Current Issue #26.3

Fall 2018: Sound Bound

Seattle and Her Sup Surroundings.
Also this issue, Christian Edie, Kevin Cullen and crew take us
sup-camping on the pristine Maine Island Trail.

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The Maine Island Trail.

Driving the Maine coast is spectacular. The rocky shores, 12-foot tides and giant pines immediately had me feeling like we were in for a rugged adventure. On our way to base camp at the southern tip of Deer Isle we stopped at a lobster pound shack and enjoyed some of the best seafood I’ve ever had.

Standies of the Northern Jersey Coast

Standup paddling showed up on the shores of our northern Monmouth County, New Jersey, beaches probably no differently than anywhere else on the planet—other than Tahiti and Hawaii. Populating that small initial wave of paddlers were two distinct groups. The first, a tiny core of the more “mature” long-time local surfers who could afford the sticker-shock of these new exotic Laird-inspired juiced-up mega-boards and the high-tech carbon paddles bundled with them.

Sound Bound - Seattle and Her Standies

Whether you’re planning your first or 31st sup adventure to Puget Sound, you’re in for a terrific opportunity for panoramas in a variety of paddling conditions and in a setting that no other place in America—maybe even the world—can match.

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Global Partner South African paddler Chris Bertish crosses the Atlantic and proves that anything is possible By Evelyn O’Doherty + Images by Brian Overfelt, Jeff Clark, Marco Bava & Greg Bertish The morning after Chris Bertish monumentally arrived in Antigua, I phoned Mavericks big-wave legend Jeff Clark, Bertish’s close friend and tow-in partner. Ninety-three days...
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Global Partner “The sandbars of south Miami are great! I was tossed a cold one and some munchies as I cruised between these party boats, and couldn’t help thinking everybody was a little jealous as I snuck away to the solitude of the distant mangroves. I love standup exploration to new places. Where is your...
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Chasing Kai Opener
Global PartnerBy AJ Messier Featured Image Caption: AJ MESSIER One of many for Kai during the swell of swells, January 15th, 2016. TOM SERVAIS (Inset) True legends, Tom Carroll and Kelly Slater: The company Kai keeps is a strong indicator of his desire to be accepted as a surfer first. Editor’s Note: Hats off to...
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