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Werner Rip Stick Surf Specific SUP Paddle footage from Santa Cruz

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This is a cool quick video of Jeramie Vaine and Fiona Wilde in Santa Cruz. That wave looks amazing! wernerpaddles.com/paddles/stand-up/sup-surfing The Rip Stick is the answer to what surfers want. More power from a smaller blade. Smaller blade size means a higher cadence for bursts of...

Leashes For River SUP

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This is a great river Leash video from Nikki Gregg

How can a paddle race with 100 people have 3361 divisions? Let’s do the math

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This mathematical exercise is based on a comment that suggested we as a sport adopt standard marathon age groups and recognize every division in each race We are going to take the Myrtle Beach Marathon which had 1805 participants in the full marathon as our model for age groups. We...

Trailblazers: It’s time to bring your own division

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I've been around events for a long time and there seems to be a consistent theme. With 80,000 potential divisions, people end up paddling a craft, age group, and/or gender that sets them in their own category. Inevitably, they are left out of the awards...

Prone board paddling technique video by Mick DiBetta

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Great technique video that really helps with knee paddling prone paddleboards For more information on Mick DiBetta and Paddle Power Trainer, go to: http://www.paddlepowertrainer.com/

The Rider And The Storm, and the kindness of the community

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Timmy Brennan is a New York iron worker who escapes the grind of the city through his true passion, surfing. But when Superstorm Sandy destroys his home in Breezy Point, Timmy loses everything — including his board. As Timmy digs through the ruins of...

Paddleboard Safety: Personal responsibility and it’s impact on others

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At what point do our choices affect others? At what point does saying "personal responsibility" really mean we're not taking personal responsibility or responsibility for the other competitors or the race directors? In the past, most personal responsibility posts have been more on the back...

Learn to SUP surf with Chuck Glynn

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An instructional "how to" stand up paddle surfing video with professional surfer Chuck Glynn. This video has everything you need to progress your surfing, The video covers topics that will have something for everyone whether you are a beginner or advanced SUP surfer. Topics...

New safety considerations for paddleboard race directors

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In the beginning of the sport and races, it was as if they handed everyone a machete, pointed at the jungle and said, "have at it." Things have changed. Every year we learn more, and find ways to make events safer and more enjoyable...

Winter Training-NK Speed Coach SUP2 and Paddle Power Training

NK Speed Coach SUP2
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When I think of winter training, my mind isn’t usually flooded with positive images of sun and fun and races and friends and races. Why? Because it is cold here in Virginia Beach (not as cold as other places thankfully), and windy, and cloudy,...

2016 STARBOARD SUP “HYPERNUT” 6’9 23″ 69L/ SUP TOMO

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STARBOARD Dream Team "SUP TOMO" riding on STARBOARD "HYPER NUT" 6'9 23" 69L. Super fun at small waves condition!!

Book Review: How to Increase your Standup Paddle Performance: From Beginner to Elite by Suzie Cooney

Book Review: How to Increase your Standup Paddle Performance: From Beginner to Elite by Suzie Cooney
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When I first started standup paddling some five years ago, there was virtually nothing available, either online, or in bookstores that was especially helpful. One or two books were out there, but the sport was new. I quickly moved beyond the how to's described...

Improve Your Own Paddling by Helping Others Improve Theirs

Standup paddling is an awesome sport for a lot of reasons, but one of the coolest things about it is the very real camaraderie that exists between racers of all ages and abilities. People are generous with their time, expertise and experience, and equipment. When...

Paddle Tip of the day RAIL TAP

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Want to improve your stroke. Look at this one easy tip from Dave Kalama from Imagine Surf to help your recovery and increase your efficiency. Imagine Surf/Dave Kalama For more information on Dave Kalama and Imagine Surf, go to: Imagine Surf: http://www.imaginesurf.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/imaginesurf Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/imaginesurf Dave Kalama's Website: A Waterman's Journal: http://www.davidkalama.com/

7 Registration and TIming Tips for Standup Paddleboard Race Directors

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by Kim Hillhouse As a race director, it's nearly impossible to please everyone all the time… especially, when trying to stay within a budget that relies 100% on participation. Planning is HUGE Here are some suggestions for Race Directors: Set your categories early (and EXPLAIN them!) If you’re...

Celebrating under 17, over 50 paddlers and categories with less than 3 competitors

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Results. Wow. Let me tell you about race results. From a race director's point of view, they often are the hardest part of running a race—especially when they are trying to tackle timing and results on their own. Putting race divisions into perspective Here are 12 common...

SUP tips: Keep feet from going numb & moving around board

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Robert Stehlik and Blue Planet Surf put together a great video to help first-time paddlers prevent feet from going numb or hurting by moving you feet and weight. Stand Up Paddle tips: How to keep your feet and toes from going numb or cramping when paddling and...

The Basics of the Stand up Paddling Stroke With Tommy Buday

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We just had the pleasure of hanging out with Tamas this past weekend at the Surf to Sound Challenge in Wrightsville Beach, NC. Tamas (Tommy) finished first on Saturday and third on Sunday. He's an amazing paddler with a background in Olympic C1 (sprint...

How to Perform a Buoy Turn

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Performing a buoy turn is one of the requisite skills all SUP paddlers seek to accomplish once they become comfortable on their boards. In this How To video, SIC Global Athlete Kenny Kaneko demystifies the maneuver by breaking down a buoy turn into a...

Ocean Paddling: P is for Power

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This is a repost from a series written by Katie Elzer-Peters last year on how to paddle in the ocean. Part one of this little series covered the concept of "Angle" as it relates to Ocean paddling. Read Part One Here >> I'm recapping some of the...

Ocean Paddling: Getting Out is All About The Angle

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This is a repost from a series written last year to help people paddle out through the surf by Katie Elzer-Peters.  I took two fabulous clinics at the 2015 Carolina Cup and, while I benefitted tremendously, I took the clinics for YOU. So, in order...

Damo on How to Paddle a River~or maybe, how not to…

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I totally looked and acted like this on my first 4 times on a river SUP adventure. It maybe should be called how not to paddle a river, but shows you how much fun you can have being a kook. We all have to start...

QuickBlade: How to Use the Composite Patch Kit

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In this video, Jim Terrell shows you how to use the Composite Patch Kit from Quickblade to do some repairs on your paddles or carbon fiber boards. QB just started selling a Carbon Fiber Patch kit for paddles and boards. If you've ever traveled to a...

How To Glue a Top Onto a Stand Up Paddle by Kialoa Paddles

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Dave Chun of KIALOA Paddles shows you how to top a KIALOA stand up paddle.

Learning Moments: Annabel Anderson

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This video series asks accomplished paddlers to talk about times when the conditions suddenly changed, putting them in a dangerous situation, what they learned and any advice they have for newer paddlers. In this first video in the series, the top-ranked women's paddler in the...

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