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Top 5 SUP Destinations in USA

After about 5 years on the road Mike Tavares and his trusty sidekick Shredder have explored countless coastlines, rivers, and lakes from coast to coast. 

  • Published in Travel

How To Do A Crossbow 360 In 3 Steps

Want to learn how to do a backside 360 on a foamy river wave using a crossbow technique? Look no further. Expert whitewater SUP paddler Mike Tavares takes us step-by-step on how to do the trick. Check it out:

  • Published in Tips

Whitewater SUP Swimming and Recovery Tip

Whitewater paddling while fun, is also pretty dangerous. It’s important to make sure you’re comfortable paddling whitewater and whatever class you’re on. That being said, here is a tip to help you when you fall and need to safely get back to your board and managing your paddle and gear.

  • Published in Tips

How To Punch Through A River Wave On A SUP

If you’ve been spending a solid amount of time paddle boarding down river you should have the basics down. Now, you’re more than likely ready to take the next step. Here, river expert Mike Tavares shares a couple of tips for running waves or small hydraulics on a whitewater SUP. This video is intended to help with basic river running technique while paddling downstream on a SUP.

  • Published in Tips

How To Keep Your SUP Dog Safe

There are risks to taking your pet paddle boarding and we want to ensure that they are just as safe as we are when on board. We reached out to Boardworks' Mike Tavares for some tips on how to keep your dog safe while paddle boarding. Mike brings his pooch Shredder on his SUP with him more often than not and Shred dog is a true SUP pup.

  • Published in Tips

River Surfing Basics On Your Paddle Board

River surfing expert and Boardworks Surf paddle board pro Mike Tavares shares a few helpful hints on how to get in and out of a wave while on the river. Here, Mike goes over a few basics and things to know about the river, gear needed and tips on entry and exit from the wave. Check it out:

  • Published in Tips

Paddle Boarding Pros Conquer The Onewheel

For years, pro riders Mike Tavares, Luke Hopkins and shaper Zack Hughes have been conquering the ocean waters. Now, thanks to Onewheel, the Revolutionary Electric Boardsport, Tavares, Hopkins and Hughes are easily mastering the concrete, dirt and any terrain that comes their way.

  • Published in News

Sternwheel Surfing With Mike Tavares

Boardworks Surf athlete Mike Tavares just put out a rad video with him and Dan Gavere surfing behind a sternwheeler on the Columbia River Gorge.

  • Published in News

Mastering The SUP Jump Start With Mike T

Today we've got a classic clip for you (one from the archives) on launching and landing your stand up paddle board into the water with Boardworks Team Manager, Mike Tavares. 

  • Published in Tips
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