Cool Pics From The Latest Stop Of The U.S. SUP Tour

US SUP TourSome cool pics from the second stop of the 2014 U.S. SUP Tour, which was held at Hermosa on the weekend. Unlike the previous Tour stops, this one skipped the surf contest and was a pure racing event.

Fresh from his medal in Nicaragua, Captain America was back on show and took out yet another Tour victory. Slater came home first in the Elite Course Race ahead of another one of those young-guys-who-both-surf-and-race-annoying-well, Zane Schweitzer. Rounding out the top four was the Mexican duo of Javier Jimenez and Fernando Stalla, who actually competed for their country against Slater in the ISA Worlds earlier this month.   → READ MORE

ISA Worlds Day 8: Shakira Westdorp Wins Hard Fought Gold, Casper Steinfath Channels His Inner Viking While Team Australia Make It A Three-Peat

ISA World SUP Championship - Team Australia
And that’s a wrap.

The 2014 ISA World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Championship has officially come to a close. Congratulations to Team Australia for making it three in a row, though everybody who competed this week deserves a round of applause. Massive event and a lot of fun here in Nicaragua.

As exciting as it was to watch the powerhouse nations put on a show, it was just as good to witness how many emerging paddleboard nations there are. Over 200 athletes from 27 nations came to Nicaragua, and as ISA President Fernando Aguerre point out after the event, this is quickly becoming the ISA’s biggest event in terms of countries competing. It’s a very good sign for the future of the sport.

Thank you for the hospitality Nicaragua. See you somewhere next year… But in the meantime here’s a full recap, results and pics of the final day, plus my takeaways from the event in general.   → READ MORE

Team USA Goes One-Two At The Surftech Shootout In Santa Cruz

Slater Trout Shootout at the LaneSlater Trout and Morgan Hoesterey have taken out the “Duel” SUP Race at the 2014 Surftech Shootout at the Lane in Santa Cruz, California. In an amazing coincidence, Slater crossed the line 12 seconds in front of Chuck Glynn, which is an exact repeat of the Shootout result from twelve months earlier. Meanwhile Ryan Helm rounded out the podium ahead of a classy field of paddlers.

The win makes it four in a row this year for Slater (Orange Bowl, Dana Ocean Challenge, US SUP Tour and now the Shootout), a streak he’ll no doubt be hoping to carry over into a couple of very big races in the next six weeks: Firstly the Carolina Cup at the end of April and then the ISA Worlds in early May, where he’ll link back up with Chuck Glynn to represent Team USA.

The young gun (Slater still hasn’t turned 20 yet… annoying) had this to say after a win that has clearly got him pumped:   → READ MORE

US SUP Tour: Slater Trout Wins Huntington In Style, Earns Place On Team USA

US-SUP-Tour-standup-paddleboard-raceSlater Trout and Candice Appleby have taken out the U.S. SUP Tour at Huntington Beach today, winning their respective Pro Races in fun conditions and ahead of some classy competition.

The first stop of the 2014 Tour drew a solid crowd of paddlers, with the men’s final in particular absolutely stacked with talent. But despite some nice 2-3ft waves playing a bit of havoc with the field and some close checking from the likes of Brennan Rose and Mo Freitas, it was Slater who took the win after out-sprinting Mo to the line. And, judging by the pics, it was a win that was performed in style…   → READ MORE

[RESULTS] Slater Trout, Lina Augaitis Win Orange Bowl Paddle Champs In Miami (UPDATED)

2014 Orange Bowl Stand Up Paddle raceSlater Trout and Lina Augaitis have claimed the first big race of the year, the Orange Bowl Paddle Champs in Florida. Thomas Maximus claimed line honours on his unlimited board, while Slater was pushed to the line by Mexico’s Fernando Stalla and Brazil young gun Vinnicius Martins.

The racing has literally just finished but we’ve got the full results up already so click through to see how it all went down in Miami…   → READ MORE

Kody Kerbox, Fiona Wylde Win The Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge (FINAL RESULTS)

Gorge Paddle Challenge 2013Kody Kerbox and Fiona Wylde have taken out the 2013 Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge in Hood River, Oregon ahead of a stacked local and international field. Kody beat some big names in Georges Cronsteadt and Slater Trout, while local surprise packet Fiona Wylde put in a commanding overall performance to knock off the likes of Andrea Moller, Candice Appleby and Jenny Kalmbach.

Click through for the full results…   → READ MORE

[RESULTS] Fernando Stalla Cleans Up At San O (U.S. SUP Tour)

US SUP Tour San Onofre 2013Rogue SUP front man (and part-time calendar model) Fernando Stalla has won the 2013 U.S. SUP Tour at San Onofre this weekend, beating a small but classy field of paddlers to take the second leg of the inaugural Tour and cap off a string of wins in recent weeks for the Punta Sayulita ambassador.

Fernando has been on a tear lately; his victory in yesterday’s surf race comes on the back of a win in San Diego last week as well as the Hennessey’s U.S. Champs before that. Coming in second was Matt Becker, while Captain America Slater Trout rounded out the podium. Meanwhile in the women’s race it was Halie Harrison who handled the waves the best to come out on top. Click through for full results plus photos of the action from San O…   → READ MORE

[RESULTS] Slater Trout, Brandi Baksic Claim Santa Monica Pier Paddle In Macking Surf

Santa Monica Pier PaddleCheck out the full results from Saturday’s Santa Monica Pier Paddle Festival, which was held in very solid surf and won by Slater Trout and Brandi Baksic.

Surviving the carnage and finishing runner-up in the 5.5 mile race was Team Mexico star (and official Rogue SUP Race Calendar pin-up boy) Fernando Stalla, just seven seconds behind Slater.

However the most memorable moment award went to Javier Jimenez, who got run down by an absolute monster set during the team relay…    → READ MORE

WATCH: Relive The Entire Surftech Shootout SUP Race (Yep, All 90 Minutes Of It)

2013 Surftech Shootout SUP RaceClear your schedule for the next hour and a half, because you can now watch the entire SUP race from yesterday’s Surftech Shootout in Santa Cruz. The “Surf & Sand Duel SUP Race” featured 6.2-miles of paddling around Steamer Lane, with a couple of quarter-mile soft-sand runs thrown in for good measure.

Slater Trout and Chuck Glynn had a good battle right to the end, but Slater’s legs were too strong and he held on for the win. Click through to watch the whole thing…   → READ MORE

[RESULTS] Slater Trout And Candice Appleby Win Surftech Shootout SUP Race (UPDATED)

Surftech Surf & Sand Duel SUP Race 2013 (©SUPthemag.com)Slater Trout and Candice Appleby won yesterday’s Surf & Sand Duel SUP Race in Santa Cruz, which was part of the 2013 Surftech Shootout @ The Lane.

Chuck Glynn was impressive, taking the runner-up spot right behind Trout, with Matt Becker 3rd and Anthony Vela 4th. Young Brit Oliphant was also paddling well over in the women’s race, claiming second ahead of Morgan Hoesterey. Click through for the full race results…   → 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

[VIDEO] Sprint Races @ The Stand Up World Series Finals (…Waves!)

Watch the action from the Stand Up World Series Finals @ Turtle Bay on the weekend. Yesterday we showed you the Distance Race video, and now it’s time to watch the carnage from the Knockout Sprints that were held on Sunday.

In a photo-finish, Kai Lenny made it a double victory by narrowly beating Slater Trout (2nd), Casper Steinfath (3rd) and Zane Schweitzer (4th). Meanwhile Annabel Anderson was too strong in the women’s race. Check out the full results from the SUP World Series Finals or simply click through to watch the video…   → READ MORE

[RESULTS] Battle Of The Paddle 2012

What a crazy weekend.. the 2012 Battle of the Paddle has come to a close, but competitors, spectators and fans will be talking about this event for months and years to come.

There were so many highlights and memorable moments. From Danny Ching reclaiming his crown, to Annabel Anderson announcing herself as the new women’s champion, to a bunch of stoked young groms charging like crazy. They call the Battle of the Paddle “Super Bowl of SUP” for a reason…

We’ll have a full weekend recap soon, but in the meantime relive the action with the complete results from the 2012 Battle of the Paddle…   → READ MORE

[RESULTS] Watermans Paddle For Humanity, Washington DC

The latest event in the Watermans Paddle For Humanity SUP race series hit it off in Washington DC on the weekend. Over 170 paddlers came out for the 5K and 10K SUP races, as well as the chaotic Chuck Patterson Rally.

Slater Trout and Annabel Anderson took out the top spots in the 10K’er, while Infinity’s hipster-in-residence, Dave Boehne, finished 2nd before going on to claim victory in the carnage-filled Chuck Patterson Rally.   → READ MORE

[RESULTS] Lake Max Challenge

Slater Trout put on a clinic (literally and metaphorically) at the Lake Max Challenge in Culver, Indiana on the weekend. The young Maui charger led the locals through a technique session before putting in a solid performance in the Elite race as well.

Click through for results & pics…   → READ MORE

[RESULTS] Hennessey’s US Championships

The Hobie & Hennessey’s U.S. Championships were held last Saturday @ Dana Point, with a whole bunch of international talent coming out to race.

Fernando Stalla won the 12’6″ class, while Brandi Baksic narrowly took out the women’s race ahead of Candice Appleby. In the battle of the 14 footers it was Ryan Helm who snatched the victory, just seconds ahead of Kody Kerbox and Slater Trout. Click through for full results…   → READ MORE