Introducing the BARK Commander from Surftech

After years of innovation BARK Paddleboards in partnership with SURFTECH is proud to bring you the long awaited update to their paddleboard line - the BARK Commander. A stock paddleboard shape that has won most of the major races of the last decade

GoPro: Kai Lenny Respects The River – GoPro Mountain Games 2014

GoPro Mountain Games are on my list for 2015, check Kai out World class waterman Kai Lenny catches some alpine barrels at this years GoPro Mountain Games in a SUP Sprint Course Preview.Shot 100% on the HD HERO3+® camera from

11-city tour live tracking and day 1 video

      This is one of my bucket list races/adventures. It is a historic ice skating race through the canals of the Netherlands. A few years back they started the summer, standup paddle version. Byron Kurt won one year. Athletes paddle a total of 220 kilometers (136 miles) in...

SUP Safety: One Paddle Shop’s Perspective

Taking SUP Safety Seriously
Taking SUP Safety Seriously As our regular readers know, we've focused a lot on safety this summer, in light of what seems like a high number of SUP-related drownings.  And we've had good conversations on our social media about how to improve use of pdfs...

Another Olympic Gold Medalist turns to SUP for cross training: Alex Morgan

Alex Morgan SUP
Alex Morgan from the US Soccer Women's National Team is another on a long list of celebrity athletes who have looked to stand up paddle boarding for cross training and fun. This first shot is of her having fun on Thursday afternoon on her Surftech Bark Contender. I...

The Inland Paddler: I Mean, Inland, Really Inland

Normally, "inland" for me means about 100 miles from the coast of North Carolina, where the red clay shoreline gives way to sweet tea colored water, ringed by long and short leaf pines and hardwoods. Where great blue herons and beavers express their disdain...

How to balance nutrition needs for SUP or other exercise with weight loss

Throughout our pre- / during- / post-training series I received several requests for information on how to balance nutrition needs for SUP or other exercise with weight loss. Not everyone has racing as his or her primary goal. In fact, I’m willing to bet...

Safety: It Doesn’t Stop With SUPs

Teneale Hatton Gear Recommendations
A Safety Tale of Three Paddlers This summer, we wrote quite a bit about accidents involving paddlers who did not wear PFDs or leashes - but almost all of those stories involved people on standup boards.  Many of them were new to the sport.  But...

Top Tips from the Pros: Kody Kerbox

Kody Kerbox is a Naish Team rider and pro standup paddler that competes on the Standup World Tour and World Series. Here, the pro from Maui shares his top three tips for standup paddling with Brody Welte of PaddleFit. Tips: Train with a buddy Keep it fun,...

Can I Surf That? Film Trailer

Can I Surf That? is a groundbreaking all women's standup paddle-boarding film!Help support three female river surfers make their dream a reality by donating to our Kickstarter project ‘Can I Surf That?’. ‘Can I Surf That?’ is the first standup paddle film of it’s kind....


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