Some interesting comments about the ISA, the Olympics and unity among the athletes. I believe this last point in particular is hugely critical right now. The sport entering a new phase of growth that could bring a lot of excitement and potential but also the risk of splintering groups taking the sport in differing directions. → READ MORE
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Thanks to the support of SIC, 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.
If somebody produces an awesome SUP racing video you're gonna find it here on the SIC Showreel…
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Check out this cool edit from the recent GlaGla SUP Race in the Alps. The cold water event attracted over 100 paddlers to Lake Annecy, which is in the freezing cold but incredibly beautiful mountains of eastern France.
The term “GlaGla” is apparently derived from the sound your teeth make when they’re chattering in the cold. And the race certainly lived up to it’s name: Winners had to stand on a podium covered in snow & ice while pretty much everyone was wearing either a wetsuit or even a drysuit. Yes, it was bloody cold. → READ MORE
The Battle of the Bohemeths I guess you could call it… → READ MORE
As we showed last week, Manca lives near some very beautiful mountains and loves to make the most of cold winter conditions, which this YouTube clip highlights perfectly. → READ MORE
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’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
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
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
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
And it’s a hell of a lotta fun. → READ MORE
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
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
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
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
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
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