Stand Up Paddling Videos

Watch the best SUP videos from around the world: From California to the Caribbean, Bora Bora to Brazil, the Gold Coast to the Gorge and everywhere in between.

Below you’ll find over 30 hours and 250 clips of stand up paddling goodness, from downwinders to elite races to drones to helicopters to exotic locations and beyond.

Once Again, Downwind Master Jeremy Riggs Makes Us Jealous of Anyone That Lives on Maui

videos of stand up paddling in hawaiiJust in case it’s been more than a few days since you were last dreaming of a trip to Hawaii, here’s 4 minutes and 25 seconds of pure paddling perfection to set your mind wandering again.

This is another great stand up paddle video from Maui maestro (and downwind coach extraordinaire) Jeremy Riggs, who manages to travel down the famous Maliko run faster than just about anyone despite paddling at a lethargic cadence of around 10 strokes per minute.   → READ MORE

Watch: First Ever Korean SUP Racing Championships

stand up paddling in south koreaIn brief: Nice little clip from the recent stand up paddle race in Korea. Close to 100 paddlers came out for the inaugural Surf Ocean Cup, which acted as the first ever Korean National Championships.

From all reports, this event was the first major SUP race in the country.   → READ MORE

WATCH: Inside the World’s Greatest Paddling Team

EDT va'a Tahiti outrigger canoe paddlingIf 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

Noa Ginella’s Tour Notes: Behind the Scenes with the Young Guns of SUP

Noa Ginella Tour Notes SUP videoCheck out this great little behind-the-scenes clip from everyone’s favourite SUP freesurfer/indie film maker, Noa Ginella.

The reel includes a who’s who from the world of the “young guns” – incl. Kai Lenny, Kody Kerbox, Connor Baxter, Mo Freitas, Tucker Ingalls and Riggs Napoleon – as they battle it out at the Huntington Beach Pro and just basically kinda enjoy life in general. Oh and it also features Kai taking an ice bath (so that’s the secret).   → READ MORE

Touring through Tahiti with Team Riviera

stand up paddling tahiti videoIn case you needed even more motivation to visit the paddling wonderland known as Tahiti, check out this recap of Team Riviera’s recent trip to the island.

Surfing perfect waves, paddling race boards through perfectly clear, turquoise-coloured lagoons, and generally just enjoying life in paradise. Sign me up.   → READ MORE

Extended Highlights from the Japan Cup

Japan Cup stand up paddling race videoHere’s the extended edit from last month’s Japan Cup, featuring highlights from what ended up becoming quite an entertaining affair.

A nearby typhoon whipped up a solid swell and sent it straight to the host beach in Chigasaki, which provided that magic ingredient for a good SUP race: Waves.   → READ MORE

Pacific Paddle Games: Last Minute Training with the Lahui Kai Boys

Pacific Paddle Games video 2015 Lahui KaiCheck out this great little clip from the Lahui Kai team, with their small but ultra elite squad going through its final paces at Doheny yesterday.

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

WATCH: Team Quickblade Previews the Pacific Paddle Games

Quickblade Paddles Pacific Paddle GamesLess than 72 hours til the biggest race of the year, the Pacific Paddle Games. I get the feeling this event is going to elevate the stand up paddling world to a new level, and while this is the inaugural edition of the PPGs, the race is happening at the “spiritual home” of SUP racing, Doheny State Beach in Dana Point California, the place it all began way back in 2008.

Speaking of taking it back to the beginning: Quickblade. The QB team have been around since day one of the sport. Literally. Jimmy Terrell made one of Laird Hamilton’s first paddles over 10 years ago, while the Mad Scientist was himself part of the very early SUP races back in 2006 and 2007.   → READ MORE

Quickblade Pays Tribute To The Awesome Payette River Games

Payette River Games SUP videoThe Payette River Games may have been put on ice for now, but the memories will last a lifetime. The 2015 event was a classic, and now you can relive the event with this great recap from Quickblade Paddles.

The clip, courtesy of Pat Myers, has plenty of insights from the QB athletes, including Shakira Westdorp, Kelly Margetts, Anthony Vela, Chase Kosterlitz and Candice Appleby, plus a very special mention for Jonas Leteiri, a double amputee from Brazil who inspired everyone in Idaho with his skill, spirit and determination.   → READ MORE

Unique New Teaser Clip Gets Us Even More Excited about the Pacific Paddle Games

Pacific Paddle Games SUP videoThe countdown to what is surely going to be the biggest race of the year, the Pacific Paddle Games, is in full swing. In just three weeks’ time, we’ll see virtually all of the world’s best paddlers descend on the “spiritual home” of SUP racing, Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California, for one very big weekend of racing.

We already know about the record prize purse of $55,000, a unique new race format and the full on live webcast, all of which suggest this could become the best event of the year, but this week the crew dropped a very cool little promo clip to get us even more excited.   → READ MORE

WATCH: Rogue Recap Of The Gorge Paddle Challenge

Gorge Paddle Challenge videoWatch this great highlights reel from the Rogue crew’s trip to Hood River last week.

The clip features some great angles of the race action, a few glimpses of what makes the Gorge so much fun, along with words from Rogue’s Maui boy Josh Riccio and new ambassador Brian Meyer.    → READ MORE

This Awesome Video Pays Homage To Travis Grant (And Quickblade Paddles)

Quickblade Trifecta Paddle Travis GrantWatch this awesome tribute to the one of the greatest paddlers on the planet, Travis Grant.

Courtesy of Quickblade Paddles, the clip pays homage to Trav’s amazing run of results this year, all of which he achieved using the Quickblade “Trifecta” paddle that he helped Jim Terrell design.    → READ MORE

WATCH: Inside Molokai With Team Kerbox

Molokai 2 Oahu stand up paddle race videoWatch this great Molokai 2 Oahu recap from Kody Kerbox and his dad Buzzy, aka Team Kerbox.

Some really cool water angles in there, along with running commentary that gives us some insights into what was an extremely tough channel crossing this year.   → READ MORE

Extended Highlights Reel From The SUP Race Cup

SUP Race Cup in st. maxime franceHere’s an extended summary from the 2015 SUP Race Cup in St. Maxime, France’s classic event that was part of the new Euro Tour this summer.

The race was won by Travis Grant and Titouan Puyo, who split the honours in the Beach Race and Distance Race, while Euro Tour champ Sonni Honscheid dominated the women’s races.   → READ MORE

Maliko For Lunch: More Downwind Goodness From Jeremy Riggs On Maui

maliko downwind stand up paddling videoWell now if this video doesn’t get you amped to grab your gear and go for a paddle, I’m not sure what will.

Watch Jeremy Riggs and friends cruise down the coast of Maui on what is probably the world’s most famous downwind run: Maliko. Countless bumps, endless glides and no shortage of smiles from the crew.    → READ MORE

Countdown To The Gorge: Relive Last Year’s Classic With This Great Highlights Reel

Gorge Paddle Challenge stand up paddle videoTwelve days and counting til one of the biggest races of the year: The Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge in Hood River, Oregon. It’s set to be a classic, with a sizeable chunk of the world’s top international paddlers joining a big group of local and domestic wildcards for an awesome weekend of racing.

The Gorge is a top event, not only because of its unique conditions (inland downwinder) but also the great local paddling community and the laidback vibe of Hood River in general. It’s definitely one of my favourite stops on the international calendar.   → READ MORE