Wrightsville Beach Pro-AM Kicks off This Weekend

​Wrightsville Beach Pro Am 2017 Carolina PaddleBoard Company and the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History  host the HOBIE + SALT LIFE WB SUP Surf Pro / Am, this coming weekend, April 14 -16 2017. Some of the most talented paddle surfers in the world will be...

APP World Tour: Next Stop Maui

APP World Tour Maui
APP World Tour Maui Catch all the action from the APP's second contest in this year's tour on the live stream here.  Our favorites Suzie Cooney and Dave Kalama will be in the booth calling the action.   Here the official news release: The 2017 APP Tour kicks...

Oh, oh Mexico!: Take a trip with the Mullet and the 100/100 Challenge

It's cold. It's freezing in much of the US.  Wouldn't a tropical break be nice? Allow us to suggest an awesome break on the Pacific side of Mexico with the  Wave of Wellness crew.  Just read this - dare you to say you don't...

Werner Paddles-Fiona Wylde SUP surfing Australia in “Winter-Part 1”

Stand up paddle athlete and Team paddler for Werner Paddles, Fiona Wylde, kicks off a series of films to keep you entertained as the temps start to drop and stand up paddle opportunities start to lessen. Entitled "Winter," for the SUP starving season she...

SUP Surfing and Fishing the Crystal Coast

BIC SUP team rider, Matt Hite, hits the local surf spots along The Crystal Coast, North Carolina before heading out to paddle and fish with some wild horses at Carrot Island.

Gear Review: NSP 9’8″ Elements SUP Surf Board

NSP Element
Looking for a board to up my skills I bought the NSP Elements 9’8” as a vacation board. I’m a very casual surfer. Big waves make me nervous, but I was hoping to change that. The only thing I’ve had for the surf so far...

Modern Productions 15.5 SUP Surfing Hawaii & Tahiti

Modern Productions own Mo Freitas's winning Video Edit from the Paddlewoo video contest. Great footage from Oahus South and North Shores and Small Pass in Papeete

We just want to say that Mickey Muñoz is amazing

Mike Muir from Riviera Paddle Surf sent me this photo this morning. What a gift. "We should all aspire to be doing what Mickey is doing at 76." I'm a huge Mickey Muñoz fan, and not just because he was Gidget's stunt double. He's everything that's awesome about the...

Fun SUP Surf Session with Suzie Cooney on Maui

As we head into the fall surf season on Maui, there are still a few fun south swells to enjoy. The water is so warm and the stoke friendly with surfers and paddlers. Lots of good vibes and good fun. PLEASE SHARE THIS VIDEO This board...

Shaping 101: Mark Johnson from Hobie explains surf and SUP board rocker and foil

We caught up with Mark Johnson at Surf Expo and asked some Shaping 101 questions on Rocker and Foil—what they are and why they are important. Mark also answers how these concepts differ from surf to Stand Up Paddleboards. Basic Definitions: Rocker: In its most basic...

Hawaii 2015 from Giorgio Gomez

Giorgio Gomez tearing it up, SUP Surfing in Hawaii.

12 tips for Stand Up Paddle surfing for the first time

These are small tips for stand up paddle surfing, not huge tips. I'm not a pro, but I've been listening and living and showing up to races and breaks. If just one of you gets stoked on the sport without pissing off the entire...

Big Sur SUP from Vector Life

Aerial video of the California Kiteboarding team catching some waves with their SUPs! Check out our website here for more SUP fun: www.californiakiteboarding.com

So You Wanna SUP Surf?

DISCLAIMER: THE ABOVE IS NOT ME. IT IS APRIL. Also, this was originally posted in 2013, but it is still relevant. Because, well, the ocean is still the ocean. I'm pretty sure I've read almost every surfish book published within the last 5-8 years. When I...

13 tips for Stand Up Paddle surfing for the first time

THIS WAS POSTED A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, BUT IT IS ALL STILL RELEVANT! These are small tips for stand up paddle surfing, not huge tips. I'm not a pro, but I've been listening and living and showing up to races and breaks. If just...

WB SUP Surf contest: guaranteed $6,000 prize money with equal payout

Wrightsville Beach SUP SURF Pro Am
Watch some of the top SUP surfers in the world compete in the Wrightsville Beach SUP Surf Pro Am presented by Hobie Stand Up Paddleboards and Salt Life in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, on April 14, 2015 The main competition is planned for Saturday, April 18...

Jess Leedy – Extreme SUP2!

Wow... just wow. He drops into some heavy fast barrels. His paddle work is amazing. I love how he switches hi paddle to his off hand and drags his free one on the face, surfs that Infinity like a shortboard.

Custom Board Candy: Anthony Maltese’s El Tigre from Riviera Paddlesurf

Riviera Paddlesurf El Tigre
This is Anthony Maltese SUP Surfing his Riviera "El Tigre." El Tigre is the custom model based on the the Nugg that Taylor and Brandon Rambo, Brennan Rose and Anthony Taylor have been using and making subtle changes in the past few years. It's still a...

Road to the Final – Brennan Rose Wins Santa Cruz SUP Surf Competition

Brennan Rose surfing highlights from last weeks Santa Cruz Paddle Fest SUP Surf Contest at Steamer Lane. Brennan took the win in the Surf event and placed 2nd Place overall in the combined Surf and Race Results. Brennan is on a solid run of...

SUP Surfing in Pennsylvania

Check out Ian Smith surfing two Waves On The Pennsylvania Coast on Lake Erie. Looks awesome. Talk about a gift. SUP surfing on the Pennsylvania Coast with Ian Smith of SurfSUP Adventures. For blog and photos of surfing the great lakes, check out: http://surfsuppaddleboards.com/2014/1...

SUP Mavericks Stand-Up Paddleboard Surfing at Half Moon Bay

Couple of Standup Paddleboarder SUP Surf riding some big waves at Mavericks Surf break in Half Moon Bay, California. Camera and Edit by Paul Topp  http://www.paultopp.com

SUP Surfing With Zane Schweitzer From Aerial Drone

Zane Schweitzer Stand Up Paddles on Thanksgiving Day at a Secret Spot on Maui. Other Surfers Include Albee Layer. Film & Edit By Matty Schweitzer

Seeking Safety in Big Wave Surfing–The New Yorker

This article is worth a look--for prone and SUP surfers alike. Read More >>

Hobie Photo Shoot in Costa Rica with The Vanilla Gorilla, Kid Rock, and Colin

Hobie Raw SUP Surfboard
Surf photos unless credited from James Rees at Blue Zone SUP About a month ago, I was “volun-told” that I would be heading down to Costa Rica for a Hobie Surf trip. Out of all of the things I’m volun-told to do, this was by far...

One Session with Ryan Helm & Brandon Rambo

A few days after Battle of the Paddle, we headed down to one of our favorite SUP Spots in san clemente and got a few clips.  Brandon is surfing a Custom 7' El Tigre, and Ryan Helm is surfing a Custom DOOR 2.0....  We're...
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