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James Casey

James Casey is originally from Sydney, Australia. He has always felt a strong connection to the ocean. He is a consummate waterman, having been a surfing and kitesurfing enthusiast before even taking to SUP surfing and SUP racing. James competed in SUP for the first time in 2014, and he is now an active member of the paddling community. He is sponsored by Sunova.

SUNOVA shaper Marcus Tardrew on new SUP and foil designs including the ‘mutant’!

28 Jun 2022

SUNOVA shaper Marcus Tardrew on new SUP and foil designs including the ‘mutant’!

Have you ever wondered what goes into the process of designing premium SUP, foil and surf boards for one of the most innovative and disruptive watersport brands?  TotalSUP caught up with Marcus Tardrew, SUNOVA Rider and Designer, to talk about “pumping out those SUNOVA prototypes”  and the future of SUP and foil design. You’re a […]

How SUNOVA Rider James Casey set a Guinness World Record in SUP foiling

20 May 2022

How SUNOVA Rider James Casey set a Guinness World Record in SUP foiling

There is a memorable exchange in “Everest” (2015) film where a journalist has to ask ‘the Why question’, “Why do people climb Mount Everest?” and the crew replies, “Because it’s there”. “Why the extreme?” has been a recurring theme in TotalSUP conversations with riders embarking on and completing extraordinary watersport challenges and we had to […]

How James Casey became a foil powerhouse with his own SUNOVA signature range

27 Jan 2022

How James Casey became a foil powerhouse with his own SUNOVA signature range

James Casey has been pushing the limits of what is possible on the foil in waves and in downwind conditions for a while now, embracing the #fullpower mindset behind  SUNOVA, one of the most innovative and disruptive SUP, foil and surf board brands. Right on the eve of his biggest adventure to date (!), TotalSUP caught […]

SUNOVA’s Co-founder Martin Jandke – From Thailand with Love

30 Nov 2021

SUNOVA’s Co-founder Martin Jandke – From Thailand with Love

A former windsurf teacher, Martin Jandke moved to Thailand from Germany when he was fresh out of university. Fast forward 21 years, he now lives in Khaolak where he has founded a beautiful family, a successful board factory, a popular surf shop, and a watersport board brand SUNOVA which has gained world status as one […]

2021 APP World Tour qualifiers: 12 Towers delivers, Vendée Gliss announced as the Official European qualifier!

27 May 2021

2021 APP World Tour qualifiers: 12 Towers delivers, Vendée Gliss announced as the Official European qualifier!

The 10th Anniversary edition of the 12 Towers Race, the Official Australasian Qualifier for the 2021 APP World Tour did not disappoint, as stand-out performances were the order of the weekend from both APP legends and rising young talent alike. With an epic Surf Race that provided all the thrills and spills we have come […]

Results & Replay – 12 Towers Ocean Paddle Festival 2021

23 May 2021

Results & Replay – 12 Towers Ocean Paddle Festival 2021

Day 1 – Terrene Black and James Casey take the win on the Technical Surf Battle ⁣ ⁣ Women’s Technical Race 1. Terrene Black ⁣ 2. Ke’ale Dorries ⁣ 3. Chloe Walkerdene ⁣ 4. Savannah Fitzsimmons ⁣ ⁣ Men’s Technical Race 1. James Casey ⁣ 2. Michael Booth ⁣ 3. Lincoln Dews ⁣ 4. Kaelan […]

Results of the Molokai 2 Oahu 2019 : Black, Casey, Lenny, Brown & Bevilacqua Winners of the 2019 M2O!

29 Jul 2019

Results of the Molokai 2 Oahu 2019 : Black, Casey, Lenny, Brown & Bevilacqua Winners of the 2019 M2O!

Autralia ruled once again at M2O. Huge congratulations to Aussie athletes Terrene Black, James Casey, Harriet Brown and Matt Bevilacqua who win the SUP and Paddleboard solo races at the 2019 Molokai 2 Oahu. Kai Lenny sets a new crossing record on SUP Foil at 2 hours 29 minutes and 38 seconds. James Casey completes the run in 4 […]

Sunset Beach Pro: First Stop of the 2019 APP World Tour!

10 Jan 2019

Sunset Beach Pro: First Stop of the 2019 APP World Tour!

 Entries are now officially open for the APP World Tour season opener at Sunset Beach on the North Shore of Oahu, with a holding period going from the 11th – 23rd February 2019. The Sunset Beach Pro was the first official stop on the APP World Tour back in 2010, and has served as an […]

Red Bull Heavy Water 2018 is ON!

1 Aug 2018

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 […]

Maui2Molokai SUP Race Results: Connor Baxter King of the Run!

20 Jul 2018

Maui2Molokai SUP Race Results: Connor Baxter King of the Run!

Summer time is SUP Downwind race time on Maui and last weekend was no exception, with the The Maui2Molokai SUP Race (M2M). Part of the regional race system for the SUP Paddle League, this race has been a traditional race for the past 7 years. With the Pai’lolo Channel connecting with the Kalohi Channel  regarded […]

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

9 May 2018

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!

9 Apr 2018

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 […]

James Casey on The Doctor, King of the Cut and the End of 2017: No Rest for the Wicked!

12 Dec 2017

James Casey on The Doctor, King of the Cut and the End of 2017: No Rest for the Wicked!

James Casey is tireless. By his own admission, just a few years back, he never thought he would be of the calibre to take on the best of them in major stand up paddle events, both at home and abroad. But not one to rest on his laurels, Casey has really pushed himself over the […]

King of the Cut 2017: In Preparation for this Year’s Edition, A Look Back at 2016

30 Nov 2017

King of the Cut 2017: In Preparation for this Year’s Edition, A Look Back at 2016

Coinciding with the Nautic Paris SUP Crossing 2017, which will take place in the French Capital this weekend, another prestigious competitive SUP event will be held on the other side of the world. On the gorgeous Peel Coast near Perth, Western Australia to be exact. The Stand Up Surf Shop King of the Cut 2017 […]