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When Art Meets Paddle Boarding - Introducing Sean 'Hula' Yoro

You may or may not have seen some particularly breathtaking photos floating around on the web recently of painted murals colliding with the water. These photos went viral and have garnered international attention, and deservedly so. The artist behind these gorgeous murals is Sean Yoro, originally from Oahu, Hawaii. In the creative world Yoro is known by his artist name 'Hula' which is quite fitting, seeing as his art flows as beautifully as Hawaiian dance form.

Meet Aksel Kolstead, The Norwegian SUP Pianist

Aksel Kolstead is a SUP enthusiast who has helped to jumpstart the SUP movement in Norway. Aksel is an extremely accomplished pianist and composer who had his debut in Carnegie Hall in 2010. A few years ago Aksel was introduced to our wonderful sport of stand up paddling and he hasn't looked back. Since his introduction, Aksel has been working with top brands like Naish and Starboard helping to promote SUP in Norway. Read more…

SUP Pictures By Paul Clark

We all can appreciate a good photo when we see one and in the Supconnect Photographer Series, we do just that. We connect with exceptional photographers in and out of the stand up paddle boarding world and showcase some of their many fabulous photos. This week, we are stoked to highlight Paul Clark.

SUP Pictures By Sam Aiken Photography

In our new photography series that showcases the work of exceptional photographers in and out of the stand up paddle boarding world, we are proud to highlight 27 year-old photographer out of Colorado, Sam Aiken. Sam has an eye for photography that captures a unique essence of the sport that we all love.

Jimbo Meador And The Evolution Of A Fishing SUP

“Bayou philosopher” Jimbo Meador is a fascinating, multifaceted character whose experience in the realms of watercraft and outdoor life runs deep. An incessant innovator who has spent all of his 72 years on or near the water, he has been involved in designing, building and field testing numerous vessels and accessories, evolving most recently into the standup paddle board scene.

Connor Baxter: 2014 SUWS Champ

If Starboard SUP athlete Connor Baxter isn't a familiar name in your vocabulary already, prepare yourself because it should be. As the 2014 Stand Up World Series World Champion, Connor has a ton of momentum going into the 2015 season. With 3 out of 5 wins on the Stand Up World Series in 2014, twenty-one year old Connor Baxter was crowned 2014 Champion.

Ryan Maloney: Athlete/ Type 1 Diabetic

As an athlete, having health issues that are out of your control can be a difficult hurdle to jump. 16 year-old Boardworks Surf ambassador Ryan Maloney has dealt with a major life hurdle being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of two.

Team Starboard Profile

Meet Team Starboard as they prepare for a groundbreaking year on the Stand Up World Tour (SUWT) in 2015. With insanely talented athletes on their roster, Team Starboard is comin' in hot and heavy into the 2015 season.

SUP Pictures by Desirée Gardner Photography

We are proud to highlight the very first photographer in our new series that showcases the work of exceptional photographers in and out of the stand up paddle boarding world. Our first photographer, whose work is incredibly stunning and who is able to capture why so many of us love stand up paddling, is 27 year-old Desirée Gardner from Panama City Beach, Florida.

SUP Profile: Haywood Newkirk

Haywood Newkirk is the son of a "Water Man" who has lived his entire life in and around the water. Check out this awesome feature of Haywood highlighting his life experiences and how he got so involved in the standup paddle community.

 

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