As the only paddler to ever win Molokai both standing up and sitting down, Trav is one of the very few people that can offer world class insights into both paddling disciplines… → READ MORE
This video comes from the Water Based Research Unit, which is based at Bond University on Australia’s paddling mecca of the Gold Coast and studies the physiological effects of surfing and paddling. → READ MORE
Two years ago, Dyllan Constable from Australia had never set foot on a paddle board. He was out of shape, overweight and had zero paddling experience. Fast forward two years and Dyllan is not only in amazing shape, he’s also mighty fast on a race board. → READ MORE
Trav was down in NZ for an NSP training camp, though the current world number two also jumped in to the local Beach Race Series, where he held off a bunch of very talented locals to take the win. → READ MORE
One of the best coaches in the sport has teamed up with one of the best websites to produce a very cool new offering. Larry Cain and Distressed Mullet have just announced Paddle Monster, a members-only SUP race training site that’ll be launching in April. Think of it as your virtual SUP gym.
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Larry is one of the smartest paddlers in the sport. The 1984 Olympic gold medalist (sprint canoe) is still hitting podiums despite being twice (or 3x) the age of many rivals. He turns 53 in a couple of weeks but you’d never know that from looking at him. → READ MORE
If your knowledge of the paddling world ends when the words “stand up” are dropped from the equation, probably not. But if you’ve ever spent five minutes in the world of outrigger canoeing (or its Tahitian equivalent, va’a), the name “EDT” instantly conjures up images of a team filled with mythical ocean warriors that win virtually every race they enter.
If you’re interested to know more about these warriors, you can now watch this great little documentary that’s full of insights into how Team EDT trains and competes, and why they’re just so damn good. → READ MORE
Featuring the hero of the Gorge Paddle Challenge and noted beer drinker, Kelly Margetts, along with whipper snappers Lincoln Dews and Jayden Jensen, this minute-long vid should get you just that little bit more amped for what is set to be a massive weekend. → READ MORE
Hands up who wants to be a faster and stronger stand up paddler? Stupid question, right? But while the answer is obvious, how many of us actually focus on our SUP training? The training we need in order to become better paddlers and competitors.
Well if you want to step your paddling up a notch but aren’t sure where to begin, Chase Kosterlitz and the SUP Athletes Association have just released an ebook titled “SUP Training The Smart Way – The Ultimate Guide To Stand Up Paddle Training And Racing”. And it’s pretty impressive. → READ MORE
PaddleFit announced a new partnership with Dave Kalama last week, which will see the SUP legend become even more involved in the group as it expands its training accreditation programs around the world.
Kalama, who needs absolutely zero introduction, is becoming more and more active off the water these days. → READ MORE
If you’re a fan of Larry’s blog like I am, you’ll know the Canadian regularly posts some deep insights into SUP stroke technique and race training in general. When you consider this guy is a former Olympic champion, school teacher and current top-level coach, you know you’ve found someone who can help you paddle faster. → READ MORE
Check out this great interview with reigning Molokai and BOP champ Travis Grant. The full length clip is a little longer than what we’re used to, but it’s packed so full of great insights that I bet you’ll watch it right through. The reel includes everything from technique and training to Travis’ thoughts on paddle design and his plans for the future.
I’ve long said that Travis is the single most under rated paddler in the world: For someone who’s won just about every major race, Trav still flies under the radar. That might change now that he’s got a signature paddle on the market though. The Trifecta by Quickblade is a paddle the Aussie not only used to claim his two major victories last year (Molokai and the BOP Distance Race) but also one he personally helped design. → READ MORE
While the Aussies, Kiwis and Saffas gear up for a long hot Summer and the Hawaiians shrug their shoulders at the very slight change in seasons, those situated a little further North actually have a problem when it comes to training for Stand Up Paddling from December to February…
If you’re not fortunate enough to get year-round warmth then the Winter months can be pretty brutal on your SUP race training, and the further North you go, the worse it tends to get. So what do you do when it’s too cold for SUP race training on the water? The Riding Bumps crew have a few pretty handy tips… → READ MORE
During my completely spontaneous but totally awesome two and a half weeks on Maui (which, sadly, ended yesterday) I was fortunate enough to catch up with a whole bunch of Stand Up Paddling’s who’s who. One of those was Suzie Cooney of Suzie Trains Maui fame.
I’m not usually a fan of one-on-one personal training, but Suzie gave me some solid workouts that turned out to be just as fun as they were effective. Not only are they entertaining, but Suzie’s training routines have one other big plus as well: They’re not only about making you fit, they’re entirely geared towards making you a better stand up paddler. → READ MORE
If you don’t know Larry already here’s a quick bio: Long career as a C1 Sprint Canoe champion, Gold Medal winner for in the ’84 Olympics, hails from Canada and is now a regular winner at the Stand Up Paddle races North of the border. Larry turned 50 earlier this year but can still be seen regularly schooling guys half (or even a third) of his age. I mean c’mon, Larry’s got his own Wikipedia page. That’s bad ass. Plus these days he works as a Phys Ed teacher, meaning Larry doesn’t just have an Olympic-sized knowledge of how to paddle, he also knows how to teach it, something that’s often very under rated (just because someone knows how to paddle fast doesn’t mean they know how to teach someone else how to paddle fast).
So there you go. Larry Cain knows his stuff. Long story short: If Larry Cain says something about SUP race training, you probably should listen… → READ MORE
Bored with your current SUP training routine? Here’s how to get ready for your next big race and have a lot more fun at the same time. Watch this vid courtesy of Maui charger and Naish young gun Kody Kerbox and see how it’s done…
Kody’s been home training all Summer before hitting the road for two solid months of racing (first stop the Gorge this weekend). If that old cliche about “the person having the most fun is the winner” rings true, then I think Kody’s picked up a few podiums spots already… → READ MORE
While yesterday saw many of us pouring over the OluKai results and the US East Coast already move onto its next big race in the Keys, it seems the Carolina Cup from a couple of weeks back isn’t quite done hogging the spotlight.
Here’s a great, detailed recap of the race from a very fine paddler (and pretty handy writer) – Olympic Gold Medallist Larry Cain. So click through and have a read to get Larry’s insights into one of the biggest races of the year. There are some gems in there, including race strategies, tactics, sparring with his old C1 rival Jimmy Terrell, and racing with a GPS… → READ MORE
Roman is one of Europe’s leading paddlers, having represented Spain at the recent ISA Worlds in Peru, and also having recorded an impressive result @ last year’s BoP (28th in the insanely competitive Elite Race). Click through to watch. Some very cool camera angles in there… → READ MORE
Jim Terrell and the Team at Quickblade Paddles are known around the world as one of the most successful Stand Up Paddle racing teams. Their roster boasts the likes of Jamie Mitchell, Candice Appleby, Chase Kosterlitz, Fernando Stalla and dozens more of the world’s finest.
But now in this SUPracer exlusive, we can reveal the secret, ultra-stealth new training techniques being deployed by the Mad Scientist, Jim Terrell, to give his team that extra boost when they paddle. The secret’s out… CLICK THROUGH TO WATCH → READ MORE
Hope you’re feeling fit and ready for another SUP race training session! → READ MORE