Anthony Vela

Recap of The New York SUP Open The Lady Liberty Race on Hudson

Recap of The New York SUP Open The Lady Liberty Race on Hudson

This Weekend The APP Tour arrived in New York. First on the agenda was the distance race set by the iconic back drop of the Statue of Liberty. Lady Liberty did not disappoint. The App Tour had gathered together some of the greatest stand up paddle athletes on the planet to test the waters of the […]

Yuka Sato and Michael Booth Defeat a Field of World-Class Athletes on the River Thames

Yuka Sato and Michael Booth Defeat a Field of World-Class Athletes on the River Thames

What a day of epic conditions, incredible sportsmanship and extraordinary athleticism here at the 1st day of the London SUP Open. From this morning’s 4KM race along the historic Thames River to the evening’s finale of sprint racing at the Royal Victoria Docks, it’s been a VERY full day of competition and adventure in London. […]

San Onofre

Stand Up Paddle Guide to San Onofre by Gemma Flinkman

 San Onofre State Beach (or Sano as it is known) is one of California’s most popular beaches and hosts surfers, swimmers, sunbathers, campers, kayakers, birders, fishermen and bicyclists. Sandwiched between Sand Diego to the south and Los Angeles to the north, with lots going on its a very dynamic. Infinity SUP rider Genna Flinkman introduces us to this […]
Visit beautiful Catalina with Performance Paddling

Visit beautiful Catalina with Performance Paddling

Performance Paddling based in Dana Point, California is excited to announce the Catalina Ocean Experience 2018.  Guided by ocean athletes Morgan Hoesterey and Anthony Vela; this 4-day, 3-night ocean adventure will take place in the pristine blue waters of Catalina Island. Open to SUP and prone paddlers looking to be more comfortable in, on, and around […]

Genna Flinkman, Her Breakthrough Year in SUP Racing with Infinity SUP

Genna Flinkman, Her Breakthrough Year in SUP Racing with Infinity SUP

With two finals at the ISA World Championship and a technical race final at the PPG, Canadian SUP racer Genna Flinkman is proving that she is a fast learner. Hardly two years into Elite Women SUP racing and Genna Flinkman has already impressed her peers with one the quickest starts on the planet. This year, the […]

L’Enorme Perf de Martin Vitry, 7ème et Comme à la Maison aux Pacific Paddle Games 2017

L’Enorme Perf de Martin Vitry, 7ème et Comme à la Maison aux Pacific Paddle Games 2017

Martin Vitry est en train de dompter année après année les Pacific Paddle Games. Vainqueur en junior devant les meilleurs jeunes de la planète lors de sa toute première participation l’année dernière, le rider d’Oxbow SUP revient de la plus grosse SUP race du calendrier mondial avec deux top 10 en Pro Men sur la […]

Take Part to an Amazing Trip with Performace Paddling

Take Part to an Amazing Trip with Performace Paddling

Performance Paddling is excited to announce the Catalina Ocean Experience.  Guided by elite paddlers Anthony Vela and Morgan Hoesterey, this 3 day, 2-night ocean adventure will take place in the pristine blue water of Catalina Island’s Two Harbors, from Friday, March 31 to Sunday, April 2. Open to both standup and prone paddlers looking to […]

4th Annual Quickblade Jr Pro & Youth SupFiesta Event Recap

4th Annual Quickblade Jr Pro & Youth SupFiesta Event Recap

This is the official Press Realease of the 4th Annual Quickblade Jr Pro & Youth SupFiesta Event, by Anthony Vela :    This weekend 72 youth SUP competitors, from 6 different countries, gathered in orange county for the 4th  Annual Quickblade Jr Pro & Youth SupFiesta presented by Infinity SUP.  The SupFiesta Grand Prix racing was about as exciting […]

4th Annual Quickblade Jr Pro & Youth SupFiesta

4th Annual Quickblade Jr Pro & Youth SupFiesta

By Anthony Vela | The 4th Annual Quickblade Jr Pro & Youth SupFiesta presented by Infinity SUP announces the list of invitees for the Junior Pro division.  Top sup athletes from around the world will battle through highly competitive heats until a champion is awarded the coveted, “El Sombrero.”   Girls Annie Reickert (Maui/USA) Skylar Lickle […]

4th Annual Quickblade Jr Pro & Youth SupFiesta

4th Annual Quickblade Jr Pro & Youth SupFiesta

By Anthony Vela, Newport Beach, California – Get ready for the 4th Annual Quickblade Jr Pro & Youth SupFiesta presented by Infinity SUP.  In it’s fourth year, #SupFiesta16 has outgrown a one-day event.  The new format will allow competitors to focus on one discipline each day.  On Saturday we will hold the SupFiesta Grand Prix.  The Grand […]

Chase Kosterlitz and Shae Foudy win the NAC 20th Annual Hal Rosoff Classic in Newport Beach, California

Chase Kosterlitz and Shae Foudy win the NAC 20th Annual Hal Rosoff Classic in Newport Beach, California

This year marked the 20th annual of the classic and it was a great turnout.  With over 400+ people competing in various races, (SUP, OC-1, OC-2, Surfski, Kayak) paddlers were rewarded with a beautiful SoCal day with temperatures in the mid 70’s.  The SUP course was super competitive, with 115 people racing from the Newport Aquatic […]

The Payette River Games 2015 as seen by QuickBlade

The Payette River Games 2015 as seen by QuickBlade

A QuickBlade Paddles action recap of the last Payette River Games in Cascade, Idaho, with commentaries from Chase Kosterlitz, Anthony Vela, Shakira Westdorp, Kelly Margetts and Candice Appleby.

 
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