Confirmed: Team Hawaii Set To Compete At The ISA Worlds For The First Time

Hawaii Stand Up Paddleboard TeamIn what is a major step forward for the event, we can now confirm that Team Hawaii will compete at the ISA World Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard Championship for the first time this year. After missing the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Championships, the Hawaiians have assembled a very strong lineup for the 2015 Worlds to be held in Mexico next month.

Led by current world #1 Connor Baxter and fellow superstars Zane Schweitzer and Mo Freitas, Team Hawaii will start one of the instant favourites when the festivities kick off in Sayulita on May 10th.   → READ MORE

WATCH: Rogue’s Bicho And Stalla Prepare To Take On The World In “Sayulita Fever”

Stand Up Paddling video Rogue SayulitaCheck out a rad clip from the recent Punta Sayulita SUP Classic down Mexico way. This great edit, titled Sayulita Fever, shows off Rogue’s dynamic duo Fernando Stalla and Javier “Bicho” Jimenez as they compete in their hometown event.

These guys are looking in fine form ahead of the ISA Worlds in May, which will see the rest of the world descend on their backyard.    → READ MORE

Who’s Coming To The Carolina Cup? Short Answer: Everyone…

Carolina Cup Paddleboard RaceIn a clear sign of just how significant the Carolina Cup has become, we’ve confirmed that 17 of the world’s Top 20 guys and 7 of the Top 10 women are heading to the first major race of the season.

The 2015 Carolina Cup, set for Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina on April 25th, will play host to an elite lineup of talent never before seen outside the BOP, further cementing Carolina as the place to be.   → READ MORE

Michael Booth, Karla Gilbert Win The 12 Towers Ocean Race

12-towers-stand-up-paddleboard-raceAfter the original date in February was postponed thanks to Cyclone Marcia, the 12 Towers race was held today in far more inviting conditions. This was the 4th annual running of the 12 Towers, which has become the biggest race on the paddling-rich but event-starved mecca of Queensland’s Gold Coast.

A few of the top names were missing but there was still some very strong talent in the field, including one of the fastest ocean racers in the world, Beau O’Brian and the Ironwoman Queen Karla Gilbert. However it was a couple of upstarts that took the top two spots…   → READ MORE

Payette River Games: Air Date Confirmed For CBS Sports Network TV Broadcast

Kai Lenny SUP Payette River GamesThe Payette River Games, already labeled as one of the five “majors” of 2015 and with a world-record, gender-equal prize purse of $50,000 up for grabs, just keeps getting better. Last week we revealed Payette’s deal with CBS Sports Network, and now we have the air dates to go with it.

The broadcast is scheduled for…   → READ MORE

‘Results By Riviera’ Now Has Over 450 Races In The Vault

Race Results stand up paddling

One of the very first things became known for was posting race results. Lots of race results. From France to Florida and everywhere in between. And we always wanted to post them as fast as possible – sometimes before the official results had come out. Sometimes we even posted the winners while the race was still going…

Since launched in late 2011, we’ve posted the results of 453 different races. And thanks to Riviera Paddlesurf you can always quickly find them on our Race Results by Riviera special feature page. So go take a look at the latest action or just enjoy a trip down memory lane…

Robby Naish Reveals Hot New Prototype Board, Proceeds To Break The Internet

Penetrator Stand Up Paddle BoardThis is just too good…

Watch the man, the myth, the legend, Robby Naish, unzip and reveal the latest weapon from one of the world’s most innovative, forward thrusting brands.

The “Penetrator” is a brand new, never-before-seen stand up paddle board that offers a revolutionary new shape. With its thick, hard, bold outline, this will no doubt be a real winner.   → READ MORE

Wild And Woolly Conditions At The Raid Paddle Race in France

Stand Up Paddle race FranceGreg Closier has taken out the Raid Paddle Race in France on the weekend, as six dozen paddlers enjoyed a wild and woolly 10km downwinder in the Gulf of Morbihan.

With a stiff breeze providing plenty of bumps and an overcast sky forcing paddlers to wear plenty of neoprene, the race for the prize was super tight.   → READ MORE

Annabel Anderson, Daniel Hasulyo Win The New Zealand Nationals

New Zealand stand up paddlingResults and pics from New Zealand’s 2015 National SUP Championship, which was held on the weekend at Omaha Beach just north of the capital Auckland.

The main event was won by world #1 and new SUP ATX/Lahui Kai team rider, Annabel Anderson, while Daniel Hasulyo took out the men’s ahead of Annabel’s Lahui Kai teammate, Jayden Jensen.

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Danny Ching, Candice Appleby Set To Headline Team USA At The Worlds In May

Danny Ching ISA World ChampionshipsDanny Ching and Candice Appleby are set to compete at the ISA World Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard Championship for the first time, headlining a very strong Team USA lineup. The duo will be joined in Sayulita, Mexico by 2014 team members Slater Trout and Chuck Glynn.

This is a huge boost for not only Team USA but the ISA Worlds in general.

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Travis Grant Topples Titouan Puyo At The NBS Race In New Caledonia

Travis Grant downwind stand up paddlingTravis Grant toppled Titouan Puyo at home in New Caledonia last weekend, taking out the Downwind/Beach Race double at the NBS Race.

These two guys are a couple of the world’s premiere bump riders. While you may think “Connor” and “Kalama” when you think downwind supremos, Travis and Titou are both firmly on the top level as well. These guys have a sixth sense for reading the ocean, and if the wind is blowing and the bumps are running, you’ll struggle to keep them in sight.   → READ MORE

The Aussies Unite To Support Harry’s Paddle (And Boost The SUP Racer World Rankings)

Harry's Paddle stand up paddle raceComprehensive results, recap, photos and video from Harry’s Paddle, a major charity race that took place in Stockton, New South Wales on the weekend. It looks like it was a fantastic event that will go down as one of the biggest and best in Australia’s SUP racing history.

The weekend attracted enough elite talent to qualify for the SUP Racer World Rankings, which saw a dozen Aussies make a jump up the Top 100 men’s leaderboard.   → READ MORE

Fun Times In Sayulita

Stand-Up-Paddling-Sayulita-MexicoWe’ve just wrapped up the 2015 Punta Sayulita SUP Classic, where the local world beaters have shown that Team Mexico will be a force to be reckoned with at the upcoming ISA Worlds.

Javier “Bicho” Jimenez took out today’s distance race to back up his runner-up finish in Saturday’s Elite Race. Bicho swapped 1-2 finishes with expat Ryan Helm…   → READ MORE

One Of The Five ‘Majors’ Just Got Even Bigger: Payette River Games Secures TV Broadcast Deal

Payette River Games stand up paddlingAs if a $50,000 prize purse and the title of “Funnest event of the year” weren’t already enough of a drawcard, now we’ve all got one more reason to register for the 2015 Payette River Games: An exclusive broadcast deal with CBS Sports Network.

Race organisers recently signed an agreement with the cable channel that will see the PRGs given the full post-production treatment and an exclusive airing slot in July.   → READ MORE