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Paddle Boarding Amelia Island, Florida

Amelia Island is to many a unique and somewhat secret gem along the Atlantic coast of northern Florida. The island has a long and rich history being ruled under 8 different flags including France, Spain and yes, a pirate.

  • Published in Travel

ICF Online SUP Webinar Kickoff Sees Big Turnout

The International Canoe Federation has hailed the success of the first in a series of online webinars focusing on stand up paddling, with more than 200 people from all over the world logging on to listen to two of the biggest names in the sport.

  • Published in News

SUP Tail Design 101

Have you ever wondered why the tail of your paddle board is flat and square while the ones down the beach have rounded tails? There is a reason for the different tail shapes, and it’s not just cosmetic. A SUP’s tail shape is integrally tied to how the board is designed to perform. So if you’re shopping for a new paddle board, it is worth paying attention to the shape of the tail.

  • Published in Gear

How To Do A Frontside Cutback On Your Paddleboard

Now that you've gotten comfortable getting in and out of the waves on your paddleboard and are a master at catching them, you're now ready to start progressing even further and adding some tricks into your bag. Sean Poynter lays out some tips on how to do a frontside cutback on your standup paddleboard. When doing a frontside cutback there are a few key motions that you need to do in order to successfully execute one and here, Sean lays them all out on the table. Here are his words of advice:

  • Published in Tips

5 Places to Paddle in Cold Weather

When thinking of stand up paddling many imagine the warm, clear waters of somewhere tropical like Hawaii, Tahiti, or Florida as the perfect, most beautiful places to get on a SUP and explore.

  • Published in Travel

9 Ways to Have Fun on Group SUPs

Stand up paddle boarding is on the upward trend in participation and with that comes more opportunities for even more fun. In the past couple of years we’ve seen the rise in popularity for group SUPs, as in a paddle board that can hold a group of paddlers at one time. Here we’ve listed 9 ways you can have fun on a group SUP.

  • Published in Tips

Paddle Boarding Oregon, U.S.A

Located in the heart of the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Oregon boasts a large collection of bodies of water and a myriad of environmental conditions to accompany them. What this means to a paddler is that flexibility in destinations, and knowing where the hidden gems are located, can make the difference between a picturesque day paddle and a grueling seven mile upwind grind back to your vehicle.

  • Published in Travel

Winter SUPing: How To Stay Warm In Frigid Temperatures

As winter settles rubber thickens and sessions tend to get shorter. After surfing for over 10 years on frigid water (literally frigid) Igor Goni has managed to basket some tricks here and there which have helped him extend his time in the water regardless the season. Here are some tips on how to stay warm while stand up paddling in frigid temperatures.

  • Published in Tips

How To Stay Stoked In A Crowded Lineup

It’s true that today’s broad surfing community holds a varied and often questionable understanding of surfing etiquette. Add a few individuals with entitlement issues, a couple more with a lack of common courtesy and respect and we have a recipe for a potential bummer of a surf session. Here’s a few thoughts on how to stay stoked through the lineup.

  • Published in Opinion

How To Analyze Your Surf Break

Sean Poynter is one of the best stand up paddle surfers in the world, so when he stops to give some surf advice, you be sure to listen. In Sean's 'how-to' surf series, Sean explains how to analyze your surf break. Sean gives us a list of a few things to keep in mind. See what he had to say...

  • Published in Tips

How Can Sound Sleep Prevent Injury and Boost Your SUP Performance?

Stand Up Paddle (SUP) is considered such a safe sport that it is commonly recommended for children adults alike. However, if you want to reduce your risk of injury while you are out at sea, or if you take part in competitive events, ensure that sleep is an important priority in your daily life.

  • Published in Opinion
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