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
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 400+ clips of stand up paddle boarding goodness, from downwinders to elite races to drones to helicopters to exotic locations and beyond.
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
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.
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
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.
On the spur of the moment recently, I grabbed my Red Paddle Co inflatables, jumped on a plane and took a last minute trip to Thailand with my old mate Nick and new friend Rachel to explore the islands. We didn’t really know what we were looking for, we just knew *why* we were doing it: for the adventure.
Turn up the sound and enjoy. And explore your world…
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…
Take a look behind the scenes of the 2017 Maui2Molokai race, where Connor Baxter set a new record for longest winning streak by claiming an historic eighth-straight title. The world number one really had to work for it though, with Travis Grant leading for much of the race and fellow Aussie James Casey not too far behind.
Thanks to Mike Jucker, one of the M2M event organisers, here’s an interesting look behind the scenes at one of the world’s grandest ocean races. → READ MORE
Watch this rapid fire recap from 808photo to get an insight into the world’s greatest downwind run, also known as the annual Maui2Molokai race in Hawaii.
In brief: As if we needed any further proof that Connor Baxter is the greatest stand up paddler on the planet, I present you with exhibit a: This coming Saturday afternoon, Connor will line up on the west coast of Maui for the start of the 2017 Maui2Molokai race, arguably the greatest ocean race and definitely the best downwind run in the world of paddling.
If the world number one can reach Molokai before anyone else on Saturday afternoon he won’t just win this year’s M2M, he’ll set an almighty record that may never be beaten. That’s because Connor is going for an incredible 8th-straight Maui2Molokai title. And this is only the 8th year of the event. Or in other words: no other guy has ever won this race. → READ MORE
Jimmy filmed this clip during the Molokai4Molokai race last Sunday, which was held a day after the M2Molokai Challenge where he and Marcus finished 1st and 2nd respectively. The M4M race goes along the south shore of Molokai island, a stretch of open ocean often described as the finest downwind run on the planet. → READ MORE
With the trade winds blowing and big bumps rolling between Maui and Molokai last weekend, Zane Schweitzer decided to ditch his race board and compete in the M2Molokai challenge on his SUP foil board. Despite ceding about 10ft in board length, Zane was the quickest racer in (or rather: out of) the water.
Connor Baxter and Susak Molinero take out week 10 of the EuroTour in the Canary Islands, with competitors enjoying an epic downwind crossing from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote.
Known locally as “Le Mascaret” (literally “the tidal bore” in French), this awesome phenomenon happens just a couple of days each month when king tides funnel a tsnunami-like surge of water along the river near Bordeaux, which results in a wave that can be ridden for 4-6kms and 10-15 minutes. → READ MORE
Virtually every paddler I chatted to after the race said the same thing: This was the funnest race of the year> And if you watch this highlights reel from Starboard, it’s pretty easy to see why. → READ MORE
Today is World Ocean’s Day, and to help celebrate we’d like to share this little clip about a very interesting new project out of Germany: making a stand up paddle board entirely out of garbage and then paddling down one of the longest rivers in the world.
The project is called “Source 2 Sea” and is the brainchild of Merijn Tinga, aka the Plastic Soup Surfer. → READ MORE
It was such a fun week exploring with Rachel Cook, my old mate Nick and video man extraordinaire Taylor Fischer. I can’t wait to share the full edit with you soon, and I’m reeeally excited to go more paddling adventures this year (Iceland, perhaps?). → READ MORE
After stormy seas, swirling winds and endless rain forced organisers to cancel the regular Maliko downwind run, the OluKai crew came up with a backup ‘beach race’ event inside the reef at the traditional finish line of Kanaha. → READ MORE