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.

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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

Rogue Recap: Relive Every Day Of The ISA Worlds In Just 17 Minutes

Video of the 2015 ISA Stand Up Paddling World Championship in MexicoThe ISA Worlds have come and gone for another year, but the memories will linger long.

The heightened level of competition has been well covered already, but what can’t be put into words is the atmosphere we all felt this week. The vibe, the energy, the spirit of sportsmanship, unity and having a good time on (and off) the water. That’s what makes this event so unique and special, and this year it reached a whole new level.   → READ MORE

WATCH: Lahui Kai’s Carolina Cup Highlights Reel

Carolina Cup SUP Race videoCheck out this great Carolina Cup clip from the Lahui Kai Paddleboards team, including some awesome aerial footage of the mass start.

There’s also a cool little behind the scenes look at the team photoshoot, plus some insights from head honcho of design Brian Szymanski.    → READ MORE

WATCH: Rogue’s Awesome Edit From The Carolina Cup

Carolina Cup Stand Up Paddleboard race video 2015Check out this awesome little highlights reel from the Carolina Cup. Courtesy of the Rogue SUP crew, this clip does a great job of capturing the intensity of the infamous Graveyard Race.

Very sharp edit. That slow-mo sequence at 0:20 looks like a bunch of ancient warriors about to charge into battle…   → READ MORE

60 Seconds With Fernando Stalla: The Worlds, The BOP, And… Tinder

Fernando Stalla stand up paddlingCheck out this great little interview with full-time stand up paddler and part-time Tarzan body double, Fernando Stalla.

The Rogue SUP team rider has a solid reputation for adding plenty of flair (and a few other things) to every SUP race he’s at. But Fernando is also one of the most talented guys on the water…   → READ MORE

WATCH: Recap (And Results) From The New South Wales State Titles

Stand Up Paddle board race New South WalesNice little recap of the BOP race at last weekend’s Ocean and Earth Southern Cross SUP Festival, aka the New South Wales State Titles. This event was the first qualifier on the pathway to the 2015 Aussie Titles, which ultimately decides who’ll represent Team Australia at next year’s Worlds.

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Throwback Thursday: Relive Dave Kalama’s Inspiring Story Of A Near Death Surfing Experience

Dave Kalama motivational speech big wave surfingA quick little throwback to last year, when Dave Kalama delivered an entertaining and motivational speech about his near-death experience surfing big waves in the early days of Jaws.

The story doesn’t have anything to do with SUP racing, but Dave is one of stand up paddling’s true pioneers and this is one of the best speeches you’ll hear about living in the ocean. There’s some great wisdom at the end there, so watch it right through and enjoy.   → READ MORE

WATCH: Rogue’s Bicho And Stalla Prepare To Take On The World In “Sayulita Fever”

Stand Up Paddling video Rogue SayulitaCheck out a rad clip from the recent Punta Sayulita SUP Classic down Mexico way. This great edit, titled Sayulita Fever, shows off Rogue’s dynamic duo Fernando Stalla and Javier “Bicho” Jimenez as they compete in their hometown event.

These guys are looking in fine form ahead of the ISA Worlds in May, which will see the rest of the world descend on their backyard.    → READ MORE

Bumps For Days… Watch Josh Riccio’s Epic Hawaiian Downwinder

Josh Riccio Downwind Stand Up Paddling HawaiiDownwind season is just around the corner. Just in case you needed any extra motivation to go downwind paddling in Hawaii, watch this awesome highlights reel from the 2014 Maui 2 Molokai race.

The clip features one of the most under-rated paddlers on the planet, Josh Riccio, who surfed his way to victory in the M2M stock class last year.    → READ MORE

Highlights From The Rum Run In The Cayman Islands

stand-up-paddling-cayman-islandsCheck out this cool highlights reel from the “Rum Run” race, which went down in the Cayman Islands back in January and was won by Chuck Glynn. Looks like a pretty rad spot to go stand up paddling.

It also looks like there’s a growing scene of early season SUP races in the Caribbean…   → READ MORE