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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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Casper Steinfath China Naish
Always the adventurer, Casper Steinfath can never turn down the opportunity to do something extreme(ly different).  Last weekend, he touched down in the Shenzhen region of China to celebrate the opening of the Mahalo Beach Club and explore the paddling scene there. What he found was a thriving community. Not only is paddling a popular...
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Sit back and relax.  Encounter the sights and sounds of Starboard team rider Fiona Wylde‘s most recent trip to Tahiti. Turquoise blue clear waters, empty sunset waves and miles of adventure are in this video.  Share in the experience of walking on the #Wyldeside with Fiona.  Enjoy! Where is your next ‘Bucket List Sup Adventure’...
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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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Sweat is pouring down your face,  while salt spray dries on your legs and in between your fingertips as you paddle upwind. Your hand grips  the top of the handle of a carbon fiber paddle tightly. Open water surrounds you on all sides as your board cuts through the whitecaps.  -By Jason Paul Stand up...
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What’s on a good sup surf safari adventure?  Finding fresh water on an atoll … and learning to surf the life there.   Check out this dramatic video by Manu Bouvet and BIC Sup. Taking a cargo ship to a sustainable island in search of perfect waves.  Manu Bouvet shares his journey with Standup Journal. A...
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sup surf barbados Jason Latham
Jason Latham is one of our favorite sup safari sponsored athletes who keeps the stoke real and the energy level high.  He travels extensively searching for the perfect wave and gives back frequently to his community and the preservation of the environment.  JLay (as he is known) is a true waterman and stoke master. Here...
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Congratulations! You’ve taken the time to choose your inflatable sup and learn the technique of stand up paddle boarding.  Now’s the time to take your water skills on your travels.  Here are Adam Eyal’s Top Six Winter Paddle Board Destinations to whet your whistle! The best thing about your inflatable paddle board is that it...
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It’s winter in Germany. Especially in the Alps, there’s a lot of snow up there and the temperatures are freezing. And yet, the nature revealed by the season is spectacular and with the right paddling equipment you are totally fine. Winter paddling is an experience like no other! Anja Moerk from Girls On SUPs tells...
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Thomas Oschwald, from Team Fanatic, went on an amazing paddle journey to Finland in order to explore places hitherto unknown.  What he discovered in something special:  a personal lifeline to happiness. Happiness is a Choice:  a Sup Journey to Finland Experience the journey with this iconic footage from Thomas Oschwald on his stand up paddle...
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Hendre Du Plessis Mozambique sup surf
Dream it.  Believe it.  Do it.  That’s what Hendre Du Plessis did when he found this nugget off the coast of Mozambique to fulfill a lifelong dream of barrel riding on his 11’6 Amundson surf sup! Don’t let anyone ever tell you what you CANNOT do:  Mozambique on an 11’6 Hendre Du Plesssis reclaims his...
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Watch the Teulade brothers from France take on Manhattan in this iconic video from this year’s 2017 SEA Paddle NYC.  The brothers charge the turbulent waters of New York City’s East, Harlem and Hudson Rivers for OXBOW Sup to take a chance at being NYC’s greatest paddle champions.     SEA Paddle NYC 2017 and...
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Anastasia Pavolva SUP Garda Lake Italy
Welcome to Northern Italy!  Nestled between the provinces of Brescia and Verona, Garda Lake is a spectacular weekend journey for standup paddle travelers.  This beautiful body of water is the largest lake in all of Italy. Garda Lake, Italy:  a place to explore, relax and dream Garda Lake is a standup paddler’s dream.  Within its...
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Paddle Barbados Sarah Cole Retreat stand up paddle
Welcome to Barbados! The island is 21 miles long from tip to tip, holds the Caribbean Ocean on one side, the Atlantic Ocean on the other and is a stand up paddler’s wish fulfilled. Let’s take a look: Paddle Barbados:  a dream Sup Retreat for all levels. Paddle Barbados is a facility co-owned by husband-and-wife-team,...
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Tomales Bay Glenn Dubock stand up paddle
The Tomales Bay Resort is nestled on the shores of the beautiful Tomales Bay in Inverness CA.  This picturesque Cape Cod-style is the only lodging on the bay located inside of Point Reyes National Seashore Park.  Looking for a get-away to get away from it all?  The Tomales Bay Resort is the best starting point...
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Bryce Haack Wisconsin cave sup
Standup Journal photographer, Bryce Haack celebrates the glory of the Midwest in his most recent installment about paddling the sea caves on Lake Superior. Paddle & Sail:  Paddling on Lake Superior For the last 20+ years my aunt and uncle have explored the waters on a sailboat on Lake Superior.  We have talked time and...
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Here at Standup Journal online, we want to celebrate and empower women in standup paddling. We don’t need you to have a perfect ‘beach body’, or be an amazing athlete, but we DO want you to show up as beautiful, authentic YOU. BIC Sup ambassadors Casi Rynkowski and Anna Levesque have created a unique paddling...
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Get ready, ‘cuz here comes the ISA World Sup and Paddleboard World Championships in Denmark on September 1st – 10th, 2017! Every year the ISA World Championship Tour is one of the most highly anticipated events of the season.  This year, even MORE so, as the tour takes a turn to an unexpected venue –...
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Ben Longhurst Waterskills Academy standup paddle scotland banner
Here, at Standup Journal online, we love nothing more than hearing about your adventure trips.  Getting stoked to paddle new places, different countries, discovering the fjords is what this great sport is all about.  We hope you keep sharing your journeys with us like this one from The Waterskills Academy on a standup paddling tour...
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Yukon River Yukon River Quest draft train Harry Ker Quest draft train Harry K
A tale of ultimate adventure: Endurance, resilience, love of water and wildlife.  That is the Yukon River Quest.  This 444 mile journey through the Yukon Territories, via kayak, canoe, and now, standup paddleboards takes place this weekend with racers coming from all over the globe to test their mettle against the best water adventure athletes...
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APP World Tour US Open for Standup Paddling Rockaway New York banner
Just got off the phone with Tristan Boxford. He recently completed his site visit for the New York stop on the APP World Tour in Rockaway, NY. Here’s the skinny on what to expect in September as New York welcomes the US Open of Standup Paddling to the East Coast! The US Open of Standup...
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Mystical Madeira
With volcanic mountains, crystal-clear water, and powerful island-style surf Photography by Maxime Houyvet // Story by John Skye and Nayra Alonso Featured in the Summer 2011 Edition of Standup Journal Forget golden sand beaches…Forget protective reefs and flat-water lagoons… Standup paddling in the waves off the island of Madeira is a hard-core adventure. Madeira is...
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Bryce Haack Minnesota spring banner
While some of us here in the North East think we’re pretty rad for paddling through some gnarly NE winters, our hats are OFF to the folks in Minnesota who are just getting their feet wet again after the deep freeze over of inland waterways of a mid-west winter.  Here’s outdoor adventure photographer, Bryce Haack’s...
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Bryce Haack Minnesota Boundary Waters banner
“The lakes and forests of Minnesota’s Boundary Waters transport you to a time when nature was not a thing at the edge of civilization, but a world unto itself.” – NY Times Review of Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Region. There are no roads, no towns, no airports, no gas stations, no electricity.  There is water.  Over a...
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