Sustainability

Acclaimed Wilderness Adventurer Bruce Kirkby joins the Blackfish SUP Team

Acclaimed Wilderness Adventurer Bruce Kirkby joins the Blackfish SUP Team

“How to get the best of it all? One must conquer, achieve, get to the top; one must know the end to be convinced that one can win the end – to know there’s no dream that mustn’t be dared. . .” – George Mallory once argued and his words still resonate strongly when referred […]

Blackfish collaborates with the world’s top athletes on new designs for SUP and Foil

Blackfish collaborates with the world’s top athletes on new designs for SUP and Foil

“The DNA of Blackfish is around its tactile feel”*. TotalSUP had a rare opportunity to catch up with David Smart, endurance athlete, entrepreneur and the Founder of Blackfish Paddles, the high-performance paddle brand which philosophy is being driven by purpose, passion for the sport and people who contribute to it. Buckle up for a story that […]

The International Canoe Federation name Starboard their Official Environmental Action Partner

The International Canoe Federation name Starboard their Official Environmental Action Partner

February 10th 2021, marks the day that the International Canoe Federation (ICF) and Starboard become Environmental Action Partners. Directing, all disciplines under the International Canoe Federation towards a more environmentally positive pathway. The partnership has ignited as the International Canoe Federation is reinforcing its commitments towards protecting the environment. With a specific focus on protecting […]

Blackfish Team Rider Karl KrĂĽger to become the first human to paddle the Northwest Passage on a stand-up paddleboard

Blackfish Team Rider Karl KrĂĽger to become the first human to paddle the Northwest Passage on a stand-up paddleboard

“Go small, go simple, go now” mantra, coined by the Pardeys*, has been inspiring sailors and travellers pursuing the idea of a nomadic way of living for generations. It embodies a dream of a simple, self-sufficient life and an inherently human, insatiable longing for adventure and deep experiences that reconnect us with nature. With the […]

Amandine Chazot and Boris Jinvresse join Team Blackfish

Amandine Chazot and Boris Jinvresse join Team Blackfish

Blackfish Paddles, designers of high performance, handcrafted SUP paddles, are set to make waves in Europe with the announcement of Amandine Chazot and Boris Jinvresse, two of France’s top SUP racers, joining Team Blackfish for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Blackfish Paddles: Pivotal Milestone “Signing Amandine, who is a six-time French SUP Champion across a […]

Your guide to the ultimate SUP and Norway experience

Your guide to the ultimate SUP and Norway experience

The combination of raw, striking landscapes, auroras, mists rolling off the mountains, Viking heritage, myths and legends Norway is indisputably one of the world’s most fascinating places to explore. A home to UNESCO protected natural wonders, Norway is the global leader in sustainability and innovation, dedicated to protecting local ecosystems and communities. This scenic country […]

Go Green on Black Friday with Paddle Logger sustainable SUP apparel & new app offers

Go Green on Black Friday with Paddle Logger sustainable SUP apparel & new app offers

Green is the new black! Embracing purpose and sustainability, Paddle Logger, a user-friendly tracking application for water sports, has joined brands across the globe who have come up with unique and alternative offering for the coming up Black Friday craze. TotalSUP caught up with David Walker, Founder of Paddle Logger, to chat about their eco-friendly […]

How to handcraft paddles for SUP Champions: Watch “Hands of Blackfish Paddles”

How to handcraft paddles for SUP Champions: Watch “Hands of Blackfish Paddles”

Have you ever wondered how many times a human touches a handcrafted paddle in the course of it being made? “Hands of Blackfish Paddles”, a film from Blackfish Paddles, designers of high performance, refined and handcrafted SUP paddles, highlights each step of the paddle making process. Featuring Blackfish Paddles Founder, David Smart and Team Rider […]

What makes you SUP? Paddle for the Planet with Starboard

What makes you SUP? Paddle for the Planet with Starboard

Founded with the vision of bringing innovation, quality and inspiration to the world of wind, water and waves, Starboard is now encouraging SUP enthusiasts across the globe to join them on a mission to a more sustainable future. Watch the Starboard SUP 2020 Brand Mission video by the SUPer talented Georgia Schofield to learn why […]

Making Sporting Events Climate Positive By Planting Mangroves

Making Sporting Events Climate Positive By Planting Mangroves

On the way to more climate positive sports events, Starboard is showcasing how to not only offset their own and their team riders’ carbon footprint, but also how to put in place the stepping stones for sports focused events to become climate neutral. 10 times climate positive Sports reach hearts, set trends and unite people. […]

Rethink, Redesign, Reduce: Leading the way to clean oceans with Plastic Offset Program

Rethink, Redesign, Reduce: Leading the way to clean oceans with Plastic Offset Program

Dedicated to the preservation of the fragility of our Oceans, Starboard is the world’s first company to activate the Plastic Offset Program (POP) for responsible plastic use within products and processes in the business. The goal of their latest mission was to retrieve 43,000 kg of trash in one year. Just in time the team […]

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