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Environment

As stand up paddlers we are outdoorsmen and woman and should be stewards of our environment.

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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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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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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“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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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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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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Chris Bertish Protect Blue Starboard Noli Green Surf Festival
We were excited to have the possibility of having Chris Bertish at our booth at the Surf Expo in Florida, signing copies of our upcoming Fall issue featuring Chris.  Unfortunately, Hurricane Irma had other plans. “Every day is not a guarantee, only a gift and a blessing, so use it well and use it wisely.” ...
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Brent Allen is a man of many talents.  He is a conservationist, an environmentalist, a paddler.  He is also a man of many dreams and dreams he is willing to work hard for to see come to fruition. This week, he’s getting ready for something big. On August 18th, 2017, Brent is spearheading his next...
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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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Evelyn ODoherty Standup for Environment
Read one paddler’s perspective on using the voice of standup paddling to initiate positive change and speak up for our environment.  Video by Red Vault Productions. A New Perspective – Standup paddling gives us an intimate glimpse into nature Year’s ago, when I was just beginning to realize how much standup paddling meant to me...
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Green Surf Festival Noli Italy Starboard banner
The standup paddling industry, environmental groups and entertainment world came together last week for a stellar event in Noli, Italy:  The Green Surf Festival. The Green Surf Festival: Not just a race anymore What started as a standup paddle race last year, the beautiful and iconic Noli Sup Race, has developed into a global meeting...
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Brent Allen Outside Monterrey Bay California
We, at Standup Journal, love the peeps and the stoke that comes from our regular contributing editors.  You know, those people who are so enthusiastic about standup paddling in every size, shape and form that they want to keep sharing about it. We are lucky enough to have Brent Allen Outside as one of our...
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standup for the great lakes sunset trio
It all started as a dream to cross Lake Michigan.  Jeff Guy, Kwin Morris and Joe Lorenz- three watermen with a passion  – decided that one way to advocate and protect beautiful, natural resources of water like the Great Lakes, was to cross each one via stand up paddleboard. Inspired by a love of water,...
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Accabonac clean up East Hampton banner
Paddlers came from all over. Some from as far as 2.5 hours away in order to share in a community paddle and clean up of a nature preserve in East Hampton, NY.  The result?  More paddle clean ups comin’! Trash Clean up of Local Waters Leads to Long Island-Wide Movement Some came from Manhattan, others...
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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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Shooting Martaban Bore Babel Press banner
Anthony Colas and team had quite a time trying to make this shot happen.  Timing and precision are everything when attempting to surf a bore tide as big as Lhaine Lone on the Gulf of Martaban. Surfing the tide:  Martaban tops out as one of the largest tidal bores on the planet On the tide-dominated...
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Kai Lenny Naish Hawaii ocean plastics Red Bull clean up banner
Naish team rider Kai Lenny traveled over 200 miles through the open ocean Hawaiian channels to clean up coastal areas and raise awareness about ocean pollution.    Kai leads first Hawaiian island coastal clean up on a downwinder like no other! In March 2017, 6x World Champion Kai Lenny worked alongside Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii and...
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Man Plants Trees In Same Spot For 37 Years. The Results Are Stunning!
This man began planting a forest in 1979—and now it’s the size of Central Park! “I will continue to plant until my last breath.”
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Honoring Earth Day this year, the environmentally conscious brand Starboard Sup, released this video of team rider Shilpika Guatam who took it upon herself to stand up paddle the length of the Ganges River in India to make a statement about the environment.  Her journey, and that of her travel mates, was one of both...
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Every surfer knows the feeling.  It’s more than just about the waves, although that’s a large part of it.  Surfing’s also about the environment, the iconoclastic beauty we get to experience out there on the water.  It’s about the intimacy with nature and the immediacy of it.  We fall in love over & over again...
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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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Come explore what a “Deep Blue” day looks like on the island of Maui… as seen through the eyes of (Starboard team rider / Sustainable Surf ambassador) Zane Schweitzer – and through the language, knowledge and cultural wisdom of ancient Hawaii. Follow Zane’s footsteps from “dawn to dusk” as he roams his modern home ground...
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Solitude. We crave it.  Perhaps some of us need it.  Quality time spent on a paddleboard is often a perfect way to get absorbed in the bliss of motion and breath, taking time for one’s self and connecting with the great outdoors.  Standup paddling can often get us there, and we come back better for...
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Photog extraordinaire Jimmy Martinello celebrates: the Moment, Adventure, Love of Environment Here at Standup Journal, we are HUGELY proud of the uber talented men & women who keep US stoked through their super high octane photography skills and their surreal video/drone imagery.  We are fortunate to house some of the BEST outdoor photographers on the...
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