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We have scoured the internet from blogs to social media sites to bring you the best sup photos we could find. Please check back frequently as we are always adding more. Also, makes sure to leave us a comment and tell us what other kind of photos you would like to see. If you would like to share photos with us you can send us a link in our contact us page.

Hendre Du Plessis Mozambique sup surf
Dream it.  Believe it.  Do it.  That’s what Hendre Du Plessis did when he found this nugget off the coast of Mozambique to fulfill a lifelong dream of barrel riding on his 11’6 Amundson surf sup! Don’t let anyone ever tell you what you CANNOT do:  Mozambique on an 11’6 Hendre Du Plesssis reclaims his...
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Karen Marvin South Shore Paddleboards
2018 Sup Shop of the year winner,  Karen Marvin of South Shore Paddleboards, pauses for a moment on her way to a cauldron boiling in East Hampton,  NY for a fundraiser for clean water. South Shore Paddleboards wins Sup Connect’s 2017 Sup Shop of the Year award Karen Marvin of South Shore Paddleboards in Babylon,...
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Naish Charlotte Piho Bronte Beach Australia photo Rosie English
Charlotte Piho is one of those women who charge. From leading stand up paddling retreats  around the world including her home in the Cook Islands, to shredding incredible waves across the globe, this Naish Sup team rider rips. Charlotte Bronte:  A Woman to Admire Charlotte Piho has a full & courageous heart. She is a...
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Bryce Haack C4 Waterman
“What?! Are you kidding me?! Now I won’t have to try and paddle your big board!” These are a few of the comments being screamed throughout my house when the UPS man dropped off a couple boxes and I pulled out two kid-sized inflatable standup paddleboards. From Paddlesports Retailer to Minnesota A few weeks ago,...
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AUSTIN, TX -Debbie Donohue Lake Austin photo by Erich Schlegel
A good picture celebrates the moment.  A great photo tells a story.  We think this one, by Erich Schlegel, manages to do both as we witness a pair of pals getting out for their early morning slide on Lake Austin, TX.   HER DOG’S FIRST-EVER TEXAS FOUR-STEP! Debbie Donohue enjoys her early morning paddle on...
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Bryce Haack Wisconsin cave sup
Standup Journal photographer, Bryce Haack celebrates the glory of the Midwest in his most recent installment about paddling the sea caves on Lake Superior. Paddle & Sail:  Paddling on Lake Superior For the last 20+ years my aunt and uncle have explored the waters on a sailboat on Lake Superior.  We have talked time and...
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chuck patterson naish foil banner
Chuck Patterson knows water.  He knows swell and he knows equipment. His current – and seemingly endless – obsession is hydrofoiling.  Chuck’s spent the last several months chasing swell from charging surf in southern Cali to riding tanker waves in Galveston, Texas.  His goal:  To test the outer edges of foil riding and master the...
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It’s undoubtedly a good time when you get a chance to catch with an old friend over a coffee or a beer.  But, when you have that same conversation while paddling down a slow moving river or on a glassy lake, it takes things to a whole different level. Minnesota Paddling:  Marshan Lake The beauty...
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Bryce Haack Minnesota spring banner
While some of us here in the North East think we’re pretty rad for paddling through some gnarly NE winters, our hats are OFF to the folks in Minnesota who are just getting their feet wet again after the deep freeze over of inland waterways of a mid-west winter.  Here’s outdoor adventure photographer, Bryce Haack’s...
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Jesse Spooner Fathers Day
What’s better than having a dad? Having a dad that wants to spend time on the water with you. So, for this Father’s Day, at Standup Journal we’d like to SALUTE ALL the dads who paddle, who surf, who love the water and want to share it with their kids. HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! From ALL...
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Bryce Haack Minnesota Boundary Waters banner
“The lakes and forests of Minnesota’s Boundary Waters transport you to a time when nature was not a thing at the edge of civilization, but a world unto itself.” – NY Times Review of Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Region. There are no roads, no towns, no airports, no gas stations, no electricity.  There is water.  Over a...
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Maggie Adams Santa Monica paddlebest banner
Maggie Adams knows how to go for it.  Even in bumpy, choppy conditions she was pushing the boundaries and maneuvering her board through some serious slop at the Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival last weekend.  Her GoPro proves it. Perfect Barrel!  GoPro snaps a magnificent moment for Maggie Adams Maggie, owner and...
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Perfecting the Drop Luke Foley featured
Featured in the Summer 2010 Edition of Standup Journal Valley Falls, West Virginia “Running a big rapid safely requires evaluating the consequences and understanding the dangers lurking beneath the surface,” cautions Mr. Go For It, Luke Hopkins. Perfecting The Drop On this late summer day, Luke Hopkins is shown at the top of Valley Falls...
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Taylor Robertson, North Fork, Feather River, Calif.
Featured in the Summer 2010 Edition of Standup Journal Taylor Robertson, North Fork, Feather River, Calif. “An 18-year paddlesports veteran and former US Kayak Team member, Taylor negotiates a backyard run in northern Cal. Successfully executing this river hydraulic required precise river-reading skills along with excellent balance. Taylor admits he was a little burned out...
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Featured in the Summer 2010 Edition of Standup Journal “That was possibly the heaviest wave ridden on a sup board” -associate publisher Steve Sjuggerud’s words stated, amended and then restated at least three times during the El Niño season Intermission The day after the Maverick’s contest, San Francisco big wave sup’er Haley Fiske got this...
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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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Finn Spencer Go Foil Imua Bluesmith banner
Check out young Finn Spencer, thirteen years old, as he dominates the field for this year’s Bluesmiths Paddle Imua 2017 on Maui last weekend.  Finn was the only competitor on a sup foil and was out in front of the pack, including the unlimited for much of the event!  This adds another element of technology...
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Benito Vila Sag Harbor stand up paddle banner
Benito Vila of Sag Harbor, NY in the Hamptons is a character.  He paddles all year long, throughout the New York winters, preferring galoshes to the standard wetsuit booties.  Benito, usually found barefoot in summer, has the appropriate energy of every paddler – happy, casual, stoked, relaxed. Stillness, Silence and Perspective:  Sag Harbor NY in...
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josh riccio f-one banner
F-One’s newest team rider, Josh Riccio has taken the 2017 sup racing season by storm. Stepping UP:  Josh Riccio makes a name for himself in 2017 Having placed 2nd to Mo Freitas in a diving photo finish at the Rincon Beach Boy and storming the gates at the 2017 Carolina Cup by charging into the...
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Check out Donica Shouse, a SUP-erette frequently featured on the print side of our equation, dropping in on her 8’6 Starboard Nut on The Rock on the Big Island. Sometimes you FEEL like a Nut:  Starboard Nut 8’6  “I love the cruisie long board feel of the nut shapes. I’m constantly amazed at how easy...
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March Photo Contest entry:  Ricardo Merculief of Alaska had this shot captured of himself by his gal, who had to swim to shore after her own board snapped in half. “My girlfriend took this photo of me after her leash broke and one of my boards ended up in two pieces on the beach. She...
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Florida perfection! Love this state
Photo by: @thebunnbunn Photo by: @france_mazzei Photo by: Wave of Wellness Photo by: tyler___inman Photo by: @gagneconnor17 Photo by: @robflowsup Photo by: @paddlehawaii Photo by: @chantellemelzer Photo via: Jimmy Lewis Boards Photo by: Charlotte Piho
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Mike Tavares banner
Whitewater and adventure paddler Mike Tavares stops at Shoshone Falls en route to Hood River.  His off-the-cuff remarks about stopping along the interstate to take in this tourist sight and then getting in the frame to paddle with Gina and Shredder to the base of the Falls reminds us all to not just stop and...
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Zane Schweitzer Starboard Go Foil banner
The Ultimate Waterman, Zane Schweitzer, is true to his title in this pic as he heroically  finds lift in his Go-Foil in the shallows at Lahaina, at Toilet Bowls / Guard Rails! “We have such a good flow out there together.  Lol, so many close calls but that is what makes the shot!”  – Abraham...
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John Meisner Photography Ontario Canada standup paddling
Mirror.  Glass. Magic.  These are some of the words we might use to describe a sunrise stand up paddle excursion.  When the winds are light and the crowds are few, we can often find a piece of our soul waiting for us out there.  Check out this dramatic image sent to us by a friend...
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