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Event Profiles: February / March 2015

Event Profiles: February / March 2015

Banff Mountain Film Festival, Rahlve’s Banzai Tour, VetFit, 39th Annual The Great Ski Race, Santa Cruz Paddle Festival, Run Rugged Trail Camp Banff Mountain Film Festival Feb. 20, 21, & 22, 2015 — Santa Cruz The 2015 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will...
Destination: Bear Valley

Destination: Bear Valley

A Sierra gem that keeps you coming back By Kristin Conard Between Tahoe and Yosemite on California State Route 4 is Bear Valley, a small and scenic destination with a rich history and year-round fun. Bear Valley is set in the midst of the central Sierra mountains,...
Registration now open for popular Tahoe paddle fest

Registration now open for popular Tahoe paddle fest

Mark your summer calendar now for the Ta-Hoe Nalu Paddle Festival Ta-Hoe Nalu SUP Fesitval. Photo courtesy Ta-Hoe Nalu We’re happy to announce that the wildly popular Subaru TA-HOE NALU Paddle Festival presented by Nature’s Bakery at Kings Beach State Park...
Fully Committed

Fully Committed

Chris Bertish is all about big wave surfing and ultra distance SUP By Neil Pearlberg Bertish riding a monster wave at Todos Santos (Chris Bertish collection). Chris Bertish will be the last person to brag about how he won the 2010 Mavericks Invitational in some of the...
Event Profiles: Riding Bumps

Event Profiles: Riding Bumps

SUP and Prone Paddleboard Racing Inspires Thousands By Matt Wright Racers line up for the Battle of the Paddle. Photo: breedfreakphoto.com Stand up paddling (SUP) is all the rage these days. To many, SUP is a “lifestyle sport” that has become the trendy thing for...
Paddling Mendocino

Paddling Mendocino

Words and photos by Chuck Graham Paddling in town along Big River. Photo: Chuck Graham A dense ceiling of dewy overcast hovered above a redwood forest canopy, while the steady flow of Big River ran beneath me toward the icy Pacific. My carbon fiber paddle gently...
Three SUP Events!

Three SUP Events!

These not to be missed SUP races bring the spirit of aloha and a challenge for all ages! 1. JAY RACE June 22 • Capitola www.jayrace.surftech.com Jay Race. Photo courtesy of Surftech Many of the top paddlers in the world will come to compete at this year’s 12th Annual...
Ride That Board

Ride That Board

For Surfing or SUP, a successful learning experience comes down to a few basic elements By Ed Guzman • Photos courtesy of Club Ed Surf School OK, so you want to learn how to ride a wave on a surfboard or cruise around on a SUP. What is the best way to get started?...
Shape of the Future

Shape of the Future

When it comes to SUPs, Bob Pearson is all about having fun and getting exercise By Neil Pearlberg Bob Pearson at Natural Bridges, Santa Cruz. Photo: Dave Brown Bob Pearson of Arrow Surfboards is shaping the future of the surf industry. Since 1966 he has built over...
Long Distance SUP

Long Distance SUP

Endurance Paddler Jodie Nelson Digs Deep for a Good Cause By Elizabeth Glazner Jodie Nelson with "Larry the Whale." Photo courtesy of Paddle With Purpose It’s not likely that Jodie Nelson will be traveling with a whale when she paddles her SUP from San...
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