10 Questions With Aussie SUP Race Dark Horse, Michael Booth

Michael Booth is sneaking up the world rankings list and after joining Starboard SUP’s Dream Team roster he’s gained a huge support system which will likely help to transform this dark horse into a full blown threat at each and every event he enters. We caught up with Boothy (as he’s known to his friends) and asked him a few questions to learn more about his roots and where he plans on taking his SUP career. Have a look:

Michael Booth Dominates Forster Island

Congratulations to Starboard’s Michael Booth from Australia who dominated the Forster Island Paddle Festival last weekend.  Michael won the BOP and the 10km race portion of the event while coming in 3rd in the 200km sprints.

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Paddle Boarding With Whales Esperance, Australia

Australian stand up paddler Jamien Hudson had an encounter while on his paddle board that many only dream of having. Hudson was joined by two beautiful whales for what looked like quite some time. This video has been getting quite a lot of traction and after watching you'll know exactly why. Take a look at the video and let us know what you think. Also, go an check out Hudson's Instagram (here) where you can see more coverage from this experience and his beautiful photography.

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Surftech Announces Aroona as New Distributor for Australia

Surftech announced today that Aroona Pty Ltd will become its new distributor in Australia. Surftech is the one of the world’s largest designers and suppliers of surf and stand up paddleboards globally, manufacturing brands like BARK, Channel Islands, Robert August, McTavish and others.

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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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Teen Drowns While Paddle Boarding

A 15 year-old female teen, drowned earlier today at Whangamata, New Zealand after her stand up paddle board was swept under a yacht.

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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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Man Swigs Beer While Being Towed On Paddleboard

In what can be a classic case of Sunday Fun day, a man attaches a chair to a paddleboard and cracks open a beer while being towed by a speed boat on the Canning River in Perth, Australia. Take a gander if you’re in for a good laugh.

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