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Transatlantic SUP Expedition Sinks 24 Hours After Launch

After years of preparation and training, Frenchman Nicolas Jarossay was set to take to the water and attempt to be the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean, solo and unsupported, on a stand up paddle board. On April 10, 2016, Jarossay set off on his expedition in favorable weather and conditions but unfortunately, and for reasons still unknown, a broken rudder system caused Jarossay’s vessel to capsize forcing him to enable his distress beacon only 24 hours after launch.

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Crazy Or Courageous: Man Attempting To Cross The Atlantic On A SUP

In January 2016 Nicolas Jarossay, a 38 year-old French paddler, will be making an attempt to be the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean, solo and unsupported, on a stand up paddle board. Jarossay plans to paddle over 2,500 miles (4500 kms)over two to three months, from Cape Verde to Martinique.

  • Published in Journeys

Surf4Smile Introduces SUP To Madagascar

In August 2015, Starboard team athlete Benoit Carpentier along with the organization Surf4smile created by his brother Mathieu, his sister Alix and a few friends, went on a 10-day mission to Madagascar to meet one community of surfers on the east coast of the island. A main part of their mission was to conduct free screening tests (hepatitis, malaria, HIV and syphilis) and health care for the local population.

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SUP Family Paddle Boards Across Egypt

Carine Camboulives and Manu Bouvet are professional board riders based in Maui, Hawaii. For the last 15 years they've been searching for the perfect spot all over the world. Today, together with their two daughters, Lou & Shadé (9 & 3 years old) they fulfill their appetite of discovery and their love for nature also by raising awareness on environmental challenges.

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Benoit Carpentier's Moroccan Righthanders

tarboard SUP Athlete Benoit Carpentier competes on the highly competitive Stand Up World Tour alongside a large pool of talented standup paddle surfers. He recently released this beautiful video of his time during the Mirelift Pro in Morocco during the last event of the year last year in 2014 where fellow Starboard SUP teammate Sean Poynter took home the win.

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Julien Bouyer Shines In Morocco

The 2014 Stand Up World Tour Rookie of the year, Julien Bouyer, just dropped this edit of his time at the last stop of the 2014 tour during the Location X : Mirleft SUP Pro in Morocco. This footage of him surfing on his Naish SUP showcases exactly why he was named the Rookie of the year. Watch the clip and enjoy!

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Challenges Force World Record Attempt To Fail

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

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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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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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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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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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