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Bring on Yukon River Quest 2021: Escape reality with Blackfish Riders ultimate Yukon SUP adventure

Bring on Yukon River Quest 2021: Escape reality with Blackfish Riders ultimate Yukon SUP adventure

Shaken by the impact of COVID-19 global crisis the SUP industry responded by cancelling and postponing events to ensure safety of their teams, SUP athletes, visitors and local communities. The latest announcement from the organisers of the Yukon River Quest confirmed that due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 22nd annual marathon paddling race with a […]

Yukon River Quest: Blackfish riders dig deep and share wealth of knowledge to survive the SUP ultramarathon

Yukon River Quest: Blackfish riders dig deep and share wealth of knowledge to survive the SUP ultramarathon

Blackfish Paddles riders have been digging deep and pushing hard through the Yukon territory since the inception of the Yukon River Quest, the world’s longest annual marathon race testing paddlers’ endurance to the limit over the 715 km/444 mile course from Whitehorse to Dawson City. Known as “The Race to the Midnight Sun,” it is […]

How the inspirational Mike Shoreman, the Unbalanced Paddleboarder became a SUPer Hero

How the inspirational Mike Shoreman, the Unbalanced Paddleboarder became a SUPer Hero

In November 2018, Toronto-based Stand Up Paddle coach Mike Shoreman was diagnosed with a rare disease, the Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. All at once, he lost his balance and as a direct consequence, his independence, his SUP-coaching business and his social life. But Mike’s story in 2019 is not about falling down, it’s about standing up […]

Top Tips for Cold Water SUP from Blackfish Paddles

Top Tips for Cold Water SUP from Blackfish Paddles

“There is a widely held belief that SUP is a ‘Summer’ activity. I don’t agree with this,” says Peter Allen of Blackfish Paddles, designers of high performance, refined and handcrafted SUP paddles. “With the right mindset, preparation and equipment, SUP can be enjoyed safely at any time of the year. The smaller crowds, nature and […]

Watch “Howe Sound”, Blackfish Paddles stunning SUP film featuring Canadian wilderness explorer Norm Hann

Watch “Howe Sound”, Blackfish Paddles stunning SUP film featuring Canadian wilderness explorer Norm Hann

Deeply rooted in British Columbia, Blackfish Paddles, a SUP paddle building brand, stands not only for designing and manufacturing progressive, refined, handcrafted SUP paddles but advocating for conservation of local marine ecosystems. TotalSUP caught up with Blackfish Paddles Team Rider, Norm Hann, SUP athlete, wildlife advocate and founder of a guiding company Norm Hann Expeditions, […]

Bart de Zwart: The Only SUP Rider Who Survived Muskoka River X

Bart de Zwart: The Only SUP Rider Who Survived Muskoka River X

Imagine a race challenge so extreme that only 20 teams out of 68 finished it this year due to radical weather conditions. Imagine only one stand up paddler among those teams who completed the race in 32 hours. Welcome to The Muskoka River X Coureur des Bois challenge: 223km. 39 portages. No resupplies. No support. […]

Race to the Midnight Sun: Bart de Zwart takes 4th Yukon River Win

Race to the Midnight Sun: Bart de Zwart takes 4th Yukon River Win

Starboard SUP team rider and endurance paddler Bart de Zwart has taken the fourth consecutive win in the 2019 Yukon River Quest, completing the 715km (444 miles) paddle expedition race from in Whitehorse to Dawson City, Canada in a winning time of 56 hours 47 minutes and 47 seconds. Race to the Midnight Sun Known […]

Lina Augaitis Parenting, Paddling and Pumping. The Great Juggle of Being an Athlete and Parent!

Lina Augaitis Parenting, Paddling and Pumping. The Great Juggle of Being an Athlete and Parent!

Canadian paddler Lina Augaitis is fresh back from success from the London SUP open, on APP World Tour. Lina claimed second place in the long distance after a battle with American paddler Seychelle.  But the story doesn’t end there, the proud mother of two combines her passion for SUP with parenthood, an insanely difficult task. […]

Starboard Rider Bart De Zwart Wraps Up His 715km Yukon River Quest

Starboard Rider Bart De Zwart Wraps Up His 715km Yukon River Quest

Starboard long distance paddler and adventurer Bart De Zwart is fresh off the Yukon River Quest. Bart gives TotalSUP a breakdown of his 715 km race through the Yukon where he paddled using the Carbon Sandwich All Star 14 x 24.5, a board that performed exceptionally throughout with its brilliant combination of a good race shape […]

Les 750 Kms de la Yukon River Quest, le Nouveau Challenge de l’Extrême de Sébastien Le Meaux et Stéphane Leblond

Les 750 Kms de la Yukon River Quest, le Nouveau Challenge de l’Extrême de Sébastien Le Meaux et Stéphane Leblond

Le 23 juin prochain deux frenchies décolleront pour le Yukon, au fin fond du Canada, à la frontière avec l’Alaska, avec un triple challenge de taille dès le 27 juin: être les premiers français à aller au bout de la course la plus longue du monde, sur un SUP tandem en formant un duo handi-valide. […]

Kalamalka Classic SUP Festival

1st September 2017

Kalamalka Classic SUP Festival

 
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