That’s NSP’s own Dale Chapman wearing the GoPro, paddling the 17’10” unlimited that he helped bring to life along with NSP designer Alain Teurquetil. This is the exact same model board that Travis Grant paddled to victory in Molokai last year… → READ MORE
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 50 hours and 350 clips of stand up paddling goodness, from downwinders to elite races to drones to helicopters to exotic locations and beyond.
In exactly three months from today, a big chunk of the world’s top athletes, along with hundreds of amateur and first time paddlers, will be standing on the sand at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, for the first ‘major’ of the season: The Carolina Cup.
Carolina has become famous for not only attracting the Travis Grants, Danny Chings and Annabel Andersons of the world, but for also drawing in hundreds of weekend warriors and first timers from near and far. Now in its 6th year, Carolina is not just a race, it’s a festival. → READ MORE
If you only watch one short film about a round the world paddling odyssey today, make it this one. Last year, endurance race champion Bart de Zwart and photographer Franz Orsi took off on a rather incredible journey. Spanning five continents and countless adventures, this is surely one of the greatest paddle expeditions ever… → READ MORE
Cape Town is famous for its windy conditions, but this looked like a particularly good day, with winds gusting up to 35 knots. You know it’s going to be a good run when you can hardly carry your board down the beach… → READ MORE
The lucky paddler filming the show is Lyndon Chandler, and this all went down at Tahuna Beach, which sits on the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island just after new year’s. → READ MORE
Mo Freitas, one of the best paddlers in the world right now, did a solid tour of Japan late last year. And by the looks of it, he had a mighty fun time. → READ MORE
From Carolina to Oregon to Doheny to Paris to Perth and virtually everywhere in between, there have been a tonne of awesome edits from the paddling community this year. Here are 15 of the best… → READ MORE
Stop whatever you’re doing and check out this rather epic 2015 highlights reel from the Riviera Paddlesurf crew. There have been hundreds of great stand up paddling videos thrown down this year, but this has surely gotta be one of the best…
From cruising in southern California to the paddling paradises of Tahoe and Tahiti to finless surfing in Mexico and half a dozen other places in between, this clip has got it all. → READ MORE
Courtesy of indie filmmaker Greg Fulks, this reel does a great job of capturing the spirit of the 11 Cities, one of the longest and toughest races in the sport. The 2015 edition was a particular challenge, with brutal winds and piercing rain hammering competitors at certain points (we’ll never forget the morning of stage 2…). → READ MORE
Tahiti’s annual Ironmana challenge is part race, part torture test, part holiday in one of the world’s most paradisaical locations: The legendary island of Bora Bora. Unique doesn’t even begin to describe it, brutal is an understatement. It’s one of the most challenging yet rewarding events in the world of SUP, and something you should definitely consider adding to your bucket list next year. → READ MORE
Think you scored a good downwinder recently? Your local run has nothing on France, where a few determined paddlers recently braved the frigid winter waters to score a 50 knot downwinder (and with a slick camera crew recording the whole thing).
To put “50 knot downwinder” into perspective: Most good downwind runs in Hawaii and Australia rely on about 25-30 knots, while the crew in Cape Town are known to push 40 knots on extreme days. But 50… that’s almost unheard of. → READ MORE
Via Reflex Films, this clip does a good job of showing just how fun the bumps are in this part of the world. → READ MORE
This season has flown by, with a blur of big races and random stand up paddling adventures spread across the globe. And one brand that really likes to go on an adventure (and film it in style) is Rogue. → READ MORE
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
From all reports, this event was the first major SUP race in the country. → READ MORE
This is Nicolas Jarossay from France and he’s going to paddle all the way across the Atlantic Ocean. Non-stop. Solo. Unsupported. It’ll take 2 to 3 months…
Click through to watch the test video… → 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
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
Surfing perfect waves, paddling race boards through perfectly clear, turquoise-coloured lagoons, and generally just enjoying life in paradise. Sign me up. → READ MORE