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 PartnerJAPAN, surrounded 360 degrees by the sea and made up of over 6,850 islands has some of the best undeveloped paddling fields in the world. Japan’s historic paddling spots If you are looking for a new adventure, there are spectacular views and scenery that can only be found in Japan. Two such memorable adventures...Read More
Global PartnerThe world’s most popular inflatable sup brand Red Paddle Co a proud to announce the launch of new Premium Watersports Accessories brand, Red Original. Red Original: designed with paddlers in mind With over 10 years paddle boarding experience, the team at Red have long been frustrated that there was a lack of well thought...Read More
Global PartnerThe Santa Cruz Paddlefest is one of the most favored competitions in the North American paddling circuit for its good stoke, great conditions and barreling competition. This year’s Paddlefest – as ever – did not disappoint. Here is the recap from Zane Kekoa Schweitzer. Stoke & history at the Santa Cruz Paddlefest This year...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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