Menu

Nature & Wildlife

Don’t we all cherish stand-up paddling in natural surroundings? Here are some of our best stories about paddling in the wilderness. Sometimes SUP adventures make for some great wildlife encounters (albeit some frightening ones too!), including with whales, dolphins, sharks or manatees!

Seychelle SUP: Women’s SUP & Love Retreat Key Largo Florida 2024

12 Apr 2024

Seychelle SUP: Women’s SUP & Love Retreat Key Largo Florida 2024

During the last week of March, I had the opportunity to join Seychelle SUP for her Women’s SUP & Love Wellness Retreat in Key Largo Florida, and wow… What a beautiful week we had! It was filled with many sunny days, dolphins, mangroves, palm trees, paddling, meditations, journaling, yoga, healthy nutritious food, and more. It […]

Into the Wild: Bart de Zwart’s Epic Stand Up Paddle Quest in Lofoten

12 Feb 2024

Into the Wild: Bart de Zwart’s Epic Stand Up Paddle Quest in Lofoten

Embark on a thrilling journey to the untouched wilderness of Norway’s Lofoten islands with renowned ultra-long-distance paddleboarder and adventurer Bart de Zwart. Last year in May, Bart left his sailboat in French Polynesia and traveled all the way to the North of Europe to paddle through the dramatic landscapes of the Lofoten archipelago on his […]

Paddle Logger and the Save The Waves Coalition – working together for a better environment

31 Jan 2024

Paddle Logger and the Save The Waves Coalition – working together for a better environment

Paddle Logger is one of the leading apps for tracking your paddle activities when you are on the water, in the summer of 2023 they teamed up with Save The Waves, an organisation working to protect surf ecosystems. This is an incredibly important mission and something that David Walker from Paddle Logger and Diego Sancho […]

How do you prepare for a stand-up paddle expedition? Answers from specialist Hervé Barrière and Itiwit

14 Nov 2023

How do you prepare for a stand-up paddle expedition? Answers from specialist Hervé Barrière and Itiwit

Nature, adventure and freedom: that’s what awaits you if you decide to go on a stand-up paddle expedition. But you can’t improvise such an expedition! Even more so if you’re planning to spend several days bivouacking along the waterside. Food, hydration, clothing and equipment… you need to think of everything, without forgetting safety! To find […]

Comment préparer une expédition en stand-up paddle ? Réponses avec le spécialiste Hervé Barrière et Itiwit

2 Nov 2023

Comment préparer une expédition en stand-up paddle ? Réponses avec le spécialiste Hervé Barrière et Itiwit

Nature, aventure et liberté : voilà ce qui vous attend si vous décider de partir en expédition en stand-up paddle. Mais une expédition, ça ne s’improvise pas ! D’autant plus si vous comptez partir sur plusieurs jours et bivouaquer au fil de l’eau. Alimentation, hydratation, vêtements et équipements… il faut penser à tout, sans oublier […]

Taking a SUNOVA SUP view of the Australian Gold Coast with local paddler Monika Krummenacher Naff

24 Sep 2023

Taking a SUNOVA SUP view of the Australian Gold Coast with local paddler Monika Krummenacher Naff

Australia’s Gold Coast is an area we might associate with surfing, and stunning beaches with a shoreline developed for tourism, it is a hotspot for holidaymakers from around the world. But there is much more to the area than the plentiful beach breaks and paddlers looking for some longer, racier SUP action. SUNOVA paddler Monika […]

An Epic Nordic SUP Adventure with Patrick Paddy Boyum and his NSP FSL O2 Race SUP

23 Aug 2023

An Epic Nordic SUP Adventure with Patrick Paddy Boyum and his NSP FSL O2 Race SUP

EPIC is an often overused word, its value has diminished because everything, everywhere seems ‘Epic!’. However, Patrick ‘Paddy’ Boyum, NSP Surfboards’ Swedish ambassador knows the true meaning of the word as you are about to find out. With no further introduction from me here is Paddy’s latest adventure. Patrick Paddy Boyum – Nordic River SUP […]

Tour de Corse en stand-up paddle : l’incroyable aventure de Kilian Duverger sur sa board Itiwit !

6 Jul 2023

Tour de Corse en stand-up paddle : l’incroyable aventure de Kilian Duverger sur sa board Itiwit !

C’est une aventure peu commune que l’on vous propose aujourd’hui, une aventure Corse avec Kilian Duverger. Kilian a réalisé le tour de Corse en stand-up paddle dans le sens inverse des aiguilles d’une montre et, comme il en voulait encore, il a remplacé sa planche contre ses baskets et s’est lancé sur le GR20 pour […]

Oui Paddle – A Paddle Logger Adventure on the Dordogne with James Belcher and John Cobo

26 Jun 2023

Oui Paddle – A Paddle Logger Adventure on the Dordogne with James Belcher and John Cobo

In the middle of May two intrepid paddlers loaded up a van with their SUP gear and headed south from the UK to the Dordogne River in France with one aim, to paddle as much of the river as possible. James Belcher and John Cobo are not ultra-distance athletes but two men with their boards, […]

Olivia Piana to run Blackfish Performance SUP Camp in Squamish, British Columbia

21 Jun 2023

Olivia Piana to run Blackfish Performance SUP Camp in Squamish, British Columbia

Blackfish Performance Camps return to Howe Sound! The next three three-day highly-focused SUP training camp organised by the Blackfish Paddles team will be held on 4-6 August 2023 in Squamish, B.C. Canada and led by three time World SUP Champion, Wingfoil Race World Champion and all-round waterwoman Olivia Piana. “I am super excited to announce […]

Adventurer and Bestselling Author Christo Foerster takes Indiana iSUP to new heights

22 Nov 2022

Adventurer and Bestselling Author Christo Foerster takes Indiana iSUP to new heights

‘What’s YOUR next step into discomfort?’ In a world saturated with slick lifestyle and travelling Instagram reels and TikToks, a question like this disrupts the polished social media hyper-reality, bringing the risk and grit back to the whole experience culture. TotalSUP caught up with Christo Foerster, Adventurer and bestselling Author, to chat about the concept of […]

‘SUNOVA mirrors our values’: Interview with Canadian SUP Explorer Norm Hann

7 Nov 2022

‘SUNOVA mirrors our values’: Interview with Canadian SUP Explorer Norm Hann

There are stories that resonate strongly showing another dimension of stand-up paddleboarding. The focused, purpose-driven ones that demonstrate the versatility of our sport transcending the competitive and “lifestyle” aspects of it. It was 2019 when we first talked with Norm Hann, Ocean Athlete, SUP Coach, Wildlife Advocate and Founder of a guiding company Norm Hann […]

Paddle for the planet and a chance to win a custom built Infinity SUP board!

19 Aug 2022

Paddle for the planet and a chance to win a custom built Infinity SUP board!

Infinity has once again partnered with the world’s leading conservation organization, World Wildlife Fund, on their mission to save the planet’s wild waters and natural places through the WWF’s Virtual Panda Paddle event bringing together all water enthusiasts to paddle their favourite body of water and raise funds for a world-changing cause. “We’ve been involved […]

L’Estonie en Stand Up Paddle : le récit de l’aventure en autonomie d’Hervé Barrière avec Itiwit

31 May 2022

L’Estonie en Stand Up Paddle : le récit de l’aventure en autonomie d’Hervé Barrière avec Itiwit

Après les récents exploits de Casper Steinfath, c’est une autre aventure en stand-up paddle que nous mettons en lumière aujourd’hui sur TotalSUP : le Veehaldjas Project, une expédition en Estonie en solo et en autonomie, menée par Hervé Barrière, président de l’association Paddle For Earth. Nous avions rencontré Hervé Barrière il y a quelques semaines, […]