2 Races. 1 Weekend. Florida. ROAD TRIP!!

In a few weeks, we have 2 races coming up on the same weekend. When winter lifts it's heel off your throat, run to your car and drive or fly south. If you want to jump on a plane, there are boards to rent....

Travis Grant discusses Koa Nui

With multiple Koa Nui crowns under his belt, Travis still anticipates the toughest competition in the unique Koa Nui racing format. Register, train, and be there. From PA'A Hawaii Facebook.

The 24 – Trailer 1 from Fin Film Company

This is a group of paddlers who have taken on the charge of paddling for 24 hours to help families battling cancer.

2020 Key West Classic: Destination Racing When You’re Completely Done with the Cold Weather

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April 30 - May 3, 2020, Key West Florida The Key West Classic is a race that's close to our hearts at Paddle Monster. I believe I've been to the last 5 and it never disappoints. Run by the Lazy Dog Key West, it's one...

Paddle Monster and Midwest Paddle League Team Up for 2020

Midwest Paddle League
Paddle Monster and The Midwest Paddle League are pleased to announce a new kind of partnership that promises to become the new standard in the paddling community. Under this new partnership, the Midwest Paddle League will further expand on its mission to put community...

2019 Chattajack Recap Video

Check out the 2019 Chattajack Vid! Lots of special moments in time captured in this segment compiled by our friends at The Frame Theory.

Gorge Downwind Champs registration goes live Saturday November 30th 2019 at 5pm PST

Gorge Downwind Championships
The Champs will be July 13th thru 18th 2020. It will sell out at 750 spots. It is first come first serve for all boat types.   SUP, OC and SKI. We highly suggest setting an alarm on your calendar. This will sell out fast. Register here:...

Chattajack Notebook: Connected by Water

So burning stars are all we are Ignited from within It's your heart and soul It's your flesh and bones don't you let it go You're the star I'll find Bursting through my sky Taking all control "Heart and Soul" -Built by Titan I've never really understood the phrase "Leave it all on the...

Chattajack Season is Upon Us!

October is Chattajack Season Forget pumpkin spice...now is the time for neoprene, or maybe not, for Tailwind, CarboPro or Roctane, and for stressing over weather forcasts and CFS projections!! Chatta-time! We are less than two weeks out from the Inland Molokai to Oahu!! And what...

Chattajack Mile 22 Bend Weeds Aerial View

Some Mile 27ish beta for 2019 racers compliments of Rock Creek Aviation! Probably a little easier to see from the air vs. water but may pay dividends :) If the last guy on your draft train miraculously disappears as you're nearing the finish, he...

Midwest Paddle League Crowns Season Award Winners

On September 22nd, after all the racing was done for the day, and the season, the Midwest Paddle League took a moment to recognize the folks who made the community better, AND who showed competitive excellence by winning or placing in the top 5...

Midwest Paddle League Recaps Lake Lansing and Gun Lake Races

groupp photo of gun lake race participants
Midwest Paddle League Recaps Lake Lansing and Gun Lake Races September 21-22 marked the season finale for the Midwest Paddle League with a back-to-back two race blow-out with Paddle for YOUR Cause on Lake Lansing, and Whatever It Takes on Gun Lake. It’s been a terrific...

2019 Catalina Classic Quick Edit Video

2019 Catalina Classic
Fin Film Company always nails it. The Soul. The Vibe. The inspiration. A quick look at the 2019 Catalina Classic brought to you by Bark Paddleboards. Congrats to everyone who finished this epic race. Shot on the Panasonic Pro Video USA CX350.

OluKai Lowcountry Boil Paddle Battle rescheduled for Saturday, September 14th

from John Batson: Paddle people and Lowcountry residents...We are up and running again! The OluKai Lowcountry Boil Paddle Battle has been rescheduled for next Saturday, September 14th! Currently we are still under evacuation orders so the only hitch will be the Town of Hilton Head approval...

Weather Stalls APP Tour in New York but Action Continues

Competition Continues in New York! Heats in this year’s APP Sup Surf World Tour - New York SUP Open competition in Long Beach, NY were delayed because of lightning yesterday - but Day Three is on! You can watch the continuation of round three of...

OluKai Lowcountry Boil Paddle Battle Cancelled due to Hurricane Dorian

OluKai Lowcountry Boil Paddle Battle. 
The LowCountry Boil is cancelled this year due to mandatory evacuations of Beaufort County, SC in advance of Hurricane Dorian. As disappointing as this announcement may be, it's great that they got the word out as soon as possible considering the size and strength...

MWPL Recaps Triple-Header in Michigan and Indiana

Paddle to the max photos Doug Vojtko
by Harrison Withers It was a busy weekend August 24th and 25th for the Midwest Paddle League, with Rapa Nui in Traverse City on Saturday, and back-to-back races in Indiana; Paddle to the Max in Culver on Saturday, and Sky an Oar for Guardian Angels...

Is OABI dead?

By Harrison Withers Last week, on Saturday, August 10, 2019, 20 paddlers lined up between a channel marker and a pontoon boat. The group collectively counted down from 5, and when they hit 1, they set off for a clockwise lap around Belle Isle.  This...

Sunshine SUP Series Race #2 – Race Report

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It’s A Gorge-ous Time of Year! Summer Downwinding!!

Summer Downwinding Season
Summer Downwinding Season in Hood River This week, the SIC Gorge Paddle Challenge kicks off in the iconic Columbia River Gorge. It’s the culmination of the racing part of the summer downwinding season in the Oregon water sports Mecca of Hood River. I would be...

The Blues(t) Thing in Chicago Is the Water: Midwest Paddle League Completes Double-Header Weekend

by Harrison Withers and photos via Doug Vojtko There's 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark out, and we're wearing sunglasses. -Elwood I love starting these recaps with some great anecdotes about the event location, but...

Midwest Paddle League Completes Triple Header Weekend in Iowa, Wisconsin, and Michigan

Article by Harrison Withers, Photos from Karl Eugster, Todd Michael Jolicoeur, and from the Clear Lake Paddlefest Facebook Page The Midwest Paddle League (MWPL) had a busy Saturday 7/27 with three races all on the same day! Clear Lake Iowa Paddlefest in the heartland, while...

2019 Molokai 2 Oahu Same Day Highlights

Here's a quick edit of some of the highlights from the 2019 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships. Congratulations to everyone that stood on the start line this morning and thank you for supporting this event! See you in 2020 for the 24th Molokai...

Up North Standup Paddleboard Classic: Midwest Paddle League Makes the Most Out of What Nature Offers

Up North Standup Paddleboard Classic: Midwest Paddle League Makes the Most Out of What Nature Offers Photo by Doug Vojtko
The Midwest Paddle League completed it’s 6th race of the season this past weekend (7/20) in the beautiful northwest corner of the lower peninsula of Michigan. Crystal Lake is a pristine, clear 22.5 square mile inland lake just south of Traverse City and Sutton’s...

GB SUP – Ocean Sports, UK Celtic Cup Recap

We made the most of our vacation in the UK and our short time in Cornwall to join the wonderful group of paddlers from The Ocean Sports Centre, the host of the UK Celtic Cup in Carbis Bay in Cornwall UK. I was immediately...
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