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Travis Grant On Molokai, SUP Training, And Balance

In the world of standup paddle board racing, the name Travis Grant is synonymous with speed and ocean endurance. Grant is considered to be the "best paddler in the world", though his rankings currently (while writing this) place him at #2. But for this Australian, life on and off the water, is about balance.

  • Published in Opinion

Surfing Oahu's North Shore With Mo Freitas

When you get the chance to go surfing with Mo Freitas on the North Shore of Oahu, even if your foot is cut open from a reef, you go. Writer and traveler Megan Bryan recounts her day on the North Shore with none other than Mo Freitas.

  • Published in Opinion

The Gorge Demands A Leash And A PFD!

Following the tragic events that took the life of paddler Andres Pombo in the days leading up to the 2015 Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge, SUP athlete and enthusiast Brett Downen gives his take on why wearing a leash and a PFD on the Columbia Gorge is not only a good idea, but an absolute necessity.

  • Published in Opinion

Golden Games Athlete Review

As a SUP athlete I love events that test my skill on the water and push my abilities to new levels. I want to be as well rounded of an athlete as I can be. This event is growing every year and hosts races that test your SUP skills on many levels. This review is based upon my racing experience and is my personal opinion.

  • Published in Opinion

The Jobe SUP Philosophy

Jobe has translated its standup paddling philosophy into a mindblowing video. They just released the video called ‘The Jobe SUP philosophy’. With this video they want to approach the novice standup paddler, that’s what this video is made for. Jobe shows that sup is an activity for everyone!

  • Published in News

Why CPD Courses Are Necessary

CPD (Continual Professional Development) may not always be a direct relation to the sport or activity you coach. Just because we are SUP Coaches, we may not choose to undertake another SUP related course. Opening our minds and relating other courses and experiences will often give us a new skill or experience that can be indirectly related to the sport we coach.

  • Published in Opinion

How To Protect Our Beaches & Waterways: The One Piece Plan

If we each make a commitment to pick up one piece of trash every time we hit the shoreline, we can make a tremendous difference. Sometimes, the way we look at something is more important than simply seeing it. Viewpoints impact our perception and actions.

  • Published in Opinion

How Standup Paddling Healed A Broken Life

Matt Crofton was told he had less than 48 hours to live. He had contracted a fatal disease in Costa Rica that would leave him to die. Miraculously, he survived his crazy ordeal and managed to live. One year after his being told he would die, Matt set out on a 2,400 mile SUP journey down the Mississippi River to raise money for the hospital and its workers who worked day and night to help save him.

  • Published in Journeys
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