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Cystic Fibrosis Kids Hit the Water With The Ultimate Watermen

Athletes will put preparation for the start of The Ultimate Waterman briefly on hold on Friday, March 31st, as they team up with Cystic Fibrosis New Zealand, the Mauli Ola Foundation from Hawaii, and the Southland Boardriders Club to offer a unique experience for children living with CF.

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SIC Maui Releases New Performance Surf Board Models for 2017

SIC Maui announces the release of their new recreational surf / cruisers in its Agent, Feelgood models. For the surfer looking for higher performance, this call has been answered in the Triton and Venus Surf Series boards. These sure to be classics are the latest additions to the SIC Maui paddleboard lineup.

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

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

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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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Australian Surf Ironman Joins The Ultimate Waterman

At just 24, Jackson Maynard has overcome more than most people have to deal with in a lifetime. The Australian has battled back from three life-threatening health issues to forge a career as a surf ironman, and is now about to take on perhaps his greatest test in the water.

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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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NZ SUP Nationals 2017 To Showcase World Class Talent

Come and join the Kiwis 11-12 March 2017 for the NZ SUP Nationals, New Zealand's premier SUP event, featuring a two-day festival of Stand Up Paddle board racing that brings together paddlers from all over the country and the world.

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

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

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Mexican Big Wave Star to Tackle The Ultimate Waterman

Carlos ‘Coco’ Nogales is used to being challenged on a grand scale, but Mexico’s big wave surfing ace is expecting his first visit to New Zealand to provide as tough a test as any he’s faced in the water.

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Competition Heats Up At Sunset Beach Pro 2017

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

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APP World Tour At Sunset Beach Kicks Off In Perfect Waves

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

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The Man Pushing Professional Paddle Boarding

Tristan Boxford is a man on a mission. The Hawaiian-based CEO, formerly a professional windsurfer, is now focused on growing paddle boarding worldwide through his exciting new enterprise – the Association of Paddlesurf Professionals (APP).

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Who Will Be The Ultimate Waterman In 2017?

Eight of the world’s best will return to New Zealand in April to compete for the coveted title of The Ultimate Waterman. Now into its third year, this unique event will push the athletes to the brink as they travel and compete in some of the most challenging, yet spectacular conditions in New Zealand.

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APP World Tour Breakdown - What To Know

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

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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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APP World Tour Announces Athletes for 2017

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

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International Ocean Championships for Seniors Coming To California

The International Ocean Championships for Seniors (IOCS) is an annual competition for senior watermen and waterwomen from around the world: surfers, paddlers, swimmers and runners who have dedicated their lives to living in harmony with the ocean and its waves, uniting in a fraternal bond of competition, camaraderie and friendship.

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SUP World Tour/Series Officially Rebrands

The newly-formed Association of Paddlesurf Professionals (APP), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Waterman League Group, announces a rebranding of the Stand Up World Series (Racing) and Stand Up World Tour (Surfing), to align under a new single banner, the APP World Tour.

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Pipeline SUP Invitational Returns In January

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

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Biggest SUP News In 2016

2016 was a whirlwind year yet again and here at Supconnect we’ve reporting on everything from top SUP events to shark attacks and even journeys across the Atlantic Ocean. Now at the end of 2016, we take a look back at our most read news stories from the year. Take a look:

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Top SUP Moments In 2016

What was your favorite moment from 2016? Was it seeing your favorite athlete win a major event? Was it seeing barriers being broken and limits being pushed? Or, was it all the SUP foiling? Whichever moment you choose as your favorite there is no denying that 2016 was a very eventful year in stand up paddling. Here, we list our picks for the 10 biggest moments (good or bad) in 2016.

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Australia Reclaims Gold At Fiji ISA

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

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Medals Awarded At Pumping Cloudbreak

Fiji’s premiere wave, Cloudbreak, woke up from a slumber and greeted the world’s best SUP surfers with a massive swell on the penultimate day of the 2016 Fiji ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship.

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SUP Surfing Kicks Off At Fiji ISA

Over the weekend the world’s best men and women stand up paddle (SUP) surfers took to the water and showcased their talent at the famous wave of Cloudbreak, a shallow and powerful reef located in the open ocean off the Fijian island of Viti Levu.

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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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10 Things To Know About Fiji ISA

The 2016 Fiji ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship is set to take place from November 12-20 in the pristine waters of Fiji, gathering the best SUP and Paddleboard athletes in the world. Here are the ten things you need to know about upcoming competition:

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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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SUP, Surf & Sibling Rivalries At The 2016 Tofino SUP Championships

The mini-grom beat the grom as sibling rivalry returned to the 3rd annual Tofino Paddle & Surf Championships, October 21 to 23. A 13-year-old Finn Spencer beat out his 15-year-old older brother Jeffery to win the men's Pro Stand Up Paddle surf division, claiming the national title. And for the first time, prize money - $200.

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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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Casper Steinfath On SUP Surfing In Denmark

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

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RedBull Heavy Water 2016 - Behind The Scenes Safety Prep

The RedBull Heavy Water event is not going to be for the faint of heart and only the best stand up paddle racers in the world were invited due to the hazardous conditions. The folks at the Waterman League who are helping to put on this event met up with a few key people from these departments to hear more about just what the riders will face and what they are doing to be ready. Check it out.

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Red Bull TV Releases The Ultimate Waterman 2016 TV Series

International surf event, The Ultimate Waterman, will be beaming into millions of homes around the globe on Red Bull TV from today. Filmed in New Zealand, the three-part series captures the grueling nine-day, multi-discipline competition, which seeks to find The Ultimate Waterman (TUW) from among some of the world’s finest athletes.

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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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2016 Red Bull Heavy Water Holding Period Now Open

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

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Official Promo Video For 2016 Fiji ISA World SUP Championships Released

In just a couple months time the ISA (International Surfing Association) will gather the world’s best SUP and Paddleboard athletes in Fiji from November 12-20 for the 2016 Fiji ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship! Watch here as the first official promo video for the 2016 event in Fiji has been released!

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Pau Hana SUP Releases Video Series From Adventure To Hawaii

Boarding Pass Excursion is a micro travel series designed to deliver stoke in 60 second bite sized pieces. The series follows Pau Hana Surf Supply founder, Todd Caranto, as he explores new places around the world to paddle and discovers the local Stand Up Paddle Boarding culture through: SUP yoga, SUP fishing, SUP surfing, and SUP Touring, always ready for a cold beer and fresh local grinds. Check out the video series below.

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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12-Year-Old Finn Spencer Rips At SUP Surfing

He may only be 12-years-old but Maui’s Finn Spencer is already shredding up a storm in the lineups around Maui. Finn just released a new edit of his recent stand up paddle (SUP) surfing adventures this summer and he’s surfing so well! He’s even picked up on the hydrofoil craze! Check out the video above and watch Finn in action.

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The Benefit Of Training Indoors

Between wind, weather, chop, swell, no babysitter, working too many hours and missing daylight, and a plethora of other reasons, sometimes the day just doesn’t allow for getting on the water. So, while we can accept the fact that indoor SUP training definitely is not as stress-relieving and euphoric as actually being on the water, it does have quite a few benefits. And when done appropriately, can be affordable AND highly effective.

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Connor Baxter Attacked By Shark While SUP Foiling

While on a Maliko downwind run off the coast of Maui, Hawaii with friends Zane Schweitzer and Alex Aguera, Connor Baxter found himself in a very scary situation. While on his Starboard SUP foil, Connor Baxter was attacked from behind by a 10 foot tiger shark.

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Starboard Introduces "Pocket Of Plastic" Challenge

As stand up paddle boarders it is our duty to do our part to keep the oceans and waterways that we play in clean. With that in mind, the folks at Starboard are starting the “Pocket of Plastic” challenge with the goal for everyone to pick up trash when out on the water.

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A Closer Look: Amundson SUP

John Amundson of Amundson SUP is a third generation waterman whose love for the ocean runs deep. At just 15-years-old John learned to shape as a hobby and from there it turned into something much bigger: Amundson Hawaii. Learn all about John Amundson, Amundson Hawaii and how he got into stand up paddling in the video here.

Caio Vaz Takes On Indo

Stand Up World Tour World Champion and SIC Maui athlete Caio Vaz just returned home from a mental trip to Indo where he scored perfect waves in relatively uncrowded lineups. He was able to SUP surf at some of Indo’s most playful waves including Macaronis, Lakey Peak, Periscopes and more! Check out the newly released edit from Caio in the video above.

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Top Must Do SUP Downwinders

As we sit in the heat of downwind season we've decided to compile a list of the top must-do downwinders around the world. We teamed up with the crew at SIC Maui who've built some of the best downwind boards on the market, so they know a thing-or-two about a good downwind run when they see it.

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Uncut With Ian Cairns

If you have any inkling of interest towards stand up paddling, someone who has never done it, someone who does it often, or even the best in the world.. You need to watch this. Ian Cairns goes through it all in this uncut interview.

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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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Summer SUP Fun On A Longboard Shape

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

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Nicole Pacelli SUP Surfing The World

Nicole Pacelli is one of the top female SUP surfers in the world, even having clinched a world title on the Stand Up World Tour in 2013. Since then Nicole has been traveling the globe getting to surf some of the best waves on the planet. Nicole's last year around the world she traveled to Mexico, Hawaii and beyond SUP surfing at every stop on the way. Here is a video edit from her globe trotting.

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Spencer Brothers Experiment With SUP Foiling

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

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Starboard Introduces Line Of Go Foil SUPs

Go Foils are the latest and greatest trend on the water right now with stand up paddling and although it’s not the first time we’ve seen hydrofoiling mixed with stand up paddling, it’s now starting to blow up. The production team over at Starboard SUP has been working on incorporating the Go Foils into their product line and they’ve just started taking pre-orders for their surf and race boards.

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Todd Caranto Catches A Fish While SUP Surfing

Now this is something you don’t see everyday! While on a recent trip to Hawaii, SUP shaper Todd Caranto caught a bluefin trevally fish while simultaneously surfing on a Pau Hana Big EZ Angler stand up paddle board on Oahu's North Shore. After getting rolled in a wave, he recovers control to reel in the prize.

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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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Kai Bates SUP Surfs Perfect Indo

Kai Bates and Forrest Ladkin just released a brand new clip from Indo! Another adventure of the two with a torturous flat spell and many rained in days, but great nature and swells. Tropical paradise, pumping waves, warm water, good food, and a great bunch of people. Hope you enjoy the great waves and good times!

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Go On Your Dream SUP Expedition With Help From The Hobkey Adventure Grant

Hobkey Adventure Grant wants to fund your dream SUP Expedition! Hobkey Adventure Grant was set up to support paddlers to go out and do something they’ve always wanted. Not just hard core expeditioners, but any kind of memorable trips. It’s open for beginners and for more seasoned kayakers, canoeists and paddle boarders. Learn more and apply!

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8 Things Zane Schweitzer Can’t SUP Without

We all love to stand up paddle (SUP), but what are the items that you just can’t SUP without? Could it be your iPod for listening to tunes? Could it be your favorite pair of sunglasses? Or could it be those pair of trunks or bikini that you love more than anything? Here, Starboard SUP Dream Team athlete Zane Schweitzer lists his eight things that he can’t SUP without.

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SupFiesta Announces 2016 Jr. Pro Invitees

The 4th Annual Quickblade Jr Pro & Youth SupFiesta presented by Infinity SUP announces the list of invitees for the Junior Pro division. Top sup athletes from around the world will battle through highly competitive heats until a champion is awarded the coveted, “El Sombrero.”

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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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Jess Leedy Gets Extreme In New SUP Surfing Edit

Infinity and Werner Paddles team rider Jess Leedy goes completely insane somewhere in Central California pushing the limits of SUP surfing. In this seven-minute edit watch Jess take off on waves of consequence and get some epic barrels. There’s also some pretty good wipeouts in there too so have a watch and enjoy the talent of Jess Leedy.

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4th Annual Jr Pro & Youth SupFiesta Introduces New Format & International Field

Get ready for the 4th Annual Quickblade Jr Pro & Youth SupFiesta presented by Infinity SUP. In its fourth year, the 2016 SUP Fiesta has outgrown a one-day event and the new format this year will allow competitors to focus on one discipline each day. With the events starting in the afternoon, there is plenty of time for athletes, spectators, and sponsors to attend the Standup for the Cure event in the morning, then make the short drive across the bay to the Newport Aquatic Center.

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Nicole Pacelli Charges Peahi On A SUP

We’ve known for awhile that Brazilian stand up paddle surfer Nicole Pacelli loved to charge big waves and recently she took it up a notch by heading to Peahi, a.k.a Jaws, on an early spring swell and paddling out on her SUP.

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Why We Stand Up Paddle (SUP)

Why do you stand up paddle (SUP)? Is it because it allows you to enjoy nature? Because you love the water? Because it’s fun? All of the above? Here, a few of the BIC SUP team ambassadors Connor Bonham, Matt Hite, Casi Rynkowski and Jimmy Blakeney explain why they SUP and share their motivations and passions for SUP Surfing.

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Meet Tapashi Devchoudhury, India’s Only Female Stand Up Paddle Surfer

As India’s only female stand up paddle (SUP) surfer, Tapashi Devchoudhury is pushing boundaries and opening doors for the sport of stand up paddling. In a country with over 1.2 billion people, being India’s only SUP surfer is quite the accomplishment and is something to be proud of. To share her love for the sport of SUP with her countrymen and women, Tapashi, with her husband, has opened up Water Walk India, the only surf school in India to teach stand up paddling.

Meet Northern California’s Rising SUP Star, Haakon Hoyer-Nielsen

Hailing from El Cerrito, California, Haakon Hoyer-Nielsen is rising the ranks in the stand up paddle (SUP) world in both SUP surfing and racing having become a podium regular in practically every event he attends. Haakon trains in the San Francisco Bay, has already finished his first Molokai 2 Oahu race, is a puppy raiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind, works year round as a lifeguard and consistently makes high honors as a sophomore at Saint Mary's College High School. Get to know this rising SUP star here:

Bouyer Brothers SUP Tandem Surfing In France

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

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Paddle Boarder Collides With Jumping Shark

At Corners, Carlin Park, in Jupiter Beach, Florida paddle boarder Maximo Trinidad had quite the run in during his lunch break. While SUP surfing, out of nowhere a jumping shark collided with Maximo and knocks him off his board, scaring the living daylights out of him!

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Kai Bates SUP Surfs Tidal Bore In Papua New Guinea

Australian stand up paddler Kai Bates recently went on an amazing trip to Papua New Guinea to take a chance at riding the tidal bore that frequents the river Digul in West Papua New Guinea. After a two-day plane trip, eight hour car rides and long boat journeys Kai made it to the river and had a blast. Watch the video from his trip here.

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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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Meet 14-Year-Old Puerto Rican SUP Champion, Dave De Armas

At only 14 years of age, Dave de Armas has a lot to be proud of. Not only is Dave an excellent student but he is bilingual and a world traveler. Oh, and did we mention a two-time National SUP Surf and Race champion in his home country of Puerto Rico? Dave has also been honored with a nomination by the FSPR (Surfing Federation of Puerto Rico) to represent Puerto Rico as a SUP Surf and Race Athlete to compete in the ISA SUP Worlds in Fiji in November, 2016. With aspirations to be SUP World Champ and to have a career as a chiropractor, this kid has a big and bright future.

The Unstoppable Jonas: An Inspirational Documentary

Earlier this year we introduced you to an incredible man from Brazil, Jonas Letieri. Jonas holds one of the most inspirational stories of overcoming obstacles and tragedies that are thrown at you in life and overcoming these obstacles against all odds. This short film from Quickblades about Jonas Letieri and his inspirational story is a must watch.

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Paddle Boarding The Tidal Bore In Turnagain Arm, Alaska

An hour south of Anchorage Alaska is a fjord called Turnagain Arm. At this place of exceptional beauty the incoming tide collides with water draining out of the fjord and creates a tidal bore. The video shows three standup paddle-boarders cruising up the fjord.

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Master Of The Ocean 2016 Video Highlights

The Master of the Ocean 2016 was an excellent week long event with incredible conditions allowing for the insanely talented men and women entered in the event to show off their diverse skill sets in the different water sports of surfing, SUP surfing, kite surfing and windsurfing in the beautiful destination of Cabarete, Dominican Republic. Here, video highlights of the event are showcased by the talented crew at AP Visuals.

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Action-Packed Trailer Released For The Progression Project

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

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Sean Poynter & Ian Cairns Hosting Ultimate SUP Surf Retreat

If you’re looking to step up your game in SUP surfing and you want to get away for a bit the SUP-Surf Retreat in Punta Mita, Mexico is exactly what you need. Hosted by SUP Pro Sean Pointer and surfing legend Ian Cairns, the retreat is based around a SUP surfing coaching and learning experience that mixes in a 5-star luxurious vacation experience.

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30th Annual Santa Cruz Paddlefest Highlight Video

The 30th annual Santa Cruz Paddlefest was one for the books. The weather was perfect, waves consistent, and company incredible. Big thanks to Matt Hoff for all his hard work organizing and all the athletes who absolutely tore it up! The Werner Paddles team showed up in full force and paddled their hearts out at this year’s event. Werner released a nice recap of the event.

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Hawaiian Zane Schweitzer Is Named The Ultimate Waterman 2016

22-year-old Zane Schweitzer has been crowned the 2016 Ultimate Waterman. Schweitzer, a late call up for 2016, was the most consistent surfer of the multi discipline event winning three of the seven disciplines contested. Today Schweitzer placed third in the 16km Stand Up Paddleboard Race which was enough to clinch the title over runner up Danny Ching (USA).

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Schweitzer Snatches Third Win And Overall Lead At The Ultimate Waterman 2016

Hawaiian athlete Zane Schweitzer has claimed his third discipline of the 2016 Ultimate Waterman in a thrilling head-to-head duel with defending champion Daniel Kereopa of New Zealand. The longboard discipline was held at Piha Beach, Auckland today in clean waves of less than 1.0m. Meanwhile, Danny Ching wins the Underwater Sprint and swim discipline pushing him into second.

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Fiji Confirmed To Host 2016 ISA World SUP Championships In November

The International Surfing Association (ISA) has confirmed today that the 2016 ISA World Stand Up Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard Championships will be hosted in Fiji – the first time that an ISA event will be held in the Pacific island chain, further highlighting the global growth and expansion of SUP Surfing and Racing.

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Back To Back Wins For Hawaii’s Zane Schweitzer At The Ultimate Waterman 2016

Hawaiian surfer Zane Schweitzer has stung his Ultimate Waterman opponents with back-to-back wins, this time in the Standup Paddleboard Surfing discipline held in Southland today (Wednesday 16th March). Schweitzer remains in fourth place overall but still has his all-important double whammy discipline of Longboard to go.

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Santa Cruz Paddlefest 2016 Attracts Big Names And Epic Forecast

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

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Ultimate Watermen and Mauli Ola Give Kiwi Kids A Water Blast

Smiles, surf and sun were prescribed to kiwi kids with Cystic Fibrosis today as The Ultimate Waterman kicked off its official events at Orewa Beach, Auckland. All eight international watermen who are here to compete in the multi-discipline surf competition took part in the one-on-one sessions with the kids aged between five and sixteen years old.

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Getting To Know SUP Up & Comer And Aspiring Surgeon Max Fleming

One SUP up and comer who stands out is 17-year-old Max Fleming from Dana Point, California. What makes Max so special? Not only is he an excellent SUP surfer and SUP racer, but Max is setting his sights high as he has ambitions to become an orthopedic surgeon and he’s already well on his way to making this dream a reality. We caught up with Max to chat about his ambitions, how he first discovered SUP and where he sees the sport in 5 years.

Registration Open For 4th Annual Quickblade Jr Pro & Youth SupFiesta

Performance Paddling is excited to announce the 4th Annual Quickblade Jr Pro & Youth SupFiesta presented by Infinity on May 7 - 8, 2016.  Once again the top youth sup athletes in the world will congregate for the largest youth only sup event in the world. This unique event is comprised of three components, a Junior Pro Invitational Sup Surfing competition, Age Group SUP Surfing contest (7 divisions), and an Age Group SUP Race (7 divisions).

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Zane Schweitzer Three Peats At 2016 Master Of The Ocean

After a weeklong event here in Cabarete, Dominican Republic it is Hawaiian Zane Schweitzer who has just won the 2016 Master of the Ocean for the third consecutive year. Zane was on a tear all week and performed well across all four disciplines (SUP, Kite, Surf, Windsurf) earning him the title of Master of the Ocean for the third year in a row.

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Quarterfinals Go Off On Day 2 At 2016 Master Of The Ocean

Day two of the 2016 Master of the Ocean welcomed competitors with light winds and sunny, clear skies. With the swell having dropped overnight to shoulder high surf, there were still plenty of waves on tap for the athletes to have some fun on.

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The Dominican Republic Provides A Perfect Start To 2016 Master Of The Ocean

After an insanely fun welcoming party with great food, company and live music, a beautiful morning greeted competitors and spectators on the first day of competition at the 2016 master of the ocean. With a solid swell providing overhead surf in the water the competitors were eager to get wet and get the competition started.

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

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

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Izzi Gomez Wins 2016 Turtle Bay Pro In An Action Packed Final

Congratulations to the 2x Stand Up World Tour Women’s World Champion, miss Izzi Gomez on winning the Stand Up World Tour season opener at the Turtle Bay Pro on the North Shore of Oahu. Izzi battled it out with fellow Starboard SUP teammate Fiona Wylde in an action packed final after a busy day of competition.

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Day 1 At 2016 Turtle Bay Pro Filled With Electrifying Performances And Epic Conditions

On Day 1 of the 2016 Turtle Bay Pro, the World's best women stepped up in clean overhead surf and beautiful conditions proved the star of today's action at the Opening Day of the Turtle Bay Pro and 2016 Stand Up World Tour. With a truly international field in attendance ranging from Australia, Japan and South Africa, to France, the Canary Islands, Brazil and of course the USA and Hawaii, Turtle Bay proved the consummate host with its completely unique and unparalleled amphitheater.

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2016 Stand Up World Tour Season Opener Only Days Away

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

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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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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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Mo Freitas Wins 2016 Da Hui Shootout Pipeline SUP Invitational

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

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Mo Freitas' Top 10 SUP Event Picks For 2015

2015 was a stand out year for the young Mo Freitas. Mo traveled across the globe and was a top performing athlete in practically every race in which he participated. To get the perspective from a top stand up paddle professional athlete on the best SUP events in the world we called up Mo and talked to him about his top SUP event picks for 2015 and his reasoning behind his picks.

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Top 10 SUP Topics Of 2015

2015 is coming to a close and it’s crazy to see how much has happened this year. From news of cancellations of major SUP events to viral videos and tons upon tons of tips and tricks, we’ve gathered together the top 10 SUP topics over the past year. So without further ado, check out the Top 10 SUP Topics that we've covered for 2015 below.

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Paddle Woo 2.0 SUP Surfing Video Contest Entries

Paddle Woo has launched its second video contest, Paddle Woo 2.0 where they look to promote and showcase the progression and innovation that SUP surfing has been showcasing lately. The winner of the videos series will claim a nice check of $3K and the videos submitted thus far are exceptional, it will be hard to tell who will be the winner. Take a look at all of the entries...

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Pipeline SUP Invitational Announces Invitees

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

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Australian All-Rounder Jamie Mitchell To Compete In The Ultimate Waterman

Australian Jamie Mitchell will line-up against the world’s best watermen in a quest to win the 2016 Ultimate Waterman title. Mitchell will join eight other athletes from around the world, including fellow countryman and waterman Mark Visser, in New Zealand from the 12-20 March, 2016. They’ll compete in eight surf disciplines to decide who is the best overall waterman.

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Denmark Launches Bid To Become First European Host For 2017 SUP World Championships

Denmark has become the first country to announce a bid for the 2017 ISA World StandUp Paddle & Paddleboard Championship. If successful, Denmark would become the first European country to host the World Championship. The ISA World StandUp Paddle & Paddleboard Championship has never been staged outside of Latin America, so Denmark is hoping to play a leading part in showcasing the exciting and developing sport to a European audience.

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Prestigious Pipeline SUP Invitational Announced

Prestigious Pipeline SUP Invitational announced for January to showcase the sport at one of the World's most infamous waves. Pipeline, on the North Shore of Oahu is one of the most notorious waves in the world. We are proud to be able to announce that a selection of the World's best Stand Up Paddle surfers will have the opportunity to take on the Pipeline at a unique sporting showcase in January here on Oahu's Fabled North Shore.

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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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Unique Paddle Boarding Tours Now Available In The UAE

Water enthusiasts can now enjoy exploring the beauty of Dibba by paddle board, thanks to a local watersports company who are opening up adventure travel of a different kind around the UAE in their popular Surf Bus.

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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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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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Werner Paddles Releases SUP Surf-Specific Paddle

Why would a paddle designed for race, or versatile use be expected to perform at a high level in the surf? Werner Paddles has invested in the wave rider and has been working long and hard to develop a paddle suited just for SUP surfing. Their result: The Rip Stick.

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14-Year-Old Crowned Canadian SUP Surf Champ

On a weekend full of highlights nothing stood out more than a 14-year-old winning it all at the 2nd annual Tofino Paddle Surf SUP Invitational. The event, held over three days at the end of October, included two days of stand up paddle board surf competition followed by a day of surfing. Both events and all categories were competitive with more than 134 entries.

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Escape To Mexico On A SUP Surf & Yoga Retreat

With the wintery chill in the air and lack of sun in many places in the Northern Hemisphere, a getaway will seem like the perfect fix to everything you're missing about summer. Boardworks athlete and SUP Yoga guru Jessica Cichra a.k.a Wave of Wellness is hosting a SUP adventure in Punta Mita, Mexico.

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Red Paddle Co Wins Euro SUPA Surf Title With New Surf Design - The Whip

Spaniard Xavi Masdevall has had a fantastic European SUP surf champs, taking the win in the Inflatable division. The conditions were near perfect with 3ft - 4ft clean swell peeling off the sand bars at Cantabria in Northern Spain. Xavi was riding the 2016 Red Paddle Co "The Whip" - the 8'10" shape is the latest design innovation to come from the team at Red Paddle Co.

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Why Surfers Need To Change Their Attitudes Toward Stand Up Paddlers

Surfing in its essence is the art of riding a wave. History takes us back to the ancient Polynesians where this was done with the only purpose was to have fun, yet somewhere along the line the original purpose has been diluted and these days we encounter ourselves sharing the lineups with rather hard-minded people, who think that the only correct way to ride a swell is by using a shortboard.

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Surfing Oahu's North Shore With Mo Freitas

When you get the chance to go surfing with Mo Freitas on the North Shore of Oahu, even if your foot is cut open from a reef, you go. Writer and traveler Megan Bryan recounts her day on the North Shore with none other than Mo Freitas.

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

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

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

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

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SUP US Open Kicks Off With World Class Surfing

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

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Outrigger Resorts Dives Into The Action At Duke’s OceanFest

Duke’s OceanFest 2015 will kick off in Waikiki from August 22 to 30 with a variety of ocean sports and beachside activities. As a longtime sponsor of the annual event, Outrigger Resorts is proud to support Waikiki’s premier ocean sports festival and pay tribute to the legendary waterman as the official hotel sponsor.

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Sean Poynter Talks SUP Tips Series

Over the past 15 weeks professional stand up paddle surfer Sean Poynter has provided the world of stand up paddle boarding a series of tips for those looking to better their SUP surfing skills. Recently, Sean's tips have gone on a hiatus so we've reached out to him to see what he's been up to. Take a look:

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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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Starboard SUP Tests New Wavepark, Surf Snowdonia

Before opening its doors to the public on August 1, 2015, Surf Snowdonia opened its doors to the Starboard SUP team to test out the manmade wave park. The Starboard SUP team went to the park to test its feasibility for SUP and to see what the local area had to offer.

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When Roller Skating Meets Paddle Boarding

Think you've seen it all? Guess again because we have another outrageous paddle board crossover attempt to show you. In the first episode of the Santa Cruz Waves Show, Neil Pearlberg and Tyler Fox go Roller SUPing (stand up paddle boarding while wearing roller skates) at Capitola by the Sea in Monterey Bay, California.

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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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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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Paddle Boarding Nutrition With Pitaya Plus

Meet the Co-Founders of Pitaya Plus, the newest superfood to hit the market. Pitaya, similar to the popularized super fruit Acai, is rich in antioxidants, packed with powerful Vitamins C and B and active enzymes but is lower in sugar and calories than Acai. When not operating out of La Jolla, California, Co-founders Chuck Casano and Ben Hiddlestone can be found enjoying the coastal waters of San Diego paddle boarding and surfing.

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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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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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SUP Fiesta 2015 Event Video

The 3rd Annual Performance Paddling Junior Pro & Youth SUP Fiesta, an annual all kids stand up surf and race competition at Bolsa Chica State Beach took place on Sunday May 3, 2015 and it was definitely an event to remember. Check out this killer video from the event.

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

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

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

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

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Sapinus Pro Tahiti 2015 To Kick Off Next Week

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

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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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ISA Gold Medalists Discuss Their Time In Sayulita

Newly crowned ISA Gold Medalists in SUP Race and Surf and also apart of Starboard's Dream Team, Connor Baxter, Izzi Gomez and Sean Poynter all take a minute to talk about their time in Sayulita and their thoughts on the competition at the 2015 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championships. See the interview below.

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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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USA Claims Double Gold In SUP Surfing At ISA World Championship

The right-hand break of Sayulita, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico offered consistent surf for the final day of SUP Surfing as part of the 2015 ISA World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Championship presented by Hotel Kupuri. 15-Year-Old Izzi Gomez and 25-Year-Old Sean Poynter showcase youth strength for Team USA by both winning a gold medal.

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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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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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10 Things You Need To Know About The ISA World SUP Championships

The fourth annual ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship (WSUPPC) will take place May 10th to May 17th, 2015 in Sayulita, Mexico. In this fourth edition of the ISA World Championship, the best men and women from around the world will gather in Mexico to determine the Individual Gold Medalists in SUP Racing, Paddleboard Racing, SUP Surfing and the coveted World Team Champion Trophy.

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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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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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SUP Surf Movie 'Living the Stoke 2' Trailer Released

Getting sick of the weekly grind it was time to set off on another stand up paddle board adventure. This time we brought along the wives, girlfriends and kids. The journey that unfolded was amazing.The whole movie was shot on location over 3 weeks with it’s 22 cast and crew. We prayed for waves and Fiji delivered.

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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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Behind The Curtain - Tom Carroll

Tom Carroll talks about where he’s at in his life in terms of SUP and ocean life and he also talks in-depth about his SUP gear and his choice of fin set up with his FCS fins. Take a look at the video below and learn a little more than you knew before about the legendary Tom Carroll.

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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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Kereopa Takes the Lead After Another Win at The Ultimate Waterman

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

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The 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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Team Starboard Profile

Meet Team Starboard as they prepare for a groundbreaking year on the Stand Up World Tour (SUWT) in 2015. With insanely talented athletes on their roster, Team Starboard is comin' in hot and heavy into the 2015 season.

The Ultimate Waterman - Laird Hamilton

Laird Hamilton, one of the best watermen in the world, has been down in New Zealand doing what he does best and has been featured as an ultimate waterman in preparation for the upcoming event.

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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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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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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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SUPsquatch Ride Gains Entry Into XXL Awards

Seven surfers team up to paddle a 17-foot "Supsquatch" board into a set wave at Makaha, Hawaii on February 14, 2015. The ride has been entered in the Billabong Ride of the Year category of the 2015 XXL Big Wave Awards.

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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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Kai Lenny Wins the 2015 Sunset Beach Pro

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

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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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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 Opens In Dramatic Fashion

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

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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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Caroline Angibaud Wins Turtle Bay Pro

After sitting for 17 minutes with no waves ridden in the final heat, Caroline Angibaud managed a massive comeback to claim victory at stop 1 of the Stand up World Tour in Hawaii.

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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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Turtle Bay Women's Pro 2015 Event Preview

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

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Sunset Beach Pro 2015 Event Preview

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

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Tiki Team Talk With Sean Poynter

Starboard SUP just recently launched a new series called "Tiki Team Talk." The Tiki Talk is a close and exclusive interview with International Riders. This month they feature Sean Poynter.

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Paddle Boarding With Dolphins

Stand up paddle boarding surfers Ryan Warrington and Kyle Tatam were paddling in the warm summer waters off of Perth, Australia's coast when they were surprised with the company of a small pod of dolphins.

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Stand Up World Tour 2015 Season Opener Details

Now in its 6th year, the Sunset Beach Pro is once again set to kick the 2015 World Tour Season off in style with an unparalleled showcase of performance stand up paddle boarding at its best.

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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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Paddle Boarding Chicama, Peru

Looking for a new travel destination to take your SUP? Look no further than Peru SUP Camp, located in the beautiful area of Chicama, Peru!

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Anthony Vela's Top 10 Events Picks

At the end of each year, SUP athlete and enthusiast, Anthony Vela, gives us a list of his Top 10 picks for events that occurred in 2014.

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Top 10 SUP Videos of 2014

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

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18-Year-Old Holding SUP Fundraiser

Madeline Leblanc is an 18-year-old who is raising money for brain cancer research by holding a fundraiser where she stand up paddles 10km down the Wellan Canal.

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Surfing Santas Event in Cocoa Beach, Florida

On December 24, 2014 at 8 am EST, on Minuteman Causeway in Cocoa Beach, Florida, a rare event will happen. Thousands of Surfin' Santas will gather to ride the waves and share fun in the sun for the 5th annual Surfin' Santas event.

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Radical SUP Wipeout

Check out this clip of a radical wipeout on an oversized SUP, sometimes referred to as the SUPsquatch, as it takes a group of friends into an unexpected wipeout!

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Giorgio Gomez SUP Surfing

Giorgio (Gio) Gomez rips at standup paddle surfing. Actually he just rips at surfing in general.

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Santa Spotted SUP Surfing!

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

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Standup Paddling South Africa

South African standup paddling surfer Oswald Smith sent us this clip of him and his friends catching some fun ones at his local spot, Strand.

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Orca SUP Encounter in New Zealand

Pete May has been able to paddle alongside some of the most beautiful marine mammals down in New Zealand. This time, he was fortunate to paddle alongside a few orcas! What would you do if you were in his shoes, would you be scared or excited?!

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Connor Baxter Charges Jaws

On the last swell over in Maui, Starboard SUP athlete Connor Baxter was caught dropping into some bombs out at Jaws, showing just how versatile of a standup paddler he is.

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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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Catching Butterflies

Jon and Nicole Locke, a husband and wife duo who share the love of the ocean had an awesome time one day and wanted to share their stoke of SUP.

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Iballa Moreno in the Canaries

Iballa Moreno, an international SUP athlete, just dropped this edit of her time in the Canaries SUP surfing some fun-looking waves on her Starboard SUP. Take a look!

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Project Origin: Making Adventure Powerful

Learn about Project Origin, who’s final goal is to raise enough money to plant one million trees through adventure. Watch as Dave Cornthwaite and four  other paddlers prepare to take on the first leg of Project Origin, a 130 mile circumnavigation of Martinique using Origin inflatable paddle boards.

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Winter Maliko Run

SIC Maui Athlete, Jeremy Riggs, recently went out for a fun Maliko downwinder on his SIC Maui board with a bunch of his friends.

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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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World Series Finals To Air Sunday

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

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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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Beau Nixon SUP Surfing Huntington Beach

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

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Full Story On Final Day Of SUWT Location X, Morocco

It was a picture perfect ending to what has been an amazing event here in Morocco as the last 4 battled it out in pristine groomed surf that saw the highest scores of the contest posted in the last 4 heats (semis, consolation finals and finals).

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Paddleboard Surfing With Mike Simpson

In this segment from the 'Facing Waves' TV series sponsored by BIC SUP, Mike Simpson explores Puerto Rico's epic surf spots on his by paddleboard. Take a look!

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Sean Poynter Wins Location X, Morocco

On the final day of competition in Morocco at the 2014 Location X, Sean Poynter took the win, making it two for two in back to back competitions.

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David Díaz SUP Surfing

Here is a short video of the principal Enjoy Living School Noja, Cantabria, practicing Sup waves at different spots of the Cantabrian coast. Enjoy!

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SUP Surfing - Things To Know

Ever wonder what you need to know when it comes to SUP surfing? Here are the top 4 essentials to know in SUP surfing according to Sean Poynter.

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SUP Downwinder In Tahiti

Check out this cool video of an absurdly scenic standup paddle downwinder video in Taihiti. The Mahina Boys present the Tahiti-Moorea 30 km Channel Crossing on their SIC Maui standup paddleboards. Enjoy!

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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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FCS SUP Takes Titles And Crowns

Over the weekend at the 2014 Huntington Beach Pro FCS athletes arrived and conquered. The weekend was action-packed filled with tears, carnage and crowns.

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Izzi Gomez And Connor Baxter Nab SUP World Titles

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

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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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Noa Ginella SUP Surfs On Race Board

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

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Laird Hamilton Shoots Malibu Pier On SUP

On Tuesday night as the sizable swell courtesy of Hurricane Marie filled in on the Southern California coastline, Laird Hamilton did the unthinkable and shot the Malibu pier on his standup paddleboard.

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Iballa Moreno Rips In Hawaii

Iballa Moreno is widely known as one of the best, if not the best female SUP surfer around. This video shows why. Watch and enjoy!

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The Story Of Standup Paddle Trailer

The Story of Standup Paddle, filmed and directed by Mike Waltze, takes us on an informative and thrilling ride into the world of Standup Paddle, or SUP.

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Baxter And Anderson Win Ultimate SUP Showdown

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

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Help Make The SUP Movie A Reality

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

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Meet Kama The Surfing Pig

We thought we’ve seen it all when it comes to SUPs and animals but once again we’ve been blown away. Meet Kama the Surfing Pig!

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Mo Freitas SUP Profile Video

The Waterman League have just released the first of a profile series of SUP athletes. This week they've put Mo Frietas in the hot seat, giving viewers a fresh and candid look into the midnframe of a seriously gifted young athlete.

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Tropical Blends - Hawaii SUP Video

This mellow video by the folks at Tropical Blend is the perfect way to start your morning and get frothing - even if it's cold, windy and less than perfect outside.

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Happy International Surfing Day From Supconnect

Today is International Surfing Day, an opportunity for all surfers to reflect on how darn lucky we all are to have the ocean (and rivers - for those inland surfers out there) as a sanctuary to wash away our weekly woes.

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Vaz Brothers - 'New Age' SUP Video

The Vaz brothers are part of a new generation of SUPO surfers that can do it a lll - big waves, big progressive moves, alternative boards. They're all style, power and no frills, and their newest clip to drop on VAZ Brothers is scarily good watching. 

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SUP In Hawaii With Kai Lenny & Airton Cozzolino

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

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48 Hours With Andrea Moller

Take a peek into 48 hours of professional paddler Andrea Moller's life as she travels to Los Angeles for the 2014 Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards then returns home to Maui to win the 2014 Paddle Imua Race.

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

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

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2nd Jr Pro SUP Fiesta Happens in Just Weeks 

On May 4th 2014, the 2nd Annual Performance Paddling Junior Pro & Youth SUP Fiesta will bring together some of the top youth sup athletes in the world. Read on for the entire scoop!

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Slater Trout Live At Supconnect

This coming Tuesday, April 15, 2014, FCS and Boardworks athlete, Slater Trout, will be doing a live interview at the Supconnect studio in San Diego at noon.

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Surftech Shootout Day 1 Underway

Day one of the Santa Cruz Paddle Fest kicked off this morning. Round 1 of the Surftech Shootout got underway at Steamer Lane in glassy 3-5 foot waves, with a slight breeze expected to pick up this afternoon

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Surftech Shootout Heading To Santa Cruz

With the surf and weather forecast looking  favorable for next week's Surftech Shootout and Duel SUP/Prone Race presented by SUP Magazine, registered competitors are gearing up for one of the most anticipated events of the year.

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Gerry Lopez Retreat & More At Turtle Bay

 Supconnect spoke to Mark Taylor from the Turtle Bay Resort about Wanderlust, the Gerry Lopez/ Kai Lenny Retreat and more big events happening at Turtle Bay in 2014. 

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Caio Vaz Wins Sunset Beach Pro

Brazilian Caio Vaz has won the 2014 Sunset Beach Pro, 2014, over Kai Lenny (HI), Zane Schweitzer and Keahi Deaboitz (Aus).

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32 Advance At Sunset Beach Pro

Round 3 of the Sunset Beach Pro ran in 4-6 foot waves at the famous break, whittling the field down to 32 competitors. 

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Nicole Pacelli Wins The Turtle Bay Pro, 2014

Nicole Pacelli has won the first event of the Women's Stand Up World Tour in challenging conditions and a growing swell at Turtle Bay, getting her 2014 World Title campaign off too a good start.

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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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Gerry Lopez Joins Forces With Naish

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

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

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

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Paddle For Buttons At Cardiff Reef

SAN DIEGO, California - A nine year old Cardiff Reef local is hosting an event this Saturday to help raise money for the family Buttons Kaluhiokalani, the surf and SUP icon who sadly passed away recently.

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Inside The Mind Of Chuck Patterson With Ocean Minded

SAN CLEMENTE , California - In the latest installment of Ocean Minded'swebisode series, 'Inside the Mind', viewers are treated to brand ambassador Chuck Patterson's thoughts on riding (and surviving) big waves. It's a topical issue right now, with the start of winter in the Northern Hemisphere seeing a string of massive swells and storms already.

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Nicole Pacelli And Kai Lenny Win World Titles

LA TORCHE, France - After a steller year of competition, Brazillian Nicole Pacelli was crowned the first ever Women's Stand Up World Tour Champion at the La Torche Pro in France last weekend.

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Supconnect Athlete Profile: Greg Bertish

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - This week’s Supconnect Profile looks at the life of South African Greg Bertish, a respected big wave surfer, National lifeguarding representative and competitive stand up paddle boarder.

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The 2013 La Torche Pro Hitting France

LA TORCHE, France - The Stand Up World Tour heads to the North West of France this coming weekend (October 26) for the La Torche Pro France, presented by Naish and XXIX. 

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Izzy Gomez and Kai Lenny Win SUP Tour Huntington

 For those of you who don't know, this is the first year that the Stand Up World Tour has had a full blown women's tour! ·They are competing in 4 competitions throughout 2013 and the 3rd stop just occurred at Huntington Beach in Southern California.

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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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US SUP Tour Back In Southern California

The US SUP Tour is back in Southern California for another exciting weekend of world class competition, uniquely combining surfing, technical racing and open racing.

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Blue Zone SUP to Host Colin McPhillips SUP Camp

Colin McPhillips, 3 time ASP World Champion, is set to host an eight person camp at Blue Zone SUP in tropical Costa Rica. This is an incredible opportunity to take your SUP skills to the next level from July 13 – 20, 2013.  

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Leco Salazar Wins With The Tour in Brasil

After 3 days of intense action in Itamamabuca Beach in the beautiful region of Ubatuba Brazil, Leco Salazar stormed to victory in a star studded fleet to secure the win at Stop 2 of the 2013 Stand Up World Tour.

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Zane Schweitzer Wins Gold in Abu Dhabi Style

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Zane Schweitzer is a man on a mission this year on the Stand Up World Tour.  By posting score after score in the 9 point range and even a 10 at the Abu Dhabi All Stars, he took home the overall win!

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Abu Dhabi All Stars Go Live This Week

Abu Dhabi will play host this week to a selection of the world's very best stand up paddle surfers for the inaugural Abu Dhabi All Stars Invitational, presented by the Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club, UAE SUP and Wadi Adventure Park.  Watch Here!

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Surftech Shootout has $2000 Purse and Live Webcast

The Surftech Shootout and Surf & Sand Duel SUP Race, presented by SUP Magazine, will fea­ture many of the world's top SUP surfers and racers and is offering a $2,000 prize purse.  However, for those of you who can not attend in person, Supconnect is excited to bring you a LIVE WEBCAST!

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Kai Lenny Wins Sunset Beach Pro 2013

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

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SUP World Tour Prepares for Final Rounds

The stand up world tour at Sunset Beach has already provided exceptional performances from paddlers who have come from around the globe to compete with one another for the first title of the year.  Will there be more action today?

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SUP Surfing Women Make History in World Tour

History happened this week as the stand up paddle surfing women converged upon the beach at Turtle Bay Resort to compete in the first ever women's competition in the Stand Up World Tour.

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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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1st Inland Stand Up Surfing Championship

Just when you thought the Swiss season was over, it has just begun.  The Association Swiss Stand Up Paddle (ASSUP) has been working on a new concept and invites you to participate in a 140 day Open Wave competition format!

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10 Days Left in 2012 SUP Grom Contest

The Sup Grom of the Year Final has only 10 days left!  Currently Christopher Bluthardt is leading the pack with 120 votes and Dylan Frick is close behind with 105 votes, but the title could still be won by just about any one of the finalists!

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Poynter Takes 2012 to a New Level

All one has to do is look at the official Sean Poynter website to know that he is quite a talent, and the proof is in the results.  Over the past year of contests, traveling and varied competitions Sean has racked up quite a list of accomplishments.  The most recent of which was being featured on the cover of "SUP International" magazine which just recently hit stands.

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Supconnect Recognizes Best SUPers in the World

In 2010 Supconnect began the very first stand up paddle awards to recognize those who contributed the most and performed at the highest levels in the sport. ·This year marks the third annual Supconnect Awards and the motivation behind them remains the same.

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Sean Poynter Wins Sapinus Pro 2012

Sean Poynter (Starboard) from the USA stormed to victory yesterday here at the Sapinus Pro presented by Air Tahiti Nui to secure his first win on Tour and place him comfortably on top of the world after round 3 of the 2012 Stand Up World Tour.  

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Tahiti SUP World Tour Event Begins

Since the World Tour's first visit to Tahiti in 2009 for the Stand Up World Tour Contenders, Tahiti has become firmly entrenched at the heart of the Stand Up World Tour with some of the most groundbreaking action ever witnessed in the sport. 

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Suplove Rider Erin Dark wins Australia Nationals!

Erin Dark is a rising star! This young 17 year old Stand up Paddle Surfer has a lot to be excited about as she recently won not only the junior girls final, but also the open women's final of the inaugural SUP Australia National Titles.

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Survivor SUP, Standup for the Cure, La Torche & More

Once again the stand up paddle world is going to have an intense weekend of demos, fund raisers, racing and competition all over the world. ·Be sure to find the nearest event and enjoy a dose of SUP! ·Here are some of the events that are taking center stage:

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Surftech Releases Video of Shootout 2012

Watch the video from the Surftech Shootout and Surf & Sand Duel-athlon in Santa Cruz, California and witness how the conditions have improved from the inaugural year, where hail, high-surf, and winds were ruling the day.

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Becker Wins Surftech Shootout in Epic Conditions

The weather forecast leading up to the 4th Annual Surftech Shootout and 2nd Annual Surf & Sand Duel-athlon SUP Race presented by SUP Magazine looked eerily similar to the intense storm conditions that plagued the event in 2011.

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Noosa Sup Surf Contest 2012 is Held in Small Surf

Noosa Heads every year is the venue of one of the world's largest surfing festivals, with athletes of all calibers and crafts showcasing their skills in the iconic right-hander point break in beautiful Queensland, Australia.

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Zane Schweitzer on SUP TV Live Today 12pm PST

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Zane Schweitzer, the Maui native who has been rising in the sup ranks, joins Candice Appleby and Andre Niemeyer for a chat on SUP TV Live, talking about his remarkable win at the Final leg of the Stand Up Paddle Surf World Tour, his racing career, and plans ahead.

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The 2012 Sunset Beach Pro Highlights & Results

The first year of the Sunset Beach Pro back in 2010 took the world by surprise by delivering some of the most spectacular and biggest conditions ever witnessed for the sport, but even a contest of any kind at Sunset Beach.

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Ten Things to Know About ISA SUP and Paddleboard

The first edition of the ISA World StandUp Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard Championship will take place February 19-25, 2012 on the beaches of Miraflores, Lima, Peru - home to the famous Waikiki Surf Club and the cradle of modern Peruvian surfing.

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SUP Tour: Bonga Perkins Edges Ahead of Kai Lenny

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

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SUP Tour: Day One of Main Event Sees Epic Waves

6 - 8 ft groomed Sunset was the order of the day as the very best in the world stepped up to do battle on day one of the Sunset Beach Pro presented by Malibu & Starboard and in association with Maui Jim.

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Main Event Athletes Prepare to Battle at Sunset Beach

After 3 lay days since the Da Hui Trials on Monday, athletes are now getting ready for a possible day of action tomorrow as the Main Event will get underway here at the Sunset Beach Pro, presented by Malibu and Starboard and in association with Maui Jim Eyewear.

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Da Hui Trials Are Completed in Impressive Conditions

With a challenging forecast that is certainly not lacking in swell, but has some challenging winds and storm surf to deal with, athletes were greeted with light and variable winds and solid surf for the first day of competiton at Sunset Beach.

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Sunset Beach Pro Gets Off at Turtle Bay

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

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Man Arrested for Surfing in Chicago

Rex Flodstrom was put in handcuffs and had his surfboard confiscated last Tuesday afternoon after a surf session on Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois.

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Best SUP Surfers in World Caught on Video

Several of the high-profile names in stand up paddleboard surfing were on hand, including Kai Lenny, Zane Schweitzer, Sean Poynter, Antoine Delpero, and others.

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Rusty SUP Surfboards Enter Crowdless Surf

Winter has come to Southern California, which means mildly cold temperatures and shoulder-high surf. Searching for an empty spot somewhere in North County San Diego, Andre Niemeyer and Jeff Warner landed on a place in Carlsbad, down a cliff in the vicinity of a spot called “Turn Arounds.”

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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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Candice Appleby and Anthony Vela SUP Surf

One of the most iconic couples of the stand up paddle world, Candice Appleby and Anthony Vela, went out early in the morning at Oceanside, CA to showcase their sup surf prowess.

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Shark Attack on Surfer Brings Paddleboarder to Rescue

A woman about 30 years-old was surfing The Cove, a popular surf spot in Seaside, Oregon, when an alleged shark took a bite of her and her board. Moments later, a stand up paddle boarder came to her rescue by putting the surfer on his board and paddling ashore.

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Aaron Napoleon, Secrets of the Man, the Legend

Stories of his family heritage in the world of outrigger canoes and talks of his son crossing the treacherous Molokai channel and surfing deadly waves on the North Shore of Hawaii, all help to paint the true and impressive picture of this legendary waterman, Aaron Napoleon. But there is much more to the legend than meets the eye.

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Schweitezer, Lenny, and Poynter Unleashed on FCS

Zane Schweitezer claims his first win at the Stand Up Paddle World Surf Tour while his fellow Maui islander, Kai Lenny, claims once again the title of world champion, coming in second place at the last leg of the tour.

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Shark Sightings in San Diego Surf

A picture of what could possibly be a shark was taken last week at Swamis in San Diego, California. Recently there have been three confirmed sightings off the coast of San Diego and local media have caught shark fever.

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Fleeing the Top Spots for Better Sessions

Living in front of South America’s top pointbreak also has its disadvantages. It is common indeed that the most famous spots gets filled with crowd on weekends and holidays.

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Stand Up Paddle Surf World Tour in France

Video highlights of the French stop for the Stand up Paddle World Surf Tour is now available. Watch the changing conditions of the contest and the myriad talents on hand fighting the strong offshore winds and the leading champ, Kai Lenny.

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Kristi Page, a Rising Stand Up Paddle Wahine

It was the spring of 2009 and a young girl named Kristi Page entered into the women’s division of her first real competition as an unknown skinny kid of 13. Nobody knew who she was or where she came from. But after competing for the four days and coming out with 3rd in the Open Women’s division and “Best Up and Coming Talent award”, it became clear she had some real potential.

Yolo Board In Costa Rica

YOLO Board recently toured Costa Rica solidifying existing international relationships at both Vista Guapa in Jaco and Zancudo Lodge in Golfito.

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Stand Up Paddle Surf Groms Contest

The Na Kama Kai Youth Challenge Event: Na Kama Kai Youth Challenge, A Stand Up Paddle Contest for youth 16 and under, Presented by Turtle Bay Resort.

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Katie Vineyard, Surfing Beyond the Lineup

As we all know, last winter was an El Nino year. Without getting into the details, El Nino is a periodic climate pattern that occurs across the tropical Pacific Ocean on an average of every five years.

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Punta Sayulita Stand Up Paddle Classic

Punta Sayulita and presenting sponsor, Corona, announce dates for the 2nd Annual Punta Sayulita Longboard & Stand-Up Paddle Classic to be held on March 12 – 13, 2011 in the beautiful surfside village of Sayulita, Mexico, along Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit.

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18-Year Old Wins Stand Up Surf World Tour

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

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Stand Up Surf World Tour 2010 Highlights

The Big Island of Hawaii provided the perfect setting for the climactic Finals of the 2010 Stand Up World Tour, with a welcome that surpassed any and all expectations, showcasing the true spirit of Aloha.

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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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Big Island to Host SUP World Tour Finals

The Waterman League is proud to announce that the Island of Hawaii, otherwise known as the Big Island, will host the climactic Finals of the Stand Up World Tour for 2010.

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New Film Explores Watermen's Life

Oxbow's latest movie production that combines Surfing, SUP, Tow-in and Windsurfing Watch the exclusive showings of The Oxbow Watermen Experience.

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Stephane Etienne Wins at Gran Canaria

Last September 18th & 19th Stephane Etienne won the very first wave SUP Spanish championship event in Gran canaria la Cicer beach in the Canaries islands.

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SUP Surf Contest in Puerto Escondido

Standup paddle surf contest went down in one of the world's heaviest waves, Puerto Escondido, Mexico. Waves were well in the head-high range and standup paddle surfers had to execute surgically precise turns to make through the barrel sections.

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Pool-Wave SUP Contest in South Africa

When ancient Hawaiians first started stand up paddle surfing, never in their wildest dreams would they have imagined their traditional sport being performed on a man- made wave in the middle of South Africa.

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SUP Surfers Ride Tidal Bore

A group of Stand Up Paddle Surfers rode the bore tide along the Turnagain Arm near the Seward Highway on Friday September 10, 2010 with the Kenai Mountains in the background.

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Duke's Ocean Festival in Hawaii

The welcoming waves and aqua waters of Waikiki offer a Hawaiian respite to ocean fans around the world starting today, through Saturday, as the annual Duke's OceanFest commences live broadcast of its ocean sports events.

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Australia's First Womens SUP Champion

Australian surfing history was created at the Country Energy Australian Surf Festival in Port Macquarie today, with the first ever open women’s stand up paddleboard champion.

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Chuck Glynn Wins Oceanside SUP Contest

On August 14th and 15th, stand up paddle surfers from southern California converged south of the Oceanside Pier in San Diego, CA for a round of competitive sup’ing, as the sports enthusiasts would put it.

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Epic Artificial Stand Up Paddle Wave

The Coreban team was not only invited to stand up paddle the artificial wave at Sun City, but also ride it. When we first heard about the African man-made wave hundreds of miles from the nearest coastline our thoughts were obviously mixed with different images.

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Revolt Summer Surf Series 2010 2nd Leg

The Revolt SURF SKATE SNOW Pro Am, by Revolt In Style Magazine in association with the Ultimate Boarder™ Championship, will provide the ultimate proving grounds.

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Oxbow Totally Bananas tour Guincho

The legendary surf spot in Portugal offered a great opportunity to the Hawaiian team riders and all participants of the Oxbow Waterman Challenge.

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RSSS & Ultimate Boarder Championship

The Revolt SURF SKATE SNOW Pro Am, by Revolt In Style Magazine in association with the Ultimate Boarder™ Championship, will provide the ultimate proving grounds for the future.

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Dave Muir Wins Sapinus Pro-Tahiti

Starboard's Dave Muir has just won the third leg of the Stand Up World Tour, the He'e Nalu TNTV Sapinus Pro. The Tahitian lego do the Standup World Surf Tour had some of the world's best on hand.

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Watson Wins 2010 Ultimate SUP Expo

James Watson fought off challenges from a host of the state’s finest Stand-Up-Paddleboarders today, to impressively win the 2010 Roar Industries Ultimate SUP Expo.

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SUP World Tour Day 5 Gets Swell

Today brought a little more swell and glassy conditions. Stand out performances in the first round of the main event were Antoine Delpro, Duane Desoto and Colin McPhillips.

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Ikaika Kawai Wins Sayulita SUP Classic

Focus™ Surfboards congratulates team rider 26 year old Ikaika Kawai in his first pro win at the Punta Sayulita Longboard & Stand-Up Paddle Classic, held April 17-18th in beautiful Sayulita, Mexico.

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Chuck Patterson Claims SUP Shootout

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

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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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Sunset Beach Pro Stand Up World Tour

After the trials yesterday at epic Sunset Beach, it seems quite likely that the main will be held on Wednesday or Thursday as a good swell is coming to Oahu.

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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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Rusty Signs with Boardworks

Boardworks announces a new Paddle Sport Division.  “Stand Up Paddling has been among the bright spots at retail in a very tough market,” said Boardworks’ Bob Rief.

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History Making SUP Demo in San Onofre

Stand-up Paddle surfers and prospect converts gathered at San Onofre State Beach to try out various different SUP shapes, from long-distance and beginners' boards to high-performance and comp models.

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Demo Show Down with Brian Keaulana

Brian Keaulana, together with Laird Hamilton and Rick Thomas, is one of the living fountainheads of the modern stand up paddle boading explosion.

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Stand Up Paddle Mania in California

One of California's earliest Stand up Paddle Demos, back in 2007, at Cardiff Reef in San Diego, CA, arguably the world's largest demo that year.

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