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Connor Baxter Paddlewoo Podcast
I really enjoyed listening to the latest Paddlewoo Podcast with all-time sup champion Connor Baxter. Podcast host and Blue Zone SUP coach  Chase Kosterlitz guides Connor through questions regarding his training, technique and ability to stay focused on his goals when everyone else is out there surfing. Connor Baxter:  From Strength to Burnout and Back...
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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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When the Hawaiian watermen come together to offer their mana’o, or wisdom, in order to keep you safe, it is generally a good idea to listen. Here are foil pioneers Kalani Vierra, Leleo Kinimaka and Sam Pa’e joining together for a talk story session to promote foiling safety. Foil Safely:  Tips from Blue Planet Surf...
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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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Cold and flu season is not a fun one.  If you have survived this year’s season “flu-free”, consider yourself blessed. But, if you are caught right in the midst of a cold or flu, you might wonder, “Should I work out? Should I train?” Here is what Fitness Guru Jodelle Fitzwater has to say about...
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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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Coach Sey Chelle from Paddle Monster has a wealth of wisdom on exercises to help you become a better paddler. Check out this short video (and those guns!) to gain more extension through your thoracic spine to improve your reach as a racer or recreational paddler. Sey Chelle:  Thread the Needle, warm up “This is...
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Sharing a day of life in Colorado as the seasons transition. In this video, owner/adventurer Shaine Ebrahimi of Shaboomee Sup and crew decided to ski Aspen Mountain in the morning and, in afternoon, stand up paddled  the Roaring Fork River! Gotta love the diversity Colorado brings to outdoor snow & paddle sports! Shaboomee Spirit:  Say...
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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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Starboard Sup Yoga Jodi Lee
Motivation. It’s a challenge. How do we stay motivated in our paddling life and our Sup Yoga practice when the winter months set in and the world turns to ice?  Here is Starboard Sup Yogi, Jodi Lee’s perspective on all things winter. Sup Yoga: Staying Motivated During The Winter Months Being a mother of an...
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NOBODY has a better time than the team at WND&WVS Surf Shop in Burlington, VT.  From Ali & Rox holding down the retail store, to Kev & Hondo managing the back end of things and Russ – of course – leading the charge with energy, stoke and all things water.   What is WND&WVS?  A...
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Jacquiin Crane Starboard inflatable Cape Town Africa
One of the perspectives that stand up paddling gives us is the preciousness of water.  Clean water, drinkable water, water that’s good to paddle in, on or around.  We become great appreciators of the wealth of resource beneath our feet.  But what happens when that wealth begins to dry out?  Here is Starboard Sup Yogi...
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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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Camp Crystal Kai Casi Rynkowski BIC Sup long
Camp Crystal Kai celebrates the women of sup who drive our sport forward.  From fitness enthusiasts, to fisherwomen and yogis, stand up paddleboarding gives women a chance to stand together, celebrate each other and create connections on the water and in their love for water that brings them together. Camp Crystal Kai empowers women.  It...
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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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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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Eddie Devereaux Marconi Beach Cape Cod sup surf
This recent shot of Marc Angelillo, a well rounded waterman and local Cape Codder, came across our radar after a recent swell on the Cape in Massachusetts this winter.  Standup Journal went in deep to get the deets. Rippable walls, temps in the mid 40’s:  A Cape Code winter sup surf dream Standup Journal:  Marc,...
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“It hasn’t always been rainbows and butterflies.  But then, nothing worth chasing ever is.”  These are words spoken by Little Bay Boards owner/artist & board builder, Jason Thelen.  Jason prides himself in creating a product as individualized for his customers as the way they ride. WELCOME to Little Bay Boards:  a work of craftsmanship &...
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Joe Bidawid Lake Michigan crossing finish
Ten years ago, Joe Bidawid did something incredible.  Ten years ago, standup paddling was still a fledgling sport on our shores and NO ONE had heard of or attempted any kind of large water crossing.  Joe did.  Joe Bidawid helped to pioneer the sport of standup paddling in Michigan when he accomplished the 1st ever...
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There are few women in the sport of stand up paddling who inspire on the level of this young woman of India.   Tanvi Jagadish: her name is synonymous with a smile.  Standup for Women:  Tanvi Jagadish is India’s 1st professional stand up paddle athlete Tanvi is India’s first professional female water athlete.  She’s broken the...
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Every waterman (and woman!) has great respect for their equipment.  It’s our pleasure, it’s our fitness, it’s our freedom.  Taking care of one’s equipment, especially storage, can be a pain … but, no more!  Now, you can store your surf or sup in your home or garage in an eco-friendly and stylish manner.  Welcome, Grassracks!...
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Chuck Patterson Russ Scully Rincon Puerto Rico
Stand up paddlers making a difference!  We could NOT be more proud of the crew from WND&WVS, Villa Playa Maria and Chuck Patterson for their efforts in Puerto Rico this week. Villa Playa Maria:  Helping those who need it most Chuck Patterson with fellow waterman Russ Scully, owner of Villa Playa Maria in Rincon and...
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O’Neill wetsuits, always an innovator, always out in front comes out with a whole new sustainable line of active wear made out of marine plastics.  Unreal stoke! Check out this inspiring video today: O’Neill makes a move to protect our oceans from plastic O’Neill founder, Jack O’Neill, created the first wetsuit in 1952 in order...
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Naish Charlotte Piho Bronte Beach Australia photo Rosie English
Charlotte Piho is one of those women who charge. From leading stand up paddling retreats  around the world including her home in the Cook Islands, to shredding incredible waves across the globe, this Naish Sup team rider rips. Charlotte Bronte:  A Woman to Admire Charlotte Piho has a full & courageous heart. She is a...
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Pau Hana Surf Supply Jonaliza Misa 2
Within the Sup Industry,  perhaps because we’re so new and likely still growing, many brands are like family.  Rather than stiff competition and quick get-ahead schemes, companies align themselves with each other and within function like friendly town meetings than hard core business owners.  There is no better brand that exemplifies this than our friends...
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