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.

Click through to watch…   → READ MORE

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

Racing In Lanes: Video/Results From The Australian Flatwater SUP Fest

Stand Up Paddling in rowing lanesThe 2nd annual Australian Flatwater SUPFest was held in Sydney this weekend, with competitors from across the country (and a few from overseas) racing down the Olympic rowing/kayak course at Penrith. The 200m, 1,000m and 5,000m SUP races were held as a sideshow during Australian Canoeing’s National Sprint Titles event…   → READ MORE

WATCH: Riviera’s Dana Point Downwinder

stand-up-paddle-downwind-californiaAnother great vid from the Riviera crew. This one shows off their latest adventure: The Dana Point Downwinder from the harbour down south to San Clemente State Park.

The clip features everyone’s favourite protein powder spokesperson, Thomas Maximus, as well as the Riviera boys Taylor and Brandon Rambo. A couple of rising juniors (and names to watch) are also in there: Max Fleming and Daniel Russell.   → READ MORE

Casper Steinfath Looks Ahead To Season 2015 (The Worlds, The Olympics And More)

Casper-Steinfath-interviewGreat interview with everyone’s favourite viking, Casper Steinfath, looking ahead to the 2015 season and beyond.

Some interesting comments about the ISA, the Olympics and unity among the athletes. I believe this last point in particular is hugely critical right now. The sport entering a new phase of growth that could bring a lot of excitement and potential but also the risk of splintering groups taking the sport in differing directions.    → READ MORE

WATCH: Highlights From The ‘GlaGla’ Race – Cold Water Paddling In The French Alps

stand up paddle boarding race video franceCheck out this cool edit from the recent GlaGla SUP Race in the Alps. The cold water event attracted over 100 paddlers to Lake Annecy, which is in the freezing cold but incredibly beautiful mountains of eastern France.

The term “GlaGla” is apparently derived from the sound your teeth make when they’re chattering in the cold. And the race certainly lived up to it’s name: Winners had to stand on a podium covered in snow & ice while pretty much everyone was wearing either a wetsuit or even a drysuit. Yes, it was bloody cold.   → READ MORE

WATCH: Stand Up Paddling In The Snow With Slovenia’s Manca Notar

stand up paddling snow SUPCheck out this awesome video of Manca Notar showing off the fledgling sport of SnowSUP at home in Slovenia.

As we showed last week, Manca lives near some very beautiful mountains and loves to make the most of cold winter conditions, which this YouTube clip highlights perfectly.   → READ MORE

Full Length Highlights Reel From The Painkiller Cup (aka The ‘Caribbean Paradise’ Race)

Painkiller Cup BVIsA few days ago I posted a clip that proved very popular. It was a quick edit of last weekend’s Painkiller Cup, an exotic-looking team relay held in the paradise that is the BVIs, aka the British Virgin Islands (it’s somewhere in the Caribbean apparently).

While that first video was a brief highlights reel of the weekend, we now have the full recap video. And this clip makes the Painkiller Cup look like even more of a Bucket List race…    → READ MORE

35 Minute Film Shows Tahiti’s ‘IRONMANA’ Paddling Adventure In All Its Torturous Glory

Ironmana video TahitiIf you want an insight into how crazily awesome the IRONMANA race/adventure/week in paradise really is, watch this half hour film from last month’s epic event on Bora Bora.

IF you’ve been following our coverage of IRONMANA, you’d know this event is something very unique. The Ironmana is part SUP race, part prone race, part swimming race, part torture chamber, part holiday in paradise.    → READ MORE

WATCH: Highlights From A Unique & Exotic SUP Race In The Caribbean (The ‘Painkiller Cup’)

Painkiller Cup Stand Up Paddling videoCheck out this quick little recap of Saturday’s “Painkiller Cup” race in the British Virgin Islands.

Definitely one of the more exotic events on the SUP race calendar, the Painkiller Cup is a 14 mile inter-island relay, where three-person teams battle it out for the $5,000 winner’s cheque. The 2015 champs were Team Mexico, featuring Shelby Dela Rosa Taylor, Ryan Helm and Bicho Jimenez.   → READ MORE

WATCH: Giant Inflatable SUP Madness In Hawaii

supsquatch inflatable stand up paddle boardIn case you’re the one person on Facebook that hasn’t already seen this clip, here it is.

Everyone’s favourite bizarro pro surfer Jamie O’Brien and friends charging solid Sunset on a ridiculously oversized inflatable SUP board. Sunset isn’t usually a wave you mess around with, but then again JOB doesn’t really do anything by the book.   → READ MORE

Throwback: To When Nobody Knew What A Race Board Should Look Like (And Chuck Was The Terminator…)

Battle of the Paddle 2008In the world according to Instagram, Thursday is a day of reflection. It’s when we go memory-lane tripping and look back on some of our fondest times.

Throwback Thursday is basically just an excuse to post cool pics and vids from ages ago (plus fill a hole on a slow news day…). And what could be cooler than Chuck Patterson sporting a pair of Terminator-style sunnies as he races his way to a $10,000 prize in the first ever Battle of the Paddle?! Throwin’ it way back to 2008…   → READ MORE