Steve West On The Importance Of The Paddle

Steve West Stand Up Paddle
We’re back with another great offering from Steve West, author of “Stand Up Paddle: A Paddler’s Guide”. Steve is one of the most respected writers in the ocean paddling world, so we’re stoked that he’s agreed post some excerpts and summaries out of A Paddler’s Guide every week here on SUPracer.com

Today Steve chats about what is, in some ways, the most important piece of equipment you’ll ever own: your paddle. There are some great insights as always, so click through to read Steve’s full guest post…   → READ MORE

Steve West On The History And Evolution Of SUP Paddles

Steve West Stand Up Paddle
Here’s another great guest post from Steve West, author of “Stand Up Paddle: A Paddler’s Guide”. Steve is one of the most experienced writers in the paddling world, so we’re stoked that he’s sharing his unique insights here on SUPracer.com each week. Each of Steve’s guest posts is based on a section from A Paddler’s Guide, so if you’re enjoying these, you’ll love the book.

Today Steve gives us a history lesson in SUP paddle design, as well as a shout out to the early pioneers of this oft-underrated piece of equipment. It’s a great read as always, so click through for more…   → READ MORE

A Cautionary Tale

Steve West Stand Up Paddle
Here’s another great guest post from Steve West that’ll really get you thinking. Stand Up Paddling is growing faster than any other sport on the water, but that doesn’t mean it’s unstoppable. Windsurfing had a similar spike in popularity in the 70’s and 80’s before a sudden decline. How can SUP avoid similar misfortunes? Click through to hear Steve’s take on the topic…   → READ MORE

Steve West On The Roots Of Stand Up Paddling

Steve West Stand Up Paddle author
Boss Man’s Note: We’re stoked to have paddling writer extraordinaire Steve West join the SUPracer.com team. Steve has been writing about ocean paddling sports for more than 20 years and was a Stand Up Paddler before most of us even knew what SUP was. Steve is the author of the new Stand Up Paddle: A Paddler’s Guide, which I nicknamed the “Bible of SUP”, and will be delivering his unique insights into SUP racing each week here on SUPracer.com.

Click through for the first instalment of Steve’s new column…   → READ MORE