Posts Tagged ‘SUP’
Monday, December 26th, 2011
Naish Mana Air: a SUP in a bag
It had to be marketed. Naish has unveiled Mana Airs, the inflatable and super rigid Stand Up Paddleboards that can fit into a portable bag. Yes, it’s true.
Naish Mana Airs are designed with extra thickness and width for unmatched firmness and stability. They are incredibly stable, durable and compactable for traveling paddlers riding in whitewater, rocky bottom flatwater or surf conditions.
Olympic skier, Resi Stiegler, tested the freedom of being able to carry her Naish Mana Air inflatable SUP board around on her bike at home in Jackson, WY – finding lakes and rivers to cruise on before race season starts in full force.
The Mana Air 6” is hands down the most rigid, stable, performance-oriented inflatable SUP board on market. The Mana Air 4” is for lighter riders and for paddlers needing the transportability of an inflatable board while on a budget. Both the 6” and the 4” come complete with a high-pressure gauge pump and a durable canvas carry case.
In the near future, we will be carrying a surfboard in our pockets. Any doubts? Source: SurferToday
Monday, December 20th, 2010
Paddling down the Seine river in Paris has a romantic charm
Paris is the romantic city located right in the heart of France. The capital city is far away from the Atlantic Ocean, but the Seine River can be the perfect spot for water sports.
In the beggining of December, the second edition of the Naish SUP Tour was held in the extremely cold conditions of European winter. Only 34 competitors were allowed to race the 10 km course across the Seine, from east to west.
The SUP enthusiasts even had to paddle through ice, before finishing the race in snowy conditions. In the end, Eric Terrien, Annabel Anderson, Gaetan Sene and Arthur Arutkin were the fastest athletes. Source: SurferToday
Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
SUP - the only way to travel
Like most great ideas, the idea to cross the Strait of Gibraltar came up while having a beer with some friends. Besides being the second most frequented shipping lane in the world, the strait hosts strong currents and rapidly changing wind conditions. Geographically, the Strait of Gibraltar connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea, and separates Spain from Morocco. This is roughly 7.7 nautical miles.
Chris Ziaja and Nik Benner began their SUP adventure on October 4th. They set out from Punta Canero, Spain, each riding a Naish Glide 14’0”. Besides the paddlers, there was a skipper, a photographer and a sailing yacht for backup.
What started out easy, turned into a major challenge as the wind and current pushed them into the Mediterranean. They powered on despite the obstacles. A bit of relief was offered by ferries that they passed, creating little swells for them to surf on. After much drifting, an almost constant paddle against the wind and many sore muscles, they made it across the Strait — ending just over four and a half hours later at the harbor of Ceuta in Morocco. Source: http://surfertoday.com
Thursday, May 27th, 2010
British Stand Up Paddlers will connect Bath to London
British Adventurers Dave Cornthwaite and Sarah Outen aim to be the first to Stand Up Paddle (SUP) between Bath and London. The pair, who between them have rowed and paddled across both oceans and continents, are to team up for the first time, to endure a week of Stand Up Paddling across the UK from Bath to London. They are aiming to arrive into London’s Tower Bridge on the 8th June to celebrate World Oceans Day. Cornthwaite, who once skateboarded across Australia and also paddled the country’s longest river, and Outen, who rowed solo across the Indian Ocean last year, are measuring their trip in Blue Miles, which are miles travelled on or besides the water. The dynamic duo are both Ambassadors of The Blue Mile – Race for the Environment, the UK’s newest mass-participation event which encourages participants to swim, paddle or walk for our seas. They are planning for 100’s of paddlers to join them for sections of the trip aiming to amass a total of 1000 Blue Miles before they reach their finish line at Tower Bridge.
“Fusing sport and travel is a great way to enthuse people about the Blue environment in which they play and train,” Cornthwaite says, “there’s no better way to celebrate the spirit of British Adventure than travelling through our own country with an ever-growing group of strangers joining our ranks.”
“SUP is similar to surfing, but it’s much easier as you use a paddle to get around – a bit like punting,” said Sarah. “I love anything that allows me to travel on water and get close to nature. As a sport it is great because it is so accessible and versatile – it can be done virtually anywhere by anyone, plus it’s a great way to keep fit.” The 150 mile route isn’t just a straightforward paddle, as 114 locks – or portages – lie between Bath and London. Effectively, Cornthwaite and Outen are taking on the route of the famous Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race, with another 25 miles on top. The Blue Bath 2 London is being supported by Sport Environment and will promote the Blue Climate and Oceans Project, an initiative that works with sports men and women to harnesses the popularity of adventure sports that showcase the natural environment. Source: SurferToday http://surfertoday.com
Tuesday, April 6th, 2010
Jodie Nelson with friend
Professional surfer and Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) ambassador Jodie Nelson became the first woman to paddle 39.8 grueling miles from the island of Catalina to Dana Point yesterday. She finished in 9 hours, one minute and 21 seconds, all in an effort to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and prevention.
Jodie started her journey at 6:15 a.m. on Sunday, March 28, the only person doing a solo paddle as part of the Ohana Ocean Catalina Challenge. On the top of her paddleboard, she had printed names of loved ones close to her who were affected by breast cancer. Her mother is a breast cancer survivor, her aunt is a cancer survivor and one of her dearest friends is currently battling the disease.
“I wanted to go out there and do something big and overwhelming, something I had a good chance of failing at…I see so many people who have battled and who are beating breast cancer, they are tackling something bigger than them. They keep fighting and don’t give up. I want to motivate people to keep fighting!”
For more about this amazing acomplishment please visit SurferToday @ http://bit.ly/cEnw8e To learn more about Jodie and her cause, Paddle With A Purpose, please visit http://www.paddlewithpurpose.com