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SUP Tail Design Explained

Have you ever wondered why the tail of your paddle board is flat and square while the ones down the beach have rounded tails? There is a reason for the different tail shapes, and it’s not just cosmetic. A SUP’s tail shape is integrally tied to how the board is designed to perform. So if you’re shopping for a new paddle board, it is worth paying attention to the shape of the tail.

  • Published in Gear

Winter SUPing: How To Stay Warm In Frigid Temperatures

As winter settles rubber thickens and sessions tend to get shorter. After surfing for over 10 years on frigid water (literally frigid) Igor Goni has managed to basket some tricks here and there which have helped him extend his time in the water regardless the season. Here are some tips on how to stay warm while stand up paddling in frigid temperatures.

  • Published in Tips

Starboard Unveils New Tech & Lineup for 2018

Over in Bangkok at Starboard’s headquarters, there’s a lot of stuff going on behind the scenes. Prototypes that never make it out of the shaping room, experiments that would make you raise an eyebrow in disbelief, and of course, the testing.

  • Published in Gear

Nominations & Voting Now Open! | Supconnect Polls 2017

It’s that time of the year! With the Supconnect Awards wrapping up in September it's time to bring back the fan favorite, the Supconnect Polls -- the People's Choice Awards, where you, the consumers, the fans, 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, it’s as simple as that!

  • Published in News

Paddle Boarding Israel

I bet you never thought of Israel as a great destination for SUP, surf, windsurf and kite! You’ll be surprised to discover in this article the wide variety and unique conditions Israel has to offer.

  • Published in Travel

Shakira Westdorp & Iballa Moreno Surf the Canaries

Starboard dream teamers Shakira Westdorp and Iballa Moreno took a fun trip to Canary Islands where they met up with friends Stephane Etienne, Nicole Baronat and Pablo Valencia. Check out the edit from their trip!

  • Published in News

Women of SUP Stand Up for Equality

The women of stand up paddling are silent no longer. They are coming together and standing up for equality and bringing awareness to the issue of women and men being treated unequally in our sport.

  • Published in News

How To Do A Frontside Top Turn On Your Stand Up Paddle Board

As you progress and further develop your surfing skills on your stand up paddle board, one trick to add to your bag is definitely the frontside top turn. The frontside top turn is likely one of the most performed maneuvers on a wave. Here, SUP surfing expert Sean Poynter helps you get more familiar with the process of it.

  • Published in Tips

How To Stay Stoked In A Crowded Lineup

It’s true that today’s broad surfing community holds a varied and often questionable understanding of surfing etiquette. Add a few individuals with entitlement issues, a couple more with a lack of common courtesy and respect and we have a recipe for a potential bummer of a surf session. Here’s a few thoughts on how to stay stoked through the lineup.

  • Published in Opinion
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