Fire Destroys MHL Facility in Puerto Rico

MHL Fire
Sad news today out of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico - Greg Jaudon of MHL Custom posted on Facebook news of a fire in the company's shop last night that has apparently destroyed most everything in the facility:   Here's a link to a local news account, in...

We have a new favorite SUP ad and we’re simply dumbstruck

Joel Yang found and posted this on Facebook the other day and we can't stop thinking about it. It's like a 20-layer disaster find-Waldo SUP cake via Serene Life. I don't even know what to do with this photoshop glory sinkhole.

New Starboard Line Features Art by Sonni Honscheid

There are a lot of cool boards out there, and a lot of cool designs and colorways out there, but how many of them are actually created by one of the top pros in the biz? Starboard has just release a line of colorful new...

La Prueba Paddleboard Race in Virginia Beach cancelled for this weekend

La Prueba cancelled
According to race organizers on their facebook events page "CITY OF VA BEACH WOULD NOT ISSUE A PERMIT. We will be refunding you(r) fees or if you want they can transfer to the CAPE STORY Race. Any questions contact Bill House 757-615-0968 or Freedom...

South Shore Paddleboards: Rising Like A Phoenix

South Shore Sup Shack Open for Business! We are happy to learn from Facebook that after a devastating fire in a paint store adjacent to her shop, Karen Martin and Store of the Year South Shore Paddleboards has set up shop for the summer! Here's...

Big Sized Family Fun from Fanatic

Fanatic Flay Air L
Now doesn't this look like fun for the whole family?! Fanatic has just announced the latest addition to its Fly Air inflatable line - the new Fly Air L.  It's the smaller brother of the Fly Air XL  and it's designed to take up...

Paddleboard Specialists New Demo Center

Paddleboard Specialists board demos
Paddleboard Specialists recently opened a new demo center where paddlers can fly in, get white glove treatment, and demo the brandest of the brand new race boards. We asked them how they came up with the idea and what they hope it means for...

Infinity SUP Signs Giorgio Gomez

Giorgio Gomez
In an effort to enhance its already-stacked team of racers and surfers, Infinity SUP announced today that it has signed 20-year-old Florida native Giorgio Gomez to its talented team of riders. Gomez is a gifted, and well-rounded, paddling athlete who fits in well with...

SupRacer’s Top 16 Pro Paddlers of 2016

The good folks over at SupRacer have put together their lists of the top 16 professional paddlers of last year...the top slots in both the women and men's categories include the usual suspects but there are some shout outs to some well-deserving up and...


Hobie Stand Up Paddleboards is pleased to announce the immediate addition of Hobie Cat Europe as the new European distributor for Hobie Stand Up Paddleboards. Hobie Cat Europe, working alongside current French distributor Double V, will greatly expand Hobie Stand Up Paddleboard’s product offering...

Half-Moon Outfitters moves Golden Nugget SUP Race to May 21, 2016

Half-Moon Outfitters
Half-Moon Outfitters has rescheduled the 6th Annual Golden Nugget Paddle N’ Party standup paddleboard race to May 21, 2016. The race will continue to be held on scenic Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant, SC. Half-Moon Outfitters has chosen to move the race date from this Fall to...

Yoga in Thailand with Kelly Huck, Starboard Ambassador

Editor’s Note:Seems like yoga has enraptured, rejuvenated and inspirated many paddlers lately, and rightly so.  Here’s the experience Starboard SUP Yoga Ambassador Kelly Huck of SoCal Paddle Yoga in Mission Viejo, CA had on a recent trip to Chumphon, Thailand, where she took a break from her...

SURFTECH Names Jeramie Vaine as Team Manager

SURFTECH Names Jeramie Vaine Team Manager
Editor's Note:  Congrats to Jeramie and Surtech and NSP! The following news release details Jeramie's new role with the company: SURFTECH Names Jeramie Vaine Team Manager Carlsbad, California. May. 5, 2017. Surftech the manufacturer of Surf/ Stand Up paddle boards has hired Jeramie Vaine to manage...

LXV Outdoor acquires KM Hawaii

LXV Outdoor acquires KM Hawaii
Press Release: LXV Outdoor is bringing stand-up paddleboard company KM Hawaii under its outdoor sports umbrella. They will have the rights to all KM Hawaii SUP boards and products while founder and owner Brett Huf continues developing the brand and designing boards. This is the second...

An open letter to the stand up paddle board industry

Leashes Save Lives
Change is coming. This letter was crafted by Warren Currie of Easy Rider and Dave Kalama with Imagine / Quickblade and sent throughout the industry this afternoon, published with permission from Warren Currie. To Whom it May Concern,In light of the recent tragic event in the Gorge this past...

Sonni Hönscheid Joins Starboard and the Tiki Family

Sonni Hönscheid
New Release Sonni Hönscheid, the three-time (2014-2016) SUP World champion, is joining the Starboard team. “We are stoked to see Sonni Hönscheid joining our Starboard team. The mix of her exciting artistic work and amazing paddling makes her a very valuable partner looking into the future...

2016 Euro Tour Standup Paddleboard Schedule is set

The EuroTour was established in 2015 to bring together the top races and paddlers in Europe, with a goal of unifying events and making them more accessible for racers with logistical support. Europe is home to some of the most enthusiastic paddlers in the world....

Annabel Anderson: Seasons of Change

Annabel Anderson
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow.” ― Lao Tzu Change. It’s human nature to avoid it. After all, we’re creatures of habit. But as the clouds roll in, the weather changes, the long days of summer...

Congratulations KIALOA: Celebrating 25th Anniversary

It's so cool to see this. I knew Kialoa had been making paddles for a long time, but had no idea they'd been at it for 25 years. Dave and Meg Chun were two of the first people I ever met in the industry...

Restube turns to Kickstarter campaign to raise money for US Coast Guard-certification process and production ramp up

Restube is working its way through the U.S. Coast Guard certification process. If approved, Restube will be the smallest approved life jacket on the market, at about 270 grams and the size of a dollar bill.   RESTUBE IS NOT A CURRENTLY APPROVED PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICE...

Florida Teen and Sup Rental Company Owner Honored with Young Entrepreneur Award

Here's another awesome story about a grom  who is making her mark on the paddle world, but as an entrepreneur, not as a racer. When she was 11, Sage Offutt asked her folks for a loan to start a mobile paddleboard rental business in Navarre, Florida....

Ian Balding Paddle and Surf is hiring in Wrightsville Beach, NC!

Ian Balding Paddle and Surf is hiring!: We're looking for the right person to help build our surfboards and paddleboards, near Wrightsville Beach, NC. Need to be motivated, hard working, career minded, and open minded. Experience in laminating, hot coating, sanding, finning, etc. is...

Retail Discussion with Michael from UrbanKai: 2018 Surf Expo

Perspectives from  Florida's Urban Kai Michael and Aimee Conlee own Urban Kai, a Standup Paddleboard retailer with 2 locations in the Tampa Bay Area and one more opening this spring. They've had some growing pains but have found a few things that have helped them...

BlkBox Announces Florida Team

BlkBox Florida Team
BlkBox Surf Building a Strong Team in Florida *** For Immediate Release *** February 19 2015. BlkBox Surf is very excited to announce the addition of Girard Middleton, Mini Cunha and Mary Anne Boyer to their standup paddle team in Florida. Girard Middleton, a pioneer of SUP...

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