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Local Fiona Wylde dominated the Gorge Double Downwinder.

Hood River native Fiona Wylde won a major victory last weekend on her home turf at one of the world’s most competitive races. Fiona put her local knowledge to work and glided to a first-place finish in Hood River at the Gorge Paddle Challenge.  The race was stacked with talent and most of the big names of the…

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M2O: Recaps by the Dream Team riders.

Last weekend, the legendary race Molokai 2 Oahu took place for the 21st time with the grueling 32 mile crossing of the Ka’iwi Channel between the two hawaiian Islands. M2O as it’s abbreviated is considered one of the most difficult races in the world. Penelope Strickland took an amazing victory this year in the women’s…

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Sean Poynter’s Pro SUP Surfing tips – Part 2

SUP SURFING TIPS WITH PRO COACH SEAN POYNTER: COMMON MISCONCEPTION OF STANCE Continued from Part 1 of this series, SUP Surfing Tips: Reading Conditions. Recently I’ve noticed a common error among people paddle surfing in the lineup: their stance. Stance in the lineup is one of the main points we teach at our SUP ‘n’ Surf Retreats.…

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Connor Wins the 8th Annual Maui-2-Molokai Event

Making it 8 Straight. And the Longest Winning Streak in SUP. Recap by Connor Baxter. This years 8th Annual Maui-2-Molokai was another Epic Battle and Channel Crossing.  Coming straight from Europe after two months of flat water racing I was jumping up-and-down like a kid ready to race downwind. I got back to Maui on Wednesday night –…

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Yukon River Quest recap by winner Bart de Zwart

Read here the incredible recap by Bart himself about this ultra endurance race in the Canadian wilderness. Bart de Zwart completed this epic race in Record Time of 52 Hours beating his last year’s own record when he won the inaugural sup participation in this race: Not long ago Chris Parker (from Supracer) asked me: “Why…

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Connor and Fiona, overall winners of the SUP World Cup in Germany

At the same time and location as the Eurotour Long distance race in Schaerbeutz, Germany, the Mercedes Benz SUP World Cup added a technical beach race and another long distance race. Incredible performance by Dream Team rider Olivia Piana showing extraordinary form this summer in Europe and winning both long distance races during the same…

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Michael Booth and Olivia Piana take Eurotour #8 in Germany

Without much surprise, as the favorite to win this race, Michael Booth won his third consecutive win and fourth of the summer on the Eurotour in Scharbeutz this weekend on the 8 kms long distance race held Sunday morning in parallel with the Mercedes Sup World Cup running during the same weekend. In second position…

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Alain Luck and Andrea Forrer win the ICE Race

Perfect sunshine, blue skies and a breathtaking panorama of snowy mountains awaited the more than 60 participants of the ICE Race, going all the way from Interlaken to Thun. The short downwind from the start endiled after about 5 kilometers and the wind shifted to a light headwind for the rest of the race, demanding an extra effort from the competitors in…

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Shakira Westdorp wins the SUP Surf Rottnest Classic in Oz

The Starboard Dream Team rider and reigning ISA SUP Surf world champion won for the third consecutive time the SUP Surf Rottnest classic. In epic and flawless conditions of 4-5 feet, Shak dominated the final with a combined score of her two best waves totaling 17.93 out of 20. Without a doubt proving once again…

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Fiona Wylde is World’s Number 2 Ranked Women SUP Racer

In an extremely grueling race that had a bit of everything, Fiona Wylde put in a impressive performance that saw her dueling it out with pre-race favourite and defending Carolina Cup Champion, Annabel Anderson. Fellow Dream Team rider Olivia also charged hard to finish 3rd.   “I’m overjoyed! I love stand up paddling, competing and…

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Tanvi Jagadish from India wrap up from the Carolina Cup

Starboard decided to help young 17 old Indian SUPer Girl Tanvi Jagadish to complete the Carolina Cup, a mission started by Hawaiian racer April Zilg. She was provided with an Allstar racing board to train and compete on and the missing 500 usd to complete the crowdfunding goal set by April Zilg. This is her…

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Kerama Blue Cup – Race Report by Daniel Hasulyo

Kerama Blue Cup at Zamami Island, Japan, has been by far one of the most professionally run and broadcasted events I have ever entered. There was the national Sport television doing a full live show, with complete 6 person camera crew, 2 drones flying around, and 2 famous MCs (comedians) to make it exciting for everyone!…

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Sonni wins 24k Air France Paddle Festival in Tahiti.

Last weekend saw the victory of German Sonni Honscheid, the latest addition to Starboard’s racing Dream Team in the fourth edition of the Air France Paddle Festival in Papeete, Tahiti. Sonni’s power and technique let her finish well ahead of the other female competitors but also several of the men taking part in the competition.…

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Zane Schweitzer is the Ultimate Waterman again in 2017

For the second year in a row, Maui’s Zane Schweitzer has been crowned The Ultimate Waterman, prevailing in a test of skill, strength and spirit that has seen eight athletes tackle eight disciplines in nine days, throughout the Southland region of New Zealand. Needing to finish no worse than fourth in the final discipline, Schweitzer…

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NZ SUP Nationals 2017 coming up in March

Aotearoa New Zealand. Land of the Long White Cloud, world champions and the infamous Kiwi ingenuity. Where Starboards rule the beaches and the Ace is Queen. If you need to see it to believe it, and you’re up for a challenge before the Northern Hemisphere season kicks off, come and join the Kiwis 11-12 March…

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Ganges SUP a success: knowing the Ganga

What? GangesSUP is a record breaking, world’s first descent of the entire length of the river Ganges by stand up paddleboard. An expedition for purpose, the vision and mission of this journey is to empower awareness and advocacy for cleaner water, via adventure.  On 3rd October 2016, the expedition kicked off on foot in Gaumukh,…

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