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The Mavericks Champion surfer and paddleboarder will debut at Outdoor Retailer Show Redondo Beach, Calif. – July 18, 2018 – Body Glove International, a leading watersports and outdoor active brand since 1953 has announced the signing of legendary athlete, speaker and philanthropist Chris Bertish as an official ambassador. The South African born Bertish holds numerous...
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Chuck Patterson sunset tribe
“A chance to live the dream we’re all after, and do it in style” – Evelyn O’Doherty One might wonder what makes any retreat, more specifically a Sup Surf Retreat, a hit. While hard to quantify the how and why, there does appear to be a fundamental recipe that can be followed to ensure success....
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Piper is a 10-year-old dynamic young lady who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at the age of 4.  Her dad, Travis Suit, discovered hope and inspiration in the healing benefits of salt water for Cystic Fibrosis patients. After learning to paddle and surf as a natural and fun way of healing for Piper, Travis Suit’s...
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Candice Appleby Slater Trout APP World Tour feature NY Sup Open
The APP World Tour announced today the addition of the City Paddle Festival as an inclusive event for paddlers at EACH of the 3 stops on the 2018 APP World Tour. London, New York and Paris will each include the City Paddle Festival in addition to the main event: the pro races and surf competitions...
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From growing up on a small Caribbean island, to becoming one of America’s all-time fitness icons as a professional volleyball player to marrying the legend famed with bringing stand up paddling to the States, Gabrielle Reece has quite a story. Here is a recent podcast from the crew at WND&WVS with one helluva lady. Gabby...
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Fanatic team riders are known for their sense of adventure.  From Norway to Austria, the German Alps to Tahiti, there is excitement, chills and far flung journeys amidst this group of water loving individuals. Let’s join Klaas Voget and Lena Albrecht as they explore and paddle through Vienna, the cultural heart of middle Europe.  Did...
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Sup Riga Latvia SUP Latvia Thomas Pfannkuc
Riga, Latvia is the Art Nouveau metropolis of the Baltic States. On the water, this capital city of Latvia offers wonderful views of the oldest parts of the city. With the Jurmala Peninsula, lakes and rivers, Latvia offers many iconic spots for stand up paddling. Latvian Charm:  history and architecture via sup “Latvia has a...
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The Santa Cruz Paddlefest is one of the most favored competitions in the North American paddling circuit for its good stoke, great conditions and barreling competition.  This year’s Paddlefest – as ever – did not disappoint. Here is the recap from Zane Kekoa Schweitzer. Stoke & history at the Santa Cruz Paddlefest This year marks...
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Chris Bertish Ke Nalu
Chris Bertish is no ordinary man.  Maverick, madman, waterman, legend, the guy inspires by his presence and his perspective.  He’s got a whole new way of looking at things, to see past the obstacles and a laser-like focus that drives him to feats hitherto unknown like paddling across the Atlantic, solo and unassisted. He’s grounded,...
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Zen Paddle Werner Paddles review Jeremy cass
Werner Paddles recently released its Zen series of stand up paddles with a new adjustable lever-lock system.  The largest blade in the series, the Zen 95, was sent to Stand Up Journal’s headquarters in Maine for review. Billed for it’s versatile use, the Zen paddle was tested in frigid winter North East surf and Maine’s...
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zane deep blue
A great video from 2X Ultimate Waterman Zane Schweitzer. Learning How to Paddle Board with Zane Schweitzer Learn the basics from one of the greats:  Zane Kekoa Schweitzer in this great video by Starboard Sup. Zane takes you through the start ups of stand up paddling in this short but informative video.  Covering everything from...
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Annabelle Anderson Fiona Wylde 2017 Carolina Cup Graveyard
Annabel Anderson announced this week she will NOT be defending her 5X title at this year’s 2018 Carolina Cup.  The top ranked female in the world of sup racing cites a lingering concussion and an upcoming surgery as her reasons to sit this one out. World Class:  Annabel takes time for recovery Annabel Anderson is...
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Mo Freitas surf APP World Tour
As promised, Tristand Boxford of the APP World Tour delivers in upgrading the media coverage of stand up paddling events through partnership with national media sources.  Tonight’s show will feature the Red Bull Heavy Water classic from last year’s event on CBS. APP World Tour : Red Bull Heavy Water on CBS Sports The APP...
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Looking for a way to stay motivated this winter?  Check out Paddle Monster‘s online training platform to keep YOU fit and paddle ready for the season ahead. This comprehensive, stand up paddle specific training program includes world class coaches like Olympic medalist Larry Cain, World Sup Champion Travis Grant, Olympic Paddle Strength Coach for the...
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Bob Purdy is a legend.  He paddled because he could.  He paddled because he loved it.  And, he used the voice of stand up paddling to send a message about how we are living on this planet. Purdy’s legacy includes both a film, “The Paddler” (see video trailer below)  and a celebration, World Paddle for...
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East Coast Sup Rock Star Victoria Burgess of South Florida will attempt the first ever female solo stand up paddle crossing of the Florida Straits, from Cuba to Key West, in a Guinness Book of World Record attempt this June. Victoria Burgess strikes out for dream of setting new World’s Record in Sup “My goal...
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Kai Lenny foils Jaws photo by Dooma photos
Check out this great video capture by Bo Bridges of waterman Kai Lenny surfing a massive swell at Jaws on his foil.  As Kai says, “It’s just nice to do something different.” That’s gotta be one helluva learning curve, Kai! Feature photo by:  Dooma Photos Surfing Jaws: Dropping in on a foil with Kai “Just...
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Hanohano race start full group Glenn Dubock
This past weekend, Standup Journal’s team photographers, brothers Glenn and John Dubock, got cabin fever and headed down to the infamous Hanohano Huki race event on Mission Bay in San Diego, CA. The Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge is one of the Longest Running Paddlesport Races in California (OC-1, Surfski, Traditional Paddleboard, Standup Paddleboard and Kayak) and...
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Surf Expo convention center
Welcome to Booth #622!  Standup Journal is here at the Surf Expo ready to talk story, share stoke and report the latest this week. Standup Journal is STOKED to be at the January 2018 Surf Expo in Orlando.   We will be reporting on the latest news, trends and gear from the floor of the biggest...
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Starboard industry 2018 brand leader
Windsurfing was invented in 1967 by Jim Drake and Hoyle Schweitzer.  It quickly became a forerunner for action sports.  Today, it has evolved into a high level professional watersports arena.  From these great roots, come the birth of stand up paddle boarding.  Starboard Sup has been at the front of the action since 1994 creating...
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Kai Lenny red bull naish
In an incredible turn of events last week, waterman Kai Lenny announced his departure from Naish Sup, a brand he has been with for 16 years. Eager to hear what precipitated this radical departure and anticipating Kai’s launch of his new career as a big wave contender, we asked Kai about future plans and where...
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Da hui Backdoor shootout 2
Wow!  The 2018 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout did NOT disappoint for Day 1 of the competition on the North Shore.  Check out the high energy compilation reel by Matty Schweitzer of the opening day’s performances. Da Hui Backdoor Shootout delivers the goods! The insanely exciting Da Hui Backdoor Shootout is held at Ehukai Beach Park/Pipeline...
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World Champion big wave surfer, Grant Twiggy Baker, joins the ranks of elite athletes gathered in the F-One board house. GTB brings a full wheel house of talent to the F-One team with his waterman experiences in kiteboarding, surf, sup and – now – foiling. Check out F-One’s welcome video for Twiggy here: Grant Twiggy...
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Naish Kai Lenny SEA Paddle NYC Red Bull
Kai Lenny continues to be the young man of mystique at the top of his sport…. Wait, a minute.  Didn’t he just CROSS OVER into the world of Big Wave Surfing when he won the WSL Big Wave Challenge in Puerto Escondido, Mexico?  And hasn’t he ALSO become a quasi-engineer of sorts as he develops...
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Annabel Anderson Connor Baxter Pacific Paddle Games 2017
In a weekend of thrills, chills and fiery finishes, the 2017 Pacific Paddle Games was non-stop entertainment.  Top athletes from ALL OVER THE GLOBE set the stage here at Doheny State Park for what turned out to be one of the greatest standup paddle racing events of all time. The LIVE FEED from the PPG’s...
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