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Midwest Paddle League Recaps Lake Lansing and Gun Lake Races

groupp photo of gun lake race participants
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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
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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.

Weather Stalls APP Tour in New York but Action Continues

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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...

MWPL Recaps Triple-Header in Michigan and Indiana

Paddle to the max photos Doug Vojtko
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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?

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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...

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

Summer Downwinding Season
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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

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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

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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

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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
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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

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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...

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

Midwest Paddle Festival Photos by Doug Vjotko
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(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...

Dean Randazzo Brings ‘Won’t Quit’ Attitude To Paddle Race :: Official Results

Dean Randazzo of Ventnor finishes his first 22.5-mile Paddle For A Cause Saturday, June 8 in Atlantic City.
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On Saturday local surf legend and cancer survivor Dean Randazzo joined paddlers from around the world in a 22.5-mile race around Absecon Island. The 12th annual Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation Paddle For A Cause presented by Seashore Construction brought competitors and spectators to the Frank...

Midwest Paddle League Starts Strong with the Gun Lake Paddle Battle

Gun Lake Paddle Battle 2019
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by Harrison Withers and photos from Doug Vojtko The Midwest Paddle League kicked off the 2019 season this past Saturday, June 1st, at the Gun Lake Paddle Battle in Shelbyville, MI.  The event, put on by Shaka SUP Racing, featured 1,3, and 6-mile courses with...

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

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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,...

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

SUP & RUN 5K
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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...

2019 Treasure Island Pirate Paddle 5 Recap and Results

2019 Treasure Island Pirate Paddle, photos from Patricia Burke
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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:...

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

Key West Classic
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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...

M2M: Maui to Molokai Results and Footage

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photo from Maui to Molokai Instagram This is one of those bucket list downwinder races, by all accounts, one of the most fun, challenging and consistent downwind runs on Earth. Don't drool on your phone or keyboard. Here is the official Maui to Molokai Website Here is...

2019 Rincon Beachboy SUP Race Results

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Rincon Beachboy SUP Race X April 6th 2019 Results Total competitors: 263 registered Conditions: Perfect conditions. Sunny day. High tide. South wind. The strong shore wave was a GREAT challenge. Epic arrivals. Highlights: Pan-American champions participation: Itzel Delgado - Elite 14 Male 1st place -Peru Mariecarmen Rivera - Elite 12-6 Woman...

Congratulations Fiona Wylde, winner at Sunset Beach Pro

Fiona Wylde
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After a dramatic and challenging day of competition, Fiona Wylde has been crowned Sunset Beach Pro Champion for 2019. In the lead up to the event, Fiona was looking quietly confidant and self assured in the tricky line-up at Sunset Beach, rapidly gaining respect...

Video :: 2019 East Coast Ocean Surfski & Paddleboard Championships / Part 01

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It looks like they had great conditions in Florida this past weekend. I missed this race this year, but have been to 4 or 5 in the past 10. I think I see Paolo at 2:48 lol.. Buoy turns!

Doug Vojtko reporting from the Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge 2019 for the Mullet

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One of our favorite Mullets, Doug Vojtko headed from cold and snowy Wisconsin to warm and sunny San Diego for the Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge. Doug Manages Midwest Paddle League, which means San Diego paddlers need to reciprocate and head north in the summer to race...

Congratulations Iballa Moreno and Sean Poynter, 2018 World Champions!

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Great job by Starboard SUP Dream Team riders, Iballa Moreno and Sean Poynter, who just took the their 2018 World Titles at the Gran Canaria Pro-Am. I've known Sean for a long time and this win is truly amazing for both him and his coach Ian...

2018 Chattajack Recap Videos, official and two unofficial ones :: Worth watching

Chattajack
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Chattajack just posted their official Recap Video from the Frame Theory and it's amazing. We also have one posted two other paddler videos. The first is from Katie Peck and which really shows the journey from the perspective of a paddler. How I survived Chattajack And...

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