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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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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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On Thursday, November 16th, Save The Waves, Fundación Punta de Lobos and Patagonia officially dedicated Punta de Lobos, Chile to be a World Surfing Reserve (WSR).  At that same dedication, it was announced the next and 10th WSR will be Noosa, Australia. Save the Waves dedicates Mirandor Property in Chile as 9th official World Surfing...
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Here is waterman legend Chris Bertish’s newest video on his inspiration – the ocean – and his driving forces that led him to cross the Atlantic Ocean, conquer giant surf and, ultimately, become the man he is today.  Begin this day on a high note.  Enjoy! Chris Bertish’s video motivating others to believe in the...
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Sean Poynter and Zane Schweitzer are both inspired watermen.  In this video, they take a moment after a really fun session in Malibu to talk about what inspires them to live closer to the earth and embody what, in the Hawaiian culture, “Pono” is all about.  These two young men explore what it means to...
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Brent Allen Outside Monterey Bay Point Lobos
Standup Journal’s team rider, Brent Allen Outside,  leads the charge for embracing stand up paddling as a dynamic platform in order bring people to the water and champion the preservation of our lakes, rivers and oceans.  Here’s how: Be Passionate about what you Love:  Engender the Need to Protect it. The birth of stand up...
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Cleveland Bigelow III shark attack Kings standup paddle surfboard
Cleveland Bigelow has a lot to be grateful for. He’s suffered a near fatal heart attack on the water two years ago, was chased by a 3-foot fin back in 2005 and, most recently, literally had his standup paddle surfboard bit out from under him and lives to tell the tale. This is the story...
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Shot 100% on the HD HERO3® camera from http://GoPro.com. Alan Watts, 3 Sirens, and 3 Humpback Whales dance together in a short film that will inspire you. Where you are now is your dream. What will you do?
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Ke Nalu and Jimmy Lewis team rider Jason Latham, aka “JLay” is a man of heart and substance. In this video, “904 SUP” produced by Dasher Films, see how JLay interacts with his world, his tribe and, most importantly, the ocean. JLay is a dynamic force in the water and powerful sup surfer for the...
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Watch Kai Lenny take on John John’s sailboat in a race using his hydrofoil, and open ocean swells in Doing Waterman Things, this incredible new video by Hurley. What is the definition of a waterman?  Ask Kai Lenny What is a waterman? “A waterman is someone who is capable of riding all elements of open...
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Probably the craziest situation you will see on a sup! James was trying to free a squid that was entangled in a rope when it latched onto the board and pushed James off. .
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Down the Drain: Down the Rhine The Plastic Soup Surfer is building a Standup Paddle Board from 630 discarded plastic bottles and will paddle the board down the entire Rhine River, from its source to where it flows into the North Sea at the Port of Rotterdam. A 1400 kilometre physical challenge. Forty metric tons...
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All this talk about Mary Lee, the great white shark lurking off the coast of New Jersey, has me thinking about this legendary video from Chuck Patterson.  In it, we witness ultra waterman Chuck paddling off shore at Dog Patch in San Onofre where he captures footage of a great white shark. Chuck Patterson captures...
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Mary Lee OSEARCH great white shark banner
Mary Lee, the great white shark that has been tagged by OSEARCH in order to track her movements, has returned to the Jersey Shore this spring. Welcome back to New Jersey, Mary Lee First tagged back in 2002 off of Cape Cod, Mary Lee has traveled nearly 40,000 miles along the Eastern coastline and is, currently,...
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Flat Earth – A Journey with Jonathan Gonzalez is a beautiful film about remembering the exquisite nature of this moment told through the lens of surfing. Flat Earth:  a surfing tale about the wonder of the present moment “This Now moment in which I’m talking, and you are listening, is eternity.”  – Flat Earth Flat...
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Chuck Patterson Naish Malolo foil Puerto Rico
Chuck Patterson, Greg Carson, Thomas Kosmoll and Russ Scully are legendary guys who keep their egos in check and put their energies into healthier pursuits like big wave charging and learning the nuances on how to foil on their stand up paddle boards.  Big men all, but if you catch them in an unguarded moment,...
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There is no questions that we, as water people, are affected by the bodies of water surrounding us. Research shows that individuals who are closely associated to water in their daily lives (Blue Mind, by Wallace Nichols) even have a greater capacity for happiness. In Patagonia’s new film Fishpeople, Director Keith Malloy explores several of...
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THE HOOK, Surfing to Survive a Shattered Family, Drugs, Gangs and the FBI is a new novel out by Kathleen Doler, friend to Standup Journal.  In it, we see how protagonist Dana uses both surfing and stand up paddling as a means to cope with drug addiction, loss and ultimately reuniting a family.  Available now...
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This is absolutly inpiring: James Moskito and other brave volunteers work to free a drowning humpback whale entangled in crab nets near the Farallon Islands. Facing a massive, frightened animal, shark infested water, and freezing temperatures, the team of heroes work for 5 hours to free the animal. Upon the final cut, the whale returns...
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ISA Sets New Standard Focusing On Becoming Carbon Neutral
ISA sets a new standard at the 2016 ISA World Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard Championships by focusing on becoming carbon neutral. The International Surfing Association (ISA) and the Local Organising Committee, Tourism Fiji, will in coordination with the Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park in Myanmar and Starboard plant 4000 mangroves absorbing up to 4000 tons...
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The 2nd Annual Point Lobos State Reserve Stand Up Paddle Kelp Bed Clean Up of plastics and floating trash. “Brent Allen”]Believe it or not even in a National Marine Sanctuary we have a serious problem with the effects plastics have on our marine life and health of the Monterey Bay. The amount of microplastics we...
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Stand Up Paddling with whales 9/17/2014 Monterey Bay California. Today is the closest I have ever been to whales in the Monterey Bay. All Video shot with GoPro Hero3+ and Original GoPro Camera. Having the mist from a whales spout come across the board was all time. This is NOT recommended for those unfamiliar with...
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