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This year’s Crossing For A Cure™ will take place on June 14-16, 2018 and will span a 70-mile paddle from Bimini to Florida in order to raise funds and awareness for families with Cystic Fibrosis. Learn more about this amazing cause and paddle with true heart in the video documentary below! Crossing for a Cure: ...
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Windsurfing was invented in 1967 by Jim Drake and Hoyle Schweitzer.  It quickly became a forerunner for action sports.  Today, it has evolved into a high level professional watersports arena.  From these great roots, come the birth of stand up paddle boarding.  Starboard Sup has been at the front of the action since 1994 creating...
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Congratulations! You’ve taken the time to choose your inflatable sup and learn the technique of stand up paddle boarding.  Now’s the time to take your water skills on your travels.  Here are Adam Eyal’s Top Six Winter Paddle Board Destinations to whet your whistle! The best thing about your inflatable paddle board is that it...
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Are you searching for a full body workout that lets you have fun and experience the great outdoors all at the same time?  Now is the time to try stand up paddle boarding. With a history going back thousands of years, this is one sport that has skyrocketed in terms of popularity over the last...
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Anastasia Pavolva SUP Garda Lake Italy
Welcome to Northern Italy!  Nestled between the provinces of Brescia and Verona, Garda Lake is a spectacular weekend journey for standup paddle travelers.  This beautiful body of water is the largest lake in all of Italy. Garda Lake, Italy:  a place to explore, relax and dream Garda Lake is a standup paddler’s dream.  Within its...
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Tomales Bay Glenn Dubock stand up paddle
The Tomales Bay Resort is nestled on the shores of the beautiful Tomales Bay in Inverness CA.  This picturesque Cape Cod-style is the only lodging on the bay located inside of Point Reyes National Seashore Park.  Looking for a get-away to get away from it all?  The Tomales Bay Resort is the best starting point...
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Chris Bertish Antigua The SUP Crossing
In a world of competition, commerce and consumerism, sometimes we all come together.  In those moments, we get to celebrate a greater good, a connectedness and a compassion that unites us all.  So, when Sup Connect this year awarded Sup Crossing inspiration, Chris Bertish, their coveted ‘Man of the Year’ award, we get to celebrate...
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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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Brent Allen Outside Monterrey Bay California
We, at Standup Journal, love the peeps and the stoke that comes from our regular contributing editors.  You know, those people who are so enthusiastic about standup paddling in every size, shape and form that they want to keep sharing about it. We are lucky enough to have Brent Allen Outside as one of our...
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A tale of ultimate adventure: Endurance, resilience, love of water and wildlife.  That is the Yukon River Quest.  This 444 mile journey through the Yukon Territories, via kayak, canoe, and now, standup paddleboards takes place this weekend with racers coming from all over the globe to test their mettle against the best water adventure athletes...
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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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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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Don’t be fooled by the winsome smile and the cascade of long blond hair, Victoria Burgess – another East Coast Rock Star – is a competitor.  She has strength, stamina and carries the true spirit of aloha in her heart.  On the water, she is a force to be reckoned with and, on land, she...
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So many people have asked me for a list of stand up paddle races here in the North East.  It’s easy enough to compile if you do the research!  I start planning my season racing calendar around November of the previous year.  Then, I add on new races or updates as the schedule allows.  Here’s...
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A few weeks after paddling the Mexican Caribbean, I came home to Wakefield, Rhode Island, with a yearning to continue my water adventures as the temperature began to get warm. In order to do so, however, I needed to find my own standup paddleboard, and came across East Coast Paddle Sports, a local rental (and sales) paddle...
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Big Winds gives us the low down on whether your first purchase should be a round nose stand up paddle board or a pointed nose.  What’s the diff?  Tune in and find out! Which Sup should I buy?  Do I want one with a ROUND NOSE or a POINTED NOSE? Always informative, Big Winds lays...
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Whether you paddle for endurance, time trials (racing) or recreational enjoyment, finding a coach to analyze your muscular movement, usage and efficiency can make a huge difference to your overall paddling. The Importance of Dry Land Training for Stand up Paddling, by Kyle Pomerantz Dry land training for paddlers kind of sounds like an oxymoron...
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BIC Sport SIC merger Flow Sports Inc.
In a move that both defines BIC Sport as one of the leading brands in the stand up paddling industry and solidifies SIC from formerly shaky ground, BIC Sport signs a new global agreement for worldwide rights to the SIC brand. BIC Sport takes on SIC in a Global Rights Package In a move this...
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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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If it’s a RED PADDLE CO. inflatable, you can!  Check out the 10th and final video in Red Paddle Co.’s “Board vs.” series to get a gander at the strength and durability this board brand can offer. Red Paddle Co. proves its inflatable boards are quality equipment! If you’ve been watching Red Paddle Co.‘s video...
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Damjan Petreski takes us through the magical world of Thailand via kayak and stand up paddling in this lush video featuring cave exploration, lagoon diving, a magical beach oasis and so much more.  Take a moment and start your Monday right with a dream, a wish … and then get to work to make things...
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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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Wedding sup Daniel Dodge Victoria, Australia
Daniel Dodge says his (now paddle partner) wife used to hate “getting sand between her toes.”  Then, he taught her how to paddleboard.  My, how the times they are a changin’.  Nice work, Daniel! Who’s your favorite Paddle Partner contest! Our photo contest for February is a question of companionship.  Do you paddle with a...
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Josh Riccio has joined the F-ONE sup team. In a move unmatched, the brand has picked up a fierce and promising paddler to add to their storehouse of stellar athletes. Check out what Josh has to say about the move to F-ONE in this exclusive interview at Standup Journal online: Beginnings:  Water Time with Friends...
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Dan Gavere knows paddling.  White water paddler, racer and all around technician, Dan has been involved with the sport from every angle from design to distribution.  So, when a guy like Dan says he’s releasing a DVD called, “The Ultimate Guide to Stand Up Paddling”, we sit up and take notice.  Check it out. The...
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