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  • Introducing JM Paddleboards – Elite Race Boards by Jamie Mitchell

    April 15th, 2011 | Gear, SUP Gladiators | Casey Gotcher | 2 Comments

      Jamie Mitchell, 9 time Molokai to Oahu Paddle Champ, and 2009 Battle of the Paddle Champ, is in the process of launching a new line of Race Boards. These boards carry his own personal brand name, as opposed to his previous boards, which carried the Lahui Kai Brand.  According to Jamie, you can get […]

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  • Amit Inbar tearing it up in Israel! via Ran Kalif

    April 12th, 2011 | SUP Gladiators | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

      Several times per week I get emails from people around the world, asking me to post something or promote something for them.  More often than not, I don’t think its something our readers would get anything out of, so I don’t post it.  Every once in a while, I get some really good stuff […]

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  • The Water Monkey Spring Fling SUP Race – Tampa Bay Florida, Saturday April 16th

    April 11th, 2011 | Contests | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: St. Petersburg, FL April 11, 2011 – Stand up paddle racing is back in Tampa Bay. Water Monkey, an exciting and innovative stand up paddle boarding company, is hosting a stand up paddle race that will be fun for the whole family this weekend.  The Water Monkey Spring Fling will offer paddlers […]

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  • HIHO BVI Sailing and SUP trip–A Vacation you will never forget

    April 10th, 2011 | Destinations | Casey Gotcher | No Comments This July marks my 40th Birthday.  Tanya and I typically take a vacation together somewhere to celebrate our anniversary, which also have happens to be in July.  We typically like to seek out Paddle Destinations, now that we are so involved in this sport, and love seeing the beauty of God’s Creation from […]

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  • Strong SUP Legs for Flat Water, Waves and Gliding Power – By Suzie Cooney

    April 10th, 2011 | Instruction | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

      Suzie just sent me her last article in the series on legs.  Next up will be the series on Core Training.  Thanks for sharing Suzie.  Keep the great stuff coming. Casey   Original Article and the rest in the series can also be found here at Naish Surfing. Power Exercises for your Legs […]

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  • The GoofBoard – The best balance board for practicing Surfing and SUP out there – Take it from Wingnut.

    April 9th, 2011 | Gear, Reviews | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

      When I first ran across the ad for the GoofBoard on Surfline, I was instantly intrigued.  I had already purchased a round saucer shaped balance board at my local sporting good store.  I  had also been eyeing the Indo Board for a while. That product looked interesting to me at first, but after looking […]

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  • Surftech Bark Dominator Review – First Impressions

    April 5th, 2011 | Gear, Reviews | Casey Gotcher | 2 Comments

    This weekend I got an opportunity to demo a Surftech Bark Dominator for the first time (my buddy Pat ended up buying the board on the spot after riding it).  I have had the Surftech Bark Competitor 12’6 ever since the very first shipment hit the mainland.  It was and is a great board.  Once […]

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  • Strong SUP Legs for Flat Water, Waves and Gliding Power – Suzie Cooney

    April 2nd, 2011 | Instruction | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    Suzie posted her latest round of exercises to strengthen your legs today.  If you find this piece useful, you can go to the address below to check out the rest of  her  articles: While you are there, check out this sweet board.  It’s a 17’ Glide, with a rudder system. Thank you Suzie! […]

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  • Gladiator of the Week–Jeremy Riggs

    March 29th, 2011 | SUP Gladiators | Casey Gotcher | 2 Comments

    One of the really cool things about running a Stand Up Paddle website, is that you get to meet some really cool people.  Over the last couple of weeks, I have gotten to know Jeremy Riggs, of Maui, as I prepared for this article.  What a great guy, and a great talent. Often how I […]

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  • Shark Fishing from a SUP–Crazy yes, but also totally awesome!

    March 28th, 2011 | SUP Gladiators | Casey Gotcher | 4 Comments

     I love seeing these YouTube videos of people fishing for really big fish or sharks from their SUP’s.  I have always wanted to do that, but just haven’t seemed to get around to it (fish not sharks).  This is one I came across last May and thought it was cool.  I personally think this is […]

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  • Strong SUP Legs for Flat Water, Waves and Gliding Power–Suzie Cooney

    March 28th, 2011 | Instruction | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

      If you aren’t familiar with Suzie Cooney, you should check her out on her website, Facebook or Twitter.  She has tons of great content and advice.   Next time I get to Maui, I am going to personally try and book some time with her.  You should also check out the Naish website for some […]

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  • Zane Schweitzer wins Steamer Lane Shootout

    March 22nd, 2011 | Contests | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    Via Starboard March 22, 2011 | by Jack | I just caught up with 17 year old Zane Schweitzer to get a report from the Surftech Steamer’s Lane SUP Shootout. Here he talks about his first place finish there. Quite a story! From Zane “This competition was gnarly and I almost didn’t get to surf […]

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  • Surftech SUP Race in Santa Cruz–Via Supconnect

    March 21st, 2011 | Contests | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

      Results in 12’6 Matt Becker 1st Anthony Vella 2nd Dan Gavere 3rd Candice Appleby 1st in Women’s   From the sounds of it, this was an amazing race.  Between the winds (40mph), and the hail, the conditions were not very conducive to racing.  Below is an excerpt from the SUP Connect story.  Read on […]

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  • 9 wondrous water caves

    March 20th, 2011 | Destinations | Casey Gotcher | 2 Comments

      If you are anything like me, one of your favorite things about the sport of Stand Up Paddling, is its ability to provide you with unique opportunities to see things you might not otherwise see.  In addition, you get to see them from some new and interesting perspectives, that you wouldn’t otherwise see from […]

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  • Get your mind right–Dave Kalama

    March 20th, 2011 | Instruction | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    BY DAVE – MARCH 19, 2011 I’ve offered quite a bit of technical information over the last year playing with this blog. Hopefully some of it helped you. But I’m continuing to learn new things myself, both about my own approach to challenges and about coaching. One thing I’ve discovered is how important mind set […]

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