Reading the Water with Oscar Chalupsky – Downwind Surf Ski Technique

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Downwind Surf Ski Skills Reading the water and the bumps is a key skill when it comes to learning how to downwind - regardless of whether your are paddling SUP, OC or surf ski.  In this video from Epic Kayaks, surf ski icon Oscar Chalupsky...

Surprise Day Off Downwinder off the N.C. Coast

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Editor's Note: We love hearing about the adventures of SIC Maui Brand Ambassador Sarah Muir Westbrook, especially when it involves an epic North Carolina downwinder! How an Epic North Carolina Downwinder Starts Most of my epic stories start a little something like this: Gary: It's gonna...

Ocean Safety is Ocean Safety – No Matter Where You Are

This Winter on Maui has been big, even already this early in the season, and recent incidents there prompted our friend Suzie Cooney to write a great post on her Maliko Run blog about safety.  Her advice is solid no matter where you paddle,...

Maui interview with Standup Paddleboard downwind instructor Jeremy Riggs

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Please Share Jeremy Riggs is one of the world's best downwinder specialists. Jeremy competes all over the world and has become one of the premier instructors specifically for downwinder or open-ocean surfing. His guide service, Paddle with Riggs, is based in Maui and takes paddlers...

Maliko For Lunch from Paddle With Riggs

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Jeremy's at it again. Just when you thought the trade winds were gone and summer was in full glow in Maui, Jeremy is dropping into bombs in Maliko. If you are inspired to learn how to downwind or open ocean surf, Jeremy's the guy...

North Shore Hawaii Prone Paddleboard Downwind Lachie Lansdown

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Looks like Lachie Lansdown and Jack Bark were having a blast on the North Shore doing downwinders on their Bark Commander Stock Prone Paddleboards.  

Maui 2 Molokai SUP downwinder

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Check out Josh Riccio The conditions were all time this day with the wind consistently blowing 25mph plus, Mahaloz Danyo Tancayo for following me there and driving me back, and mahaloz Daniel Emnhof for all the photos and footage. ALOHA Music: Tahitian Drums

XLTV – Cape Town SUP Downwinder in Gale winds

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Killer footage of gale-force downwinder in Cape Town South Africa: Check out a highlight segment from XLTV - "Storm Chasers" episode that will feature; Peter Petersen, Tom King, Greg Bertish, Ivan van Vuuren and Ethan Koopmans plus other top SUP riders chasing gale winds in...

The Other Point of View: Lexy speaks on the near untimely demise

NOTE: This is a response to April's piece here.  Let me preface this with a few important points: ~ I love my friends (even when they’re crazy-pants) ~ I love paddling and paddle surfing! Devastating Loss: Setting the Scene Raise your hand if you’ve ever lost a four-legged furry...

April Zilg: When We Tried to Kill Lexy (Because Katie was Busy)

“C’mon, it’ll be fun!” we said.  “It builds character and a strong soul,” we continued. Finally, Lexy agreed to follow us into the open ocean. Why do I say, “Because Katie was busy?” Is it because if Katie wasn’t busy editing her pot book would...

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