaii, Canada, and Australia.

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Honscheid and Grant Win 19th Annual Molokai To Oahu In Challenging Conditions

The 19th edition of the Molokai to Oahu Paddle Board World Championships (M2O) once again provided another exciting year of the legendary Ka'iwi Channel crossing on Sunday July 26, 2015. With surprise drop-outs and intense battles throughout the race, it was none other than Sonni Hoenscheid and Travis Grant who claimed the well-deserved victory in the harsh and challenging conditions.

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19th Annual Molokai To Oahu Paddle Board World Championships Pre-Event Breakdown

The 19th edition of the Molokai to Oahu Paddle Board World Championships (M2O) is ready to kickoff another exciting year of the legendary Ka'iwi Channel crossing on Sunday July 26, 2015. The 32-mile M2O race was first founded in 1997 and has grown from a grassroots challenge for local athletes to a world class event in prone paddle boarding and standup paddle boarding.

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European Cup Comes To A Close This Weekend In Rome

The Italia Surf Expo World SUP Challenge is to kick off this weekend as the prestigious European Cup Final at this unique beach festival. Following this event, the action will head to Brazil, Japan, California and Hawaii to close the season.

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2015 Payette River Games TV Broadcast

In case you missed the television broadcast of the 2015 Payette River Games you're in luck because we've got the video broadcast here for you! Watch this full replay of the Payette River Games TV broadcast that aired on CBS Sports Network.

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Supconnect Awards 2014 Winners

Better late than never right? In preparation for the exciting launch of the 2015 Supconnect Awards, here we announce the winners for the 2014 Supconnect Awards. Now before diving into it, here are a few things to know about the Supconnect Awards.

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Save The Date – 2015 N1SCO World Championships in Amsterdam!

The 2015 N1SCO season is already in full swing with races happening around the globe! Close to 80 races are currently being held in over 15 countries and paddlers are getting ready for the biggest race of the year: The 2015 N1SCO World Championships!

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Meet Aksel Kolstead, The Norwegian SUP Pianist

Aksel Kolstead is a SUP enthusiast who has helped to jumpstart the SUP movement in Norway. Aksel is an extremely accomplished pianist and composer who had his debut in Carnegie Hall in 2010. A few years ago Aksel was introduced to our wonderful sport of stand up paddling and he hasn't looked back. Since his introduction, Aksel has been working with top brands like Naish and Starboard helping to promote SUP in Norway. Read more…

Who To Watch For On The 2015 Stand Up World Series

With a wealth of talent and a winter of training under their belt, the performance level from the world's best is sky rocketing as we anticipate the tightest competition yet on the 2015 Stand Up World Series.

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What To Look For At The 2015 Payette River Games

It's here. The 3rd annual Payette River Games, with the largest prize purse in stand up paddling at $50,000, takes place this weekend at the famous Kelly's Whitewater Park in Cascade, Idaho. Here's what you can look for at this year's event…

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New Documentary Examines "Cultural Revolution" of Action Sports

The Search For Freedom is the story of a cultural revolution fueled by the human desire to live in the moment and do what makes you feel the most alive. We discover how an electrifying new world came about through pure energy and imagination and the infinite possibilities of self-expression available to anyone willing to drop in.

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Australians Excel And Upsets Occur On Day 1 Of Sapinus Pro Tahiti

Another beautiful morning in Tahiti saw the 2015 #SapinusPro Main Event called on with the swell on the rise. Athletes were able to let loose in some unpredictable, but rippable surf. It was certainly a day for the Australians as all six of the crew from Down Under advanced through to Round 3.

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Sapinus Pro Tahiti Kicks Off To Exciting Action, Hawaiian Keali’i Mamala Wins Trials

After a 2 year hiatus from the beautiful Island Chain of Tahiti, the Stand Up World Tour marked its return to the islands today with the completion of the Air Tahiti Nui Trials of the 2015 #SapinusPro in great conditions. In the end, it was the Hawaiian, Keali'i Mamala who took the honors in a tightly contested final, picking off the best set waves and driving smooth, but powerful turns on his way to victory.

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Sapinus Pro Tahiti 2015 To Kick Off Next Week

Stop 2 of the 2015 Stand Up World Tour will kick off next week in the magnificent Tahitian island chain as the #SapinusPro is back. The Stand Up World Tour has a rich history in the islands since the launch of its Contenders exhibition back in 2009, and then the first full year of the Tour in 2010, as the #Sapinus Pro was born.

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World's Best Youth Paddlers To Compete In SupFiesta This Weekend

The world’s top young standup paddle athletes are coming to Huntington Beach, California for the sport’s most prestigious youth event.  With seven divisions of age group surf racing, seven divisions of age group sup surfing, and the Junior Pro Invitation sup surfing contest, it is going to be an action packed day of competition.

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This Weekend Kicks Off The 7th Annual OluKai Ho’olaule’a

Be part of the fun of the seventh annual OluKai Ho’olaule’a from May 1-3, 2015, bringing together the world’s elite stand up paddle (SUP) and OC1 and OC2 athletes to race the legendary eight mile ‘Maliko Downwind Run’ on Maui’s north shore.

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What To Expect At The 5th Annual Carolina Cup

Tomorrow will be a day to remember. Tomorrow is the biggest day in stand up paddle racing so far this year in 2015. Tomorrow is the 5th Annual Carolina Cup. The Carolina Cup is the largest SUP event on the East Coast of the United States and arguably one of the largest if not the largest SUP events in the world. Here we breakdown the Carolina Cup and what to expect at this year's event.

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Julien Bouyer Shines In Morocco

The 2014 Stand Up World Tour Rookie of the year, Julien Bouyer, just dropped this edit of his time at the last stop of the 2014 tour during the Location X : Mirleft SUP Pro in Morocco. This footage of him surfing on his Naish SUP showcases exactly why he was named the Rookie of the year. Watch the clip and enjoy!

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Kereopa Takes the Lead After Another Win at The Ultimate Waterman

Another sizzling performance by New Zealand surfer Daniel Kereopa has seen him clinch back-to-back disciplines in The Ultimate Waterman driven by Subaru. Kereopa won the longboard discipline Thursday evening. The win, in Kereopa’s double whammy discipline, awarded him 2,000 vital points and catapulted him into the lead with one discipline remaining. Kereopa entered the water today ranked seventh of eight athletes.

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The Sunset Beach Pro 2015 With Naish

With the first event of the Standup World Tour being at Sunset Beach, competitors expect big waves but this year wasn't a typical two weeks on the North Shore. With Kona winds and swell the entire waiting period was used hoping to give athletes the best possible conditions. Watch here as the Naish Standup team takes on the conditions!

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Kai Lenny Wins the 2015 Sunset Beach Pro

In a nail-biter of a final, Kai Lenny left it until his last two waves of the final to win the #SunsetBeachPro. In what proved to be testing conditions through the day, the waves turned on for the final heats of what was a dramatic close to the 2015 Sunset Beach Pro.

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Kody Kerbox Goes Mad In Maui

Naish SUP athlete Kody Kerbox surfed his local spots of Ho'okipa and Lanes at home on Maui almost every day as part of his final preparations for the 2015 Stand Up World Tour.

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Sunset Beach Pro SUP 2015 Opens In Dramatic Fashion

The first stop of the 2015 Stand Up World Tour kicked off in big surf and light winds at the #SunsetBeachPro on the North Shore in Hawaii. After strong off-shore winds prevented organizers from running on the first two days of the waiting period, winds eased off and 10-15ft waves swell hit the North Shore of Hawaii. World Tour Director, Duane Desoto & Waterman League CEO Tristan Boxford gave the green light for the Trials to get underway here at Sunset Beach.

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Turtle Bay Women's Pro 2015 Event Preview

Now in its third year, the Turtle Bay Women’s Pro has provided a spectacular opening event for the Women’s World Tour, as the best of the best step up to do battle here on Oahu’s fabled North Shore.

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Sunset Beach Pro 2015 Event Preview

It is that time of year again, and the Stand Up World Tour will kick off at the end of next week with the Turtle Bay Women’s Pro, followed by the Sunset Beach Pro on the 10th February out here on Oahu’s Fabled North Shore.

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Top 10 SUP Videos of 2014

This year saw tons of incredible videos featuring stand up paddle boarders from all over the world. Check out the Top 10 SUP videos of 2014.

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Santa Spotted SUP Surfing!

Before his biggest night of his year, Santa was seen practicing his standup paddle surfing skills in Italy! Watch him RIP on his Naish SUP!

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2014 SUP Holiday Gift Guide

Happy Holidays! It's time to get something awesome for the SUP'er in your life so here at Supconnect, we have put together a gift guide to help you decide what to get for your lover, mother, brother, sister, friend, or anyone for that matter.

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World Series Finals To Air Sunday

Make sure to watch a special feature this Sunday 23rd November on NBC at 12:30pm EST on this dramatic close to the 2014 season, as World Champions are crowned and an incredible year wrapped at Turtle Bay.

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Beau Nixon SUP Hunter River Paddle

Beau Nixon is at it again with his Australian standup paddling travel adventures. He just released this new adventure from his three day paddle  downstream on his Naish Inflatable SUP along the Hunter River in New South Wales, Australia.

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Beau Nixon SUP Surfing Huntington Beach

Beau Nixon was out in California recently for the Standup World Tour contest at Huntington Beach and he put together this sick little lifestyle and surfing video of his time while he was visiting. Check it out!

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2014 Standup World Series Champions Crowned

At the last stop of the Standup World Series events,  mother nature once again ruled the weekend and left competitors wondering how the races and World Titles would unfold.

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2014 Battle Of The Paddle Delivers

The 2014 Battle of the Paddle happened over the weekend and it was nothing short of amazing. There was excitement, heartbreaks, board-breakage, and more as mother nature provided the event with amazing weather.

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Izzi Gomez And Connor Baxter Nab SUP World Titles

 At the second to last stop of the Stand Up World Tour and Stand Up World Series at the Huntington Beach Pro, Izzi Gomez and Connor Baxter won their first World Titles with some of the most progressive SUP surfing and racing we’ve ever seen.

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Naish Collaborates With Gerry Lopez

Rediscover your roots with the brand new Naish Surfboard Series, a result of our collaboration with legendary surfer and shaper, Gerry Lopez.

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Noa Ginella SUP Surfs On Race Board

The Battle of the Paddle is in just a few weeks and paddlers all over the world are preparing to compete in the event. Noa Ginella, one of the many standup paddlers who are practicing for this prestigious event recently released this video of him SUP surfing on his race board.

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Baxter And Anderson Win Again!

At the Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge Connor Baxter and Annabel Anderson came on top over a stacked field of competitors.

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Baxter And Anderson Win Ultimate SUP Showdown

The Ultimate SUP Showdown brought the biggest names in the SUP racing and SUP surfing scene together in one place to compete against each other to see who is the ultimate standup paddler.

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Help Make The SUP Movie A Reality

Witness the most progressive Stand-Up Paddling and SUP Surfing the World has ever seen in this groundbreaking new film by Poor Boyz!

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Team Naish SUPs Abu Dhabi

A nice edit that shows a few clips of Noa Ginella, Kai Lenny, and Kody Kerbox, SUP Surfing in Abu Dhabi's "Wadi Adventure Park" wave pool.

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Zane Schweitzer Wins 3rd Event Of European SUP CUP

Zane Schweitzer (Starboard) puts on another impressive performance at Stop 3 of the European Cup presented by Starboard by winning the long distance race and placing 2nd in the sprints, earning him his 3rd straight win on the Cup. This result has made him now untouchable on the European Cup Ratings.

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SUP In Hawaii With Kai Lenny & Airton Cozzolino

Check out this awesome video of Kai Lenny and kite surfing sensation, Airton Cozzolino having fun in Hawaii last year. It's an oldie, but still a goodie if you're looking for a way to pass the time today.

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Kai Lenny's SUP/Surf/Wind Video

Watch Kai Lenny's latest GO Pro clip, showcasing his recent adventures in SUP, Windsurf, Kite Surf and Surfing on the islands.

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Naish’s Kai Lenny Takes Grand Slam Title in Abu Dhabi

After three days of intense action, it all came down to one final heat: 3 lefts, 3 rights and 3 closeouts as 5x World Champion Kai Lenny stepped it up a gear to secure his first win of the season by executing a perfect air reverse into a 360 on his final wave.

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Kai Lenny SUP's Teahupoo

Check out this incredible video of Kai Lenny getting to know Teahupoo a little more intimately.

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Naish Release 2014 Glide Range

Naish have just released their 2014 'Glide' range of touring, fitness training and racing boards. These multi-functional machines are set to rock the SUP world this year, offering paddlers an all-in-one board that suits all conditions and disciplines. 

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Kody Kerbox On Fire

Kody Kerbox's latest clip is a scarily good combination of power and style, innovation. Watch and enjoy... 

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Gerry Lopez Joins Forces With Naish

Naish International is extremely excited to announce that surfing and shaping legend Gerry Lopez has joined their design team. The Hawaiian born shaper, now residing in Bend Oregon, will work alongside Robby Naish, Michi Schweiger, Randy Naish, and the rest of the Maui Hawaii based development team in continuing to advance their board designs into the future.

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Naish Introduces the Hokua X32 LE Series

HAIKU, Hawaii - Naish has introduced a range of Limited Edition, ultra lightweight, extremely stable boards designed for highly advanced riding in small to medium waves.

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Naish’s Kai Lenny and Kody Kerbox Leading The Waterman League

OAHU, Hawaii - As we come to the close of an incredible season for both the World Tour & Series, the Waterman League has decided to create an Overall World Ranking to compliment the individual Surf & Race World Titles and crown an Overall World Champion.

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Kai Lenny Wins Sunset Beach Pro 2013

Big waves and tough competition sum up the Sunset Beach Pro during the first stop of the Stand Up World Tour 2013.  Read on for the top results and information about the next location.  

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SUP Tour: Bonga Perkins Edges Ahead of Kai Lenny

In one of the most dramatic and exciting Finals yet for the Stand Up World Tour, Bonga Perkins digs deep in the last minute of the heat to edge ahead of Kai Lenny (Naish) by the smallest of margins and take victory here at stop 1, the Sunset Beach Pro presented by Malibu and Starboard and in association with Maui Jim eyewear.

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Sunset Beach Pro Gets Off at Turtle Bay

The first day of the Sunset Beach Pro presented by Malibu and Starboard and in association with Maui Jim saw a beautiful day here at Turtle Bay Resort. It all started with an amazing Na Kama Youth Clinic.

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18-Year Old Wins Stand Up Surf World Tour

Kai Lenny achieved a milestone in his own career today, but also for the sport of Stand Up Paddlesurfing, as he not only won the Hawaii Island Finals, but also the World Title, with a dominant performance across all 5 events in 2010.

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Chuck Patterson Claims SUP Shootout

Chuck Patterson (Dana Point, CA), won the 2nd Annual Surftech SUP Shootout at the Lane over event rookie Zane Schweitzer (Lahaina, HI), Michael Roberts (Pacific Grove, CA) and pro kiteboarder Peter Trow (Central Coast, CA).

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