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  • Connor Baxter Wins in Chile!

    Congratulations to Starboard’s Connor Baxter for winning the first leg of the Stand Up World Series Race (Aragas Magallanes Paddle Challenge ) in Patagonia, Chile. This location might prove to be one of the most scenic stops of the 2014 Series and from evidence of the results, it was just the start of what will surely be a fiercely competitive race series. On day 1 Connor came in second of...

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  • Starboard’s Dylan Frick and Brigette van Aswegen Win Naish Downwind Series

    Congratulations to both Dylan Frick, The Undisputed King of Cape Town Downwinders and to Brigette van Aswegen, for winning the South Africa Naish Downwind Series. Dylan is just coming off a big 3rd place finish at the ISA World SUP Championships in the men’s technical race and he returned home to seize the Gold in the downwind series. He led the pace for the entire race and was 5% faster...

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  • Zane Schweitzer and Vanina Walsh Win in Punta Sayulita

    Some of our top Starboard Riders descended upon Punta Sayulita, Mexico for what they call “one of the most fun, family events of the year.” Zane Schweitzer (USA) was there along with 2013 ISA Gold Medalist Sean Poynter (USA), Giorgio Gomez (USA), Izzy Gomez (USA) Shelby and Matty Schweitzer (USA), and Mrs. Moe Yasu (Japan), who came in 5th in the women’s elite race. Zane...

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  • NZ NATIONAL SUP FESTIVAL 2013

    Photographer : Georgia Schofield We’ve all been hearing NZ’s only professional stand up paddler, Annabel Anderson, wax lyrical for a couple of years now about how amazing her off-season training grounds are back home. With up to four competitive SUP events a week in the North Island alone, it is tough training, so the idea of testing NZ paddlers against some of the world’s best...

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  • Sean Poynter Wins Gold!

    Australia was all over the podium in Peru at the ISA World Championships, but Sean Poynter stole the spotlight by returning to Peru after a 3rd place finish in 2012. photographer : Risa Mara Machuca With one goal in mind and representing the United States, Sean led the 3 member team to a Gold Medal Finish. He was SUP Surfing really well all week and it was only fitting that he won the last heat...

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  • Iballa Moreno Wins Bronze for Spain!

    Iballa Moreno World Champion WindSurfer took on the World’s Elite SUP Surfers in Peru at the ISA Stand Up Paddle Board Championships. The competition was fierce, and in the final heat Iballa found the waves scarce, but she managed to hang on and take home the Bronze medal for Spain and Starboard. Photographer : Rommel Gonzales You will see more of Iballa over the next year as she...

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  • Young Dylan Frick of South Africa Wins Bronze!

    The International SUP Racing Scene better get used to hearing the name Dylan Frick, as the young South African is showing he can compete and win against the best of the best. Photographer : Michael Tweedle After arriving in Peru for the ISA World SUP Paddleboard Championships only to find his board stuck in customs, Dylan, just minutes prior to the grueling 2.5 mile distance race received a...

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  • Scott McKercher Winner at Yallingup in Australia

    Scott McKercher was the surprise Winner at the opening event of West Australian State rounds, in Blustery good size surf at Yallingup. Riding the 8’0 pro and then the 8’5 (Both Brushed Carbon) later in the event when the winds really started to pick up, Scott kept advancing through heats much to his own amazement. Day two was a real workout with 25 knot cross shore winds making it...

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  • The 3rd annual NZ SUP festival

    You won’t want to miss this one! The 3rd annual Battle of the Paddle-style NZ SUP festival promises to be a great two day event on February 23rd and 24th at Orewa Beach, with racers from all over the world attending. Starboard’s New Zealand Team always hosts a great event and this one will be second to none. You will find world class racing for all skill levels, a SUP expo from all...

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  • A 7’0” x 24” for Vanina Walsh

    Thanks to Franck Debaecker, Editor in Chief for Get Up Magazine, for this story and the pictures. Below we have translated the article to English, but you can see the full French edition here: http://www.getupsupmag.com/une-70-par-24-pour-vanina-walsh/ Starboard and Roxy Girl Vanina Walsh, is not just young (15 years old) and gorgeous, but also a talented rider who was very successful in the...

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