Rogue 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
Check 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
Clear 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
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
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
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
Take a look at the SUP race action from the Stand Up World Series Finals that went down @ Turtle Bay on the weekend. Click through to see all the pics… → READ MORE
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
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
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
The latest stop of the Stand Up World Series has just wrapped up two days of super competitive racing in Chicago.
The event drew plenty of stars including Connor Baxter, Slater Trout, Jake Jensen, and Eric Terrien. Click through for full results, pics and video… → READ MORE
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
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
Connor Baxter has won the first Watermans Paddle For Humanity race of 2012.
Baxter took out the main event at the Dana Point race, beating home Fernando Stalla (who’s been in fine form lately) and fellow Maui young-gun, Slater Trout.
1st: Connor Baxter
2nd: Fernando Stalla
3rd: Slater Trout
1st: Alison Riddle
2nd: Jaime Donnely
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The Watermans Paddle For Humanity, one of the biggest charity SUP race series going round, has gone all in this year.
First they upped the ante by announcing 2012 would see a five race series across the States, and now they’ve released a stellar lineup for the opening race on April 28th @ Dana Point.
Chuck Patterson is, according to the official press release, “headlining” the event. Not sure when stand up paddlers became rock stars, but it’s always cool to see the big man in action.
Chuck will also be launching his own unique race formats, including the “Chuck Patterson Signature Series Rally Race”. → READ MORE
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
Results from the 2012 Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge at San Diego (Saturday 28th January).
The race was held in Mission Bay and saw around 300 stand up paddlers come out for California’s first big race of the year.
World #1 Stand Up Paddler Danny Ching won the 14′ battle, while Slater Trout took out the 12’6″ class. → READ MORE
Way to go Slater Trout: The
kid guy with the coolest name in Stand Up Paddling has just officially joined Team Boardworks.
Though he might be struggling to find room on his boards for all those sponsor logos; in addition to Boardworks/Infinity, Slater is also decked out by Maui Jim, Camelbak, FCS, H2OAudio, OAM and Hi Tech Maui. → READ MORE
Full results from the Hennessey’s 2011 World Stand Up Paddling Championships. Held on 17 September at Hermosa Beach, California.
Jamie Mitchell from Australia put in a massive performance to not only win the stock 12’6″ division, but also claim the fastest overall time (beating the 14′ and Unlimited paddlers).
But who won each division? Click through for full results from the Hennessey’s 2011 World SUP Championships. → READ MORE