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A few days ago I posted a clip that proved very popular. It was a quick edit of last weekend’s Painkiller Cup, an exotic-looking team relay held in the paradise that is the BVIs, aka the British Virgin Islands (it’s somewhere in the Caribbean apparently).
While that first video was a brief highlights reel of the weekend, we now have the full recap video. And this clip makes the Painkiller Cup look like even more of a Bucket List race… → READ MORE
If you want an insight into how crazily awesome the IRONMANA race/adventure/week in paradise really is, watch this half hour film from last month’s epic event on Bora Bora.
IF you’ve been following our coverage of IRONMANA, you’d know this event is something very unique. The Ironmana is part SUP race, part prone race, part swimming race, part torture chamber, part holiday in paradise. → READ MORE
Check out this quick little recap of Saturday’s “Painkiller Cup” race in the British Virgin Islands.
Definitely one of the more exotic events on the SUP race calendar, the Painkiller Cup is a 14 mile inter-island relay, where three-person teams battle it out for the $5,000 winner’s cheque. The 2015 champs were Team Mexico, featuring Shelby Dela Rosa Taylor, Ryan Helm and Bicho Jimenez. → READ MORE
In case you’re the one person on Facebook that hasn’t already seen this clip, here it is.
Everyone’s favourite bizarro pro surfer Jamie O’Brien and friends charging solid Sunset on a ridiculously oversized inflatable SUP board. Sunset isn’t usually a wave you mess around with, but then again JOB doesn’t really do anything by the book. → READ MORE
In the world according to Instagram, Thursday is a day of reflection. It’s when we go memory-lane tripping and look back on some of our fondest times.
Throwback Thursday is basically just an excuse to post cool pics and vids from ages ago (plus fill a hole on a slow news day…). And what could be cooler than Chuck Patterson sporting a pair of Terminator-style sunnies as he races his way to a $10,000 prize in the first ever Battle of the Paddle?! Throwin’ it way back to 2008… → READ MORE
I think one of the funnest things you can do with a SUP race board doesn’t actually involve racing at all.
And it’s a hell of a lotta fun. → READ MORE
Here’s one last post for 2014 (or one first post for 2015 if you’re in Australia’s part of the world).
While we already counted down the Top 14 Videos of 2014 last week, this last minute entry from Riviera Paddlesurf would have been a very worthy addition. → READ MORE
While we already posted the Top 14 Videos Of 2014 a couple days ago, this one would have been a worthy addition to the list.
In typical Quickblade fashion, this new clip titled “Mix Tape” gives us the iconic paddle brand’s year in review in an unorthodox style. It’s a six minute montage showing highlights (and outtakes) from all the clips they’ve released over the past twelve months. And it’s awesome. → READ MORE
The Top 14 Of 2014 continues. Yesterday it was the Top 14 Races of 2014 and later this week we’ll have the Top 14 News Stories, the Top 14 Most Competitive Races and a few other highlights from the year past.
But today let’s check out the most popular film clips of the year. Which stand up paddling videos captured your imagination the most in 2014? Let’s find out… → READ MORE
Earlier this month I had the pleasure/pain of competing in the epic “Ironmana” race, which is a cross between stand up paddling, prone paddling and swimming (the latter of which I’m still having nightmares about).
Ironmana takes place on the beautiful Tahitian island of Bora Bora, also known as the honeymoon capital of the world. But our week was no honeymoon… It was TOUGH. → READ MORE
This rad little clip has been doing the rounds of Facebook today. Click through to watch and you’ll see why.
It shows Brazilian paddler Marinho Cavaco putting on a masterclass in wash riding (or wake riding) behind a boat. This clip was filmed somewhere in Brazil, most likely Marinho’s home town of Sao Paulo. Though he’s not actually behind the boat, Marinho is surfing beside it… → READ MORE
Some posts don’t need words…
Click through to watch. → READ MORE
The Quickblade V-Drive paddle made a lot of noise upon its release earlier this year. With its unique double-dihredal design, the Dave Kalama-inspired paddle instantly became a must have among the elite and amateur paddling community alike.
Some even hailed it as a game changer. Well now in this new video, Kalama and Quickblade’s Mad Scientist Jim Terrell do a hard-hitting (pun intended) analysis of that claim… → READ MORE
If you’re the type of paddler that can’t sit still for more than two minutes, this little promo video from last weekend’s Battle of the Paddle Brasil should suit you nicely.
It’s only 1 minute, 45 seconds but shows pretty much everything from the weekend (except for the epic Beach Flags tournament, which is strangely absent…). → READ MORE
Wanna know what it’s like to not only paddle but WIN the world’s longest stand up paddle race? Check out this insightful video from Chile’s Arnaud Frennet and you’ll have your answer.
Arnaud won the Non Stop Division of the 2014 SUP 11 City Tour, a crazy, 200+ kilometre race through the Dutch countryside. → READ MORE
Cape Town, South Africa may just be the best/worst kept secret in the world of stand up paddling. This part of the world scores firing winds on a regular basis and is home to one of the best downwind runs you could imagine. Cape Town also plays host to the PRIMI Naish Downwind Dash Series, one of the most prolific and longest-running local races series I know of.
Well if you want an insight into downwinding in South Africa, check out this great full length feature that just got released… → READ MORE
Wanna know how/why a 12’6 looks like a 12’6? Then check out this great clip featuring SUP ATX/Lahui Kai head shaper Brian Szymanski.
Yes, it’s basically an ad for Lahui Kai, but it’s also got some great insights from one of the most respected paddleboard shapers in the world. Click through to watch… → READ MORE
The Chattajack paddleboard race is a 31 mile marathon down the Tennessee River Gorge. The race is long, it’s flat, it’s grueling. The winning times were over five hours and everyone that simply crosses the finish line deserves a medal.
It’s basically the Inland Molokai… → READ MORE
Some great footage out of France on the weekend, where the ‘Championnats de France de SUP Race’ (aka the French National Titles) went down.
Some quality footage in there (love the sequence at the 1:12 mark) highlighting just how tricky conditions were for competitors. → READ MORE
It’s been one month to the day since the Battle of the Paddle – one month since the chaos, carnage and celebrations at Salt Creek. So it’s quite fitting that today sees the release of one of the best Battle of the Paddle highlight reels.
We’ve seen plenty of BOP edits but this is definitely one of the best. Created by Fin Film Company’s Chris Aguilar, the first half of the clip above gives a nice look behind the scenes while the second half is all action. → READ MORE