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What’s New at Surf Expo

Trade shows and boat shows are always good venues to see what is new and exciting in the world of water sports and boating. Surf Expo, the watersports and beach lifestyle tradeshow held in Orlando, is no exception. Manufacturers from …

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Stick Surfing – Wave Riding for Stand Ups

SUP Surfing

Stand up paddle surfing. You know, that thing people who can’t surf do. Catching waves with a stick in their hand – looks lame … The amount of times I’ve heard similar comments is more than I’ve woken from a …

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Painkiller Cup Attracts Unique, Strong Paddlers

Painkiller Cup: Kieran Grant, of Freedom City Surf, starts the first leg of the Painkiller Cup at Trellis Bay. Photo by Todd VanSickle

At the start of the fourth annual Painkiller Cup, boats filled with spectators followed the action along Tortola’s north shore cheering loudly as Bruno Mars’ hit song “Uptown Funk” blared through the air. For some paddlers, the cheering and music …

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SUP Fishing

Photo courtesy Live Watersports/Sam Root

While it is obvious to anyone on the water that stand up paddle boarding is hugely popular, there is a growing segment of those intrepid paddlers that are using their board to not only exercise and enjoy the outdoors but …

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SUP Design Trends

RRD surf SUP. Photo by Tez Plavenieks

Stand up paddle boarding is an incredibly versatile beast – SUPs are almost limitless with what they can help you achieve. Tez Plavenieks talks us through common SUP design trends. All-rounders All-round boards are most common. They look like scaled …

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Top Five Places to Stand Up Paddle in the World

Credit: Paddling in Antibes

There’s a new craze sweeping the world’s oceans: stand up paddleboarding, an activity which is fast becoming one of the most popular sports across the globe. From New Zealand’s Bay of Islands to the lakes and river of Whistler, in …

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SUPer Ways to Paddleboard the Southeast

Credit: Chris McQuiston

A sure sign of spring along the southeast coast is a resurgence in Stand Up Paddleboarding events from Florida north to Virginia. Here are four SUPer events not to miss.   April 10-12: Shark Bite Challenge (Dunedin, Fla.) Over 350 paddlers …

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Team Mexico Dominates 2015 Painkiller Cup

Team Mexico (from left) Ryan Helm, Bicho and Shelby Taylor. Photo by Magi Foster

A team of Mexican paddlers won the 2015 Painkiller Cup race in the British Virgin Islands. Team Stand Up Mexico, featuring Javier ‘Bicho’ Jiminez, Ryan Helm and Shelby Taylor dominated the 14-mile downwind course to win in a time of 02:48:30.They …

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Baby on Board: Paddling while Pregnant

Baby on board. Photo by Tez and Fi Plavenieks

When my wife told me we were expecting our first child I was over the moon. But one thought did strike me: What about Fi? Is she still going to be able to get on the water? My wife does …

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Inflatables – The Boater’s SUP

Red Paddle Co’s top of the line inflatable SUPS. Photo by Glenn Hayes

You see them everywhere, on the beach enjoying the waves, on the bays and backwaters and even on the rivers flowing into the ocean—it seems just about anywhere there is water there are Stand Up Paddle Boards. Once you get …

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Grenada

The stand up paddle boarding potential of Grenada is astounding. An untouched ‘sweepers’ paradise, the Spice Isle is completely under the radar as far as SUP (and most other watersports) go. After working on the island in 2004, my wife …

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Live Watersports Enjoying Life

John Cleckner and the Live RV. Photo by Glenn Hayes

There is no question that stand-up paddleboarding has exploded into one of the most popular and fastest growing water sports today. As the sport grows so do companies supplying quality equipment to fill paddlers’ needs. Florida-based Live Watersports is just …

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Hawaiians Win BVI Painkiller Cup

The Painkiller Cup gets under way at Trellis Bay, Beef Island. Photo by Todd VanSickle

This year’s Painkiller Thriller in the British Virgin Islands featured more prize money, high-profile sailors and the same amount of rum and sun. The 14-mile standup paddleboard race started at Trellis Bay, Beef Island and finished at White Bay, Jost …

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Selecting The Right Stand Up Paddleboard

Different shapes work well for different applications.

So you didn’t get that SUP you wanted for the holidays and you made a New Year’s resolution to get in shape and have more fun? What better way to get what you want and  get in shape than on …

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How To Select The Right Standup Paddle

Now that you have invested time and energy finding the right board for your SUP adventures it is equally important to select the right paddle to enjoy your time on the water. If the paddle isn’t right for you and …

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Top SUP Gift For The Standup Paddle Boarder

Outside of giving a board and or paddle to an experienced or novice standup paddler what would make a good gift for him or her to better enjoy their waterborne passion? There are a lot of accessories that can make …

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Surf Expo’s Most Innovative New SUP Products

The all new inflatable SUP, the Drifter by Bote.

Surf Expo in Orlando is a trade show that occurs twice a year allowing stand-up paddle boarding vendors to show off products and introduce their newest offerings. The Expo this past September was an opportunity to find some interesting and …

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