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.

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

A SUP, An OC And A Ski: Maliko In August

Maliko stand up paddle downwindApparently the wind never stops blowing on Maui. Check out Jeremy Riggs latest downwind adventure, featuring three paddlers on three different craft riding one of the world’s most famous downwind runs: Maliko.

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Molokai: Are You Ready?

Molokai 2 Oahu SUP race video 2014The countdown to Molokai is almost complete. In less than 48 hours, 200 odd paddlers will be standing on the beach on Molokai staring out into a big wide ocean. They’ll be squinting their eyes trying to make out the silhouette of Oahu in the distance. On a clear day you can just see it.

Between them and the finish line is the biggest challenge in the world of paddleboarding: The 32 mile Ka’iwi Channel, aka the Channel of Bones.   → READ MORE

WATCH: America’s Cup Hero Jimmy Spithill’s Molokai Insights

Molokai to Oahu stand up paddleboard raceThe most prestigious race of the year, Molokai 2 Oahu, is only six days away. We’ll be previewing the big race all week, including a look at the contenders for the men’s and women’s crown. We’ll also have live coverage and mid-channel updates from the lead boats on race day.

But to warm up for Molokai Week, here’s a throwback to last year’s race. Bluesmiths produced this great feature on Jimmy Spithill, who competed in the 2014 Molokai solo.    → READ MORE

Riviera’s Beautiful ‘Race The Lake’ Highlights Reel

Race The Lake of the Sky Riviera Lake Tahoe videoWhat do you get when you combine one of the world’s funnest and most beautiful paddling destinations, one of the world’s biggest and most beloved races, and a drone?

You get Riviera’s “Race The Lake of the Sky” highlights reel, obviously.   → READ MORE

WATCH: Full Replay Of The Payette River Games Cable TV Broadcast

Payette River Games CBS TV broadcast replayWell this is a nice treat. Just days after the Payette River Games had its momentous world premiere on CBS Sports Network, the event organisers have given us an early Christmas present: You can watch a full replay of the broadcast online. Right here, right now.

Click through to watch…   → READ MORE

WATCH: Rogue’s Epic Edit From The Payette River Games

Payette River Games videoCheck out this rad little clip from the Payette River Games, which comes from the fun-loving crew over at Rogue SUP.

The video features Rogue team riders Fernando Stalla and Josh Riccio in action, along with some guy throwing an axe, Chuck Patterson munching sand, log rolling, beach volleyball and plenty of people drinking beer and having a good time in general. In other words: Does a pretty good job of summing up what the Payette River Games are all about.   → READ MORE

WATCH: A Stand Up Paddle Race Story (Chase Kosterlitz’s “Race The Lake of the Sky” Edit)

Stand Up Paddle racing videoNow here’s a different race recap video for you. Watch Chase Kosterlitz tell the story of his weekend up at Race The Lake of the Sky, his last race before wife Sarah gives birth to their first child (and one he performed pretty solidly in).

This isn’t your standard, full-of-action-shots kind of edit. Definitely a little unique. But everyone always sees what happens on the water so I think it’s cool to look behind the scenes and get some insights from one of the best.   → READ MORE

Mighty Fine Highlights Reel From The St’Ives Bay Celtic Cup (Euro Tour)

St. Ives stand up paddle race videoNow this is how you do a highlights video. Watch this great clip from the St’Ives Bay Celtic Cup, which went down in Cornwall last week and was won by Starboard duo Connor Baxter and Fiona Wylde.

As part of the 2015 Euro Tour, the St. Ives race attracted a handful of big names to the south west tip of the UK, where competitors battled through a windy distance event and an entertaining survivor race.   → READ MORE