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Bluerush Now Powered by F-One & Manera

Bluerush, F-One & Manera in North America today announced a partnership to take Standup Paddleboarding (SUP), Kiteboarding and Foiling to the next level in Northern California.

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Outdoor Retailer Announces Expanded Paddlesports Initiative for Summer 2017

Outdoor Retailer is pleased to announce an enhanced paddle initiative with new experiences to be introduced at Summer Market, July 26-29, 2017. In addition to the Open Air Demo returning to Jordanelle, there will be new clinics, education programs and networking sessions available to help drive consumer engagement and sales.

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ISA Working Towards Gender Equality for World Championships

The International Surfing Association (ISA) has announced that men and women will participate in equal numbers for the first time at the 2017 ISA World StandUp Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard Championship, held in Denmark from 1-10 September.

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APP World Tour to Air on CBS Sports

After an epic start to the 2017 season at Sunset Beach last week, the APP World Tour is proud to announce the kick off to its partnership with CBS Sports Network this week with a series of airings of its 2016 Show series.

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Aqua Marina Calling for Ambassadors to Join Team

If you could use some help in achieving your goals and want to partner with a brand that shares the same love for the water and paddling as you, Aqua Marina could be the perfect fit for you.

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SIC Maui Signs Seychelle Hattingh and Kody Kerbox

Seychelle Hattingh and Kody Kerbox have signed on to SIC’s Global Team, joining existing teammates Lina Augaitis, Caio Vaz, Andrea Moller, Livio Menelau, Jeremy Riggs and moving from the National Team to the Global Team, former Olympian Tamas Buday.

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Carolina Cup Adds Trade Show in 2017

Already one of the biggest and paramount paddle gatherings in the world, the West Marine Carolina Cup is expanding in 2017 with the addition of a one-day retailer-only trade show, a nine-mile outrigger canoe race with six-person teams, and a 6.5-mile junior championship standup paddle board race for youth under 18.

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Marcus Hansen Joins NSP Team Roster

Following in the footsteps of SUP legends Travis Grant and Titouan Puyo, NSP is proud to add New Zealand’s Marcus Hansen to their international rider lineup.

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Rick Karr Appointed General Manager of Boardworks

Confluence Outdoor names SUP industry veteran Rick Karr as General Manager of Boardworks, a surf and stand up paddleboard (SUP) brand out of Carlsbad, California known for its innovative and award-winning boards, paddles and accessories.

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New Trade Shows Shake Up SUP Industry

There’s been talk for a while about new trade shows coming to the stand up paddle market but in late 2016 those rumors were no more when a new Paddle Expo trade show for paddle sports was announced. And now there are talks swirling that the existing demo day at the Carolina Cup is expanding into a regional trade show. 

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Red Paddle Co Unpacks A Bag Full Of Resolutions

Red Paddle Co have announced the launch of their latest campaign ‘A Bag Full Of…’ which aims to identify the real passions behind why people hit the water with their trusty inflatable paddle board.

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New Paddlesports Tradeshow Announced

With the Outdoor Retailer show announcing new dates for their Summer Show and moving to June instead of August in 2018, the paddlesports industry is in sort of a limbo as the June dates just don’t work for the industry as it’s peak season. With this change, a new paddlesports show is being put together in Madison, Wisconsin, set for mid-September, 2017.

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What Is The SUPIA All About?

What is the SUPIA (Stand Up Paddle Industry Association) all about? Learn more about the organization and annual conference through the 4th SUP Industry Association SUMMIT, which takes place every year in Dana Point, California.

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26 Nations Confirmed To Compete In Fiji ISA

The 2016 Fiji ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship is set to kick off on Saturday, November 12, in the tropical paradise of Fiji when the Opening Ceremony inaugurates the competition in Port Denarau. All 26 National SUP and Paddleboard Teams featuring 244 athletes have announced their rosters to compete in the SUP Surfing, SUP Racing and Paddleboard Racing disciplines for the week of competition to come.

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Summer Outdoor Retailer Now in June

Outdoor Retailer, Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) and Grassroots Outdoor Alliance are pleased to announce a collaborative new national tradeshow calendar for the betterment of the industry reflecting the changing needs of the marketplace.

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Fiji ISA Aims at Carbon Neutrality

The International Surfing Association (ISA) and the Local Organizing Committee for the 2016 Fiji ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship, Tourism Fiji, have set a new standard in sustainable practices by aiming to make the competition, which will take place from 12-20 November, carbon neutral.

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New NSP "Cocomat" SUP Range 2017

The 2017 Cocomat SUP range introduces the all new Cocomat Performance Touring, as well as NSP’s deep red to their already popular blue and natural earth tones on the Cruise and Allrounder models. Made with natural coconut husk fibers from naturally sustainable plantations, NSP has created some super light boards with some of the best strength to weight ratios in the market!

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The People’s Choice Awards Are Back! | Supconnect Polls 2016 Launching November 1

Now that the Supconnect Awards have been wrapped it's time to bring back a fan favorite, the Supconnect Polls -- the People's Choice Awards, where you, the consumer, the fan, the people who make this sport so awesome, can decide who your favorite athletes are, where the best SUP destination is, what the best video from the year was and more! You nominate, you vote, and YOU DECIDE!

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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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Starboard SUP Moving Towards Sustainability

In the 2016 Annual Starboard Dealer Meeting held during the first half of this week in San Diego, California, Starboard not only introduced their new products and what to expect for 2017 but also they showcased their move towards becoming a more sustainable company and to make their contribution to keeping our oceans and waterways clean.

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World’s First Flexible Water Sports Jet-Engine Makes It’s Way To The Market

Water sports are a great way to exercise, but in life it’s all about choices. SCUBAJET accepts the challenge and brings the most popular aquatic activities to the next level. The water sports gear impresses with an innovative design and allows to make decisions based on individual needs by combining motor power and paddling.

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Biggest Week In SUP Hits North America

With the stand up paddle season winding down for North America there’s no better way than to close out the season with a bang. Over the next week or so, a few of the biggest events in stand up paddle boarding (SUP) will hit the West Coast of North America all in the span of a week. Here they are:

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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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Fusion® Launches World’s First Purpose-Built Portable Watersports Stereo

FUSION®, a worldwide leader in lifestyle entertainment, announced today the introduction of the world’s first purpose-built portable watersports stereo – FUSION STEREOACTIVE. With built-in Bluetooth audio streaming, AM/FM radio with weather-band available in the U.S. and USB audio playback, STEREOACTIVE is packed with features.

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Brennan Rose Joins Surftech Team

Surftech announced today that it has signed all-around water warrior, Brennan Rose to their global team. Brennan is as diverse as any athlete on the water being equally at home on a 14’ race SUP as he is on a 5’10” shortboard, making him a perfect fit for the Surftech family. When he’s not surfing or paddling, you’ll find Brennan cooking, training, freediving, bodysurfing or fishing.

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Supconnect Awards 2016 Winners To Be Announced At AWSI Awards Party

The 7th Annual Supconnect Editor's Choice Awards presented by Turtle Bay will announce its 2016 winners this Friday, September 9, 2016. Supconnect will be announcing the winners at the AWSI (Association of Wind and Water Sports Industries) Awards Party during the Surf Expo show in room S310 at 6pm.

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Inflatable SUP Designer Pushes Price Point & Performance With New Rival Line

Hala Gear, the gold standard in inflatable standup paddleboard design and performance, is hitting this year’s Surf Expo with a slew of new innovations, including its new price-point-friendly Rival line and patent-pending  Hybrid Inflatable Carbon™ Technology that achieves 300% more rigidity than other boards.

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Confluence Outdoor Leads New Watersports Wave At Surf Expo 2016

Confluence Outdoor, the parent company of eight premier watersports brands, will lead Surf Expo’s expansion into the kayak, canoe and paddle markets. Wilderness Systems kayaks and accessories, Perception and Dagger kayaks, Adventure Technology paddles, and Harmony accessories will be at booth #2242.  Boardworks, makers of leading surf and stand up paddleboards, will be at booth #2042.

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Surfing America Announces Comprehensive Changes Of SUP & Paddle Boarding In US

Surfing America’s Board of Directors announced a new, comprehensive plan for the growth of SUP and Paddle Boarding in the United States. The new program includes:  Development of the first ever SUP and Paddleboard National Championships, creation of two regional qualifying events and requirements to become an elite member of the 2017 US SUP & Paddleboarding team and more...

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Doyle Surfboards & SUP Expands Sales Team

Mike Doyle Surfboards and SUP is pleased to announce the signings of Jay Rosene and Frank Davis to their external sales team. Jay will be handling the Vancouver and British Columbia territories while Frank will cover the southeast interior states of Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and the eastern regions of both North and South Carolina.

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Knockoffs Beware - Why You Should Choose Original SUP Equipment

After ordering boards for paddleboard company Stillwater Paddleboards with his Chinese manufacturer and settling for the use of substandard products, Keith Quien, owner of a paddle board rental/sales shop in Florida, is now shooting himself in the foot after not demanding original equpiment for his paddleboards. Read his story below.

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ISA Spurs Global Development Of SUP Certification

The International Surfing Association (ISA) is continuing to spur the global development of Stand Up Paddle (SUP) with the certification of over 150 ISA SUP instructors across 12 countries since April 2016.

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Surftech Drives Innovation At Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships

For more than 26 years Surftech has been pioneering composite technologies in board design and construction for surfers around the world. In partnership with the NSP and BARK race lines, Surftech’s signature blend of technology, performance and durability will be the choice for many racers at the 20th anniversary Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships (M2O).

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Registration For 2016 Pacific Paddle Games Now Open

Registration for the 2016 Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life is officially open! The Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life will be held at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California, September 30 through October 2, 2016.

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Red Paddle Co. Hits The Water With Backbone Media

Red Paddle Co. North America., the United Kingdom-based maker of high performance, inflatable stand-up paddle boards, has selected Backbone Media to lead its North American public relations outreach program.

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Hyatt Regency Maui Announces 3rd Annual Maui Paddle For A Cure

Pink is the theme this fall during Breast Cancer Awareness Month as Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa hosts its third annual Maui Paddle for a Cure event on Saturday, October 1. Maui Paddle for a Cure is a fun, non-competitive event for stand up, kayak and canoe paddlers along the beautiful shoreline of Ka’anapali Beach that raises funds to benefit Susan G. Komen.

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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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2016 Supconnect Awards Kicks Off In 2 Weeks!

Gear up and get excited because the 2016 Supconnect Editor’s Choice Awards kicks off in just two short weeks! After a massive makeover of the Supconnect Awards and ground breaking success in 2015 we’re very excited to launch the awards again this year as we’re gearing up for another great year.

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Starboard Joins Sustainable Surf Ecoboard Project

In celebration of the United Nations designated World Oceans Day, nonprofit environmental organization Sustainable Surf is proud to announce that leading Stand Up Paddleboard & Windsurf brand, Starboard, has joined their ECOBOARD Project program as their newest partner.

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Starboard & SUPKids Teach Kids How To Take Care Of The Planet

This World Oceans Day sees the official launch of SUPKids, an educational program for 5-12 year olds designed to teach kids SUP, water safety & environmental education. Starboard & SUPKids are now rolling the program out globally, and looking for SUP schools, stores & athletes who would be interested in becoming SUPKids delivery centres.

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Fobox: An Innovative Water Sports Business In A Box

Introducing the FOBOX from Four Oceans Paddle—a simple, innovative business-in-a-box targeting the growing water sports recreation market. The FOBOX is a customized standard shipping container that comes equipped with everything needed to start a profitable business.

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SUPIA Youth SUP Days Coming This June!

It’s that time of year again! During the entire month of June, events will be held all over the US, Puerto Rico and as far as Switzerland, focused on getting young people outside and on the water enjoying the fastest growing water sport – Stand Up Paddle boarding. SUPIA Youth SUP Days are designed to get as many kids on the water as possible, with a focus on educate in skills, water safety, and environmental stewardship.

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SIC Maui Signs Caio Vaz To Global Team

SIC (Sandwich Islands Composites) announces the signing of Caio Vaz to the Global Team. “I would like to welcome Caio Vaz to the SIC Ohana,” said Jeff Baillargeon, SIC Brand Manager. “As respected as he is in the SUP community, it was clear that he was a perfect fit for the SIC team.”

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BIC Sport Partners With REI Outessa Summit

BIC Sport announced its sponsorship of the REI Outessa Summit, outdoor weekend getaways for women which offers authentic outdoor adventures led by professional athletes and guides. In its inaugural year, the two weekends will be held at Kirkwood Resort near Lake Tahoe, California, from August 19 to 21, and Powder Mountain near Salt Lake City, Utah from September 9 to 11. Registration is now open to the public.

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Flatwater Foundation Announces 7th Annual Tyler’s Dam That Cancer Event

The Flatwater Foundation is excited to announce the return of their annual fundraising event, Tyler’s Dam That Cancer, taking place on Monday, June 13, 2016. The Flatwater Foundation created the event seven years ago to raise awareness of the importance of mental health support and each year, Tyler’s Dam That Cancer invites participants to travel a 21-mile course from Mansfield Dam on Lake Austin to Tom Miller Dam (Hula Hut) on stand-up paddle boards.

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Industry Veteran John Vance To Join Surftech As New CEO

Surftech announced that industry veteran John Vance will be joining the company as CEO starting May 9th. “It's a time of change in the surf hardgoods business. It’s a highly competitive market place and we are deeply committed to investing in Surftech.

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Learn Practice Structures & Skill Acquisition In SUP Coaching

In a series of articles we will be looking at some of the key features of training other SUP paddlers. Do you call it Coaching? Teaching? Instructing? Whatever you call it you are facilitating the learning process, and Kerr (1982) defines learning as “a relatively permanent change in performance resulting from practice or past experience”. As we will see later, there is a big difference between teaching someone a technique and them retaining it, and building upon it. 

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Lahui Kai Congratulates Annabel Anderson And Kelly Margetts

All of us in the Lahui Kai family would like to congratulate Annabel Anderson and Kelly Margetts on their amazing finishes at this year’s Carolina Cup. The grueling 13.2 mile, 2+ hour long paddle board race took our very own Annabel Anderson to yet another 1st place victory, securing that title again for the 4th year in a row! This girl can’t be stopped. Kelly battled hard with the world’s best paddlers and took home a strong 5th place!

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Red Paddle Co Goes On Tour Across North America This Summer

Red Paddle Co a premier inflatable standup paddleboard company announced their 2016 Red Paddle Co North American Demo Tour. A 59 stop tour, taking their brand of market leading Inflatable standup paddleboards on the road around North American this summer.

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Lahui Kai Team Progressing The Sport Of SUP

The proven design/development team of Brian Szymanski and John Becker joined Lahui Kai in May of 2014 and have never looked back. Annabel Anderson, the #1 Pro woman paddler in the world, who worked closely with Brian and John in the past, came onboard in 2015. In the world of SUP design, there must be a strong passion for design, development, and testing to get to the next better shape.

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Badfish SUP Adds Natali Zollinger To Pro Team Roster

Badfish is excited to announce the addition of Natali Zollinger to Badfish’s roster of Pros. Natali has been paddling Badfish boards off and on for the past couple of years and is not just a strong paddler, but a remarkable ambassador for the sport of stand up paddling.

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Weekly Recap 4/12/2016

Welcome to the Supconnect Weekly Recap, our countdown of the biggest news, reviews, interviews and features surrounding the world of Stand Up Paddle Boarding. This week we’re bringing you another sample of the best stories covered by ourselves and other publications.

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Weekly Recap 4/5/2016

Welcome to the Supconnect Weekly Recap, our countdown of the biggest news, reviews, interviews and features surrounding the world of Stand Up Paddle Boarding. This week we’re bringing you another sample of the best stories covered by ourselves and other publications.

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New Shark Shield Shark Deterrent Coming To Market

Shark Shield has successfully completed the development of a new shark deterrent for surfers that was part funded by the Western Australian Government’s Applied Research Program (ARP). The company was provided with a $300K grant over 2.5 years to develop new technology to protect surfers following a spate of shark attacks in 2012. As a result the new Freedom + Surf is available for pre-order today.

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Weekly Recap 3/29/2016

Welcome to the Supconnect Weekly Recap, our countdown of the biggest news, reviews, interviews and features surrounding the world of Stand Up Paddle Boarding. This week we’re bringing you another sample of the best stories covered by ourselves and other publications.

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Weekly Recap 3/22/2016

Welcome to the Supconnect Weekly Recap, our countdown of the biggest news, reviews, interviews and features surrounding the world of Stand Up Paddle Boarding. This week we’re bringing you another sample of the best stories covered by ourselves and other publications.

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Weekly Recap 3/15/2016

Welcome to the Supconnect Weekly Recap, our countdown of the biggest news, reviews, interviews and features surrounding the world of Stand Up Paddle Boarding. This week we’re bringing you another sample of the best stories covered by ourselves and other publications.

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Weekly Recap 3/8/2016

Welcome to the Supconnect Weekly Recap, our countdown of the biggest news, reviews, interviews and features surrounding the world of Stand Up Paddle Boarding. This week we’re bringing you another sample of the best stories covered by ourselves and other publications.

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Kayalu Introduces Kayalite-SUP™ Light For Stand Up Paddle Boards

Kayalu Gear is now shipping the Kayalite‑SUP, a portable, 360° high-visibility light for stand-up paddle boards. Capable of recovering from a rollover in shallow surf or direct impact, the Kayalite-SUP represents a significant improvement over existing portable SUP night visibility solutions. Kayalu has been granted two U.S. patents for technology incorporated into the Kayalite‑SUP.

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Weekly Recap 3/1/2016

Welcome to the Supconnect Weekly Recap, our countdown of the biggest news, reviews, interviews and features surrounding the world of Stand Up Paddle Boarding. This week we’re bringing you another sample of the best stories covered by ourselves and other publications.

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Laird Apparel Announces Subscription Model For The Modern Athletic Outdoorsman

Laird Apparel LLC, a recently launched brand of functional, technically crafted, performance-based products, has set out to help make shopping and choosing products in the athleisure category easier for men. Launching a club membership this month, the company will offer a limited subscription model to the first 100 applicants beginning mid-February, 2016. The quarterly program will offer key items in the collection and a limited-edition, exclusive item accessible to members only.

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Registration Open For 8th Annual Olukai Ho’olaule’a Festival In Maui

Each May, OluKai holds its annual premier paddling festival on Maui’s north shore to celebrate Hawaiian culture and the traditions that surround this community. The event brings together both elite athletes competing in the world’s best SUP and OC1 races (highlighted by the legendary Maliko Downwind Run) and is also a gathering of friends and family-friendly activities in a celebration of the ocean and cultures that surround it. This year, the Olukai will take place April 29- May 2, 2016 at Kahana Beach Park on Maui.

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Weekly Recap 2/23/2016

Welcome to the Supconnect Weekly Recap, our countdown of the biggest news, reviews, interviews and features surrounding the world of Stand Up Paddle Boarding. This week we’re bringing you another sample of the best stories covered by ourselves and other publications.

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Ken Hoeve Signs On With Surftech Team

Surftech, The Original Board Manufacturing Co., announced that it has officially signed outdoor adventurer Ken Hoeve to their global team. Ken is one of the biggest personalities in the paddle sports world; known for his charismatic personality and his unique way of capturing his breathtaking adventures and sharing them with the world.

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KIALOA Celebrates 25th Anniversary

KIALOA, manufacturer of innovative products for paddlers including Stand Up Paddles and Boards, Outrigger Paddles, Dragon Boat Paddles, Canoe and Kayak Paddles, Accessories and Apparel announces its 25th Anniversary.

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Weekly Recap 2/16/2016

Welcome to the Supconnect Weekly Recap, our countdown of the biggest news, reviews, interviews and features surrounding the world of Stand Up Paddle Boarding. This week we’re bringing you another sample of the best stories covered by ourselves and other publications.

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Weekly Recap 2/9/2016

Welcome to the Supconnect Weekly Recap, our countdown of the biggest news, reviews, interviews and features surrounding the world of Stand Up Paddle Boarding. This week we’re bringing you another sample of the best stories covered by ourselves and other publications.

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LXV Outdoor Brings In KM Hawaii

LXV Outdoor is bringing stand-up paddleboard company KM Hawaii under its outdoor sports umbrella. They will have the rights to all KM Hawaii SUP boards and products while founder and owner Brett Huf continues developing the brand and designing boards.

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Wetsox Originals Goes 100% Recycled

WETSOX, the company dedicated to making it easier to get in and out of your cold-water gear, announced today that all of the designs in their Originals collection are now made from 100% recycled material.

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Weekly Recap 2/2/2016

Welcome to the Supconnect Weekly Recap, our countdown of the biggest news, reviews, interviews and features surrounding the world of Stand Up Paddle Boarding. This week we’re bringing you another sample of the best stories covered by ourselves and other publications.

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Iconic Sunfish Expands Its Horizons

Sunfish, a sailboat you know and love, began its life in the 1950s more of a flat surfboard with a sail and a rudder on it which influenced today’s design of windsurfs and stand up paddle boards. LaserPerformance’s commitment to the Sunfish continues with the new collection of Sunfish paddle boards, the first of many Sunfish-inspired products for those who enjoy an active lifestyle on the water.

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SIC Maui Elevates Tommy Buday To Their Global Team

SIC Maui is extremely proud to announce the selection of Tommy Buday to join the ranks of its elite team of Global Athletes. Tommy Buday is one of the hardest working athletes in SUP and as a 3x Olympian he is certainly no stranger to competing at the highest levels of international paddle sports competition.

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Titouan Puyo Signs With NSP

NSP is very proud to announce Titouan Puyo (TI2) from New Caledonia, has signed with NSP. 2015 French Champion and 2015 world number 5, Titouan Puyo is excited to join NSP as he continues his climb up the world leaderboard rankings.

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Varial Surf Technology Expands Offering To Performance SUP

After seeing tremendous success throughout the past 3 years within the performance surfboard market, Ventura, California-based Varial Surf Technology is venturing into the SUP marketplace with high-performance surf SUP blanks, specifically for 8-foot and under performance surf SUP’s.

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Weekly Recap 1/26/2016

Welcome to the Supconnect Weekly Recap, our countdown of the biggest news, reviews, interviews and features surrounding the world of Stand Up Paddle Boarding. This week we’re bringing you another sample of the best stories covered by ourselves and other publications.

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Chase Kosterlitz Joins JP Australia International SUP Team

P-Australia has officially signed professional stand up paddler, Chase Kosterlitz, to the international SUP team. During his five years as a professional paddler, Chase has competed across the United States and around the world. Throughout his paddling career, he has won some of the sport’s biggest races including the Battle of the Paddle distance race and the Lost Mills SUP Championship.

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One&Only Resorts Partners With Laird Apparel

Laird Apparel and One&Only Resorts announce today a partnership between  big-wave surfer and renowned waterman Laird Hamilton’s apparel line, Laird Apparel, and One&Only Resorts. As the exclusive resort launch partner of the collection, One&Only Resorts is the only resort company to carry Laird Hamilton’s newly-debuted collection of functional, technically crafted, performance-based apparel for men.

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Weekly Recap 1/19/2016

Welcome to the Supconnect Weekly Recap, our countdown of the biggest news, reviews, interviews and features surrounding the world of Stand Up Paddle Boarding. This week we’re bringing you another sample of the best stories covered by ourselves and other publications.

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Badfish SUP Announces The Addition Of Brittany Parker As Field/Social Marketing Manager

Badfish SUP is excited to announce that Brittany Parker has accepted the position of Field/Social Marketing Manager. Brittany has been a sponsored paddler for Badfish since 2012. In her new role Brittany will be representing Badfish at events during the 2016 season as well assisting with Badfish’s social media and other grassroots marketing efforts.

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Weekly Recap 1/12/2016

Welcome to the Supconnect Weekly Recap, our countdown of the biggest news, reviews, interviews and features surrounding the world of Stand Up Paddle Boarding. This week we’re bringing you another sample of the best stories covered by ourselves and other publications.

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Surftech Blazes Into 2016 With A Whole Lot Of Momentum

Surftech, The Original Board Manufacturing Company, is excited to kick off 2016 at the Surf Expo Trade Show January 14th-16th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida with the official relaunch of the Donald Takayama Collection, the introduction of Surftech’s signature series, the EMQ. These two additions complement the new TLPC line of boards and the recent addition of NSP to the Surftech family of brands.

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Weekly Recap 1/5/2016

Welcome to the Supconnect Weekly Recap, our countdown of the biggest news, reviews, interviews and features surrounding the world of Stand Up Paddle Boarding. This week we’re bringing you another sample of the best stories covered by ourselves and other publications.

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Weekly Recap 12/29/2015

Welcome to the Supconnect Weekly Recap, our countdown of the biggest news, reviews, interviews and features surrounding the world of Stand Up Paddle Boarding. This week we’re bringing you another sample of the best stories covered by ourselves and other publications.

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LXV Outdoor Acquires Tahoe SUP

LXV Outdoor announced it has acquired the rights to Tahoe SUP in a pivotal step toward establishing a global platform of outdoor sports brands. It will hold the rights of all Tahoe SUP™ related products including its Stand Up Paddleboards and other unique accessory products.

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Weekly Recap 12/22/2015

Welcome to the Supconnect Weekly Recap, our countdown of the biggest news, reviews, interviews and features surrounding the world of Stand Up Paddle Boarding. This week we’re bringing you another sample of the best stories covered by ourselves and other publications.

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Weekly Recap 12/15/2015

Welcome to the Supconnect Weekly Recap, our countdown of the biggest news, reviews, interviews and features surrounding the world of Stand Up Paddle Boarding. This week we’re bringing you another sample of the best stories covered by ourselves and other publications.

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Paddle Diva Rolls Out Operations To ​Rincon, Puerto Rico​!

Paddle Diva is joining forces with Road To Happiness Surfing and Tours to create an unique stand up paddle experience in Rincon, Puerto Rico. ​Paddle Diva will be offering: Beginner Lessons, SUP Surfing, SUP Yoga, SUP Fitness and guided tours.

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Kai Lenny Curating December Waterman’s Pack

The leading subscription box service for the action watersports community, Waterman’s Pack, is pleased to announce the curator of its December Pack, Kai Lenny. Kai’s package or “pack” is themed around big wave surfing and will benefit Kai’s foundation, the Positively Kai Foundation.

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Brand Ambassadors Wanted: Starboard SUP Looks To Fill 100 Ambassador Positions In The USA

Starboard SUP announced this week that they will be launching a new initiative – growing the National Grassroots Team Program in the USA by enlisting 100 new Brand Ambassadors. “We see a lot of potential in the US market,” said Starboard CEO and brand visionary, Svein Rasmussen, “…and it all starts on the front lines with passionate locals who, like us, want to take SUP to the next level".

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Weekly Recap 12/08/2015

Welcome to the Supconnect Weekly Recap, our countdown of the biggest news, reviews, interviews and features surrounding the world of Stand Up Paddle Boarding. This week we’re bringing you another sample of the best stories covered by ourselves and other publications.

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Meet 17-Year-Old SUP Businesswoman, Elle Chase

17-year-old Elle Chase isn’t like most juniors in high school. Elle is a full-on SUP businesswoman with her extremely successful stand up paddle and kayak rental and sale business, Chase Crew, located in Ottertail, Minnesota.

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Weekly Recap 12/01/2015

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Surftech Announces The Addition Of Ryan Mahoney To Sales Team

California - Surftech, The Original Board Manufacturing Company, announced today that Ryan Mahoney has joined their sales team to manage Southern California, Southern Nevada and Arizona. Ryan will manage the territory for the Surftech Brands and NSP. The addition of Mahoney is another valuable hire for the company who has been recruiting the best in class operators to be the backbone for future growth and stability.

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Boardworks Announces New Sales Leadership & Expanded Sales Support For West Coast

Boardworks, a premier surf and standup paddle board company, announced its new sales leadership and expanded sales support for the West Coast region. Boardworks named Andrew Valentine sales director, promoted Rick Gravesen to sales rep for Southern California, and is actively searching for a new sales rep for Northern California.

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Weekly Recap 11/24/2015

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Shurfing, Peer-to-Peer Rental Marketplace, Merges With Spinlister

Spinlister, the global leader in peer-to-peer action sports rental equipment, has announced the merger of Shurfing, an Amsterdam based sharing economy focusing on surfboard sharing. With this move, Spinlister is signaling the start of an institutionalized unification strategy for any resource strained or slow-growth sharing platforms within the sports category.

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Weekly Recap 11/17/2015

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The Winter Sessions - SUP Training In The UK

SUPfit are excited to announce their winter plans, working with Pro SUPer and fitness guru Ryan James to bring the “Winter Sessions” to centres across the UK. Winter Training Sessions will run on a monthly basis during the colder darker days to keep you motivated, and ensuring you stay SUP Fit!

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Weekly Recap 11/10/2015

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Weekly Recap 11/03/2015

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Weekly Recap 10/27/2015

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Weekly Recap 10/20/2015

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Laird Hamilton Announces Launch Of Laird Apparel

Laird Hamilton, big-wave surfer, renowned waterman and fitness expert, announces today the launch of Laird Apparel LLC, a collection of functional, technically crafted, performance-based products comprised of three collections: Off Shore, Fitness and Lifestyle.

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Drink A Beer, Save A Turtle: Purakai Looks To Help Save The Oceans

50 billion plastic water bottles are used every year, billions more are used for soda and beer. That’s over 140 bottles per person! But of those 50+ billion plastic bottles used, only 31% are recycled. That means over 34.5 billion plastic bottles are ending up in our landfills, and even worse, our oceans each year! Purakai, leaders of the Ocean Friendly Revolution, have been concerned with keeping our oceans healthy for years.

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Weekly Recap 10/13/2015

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Surftech Continues Restructuring With Changes To Executive Management Team

Surftech, The Original Board Manufacturing Company, announced today that they have made some major changes to their executive management team as part of their ongoing restructuring initiative that began over a year ago. The changes effect sales and operations of the company and include the promotion of Ryan Guay to VP of Sales and the addition of Monique Dabbs to the position of Director of Operations.

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Weekly Recap 10/6/2015

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YOLO Board & The 30A Company Announce New Partnership

Two local companies -- YOLO Board and The 30A Company -- announced a major new partnership that will span numerous lines of business, including retail, merchandise, rental services, tours, marketing, charities, events and more.

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Learn To SUP And More At The 2015 Pacific Paddle Games

The Pacific Paddle Games, presented by Salt Life, has quickly become the most anticipated paddle event of the year, and not just for pro paddlers and the history-making, $55,000-prize purse on the line. Thanks to the West Marine Demo Zone, PPG is the perfect place for the beginner-to-expert paddler to try out new shapes from the industry’s best brands.

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Noa Hopper Joins 404 SUP Team

404 is proud to welcome a new and talented member to its SUP team: Noa Hopper. Considered to be one of the next big threats in SUP racing, the 16-year-old San Diego native is one of the fastest and most committed SUP racers around.

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Weekly Recap 9/29/2015

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Weekly Recap - 9/22/2015

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Supconnect Awards Party Goes Wild With 700+ People

With over two months of anticipation built up towards the Supconnect Editor’s Choice Awards Party in conjunction with the AWSI at the Surf Expo in Orlando, Florida, the evening went off without a hitch. The Supconnect Editor’s Choice Awards were held alongside the Windsurf and Kitesurf Awards that were also hosted by the AWSI in a room packed with over 700 people, which was more than double the crowd of last year's party.

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Weekly Recap - 9/15/2015

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Werner Paddles Redesigns And Introduces Entire SUP Lineup

Among all of the madness from the Surf Expo and tradeshow hysteria, we've recently been informed of Werner Paddles' entire new paddle and design lineup for 2016, and it looks superb! As a brief background, Werner Paddles is a family-owned business that has been handcrafting paddles in the USA for 50 years, so they've had quite a good amount of time to fine-tune and perfect their craft.

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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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YOLO Board Race Team Signee Wins the Big River Regional

YOLO Board Elite Racer Garrett Fletcher Places 1st in the Big River Regional. The newest member of the YOLO Board Race Team turns in an impressive performance in the 13 mile WPA sanctioned race down the Mississippi River.

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Supconnect Brand Of The Year: Retailers Have Spoken

The 6th Annual Supconnect Editor's Choice Awards is unique in that it awards not only athletes of the SUP Industry but also gear, writers and brands, all of which who work hard to further push the sport and make it better each and every year. Brand of the Year is one of the most sought after awards for the folks in the industry, and rightfully so, and here's why...

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Weekly Recap - 9/8/2015

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Supconnect Editor's Choice Awards 2015 Winners To Be Announced Friday

The 6th Annual Supconnect Editor's Choice Awards will announce its 2015 winners this Friday, September 11, 2015. Supconnect will be announcing the winners at an awards party in conjunction with the AWSI (Association of Wind and Water Sports Industries) during the Surf Expo show in room S310 at 6pm.

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Weekly Recap - 9/1/2015

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Pau Hana Introduces Its Impact-Resistant Technology and It's Awesome!

Have you ever tried throwing a 17 pound bowling ball into your standup paddle board? Chances are you haven't and that's because you would destroy your prized possession, but that is exactly what the team at Pau Hana Surf Supply is doing with their new Big EZ standup paddle board.

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Just 3 Days Left To Vote In The 2015 Supconnect Editor's Choice Awards

After launching the 6th Annual Supconnect Editor's Choice Awards on July 1st, the voting for the awards will be coming to a close in just a few days time. Voting for the 2015 Editor's Choice Awards will come to a close on August 30, 2015 and the winners will be announced at our Awards Party in partnership with the AWSI during the Surf Expo in September.

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Weekly Recap - 8/25/2015

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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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Supconnect Announces Maui Jim As Supconnect Awards Sponsor

Supconnect is proud to announce Maui Jim as a sponsor of the 6th Annual Supconnect Awards. During the awards ceremony at the AWSI Awards Party at the September Surf Expo, Maui Jim sunglasses will be given to the winners of the Awards.

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Weekly Recap - 8/18/2015

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Weekly Recap - 8/11/2015

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Starboard SUP Introduces 2015 Boardshort Line

Starboard Apparel’s new range of boardshorts for summer 2015 is the ultimate piece to wear this summer. Every summer has its story, so make sure this Summer's story is created wearing Starboard's range of boardshorts for men and women.

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Stand Up World Tour And World Series Brazil Event Cancelled For 2015

After the postponement of the Grand Slam event back in March, it was with great disappointment that the Waterman League announced the cancellation of this year’s Stand Up World Series and World Tour stop in Brazil, citing another request for postponement late in the day, leaving them no choice but to cancel for 2015.

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Surftech Unveils Its New “Explore” Collection At Outdoor Retailer

Surftech unveiled its highly anticipated new 2016 lineup of SUP's and Paddleboards from NSP, BARK and Surftech Tuesday at the Summer Outdoor Retailer on-water demo in Salt Lake City, Utah. The “Explore” collection is an entirely new direction for the 26-year-old brand and another big step in the company’s transformation that began in 2014.

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Weekly Recap - 8/4/2015

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SUPIA Announces 2015 SUPIA SUMMIT

The Stand Up Paddle Industry Association (SUPIA) has recently announced the dates and opened registration for their annual 2015 SUPIA SUMMIT. SUPIA is the trade organization that handles all businesses of stand up paddle boarding.

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BOTE Paddle Boards Announces The Grambler

BOTE, a leader in standup paddle board innovations, announces the debut of the newest addition to their quiver, the Grambler. A board that was developed as part of BOTE’s rapid prototyping and experimentation program called DarkRoom™, Grambler was designed specifically to be a surfing paddle board with traditional longboard feel and performance.

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Supconnect Editor's Choice Awards Voting Extended!

The 2015 Supconnect Awards in partnership with the AWSI and presented by Turtle Bay is extending the voting period for the 2015 Editor's Choice portion of their awards. The Supconnect Awards started in 2010 as a way of recognizing individuals that made exceptional contributions to the sport. As such, it’s the world’s first and original awards in the stand up paddle industry.

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Travis Grant Dominates The Molokai2Oahu Paddleboarding World Championships

In grueling conditions that paired extreme heat, humidity, unfavorable tides and massive surf, the most prestigious event in the sport of paddleboarding, The Molokai2Oahu Paddleboarding World Championships concluded today.  The race was the most extreme in years with a record number of dropouts, high drama towards the finish and conditions that will live on in infamy.

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Weekly Recap - 7/28/2015

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Stand Up For Littles Paddle Event Raises Funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters

The training has begun for Stand Up for Littles, the unique fundraiser benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire (BBBSNH). Over the past two years, the event has grown steadily and this year, SUFL will include a community of paddlers on the Stand Up for Littles journey on Saturday, August 8 to raise awareness once again.

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Weekly Recap - 7/21/2015

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Boardworks Introduces the Tracker SUP for Anglers

Boardworks, the makers of award-winning stand up paddleboards, was one of first brands to cater to the growing legion of SUP anglers. Boardworks strengthens its dedication to fisherman this season with the release of the Tracker SUP, a new angling-specific SUP board with a fish-approved color scheme.

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Weekly Recap - 7/14/2015

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Payette River Games 2015 Airing on CBS Sports

If you were unable to make it to the Payette River Games this year, fear not because it will be broadcast on CBS Sports this Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 12:00pm EST. One of the Presenting sponsors of the event, Werner Paddles provided excellent inside coverage of the event adding to the awesomeness that is the Payette River Games.

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Laird Hamilton Featured In ESPN's Body Issue 2015

This week it was announced that waterman and standup paddle pioneer Laird Hamilton had made an appearance in the highly anticipated annual issue of ESPN's Body Issue where athletes are selected and pose nude to showcase their athletic form in a tasteful and artistic way. Laird appears with his wife who is also a former professional volleyball player, Gabrielle Reece.

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Weekly Recap - 7/07/2015

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Instantly Turn Any SUP Into A Kayak With the Padillak

Kickstarter campaign now launched for first-ever SDP (sit-down paddle) seats. The SDP seat that allows a paddle boarder to take a seat on his/her board and enjoy a steady kayak-like stride. While there are other SUP board seat products out there, the Padillak is the first of it’s kind to essentially transform any paddle board into a kayak, without compromising the original use the board was designed for.

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Surftech Announces Aroona as New Distributor for Australia

Surftech announced today that Aroona Pty Ltd will become its new distributor in Australia. Surftech is the one of the world’s largest designers and suppliers of surf and stand up paddleboards globally, manufacturing brands like BARK, Channel Islands, Robert August, McTavish and others.

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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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Weekly Recap - 6/30/2015

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SIC Maui Giving Away X-12.6 Air-Glide

There is only one week left in the SIC Maui (Sandwich Islands Composites) Charitable Acts contest where the winner receives a SIC X-12.6 Air-Glide inflatable stand up paddleboard.

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The 3rd Annual Ocean Games: Racing for Brain Trauma Awareness

The beautiful beaches of Ocean City, Maryland will be offering more than just sunshine, golden sand and surf this summer. On Saturday, July 18th, 2015 the Ocean Games will be hosting its 3rd annual swimming and paddleboard event starting at 10:00 am just off the Boardwalk at Caroline Street.

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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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BOTE Board Creates Paddleboard To Benefit Special Ops Warrior Foundation

BOTE Board, a leader in Stand Up Paddle board innovation and lifestyle, is proud to announce the ‘Made by the Military’ project. The Made by the Military project was created by BOTE paddle board company as a way to raise money for an important cause, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF).

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Weekly Recap - 6/23/2015

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Family-Friendly SUP Event To Support Brain Injury Prevention

British Columbia based charitable association BrainTrust Canada is introducing a new SUP event in Kelowna called Pihl Law Paddle for Prevention as Kelowna law firm Pihl Law Corporation is title sponsor, with major sponsors TELUS, COSTCO, Peacock Sheridan and Harmony Honda. All proceeds will go to support brain injury education and prevention in the Okanagan.

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Weekly Recap - 6/16/2015

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Surfing, Standup Paddle Boarding Doctor Teaches People How to Increase Performance and Avoid Injury

After years of successfully applying an approach developed specifically for surfers and standup paddle boarders in his medical practice, Dr. Marc Adams wanted to be able to give more people access to his approach than he could through his practice alone.  The newly released book Surf Longer, SUP Stronger – A New Approach to Advance Your Performance, Avoid Injuries, and Surf and Standup Paddle board for a Lifetime, teaches readers how to surf longer and SUP stronger while avoiding unnecessary neck, back, shoulder and wrist injuries.

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FCS SUP’s Zane Schweitzer Finds Success At Home and Abroad

The FCS SUP athletes have been busy as of late jet-setting across the globe and finding themselves atop the podium for their efforts. Maui’s Zane Schweitzer recently travelled to Tahiti where he competed in the Sapinus Pro, the second stop on the 2015 Stand Up World Tour.

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Weekly Recap - 06/09/2015

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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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SurfTech Announces Expansion of Management Team

Surf Technicians LLC, announced today the addition of Ryan Guay to its executive management team as the new General Manager of NSP in the US.  Building a team of talented seasoned outdoor industry executives to round out their management team is part of Surf Technicians global expansion strategy, which began earlier this year following the acquisition of the company by Triple D.

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Zane Schweitzer Wins In An Exciting Finish At The SUP Sapinus Pro Tahiti 2015

It has been an amazing 3 days here in Tahiti with pumping surf, beautiful weather, and surrounded by the magical scenery that makes you feel like you are in a dream world, with today's action proving to be the perfect way to end the 2015 #SapinusPro. In the end, Zane Schweitzer secured a well deserved victory at the 2015 #SapinusPro Tahiti and moves into 2nd overall in the World Ratings.

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Weekly Recap - 6/02/2015

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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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Neptune SUP Monitoring Carbon Impact

The crew at Neptune SUP HQ takes their environmental impact seriously. We all love playing in the waters of this amazing planet but if we are not careful we will ruin it. With this in mind Neptune SUP has recently asked Carbon Balancing specialist “Go Balance” to carry out a life cycle assessment on their SUP Boards and Paddles.

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Croatian SUP Elite Race Approaching Quickly

Stand Up Paddle racers and friends, we are pleased to invite you to the Croatian Stand Up Paddle ELITE race with $5,000 USD prize money for ELITE race and $1,000 USD prizes for Fun racers. Please join the two-day full blown event with music and various presentations and workshops for riders and guests and join our international SUP Polo competition.

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Weekly Recap - 5/26/2015

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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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Standup for the Cure Announces Muskegon Event to Benefit Susan G. Komen for Mammogram Screenings for Women in Need

After four successful years, Standup for the Cure, alongside its national sponsor, Ambry Genetics, and presenting sponsor, Riviera Paddlesurf announce Standup for the Cure, Muskegon to benefit the West Michigan Affiliate of Susan G. Komen. The team, led by National Event Director Dan Van Dyck, will be hosting the event at Harbour Towne Beach, Lake Muskegon on July 11, 2015 as the third location in a series of nationwide events aimed at expanding Standup for the Cure’s mission to raise money and awareness for early breast cancer detection, research, treatment and education.

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National SUP Surf Champs Return To Tofino

Canada's original stand up paddle surf contest is coming back to Tofino and this time it's bringing it's big brother. Back by popular demand, Canada's most passionate stand up paddleboard surfers return to the west coast of Canada for the second annual Tofino Paddle Surf SUP Invitational, October 23 to 25, 2015.

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SUP Surf Documentary Will Showcase New Zealand To The World

A documentary that showcases the beauty of New Zealand’s landscape, our culture and excitement of our adventure activities will air this week to a potential global audience of 4.2 million. The 48-minute documentary is about New Zealand’s very own international surf event The Ultimate Waterman - won by Raglan surfer, Daniel Kereopa. It took place over eight days throughout New Zealand in March 2015.

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BŌTE Announces Release of New Board and Carrying System

BOTE, a leader in standup paddle board innovations, announces the debut of their newest addition to their quiver, Traveller. A board that through DarkRoomTM research and development, was designed to be the go to board for the touring category...or what we will call the Traveling Class. The glide, stability, capacity and advanced dynamics are just a few highlights that make the 12’6” Traveller, the board for every paddler.

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Weekly Recap - 5/19/2015

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SUP Camp Counselor Opportunity

Are you ready to have the best summer of your life? Come have a blast with Cody! We are looking to hire upbeat, outdoorsy and fun counselors to care for our campers. The incumbent will plan, direct, and implement activities in his or her area of expertise and coordinate the activities into the entire camp program.

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Triple D Makes Offer To Acquire Global Surf Industries

Thailand-based investment company Triple D Corporation, which recently acquired 100% ownership of Surf Technicians LLC, has made a conditional offer to the majority shareholder of Global Surf Industries (GSI) to acquire full control of the GSI group.

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FCS SUP Announces Danny Ching Race Gear Giveaway

FCS SUP is giving away an insane pack full of race gear as we kick-off full-throttle into this year’s stand up paddle racing season. What better way to do this than to do a giveaway with one of the most decorated paddlers and our very own FCS SUP athlete, Danny Ching.

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SUP Surfing Delivers Strong Start To 2015 ISA SUP Championships

Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Surfing kicked off the week of competition at the 2015 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship Presented by Hotel Kupuri on Monday, May 11 in Sayulita, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico. Athletes showcased supreme style to both the spectators in the sand and the world via live webcast.

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Weekly Recap - 5/12/2015

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Second Annual Crossing Panama – Taboga 2015 A Success

In the waters of the Panama Canal the second annual Crossing Panama – Taboga took place, where 338 participants were on the starting line. We had the participation of Stand Up paddlers, Ourtigger paddlers, Kayak Paddlers, Prone Paddlers and Cayuco paddlers. We had paddlers from Panama, Costa Rica and the United States.

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ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championships Officially Begin In Sayulita

The 2015 International Surfing Association (ISA) World Championship Series commenced on Sunday, May 10 with the first event of the year. The Opening Ceremony of the ISA World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Championship (WSUPPC) Presented by Hotel Kupuri was hosted in Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico.

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Boardworks Announces Stand Up Paddleboard for Women

Boardworks is excited to introduce the Muse, a new stand up paddleboard designed specifically for women. Beautiful and inspiring, the Muse is the perfect all around Stand Up Paddle board for exploring a large variety of waterways from flatwater to surf.

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4th Annual Standup For The Cure Sees Huge Participation

On Saturday May 2nd, Newport Beach residents witnessed the 4th Annual gathering of the Standup for the Cure’s celebration of Life! Once again a crowd of over 1000 came together to raise funds and awareness for early Breast Cancer Detection, research, treatment and education  while enjoying a day of Standup Paddling, Live Music and great food and drink.

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Weekly Recap - 5/05/2015

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Battle of the Paddle 2015 Cancelled

Say it ain't so! Jay "Sparky" Longley and Gerry Lopez announced today that the 2015 Battle of the Paddle (BOP) isn't happening. For the past nine years, the BOP has been hosted by Rainbow Sandals and has grown to be the largest SUP event in the world.

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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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First High School SUP PE Class Being Offered In California

In recent years many schools across the United States have been adding specialized physical education courses (PE) that directly involve water sports. One of the more popular courses being offered along the coasts have been surf PE and in Dana Point, California high school teacher Rick Stinson has started the first SUP High School PE class.

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Paddle Board Podcast Hits The Water For Its Launch Weekend

If you are a fan of the hottest and fastest growing water sport in the world, then Friday May 1st 2015 is a date to mark in your diary. It’s the official launch of the SUPfm podcast, an online radio series devoted to stand up paddle boarding (SUP).

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Rogue Recap: Carolina Cup 2015

In its fifth edition, The Carolina Cup once again saw massive numbers in participation and probably the most competitive SUP race outside of the BOP. The Carolina Cup is in the books and it will be one to remember. Check out the top racers from around the world battle it out for their spot on the podium. 13.2 miles, over 150 elite racers; 1 Carolina Cup.

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FCS Athletes Take Top Honors At Carolina Cup

FCS SUP would like to congratulate Carolina Cup winner Travis Grant and runner-up Danny Ching on a grueling two-plus hour duel between themselves. Inspiring performances in these conditions truly are the cutting edge of the sport of SUP racing. FCS is proud to support all of our athlete ambassadors who diligently work with us to use and abuse our products so that we may improve them year after year.

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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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Weekly Recap - 4/28/2015

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Grant and Anderson Conquer The Graveyard At 2015 Carolina Cup

Australia's Travis Grant and New Zealander Annabel Anderson took 1st Place in the Men's and Women's divisions of "The Graveyard" at the 2015 Carolina Cup. In its 5th edition, it is now becoming evident that if this is not the world's largest SUP Race (750+ Racers this year,) it is probably the most technical.

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Registration Open For Sapinus Pro Tahiti

The Stand Up World Tour Legacy was set in stone back in 2009 with the groundbreaking Contenders project, an event that changed preconceived notions of the sport of Stand Up Paddling for good. The Sapinus Pro Tahiti is back for 2015 and set to deliver one of the most exciting spectacles of the year: Entries are now open.

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Weekly Recap - 4/21/2015

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MixCala Offers Affordable One-Of-A-Kind Paddle Boards

Welcome to MixCaLa, the premier SUP designer and manufacturer you always wanted to encounter. The name of MixCaLa comes from Mixing Color, and that is exactly what we do here, we create one of a kind, colorful SUP designs that will impress everyone!

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Last Chance To Enter 7th Annual OluKai

Ocean paddlers: Don’t miss your last chance to enter 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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Weekly Recap - 4/14/2015

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3rd Annual Native Sons Salt Games to Kick Off Summer Season!

The Salt Games presented by Native Sons is scheduled for Saturday, May 30th and Sunday May 31st, 2015 at the old Pavilion Site on Ocean Boulevard between 8th and 9th Avenue N. Events will run Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Free to attend; some events require a registration fee to compete.

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Hobie/Salt Life SUP Surf Contest Gaining Momentum in Wrightsville Beach

What do you get when you put a current World Champ, 3-time World Long Board Champion, Multiple Battle of the Paddle Winner, Future Surf Stars, former Professional Longboarders, and a bunch of Carolina Good Ole Boys on the same beach?… You get the Hobie/Salt Life Wrightsville Beach SUP Surf Pro-Am!

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PaddleFit Announces Partnership With SUP Pioneer Dave Kalama

PaddleFit, the world’s only comprehensive SUP and outdoor fitness coaching system, today announced a partnership with SUP pioneer Dave Kalama. Kalama will bring his vast SUP and coaching knowledge to PaddleFit’s already exceptional program and use his expertise to create elite level coaching experiences and coaching tools as well as events to continue the growth of the sport.

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Surftech Announces Official Sponsorship of 2015 Carolina Cup

Surftech, the original board manufacturing company, announced that it has finalized a partnership with the Carolina Cup as the official course sponsor. The Carolina Cup is one of the most prestigious races and expo events in paddleboarding, drawing an international field of competitors and hosting several one of kind social activities for the paddling community.

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Weekly Recap - 4/7/2015

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Surf Bucket: Warm Up Your Wetsuit

One of the worst things about having to wear a wetsuit? Having to put on a cold and wet wetsuit! The Surfbucket might be able to fix that problem!

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Northwest Paddling Series Launches

Northwest Paddling Series Launches - Five SUP Races Culminating in Championship Race on Seafair Hydroplane Course. Fastest paddle boarders in the Northwest to be crowned during Seafair Weekend with televised four-mile championship race.

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World’s First Self-Inflating Electric Standup Paddleboard

SipaBoards come equipped with an electric battery that powers both the self-inflation pump and the safely hidden jet engine. Just as a bit of speed straightens out the first shaky pedals on a bicycle, the extra push of the motor helps keep balance and direction.

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Colin McPhillips Hosting SUP Surf Clinic

Join 3x World Longboard Champion, Colin McPhillips, for a beginner-intermediate SUP Surf Clinic. Hone your nose riding and cross stepping skills during this three-hour session.

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Weekly Recap - 3/31/2015

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Air France Paddle Festival to Kick Off With A Bang

Air France has renewed with the Air France Paddle Festival for its 2nd edition taking place on April 18, 2015. Open to anyone and everyone, from novice paddlers to champions, this festival invites the public to discover a booming sport: Stand Up Paddling.

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Weekly Recap - 3/24/2015

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Facing Waves New Season Premieres

Heliconia, a leader in outdoors TV and WebTV production and distribution, is pleased to announce the launch of Season 3 of Facing Waves. The first of this season’s ten episodes premieres this Monday, March 23rd at 6:30 p.m. ET on Universal Sports Network. New episodes will air Mondays at 6:30 p.m. ET.

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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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Weekly Recap - 3/17/2015

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The Art of Stand Up Paddling Being Revised

In 2011, Falcon Guides published an instructional guide to SUP called The Art of Standup Paddling. The original had chapters on buying boards and paddles, water safety, etiquette and the history of standup paddling - where did it come from and where is it going?

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FCS SUP Gear Giveaway

FCS SUP has just announced that they are giving away FREE GEAR! That’s right, free gear! All you have to do to have your chance at winning some gear is to enter your name and email through the FCS SUP Giveaway campaign located on FCS SUP’s Facebook page and like FCS SUP on Facebook.

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New Details Emerge for Stand Up World Series 2015

Final details of this year's Grand Slam Surfing and Racing stop in Brazil confirm a shift in dates for what will be a groundbreaking stop for the sport, the World Tour & the World Series in 2015.

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Register for Ta-Hoe Nalu and Win a GoPro

Registration for the annual Ta-Hoe Nalu event is open! As an added perk to registering early, anyone registering from now to April 30th, not only saves money but is automatically entered to win a GoPro 4 camera.

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SUP Polo, The Future of SUP?

Starboard SUP is proud to launch SUP Polo, a game that is predicted to steer the future of SUP as a team sport.

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Weekly Recap - 3/10/2015

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Stand Up World Series 2015 Schedule Update

Final details of this dramatic Grand Slam event in Brazil are still pending, with Official information to follow early next week. Also, updates for the European Cup, Chigasaki Pro, and more.

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Olukai Presents #AnywhereAloha

Aloha Was Born in Hawaii But It Is A Spirit Not Bound by Geography: OluKai Presents #AnywhereAloha. OluKai pairs influencers from Hawaii with mainlanders in California, Oregon and Florida for three part campaign.

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Weekly Recap - 3/03/2015

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Introducing Sikk Shades®: The New Standard in Performance Eyewear

Sikk Shades® – a new line of performance eyewear for the action sports market – officially launches today. Developed by former Pro BMX Rider Eddie Bauer Jr., along with some of the industry’s top eyewear designers, Sikk Shades’ flagship frames, the Huckleberry and Qualifier (starting at $119.99) are now available online and in select retailers nationwide.

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Izzi Gomez Joins Go Pro Team

15 year-old current Women's Stand Up World Champ, Izzi Gomez, has just announced her addition to the Go Pro team. Go Pro, one of the leading forces in the action-sports world has an impressive roster of athletes and Izzi Gomez joining the team adds to their domination in their space.

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Master of the Ocean Day 2 Action

The second day of the 2015 Master of the Ocean started with a slight breeze and some nice swell; the sun came out early and strong, making conditions great for the semifinals of the surf and stand-up paddle categories for overall competitors in the morning.

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Can I Surf That World Premiere Announced

A project that has been two years in the making is finally complete. The film Can I Surf That follows the journey of four water women with an insatiable appetite for whitewater SUP and adventure.

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WETSOX Makes a Splash in the Cold-Water Surf World

If you've worn a wetsuit before, you know what a pain it can be to wriggle out of it when you're soaking wet, especially if your extremities are numb from icy water. Enter WETSOX, a thin, split-toe sock made from rashguard-like material that makes slipping in and out of your wetsuit and booties super easy.

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Master of the Ocean 2015

The best wave riders from all over the world have been traveling these last few days to the North Coast of the Dominican Republic to compete from tomorrow onwards in the world’s most complete ocean competition: the Master of the Ocean.

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Maui Jim Announces Inaugural Oceanfest

Maui Jim Sunglasses announces the first annual Oceanfest at Ka'anapali Beach in June. Registration has officially opened for the event in which hundreds of the premier ocean sports athletes from around the world will gather in Lahaina, Maui, HI, from June 6 to 7, 2015.

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Wrightsville Beach Hosting 1st Annual SUP Surf ProAm

The Wrightsville Beach Museum announces it's first SUP Surfing Pro-Am scheduled for April 17-19, 2015, kicking off the museum’s Annual Waterman Ocean Festival. The festival is a celebration of water sports and those local individuals who have contributed to both the community and their water sport(s) of choice.

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Challenges Force World Record Attempt To Fail

Earlier last week we reported that Chris Bertish, in partnership with Cipla Foundation, was going to attempt a second try at breaking the world record for the current 24-hour stand-up paddleboard (SUP) world record. Unfortunately, due to extreme weather conditions and hypothermia, Chris had to withdraw from his 2nd attempt over 30km into his journey.

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Sunset Beach Pro SUP 2015, ON for Final Day of Competition

After 4 consecutive lay days, the SUWT Sunset Beach Pro 2015, is ON today for the final day of competition. The SUWT Sunset Beach Pro 2015, will run again today with a 10:00 am HST start and heats running at 25 minutes each. Watch all the live action here!

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Europe To Host First Annual SUP Conference

2015 will see the worlds first SUP and Surf Coaching and Development conference.  The aim is to professionally update existing coaches, share ideas and develop together regardless of existing affiliations or associations. It is a unique opportunity for not only coaches, schools, clubs and professionals to come together but also those looking to develop their skills.

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Weekly Recap - 2/17/2015

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Sunset Beach Pro SUP 2015, It's ON! Day 2

After an exiting first day of competition, The SUWT Sunset Beach Pro 2015, will run again today with a possible 8:00 am HST start. Watch all the live action here!

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Sunset Beach Pro SUP 2015, It's ON!

The SUWT Sunset Beach Pro 2015, will run today with an 8:30 am HST start. Conditions have improved enough for World Tour Director Duane Desoto and Waterman League CEO Tristan Boxford to make the call for competition to be on. Watch here!

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Fiona Wylde Reports on SUWT Turtle Bay Event

Hear the thoughts of Werner Paddles-SUP team member, 17 year-old Waterwoman, Fiona Wylde, after just wrapping up her first big competition of the year with an awesome finish.

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Lina Augaits Joins SUP Gladiator

SUP Gladiator is happy to announce Lina Augaitis is joining our National Race Team as a National and International team rider and ambassador.

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Candice Appleby Joins Team Infinity

Infinity Surfboard & SUP Co. is proud to announce that 6x BOP Champ and Women’s SUP megastar Candice Appleby has joined the #‎infinityspeedfreaks.

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SUP Think Tank's SUP Handle Improves

After its 3rd full year of production, the patented LiftSUP handle has been installed in over 60,000 boards and continues to improve the paddling experience based largely on customer feedback.

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Confluence Outdoor Acquires Boardworks

Confluence Outdoor, the industry’s leading watersports company, yesterday announced that it has acquired Boardworks, a premier surf and stand up paddle board company based in Carlsbad, California.

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BOTE Boards Opens New Headquarters

It’s official. The new BŌTE headquarters is now open in Ft. Walton Beach, FL. With over 40,000 sq ft of space, we have integrated a brand focused showroom, custom board production and R&D lab (The DarkRoom), executive offices, fulfillment and distribution center all under one roof.

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A Starboard Morning On Maui

The Schweitzer family goes out for a morning paddle on their Starboard SUPs. As the wind starts to pick up Zane throws a sail on his 10'5" Starboard SUP board with the windsurfing attachment!

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FCS SUP Athletes Shine Overseas

FCS SUP is proud of our FCS SUP athletes for their amazing accomplishments and endings for the end of the 2014 season on the Standup World Tour.

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E-TECH Makes Eco-Friendly Boards!

Todd and Ryan, owners of E-TECH Surfboards describe the reasons why they make eco-friendly surfboards and how the boards perform just as well as any other surfboard on the planet.

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Farewell To Ocean Minded

Business is business and sometimes things happen. As of last Friday, October 10, 2014, Ocean Minded was forced to shut it's doors as it was being "absorbed" but parent company Crocs.

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Kenny Kaneko Joins SIC Global Team

SIC Maui (Sandwich Islands Composites) is proud to announce that SIC Japanese Regional Team rider Kenny Kaneko has been promoted to the SIC Global Team.

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Ocean Minded Taking Action In Tijuana

California - Over the years, Ocean Minded has been dedicated to helping our beaches stay clean. Recently, on International Coastal Cleanup Day down in the Tijuana River, Ocean Minded set out to clean up the Tijuana River Valley.

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SUPLOGIX Study Of Elite Paddler Travis Grant

SUPLOGIX, a company dedicated to contribute to the progression of  stand up paddle boarding  through scientific study, conducted an electromyography (EMG) analysis of the forward stroke of Travis Grant.

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Boardworks SUP Debuts At 2014 Paddle Expo

Boardworks SUP to Debut at 2014 Paddle Expo with System X Distribution. Boardworks Surf will be using System X Distribution to distribute Boardworks Inflatable SUP’s and Badfish SUP products to the European Market.

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Mistral Windsurfing Returns

After a near five-year absence, Mistral Windsurfing returns to being under the control of Mistral Red Dot Division Holland.

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7 Nation Launches Moonshine MFG

7 Nation launches Moonshine MFG - A new skateboard brand. The Moonshine factory was founded in 2010 and was building Slingshot Kiteboards, Slingshot Wakeboards and Remote Wakeskates.

 

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Standup For The Cure Announces Miami Event

Standup for the Cure, alongside its national sponsor, Ambry Genetics, and presenting sponsor, Riviera Paddlesurf announce Standup for the Cure Miami to benefit the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Affiliate of Susan G. Komen.

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Bailey Rosen Joins KM Hawaii Team

Bailey Rosen will be joining the KM Ohana off the back of her strong performance and finish at her first Molokai2Oahu Paddleboard World Championships race!

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Ocean Minded Reaches Beach Cleanup Milestone

With the completion of three beach cleanups in Southern California this past weekend, Ocean Minded is pleased to announce it has now helped remove and properly dispose of over 75,000 pounds of trash from beaches, trails, lake shores, rivers and parks since 2009.

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Gabriel Gray Paddles For The Flint River, Georgia

Boardworks Team paddler Gabriel Gray, founder of SOAR (Save our American Rivers) Recently completed a journey down the Headwaters of the Flint River in Georgia in order to raise awareness for one of the nations most endangered water ways.

SUPIA Sponsors 1st Annual Youth Paddle Days

Over the weekend of May 16-19, events will be held all over the US, Canada, and the Bahamas focused on getting young people outside & on the water enjoying the fastest growing water sport, Stand Up Paddleboarding.

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Stand Up For Clean Water in 2014

Join LA Waterkeeper for an incredible day on the water to raise awareness about stormwater runoff and ocean pollution at the 3rd Annual STAND-UP FOR CLEAN WATER paddleboard race.

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Wrightsville To Host 5th Annual Beach Biathlon

Stability and speed, agility and endurance, on the water and on the sand, will determine the winners of the 5th annual Wrightsville Beach Biathlon when the two sports converge on Saturday, March 22.

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Remembering Dr. Bob Risner - SUP Radio

We were deeply saddened to hear news of Bob Risner's passing. Leslie Kolovich published this fine tribute to him, along with a touching podcast you can listed to here.

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SUPAA Lashes Out Over Non-Payment For Athletes

Yesterday the Stand Up Paddle Athletes Association released an article titled, 'The ugly Truth About Prize Money,' addressing the issue of payment (or lack thereof) of competitive racers.

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Top 5 Stories - 2/11/2014

Welcome to the Supconnect Weekly Recap - the first of 2014 - our countdown of the biggest news, reviews, interviews and features surrounding the world of Stand Up Paddleboarding. This week we’re bringing you another sample of the best stories covered by ourselves and other publications.

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Supconnect Is Hiring!

Supconnect is looking for a very special person to fill a very big and VERY important role. Click to find out more...

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Chase Kosterlitz Joins BIC SUP Team

BIC Sport, the worldwide watersports specialist, has officially signed professional Stand Up Paddleboard Racer Chase Kosterlitz as an athlete and brand ambassador.

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Supconnect's Top Stories For January, 2014

SAN DIEGO, California - Welcome to the Supconnect Monthly Recap, our countdown of the biggest news, reviews, interviews, videos and stories for the month of January, 2014.

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Stand Up Paddle Athletes Association To Form in 2014

SAN DIEGO, California - There is big news afoot for competitive paddlers and enthusiasts. On December 31, 2013, the Stand Up Paddle Athletes Association will become "a unified voice for stand up paddle athletes, while also representing the interests of stand up paddle board officials, sponsors, media, consumers and manufacturers."

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Ocean Minded Host Festive Christmas Bash

SAN CLENTE, California - This last Tuesday, December 17, 2013, Ocean Minded did an amazing job of hosting their second annual Holiday Board Bash. Watch the full video here.

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YOLO Board San Diego Finds New Home in Point Loma

SAN DIEGO, California – YOLO Board San Diego is excited to be a part of the up and coming seaside community of Point Loma. The complete standup paddleboard (SUP) outfitter has recently relocated from Old Town San Diego to a new store at 1055 Rosecrans Street in the heart of Point Loma and within walking distance to the water.

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The KUZI Project Continues: Episode 3

PEMBA, Mozambique - Over the last few weeks we've been following the mini-documentary, starring Seth Warren and Kirk Hollis, who went on a self-propelled journey from Mozambique to Zanzibar. Last week we saw episode one, entitled "HAIR-FIRE, KNEE SURGERY AND DRUNK SUP PROMISES" - a fitting title for a crazy clip. This week the journey continues with a new installment, titled: GETTING PAST DEADLY PUNTA DIABLO, AFRICAN ADVENTURE UNDERWAY

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Ocean Minded Presents the 2nd Annual Holiday Board Bash

SAN CLEMENTE, California -  Ocean Minded, a leader in high-quality footwear, is proud to announce their partnership with Supconnect to present the 2nd Annual Holiday Board Bash Sweepstakes and Live Broadcast on December 17th at 6PM Pacific Standard Time.

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Gear Giveaways Coming Up At Ocean Ocean Minded Holiday Board Bash

SAN CLEMENTE, California - Going into their second year hosting this event, the Holiday Board Bash (HBB) has become an annual giveaway celebration for Ocean Minded. The HBB is an online sweepstakes that comes to life during a live broadcast where they'll announce the prize winners, chat with partnering brands, organizations and brand ambassadors, and have an all around, good time!

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Alex Mauer Prepares To Break World Record

DENVER, Colorado - Colorado's favorite stand up paddler, Alex Mauer, recently set his sights on a very unique challenge that is set to put himself int the history books by setting a new world record for the longest time spent surfing a wave.

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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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The Supconnect Weekly Recap, 11-4-2013

SAN DIEGO, California - Welcome to the Supconnect Weekly Heat, our countdown of the biggest news, reviews, interviews and features surrounding the world of Stand Up Paddleboarding. This week we’re bringing you another sample of the best stories covered by ourselves and other publications. 

 

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Grow Your Mo This Movember

SAN DIEGO, California - Friday, November 1, signalled the start of a very important and serious month for men around the world: Movember. For the next thirty days, people young and old old will raise awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, male depression and other men’s health issues by wearing a manly sign of observance above their top lips.

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Rogue SUP Announces New Sales Vice President

SAN CLEMENTE, California – Rogue Stand Up Paddleboards has recently hired Ty Zulim as the new Vice President of Sales and Marketing. With over a decade of experience in the surf and stand-up paddle industry, Zulim brings in-depth sales expertise and worldwide retail contacts to Rogue. 

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Big Milestones Reached for SUP Industry Association

On September 24 and 25, Stand Up Paddle Industry Association (SUPIA) members gathered at Aliso Creek Golf Course for its first SUP-IA SUMMIT. Guest speakers, panel lead discussions and quite few drifting conversations allowed the group touch base on a range of topics from the growth and development of SUP, youth involvement, water access, government regulation, safety, and the Olympics.

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SUP Against Depression, The Journey Continues

Southern California Lifestyle SUP Athlete, Will Schmidt, has teamed up with Infinity SUP for his latest ocean challenge which is being called, "Stand Up Paddle Against Depression: The Journey Continues!"  Find out where he's going and how long it will take...

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YOLO Board Offers Paddleboard Camp in Costa Rica

Enjoy Green Season at Vista Guapa Surf Camp’s YOLO SUP Experience Scheduled for October 19th to 25th.  The YOLO SUP Experience will make the most of the ample waves of Costa Rica’s Green Season while offering guests an authentic adventure in Jaco, Costa Rica. Photo by Mark Salvetti

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Outdoor Retailer Demo Shows Off SUP Boards & Gear

Yesterday was the Open Air Demo at the Outdoor Retailer summer market where more paddle boards than one can imagine were lined up along the beach for those in attendance to test and try at Pineview Resevoir in Utah. Click "Read More" to see more of the latest SUP gear!

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YOLO Board Adds SUP Yoga Pro Kathryn McCann

YOLO Board is excited to announce the addition of Kathryn McCann – a California-based SUP Yoga expert to the YOLO Board Elite Rider Team.  Photo by Shelly Swanger of Shelly Swanger Photography

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World Paddle For The Planet Features 24 HR Paddling

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World Paddle For The Planet is an eco-educational fundraiser festival that will be held at Carillon Beach in Panama City Beach, Florida.  Other people who are not in Panama City will join in from whereever they are.

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Slingshot SUP Gives Away Board Number Two

Yesterday the second winner was randomly drawn and AJ Rehn is now the owner of a new Slingshot SUP Crossbreed stand up paddleboard!··Congrats!··Will you win one of the remaining 4 boards in the Slingshot 6 board giveaway?

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Slingshot Gives Away 1st of 6 Stand Up Paddleboards

This past Monday the first winner was randomly drawn and Alysha Rogers was the first proud owner of a new Slingshot SUP Crossfire stand up paddleboard! ·Congratulations Alysha!  Will you win one of the remaining 5 boards in the Slingshot 6 board giveaway?

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YOLO Hosts Special Olympics SUP Coaches Training

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On Saturday, July 13, 2013 Special Olympics Florida will be offering a stand up paddleboard coaches training school at YOLO Board + Beach in Miramar Beach, Florida. Click Read More for details!

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Suplove Co-Founder Will SupExplore Two Oceans

New Zealand born Suplove Co-Founder and 2013 NZ SUP Champion, Stuart Murray, will be embarking on a Two Oceans stand up paddle expedition on Friday April 12, 2013.  This wil be the first adventure of SupExplore!

Slingshot Is Giving Away 6 Boards in 6 Weeks

Did you hear that Slingshot Sports began one of the biggest giveaways the stand up paddle world has ever seen with the 2013 "Six Boards in Six Weeks" giveaway? #SlingshotWin13

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Benoit Carpentier Signs with Starboard

Starboard is pleased to announce that Benoit Carpentier (Benoit CarpentierDOB: 15/02/1996) of Brest, France will join the 2013 International SUP Dream Team.  Photo Credit: John Carter

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Schmidt to Stand Up Paddle Against Depression

Schmidt is a former Marine and was a stinger missile gunner who fought in Afghanistan and Kosovo. So why is he paddling the approximate 40 miles solo (with an escort crew close by) from Catalina to Dana Point, California?

YOLO Board’s Mileage Builder Series Returns

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YOLO Board invites all area standup paddling enthusiasts to test their skills and learn from some of the SUP Industry’s finest at the 3rd Annual YOLO Board Mileage Builder Series at the Baytowne Marina in the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

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Ion Downwind Xperience Still Waiting for Start

On Thursday March 14th, there was strong wind and great swell outside Six Fours’ bay. The race could have been launched but the organization prefered to focus on safety as temperatures were definitely very cold on this day.  Stay tuned...

Precision Paddleboards Announces Fleet Financing

Fort Lauderdale-based Precision Paddleboards, South Florida’s stand up paddle board specialty store, today announced the launch of Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Fleet Financing. Click "Read More" for details!

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The Ion Downwind Xperience Waiting Period in On

The Ion Downwind Xperience waiting period in on for 10 top riders - all downwind addicts - who are in the south of France waiting for the perfect time to launch in March 2013.  Click "Read More" to watch the teaser video!

Women Invited to Join Stand Up World Tour in 2013

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2013 looks to be even more exciting as the Waterman League is introducing a Women's World Championship Tour for SUP surfing that will run alongside the men's in Hawaii, Brazil, California and France.

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Surftech Appoints Sammy Nigh Director of Sales

Surftech is proud to welcome Sammy Nigh as the new Director of North American Sales.  He will be working with his sales team to provide top notch service and support to Surftech dealers while working with Surftech marketing on the development of high quality POP and sales programs.

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Danny Ching Clinic at Surf Expo with FCS SUP

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There will be fun activities specific to the SUP world this January 10th - 12th at Surf Expo in Orlando, Florida. ·One such event includes a chance to meet and learn from Battle of the Paddle Champion Danny Ching at the FCS SUP booth.

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YOLO Board San Diego Anniversary and Holiday Sale

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YOLO is celebrating the one year anniversary of opening its San Diego location and the Holiday Season by offering incredible SUP Board specials! ·The sale begins now and ends January 1, 2013.

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Will Dillon Lake & SUP Live Happily Ever After?

Stand up Paddle seems tailor made for a town like Dillon, Colorado.  All you have to do is look at the photos on their town website to know that you have found somewhere special to SUP.  However, can the town leadership of Dillon and the growing stand up paddle community come together to find a solution to all of their needs?

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Troutman & Jackson Bring Top Kayak Talent to SUP

Nick Troutman, a former World Freestyle Champion, and Dane Jackson, a freestyle kayak wunderkind, continue to showcase how stand up paddle boarding offers incredible cross-training benefits even for world-class athletes in other sports. 

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Boardworks Inflatable SUP Tour Schedule

The Colorado SUP season is upon us starting this weekend in Buena Vista with PaddleFest. CKS is hosting a weekend celebration to promote the beginning of the summer paddling season May 25-27th. 

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Pau Hana Crossfit Wins Gear of Year Award

Just yesterday news stands were hit with the latest Outside spring/summer Buyer’s Guide by Outside Magazine. This year there is extra awesome news for stand up paddlers world wide and especially for SUP board manufacturer Pau Hana Surf Supply.

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Boardworks Inland Demo Tour Stops in Alabama

Now that winter is long gone in the southeast, the Boardworks whitewater Tour is under way. The first competition/festival along the way is always fun because you get to shake off all of the winter blues and get back into the swing of things and this year started with a bang. With the introduction of the Boardworks Tour this year, there was a ton of excitement in the air as we arrived in Alabama.

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US Coast Guard Bans SUP After Tragedic Death

The US Coast Guard issued a special and immediate rulling banning stand up paddle boarding across the United States after a tragic casualty in river rapids and a mounting number of deaths from the sport.

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West Coast Paddle Sports Grand Opening!

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One of the most legendary retailers in the history of stand up paddle boarding, San Diego local Bob Long, is about to officially open the doors of his new and all exclusive SUP Shop, just a short distance away from Mission Bay, Pacific Beach, La Jolla, and a bunch other popular SUP destinations.

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Turtle Bay to Host SUP Clinic with Lenny and Kalama

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The 2-day clinic will be held days before the Sunset Beach SUP World Tour Event, offering an unique opportunity to learn from some of the world’s best watermen while being able to watch them perform a few days later in a world class event.

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Boardworks Raven Wins Men's Journal Gear of the Year Award

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The stand up paddle board industry had one big victory by having a stand up paddle board included in this Year's Men's Journal Best Gear of the Year List. And Boardworks, the company whose board was selected, has all the more to celebrate. See the whole list and which board was selected for that premium spot.

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Clay Feeter Interviewed on the SUP Radio Show

Leslie Kolovich interviews Clay Feeter, publisher of the Standup Journal, on the SUP Radio show. Listen in as Clay talks about the latest issue of the Standup Journal and other highlights.

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New Stand Up Paddle Gear at Surf Expo

Steve Sjuggerud, Associate Publisher of the Stand Up Journal, stops by last week's Surf Expo to check out the new gear on offer from the stand up paddle industry.

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Stand Up Paddler Pays Tribute to 9/11 Firefighters

Firefighter Beau Whitehead and stand up paddleboard shaper Tom Swetish have teamed up to design and create the “Project 343”. The board, itself a tribute to the fallen firefighters on 9/11, will be raced by Whitehead this weekend at Round the Rock in Seattle.

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Should Stand Up Paddle Drafting Be Allowed?

Drafting has become an integral part of sports such as cycling and stock car racing. With the emergence of stand up paddle racing, drafting has become a controversial topic with arguments on both sides of the fence.

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Outdoor Retailer Kicks Off with Open Air Demo

The Outdoor Retailer 2011 Summer Market kicks off with the Open Air Demo, supported by over 150 brands including a strong showing of stand up paddle exhibitors such as Boardworks, Rusty, Rogue and many more.

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Boardworks Sponsors Whitewater SUP Event

Slater Trout and Nikki Gregg win the Boardworks sponsored H2O Overdrive Weber River SUP cross, the first whitewater Stand Up Paddle event of its kind in Utah, giving the name “Show Up and Blow Up” a whole new meaning.

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Surftech Names New Chief Executive Officer

Surftech, a leading innovator, designer and developer of the highest performing surf and stand-up paddle boards sold worldwide has announced that Huntley Dornan has been appointed as the company's new President and CEO.

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YOLO Board Mileage Builder Series

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YOLO Board LLC together with presenting sponsors Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and Sandestin Real Estate announce the dates of the 2011 YOLO Board Mileage Builder Series that will kick off on May 28th at Baytowne Marina in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

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Surf Expo to Host Early Sup Demo

Retailers will be able to meet with representatives, demo new boards, paddles and equipment at Surf Expo's Board Demo Day for Wake, Kite and SUP products exhibiting at the show.

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Top 10 Sup Shapers of the Year 2010

The top 10 stand up paddle board sup shapers of the year were selected via a purely democratic process, from the nomination of shapers to the final crowning of the top finishers.

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Tahoe SUP, Stand Up Paddle Board Company

Tahoe SUP has become known for both its pioneering efforts and distinctive product line. In a time when stand up paddle boarding was seen purely in terms of surfing, Tahoe SUP not only had the vision to identify the inland potential of the sport, but also to rollout a full product line specifically tailored for the touring market.

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World Kayak Champion Signs with LPC

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Jay Kincaid has been in the competitive paddle sports industry since he was 14. His achievements include the 2003 Freestyle Kayaking World Champion, 2005 Freestyle Kayaking World Bronze Medalist, 2002 Pre-Worlds Silver Medalist, and three time US National Kayak Champion.

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Boardworks Signs Ohana Paddle Board

Bob Reed and Russell Coble, co-founders of Ohana Paddle Board company announced today that they have selected Encinitas based Boardworks to manufacture and sell their new category of S.U.P. boards, worldwide.

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Tahoe SUP Signs O'Connor as Sales Rep

Tahoe SUP is proud to announce the addition of John O’Connor to their Sales Rep team. John is a longtime industry leader on the East Coast and will be covering the Florida and Carolina’s territory.

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Boardworks Announces New Online Store

“After launching a new website in the Fall of 2010, Boardworks is happy to announce the that our Online store is finally and officially open!” comments Boardworks’ Mike Fox.

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Industry Summit Gathers Record Numbers

When SUP Business set out to hold the second informal “roundtable meeting” for the stand up paddle industry, they expected some interest but nothing like the throngs of people that turned out for the SUP Business gathering at the Surf Expo.

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Stand Up Paddle Board Industry at Surf Expo

With the demise of the Action Sports Retail Expo (ASR), the Surf Expo has solidified itself even further as the winter gathering for the action sports industry, shifting the industry gathering heavily toward the east coast.

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Sunny Garcia with Suplove at Tradeshow

Suplove, a leading Stand Up Paddle lifestyle company, is excited to announce that ASP World Champion and 6 times Hawaiian Triple Crown winner, Sunny Garcia, will be attending Surf Expo to check out the SUP scene and sign autographs for fans.

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BIC Sport Welcomes New SUP Manager

Veteran waterman Jimmy Blakeney joins BIC Sport North America (BSNA). US National Champion kayaker and multi-sport waterman Jimmy Blakeney joins BSNA as Product & Marketing Manager for Paddlesports

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SUP Board Maker Branches Out.

Surftech, the worldwide leader in Surfboard and Stand Up Paddleboard manufacturing has once again broken new ground by being the first stand up paddle company to cross over.

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SUP's Saddened at Noosa Heads

One of Noosa’s stand up watermen credited with bringing a surfing revolution to Australia is set to paddle off into the sunset after his successful business was rejected.

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Slater Trout Partners with Audio Company

H2O Audio, the leader in high-performance, waterproof sport headphones and accessories, announced today a partnership with Professional Waterman and Stand Up Paddler.

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Yolo Board SUP Series Champions

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YOLO Board announced the 2010 YOLO Board Stand-Up Paddle Series Champions following the final race event held on Thursday, August 19th at the WaterColor BoatHouse in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.

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Morrelli & Melvin Signs with Boardworks

“We are really excited to have chance to collaborate with Morrelli and Melvin in this venture” says Boardworks owner Mike Fox. “There really is no one more respected in the yachting world for designing really, really fast racing hulls.”

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Laird Hamilton Launches New SUP Line

Design is performance inspired by passion. Surftech has assembled the world's best designers to produce the sport's best boards. Inspired by the passion that brings paddlers to the water every day, Surftech stand-up paddleboards are simple, sleek, and powerful enough to change the way we live.

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Sticky Bumps Enters SUP Market

Sticky Bumps, a surf company well-know for its wax and other board-related supplies, has entered the stand up paddle (sup) market with a host of products, including even board bags.

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Simon Anderson Expands Into SUP Market

Walking On Water are proud to introduce a range of stand up paddle boards by two of the world's leading surfboards shapers; Simon Anderson and Luke Short (LSD).

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Focus Surfboards Signs Sam Pa’e

Focus™ Surfboards & SUPs welcomes local Hawaiian SUP rider and expert, Sam Pa’e, to the Focus™ SUP Team Riders.   Recognized as a huge talent in SUP wave riding and sport outreach, Focus™ is thrilled to add Pa’e to their wave riding family.

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Boardworks on SUP TV Title Sponsorship

My Local Lineup Media is proud to announce that Boardworks Surf has become the title sponsor of Stand Up Paddle TV. After its launching on cable television, Stand Up Paddle TV, a product of My Local Lineup Media, witnessed an explosive growth in demand.

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SUP Surf Contest in Haifa, Israel

The Focus(tm) Backdoor Pro was held in Bat-Galim Haifa, Israel on Feb 27, 2010.  It was a great event with some fierce competitors who turned out to participate even in some stormy conditions and 3-4 ft waves.

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Blane Chambers Signs with Boardworks

Boardworks announced that Blane Chambers of Paddle Surf Hawaii has signed on to be the latest addition to the newly formed SUP division. “We are positioning ourselves to be the leader in the Stand Up Paddle industry," commented Mike Fox.

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Colin McPhillips New Team Member

Hobie is proud to announce the signing of 3 time World Longboard Champion Colin McPhillips as the newest addition to its team of premier surfers and watermen.

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