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  • SUP Games Austin is almost here!

    October 17th, 2011 | Contests | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    Come one, come all.  SUP Games Austin is almost upon us.  Come out and join the fun on Saturday October 22nd. The event is being put on by Austin Paddle Sports, but is also being sponsored by some big names, such as Maui Jim’s, Pacifico, C4 Waterman, and several other companies you are likely familiar […]

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  • Riviera BOP videos

    October 4th, 2011 | Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    Shout out to Taylor Rambo, who always makes sure to share any of the new Riviera videos they put out.  They are actually pretty well produced, and Taylor is typically the guy doing a lot of that work. The first one is a good BOP recap type video.  The second one is one of the […]

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  • SUP Burnout – When “SUP” starts to “SUCK”

    September 30th, 2011 | Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    After speaking to several of you recently, I decided to share some thoughts on SUP, the business, the sport, the politics, etc.  I have recently gone through a period of “SUP Burnout.”  As I have spoken with many of you about this lately, I discovered I wasn’t alone.  In fact, those of you that weren’t going […]

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  • You know you’re a SUP Junkie if……

    August 14th, 2011 | News | Casey Gotcher | 2 Comments

    If any of these apply to you, you might be a SUP Junkie.  If multiple apply, it’s a given (a.k.a. you’re one of us!)  (List updated as of 1-23-12) 1. You spend more money per year on SUP Gear and Accessories, than you do on your car. 2. You cycle through your SUP Quiver more […]

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  • Infinity Surfboards Inks Contract With Boardworks Surf

    July 27th, 2011 | News | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    Encinitas, CA (July 26, 2011)  Boardworks has announced that Dana Point, California based Infinity Surfboards will be joining the Boardwork’s roster, with first shipments arriving for Spring 2012.  Infinity co- owner David Boehne noted,  “We are very excited about our new partnership with Boardworks. It will open greater distribution and visibility for our brand. We […]

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  • Gladiator of the Month–Rob Rojas

    July 11th, 2011 | SUP Gladiators | Casey Gotcher | 1 Comment

    Its been a little while since we announced a Gladiator Award.  I have found that its takes much longer to do these than I originally anticipated, due to the time spent researching candidates, working around the recipients schedule, as well as my own travel schedule.  That all said, I am really happy to announce Rob […]

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  • Inflatable SUP’s–Are they worth it?

    July 5th, 2011 | Reviews, Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | 20 Comments

              *****Update****** Since I originally wrote this story back in June of 2011, several things have changed.  Aside from the overall selection of boards and vendors going up substantially, there have been two really cool developments that are worth considering.  1, there are now boards available that are substantially thicker and […]

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  • SUP or S.U.P. Pronunciation Poll

    July 5th, 2011 | Polls | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    If you are like me, you get confused from time to time on the correct or most accepted pronunciation of the acronym for Stand Up Paddle.  Some people refer to it as a word (SUP, rhymes with pup), and other refer to it as the acronym, pronouncing it as S-U-P.  Since there doesn’t seem to […]

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  • Paddle for Humanity–Chase Kosterlitz

    June 19th, 2011 | Contests | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

      Via Chase Kosterlitz of      Last week I found out that another one of our Fanatic International Last week I found out that another one of our Fanatic International SUP team riders was going to be in Florida. Charlie Grey is on the Fanatic team representing the U.K. It was […]

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  • Dan Gavere, River Surfer

    June 17th, 2011 | Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    Hopefully by now, you know who Dan Gavere is.  If not, be prepared to be impressed.  He is fresh off his first win in the Teva Mountain Games, in the Surf Sprint.  He also recently came in first place in the Reno River Run beating the second place competitor by only 1 second.  Amazing. He […]

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  • Ron House and Riviera Announce their new 14′ Hollow Carbon Race Board

    June 15th, 2011 | Gear, News | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    If you recall, back in April I posted a story called “Spy Shots” that had some photos of prototypes for some upcoming board designs.  Infinity has started producing a version the board in my story and now Riviera launches theirs.  I was able to show you these photos at the time of the posting, but […]

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  • Austin SUP Jam II Recap (5-28-11)

    June 1st, 2011 | Contests, News | Casey Gotcher | 1 Comment

      This was the weekend we had all been looking forward too here in Austin.  While we have multiple races per year here, this is the big one.  This year the organizer, Jeff VanZandt Changed things up a bit.  Instead of the 1.5 and 3 Miler’s we had last year, he decided to up the […]

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  • More on the “Core” by Suzie Cooney

    May 23rd, 2011 | Instruction | Casey Gotcher | 1 Comment

    For Stronger Stand Up Paddling   Suzie sent me the latest installment in her series of workout and exercises for improving your Stand Up Paddling.  If you like what you see here, you should check out the rest of her updates at Naish’s website. by Suzie Cooney, CPT of Suzie Trains Maui and Naish […]

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  • Product Review – Entry Level Board Options by Riviera

    May 19th, 2011 | Reviews, Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | 10 Comments

    For some that come to this site, they are looking for info on what this SUP craze is all about.  Several times per week I get asked “what board should I buy?”  The answer to that question is not as simple as it sounds.  Before I answer them, I typically try and qualify their needs […]

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  • A Surf Session with Chase

    May 19th, 2011 | Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    Chase sent this video and story to me, and I thought I would share it.  Kind a cool story, and unlike most GoPro owners, he actually put in some time to edit the video and make it more watchable.  I think its worth a watch.  The waves weren’t big, but he made the best of […]

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