Lachie Lansdown, DJ O’Brien, Costner McIntosh take top finishes in 2018 Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race

Lachie Lansdown by Chris Aguilar
photo by Chris Aguilar, Fin Film Company This is one of those magical events that happens each year without much fanfare, with no mainstream coverage, only the core paddlers with gear—thank you Chris Aguilar—and with boatloads of heart and soul for paddling. Congratulations to everyone...

Early Results from the 2018 Gorge Downwind Championships

Gorge Downwind Championships
We got wind, but the timing company had issues with the results yesterday, pushing the awards to Friday at 5:30. They changed the start and the start order. I've been a race director and there are some things timing companies can't comprehend and having...

Going to the Gorge Next Month? Love Data? Read this!

Graphing the Gorge We love a good geek-out.  And we love the Columbia River Gorge.  What could be better, then, than an graphic and data expert from one of our big, local yet global analytics and data management companies breaking down the race course for...

Race Recap: The Inaugural Paddlemore

Race Recap from Southern Shores, NC We love hearing about new paddle events, so we asked the organizers of the Paddlemore race in North Carolina's Outer Banks to tell us how last weekend's event went.  Here's what they said: "The inaugural Paddlemore SUP event went off...

R2AK SUP Pioneer Places First in Class in the Seventy42

Kruger Finishes in Top 20 in the Seventy48 Karl Kruger, who became the first SUP paddler to successfully complete the arduous Race to Alaska won the standup division of the inaugural SEVENT48 - a 70 mile race from Tacoma, WA to Port Townsend. The mileage had...

Key West Classic never disappoints

As we looped around the island, over Stock Island and the Lazy Dog Shack,  and lined up for landing just east of Smathers Beach, I could feel my whole being warm. It didn't matter that it was raining. It didn't matter that the plane...

Honscheid and Baxter Win the 10th Annual Olukai Ho’olaule’a on Maui

Team Starboard Dominates Olukai Race Starboard's Sonni Honscheid and Connor Baxter came out victorious against not only their competitors but also the weather in this year's Olukai on Maui.  For the second year in a row, the 8-mile downwind race was postponed a day because...

Carolina Cup: The View from the Beach or… Spectating So Hard

The Carolina Cup: It's the People, Stupid Races grow, hopefully. And with growth comes change. As more and more people discover SUP, more and more of them are discovering that there is such a thing as SUP racing. And with that comes new blood and...

Video: Santa Cruz Wrap-Up

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Santa Cruz Paddle Fest Wrap Up Kyle Ellison - a Maui resident who has ties to North Carolina and is the owner of Wai Mauna Sup Tours in Asheville put together this awesome wrap up of the Santa Cruz Paddle Fest held last weekend in...

MulletKai 2018- Prelude to the Carolina Cup

Tuning up for the Carolina Cup Mulletkai Style Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina is a “sporty” kind of place. And this is the time of year when sporting events start to ramp up in North Carolina. This past weekend, two major competitions were staged in our...

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