Danny Ching has just signed up for the solo SUP division of the Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships, setting the stage for perhaps the most competitive channel crossing ever.
Danny’s confirmation means we could be in for an all-star battle royale this year, with Molokai 2013 potentially featuring Danny Ching vs. Connor Baxter vs. Dave Kalama vs. Travis Grant vs. Kai Lenny.
Add in the likelihood of gun paddlers such as Scott Gamble, Jeremy Riggs and Livio Menelau being in the race, and we should be set for an absolute cracker… → READ MORE
Connor Baxter and Andrea Moller have won the 2013 OluKai SUP Race on Maui, holding off an elite field of paddlers to defend their respective titles.
Dave Kalama was 2nd in the men’s race with Kai Lenny in third, while Talia Gangini was the next best female paddler. Click through for the FULL RESULTS… → READ MORE
More SUP adventures with episode #2 of Dave Kalama’s Stand Up Travelling series. Today’s video features a quick look at the Imagine flat water race board designs as well as a pretty stoked Jamie Mitchell, who finds out last minute that he’s off to Fiji with Dave.
Not a bad life really. → READ MORE
Watch this cool little insight into the world of one of SUP’s most famous faces, Dave Kalama.
Dave hit Fiji last September and spent a day in California on the way. Training with Jamie Mitchell and reminiscing about learning to surf at Newport Beach was on the cards, so click through to watch… → READ MORE
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
Check out Dave Kalama, Connor Baxter and the SIC crew showing off on Maui.
Some amazing aerial footage and awesome downwind conditions… who else wants to go for a paddle right now? → READ MORE
Check out results and some of the action from the 5th Annual Easy Rider SUP Cup, held in Edmonton, Canada on the weekend.
Dave Kalama was in town, with the big guy holding one of his famed Kalama Klinics on Friday before taking home the race win on Saturday. The big guy didn’t have it too easy though, having to battle local Mike Darbyshire all the way for the victory. Meanwhile Diane Wenzel was the quickest of the women. → READ MORE
Connor Baxter has won the 2012 Molokai-2-Oahu SUP race in a record time of 4hrs 13mins, defending his 2011 victory and shaving almost a quarter of an hour off his own race record. → READ MORE
The 7th annual Naish Paddle Championships were held today on Maui, with plenty of the world’s best SUP racers tackling the famous Maliko Downwind Run.
Young gun Kai Lenny took out the overall victory just seconds ahead of the man himself, Dave Kalama, while Andrea Moller won the women’s race. Click through for full results, pics and video… → READ MORE
The 2012 Triple Crown of SUP wrapped up on Saturday with the Maui to Molokai race. Epic conditions made for some awesome SUP racing and incredibly fast finishing times.
Connor Baxter was first over the line after somehow maintaining an avg speed of 9.1mph for almost three hours… → READ MORE
Big news: One of the biggest and most respected names in the world of Stand Up Paddling, Dave Kalama, has joined the team at Imagine SUP. Though the Maui legend isn’t just going to be riding their boards though, he’s actually gone and gotten himself the fancy title of “VP of Design & Innovation”. That sounds pretty major.
The big guy joins the team @ Imagine immediately and will unveil a couple of new SUP surfboard designs later this year. Sounds like he’s only on the SUP Surfing side of things for now, but let’s hope he adds his ideas to their line of SUP Race Boards as well. Kalama has been a leading SUP racer for years, especially in downwind and open ocean racing. → READ MORE
Here’s the follow up to 10x World Champ Jamie Mitchell’s Maui-Downwinder-Gone-Wrong video.
Helicopter rescues and injuries… not your average paddle session.
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Check out Jamie Mitchell’s latest adventure.
Just your average downwinder on Maui (…except for the helicopters, breakdowns, ocean rescues and the all-star cast of JM, Connor Baxter, Slater Trout, Dave Kalama and Mark Raaphorst). → READ MORE
CONNOR BAXTER & ANDREA MOLLER WIN OLUKAI
Connor Baxter 1st,Travis Grant 2nd, Danny Ching 3rd, Dave Kalama 4th, Jamie Mitchell 5th. Andrea Moller wins the women’s race ahead of Maui’s Talia Gangini.
Click through for full race results, pics and post-race interviews… → READ MORE
The Quickblade Kalama Klinic is under way at Newport Beach, California. That means right now a handful of lucky paddlers are enjoying a hardcore training session with two absolute champions of SUP: Dave Kalama and Jamie Mitchell.
These two guys need no introduction; they’re both world beaters (literally) when it comes to stand up paddle racing, so any chance to learn technique and race strategy from them is priceless. → READ MORE
Two of the biggest names in Stand Up Paddling, Dave Kalama and Jamie Mitchell, are putting on a high performance coaching clinic later this month.
The Quickblade team riders will be at the Newport Aquatic Centre on April 28th for an in-depth paddle technique session. Guaranteed to turn you into a Molokai winner! → READ MORE
Dave Kalama, one of the most well known faces in stand up paddling (and one of the SUP racers of the year) has left Naish International.
Naish without Kalama seems a bit strange; it’s hard to imagine one without the other and it’ll be interesting to see what direction each of them take from here.
UPDATE: Kalama just posted the reasons why on his site. Sounds like he’ll be experimenting with shaping his own boards… → READ MORE
Full results from the Molokai 2 Oahu World Paddleboard Championships, where Connor Baxter claimed a prestigious victory as well as a new course record.
Click for full results… → READ MORE
Held July 24, 2011 at the famous Maliko run (Maliko Gulch to Kahului Harbor).
The 9 mile downwinder drew a strong international field, who were in town for the Molokai2Oahu race the next weekend.
Dave Kalama beat home Livio Menelau in the Unlimited class, while Jeremy Riggs took out the 14′ division and Connor Baxter put in a massive performance to win the 12’6″ class (with the 5th fastest overall time). Full results… → READ MORE