WATCH: Riviera’s Awesome 2014 Highlights Reel

Riviera Stand Up Paddle Board VideoHere’s one last post for 2014 (or one first post for 2015 if you’re in Australia’s part of the world).

While we already counted down the Top 14 Videos of 2014 last week, this last minute entry from Riviera Paddlesurf would have been a very worthy addition.   → READ MORE

WATCH: The Year In Review With Quickblade’s 2014 “Mix Tape”

Quickblade Paddles mix tape videoWhile we already posted the Top 14 Videos Of 2014 a couple days ago, this one would have been a worthy addition to the list.

In typical Quickblade fashion, this new clip titled “Mix Tape” gives us the iconic paddle brand’s year in review in an unorthodox style. It’s a six minute montage showing highlights (and outtakes) from all the clips they’ve released over the past twelve months. And it’s awesome.    → READ MORE

The Top 14 Videos Of 2014

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The Top 14 Of 2014 continues. Yesterday it was the Top 14 Races of 2014 and later this week we’ll have the Top 14 News Stories, the Top 14 Most Competitive Races and a few other highlights from the year past.

But today let’s check out the most popular film clips of the year. Which stand up paddling videos captured your imagination the most in 2014? Let’s find out…   → READ MORE

Ironmana: Drone’s Eye View Of Bora Bora’s Painful Paradise

Stand Up Paddling Drone VideoEarlier this month I had the pleasure/pain of competing in the epic “Ironmana” race, which is a cross between stand up paddling, prone paddling and swimming (the latter of which I’m still having nightmares about).

Ironmana takes place on the beautiful Tahitian island of Bora Bora, also known as the honeymoon capital of the world. But our week was no honeymoon… It was TOUGH.   → READ MORE

This Is How You Surf A Race Board…

Stand Up Paddle Race Board Surfing Boat WaveThis rad little clip has been doing the rounds of Facebook today. Click through to watch and you’ll see why.

It shows Brazilian paddler Marinho Cavaco putting on a masterclass in wash riding (or wake riding) behind a boat. This clip was filmed somewhere in Brazil, most likely Marinho’s home town of Sao Paulo. Though he’s not actually behind the boat, Marinho is surfing beside it…   → READ MORE

Dave Kalama, Jim Terrell And The Quickblade ‘V-Drive’ Paddle: Game Changer?

Dave Kalama Jim Terrell Quickblade V Drive PaddleThe Quickblade V-Drive paddle made a lot of noise upon its release earlier this year. With its unique double-dihredal design, the Dave Kalama-inspired paddle instantly became a must have among the elite and amateur paddling community alike.

Some even hailed it as a game changer. Well now in this new video, Kalama and Quickblade’s Mad Scientist Jim Terrell do a hard-hitting (pun intended) analysis of that claim…   → READ MORE

Watch The Battle Of The Paddle Brazil In 2 Minutes

Battle of the Paddle Brazil videoIf you’re the type of paddler that can’t sit still for more than two minutes, this little promo video from last weekend’s Battle of the Paddle Brasil should suit you nicely.

It’s only 1 minute, 45 seconds but shows pretty much everything from the weekend (except for the epic Beach Flags tournament, which is strangely absent…).    → READ MORE

WATCH: Full Length TV Feature On Downwinding In Cape Town

Cape Town Downwinder stand up paddle boardingCape Town, South Africa may just be the best/worst kept secret in the world of stand up paddling. This part of the world scores firing winds on a regular basis and is home to one of the best downwind runs you could imagine. Cape Town also plays host to the PRIMI Naish Downwind Dash Series, one of the most prolific and longest-running local races series I know of.

Well if you want an insight into downwinding in South Africa, check out this great full length feature that just got released…   → READ MORE

Brian Szymanski Talks About His New Boards

Brian Szymanski Stand Up Paddleboard shaperWanna know how/why a 12’6 looks like a 12’6? Then check out this great clip featuring SUP ATX/Lahui Kai head shaper Brian Szymanski.

Yes, it’s basically an ad for Lahui Kai, but it’s also got some great insights from one of the most respected paddleboard shapers in the world. Click through to watch…   → READ MORE

WATCH: Return To Salt Creek With Quickblade’s Battle Of The Paddle Highlights Reel

Battle of the Paddle video quickbladeIt’s been one month to the day since the Battle of the Paddle – one month since the chaos, carnage and celebrations at Salt Creek. So it’s quite fitting that today sees the release of one of the best Battle of the Paddle highlight reels.

We’ve seen plenty of BOP edits but this is definitely one of the best. Created by Fin Film Company’s Chris Aguilar, the first half of the clip above gives a nice look behind the scenes while the second half is all action.   → READ MORE

What The Battle Of The Paddle Would Have Looked Like In 1949

Black and white paddleboard race videoEver wondered what SUP racing would look like in black & white? Well look no further than this vintage clip from 1949, which shows a bunch of Australian surfers charging in and out of the waves on plywood paddleboards.

This footage is eerily similar to what we saw at the Battle of the Paddle Salt Creek earlier this month. I guess paddleboarding hasn’t changed so much in 65 years…   → READ MORE

A Preview Of What’s To Come At The Ironmana Race In Bora Bora

kainalu xt paddle race tahitiHere’s a nice clip looking back at the 2014 Kainalu XT race series in Tahiti. The KXT series is a prelude for the big Ironmana race that’s happening in early December, an event this video gives us a nice insight into.

The “Ironmana” race isn’t really a race though, it’s more of a brutal, triathlon-inspired, multi-day event that just happens to be held in a ridiculously beautiful location (the paradisiacal island of Bora Bora). Paddlers will be tested across three disciplines – stand up, prone and swimming – with overall times combined.   → READ MORE

Highlights From Jersey’s Battle Of The Rock

Stand Up Paddle boarding video JerseyA couple of solid highlight reels from the Battle of the Rock race that was held on Jersey last month.

Seems like Jersey is becoming a bit of a paddling hub these days (we’re talking about the isle of Jersey, not the American Jersey…). The island has a strong local race series, some epic downwind conditions and is now seeing some of the international names come over and compete.   → READ MORE

The World’s *Straightest* SUP Race (Isthmus Speed Crossing, Greece)

Hellenic SUP Cup GreeceCheck out this cool little clip from Greece, where the 4th Annual Isthmus Speed Crossing went down on the weekend.

The race takes paddlers through the historic Corinth Canal, which is a long, deep cut through a peninsula that’s famous for ushering through cruise ships that literally squeeze through with inches to spare. Stand up paddleboards are a slightly better fit though, with 147 paddlers competing on Sunday in what is essentially a 5.8km (3.6 miles) drag race.   → READ MORE

Yet Another Battle Of The Paddle Highlights Reel

Battle of the Paddle video Salt Creek boardworksHad enough of watching the highlights from Salt Creek? Of course you haven’t…

Here’s another Battle of the Paddle highlights reel, this time from the Boardworks crew. It has cool music. It has drones. And it has some great carnage footage at the 2:35 mark…   → READ MORE

WATCH: Aussie Titles Highlights

Australian Stand Up Paddle Titles CurrumbinCourtesy of Surfing Australia, here are a couple of very slick little videos from the Aussie Titles. The event wrapped up on the Gold Coast yesterday, with Beau O’Brian, Karla Gilbert and Toby Cracknell taking out the wins and staking claims for a spot on Team Australia 2015

First up the Technical Course Race (is it just me, or do we need a more exciting name for this event?) and then we’ve got the Marathon Race recap.   → READ MORE