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.
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.
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.
Global PartnerThe APP World Tour announced today the addition of the City Paddle Festival as an inclusive event for paddlers at EACH of the 3 stops on the 2018 APP World Tour. London, New York and Paris will each include the City Paddle Festival in addition to the main event: the pro races and surf...Read More
Global PartnerFrom growing up on a small Caribbean island, to becoming one of America’s all-time fitness icons as a professional volleyball player to marrying the legend famed with bringing stand up paddling to the States, Gabrielle Reece has quite a story. Here is a recent podcast from the crew at WND&WVS with one helluva lady....Read More
Global PartnerEveryone is asking. My phone keeps pinging. I figure it’s easier to put a list up online than answer all the questions I’m fielding about stand up paddle races in the North East*. Here is the list as I know it to date. If you have others, send ’em my way! *North East =...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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