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Photos: Austin Kieffer and Carter Johnson insane Downwind Conditions 2 hours N of San Francisco

Vortex Events / Carter Johnson
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Carter Johnson, race director of the Gorge Downwind Championships in Hood River just posted these shots of his downwinder adventure with Austin Kieffer. The downwind run was from Salt Point to Duncan, 2 hours North of San Francisco. According to Carter, "...this was big. I made...

Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships Sell Out

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Organizers of the 17th annual Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships (M2O), presented by Kona Longboard Island Lager, today announce that the 2013 race sold out in record time - three months in advance of its July 28th race date. This is the sixth consecutive year...

The Olukai: Aloha and Ohana All Wrapped Up in One Race

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Olukai Ho'olaule'a: Celebrating Water Culture We can't lie.  We are starting to get just a little excited about the month of April.  After all, weather is starting to get and stay warmer. Booties are starting to come off, and some of our most favorite races...

Maliko Downwind Surfing by Paddle With Riggs

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A group of friends get together and surf open ocean swells down the coast of Maui's north shore.

Maliko with Onshore Winds and a North Swell

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Maliko run with north winds and a north swell. Paddling S.I.C. stand up paddle boards with rudder systems.

SIC Maui: 48 Hours with Andrea Moller

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Take a peek into 48 hours of professional paddler Andrea Moller's life as she travels to Los Angeles for the 2014 Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards then returns home to Maui to win the 2014 Paddle Imua Race.

Video: Down Seas

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Even though we do love the holiday season, it’s easy to dream of warm water and long downwind runs this time of year. Enjoy this one by Kekoa Kau...

The Other Maui Downwinder: The Kihei Run

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Downwind Paddling - Kihei Side   It’s not always fun and downwinders on the North Shore of Maui. Contrary to the idealized notion that Maui’s weather is perennially perfect and so much more consistent than conditions anywhere else on the the planet, sometimes Maliko is a...

More Foiling on Maliko

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Kalama Foils Down Maliko Legend Dave Kalama joins Finn Spencer in a foil run down Maliko on Maui with the GoFoil. Yep.  Looks like this is definitely becoming a thing! Video by Alex Aguera.

Video: Bad Magic by Valkyrie Downwind

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Moody downwind love on Valentine's Day Subscribe to Valkyrie Downwind on Youtube for their latest videos

Hood River Gorge Downwinder on the Surftech Bark Downwinder

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Got to test out the Surftech Bark Downwinder that'll be available as a production board in 2015. Morgan Hoesterey took me out with some of the Surftech crew. I had so much fun. Wait on it. Get one. I also tried a prototype fin...

Maliko Downwind run, Maui. March 22nd, 2012 Part 1 by Rain Waves

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This is the first 1/3 of my SUP paddle adventure, doing the famous Maliko downwind run on the North shore of Maui. Many thanks to Bill Boyum for taking me along, and waiting patiently for me to catch up after many, many falls!

Maliko rushes by nick moloney

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Training on Maui for the Molokai 2 Oahu Paddle Race 2012

Surprise Day Off Downwinder off the N.C. Coast

Epic North Carolina Downwinder
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Editor's Note: We love hearing about the adventures of SIC Maui Brand Ambassador Sarah Muir Westbrook, especially when it involves an epic North Carolina downwinder! How an Epic North Carolina Downwinder Starts Most of my epic stories start a little something like this: Gary: It's gonna...

Quickblade: Have Fun: Afternoon Downwind by Soul Surf Media

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A little Sunday afternoon fun with Jimmy and the guys. Quick video and stills shot by Elizabeth Terrell with music by James Mason (masonbrothersmusic.com)

The Other Point of View: Lexy speaks on the near untimely demise

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NOTE: This is a response to April's piece here.  Let me preface this with a few important points: ~ I love my friends (even when they’re crazy-pants) ~ I love paddling and paddle surfing! Devastating Loss: Setting the Scene Raise your hand if you’ve ever lost a four-legged furry...

North Shore Hawaii Prone Paddleboard Downwind Lachie Lansdown

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Looks like Lachie Lansdown and Jack Bark were having a blast on the North Shore doing downwinders on their Bark Commander Stock Prone Paddleboards.  

Downwinder Tuesday: Athens, Greece and the Meltemia Winds

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Downwinding Greek Style We just love this.  Mullet reader John Spinoulas sent us this video from last week, when the summer winds known as "Meltemia" created perfect downwinding conditions in Athens. John and his brother got in four great days of downwinding and he captured the highlights...

Jeremy Riggs on Jumping the Bump

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If you want to learn downwinding, especially if your goal is a North Shore Maui Maliko Run, there is no one better to learn from that the Jedi Master himself, Jeremy Riggs of Paddle with Riggs. This week, he dropped a great video on how...

Maliko Lessons

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You think you know someone, and then they do something that just floors you, and makes you realize you probably don’t know them as well as you thought. That was my downwind run on Maliko on Maui Saturday. In the last couple of years, my downwinding...

Surf Ski Tuesday: Another Durban Downwinder

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Surf ski Run in South Africa This video by Gareth Miles of a ripping downwind beach finish is full of challenging surf and resulting carnage. If you paddle anywhere and in anything on this Fourth of July, remember to wear your PFD, your leash (even in your...

Maui SUP Surf Maliko Downwinder with Suzie Cooney and Dual GoPro Cameras by Suzie Cooney

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Super cool video, watch whole thing to be sure you see "what happens".. Had a blast making this. Mellow day but lots of steep drops and long rides. Lots of downwind action covered by my GoPro Hero2 on nose of Naish Glide AND one on...

Video: Cast Your Fate To The Wind

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Prone Downwinding   We l0ve this video edit of the prone downwinding by Frank Lundy!        

2013 Maui to Moloka’i SUP Race; Zane Schweitzer (Starboard)

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Starboard Ambassador Zane Schweitzer dominates the 14' ft SUP Class as we follow him down Wind from Honolua Bay Maui to Kaunakakai Moloka'i for the Infamous Maui to Molokai Race!

Notes from Maui: Foil SUP Boards

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Foiled Again! Since my last visit  almost a year ago, the number of foil boards you might strapped on the back of a pick-up truck or in the water here on Maui seems to have increased. The foil looks like a model airplane on a...
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