“And for my next trick…”

Stand Up Paddle surfing videoJust in case you were getting bored with your standard training routine, here’s a new challenge for you: One-legged race board surfing.

This rad little vid comes via Casper Steinfath, aka the Danish Viking, who’s clearly enjoying his pre-season training camp on Maui.   → READ MORE

WATCH: Rare Footage of Surf Racing in the 1930s

surf boat race video black & whiteCheck out this classic archival footage from Bondi Beach circa 1938, showing what stand up paddling would have looked like (or at least: Sounded like) in the 1930s.

I’m not sure which is more impressive – the footage or the commentary.   → READ MORE

Dave Kalama & Friends Take Over Maui on a Big Inflatable SUP

giant inflatable stand up paddleboardIn case you somehow forgot to follow us on Facebook or Insta, here’s a great little clip that’s been doing the rounds the past 24 hours.

Dave Kalama and friends taking over Maui on the aptly-named “Invader” giant inflatable stand up paddleboard from Imagine Surf.   → READ MORE

WATCH: SUPerstar Titouan Puyo On Fire in New Zealand

stand up paddle video new zealand SUPGreat clip of Titouan Puyo’s trip to New Zealand last week, where the NSP superstar won four races in the space of six days against some extremely talented locals.

There’s some great footage in here. Pay special attention at the 3:50 mark, where Titou catches a non-existent bump and seems to effortlessly cruise up the inside and into the lead. As the cameraman says: “Amazing…” No wonder this guy is ranked top five in the world.   → READ MORE

NZ Training Camp with Molokai Champ Travis Grant

Travis Grant stand up paddlingNice little drone clip out of New Zealand, where reigning Molokai/Carolina champion Travis Grant has been residing/teaching for the past week.

Trav was down in NZ for an NSP training camp, though the current world number two also jumped in to the local Beach Race Series, where he held off a bunch of very talented locals to take the win.   → READ MORE

Paddling in Norway’s Winter Wonderland

stand up paddling in norwayCheck out this very cool (pun intended) little clip out of Norway, which shows once again that stand up paddling is fun no matter how warm or absolutely freezing cold it is.

Featuring Fanatic team riders Kai-Nicolas Steimer and Lena Albrecht, this nicely edited piece was captured in temperatures as low as -21°C (-6°F).   → READ MORE

Unlimited Downwinder Down Under

downwind stand up paddle boardCheck out this great little clip from a new year’s downwinder in Brisbane, Australia.

That’s NSP’s own Dale Chapman wearing the GoPro, paddling the 17’10” unlimited that he helped bring to life along with NSP designer Alain Teurquetil. This is the exact same model board that Travis Grant paddled to victory in Molokai last year…   → READ MORE

Countdown to Carolina: Three Months ’til the First Major Race of the Season

Carolina Cup stand up paddle board race 2016In exactly three months from today, a big chunk of the world’s top athletes, along with hundreds of amateur and first time paddlers, will be standing on the sand at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, for the first ‘major’ of the season: The Carolina Cup.

Carolina has become famous for not only attracting the Travis Grants, Danny Chings and Annabel Andersons of the world, but for also drawing in hundreds of weekend warriors and first timers from near and far. Now in its 6th year, Carolina is not just a race, it’s a festival.   → READ MORE

WATCH: Bart de Zwart and Franz Orsi’s Round the World SUP Odyssey

stand up paddle world tourIf you only watch one short film about a round the world paddling odyssey today, make it this one. Last year, endurance race champion Bart de Zwart and photographer Franz Orsi took off on a rather incredible journey. Spanning five continents and countless adventures, this is surely one of the greatest paddle expeditions ever…   → READ MORE

Another Downwind Adventure in Cape Town

downwind stand up paddling video cape town 2016In case you needed any reminder that Cape Town is an all-time downwind hot-spot, check out this macking clip from last week.

Cape Town is famous for its windy conditions, but this looked like a particularly good day, with winds gusting up to 35 knots. You know it’s going to be a good run when you can hardly carry your board down the beach…   → READ MORE

(Very) Rare Sight Captured on Video: Stand Up Paddling with Orcas

Stand Up Paddle orcaOk so this is pretty cool. Earlier this month, a couple of lucky Kiwis went out for a paddle on their Red inflatables and came back in with a very unique experience to share.

The lucky paddler filming the show is Lyndon Chandler, and this all went down at Tahuna Beach, which sits on the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island just after new year’s.   → READ MORE

WATCH: Mo Freitas’ Epic Paddle Journey Through Japan

Mo-Freitas-stand-up-paddling-JapanIf you’ve ever thought about paddling in Japan but needed a little more inspiration to book your trip, or if you just want to sit back and enjoy 7 minutes of SUP magic, watch this video.

Mo Freitas, one of the best paddlers in the world right now, did a solid tour of Japan late last year. And by the looks of it, he had a mighty fun time.   → READ MORE

Top 15 of 2015: The Most Popular Videos of the Year

2015-stand-up-paddling-videosAs the year draws to a close and we reflect back on 12 months of paddling adventures, one thing that stands out is just how many awesome SUP videos were released in 2015.

From Carolina to Oregon to Doheny to Paris to Perth and virtually everywhere in between, there have been a tonne of awesome edits from the paddling community this year. Here are 15 of the best…   → READ MORE

WATCH: Riviera’s Epic End of Year Highlights Reel

2015-stand-up-paddling-video-Riviera-PaddlesurfStop whatever you’re doing and check out this rather epic 2015 highlights reel from the Riviera Paddlesurf crew. There have been hundreds of great stand up paddling videos thrown down this year, but this has surely gotta be one of the best…

From cruising in southern California to the paddling paradises of Tahoe and Tahiti to finless surfing in Mexico and half a dozen other places in between, this clip has got it all.   → READ MORE

Watch the 11 City Tour in All Its Grand Glory

SUP-11-City-Tour-videoIf you’re not too busy for the next 47 minutes and 58 seconds, sit back and watch this very good (and very comprehensive) recap of the 11 City Tour.

Courtesy of indie filmmaker Greg Fulks, this reel does a great job of capturing the spirit of the 11 Cities, one of the longest and toughest races in the sport. The 2015 edition was a particular challenge, with brutal winds and piercing rain hammering competitors at certain points (we’ll never forget the morning of stage 2…).   → READ MORE

Behind the Scenes of the World’s Toughest Race — Video Journal from Bora Bora’s “Ironmana” Challenge

2015-ironmana-bora-bora-videoTahiti’s annual Ironmana challenge is part race, part torture test, part holiday in one of the world’s most paradisaical locations: The legendary island of Bora Bora. Unique doesn’t even begin to describe it, brutal is an understatement. It’s one of the most challenging yet rewarding events in the world of SUP, and something you should definitely consider adding to your bucket list next year.    → READ MORE

Gale Force Glides: Watch the Extreme “50 Knot Downwinder” in France

stand-up-paddle-downwind-run-extremeThink you scored a good downwinder recently? Your local run has nothing on France, where a few determined paddlers recently braved the frigid winter waters to score a 50 knot downwinder (and with a slick camera crew recording the whole thing).

To put “50 knot downwinder” into perspective: Most good downwind runs in Hawaii and Australia rely on about 25-30 knots, while the crew in Cape Town are known to push 40 knots on extreme days. But 50… that’s almost unheard of.   → READ MORE