Karl Kruger Makes SUP History, Finishes R2AK

First SUP Paddler Finishes Race to Alaska
First SUP Paddler to Finish the Race to Alaska   Paddle History was made last night as Karl Kruger became the first stand up paddler to complete the entire 750 mile Race to Alaska, from Port Townsend, WA to Ketchikan, AK! Watch the replay of the Facebook...

Carolina Cup Paddle Monster Clinic Preview: STANDUP PADDLE RACING AND TECHNIQUE with Seychelle

SUP Racing Technique
Improve Your SUP Racing Technique with Seychelle Perennial Top 10 standup paddle racer, SIC Maui team rider and Paddle Monster Coach Seychelle will lead a clinic at this year's Carolina Cup on SUP racing and technique. She'll cover a wide range of topics during her...

Paddle Monster Solo Voyager Virtual Paddle Race Series: Race #1 | 5K Best Time | $10 | March 19-31

voyager virtual paddle series
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Renegades will be banned for life: Key Lesson from the Maui to Molokai Race

Renegades will be banned for life
I was reviewing posts yesterday about the Maui to Molokai and came across one of their rules and it struck a chord with me. It's brilliant and applicable and so well said that I needed to share it with race directors and paddlers alike....

The 2019 Jay Race is on! And it’s going back to its roots…

Jay Race
From the Jay Moriarity Memorial Paddleboard Race "While the Jay Race has grown into a multi faceted world class paddleboard event, we wanted to change it up this year and refocus on why we started the Jay Race in the first place. So, we are taking...

16th Annual Jay Race Set for June 17, 2017

16th Annual Jay Race Set for June 17
16th Annual Jay Race Set for June 17 From the organizers of the Jay Race - details for this year's event in Monterey! The 16th Annual Jay Moriarity Memorial Paddleboard Race is Northern California's premiere paddleboard event. This one-day paddleboard competition is held on the picturesque...

Q&A With Karl Kruger – First Standup Paddler to Complete the R2AK

Interview with R2AK SUP Paddler Karl Kruger
Interview with R2AK SUP Paddler Karl Kruger Earlier this week, Karl Kruger made SUP history by becoming the first stand up paddler to finish the Race to Alaska, a 750 mile epic race from Port Townsend, Washington to Ketchikan, Alaska.  He completed the race in...

The 24: Going Because We Can-Paddling for a Cause

Monster and Sea's 24
Monster and Sea's 24 All of us, at some time or another in our lives will be touched by cancer, if we haven't already. Maybe it will be a family member, a friend, or us. It might be easily treated because it was detected early,...

The Crossing For A Cure is in motion! Paddling 80 miles from Bimini to Florida

Crossing For A Cure
The Crossing For A Cure will launch 218 paddlers and rowers, accompanied by an armada of support boats, on an 80-mile voyage from Bimini to Lake Worth Pier. Some will be solo racers, others will participate as relay team members, and all will be united...

Bone Island 6-Mile Paddle Race, Lazy Dog Key West This weekend!

Bone Island
I'm not sure if you're as cold as I am, but the thought of Key West sounds amazing to me right now—especially when facing down the 12+ feet of snow or freezing cold rain we've had in the past few weeks. In North Carolina,...

14th Annual Jay Moriarty Memorial Paddleboard Race Video Vault

Jay Moriarty Memorial Paddleboard Race
The 14th Annual Jay Moriarty Memorial Paddleboard Race in the beautiful waters of the Monterey Bay is set for June 20 this year. See the event info for 2015 here The recent movie, Chasing Mavericks was based on his life and experience surfing Mavericks. Here are some...

2021 Virtual Paddle League – March into Spring

The Next Virtual Paddle League Race is Up! "March into Spring", a free, combined event race that is the combination of: - A 5k race with a turn at 2.5k, - A 2k race with a turn at 1k, - A 2k race with a turn at 500m,...

2019 Carolina Cup: Money Island Course Race Preview

Money Island
Money Island Course Description: This course is entirely in the intracoastal waterways surrounding "Money Island (or Goat Island)" in Wrightsville Beach, NC. It does not have any open ocean sections. That said, there are tidal currents and areas are subject to wind and chop depending...

Sold Out 2019 Chattajack: 650 entries in 6.5 hours and a waiting list is growing

How does a race that opens registration at midnight CST, (1am here in EST) sell out all 650 entries in 6.5 hours? It's all about the moonpies. Or the belt buckles. Or the chocolate milk. Or the cow bells. Or suck creek. Or Ben...

2019 Carolina Pro-Am:Returning to Wrightsville Beach, NC April 20-21

Carolina Pro-Am SUP Surf
South End Surf Shop proudly announces the Salt Life Carolina Pro-Am to be held on April 20-21, 2019 at Wrightsville Beach, NC. The fifth annual SUP Surf event brings together the top amateurs and the world's best sup surfers to North Carolina. This contest...

Go Paddle Event Profile: Englewood Beach PaddleFest 2016, Englewood, FL

Date November 12, 2016 Can you describe the different races and courses?   The fun starts on Friday night 11/11/16 with a pre-race packet pick up, pool party, and shrimp boil at Hooked On SUP at Cape Haze Marina. Movie at the Marina follows dinner so plan on...

Race Profile: 2017 Carolina Cup 9-mile Six Man Outrigger Canoe Race

Expanded OC-6 Event at the Carolina Cup
Expanded OC-6 Event at the Carolina Cup This year, many new things are being added to the infamous Carolina Cup, including the all new nine-mile, six-man outrigger canoe race. Teams will race the well known Surf to Sound “9-mile flatwater championship” course, with different gender...

Pacific Paddle Games is postponed until 2020 due to strategic changes at SUP Magazine and Adventure Sports Network Group

Pacific Paddle Games 2015
SUP Magazine is announcing it will not hold the 2019 Pacific Paddle Games (PPG). Despite its decision to no longer produce the event, SUP Magazine is working with its sanctioning partner, the Association of Paddlesurf Professionals (APP), and California State Parks to explore options to...

Midwest Paddle League Competes 5th Race in the Land of Cheese and Beer: Midwest Paddle Festival

Midwest Paddle Festival Photos by Doug Vjotko
(Authors note: I could not personally attend this year’s event, this article was compiled from the personal experiences and recollections of Bernie Isacovici and Doug Vojko.) Oconomowoc /oʊˈkɑːnəməˌwɔːk, WI Other than having one of the best SUP scenes in the country, the Midwest is filled...

Congrats to the 4th Annual Bay Bridge Paddle for another successful event

Conditions were challenging, but rough conditions didn't dampen the overall spirit as this year's event was another great time in the Chesapeake Bay. According to published results, participation held steady this year, which is an awesome sign for the race organizers, venue and sport. This year,...

Epic Cuba 2 Florida Paddle About to Launch

Cuba 2 Florida Epic Paddle
Cuba 2 Florida Epic Paddle Prone paddlers extraordinaire Cynthia Aguilar, Aimee Spector and Karen Figueroa  are getting set to paddle from Cuba to the Florida Keys to raise money for several charities, including Special Olympics Florida, Inc. and Ocean of Hope. Here's how they describe their expedition on...

Key West Classic Full Results Stories from the people who inspired us this past weekend

Key West Classic
Race Conditions This year, the conditions were ideal. Key West has a unique wind-measurement system much like Hawaii has a unique wave-measuring system—5 foot Hawaiian is 10 foot anywhere else. For Key West, 10 miles per hour of wind is 20 miles per hour anywhere...

2019 Treasure Island Pirate Paddle 5 Recap and Results

2019 Treasure Island Pirate Paddle, photos from Patricia Burke
They FINALLY had great weather at the Treasure Island Pirate Paddle! Paddlers from up and down the east coast from New Hampshire to Florida came out to perfect weather and a real positive vibe. In total, 130 paddlers racing in one of the three races:...

We just missed the greatest race that (almost) nobody in the SUP race community knew about

with permission, photo credit Alan Rodriguez Photography, Photo credit: AlanRphoto.com I got an interesting message from our friend Danny Smith at Paddling Paradise who just got back from the SUP & RUN 5K in Sarasota, FL. He raved about how much fun it was, how...

2021 Virtual Paddle League – The February Five

The Virtual Paddle League is Back The Virtual Paddle League is back this year with a series of virtual events with shorter windows. Leading off is "The February Five", a free, 5 km out and back race to help you get a jump start on...
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