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Bart de Zwart Embarks On Marquesas Expedition

Expedition warrior Bart de Zwart embarked on the first leg of his Marquesas Islands crossing on April 17, 2018. The Starboard athlete flew to the islands from Tahiti, landing in Hiva Oa to begin his exciting solo journey.

Marcus Hansen and Sonni Honscheid Victorious at Air France Paddle Festival

The Air France Paddle Festival took Tahiti by storm, with one of the most intense races the sport has seen. Around 300 paddlers came out to participate in the 8k Lagoon Race, 24k Elite Race, and 4k Fun Race, alongside a huge crowd of local supporters from the community that joined in on the action. 

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Air France Paddle Festival 2017 Adding More Races & More Fun

For its 4th annual event the Air France Paddle Festival will be adding even more fun to its already awesome event. In addition to being at one of the most scenic arenas (Tahiti) and the LIVE broadcast shown around the world, the Air France Paddle Festival wanted to switch things up in its 5th year. Here’s what’s new:

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SUP Family Travels To Rapa Nui & Educates On Plastic Pollution

Carine Camboulives & Manu Bouvet are professional board riders based in Maui, Hawaii. For the last 15 years they've been searching for the perfect spot all over the world. Their latest documentary tells their adventure to the most isolated land on earth; Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island. The mystic Easter Island not only hides the mysterious Moai and some world class waves but is situated in the middle of a huge floating plastic vortex…

Top Athletes & Live Webcast Slated For 2016 Air France Paddle Festival

The 2016 Air France Paddle Festival kicks off this weekend and it’s expected to be epic. Top athletes in stand up paddle (SUP) racing have arrived in Tahiti and are preparing for what is to be an awesome day of racing not only in the South Pacific, but also, over the globe. Over 300 paddlers are expected to attend and participate in the event this year which breaks the participation record from last year’s event. Read more...

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Kai Bates SUP Surfs Tidal Bore In Papua New Guinea

Australian stand up paddler Kai Bates recently went on an amazing trip to Papua New Guinea to take a chance at riding the tidal bore that frequents the river Digul in West Papua New Guinea. After a two-day plane trip, eight hour car rides and long boat journeys Kai made it to the river and had a blast. Watch the video from his trip here.

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Air France Paddle Festival to Kick Off With A Bang

Air France has renewed with the Air France Paddle Festival for its 2nd edition taking place on April 18, 2015. Open to anyone and everyone, from novice paddlers to champions, this festival invites the public to discover a booming sport: Stand Up Paddling.

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SUP Downwinder In Tahiti

Check out this cool video of an absurdly scenic standup paddle downwinder video in Taihiti. The Mahina Boys present the Tahiti-Moorea 30 km Channel Crossing on their SIC Maui standup paddleboards. Enjoy!

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Paddle Boarding Mo'orea, Tahiti

 This next section of the Facing Waves series takes us through some of the more relaxed paddling spots in Tahiti, which happen to be inhabited by a few of the island's more exotic and creepy locals - the rays and reef sharks. Watch and enjoy.

Kai Lenny SUP's Teahupoo

Check out this incredible video of Kai Lenny getting to know Teahupoo a little more intimately.

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