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 […]
Kelly Margetts is from Currumbin, Australia. Dedicated to fitness and health, Margetts (now in his 40’s) is still racing and defeating much younger riders. Often traveling for races, Margetts is sponsored by Sunova.
After announcing the 9 major stops of The Paddle League World Tour in January, which includes big international events such as the forthcoming Air France Paddle Festival in Tahiti, the Carolina Cup and Gorge Paddle Challenge. The Paddle League has released a schedule of the confirmed regionals, bringing together 41 regional events across 24 nations, with […]
The Paddle League, a group of SUP veterans aiming to help unify the sport and create a more stable platform for the future has announced “stage two – The Regionals” of its plan, with the aim to give back to the community and help drive stand up paddling forward in a more sustainable way. Photo Credit: @paddleleague After […]
Season 2018 has started off with a bang with the formation of The Paddle League, the brainchild of highly-respected Australian athlete Kelly Margetts, Christopher Parker and Brian Meyer from Capital SUP (CEO), and in collaboration with The Paddlers Collective. Welcome to The Paddle League. A post shared by The Paddle League (@paddleleague) on Jan 25, 2018 at […]
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 […]
Kelly Margetts, who just signed with Sunova, tells us more about this partnership and his trip in the USA where he will participate in several races throughout the month. He also come back on his first race on the American continent, the Coconut Cup SUP Festival, where he won the 12K flatwater and placed second […]
By James Casey, team JP Australia While the northern hemisphere descends into winter with the surf or snow season kicking off, down under the paddling season is just beginning. Each year paddlers from across the country flock to Western Australia for Warden Marr or Downwind Week, as the fabled southwesterly winds turn the Indian […]
by James Casey. The Australian stand up paddle race season is underway and this weekend the Central Coast (just an hour north of Sydney) is hosting the Saltwater Festival. This is a relatively new race, just in its third year now, but is starting to gain some serious momentum with paddlers from up and […]
Kelly Margetts, Australian professional SUP racer and coach shares with us his 5 Stand Up Paddle Technique Do’s and Don’ts! Photo credit – The Marko Photo © A little bit of background… I get asked a lot how at 43 I can still keep racing at the level I do. How I keep mixing at the front […]
By Martin Letourneur, in partnership with VMG Blades, Hobie Cat Europe, Howzit, CT+ and Swell Addiction. Today is the day of the West Marine Carolina Cup presented by Surftech, the most popular race on the East Coast of the USA and the very first big event of the 2016 International SUP Racing season! Here are […]
A quick report on the events that took place while you were unplugged. Today we'll look at the result of The Ultimate Waterman, the Santa Cruz Paddle Fest, the Dana Ocean Challenge and The Saucy Jack Classic SUP TRANSATLANTIQUE – Nicolas Jarossay Yesterday, Nicolas Jarossay took a plane to CAPE VERDE where he will begin […]
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.