Here’s a really good highlights reel from the massive Race The Lake Of The Sky event, which was held up at Lake Tahoe a few weeks back and attracted hundreds of paddlers from far and wide.
Race The Lake Of The Sky, aka the Feel Good Race Of The Summer, seems to be quickly becoming one of the races to attend. It has a grassroots vibe to it but still attracts plenty of elite talent. It’s kinda like California’s answer to the Carolina Cup. → READ MORE
We’re just two and a half weeks out from one of the biggest and most prestigious races of the year: The 2014 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships.
This is the big one. One of the most grueling races on the planet. Along with the Battle, probably the most prestigious trophy in the sport. It’s the race that sold out in three hours. It’s SUP racing’s pilgrimage to Mecca. → READ MORE
Another week, another cool edit from the Payette River Games. From the moment this race was announced we knew it’d produce some awesome highlights and it certainly delivered. Carnage On The River we nicknamed it.
And this clip from the Boardworks crew might just be the best one yet. While we’ve seen a bunch of very slick highlight reels from Idaho over the past couple weeks, those all focused on the myriad of festivities on offer in Cascade. This one however is almost entirely SUP (which in my very biased opinion was the big highlight of the weekend… except for maybe the axe throw… definitely the axe throw). → READ MORE
Maui. The ultimate downwind playground. Endless bumps blowing like clockwork along a picture perfect coastline and ridden each day by the world’s foremost downwind masters.
Well now that it’s officially Downwind Month, it’s a good time to have a closer look at this unique part of the paddling world. We don’t want to only cover the big races with SIC Downwind Month, we also wanna take a look at what makes downwinding so much fun. And nothing highlights that fun better than these clips from Maui local, SIC team rider and all around good guy Jeremy Riggs. → READ MORE
The 2014 Payette River Games was an amazing weekend. So much action, so much carnage, so many laughs… It was a breakout event for the whitewater SUP community but it was so much more than that. The SUP racing was the highlight (in my biased opinion at least) but just as entertaining was the whitewater kayak, the log rolling, the raft cross, the axe throw, the beach volleyball and all the other festivities that brought this sleepy little Idaho town to life for a few days.
Well now thanks to Sunplay.com (the same crew that brought us that epic Carolina Cup video and Dave Kalama’s pep talk), we’ve got an awesome look at the weekend on the river in Idaho. → READ MORE
The 2014 Payette River Games (aka “Carnage On The River”) was an instant classic. A great event with some very entertaining and exciting SUP racing among big name stars and fast-rising dark horses. Throw in another dozen cool events on the side and it made for an awesome week in the Idaho mountains.
But if you weren’t there and you missed the live stream (or if you’ve just got 17 hours spare and wanna re-live it all…) you can now watch a full HD replay of the entire event. → READ MORE
We’re still coming down from the high in Idaho that was the Payette River Games. An awesome event in an unlikely location. Definitely not your average SUP race…
Here’s a cool little recap of the weekend from SUP the Mag, featuring highlights of the SUP Cross race plus interviews with the event champions Fernando Stalla and Candice Appleby. → READ MORE
Remember how Danny Ching blitzed an all-star field to win the Lost Mills time trial in Germany last week? Well here’s the video.
Thanks to the German SUP Mag, you can now watch Danny’s crazy performance as he sprints like a man possessed across the 200 metre “Fastest Paddler On Earth” time trial race course, setting what is surely a new world record in the process.
Despite the event featuring over a dozen of the world’s fastest guys, Danny crushed it. The 404 front man averaged over 15km/h to stop the clock at 47.60 seconds, almost three seconds ahead of defending champ Connor Baxter (who himself produced what would have probably otherwise been a record). → READ MORE
Idaho. Day One. Carnage on the river…
Today (Friday) was the opening day of competition here at the Payette River Games, the event that everyone’s been waiting despite most of us having very little idea what to expect.
Today it was the preliminary rounds, while Saturday is the second round and Sunday is the finals. That’s when the field will be whittled down to the serious contenders and the $50,000 prize purse will be settled. But if you wanna win the cash you’re gonna have to be a pretty darn good all around paddler, because this is a rather unique SUP race…
The Payette River Games SUP race is actually split in two halves: The Downriver Race and the SUP Cross. Two totally separate races, with combined points determining the overall event placings. → READ MORE
We’re less than 48 hours until one of the biggest events of the year: The Lost Mills race in Germany.
With a formidable lineup of talent and a unique flat water course, the 2014 Lost Mills is going to be a big race. We’ll have live updates on Saturday as the race unfolds, but in the meantime let’s take a look at the course itself. → READ MORE
The first highlights from last weekend’s Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race have just been released.
Check out how it all went down at the Pier thanks to everyone’s favorite SUP video guy, Chris Aguilar. → READ MORE
We’re just seven days away from one of this year’s biggest (and certainly the most lucrative) SUP races: The Payette River Games. From June 20-22, thousands of people will descend on the little town of Cascade, Idaho for a weekend of fun on and off the river.
The cool thing about the Payette River Games is that it’s not just a SUP race, it’s an entire festival… There are about 20 different events to get involved in. → READ MORE
And the Euro Tour rolls on… Check out these great videos from Spain on the weekend, where Angie Jackson and Zane Schweitzer took out the Bilbao World SUP Challenge event.
This was a fun event in a really fun city, with the unique course along the river banks giving spectators (and cameramen) an excellent view of the action. Click through to watch some of the highlights… → READ MORE
Who is Titouan Puyo? Take a SUP journey around the world and find out. Peak behind the scenes at Starboard’s HQ in Thailand, go downwinding on Titou’s home island, New Caledonia, then travel across to Nicaragua, where he wins gold at the ISA Worlds.
Watch the full clip above or click through to read the back story behind the video… → READ MORE
Check out this great highlights reel from the 2014 Carolina Cup, featuring plenty of action, plenty of artistic angles and a few entertaining words from the paddlers themselves.
This is another classy edit from Fin Film Company’s Chris Aguilar (who’s released a LOT of cool videos over the years) on behalf of the Surftech/Bark crew.
I know we’re not even halfway through 2014, but I believe the Carolina Cup will go down as one of the races of the year, probably right behind the Battle in terms of exposure, hype, prestige and the level of competition on show. Do your best to get out to Wrightsville Beach in 2015… → READ MORE
Well that was freakishly good timing.
Just a few hours after we posted our First Look at the 2014 Battle of the Paddle Course Maps, the crew from Riviera Paddlesurf finished uploading their special new video: A preview of the BOP’s new venue at Salt Creek.
The Riviera guys, along with everyone’s favourite man-child Chuck Patterson (plus a few other big names) recently took their boat, boards and drone camera to Salt Creek to inspect the area. On what looked to be a perfect sunny day (is it ever not summer in SoCal?), the gang captured some amazing shots and cool insights about the place we’re all gonna be hanging out on the first weekend of October.
In short: Everyone seems pretty excited about the new venue. Looks like a beautiful beach and has the potential to host an all time race if conditions play along. → READ MORE
A couple of good little clips from last weekend’s Southern Cross SUP Festival in New South Wales, Australia. The event, which acted as the official State Titles and a gateway to the Australian National Titles later this year, drew a small but quality field to Port Stephens, a few hours north of Sydney.
New South Welshman Toby Cracknell, who represented Australia in Nicaragua a couple of weeks ago, was the standout of the weekend, defeating young Kai Bates in the course race before claiming the distance event as well. Queensland’s Sondra Purser also made it a clean sweep on the women’s side of the draw. → READ MORE
Cool little clip from the 2014 Rincon Beachboy SUP race, an event that attracted hundreds of paddlers to Puerto Rico last month.
While the race was eventually won by Ryan Helm and Helga Goebel, it was more famous for having 310 competitors (aged between 4 and 72 years old) while also raising a whole lot of money for local charities.
Oh and there’s drone footage in there… what more do ya need? → READ MORE
We were sent this great clip this morning by Buzzy Kerbox, who had an insider’s view of last weekend’s OluKai Ho’oluale’a and used it to produce a really cool race video. Buzzy was on his jetski during the entire race, filming from inside the pack of 300+ paddlers as they made their way along the world famous Maliko downwind run, in what is one of the biggest SUP races of the year.
The video gives not only some really cool close-up shots of the action but also some very interesting commentary and insights… → READ MORE
Andrea Moller is a machine. There’s no other way to describe some of her performances, especially the 48 hours of May 2nd and 3rd…
The Brazilian-turned-Maui-local flew to California last week to attend the Billabong XXL Awards (the Oscars of big wave surfing), where she was nominated for surfing some ridiculously large waves during the Hawaiian winter.
Despite the festivities, Andrea got up super early the next morning and jumped straight on the plane back to Hawaii. After landing on Maui just before lunch, Andrea went straight from the airport to Maliko Gulch for the start of the Paddle Imua race at 1pm. One hour and 23 minutes later, Andrea was crossing the line to claim yet another victory. → READ MORE