Re-Cap of Event - by Connor Baxter
The Olukai Ho'olaule'a is a great event. Every year paddlers look forward to competing at this event in the infamous Maliko downwinder.
The day started out with rain and very light winds. But, when driving down along the north shore we could see that the wind was picking up and the rain had stopped - and there were a few whitecaps. It was looking like it was going to be a good day.
Driving into Maliko Gulch, I knew there were going to be a bunch Read more [...]
Colin McPhillips, 3 time ASP World Champion is set to host an eight person camp at Blue Zone SUP in tropical Costa Rica.
This is an incredible opportunity to take your SUP skills to the next level“I went to Blue Zone SUP in March”, says Colin, “to check the waves, accommodation & location. And I have to say the place and people are awesome, I can’t wait to be back there in July to surf, share knowledge & tips with new friends.”
The Blue Zone Camp is located beachside on the Nicoya Read more [...]
Leco Salazar storms to victory at 2013 Ubatuba Pro Brazil
After 3 days of intense action here at Itamamabuca Beach in the beautiful region of Ubatuba Brazil, Leco Salazar storms to victory here at the Ubatuba Pro Brazil in a star studded fleet to secure the win at Stop 2 of the 2013 Stand Up World Tour.
After narrowly advancing out of Semi final number 1, Leco got on a roll during the final, finding the right waves in a tricky line-up to post a string of scores in the excellent Read more [...]
I had the pleasure and honor of introducing two of sup's greatest road warriors - Jim Brewer and Annabel Anderson.
We met up at Jim's Santa Barbara landmark sup shop called Blueline.
The miles and the smiles between them were priceless.
Off to Newport Beach tomorrow for the Paddle For The Cure event which will have at least 1000 pink clad participants giving it their all for a very worthy cause.
Annabel has a VIP pass and will handle some of the announcing duties and no doubt drive the crowd Read more [...]
The Trials reveal a whole new hotbed of talent for the Tour
The Trials component of the Ubatuba Pro, Stop 2 on the 2013 Stand Up World Tour, saw over 40 athletes battle it out for the final 8 places in the main event. With a strong show of talent, both young and old, it came down to the performance of each athlete on the day, as the 40+ athletes became 8 and the Trials were wrapped by the end of Day 1 of the Ubatuba Pro.
Stand outs from the Trials included Luis Fernando, Lucas Medeiros Read more [...]
By Holistic Nutrition Coach, Tamara Jacobi
Founder of the Tailwind Jungle Lodge
Coconut Water For Hydration?
What is all the coconut water hype about? This "miraculous" hydration drink has exploded in popularity over the last few years. You've probably seen it at yoga studios, gyms and even at grocery store checkout lines. Coconut water companies claim that coconut Read more [...]
Thursday 2 May
Ubatuba Pro Stand Up World Tour Surf, Brazil: live today
The Ubatuba Pro World Tour Surfing event will go live this morning from 9am Sao Paolo time atwww.standupworldtour.com/brazil.php.
The event will run from Thursday thru Saturday, as the World's battle it out at the magnicent Itamambuca Beach in Ubatuba. As Stop 2 of the 2013 World Championship Tour, all eyes will be on the World Title Contenders, but also new and potentially dangerous faces Read more [...]
2013 Butterfly Effect Maui from Tatiana Howard on Vimeo.
The energized Tatiana Howard's 7th Annual Butterfly Effect Maui drew over 300 women last weekend!!
The purpose of these events is to bring together woman of different ages and abilities to help support and encourage one another while enjoying life to the fullest.
Activities include standup paddling, beach cleanups, fundraising, clothing donations, and free clinics. They also do an intro to yoga and stretching before going into the water Read more [...]
Shaper Patrice Remoiville, working closely with the BIC SUP team in Europe and North America, has designed two fun, functional, user-friendly touring boards. Partnered with BIC Sport’s exclusive ACE-TEC manufacturing technology, the WING series offer a truly unique combination of durability, lightweight performance and affordability. Receiving this type of award is both humbling and extremely gratifying. It goes a long way in validating the time, energy and passion that goes into designing Read more [...]
Great community and regional turnout for the race event that also raised over $3,000 for The Eagle Fund supporting wounded warriors from the American military
Pensacola, Fla. (April 25, 2013) – 109 dedicated standup paddleboard racers battled beautiful but cool and windy conditions at Coastal Paddle Company’s 2nd Annual Five Flags Paddleboard Classic at The Grand Marlin on Pensacola Beach on Saturday, April 20th. The successful event featured a 1 mile race, a 3 mile race and a 1 mile kids Read more [...]
Thursday 25 April
The Ubatuba Pro Grand Slam will kick off this weekend
The Ubatuba Pro Grand Slam will kick off this weekend in the Center of Ubatuba town, at Praia do Centro. Featuring a selection of the World's leading paddlers matching up against Brazil's very best, this weekend's World Series Racing promises to be some of the most exciting and fiercely contested yet on the World Series.
The event will also feature an open division for both women and men, Read more [...]
Sunday 28 April
Connor Baxter wins Day 1, the World Series Sprint Racing
Connor Baxter (Starboard) builds on his momentum in 2013 with a win on day 1 of the Ubatuba Pro Grand Slam, the World Series Sprint Racing. With a stacked field of athlete featuring amongst the world's best paddlers, Connor was able to work his way through the heats, and keep ahead of arch rival, Kai Lenny (Naish) to take the all important win.
Today's sprint course featured a Read more [...]
Monday 29 April
Connor Baxter wins the long distance and overall in Brazil
Connor Baxter (Starboard) makes it a clean sweep here at Stop 2 of the Stand Up World Series in Ubatuba, Brazil, winning both the sprint racing and Long distance courses at Praia do Centro and earning him the Stand Up World Series event Title here in Brazil.
Connor took the lead during the first lap over teammate, Leaonard Nika (Starboard) and gradually built on that lead over the course Read more [...]
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Yes, we can all just get along...
The Eastern Surfing Association, the worlds largest surfing organization has welcomed SUP into their contest format. This is the second year that the Regionals and the Easterns Championships will include SUP and the second year that Jimmy Lewis is the lead sponsor. The points will be based on short board style judging so expect to see some small sups and big moves.
The Southeast Regionals in New Smyrna Beach, FL are under way.
Tune in Live on Saturday Read more [...]
Stand Up Paddle Fitness Pioneer Nikki Gregg Joins BIC Sport SUP Team
BIC Sport, world leader in watersports, is excited to announce its partnership with SUP Fitness pioneer Nikki Gregg. Nikki is a fixture in the Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) industry, well known for her pioneering work developing one of the first SUP Fitness programs, as well as her expertise in whitewater and racing. Gregg has over 14 years of experience as a professional in the fitness industry, which helped her create a unique Read more [...]
Check it out!! A river park in NC with sup runs for fun and racing! Our intrepid Standup Journal correspondent Mac Barnhardt was at last weekend's TuckFest in Charlotte, NC. It's the US National Whitewater Center's big weekend of outdoor sports, live music, food, craft beer... and whitewater sup races. Michael Tavares, Dan Gavere, Luke Hopkins, & others were in attendance. "The USNWC is now offering sup as a regular activity on the whitewater runs... right in my backyard. Guess I'm going to add Read more [...]
REMEMBER, you must be present and watching at a participating FCS SUP Retailer Shop to Win FCS Pirzes! #FcsTalk13
Join the Live Webcast with Danny Ching and Candice Appleby, but win prizes if you watch at an FCS participating retailer location!
SAN DIEGO, California -·Wednesday, April ·24th is a day to highlight on your calendar! ·For one evening only, you will be able to communicate directly with two of the best Stand Up Paddlers in the world through an all new exclusive FCS SUP Read more [...]
Wednesday 17 April
Exciting Milestones achieved in the 1st quarter of 2013
As the Waterman League prepares for the first Grand Slam event (World Tour Surf and World Series Race) for 2013 and fourth event of the season, we wanted to take a look back at the exciting milestones reached and surpassed in just the first few months of the 2013 season:
2013 Event Milestones:
Another dramatic World Tour Opener at Sunset Beach that registered well in excess of 100,000 Read more [...]
Wrightsville Beach, NC - Meet the Alderman family. Don, Jenny, Dylan and Jack. All have signed up for the 2013 Carolina Cup in Wrightsville Beach, April 24-28. They will join amateurs and professionals from around the world in one of the largest and most respected stand up paddleboarding events in the United States.
"They should get a special family award," said John Beausang, Co-Chair, "They're enjoying the Carolina Cup the way we intended it, with the whole family having fun all weekend Read more [...]
On Saturday, July 13, 2013 Special Olympics Florida will be offering a stand up paddleboard coaches training school at YOLO Board + Beach in Miramar Beach, Florida. This training is open to anyone who would like to work with a county in Florida to develop a Registered Training Program for Special Olympics in Stand Up Paddleboarding!
Stand Up Paddle offers a totally unique opportunity for Special Olympics Athletes to move a “step beyond” normal sports activities. It is an excellent physical Read more [...]
Paddle Imua, held on May 4, 2013, is a benefit specifically for CampImua. This event is an exciting annual fund raising event that celebratesthe lives of special needs children by embracing our connectionto the ocean, which defines our sense of place, “Hawaii’i nei”.
Camp Imua, a program of Imua Family Services, brings the communityand children with special needs together for a free weeklong, overnightrecreational camp each summer. The Camp gives school-age childrenwith “special abilities” Read more [...]
There was a huge black cloud right over the airport . It was clear skies 300 meters away. Winds were swirling under the cloud and a heavy rainy mist. The plane came out of the Indian Ocean towards the kuta side as they do when trades are blowing as they had been all day.
Guys say they could barely see the plane come in and slam into the water before reaching the runway. Never hit the runway at all. The boys had 4 sups and rubber dinghy. They were getting out of the water because of the wind and Read more [...]