Chase Kosterlitz’s Aussie SUP Adventures

Chase Kosterlitz AustraliaFlorida’s SUP supremo Chase Kosterlitz is just wrapping up a near month long stint on Australia’s Gold Coast, where he’s been training, testing and apparently not getting much sleep.

The Fanatic team rider has been working on new race board designs with his fellow Fanatic team riders Paul and Angie Jackson, as well as getting in plenty of early morning training sessions on Currumbin Creek.

So click through to hear Chase’s thoughts about this mecca of stand up paddle racing…   → READ MORE

The Top 12 Of 2012


It’s that time of year again, when we look back at twelve whole months of Stand Up Paddle races and decide who the top performers were.

The Top 12 of 2012 attempts to rank the world’s elite Stand Up Paddlers based on their performances over the past twelve months. That’s no easy feat: There are a LOT of good SUP athletes out there. In fact we had a short-list of 35 guys when we were trying to calculate our Top 12, and honestly, almost all of them could have been squeezed onto the final list if we slightly moved the criteria one way of the other.

But who made the final list? And who scored the #1 spot? Click through to find out…   → READ MORE

2012 Tahoe Nalu Video Recap (A Little Late, But Worth The Wait)

Here’s a great clip of the 2012 Ta-Hoe Nalu SUP race, which was won by Jamie Mitchell and Candice Appleby.

It’s not the quickest video edit we’ve ever seen (the event was in August; this video got released a few days ago) but it was worth the wait. This is the event where Jamie Mitchell famously came from behind in the distance race to beat Chase Kosterlitz to the line – by running. Click through to watch…   → READ MORE

Fun Times In Puerto Rico: Paddle Royal Race Video

In case you somehow haven’t heard, the $20,000 Paddle Royal was held on the weekend in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with Danny Ching and Candice Appleby taking home the cash and bragging rights (check out the finalised Paddle Royal race results).

From all reports it was an awesome weekend: a very well organised event with great racing and in a kickass location. You can get a taste of what the paddlers were enjoying in this clip from Saturday’s Distance Race. This shows the massive line of paddlers heading around the first turning buoy, not long after the start of the 8.5 mile race. Click through to watch…   → READ MORE

Candice Appleby, Danny Ching Victorious At The Paddle Royal (UPDATED With Final Results)

UPDATE 3rd December: Full results are now in (from all divisions) so click through to check them out.

Danny Ching and Candice Appleby have just taken out the 2012 Paddle Royal. Saturday saw the 8 mile distance race, while Sunday was the sprint races. Results were combined to produce the overall event champions.

The Paddle Royal is a $20,000 SUP race in San Juan, Puerto Rico, which has attracted many of the world’s best paddlers. Other standout performances came from Eric Terrien, Ryan Helm, Paul Jackson and Chase Kosterlitz in the men’s division, while Angie Jackson and Gail Vento podium’d on the women’s side. Click through for the full results + pics   → READ MORE

America’s Cup Meets SUP: Team Oracle Trains With Team Fanatic

Fresh from his victory at the WPA World Champs Distance Race, Chase Kosterlitz has just spent a week up in San Francisco training with one of the biggest names in sport: America’s Cup champions Team Oracle Racing.

Team Oracle is led by Jimmy Spithill, who in 2010 became the youngest ever skipper to win the America’s Cup. Spithill and team-mate Shannon Falcone have both gotten right into Stand Up Paddle racing lately and they’re not just making up the numbers either. They competed at the Battle of the Paddle, before heading back up to San Francisco where they scored some impressive results at the Battle of the Bay. Jimmy personally claimed the scalps of several well-known paddlers en route to a top 5 finish.   → READ MORE

[RESULTS] Hennessey’s World SUP Championships In Cabo, Mexico (UPDATE: Day 2 Results Available)

The 2012 Hennessey’s World SUP Championships are under way in Cabo, Mexico right now. Several of the world’s finest are in town to duke it out for the $16.5k in cash prizes and title of WPA World Champ. Saturday was the 11 mile P2P (Punta Gorda to Palmilla) Distance Race, while Sunday sees the 4 mile Elite race.

The Distance Race was taken out by Chase Kosterlitz and Jenny Kalmbach. Chase narrowly beat home Fernando Stalla, while Jenny blitzed the women’s field (and most of the men’s). Stalla took revenge in the Elite Race though, claiming the victory as well as the overall championship title after Kosterlitz finished 3rd, behind Ryan Helm. Click through for full results…   → READ MORE

[VIDEO] Fast Start @ River Rocks SUP Race In Chattanooga

Check out the mad sprint at the start of the RiverRocks SUP race in Chattanooga on the weekend.

Winner of the Elite Race, Chase Kosterlitz, gets off to a flyer. This was a 6 mile race but it looks like most paddlers are sprinting flat out. They probably are; with flat water races there’s always a lot of jockeying at the beginning to keep up with the pace setters and not miss out on the draft trains. Click through to watch the clip…   → READ MORE

[RESULTS] Chase Kosterlitz and Candice Appleby Win The $12,000 SUP Splash RiverRocks

Candice Appleby and Chase Kosterlitz have just won the RiverRocks SUP race in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The race, which is part of the 2012 SUP Splash Race Series, offered $12,000 in total prize money. That’s not bad for any SUP race, let alone one that’s held in a town most paddlers wouldn’t be able to spell.

Candice and Chase both pick up $3,500 for their wins in the Elite race (there was equal prize money for men and women). Click through for the full race results…   → READ MORE

[VIDEO] Quickblade’s Mitchell, Terrell, And Kosterlitz Hit Utah (And Some Awful Golf Shots)

Check out Team Quickblade’s roadtrip to Utah, hosted by Jamie Mitchell and starring Jim Terrell and Chase Kosterlitz.

The adventure features a stop at the H2O Overdrive Summer Series SUP Race (where JM finished 2nd behind Danny Ching and in front of a dozen of the world’s best), a bit of SUP carnage on the river and some absolutely dreadful golf swings (don’t give up the paddling just yet boys!). Click through to watch the full clip…   → READ MORE

[RESULTS] Naish Gorge Paddle Challenge: Kai Lenny, Candice Appleby Dominate

The 2012 Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge has just wrapped up at Hood River, Oregon, in spectacular fashion. The stacked field of paddlers and awesome race conditions have helped this go down as one of the best SUP racing events of the year.

With $18,000 in prize money on the line, a virtual “who’s who” of the stand up paddle world battled it out for this year’s Gorge Paddle Challenge. Just making the Top 10 in this event would be as impressive as a podium spot in almost any other SUP race around the world. Click to see the full results   → READ MORE

Road Trippin’

What have the world’s best Stand Up Paddlers been getting up to the past week? For the elite Team Quickblade, including Jamie Mitchell, Chase Kosterlitz, Matt Becker, Candice Appleby, Fernando Stalla, Tucker Ingalls and Jim Terrell, it’s been a 24 hour road trip from L.A. to Oregon. All in the name of SUP racing.

Click through to check out the Instagram pics of their adventure…   → READ MORE

[RESULTS] Ta-Hoe Nalu SUP Festival

The Quiksilver Waterman Collection’s $10,000 Ta-Hoe Nalu SUP Festival has just wrapped up, with Candice Appleby and Jamie Mitchell dominating the weekend.

The event was a massive success with a tonne of elite Stand Up Paddle racing talent making the trip to Lake Tahoe. Click through for the full race results and pics from the Long Distance and Survivor SUP races.   → READ MORE

Chase Kosterlitz’s Endless Downwinder

Everyone loves a good downwinder, but nobody loves the work that’s involved off the water. Figuring out how to have spare cars at each end or trying to convince someone to be the designated driver kinda takes the fun out of a good paddle.

But Fanatic’s Chase Kosterlitz might have solved that problem. The only catch? You’ve gotta get yourself to Italy…   → READ MORE

[VIDEO] The Lost Mills Race

Check out this awesome footage from last weekend’s Lost Mills Race in Germany.

The entire event was one of the most professional I’ve ever seen and featured some great Stand Up Paddle race action. Click through to watch the highlights   → READ MORE

[RESULTS] The Lost Mills International SUP Race

We’ve just finished an amazing two days of SUP race action here in beautiful Bavaria, Germany.

The Lost Mills International SUP Race offered $20,000 in cash & prizes and drew a stacked field of paddlers.

Check out the full race results and some great pics of the action…   → READ MORE

[RESULTS] The SUP Race Cup, France (UPDATED)

The SUP Race Cup (aka the International Mediterranean Trophy) was held last weekend in St. Maxime, on France’s famous Côte d’Azur.

This is probably the most prestigious Stand Up Paddle race event in Europe and the 2012 edition drew the best from the continent, such as Eric Terrien, Gaetene Sene and Casper Steinfath, as well as international stars like Bart de Zwart and Chase Kosterlitz.

Over 100 stand up paddlers competed but it was BIC Sport’s Eric Terrien and Fanatic’s Olivia Piana who were the big winners, with both of them going through the weekend undefeated.

To see who else was paddling fast, click through and check out the full results…   → READ MORE

[RESULTS] Water Monkey Challenge (Florida)

Results from the 2012 Water Monkey Challenge Stand Up Paddle race, held @ Tampa Bay, Florida.

The race was organised by the Water Monkey SUP shop, which is owned by none other than Fanatic team rider and Top 11 of 2011 #11, Chase Kosterlitz.

An impressive 129 paddlers competed in the race, with Matt McDonald taking out the overall victory. Meanwhile Jason Meehan was the fastest 12’6″ and Bailey Rosen was the first woman across the line.   → READ MORE

[RESULTS] Danny Ching and Heather Baus Victorious @ Carolina Cup

Danny Ching has won the Carolina Cup Elite Race, taking out the Elite 12.5 mile (20 kms) “Graveyard Course” race ahead of Florida’s Chase Kosterlitz.

Heather Baus was victorious on the women’s side of the race, beating home Brandi Baksic and Candice Appleby. Click through for photos and full results…   → READ MORE

Introducing “SUPstagram”

What do pro Stand Up Paddlers get up to when they’re not racing?

Find out with SUP-stagram, our new billion dollar feature here on SUPracer.com.

We’ve rounded up all the SUP racers that are on Instagram and put them in the one place, so you can stalk follow your favourite paddlers no matter where you are.   → READ MORE