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Australians Dominate World-Record Year at 2017 M2O

Athletes once again broke world records at the 21st Anniversary Moloka’i-2-O’ahu Paddleboard World Championships (M2O), presented by Kona Brewing Company. The athletes rose Sunday morning to ideal conditions that created a field that world records could not only be broken, but shattered.

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Molokai 2 Oahu 2017: Who to Watch

As the 21st annual Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships (M2O) are set to take place this weekend there are a number of talented athletes to be on the lookout for as possible champions. See our list of the top contenders for the 2017 title.

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Watch: Elite Athletes Prepare for 21st Annual Moloka’i 2 O’ahu

Unpredictability. It’s a term that can best describe the conditions of any given race day at the Moloka’i-2-O’ahu Paddleboard World Championships (M2O). The goal is clear. Paddlers must navigate the fastest line from the island of Moloka’i to the island of O’ahu, but the channel of water they must cross to reach that goal is constantly changing.

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Summer 2017 Paddle Boarding Gear Guide

Whip out your boardshorts and bikinis, it’s summer time! Nothin’s better than summer and we’re so stoked that our favorite time of the year is finally here. Here, we’ve put together a list of SUP gear, SUP accessories, SUP boards and all the must have's for everyone from a beginner to the advanced SUP'er for the 2017 Summer SUP season, so there's sure to be something in this guide for everyone!

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New Course, New Champions At OluKai Ho‘olaule‘a 2017

The 9th Annual OluKai Ho‘olaule‘a made event history as Kanaha Beach Park was the start and finish of this prestigious paddling race. Australia’s James Casey and New Zealand’s Annabel Anderson took home victories in the Elite SUP Divisions.

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Carolina Cup 2017 Predictions

The Carolina Cup has consistently been a major paddle boarding event that attracts both elite and amateur athletes from around the globe. Attendance records are broken year after year and the event has become the place where standup paddlers come to test their grit and compete against the best in the World. 2017 is expected to be another record-breaking year and with the caliber of athletes in attendance there will be no shortage of excitement. Here are our predictions for how the event will unfold in 2017.

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NSP Race Fins Introduced by Travis Grant

Travis Grant introduces the all new Race Fins from NSP! Super fast and precise, these fins are available for all racers and all board brands using the a US10 fin box. Get ready to race and win... right out of the box!

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NSP Performance Touring

Price: $1,499 Build: Non-inflatable
Skill: Intermediate Use: Touring
Weight: 39.7 lbs Sizes: 12'6", 14'

Who is this for: If you’re looking for a stable, non-inflatable, touring board to paddle mid to long range distances then the NSP Performance Touring is worth a look. This stand up paddle (SUP) board comes in the E-Tech constriction, which is durable and has its ups and downs. Due to its 30 inch width the board is relatively stable. Its construction is on the heavier side (above 35 lbs) and has 2.82 lbs per foot, weighing 39.7 lbs. (It is worth noting that when we tested this board it was a non-production board so it is heavier than what the production boards should be.) Its shape makes the Performance Touring a touring board that can be used by intermediate paddlers and is designed primarily for recreation. Its construction and shape combined best fit this board for mid to long range distances of 5-10 miles. Retailing at $1,499, the board is in the popular mid-tier market in terms of affordability.

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NSP Ninja

Price: $2,599 Build: Non-inflatable
Skill: Intermediate Use: Race
Weight: 29.01 lbs Sizes: 14'

Who is this for: If you’re looking for a fast, non-inflatable, race board to paddle then the NSP Ninja is worth a look. This stand up paddle (SUP) board comes in the Hybrid Carbon construction which is moderately durable and has its ups and downs. Due to its width of 27 inches the board is unstable however, the board has 2.07 lbs per foot weighing 29.01 lbs which is fairly light for a 14’ board. Its shape makes the Ninja a race board that can be used by advanced paddlers and is designed primarily for competitive SUP racing. Its construction and shape combined best fit this board for spring or long distance racing in flatwater conditions. Retailing at $2,599, the board is at a premium price point but is among the best that the brand has to offer.

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