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After the Tragedy, Sri Lankan Waves Will Win

I recently came back from Sri Lanka, after a one-month-long trip to explore its vast coastline and assess its potential for stand up paddling. All I can say - after seeing the news about these terrorist attacks targeting foreigners and Christians communities throughout the country - is that I am saddened by these terrible news and I hope that the country will find the necessary strength and resilience to overcome the tragic moment.

How SUP Yoga Makes You a Better Racer

A huge part of paddle boarding is all about balance. It takes many hours of practice in order to refine your skills. SUP racers take even more time in order to be able to both balance themselves in the water and be able to race with precision. One of the best ways to gain these skills is by practicing SUP yoga.

Could Caffeine Boost Your SUP Performance?

Did you start today with a cup of coffee? Most of us already enjoy a daily cup of Joe, with around 64 percent of Americans drinking at least one cup of coffee each day. But while Americans may drink the most coffee in the world, coffee can be much more than just part of your morning routine. Caffeine could actually boost your workout and improve your SUP performance and has become a favorite exercise partner for many athletes around the world.

What Are the Mental Health Benefits of SUP?

One major reason that so many individuals are beginning to show an interest in SUP is due to its mental health benefits. Because of the unique nature of SUP, participants stand to gain benefits from it that are not offered by many other forms of exercise. Learn more about a few of the proven mental health benefits that one can experience from SUP.

The Sunscreen Dilemma

Paddling is your happy place. It is a fun way to exercise that often doubles as a spiritual experience that is harmonious with the nature that surrounds you. But when you put on your sunscreen and head out to enjoy the beauty of the water, what do you really know about the components of the lotion you’re lathering on your body?

#IPADDLEFOREQUALITY Where Are We Now?

It was October 20, 2017. Three days before the 2017 Red Bull Heavy Water, one of the world’s most prestigious stand up paddle races and the APP World Tour’s final stop. The invite-only event had garnered the attention of the competitive SUP community as many of the world’s top stand up paddlers were ready to battle for the crown in intense conditions. 

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