When the SUP of Choice has Option

A Stand Up Paddle Board that can Spread Its Wings One of the first and perhaps toughest question you will get from a sales person upon entering a stand up paddle board shop might be phrased like this: “So, what do you want to do with your SUP?” If you’re a beginner, the answer might […]

The iSUP Experience

Not Your Father’s Rubber Duck Stand Up Paddle Board It is no secret that each new innovation in the world of stand up paddle boarding is an effort to correct the sins of a predecessor. From the earliest Peruvian paddle boats that were the precursor to the SUP boards we use to today, which led […]

SUP Speed: The Inflatable Racing Stand Up Paddle Board

The Go Anywhere Race SUP That Inflates Gandhi once said; “There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.” When it comes to the Mistral 14’ Race Inflatable SUP, I must respectfully disagree. When it comes to racing, speed is essential and for most of us, we imagine this sort of acceleration to come […]

SUP Racing: A Showdown

Taking SUP Racing to the Next Level Dale Earnhardt once quipped: “Finishing races is important; but racing is more important.” For the average stand up paddle boarder, the experience on the water often involves a single pursuit: to have fun. And as I’ve often noted here, that experience is determined by several key elements. The […]

The Elite SUP Boards for Racing

Understanding How Design Can Help Make You a SUP Race Winner Last time we talked about SUP racing we focused on several of the factors that enter into the race. And in that post we discussed water, balance, and the muscles you’ll need to compete. We also discussed the Morrelli & Melvin 12’6” SUP Race […]

SUP Race Training

How Every Day on the Water is Training for a Stand Up Paddle Board Race If you ever get the opportunity to spend some time on a Morrelli & Melvin 12’6” Race SUP Paddle Board, two things will occur to you: this is one of the slickest paddle boards on the market and you may […]

Paddle Board Safety

Stand up paddle boarding appeals to people of all walks of life and has quickly become the fastest growing sport in the world. It doesn’t take much practice to start feeling comfortable and enjoying yourself on a SUP. Even beginners will find themselves balancing with ease and gliding effortlessly through the water. SUP is known […]

Youth SUP Racing

What’s your little Grom doing this summer?  How about the 2012 Youth SUP race circuit?  Stand Up Paddling for kids is a great way to get them on the water and experience competitive racing in a fun, casual and supportive environment. Last summer, my daughters participated in their first race. The 2011 Tahoe Nalu Event […]

STAND UP WORLD TOUR OF SURFING AND ROGUE SUP

The Stand Up World Tour was established in 2009.  The Stand Up World Tour is the Recognized World Championship Tour for the sport of Stand Up Paddlesurfing. Stand up paddle surfing has grown into a global sport with events in 6 countries and with participation from 15 different nations. The end goal to crown a […]