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Gorge Challenge Delivers With Best Conditions in More Than A Decade

The SIC Columbia Gorge Challenge returned with prime conditions unseen in over a decade. Athletes competed in very hot weather with the best wind conditions the even has seen in its last 11 years. Paddlers and wing foilers alike put on a great show with tight racing action.

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What To Do Before Your First Downwinder

Downwind paddling on a stand up paddle board (SUP) is one of the funnest ways you can choose to ride your SUP. But, downwinders are harder than they look. One of the most decorated downwind paddlers in the world, Maui’s Connor Baxter, gives us some tips on what you need to know before attempting your first run.

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Local Knowledge and Experience Win the Day at 2021 Carolina Cup

Danny Ching and April Zilg sweep the field in the Graveyard Race, as taking an alternative line to the rest of the pack proves triumphant for team USA. Then, for the APP Ocean Sprints, Connor Baxter and April Zilg were crowned Champions after stepping up to the challenge in unprecedented conditions at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.

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Gorge Paddle Challenge Returns & Delivers

The SIC Gorge Paddle Challenge is back for the first time since 2019, and the atmosphere was buzzing with excitement for 262 athletes who were thrilled to be on the race scene again.

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5 Tips To Improve Paddle Stroke

In stand up paddle boarding, having a good paddle stroke is crucial to seeing results and improving skill level. Many of stand up paddling's top athletes stress that the paddle stroke is one of the most important, if not the most important, tool to master when paddling. We caught up with many of stand up paddling's best athletes to get some tips on how to have a great paddle stroke. See what they had to say...

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APP Fast Track Winners Announced

The APP World Tour’s first ever virtual championship, APP Fast Track, has come to a close after two-months of exciting action.

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Baxter, Piana and Dews Make ICF History

QINGDAO, China – American Connor Baxter posted the fastest ever time for a men’s 200 metre sprint and France’s Olivia Piana won the women’s gold at her first ever sprint event in a thrilling day of competition at the ICF stand up paddling world championships in Qingdao, China, on Saturday. Baxter shocked even himself with his speed in the semi-final, officially stopping the clock at an incredible 46.38 seconds – the first athlete to ever go under the 47 second mark. “It felt fast, for sure,” Baxter said.

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Paddle Boarding Tips From the Pros

At one point or another we've all been beginners to the sport of stand up paddling. As one of the world's fastest growing sports, paddle boarding is seeing more and more newcomers to the sport and every newcomer could use a few lessons and tips in the art of paddle boarding. We've talked to top pros in the sport and asked them to breakdown their top tips for beginners.

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