Virtual Panda Paddle :: August 24th

WWF's Panda Paddle Virtual Event
You, WWF, a paddle board. On a mission to save the planet's wild waters and natural places. On August 24, 2019 you can join with nature lovers all over the country by standup paddle boarding on your favorite body of water at WWF's Panda Paddle...

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...

Midwest Paddle League Completes 4th Race of Season: The Great Lakes SUP Challenge

2019 Great Lakes SUP Challenge - DericCurtis
by Harrison Withers, photos by Deric Curtis The East Coast and West Coast are great, but this last weekend, it was the third coast that was alive with paddle stoke. Yeah you heard me right, the third coast. Turns out that Michigan has more coastline than...

2014 Throwback Video: Brian Szymanski and John Becker talk about Lahui Kai at the Outdoor Retailers Expo

Brian Szymanski and John Becker have recently joined Lahui Kai. Two of the standup paddle industry's most talented people have the opportunity to bring their dreams and aspirations for standup paddling to fruition though their partnership with SUPATX and Lahui Kai's Mick DiBetta. They...

OABI 2019 is cancelled

"For our families and yours OABI has become one of the highlights of the summer in Detroit. For the past 7 years we were thrilled to carry the awesome responsibility of producing an event that lived up to such great expectations. However,...

New Divisions to be added to most major events: Standupsitdownmutlipaddler

Designed and posted on Facebook by Matt Walters in the MR340 Facebook Group. This is where legends are forged. Considering how few race categories we have in SUP races, this could add some much needed podium space.(sarcasm) Love this.

Starting Memorial Day Weekend :: Join ALL ACCESS to kick off your Summer Training

Paddle Monster Summer Training
It's Memorial Day weekend and June is almost here. We're rapidly approaching the thick of the SUP summer racing season. If you're excited about racing this summer the time to start doing something about it is now. Although our Paddle Monster Summer Program started a...

This happened when young Kira Buchanan finished the Graveyard Race

Every year, something magical happens at the Carolina Cup. This year, at the end of the Carolina Cup race day, the last two racers headed to the finish. One of these was Gorge paddle athlete and cancer survivor, Kira Buchanon. As they approached the...

Mullet Memories

Carolina Paddleboard Company
This is from 2012 when Carolina Paddleboard Company had jus stocked up on Surftech Bark race boards in advance of the Carolina Cup. I remember having trouble getting to the back of the store, through all the boards and paddles. Joe and Jack Bark,...

Kai Wa’a – Hawaiian Ocean Canoes has developed a new surfski called the Vega

Kai Wa'a Vega Surfski
According to Paolo Ameglio via Facebook, "The Kai Wa'a Vega brings together years of boat design experience to hand shape a sleek Surfski that is built lighter and stronger to go fast and in accordance with the ocean. The Vega design features a sharp...


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