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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

Maui to Molokai
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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...

Lake Murray Paddle Classic supports Special Olympics South Carolina’s Paddleboard Program

Special Olympics South Carolina
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When you're figuring out all your WHYs, here's a why that kicks ass. Lake Murray Paddle Club presented Special Olympics South Carolina with a check for $4000 to support their paddleboard program raised at the 2018 Lake Murray Paddle Classic. Well done everyone who participated...

Cape to Cape update and feedback :: Featured Mullet Event

Cape to Cape Race
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This is an update for those who participated or who plan to participate in the Cape to Cape Challenge in Cape May, NJ in 2019. From Chad DeSatnick, Race Organizer: Good day to all of the participants in the 2018 Cape to Cape Paddle Race. We...

2018 Lighthouse to Lighthouse: East Coast Surfski Championships: Video

East Coast Surfski Championships
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13.3 mile Surfski Championships in Norwalk Connecticut, USA Go Pro footage on an Epic Kayaks V10 GT 2nd Gen. Click HD in settings for best viewing. Follow @StonecoldCraig on Instagram Music: Feel Invincible By Skillet 'Till I Collapse By Eminem Posted by StoneCold Craig on Youtube.  Full results Full results...

2018 Lake Mary Jane Paddlefest Results: The 7th Year was the Best Year Ever

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Last weekend, the 7th Annual 2018 Lake Mary Jane Paddlefest in Orlando, Florida welcomed 132 total registered paddlers from all over the US—including Massachusetts, DC, and Tennessee— to one of the most fun events of the year. Race Organizer Jessica Cichra tells us this is "the most challenging...

Freaks in the HOOD /// 2018 Video from Infinity SUP

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This is a great cut from Infinity SUP of all their speed freaks in the Gorge. Love it.

Fiona Wilde reflects on the 8th Annual Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge

Photos by Gorge-Us Photography & Georgia Scofield
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by Fiona Wilde What an amazing weekend it was! We were fortunate to be greeted with a hefty breeze all weekend for the 8th Annual Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge, creating epic downwind conditions and a very technical course race! It is crazy to think that this is...

Lachie Lansdown, DJ O’Brien, Costner McIntosh take top finishes in 2018 Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race

Lachie Lansdown by Chris Aguilar
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photo by Chris Aguilar, Fin Film Company This is one of those magical events that happens each year without much fanfare, with no mainstream coverage, only the core paddlers with gear—thank you Chris Aguilar—and with boatloads of heart and soul for paddling. Congratulations to everyone...

Early Results from the 2018 Gorge Downwind Championships

Gorge Downwind Championships
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We got wind, but the timing company had issues with the results yesterday, pushing the awards to Friday at 5:30. They changed the start and the start order. I've been a race director and there are some things timing companies can't comprehend and having...

Going to the Gorge Next Month? Love Data? Read this!

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Graphing the Gorge We love a good geek-out.  And we love the Columbia River Gorge.  What could be better, then, than an graphic and data expert from one of our big, local yet global analytics and data management companies breaking down the race course for...

Race Recap: The Inaugural Paddlemore

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Race Recap from Southern Shores, NC We love hearing about new paddle events, so we asked the organizers of the Paddlemore race in North Carolina's Outer Banks to tell us how last weekend's event went.  Here's what they said: "The inaugural Paddlemore SUP event went off...

R2AK SUP Pioneer Places First in Class in the Seventy42

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Kruger Finishes in Top 20 in the Seventy48 Karl Kruger, who became the first SUP paddler to successfully complete the arduous Race to Alaska won the standup division of the inaugural SEVENT48 - a 70 mile race from Tacoma, WA to Port Townsend. The mileage had...
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