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Man SUPs Entirety of Wisconsin River

Film producer and avid stand up paddler Jesse Hieb recently completed a solo, self-supported SUP journey down all 430 miles of the Wisconsin River. Why? He wanted to create a documentary that tells the story of the revitalization of the river through experiencing all 430 miles of it. We caught up with Jesse to ask about his trip and documentary. Check out our interview:

  • Published in Journeys

Second Stand Up Paddler Completes 3 Lakes Challenge, Solo & Unsupported

As a newcomer to stand up paddling Roger Chandler took quickly to a paddle board, likely due to his extensive background in sea kayaking. After only six or so months experience on a SUP Roger decided to challenge himself and take part in the 3 Lakes Challenge, as the second stand up paddler ever to do so. Here is his story...

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SUP Adventurer Paddles 1800km In Exploration Of The Amazon River

In September 2015, UK paddler Charlie Head departed the United Kingdom and headed to Peru, to the primary source of the Amazon River, a glacier that is 4000 meters up in the Andes Mountains. From there, he embarked on an eight week paddle along 1800km of the Amazon to Iquitos, taking in whitewater, equipment catastrophes and one of his trademark animal rescues. The journey was filmed as part of a documentary for Red Bull TV.

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Paddlers Set To Take On 240km Stand Up Paddle Challenge

An international team of four men and one woman (including two Algarvians) is paddling down the Spanish Border across Northern Portugal to Porto on stand up paddle boards. They will cross through the beautiful Douro Valley which has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status.

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Adventurers Stand Up Paddle Board Through The Heart Of Sweden In World First

On August 4th, Australian adventure athlete, Tarran Kent-Hume crossed the finish line in Stockholm with his team of 5 Stand Up Paddle Boarders. The adventure is a 700km paddle from Gothenburg to Stockholm via the Gota Canal and Baltic Sea. As well as being a world first it’s one of the toughest SUP events out there.

UK Woman Paddles 3 Lakes In 3 Days

After reconnecting with nature and finding a better balance in life, Sian Sykes wanted to challenge herself with a new adventure, and one that’s never been done before. Sian just recently completed the first SUP solo, unsupported mission of the UK's lakes..Sian took on three lakes, in three countries, in three days and paddled a total of 69km!

5 Stand Up Paddlers Trek 115 Miles Down The Potomac River

This May, a team of three Boardworks Ambassadors plus two friends in Washington D.C. launched a four-day, 115-mile trek down the tidal Potomac River to raise awareness of the river’s recreational potential and importance of environmentally-friendly use.

SUP-Supported Owyhee River Trip Gear List

Expedition paddler Paul Clark, a.k.a. the “duffel bag paddler boarder” just returned from a 150-mile expedition down the upper and middle sections of the Owyhee river. Here, Paul walks us through his trip and gives us a detailed list and description of the gear he took on this 150-mile, 9-day expedition. Take a look…

70 Stand Up Paddlers Set To Paddle The Guadiana River In One Day

In 2014 Nick Robinson paddled 32km down the Guadiana River and loved it so much, that he vowed to do it again. In 2015 he created the "Guadiana Challenge" and asked 12 stand up paddlers to come with. 18 willing paddlers clamored to join him. Now this year more than 70 paddlers from all over Portugal and Europe will paddle down alongside Nick from the picturesque Alentejan town of Mertola and onto the Algarve's jewel of the river, Alcoutim.

  • Published in News

Experience A Himalayan SUP Expedition With WSA

The Water Skills Academy are offering you the opportunity to be part of a unique and one off Stand Up Paddle Board adventure experience across the Himalayas. Visiting Nepal and Bhutan this one off adventure has access to parts of the planet rarely seen by western eyes, guided by some of the most experienced SUP guides and expedition leaders in the world.

Winter Whitewater SUP In Hood River, Oregon

On a sunny February day in northern Oregon, paddle boarders and kayakers meet on the Hood River. There is a camaraderie between river people. Water levels are up and the call for paddling the “backyard run” has been made. For many of these paddlers, this is a daily run. A short shuttle from the town of Hood River for 14 miles of continuous Class III+ whitewater hurdling down a forested canyon before its confluence with the Columbia River Gorge.

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Expedition Paddling Down The Desolate South Fork Flathead River

In the beginning of October 2015 Gabriel Gray along with Jackson Berger and Casey Shedd packed via horseback with all inflatable SUPs and began the journey of a lifetime. The trip was completely off grid, without any reception, full of crazy adventure, and a test of grit and endurance due to unexpected water levels. Here, Gabriel Gray recounts his Supconnect Polls winning Journey for his adventure down the South Fork Flathead River in Montana.

Exploring France By Paddle Board

Ever dream of going on a paddle boarding trip with four of your closest friends? Well that is exactly what this group of five Frenchmen did. SUPrise Paddle is the name of a group that consists of these five friends. They travel around and make short documentaries of their travels.

Explore The Green River With Beau Nixon

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

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Exploring The Stunning Sognefjord

Watch as Titus Kodzoman of SUPNorway and Sean White of WESUP explore the endless beauty of the Sognefjord. They saw sea-eagles and porpoise everyday, hundreds of perfect waterfalls, and a one-meter long salmon leaping along with many other exciting and beautiful joys that the Sognefjord has to offer.

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Paddle Boarders Complete 40 Mile Crossing Of Lake Geneva

Steeve Fleury and Robert Etienne went on a inspiring SUP expedition Saturday June 13th 2015. They crossed the line of the Bol d’Or with some 500 sailboats to make through an epic day on lake Léman, marked by many challenges. Read more about the expedition here.

Okavango SUP Expedition

Escape + Explore is a Safari to make a difference. Chris Bertish (Mavericks Champion/SUP World Record holder & Inspirational Speaker) leads a team of Intrepid Explorers as the first team to navigate the wild and rugged area NG32 of the Botswana, Okavango Delta, an area never explored by Stand up paddle board before.

Buffalo National River SUP Expedition

SUP Explorer and Boardworks ambassador Gabriel Gray just got back from an incredible stand up paddle boarding expedition to raise awareness for his cause Fight to SOAR, which was established to create awareness for our waterways. Gabriel took a trip down the nearly 150 miles long Buffalo National River in Arkansas.

Bart de Zwart Explores Turkey During World SUP Excursion

Starboard SUP ambassador and SUP Extraoidenaire, Bart de Zwart, lands in Istanbul, Turkey on the second to last stop on his World SUP Excursion. While in Turkey, Bart discovers minarets, ships and Turkish delight. Read more from his blog below.

Bart de Zwart Visits Ethiopia On His World SUP Excursion

Starboard SUP ambassador Bart de Zwart recently set off on an incredible adventure around the world, what he calls 'The Ultimate Crossing.' During this excursion, Bart seeks to explore unseen places one normally wouldn't see or hear of, and he is exploring all of these places while on his SUP. His most recent stop took him to Ethiopia.

Bart de Zwart Hits Nepal During World SUP Excursion

After exploring the isolated island of Yap in Micronesia, SUP explorer Bart de Zwart heads to Nepal to continue his journey. During his stay in Kathmandu, Nepal, Bart experiences first-hand the recent earthquake that was devastating to the country. Read about his time in Nepal here:

The Ultimate Crossing: Bart De Zwart's World SUP Excursion

Expedition, big wave, and long distance paddler Bart de Zwart has set off on a world-wide SUP excursion where he intends to visit the corners of the world to explore unseen places one normally wouldn't see or hear of, and he is exploring all of these places while on his SUP. As a part of the Starboard SUP Dream Team, Bart has had the chance to travel the world and experience many different cultures and places so this adventure will be one to add to the books.

Fight to SOAR, Apalachicola River Expedition

Gabriel Gray, and expedition paddle boarder, took an expedition trip with Boardworks teammate Jessica Cichra and professional photographer, Desiree Gardner, on their stand up paddle boards down the Apalachicola River to help raise awareness for our Nation's rivers.

  • Published in Journeys

Beau Nixon SUP Hunter River Paddle

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

  • Published in News

Lake Powell Expedition On A Standup Paddleboard

On September 6th, Mike Tavares and Zack Hughes, Co-Owner and Master Shaper of Badfish SUP, launched on Lake Powell into what would be an unforgettable self-support journey across an iconic American landscape.

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Beau Nixon Explores The Clarence River

Beau Nixon has been doing SUP adventures throughout Australia and he has put together some amazing how-to videos of his adventure. On his most recent venture, Beau takes us down the Clarence River.

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SUP Film Entered Into London Film Fest Needs Your Help

The Source2Sea team have had their epic short film entered as the only SUP entry for the London Surf Film Festival and really need the help of the SUP community. They want to share their short film, spread the paddleboard message and maybe even win the festival.

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Night SUP Surfing

Supconnect community assistant, Alex Mauer, goes night surfing with Nocqua Lights - check it out.

  • Published in News

Amazing Lake Tahoe SUP Video

Lake Tahoe is a magical place that gets under your skin. Once you've been there, you'll go back - or spend your life thinking about it. While photos can't fully do it justice, this incredibly filmed and edited video by goadrift.com comes pretty close.

  • Published in News

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.

Watch 'Big Muddy Moose' Trailer

Watch the trailer and read more about Scott Mestrezat's documentary 'Big Muddy Moose', which chronicles his SUP journey down the Missouri, from Montana to St. Louis.

Scott Mestrezat Currently Paddling the Entire Missouri

Recently a young and ambitious 27 year old by the name of Scott Mestrezat decided to take on an extremely new and somewhat crazy adventure!··He decided to journey along the entire 2,400 miles of the Missouri River on his stand up paddleboard he built himself.

Timson to Paddle 101 Mile Non-Stop Solo SUP

Spencer Timson will travel 101 miles on a non-stop, solo, stand up paddle trip from the Isle of Mull on the West Coast of Scotland up through the Caledonian Canal to the Moray Firth on the East Coast of Scotland. Find out why...

"Inspired to Ride: La Ruta Maya" Movie Trailer Release

One man attempting to travel 179 miles, in four days, on a stand up paddle board, alone, equals an absolutely incredible story!  But why do this, and what was the motivation?  Find out more by catching a glimpse of the newly released movie trailer "Inspired To Ride: La Ruta Maya" featuring extreme SUPer Shane Perrin.

Shane Perrin Paddles 170-mile Ancient Mayan Route

Shane Perrin, who was on dialysis just a short while ago, has undertaken one of the most remarkable stand up paddle journeys in the books to date. He paddled 170 miles along an Ancient Mayan Route, from the heart of Belize to the waters of the Caribbean Sea.

Paddling for Life in the Ganges River, India

A few months ago, Terry Plunkett, an avid stand up paddler from Southern California, was standing in the parking lot at the San Onofre State Beach Park in San Diego with an unmistakable awe-struck expression, just a few minutes after talking to Michele Baldwin. Here is what Plunkett heard.

  • Published in Journeys

US Army Veteran Paddles Cape Fear River

Former US Army Special Operations Command member Mark Gellert completes 202-mile, solo paddle down North Carolina's Cape Fear River in support of the Stand by the Wounded organization.

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Stand Up Paddle Expedition with Dave Cornthwaite

Dave Cornthwaite takes a much-needed break to talk about his journey so far and what it means to stand up paddle every day on one the world's most iconic rivers, the Mississippi. Read about his daily routine and his record-setting day of 77.2 miles.

Alex Linnell - First to Stand Up Paddle the Mississippi

After paddling for 70 days, from Lake Itasca in Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico, Alex Linnell has become the first person to stand up paddle the entire length of the Mississippi River. Let that sink in for a second then read on for an interview with Alex and his family.

Alex Linnell Breaks SUP Distance Record

Alex Linnell is breaking records and taking names. On July 29th he logged mile 1,809, making his SUP journey the longest yet. Read more and support Alex as he makes his way to the Gulf.

Alex Linnell SUP-PORTING the Mississippi

One SUP, one paddle, one Mississippi River, one mission to be the first. Alex Linnell is enroute to the Gulf of Mexico and to setting the SUP distance record. Follow him as he paddles down the iconic, beautiful and sometimes-dangerous Mississippi River.

Mississippi SUP Expedition - UPDATE

Dave Cornthwaite checks in with SUP Connect and while taking a much needed break from his daily paddle, he sits down to answer some questions about his journey.

Mississippi SUP Expedition 2011

The word adventure is thrown around a lot. Most of the time it is an overstatement but sometimes, as in Dave Cornthwaite’s case, it is perhaps the most appropriate word to use.

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