Mo Freitas, Bailey Rosen Win the Battle of the Bay

Mo Freitas stand up paddling in San FranciscoIn brief: Mo Freitas and Bailey Rosen have taken out the annual race around San Francisco’s iconic Alcatraz Island, also known as the Battle of the Bay. Mo swept both the 8.5 mile round the island loop and the shorter course race, with Bailey matching the double in the women’s.

Other stand outs were young Frenchman Martin Letourneur, who gave Mo the stiffest competition…   → READ MORE

Beyond The Shore: Ching, Margetts and a New Name to Watch

404 SUP - Beyond the Shore Paddlefest - Danny Ching and Ryland HartHere’s a great little gallery from what looks to be a fantastic event. The 3rd annual Beyond The Shore Paddlefest was held at Redondo Beach, California last weekend, with a few very big names and a lot of stoked out weekend warriors enjoying a fun day on the water.

There was distance racing, sprint racing and kids racing. There was a free clinic with Danny Ching, and even a world record SUP yoga attempt.   → READ MORE

Fresh From Her Molokai Crossing, Bailey Rosen Signs Board Sponsorship Deal With KM Hawaii

KM Hawaii SUP boards bailey rosenJust days after paddling from Molokai to Oahu and with her infectious smile as big as ever, Bailey Rosen has signed with a new board sponsor: KM Hawaii.

It’s quite appropriate for the signing to be announced this week, when Bailey has been in Hawaii recovering from her epic Molokai race. I was there on the weekend and saw the youngster cross the line in a very solid time, finishing only one spot behind former champ Andrea Moller in the unlimited division.    → READ MORE

Bailey Rosen Launches The Florida Junior SUP Team

Florida Junior SUP TeamBailey Rosen, the always-energetic 17-year old who’s quickly become one of the top young women on the racing scene, has just announced the formation of the Florida Junior SUP Team. The team features 13 Floridian groms aged 9-15 that hail from right across the state.

The goal of this team is to give these kids a common ground with each other, and to encourage teamwork and camaraderie for the new generation of stand up paddlers. The members of the Florida Junior SUP team will also act as role models to kids just starting to enter the sport, creating a positive infrastructure within stand up paddle that encourages kids paddle and inspires them to reach for the standard set by this motivated and dedicated group of athletes. All of these kids are not only paddling at a high level, but also showing sportsmanship off the water   → READ MORE

Appleby & Vela’s Performance Paddling Competition Team Revealed

Performance Paddling Competition Team Candice Appleby & Anthony Vela’s Performance Paddling Competition Team has just been revealed, featuring a stack of young SUP talent aged between 7 and 16 years. The Team, now in its 2nd year, aims to develop the next generation of elite paddlers while also giving them some valuable life lessons along the way.

The 2013 Performance Paddling Competition Team contains 23 super charged young SUP groms, many of which are probably already beating you and I at the races (and will be winning them pretty soon). The group features names you’d already be familiar with – Tucker Ingalls, Travis Baptiste, Bailey Rosen, Riggs Napoleon, Vanina Walsh – as well as plenty of up and coming youngsters, so click through to meet the whole team…   → READ MORE

[RESULTS] New Territory For SUP @ Cincinatti Paddlefest

While Ohio isn’t exactly the first place that comes to mind when you think about SUP racing, it’s definitely a major hub for paddle sports in general.

The 2012 Cincinatti Paddlefest attracted over 2,200 paddlers to the Ohio River, with Jim Terrell leading the charge for Stand Up Paddling. The Quickblade Paddles founder was joined by several former Olympic team mates as well as some of the new generation of SUP racers such as Bailey Rosen.   → READ MORE