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.


Paddlecast #008: “Ironman” Jackson Maynard talks elite ocean racing and overcoming life’s obstacles

I sat down for a chat with a very interesting athlete today: professional ironman, part-time SUP racer and all-round legend Jackson Maynard.

Maynard hails from my hometown here on the Gold Coast where he represents our local surf lifesaving club, Currumbin Vikings. He competes on the elite and prestigious Nutri-Grain Ironman Series (“lifeguard racing”) but to reach the pinacle of his sport, Maynard has had to overcome some incredible medical setbacks.

It’s a fascinating story of resilience and determination.   → READ MORE

“GlaGla” countdown: one week til the first major race of the season

The first major race of the season is just over a week away. Join us in the French Alps for the massive “GlaGla Race” — I’ll be dusting off the baguette microphone and live-streaming the big gathering on The Paddle League from 10am on Saturday the 18th January.

Paddlecast #006: Mike Jucker from Stand Up Magazin talks “Chaos of Champions”

Mike Jucker from Stand Up Magazin – one of the oldest and most respected outlets in the SUP media world – joins us to chat “Chaos of Champions,” world titles and the future of the sport. Give Mike a follow on Instagram and help him celebrate 10 years of @standupmagazin.

You can also listen to Paddlecast on Spotify and Apple Podcasts

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Paddlecast #005: World Rankings insights and analysis

I sat down with Paul Jackson from ONE in the new SUP Racer studio to analyse the World Rankings. We critique each of the top 10 athletes and take a little look ahead at what might happen in season 2020.

You can also listen to Paddlecast on Spotify and Apple Podcasts

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GlaGla countdown: Two weeks until the first big race of the decade

‘Chased by the Midnight Sun’ — the story of the Yukon River Quest — premieres early December

The Yukon River Quest — aka “715km of dehydration, hallucinations and days that never end” — is a mind-bogglingly crazy race experience that pushes paddlers beyond their known limits both physically and mentally.

So we decided to make a movie about it.

After I (and half a dozen other crazy adventurous stand up paddlers) spent three days paddling down 715 kilometres of a very long, very cold and very lonely river, we’ve put together an hour of interviews, insights, drone footage and delirious GoPro monologues to create ‘Chased by the Midnight Sun’ — the story of our “descent into madness.”

The film premieres on the 20th 25th of November soon right here on SUP Racer. I’m still going through the editing process, which has now officially taken longer than the race itself. Probably early to mid December. Hope you enjoy this little trailer while you wait…

FULL REPLAY: Relive the action from every race at the ICF Worlds

And that’s a wrap! The first ever ICF SUP World Championships are complete, and what an awesome few days of racing it’s been. You can relive all the action with full replays of the daily live streams (you can also re-watch every race on the SUP Racer Facebook page).   → READ MORE

BOOM: Watch Connor Baxter grab gold at the ICF Worlds in record time (DAY 2 REPLAY + RESULTS)

Connor Baxter has cemented his name as the greatest of all time after claiming sprint gold on day two of the ICF Worlds in a record time of 0:46.38.

Connor held off Italian ace Claudio Nika, Brazilian favourite Arthur Santacreu and half a dozen impressive darkhorses from the canoe world to win the world title in what is surely the fastest time ever recorded over 200 metres.   → READ MORE

WATCH: Connor, Zane weigh in on the Olympic debate

Seems like it’s the month for paddletics.

First I posted about the ISA’s last-minute decision to host a World Championship in El Salvador next month, a move that left many paddlers scratching their heads. Then just last week it was revealed that several top athletes would be competing at the inaugural ICF Worlds in China. Oh and the whole political shit-fight apparently had its day in court in Switzerland recently.

Now we get to hear some unfiltered views from a couple of the top athletes about the whole idea of paddleboarding in the Olympics and which federation would best serve the sport. Connor Baxter and Zane Schweitzer chatted with Mike Jucker from Stand Up Magazin on Maui recently. Mike has been pushing this debate forward better than just about anyone, and he always tries to get an unbiased look at what’s happening.

The entire video is well worth a watch but if you want the quick summary: The paddlers think both federations need to lift their game.

WATCH: Beautiful recap of the unique new “Paradise Race” from the Alpine Lakes Tour

Here’s a beautiful recap from the latest round of the Alpine Lakes Tour in Europe.

A few weeks ago, the Tour premiered a new concept called the “Alpine Paradise Race” high up in the Italian Alps. Competitors had to hike through the wilderness just to get to the start line, with the pre- and post-race festivities taking place in a mountain refuge hut.   → READ MORE

Foil vid of the week: “Downwind Danger Zone” πŸ˜‚

Jeremy Riggs or Tom Cruise? Check out this great little clip from one of Maui’s original downwind supremos and now a fully-fledged foil fanatic. Filmed recently along the classic “Kihei” downwind run on Maui’s south side.

Must be watched with sound on πŸ˜‚

(If you don’t get it, you’re too young.)

WATCH: “That” wave from the BOP Salt Creek (five years ago today)

It’s exactly five years to the day since the Battle of the Paddle took over Salt Creek and gave us one of the most memorable races in the sport’s history.

After I posted that flashback photo this morning, I dug through the archives and found the video of the same wave. Oh the carnage.   → READ MORE

11 Cities: Stage 3 highlights

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Bruno Hasulyo has tightened his grip on a third SUP 11 City Tour title after once again breaking the field on the canals of Friesland. Bruno won today’s third stage by almost 10 minutes to extend his lead over the chase pack. The difference now stands at nearly half an hour–the rest of the boys are fighting for second place.

Conditions were near perfect on Friday for the “split-stage” — the day started with a 12km time trial (staggered starts, no drafting) and finished with a 30km group stage.

Lena Ribeiro from Brazil finally turned the arm-wrestle with Petronella van Malsen to her favour by gaining a minute in the TT, but the Mistral duo once again crossed the line together. It’ll all come down to Sunday’s 27km time trial.

Before then, we’ve got a 42km stage from Franeker to Dokkum on Saturday morning. Follow the race with the live GPS tracking map and regular updates on @sup11citytour Instagram.