Posts Tagged ‘Racing’

  • Austin SUP Jam II Recap (5-28-11)

    June 1st, 2011 | Contests, News | Casey Gotcher | 1 Comment

      This was the weekend we had all been looking forward too here in Austin.  While we have multiple races per year here, this is the big one.  This year the organizer, Jeff VanZandt Changed things up a bit.  Instead of the 1.5 and 3 Miler’s we had last year, he decided to up the […]

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  • Carolina Cup Recap and Photos

    May 2nd, 2011 | Contests | Casey Gotcher | 5 Comments

      The Carolina Cup was Awesome!  The organizers, William Pope, John Beausang, James Bain, and Haywood Newkirk, did an amazing job.  This is event is now the  largest Stand Up Paddle Race event on the entire east coast.  The “SUP family” atmosphere was in full effect.  For most us us, going to a race is […]

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  • Gladiator of the Week–Jeremy Riggs

    March 29th, 2011 | SUP Gladiators | Casey Gotcher | 2 Comments

    One of the really cool things about running a Stand Up Paddle website, is that you get to meet some really cool people.  Over the last couple of weeks, I have gotten to know Jeremy Riggs, of Maui, as I prepared for this article.  What a great guy, and a great talent. Often how I […]

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  • Surftech SUP Race in Santa Cruz–Via Supconnect

    March 21st, 2011 | Contests | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

      Results in 12’6 Matt Becker 1st Anthony Vella 2nd Dan Gavere 3rd Candice Appleby 1st in Women’s   From the sounds of it, this was an amazing race.  Between the winds (40mph), and the hail, the conditions were not very conducive to racing.  Below is an excerpt from the SUP Connect story.  Read on […]

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  • Kalama’s 50/50–Dave Kalama gives us a new drill to use for improved technique

    March 15th, 2011 | Instruction | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

      By Dave Kalama – March 15, 2011 As my coaching efforts increase, so does the necessity to be creative with my explanations of what I’m trying to convey. You can only say “Reach, Dammit, Reach” so many times before your student only hears “blah, blah, blah”. So I came up with a simple paddle […]

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  • Final Results on “What is your primary use for SUP?” Poll are in

    March 12th, 2011 | Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

      The only real surprise for me here is that Leisure took first place.  Given the other survey show Bark Race Boards as the highest, and Paddle Surf Hawaii’ boards not far behind, I would have thought Racing and possibly surfing would have beat Leisure out. Leisure – I just want to take it easy […]

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  • “Gladiator of the Week”–Livio Menelau

    February 21st, 2011 | SUP Gladiators | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

      For this weeks “Gladiator of the Week” we chose Livio Menelau.  He is an accomplished racer and downwinder.  People in Hawaii seem to be pretty familiar with him (especially on Maui), but for some reason he doesn’t seem to be as well known here on the mainland.  Hopefully that will change over the course […]

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  • Hal Rosoff Classic–Newport Beach, CA.

    February 14th, 2011 | Contests | Casey Gotcher | 1 Comment

      As many of you may know, Hal Rosoff Classic, took place this weekend in Newport Beach, Ca. In the spirit of “Guess you had to be there,” there isn’t a whole lot of information about the race that took place.  Some Facebook stuff and tons of photos, but not much else.   I will update […]

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  • Danny Ching wins another contest

    February 1st, 2011 | SUP Gladiators | SUP Gladiator | No Comments

    The 5 Most Influential Standup Paddlers of 2010: Part 5  by Chris Bishow “I’m sorry but I do not feel comfortable being put ahead of guys like Laird Hamilton, Dave Kalama, and even Sparky.” Does anything really need to be written here? Well, actually, yes. In this young sport of Standup Paddling, never has there […]

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