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  • Watch Battle of the Paddle here Live!

    September 27th, 2013 | Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    Thanks to Andre and the crew at SUP Connect, those of us that are unable to make it to BOP, will still be able to watch the action. Stream without ads!

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  • Will Schmidt Completes his record setting journey through California’s Channel Islands

    September 23rd, 2013 | Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    As you can probably tell, at SUP Gladiator we are particularly intrigued by the athletes that really take this sport to a whole new level. Racing is great, but you can only talk about that so much. What has really been exciting for me to watch these days, are the extreme athletes. Karen Wrenn, Shane […]

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  • Will Schmidt is at it again! – Channel Island Marathon Paddle for Wounded Warriors coming in September

    August 16th, 2013 | Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | 1 Comment

    For those of you who are just learning of my adventures as well as those who followed me in the past, Id like to extend a warm ALOHA! This April after surviving a near deadly battle with debilitating anxiety and depression, I shared my new lease on life with the world by stand up paddling […]

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  • Review – Topless Board Bag from Victory Kore Dry

    July 15th, 2013 | Reviews | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    One of my favorite things to do for this site is product reviews.  I love testing out new or improved products, especially if they fill a need I have.  While I am originally from Southern California, work has taken me to Austin Texas, where I have lived for the last 13 years.  It’s a great […]

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  • Riviera’s new 2013 SUP Lineup

    May 30th, 2013 | Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    Brandon Rambo describes the new lineup for 2013 Here are some specs and photos of the new boards http://www.rivierapaddlesurf.com/collections/riviera Riviera’s new lineup for 2013 has recently been released, and I thought I would put out a post about it. While this site typically caters to more advanced stand up paddlers, I really like Riviera’s boards […]

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  • SUP Surf Camp with Dave Boehne

    May 7th, 2013 | News | Casey Gotcher | 1 Comment

      www.nosarapaddlesurf.com An all-inclusive SUP surf camp with professional SUP Surfer / Elite Racer Dave Boehne.  For all levels, it’s a week filled with SUP instruction, workshops, one-on-one time, and learning.  He’s considered one of the most stylish stand up paddlers in the world and the guy’s got rad skills. In the past we’ve had […]

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  • Watch the 2013 Surftech Shootout Live here!

    March 23rd, 2013 | Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

          Broadcasting live with Ustream   SANTA CRUZ, California – The stage is set for one of the most excit­ing SUP events of 2013! The Surftech Shootout and Surf & Sand Duel SUP Race, presented by SUP Magazine, will fea­ture many of the world’s top SUP surfers and racers. ·In fact, it was […]

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  • Jamie Mitchell’s Decade of Dominance Video Available December 11th

    December 11th, 2012 | Gear, News | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

      Good news!  Jamie Mitchell’s Decade of Dominance DVD is almost ready for purchase. If you know anything about Jamie Mitchell, you certainly understand that what he has done over the last 10 years is truly incredible. Some would argue it is even more impressive than Kelly Slater’s 11 wins, because Jamie never lost. He […]

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  • Training Recovery Tips from Suzie Cooney

    December 8th, 2012 | Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    This is good stuff.  I have been doing this a little, but going to start increasing the amount I use these methods.  This is for anyone, but if you have back or shoulder problems, you really need to watch this. For more videos like this one, go to www.suzietrainsmaui.com    

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  • Product Review–SUP Wheels

    November 9th, 2012 | Gear, Reviews | Casey Gotcher | 1 Comment

      This is a product I was excited to get my hands on, as I live across the street from a lake, but its several hundred yards to the water, over some less than ideal terrain.  My wife and I had purchased a product similar to this a couple of years back, but it had […]

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  • Battle of the Paddle 2012–Dana Point

    October 11th, 2012 | News | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

      This is a video created by the talented Taylor Rambo of Riviera Paddle Surf.  Very well done in my opinion.  I think this video does a good job in capturing the feel of BOP and the craziness that is this race.  Give it a look.

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  • Boardworks Announces New Line of Wake SUP Boards

    September 5th, 2012 | News | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    BY BOARDWORKS – SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2012CATEGORY – NEWS TAGS – BOARDWORKS SUP / BOARDWORKS WAKE SUP / MIKE FOX / MIKE TAVARES /STANDUP PADDLE WAKE SURFING / WAKE SUP / WAKE SUP SURFING Encinitas, CA (Sept 3, 2012) Boardworks Surf, one of the world’s leading Stand Up Paddle Board manufacturers announced today it’s new line […]

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  • How to Surf a raceboard – Morgan Hoesterey

    August 27th, 2012 | Instruction | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

      I saw this video from Morgan and thought it was worth sharing.  Well done and useful.   Casey

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  • 404 Inflatable SUP

    New Inflatable SUP’s hitting the market

    August 7th, 2012 | Gear, Reviews | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    For some reason this site receives a high level of traffic on anything related to Inflatable SUPs.  Ever since I posted an article last year about Inflatables and whether or not they were worth purchasing (http://www.supgladiator.com/2011/07/05/the-case-for-purchasing-an-inflatable-sup/) I have had tons of traffic coming from the search engines on this topic.  Unfortunately there wasn’t a ton […]

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  • Phoenix Rising–Infinity has a new Star in their lineup

    July 20th, 2012 | Gear, News, Reviews, Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | 3 Comments

    If you read my earlier post about Chris Hill joining Team Infinity, you already know part of the reason for his decision to join the Boehne’s in their quest to design the best surf boards on the planet.  What I left out of that story was the second component to this relationship.  Infinity will become […]

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