This Whitewater Highlights Reel from Team Badfish Is Totally Badass

whitewater stand up paddle boardingNeed a little excitement to start your day? This highlights reel from Team Badfish should do the trick.

With everything from big whitewater runs to river surfing to sliding down a glacier, and featuring the likes of whitewater SUP pioneer Spencer Lacy and river surfer Brittany Parker, if this two and a half minutes of footage doesn’t make you wanna jump in your truck and go find a remote river in the mountains to paddle, I don’t know what will.   → READ MORE

Pacific Paddle Games Countdown: 10 Days ’til the Biggest Race of the Year (10 Things to Know)

Pacific Paddle Games
The countdown is on: We’re only 10 days away from the biggest race of the year, the 2016 Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life, which is shaping up to be the sport’s showcase event once again this season.

So with just 10 days to go til the big dance at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California, here are 10 things you need to know about the PPGs…   → READ MORE

Bart de Zwart Overcomes Rain, Fog and Fatigue to Conquer Canada’s 220km Muskoka River X Adventure Paddle Race. Again.

Muskoka River X
The undisputed king of ultra long distance paddling, Bart de Zwart, has done it again. Not long after his victories in the Yukon (715km) and Missouri (547km), and literally straight off the back of his 200+ km effort in the Netherlands last week, Bart has just taken out the Muskoka River X race in Ontario, Canada. Again.   → READ MORE

Bart de Zwart Never Stops: Mr. Endurance Tackles Canada’s 220km “Muskoka River X” Race This Weekend

Bart de ZwartIn brief: Fresh off his tour of the 11 cities in Holland, Mr. Endurance Bart de Zwart is already on to his next challenge: the Muskoka River X race in Canada this weekend.

This will be the fourth event in a six-race series of the world’s longest stand up paddle races that Bart is completing this year. His tour started in June with the beyond-comprehension 715km epic voyage along the Yukon River in Canada, before hitting an even greater challenge, the absolute non-stop MR340 race along the Missouri River (547kms).   → READ MORE

Heads Up: Registration for the Pacific Paddle Games (Elite Race) Closes TOMORROW

Pacific Paddle Games paddleboard raceJust a friendly reminder: Registration for the biggest race of the year, the Pacific Paddle Games, closes TOMORROW.

If you want to race in the elite division at the PPGs, you’ve gotta get your name on the start list by 3pm Friday 16th. No rush if you’re only looking at the open race though: registration for amateur divisions will be open until September 23rd.   → READ MORE

Awesome: Red Paddle Co Unleashes the 22 Foot “Dragon” Inflatable + Teams Racing League

Red Paddle Co Dragon SUP
Well this is definitely one of the more unusual news items in the world of SUP racing. It’s also one of the most awesome: Red Paddle Co, the pioneer of inflatable stand up paddle board design, has just released a four-person, 22ft-long race board called the Red Dragon. What’s more, they’re launching a global team racing league called the “Dragon World Series” that sounds like ridiculously good fun.   → READ MORE

The Butterly Effect Is Aiming to Set a World Record on Lake Tahoe This Weekend

butterly-effect-stand-up-paddleboardingIn brief: One of the most important movements in the world of women’s stand up paddle boarding, the Butterfly Effect, is hitting Tahoe this weekend, and they’re looking to set a new world record.

Although it’s not a fixture on the racing scene (the events are deliberately “non-competitive”), the Butterly Effect has probably done more to advance the cause of women’s stand up paddling than any other group.   → READ MORE

220kms in 27 Minutes: Daily Video Highlights from Every Stage of the 11 City Tour

SUP 11 City TourThe epic adventure that is the SUP 11 City Tour has been completed for another year, however the memories will linger long.

The 8th annual edition of this iconic race saw records on all fronts, from the massive participation (almost 200) to the number of countries represented (27) to the incredible amount of sunshine the competitors were bathed in (the weather was perfect this year), this small, rural corner of the Netherlands certainly turned it on over the past week.   → READ MORE

11 City Tour: Bruno Hasulyo, Seychelle Hattingh Conquer ‘The Ultimate Challenge’ in the Netherlands (UPDATED)

11 City Tour stage 4
Starboard’s Bruno Hasulyo (Hungary) and Mistral’s Seychelle Hattingh (USA) have conquered “The Ultimate Challenge” after five days and more than 200kms of (125 miles) of paddling through the Dutch countryside, winning the 8th Annual SUP 11 City Tour to add another chapter to the story of this unique and very special race.

After establishing a big lead on the first stage, Bruno and his brother Daniel spent the next four days defending their advantage against reigning champ Steeve Teihotaata (Mistral/Tahiti), while Italian Martino Rogai (Jimmy Lewis) and New Zealand’s Marcus Hansen (NSP) were the other top five standouts.   → READ MORE