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Standup Paddler Bumped off board, bitten by Shark in Hawaii

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Paddleboarder Bitten off the Big Island This story has been making the rounds this weekend from the Big Island of Hawaii....the beach where it happened has been reopened following the standard closure in the wake of the incident.  A 25-year old and his father were...

Stop the Virginia Key Mooring Field: Water Access Alert

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Water access is a huge issue for the Distressed Mullet and all our water people. We got this alert this morning from one of our good friends Paolo Ameglio, an outrigger and dragon boat paddler from Miami, Virginia Key in downtown Miami has been a natural...

Cape Cod Great White Sightings Prompt Myriad of Responses

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Cape Cod Shark Sightings Two days ago we posted about a SUP paddler who's board was bitten by a Great White Shark off the coast of Cape Cod.  As news reports indicated, seals were in the vicinity and indeed beach goers had apparently witnessed sharks...

Great White Shark Bites SUP in Cape Cod

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SUP Board Bitten by Great White Shark More details on the shark bite in New England from NECN News... the paddler was not hurt by the shark but apparently did sustain injuries when he fell on his board.    

SUPKids Partners with Green Surf Festival in Italy

SUPKids Partners with Green Surf Festival in Italy
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Editor's Note: SUPKids is an innovative program, in collaboration with Starboard, that teaches kids water safety and environmental awareness, in hopes of creating experiences that will enhance participants' appreciation, respect and understanding for sustainable living. It's good stuff! SUPKids Partners with Green Surf Festival in...

Landlords, Lots of Landlords, Showing up in Southern Cal

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Great Whites in SoCal Honestly, not sure what would be more startling, seeing so many great white sharks while paddleboarding, or being "hailed" from above by someone in a helicopter....kind of like when you're riding your bike and a motorist honks his horn at you...

Environment: Paddlers Enlisted to Help Clean up Arizona River

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Paddling to protect Arizona's wild places We love this! Keep It Wild Co. a tee shirt and sticker company dedicated to helping to protect Arizona's wild places, is hosting a trash clean up later this month on the Salt River which runs through the Phoenix Valley....

ISA collaborates to make the 2016 Fiji World Championship Deep Blue

Deep Blue Event
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Editor's Note: A Deep Blue Event is kind of like LEED certification for buildings- but instead of applying to new construction that is rated based on environmental friendliness, it's a surf event that is held with the least impact on the earth.  According to...

An Awareness Raising Effort on the Ganges Could Set a World Record

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Seeing a standup paddler on many rivers in the US or even Europe might not be that big of a thing these days, but on the Ganges in India? And yet, a former banker turned environmentalist - Shilpika Gautam - is looking to be the...

Gone Paddling Expedition Update: Tomahawk and Lake Mohawksin

Gone Paddling Jesse Hieb Update
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Earlier this week we told you about filmmaker Jesse Hieb's 430-mile self-supported paddle down the Wisconsin River. He is raising awareness of water quality revitalization work.  We caught his Facebook Live video this morning, and he's doing well. He paddled through the town of Tomahawk,...

430 Miles Down the Wisconsin River to tell a “Good News Story”

Jesse Hieb Wisconsin River
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When I talked via smartphone to Jesse Hieb, he had only been off the Wisconsin River for about an hour or so, after a full day of paddling 32 miles. It was his second day on the water and he was trying to make...

A New Perspective: Kialoa ‘Elele Evelyn O’Doherty Featured in Nature Conservancy Video

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Stand up. Speak UP. Act NOW. The Nature Conservancy recently released a mini-series documenting the decline in water quality on Long Island. Water girl Evelyn O'Doherty's feature reveals the deep beauty of Long Island's waterways and speaks to the very heart of paddling, our...

Starboard & SUPKids teaching kids how to take care of their planet

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This World Oceans Day sees the official launch of SUPKids, an educational program for 5-12 year olds designed to teach kids SUP, water safety & environmental education. The SUPKids story starts in 2014, in Far North Queensland, Australia where the team ran their very first...

Plastic Tides Movie Premier in Wilmington, NC tonight!

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7pm Thurs Apr. 28th, Ironclad Brewery, Wilmington, NC https://www.facebook.com/events/552549748247102/ Two men. Two SUPs. Ten days. 240 miles. The Plastic Tides team launched on November 9th from Ithaca, NY with hopes to reach Albany via the Erie Canal. Just days into the expedition a winter storm warning...

Massive fish kill in Florida, waterways under attack

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Banana River and Merritt Island suffers unprecedented fishkill from a brown algae bloom. Florida Today reports,"Thousands of fish have died in the Indian River Lagoon in recent days in one of the area's most massive fish kills in recent memory." "Several species of algae have...

Help needed for Florida’s Manatees, Meeting in Orlando this Saturday

Help manatees
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From Evey Hammond: I know there are a lot of paddlers who love to come to Florida just to paddle with our precious wildlife and we could use all the help we can get. Over the summer last year we had a meeting about bear...

URGENT! Cold-stunned Sea Turtles Need Your Help Now!

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The sudden arrival of winter weather this week along the North Carolina coast led to a record number of cold-stunned sea turtles needing rescue and rehabilitation. In just a two-day period, more than 500 turtles were found in frigid water temperatures near shore, unable...

Juvenile Great White Shark washes up on Wrightsville Beach

Here are photos of the Great White Shark that was found washed ashore on Wrightsville Beach, NC
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This morning at around 11am EST, a 8 foot, approximately 500lb great white shark was found washed ashore on the south end of Wrightsville Beach. Ocean rescue dragged the shark away from the shoreline and to Crystal Pier at the Oceanic Restaurant where onlookers...

Paddleboard RESCUE of 1500 in India: SUPs used to reach inaccessible flood areas

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Paddleboard RESCUE: 1500 people rescued in Chennai, India by accessing the inaccessible flood areas on a sup for rescue and are offering FREE RESCUE TRAINING: CHENNAI, INDIA Bay of Life Surf School team is aiding in the Chennai flood rescue in Mudichur mookambikai nagar area...

A quick “what’s going on” as Carolinas endure for historic flooding

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This has been a devastating weather week. Hurricane Juaquin began as an upper level low pressure system with some showers and thunderstorms over the warm Atlantic, and developed into an unusual cold-cored Category 4 hurricane. At this point, the forecast calls for no landfall along the U.S. coastline, but it...

Stand Up Paddle Board Kelp Bed Clean Up: Monterey Bay

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The sport of stand up paddle board is the fastest growing water sport in the world. I spoke with Alison Goss of the Surfrider Foundation Monterey Chapter about doing a clean up from Stand Up Paddle Boards . One of California's most beautiful coastal...

Toxic Sludge closes Animas River, heading into Durango Colorado

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From American Whitewater DURANGO — On Wednesday morning, 1 million gallons of wastewater from an abandoned mine were accidentally spilled into the Animas River in Southwest Colorado, turning the river orange, and prompting officials to close the river to users downstream. The Environmental Protection Agency confirmed...

Would You Drink It?

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I came across this video last night and it struck a cord. Anyone who has read Eddie Would Go: The Story of Eddie Aikau by Stuart Holmes Coleman will remember the saying "Never turn your back on the ocean." "That is not only out of respect...

Colorado River – America’s Most Endangered River 2013

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The Colorado River is a lifeline in the desert, its water sustaining tens of millions of people in seven states, as well as endangered fish and wildlife. However, demand on the river's water now exceeds its supply, leaving the river so over-tapped that it...

The Science (And Politics) Of Predicting Sea-Level Rise Along The NC Coast

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Great article By DAVE DEWITT on NPR on sea level rising in NC and the political response to it. In 2010, the Science Panel that advises the North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission released a report. It said the state could expect a 39-inch sea-level rise...

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