Stand Up Paddle Boarding 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 500+ clips of stand up paddle boarding goodness, from downwinders to elite races to drones to helicopters to exotic locations and beyond.


Trevor Tunnington shows what’s possible on a foil after just two weeks.

In case you needed any more convincing about the foil revolution, watch as Starboard ‘Dream Team’ rider Trevor Tunnington shows us what’s possible after just two weeks of practicing on a foil board. This kid’s a fast learner…

Funnest Event of the Year: Here’s What You’re Missing at the Red Paddle Co “Dragon World Championships” on Barbados

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One of the funnest races of the year is happening right now on Barbados: The Red Paddle Co Dragon World Championships. Sunday saw the qualifying round for the main event, the four-a-side race on the 22ft long “Dragon” boards, along with a fun little downwinder along the island’s white sandy coast.   → READ MORE

Chattajack, Now One of the Largest Races in the World, Is Happening Tomorrow

Over 500 paddlers will descend upon Chattanooga, Tennessee this weekend for the 6th Annual ‘Chattajack’ 31-mile endurance race, a classic event that’s become one of the largest and most beloved races in the world.

Dragon World Championships: One of the Funnest Races of the Year Is Happening This Weekend in Barbados

Red-Dragon-inflatable-boardOne of the funnest events of the year is happenings this weekend on the golden shores of Barbados, where the first annual Red Paddle Co “Dragon World Championships” will take place. Teams of four from around the world will battle for glory and bragging rights on these ridiculously-fun, 22ft long ‘Dragon’ boards.

Here’s a little glimpse we got of the Dragon at the GlaGla Race in France back in January (I expect we’ll see a few less wetsuits this weekend…). Follow Red Paddle Co on Instagram and Facebook to join the adventure over the next few days.   → READ MORE

What did ‘Red Bull Heavy Water’ look like from the beach? This clip give us a different angle (and fresh insights).

Here’s a great clip showing that crazy event up in San Francisco from a slightly different angle.

While the Red Bull Heavy Water highlights video has already racked up 50,000 views, that first edit was mainly just “paddle porn” that didn’t really tell much of a story about the race itself. This video from Clay Island certainly does.   → READ MORE

WATCH: Raw Footage from the Red Bull Heavy Water Extravaganza

Raw footage from the 2017 Red Bull Heavy Water event in San Francisco via the Red Bull Content Pool.

The French Do It in Style: Drone Highlights from the Final round of the Alpine Lakes Tour

Here’s a great view of the Alpine Lakes Tour race in Lake Bourget on the weekend, which was the final stop of the 2017 series. Add the first stop of next year’s Tour to your calendar right now: the famous “GlaGla Race” on Lake Annecy is set for Saturday January 20th, 2018.

Highlights Reel: “Finals Day” at the Pacific Paddle Games

WATCH: Mo Freitas Paddles Europe (Epic Drone Footage)

Just in case you need any more motivation to take a summer holiday in Europe, this epic edit from Mo Freitas should do the trick.

Mo spent six weeks in Euro land this summer alongside dad Tony and brother Marvin, with the Freitas family following the EuroTour race series while also enjoying what looks to be a pretty amazing holiday in Spain, France, Italy and many other drone-friendly places.

Watch above and enjoy, then go give Mo a follow on Instagram and Facebook to keep up with his jealousy-inducing adventures (and you can also watch this clip in 4K over on YouTube).

Fun times in San Fran: Drone Recap from the “Battle of the Bay”

If you don’t have time to sit through our two-hour Battle of the Bay live stream replay, check out this two-minute recap reel from the big showdown in San Francisco.

Battle of the Bay: Watch a Full Replay of our Live Stream from the Race Around Alcatraz


 
If you missed our live coverage from San Francisco yesterday, or if you just want to relive how it all went down at the 7th Annual Battle of the Bay, here’s a full replay from the race around the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island.

Click here to watch directly on Facebook — if you replay the stream from inside the Facebook app, you’ll be able to see the live comments in real time.

You can also watch a full replay of Saturday afternoon’s beach race over here, though we were able to get a much closer view during the Alcatraz Race.

We’ve also posted the full Battle of the Bay race results. Race recap and drone video highlights coming soon.

Cold Hawaii Gold: Watch a Full Replay of Today’s Epic Beach Race Finals

ISA-World-Championship-paddleboarding-live-stream-replayYou can now watch a full replay of the epic ‘beach race’ finals that went down here in Cold Hawaii today.

Relive the crazy finish to the men’s race, where Mo Freitas edged out team mate Connor Baxter in a photo finish, as well as the women’s showdown where Annabel Anderson put on a masterclass to claim her second gold.   → READ MORE

WATCH: Highlights from a Big Saturday in Denmark

ISA-stand-up-paddleboarding-world-championship-video-day-2Take a look at this great highlights reel from today’s festivities here in Denmark thanks to the crew from Starboard.

In case you were hiding under a rock all day, you’d already know that Bruno Hasulyo and Annabel Anderson claimed the first gold medals of the event after conquering the big, long, grinding 18km race around the opera house.   → READ MORE

Gorge Paddle Challenge: Day 1 Highlights Reel by Quickblade

Check out this great little highlights reel from day one of the Gorge Paddle Challenge here in Hood River — thanks to Chris Aguilar from Quickblade Paddles for the rapid fire edit.

Hope you enjoyed today’s live stream; we’ll be back live on Facebook tomorrow afternoon for the ‘Super Lap’ course race.

Get Ready for the Gorge Paddle Challenge with This Great Highlights Reel from 2016

video-gorge-paddle-challenge-sup-race-quickblade-paddlesWe’re just a few days away from one of the biggest races of the year: the Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge in Hood River Oregon.

This year is set to be all-time, with a record level of international athletes making their way to Oregon as we speak, and we’ll be live streaming the action as it happens alongside the crew from Quickblade Paddles.    → READ MORE

Go Behind the Scenes at Molokai with Mike Jucker

Here’s another great vid from stand up paddling’s resident vlogger, Mike Jucker from Stand Up Magazin, who takes us behind-the-scenes at the most prestigious race of the year: the epic channel crossing from Molokai to Oahu.

Highlights from Yesterday’s Epic Channel Crossing in Hawaii

Watch the Chris Bertish Interview: “Why I Paddled Across the Atlantic Ocean…”


 
While I was in Italy for the excellent Protect.Blue eco summit on the weekend, I caught up with Chris Bertish and asked him *why* he spent 93 days and nights paddling alone across the Atlantic Ocean. It was a long, fascinating chat with an extraordinary individual. Here’s a small snippet that we decided to film on Monday morning…

Follow this amazing surfer, paddler, adventurer, speaker and author on the official Chris Bertish Facebook page and chrisbertish.com for more.