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 PartnerSit 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...Read More
Global PartnerFanatic team riders are known for their sense of adventure. From Norway to Austria, the German Alps to Tahiti, there is excitement, chills and far flung journeys amidst this group of water loving individuals. Let’s join Klaas Voget and Lena Albrecht as they explore and paddle through Vienna, the cultural heart of middle Europe. ...Read More
Global PartnerCold 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...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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