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The Golden State of SUP: Infinity SUP Kristin Thomas’ guide to SoCal

The Golden State of SUP: Infinity SUP Kristin Thomas’ guide to SoCal

If you’d ask what place is the epitome of coastal vibes, it would have to be California. What determines the enduring pull of the Golden State? To name just few, it’s the surf and skateboarding culture, the cinematography, the road and the Googie (SoCal’s signature architectural style), the In-N-Out burgers, the hype of tech giants […]

Infinity celebrates 50 years of surf and SUP shred

Infinity celebrates 50 years of surf and SUP shred

Dana Point, California is widely considered the SUP capital of the world and Infinity SUP has been in the mix since the beginning. Steve Boehne, Founder of Infinity Surfboards, was one of the very first shapers to offer SUP boards to the public in 2004. Specialising in high end, high performance SUP designs for both […]

From Training Group to Free SUP Circuit, SoCal welcomes the LBC SUP Racing Series

From Training Group to Free SUP Circuit, SoCal welcomes the LBC SUP Racing Series

Long Beach, California – We caught up with Jake Graham and John Gabriel, two of the paddling buddies behind the LBC SUP Racing series (stands for Long Beach Challenge), a new and free SUP race training circuit around Long Beach. When they realized there was a solid crew of paddlers of all levels in Southern California […]

Casper Steinfath and Terrene Black claim the Red Bull Heavy Water 2019 titles

Casper Steinfath and Terrene Black claim the Red Bull Heavy Water 2019 titles

It’s a wrap! The 3rd edition (4th year) of Red Bull Heavy Water on the 2019 APP World Tour Schedule did not disappoint. Giant surf arrived, coupled with an aggressive flood tide and fog almost completely whiting out the course at some points made for one of the most intense and gnarly race courses ever […]

The Future of SUP is Custom: Design Your Board with Infinity’s Dave Boehne

The Future of SUP is Custom: Design Your Board with Infinity’s Dave Boehne

In a rapidly growing mass production SUP board market, the most disruptive and innovative thing a brand can do, is to return to the core, to the organic, grassroots approach to board making. TotalSUP caught up with Dave Boehne, renowned shaper, master shredder and creative mind behind Infinity’s high performance SUP designs, as he invites […]

Paddle Logger: A Tracking App for All Water Addicts!

Paddle Logger: A Tracking App for All Water Addicts!

Paddle Logger App was developed to track and log water based sessions and is now finding new friends amongst the non SUP community. The App developed by British SUP enthusiast David Walker has seen an increased uptake in use from those who paddle outrigger/va’a paddling, surfskiing, and prone paddle boards. Confirmation that the tracking app can be […]

Guilherme Dos Reis, the unsigned Brazilian Sensation who almost won the PPG … on a borrowed board!

Guilherme Dos Reis, the unsigned Brazilian Sensation who almost won the PPG … on a borrowed board!

For those who weren’t present at this year’s Pacific Paddle games, the event had some remarkable moments and stories. One of them was that of 20 year old Brazilian rider Guilherme dos Reis. The (relatively) unknown rider announced himself on the world stage by putting in a performance that ranked him 2nd overall of the […]

Pacific Paddle Games 2018: Tyler Bashor Dazzles in Doheny!

Pacific Paddle Games 2018: Tyler Bashor Dazzles in Doheny!

Last weekends Pacific Paddle Games (PPG) was one not to forget. It was the season finale for the Paddle League and the Pro athletes were out in force to stake a claim in the Dana Point sand. However not only were the Pro athletes out in force but the Junior Pro and Grom paddlers were well […]

Step by Step Guide to SUP Foiling with Greg Closier

Step by Step Guide to SUP Foiling with Greg Closier

Foiling is here. As the technology improves and the cost of foils decrease we will start to see more and more people take to the water on their foils. So how do you get started? Takuma man Greg Closier gives TotalSUP how to guide to start this new sport. I started surf foiling in 2016, […]

Red Bull Heavy Water 2018 is ON!

Red Bull Heavy Water 2018 is ON!

The APP World Tour has announced the event Red Bull Heavy Water will take place from the 15th October to the 2nd November held in San Francisco, California. The event is quite possibly the most intense stand up paddling event in the world, will showcase top performing athletes in the ~12km (7.5 mile) course, and has […]

Starboard Rider Sean Poynter Scores a Magnificent 9.87 and Books His Ticket to the ISAs!

Starboard Rider Sean Poynter Scores a Magnificent 9.87 and Books His Ticket to the ISAs!

Last weekend Starboard rider Sean Poynter won his 2nd consecutive US championship and booked his place for ISA in Brazil held later on in the year. Sean was super stoked about his victory telling totalsup “This past Monday was a great day. I was able to take out my consecutive USA Championship win, making it […]

 
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