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Stand Up Paddle Guide to Gold Coast, Australia by Kane Degrauw

The Gold Coast is located on the East coast of Australia and is known for its long sandy beaches and surf spots. Kane Degrauw, a coach and surf addict, moved to the Gold Coast 2 years ago. Since then, he regularly practices Stand Up Paddle boarding, and can’t do without it. He tells us about the conditions, the […]
Nymboida SUP descent with Blackfish Team Rider and World Champ Lincoln Dews

Nymboida SUP descent with Blackfish Team Rider and World Champ Lincoln Dews

“After 82 hours, of lugging 30kg packs down the river, in which we felt completely exposed and out of our depth at times it was a pretty special moment to make it to the finish safely, especially after so many setbacks.”  Blackfish Paddles Team Rider and two-time World SUP Race Champion Lincoln Dews has released […]

King of the Cut 2020 Video Report

King of the Cut 2020 Video Report

Watch this superb 5 minute report of the 2020 King of the Cut, known as the Ultimate Downwinder Downunder. This year the West Australia downwind event welcome SUPs, Surfskis, Outrigger Canoes, SUP foils and for the very first time Wing Foils!    

2020 King of the Cut – Australia’s Best Downwind Race is Confirmed!

2020 King of the Cut – Australia’s Best Downwind Race is Confirmed!

In a year where nothing can be taken for granted, SUP Western Australia (SUPWA) has just confirmed the 2020 Stand Up Surf Shop King of the Cut will go ahead on Saturday 5th December 2020, a 24-kilometre downwind paddle race from Dawesvile Cut to Secret Harbour, about an hour south of Perth. The Stand Up Surf Shop […]

The Blind Stand Up Paddler and His Dog : meet Steve and York

The Blind Stand Up Paddler and His Dog : meet Steve and York

When he lost his sight, Steve decided that his love for the water wouldn’t be altered. This video is about Australian blind stand up paddler Steve Fox and his guide dog York. Steve sets out on an adventure exploring Broughton Creek, a tributary of the Shoalhaven River, to the south of Sydney. Steve says: “I’ve […]

SUP tour de force from the other side of the world: Meet the Blackfish Team Rider Sam McCullough

SUP tour de force from the other side of the world: Meet the Blackfish Team Rider Sam McCullough

“I’m so grateful that David Smart of Blackfish Paddles believed in an unknown kid from the other side of the world” said Blackfish Team Rider Sam McCullough. Well let us tell you, “this kid from the other side of the world” is an emerging Aussie SUP powerhouse and a force to be reckoned with. Competing […]

Starboard’s Shakira Westdorp Wins the 2019 Rottnest Island SUP Classic (Again)

Starboard’s Shakira Westdorp Wins the 2019 Rottnest Island SUP Classic (Again)

Starboard Dream Team Rider Shakira Westdorp takes the top podium spot at this year’s 2019 Rottnest Island SUP Classic (again). The event was held  over the 1st weekend in April. The Rottnest Island SUP classic is one of Western Australian biggest and most prestigious SUP surfing event. The event once again returned to Strickland Bay, […]

Starboard SUP Surfer Benoit Carpentier Firing in 2018

Starboard SUP Surfer Benoit Carpentier Firing in 2018

2018 has been a great year for French SUP surfer Benoit Carpentier.  The Starboard rider claimed the Coupe de France, then was crowned the French champion.  At the end of November he is set to star in the upcoming ISA’s in Hainan, China. Breton native Benoit talks to TotalSUP about his amazing year, his favourite […]

Getting Connected to the Ocean with Prone Paddleboarding – A Beginner’s Guide

Getting Connected to the Ocean with Prone Paddleboarding – A Beginner’s Guide

Prone paddle is gaining popularity, although little known in Europe it is experiencing an increase in interest amongst the SUP community. This is in contrast to Australia, California, New Zealand, South Africa or Tahiti where it has a massive following. TotalSUP talks to Fanatic France SUP Surfer and top French prone paddler Médéric Berthe who possesses […]

Takuma Concept Rider Greg Closier talks about being Loyal to the Foil!

Takuma Concept Rider Greg Closier talks about being Loyal to the Foil!

Frenchman and Takuma Concept rider Greg Closier is blazing a trail for prone and SUP foiling, currently with one foot in the USA and one in France he has sought out some of the finest spots in both countries to foil. Greg gives TotalSUP the lowdown on the best foiling spot in the USA, the […]

Takuma Concept Pioneers World’s 1st ever Surf & SUP Surf Foil Competition!

Takuma Concept Pioneers World’s 1st ever Surf & SUP Surf Foil Competition!

The beginning of March saw the first event Foil event held in both Australia and the world,  in SUP and Surf. The event held at Currumbin, Gold Coast Australia, The event organised by Takuma Concept ran as part of the 12 towers ocean paddle festival. With small onshore winds and a 50 cm gentle wave the conditions […]

The Air France Paddle Festival 2018 has arrived! Where and when to watch it Live!

The Air France Paddle Festival 2018 has arrived! Where and when to watch it Live!

In 24 hours the island of Tahiti will be waking up and preparing itself for the 5th Air France Paddle Festival, up to 300 paddlers will be hitting the beautiful shores of Maeva Beach in the 4km, 8km and 24km event. As well as all the local amateurs who are paddling for the stoke, there will […]

 
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