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Is OABI dead?

By Harrison Withers Last week, on Saturday, August 10, 2019, 20 paddlers lined up between a channel marker and a pontoon boat. The group collectively counted down from 5, and when they hit 1, they set off for a clockwise lap around Belle Isle.  This...

It’s A Gorge-ous Time of Year! Summer Downwinding!!

Summer Downwinding Season
Summer Downwinding Season in Hood River This week, the SIC Gorge Paddle Challenge kicks off in the iconic Columbia River Gorge. It’s the culmination of the racing part of the summer downwinding season in the Oregon water sports Mecca of Hood River. I would be...

The Blues(t) Thing in Chicago Is the Water: Midwest Paddle League Completes Double-Header Weekend

by Harrison Withers and photos via Doug Vojtko There's 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark out, and we're wearing sunglasses. -Elwood I love starting these recaps with some great anecdotes about the event location, but...

Midwest Paddle League Completes Triple Header Weekend in Iowa, Wisconsin, and Michigan

Article by Harrison Withers, Photos from Karl Eugster, Todd Michael Jolicoeur, and from the Clear Lake Paddlefest Facebook Page The Midwest Paddle League (MWPL) had a busy Saturday 7/27 with three races all on the same day! Clear Lake Iowa Paddlefest in the heartland, while...

2019 Molokai 2 Oahu Same Day Highlights

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Here's a quick edit of some of the highlights from the 2019 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships. Congratulations to everyone that stood on the start line this morning and thank you for supporting this event! See you in 2020 for the 24th Molokai...

Up North Standup Paddleboard Classic: Midwest Paddle League Makes the Most Out of What Nature Offers

Up North Standup Paddleboard Classic: Midwest Paddle League Makes the Most Out of What Nature Offers Photo by Doug Vojtko
The Midwest Paddle League completed it’s 6th race of the season this past weekend (7/20) in the beautiful northwest corner of the lower peninsula of Michigan. Crystal Lake is a pristine, clear 22.5 square mile inland lake just south of Traverse City and Sutton’s...

GB SUP – Ocean Sports, UK Celtic Cup Recap

We made the most of our vacation in the UK and our short time in Cornwall to join the wonderful group of paddlers from The Ocean Sports Centre, the host of the UK Celtic Cup in Carbis Bay in Cornwall UK. I was immediately...

Midwest Paddle League Competes 5th Race in the Land of Cheese and Beer: Midwest Paddle Festival

Midwest Paddle Festival Photos by Doug Vjotko
(Authors note: I could not personally attend this year’s event, this article was compiled from the personal experiences and recollections of Bernie Isacovici and Doug Vojko.) Oconomowoc /oʊˈkɑːnəməˌwɔːk, WI Other than having one of the best SUP scenes in the country, the Midwest is filled...

Dean Randazzo Brings ‘Won’t Quit’ Attitude To Paddle Race :: Official Results

Dean Randazzo of Ventnor finishes his first 22.5-mile Paddle For A Cause Saturday, June 8 in Atlantic City.
On Saturday local surf legend and cancer survivor Dean Randazzo joined paddlers from around the world in a 22.5-mile race around Absecon Island. The 12th annual Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation Paddle For A Cause presented by Seashore Construction brought competitors and spectators to the Frank...

Midwest Paddle League Starts Strong with the Gun Lake Paddle Battle

Gun Lake Paddle Battle 2019
by Harrison Withers and photos from Doug Vojtko The Midwest Paddle League kicked off the 2019 season this past Saturday, June 1st, at the Gun Lake Paddle Battle in Shelbyville, MI.  The event, put on by Shaka SUP Racing, featured 1,3, and 6-mile courses with...

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