Kevin and the gang at Kalavida Surf Shop in Vernon have another great event coming up on June 15th, called AquaTerra, an SUP/MTB duathlon of sorts. Full details on PaddleSurf.ca, and on their Facebook page!
The World premiere of STAND is happening on May 3, 2013 at the Frederic Wood Theatre at UBC. More information about the event. And here’s a summary of the film and its importance within BC’s SUP community… STAND, presented by Quiksilver Waterman is an independent, cinematic and controversial ocean sports film that sheds light on
Rick “The Temp” Campanelli and Simon Whitfield were recently in Victoria filming an Entertainment Tonight Canada segment, in which they visited Yannick Michaud from Ocean River Sports for a stand up paddleboard lesson in Victoria Harbour on Starboard SUP’s. Check out the segment at GlobalTV.com!
The first “Surf Race” type S.U.P event to be held in Canadian waters july 15th 2012 Here are the results of Tofino 2012, and afterwards, a photogallery by Adam DeWolfe from GotSurf.ca! Men’s 12.6 1st Stuart Robinson 2nd Norm Hann 3rd Mike Darbyshire Men’s Surf 1st Caleb Goodwin 2nd Melvin Palmiano 3rd Todd Horn Men’s
Deep Cove Outdoors held their annual Tour de Indian Arm small boat race on Sunday May 20th, 2012, and for the most part was a great success! What has traditionally been a surfski and kayak race has grown to include SUP over the past few years, and though the surfskis were the largest group by
For the past number of months, Bob Purdy and Stefan Idzan have been petitioning Transport Canada to recognize the standup paddleboard as a suitable safety alternative when combined with use of a worn board leash. Well, it appears as though Transport Canada’s decision has been made, and it looks like PFD is still the law
Stand up paddleboard theft seems to be on the rise lately, especially in Victoria BC where I’ve heard of two separate theft incidents in the past month alone. That may not seem like a lot, but certainly an indication that SUP’s are becoming hotter ticket items amongst thieves. So with that, I thought it’d be
Howdy and welcome to the brand new PaddleSurf.ca! We’ve been planning this redesign for quite some time, and its finally come to fruition! First thing you may notice is the new logo. While I guess the old logo looked pretty good, I’ve always felt it was a bit too hard to read from a distance.
First, a bit of the back story… For the past few months, Bob Purdy from Paddle for the Planet and Stefan Idzan from Kelowna have been leading a grassroots push to change Transport Canada’s PFD laws for stand up paddle boards. Reason being is that current Transport Canada regulations, in a nutshell, state that a
Ten time world champion Jamie Mitchell calls it the “Waterman’s Super Bowl”, for me, the chance to realize a dream of adding my name to the rooster of legendary watermen and women that have successfully crossed the infamous channel. The Molokai to Oahu Race really began for me last fall. The notion of attempting the
Fast, stable and light, with little compromise in other departments when it comes to flatwater racing and general touring. That’s the review in a nutshell for the 2011 Starboard 12’6 Race, which has finally landed in the PaddleSurf.ca quiver, and I couldn’t be more stoked! So with that said, I’d been looking for a go-to
On June 27th, 2011 Lina Augaitis, team rider for Starboard and SUP instructor at Deep Cove Kayak will be embarking on an expedition of a lifetime, paddling from Whitehorse to Dawson City, up in the Yukon Territories of Canada by way of the Yukon River, covering 740km and expected to take approximately six days. This
July 10th, 2011 MEC Paddlefest Vancouver 2011 9:30 am–5 pm Jericho Sailing Centre (1300 Discovery Street), Vancouver, B.C. www.mec.ca email@example.com 1.800.663.2667 Come make a splash! Learn new skills, demo canoes, kayaks and paddleboards, meet fellow paddlers. Paddlers of all skill levels welcome. Paddlefest is a series of urban paddling events developed by MEC to support
Stand Up Paddling Event for you and Man’s (or Women’s) Best Friend, Your Dog Stand Up Paddle boarding is the fastest growing water sport in North America. It’s so easy that most people can do it, despite the pre-conception that the boards are very tippy. Basically you are paddling a large surfboard with a long
Recently received this from the crew at Compass Adventure… We are organizing the 3rd year of the Vancouver Island SUP Series! Each race is hosted by different establishments however Surf SUP organizes the series. Every races has the following components: 10:00 Registration 11:00 am start Categories: Groms, Youth, 12.6 & Unlimited Includes BBQ & Prizes
SoundRowers.org presents the Lake Whatcom Classic on Lake Whatcom, just a bit Southeast of Bellingham. The race offers two distances, a 5.2 mile and a 12 mile course. Check out SoundRowers.org to register, or for more information.
Sept. 19th, 2011 Update: Complete event recap, results and photos now available here! Board the Fjord SUP Race presented by Deep Cove Canoe and Kayak Centre is coming on September 18th, 2011 to Deep Cove in North Vancouver. This will be a marquee event… Lots more information to come and will be posted here as
Looks like the Waterman League Stand Up World Tour Finals for waveriding are expected to run tomorrow… Wednesday December 15, 2010. Check it… As we come down to the wire here on the Big Island, we are looking at an ENE swell that will arrive in the early hours of Wednesday morning to provide the
Great lil video of Kevin and the Kalavida Surf Shop gang playing around with a couple of C4 iSups at Siver Star Ski Resort in Vernon… Awesome!
Surftech aspires to “set the international standard for SUP instruction and fitness programs” explains recently appointed director Bodie Shandro. The Surftech Stand Up Paddle Academy’s “Learn to SUP” program is the most comprehensive introduction to SUP class available today. Each class covers a range of topics from water safety and proper paddling techniques to correct