2013 has been a fantastic year for videos, with everything from full on action SUP surfing, to laid back lifestyle SUPing. SUPboarder has put together what they think are the best videos to have featured on SUPboarder over the last year. Below are the best 2 videos in each discipline. To check out other top videos click on the link below each discipline. Which one is your favourite?
When Keahi de Aboitiz teams up with videographer
When massive swells hit the shore, they can make surf spots that usually don’t work or have no waves… rideable. And that’s exactly whatand friends found in Maui.
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SUP race training can be hard sometimes, due to the countless hours of training (often alone in the rain and dark!) and the difficulty staying focused. This great inspirational video from Roman Frejo in Spain will get you in the zone if you’re finding it hard.
After a long trip to one of the most remote regions, the top paddlers in the world were greeted by the most majestic views nature has to offer. Join Kai, Connor and the rest of the crew on the first day of the Aragas Magallanes Paddle Challenge in Chile in the first stop of the 2013 Stand Up World Series.
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This 8 minute short film directed by Steven Blatter & William Morris is a celebration of one mans relationship with and respect for his environment and the lake beside which he lives. That man is Swiss stand up paddle champion Steeve Fleury, and his environment is the endlessly captivating Lake Geneva. A beautifully made lifestyle film about the simple love of SUP.
This is what SUP is all about… getting everybody out on the water and feeling free of the stresses that we all have in every day life. It’s a simple thing to do and ‘SUP for All’ in Ireland are doing just that. A fantastic video which will put a smile on your face and make you feel like paddling those places you’ve not yet paddled.
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Nick Healey becomes the first man to ever undergo a wilderness expedition on a stand up paddleboard in Alaska. Carrying all his own gear and supplies, he joins sea kayaker and survivalist Jeff Allen in the vast North American feral land, amongst the extraordinary mountains, glaciers, woods and wildlife. This short documentary film tells the story of his expedition.
On 1 July 2013 Thomas Oschwald started on his SUP adventure. With his iSUP he paddled from the source of the Rhine, from Toma at 2’345 meters above sea level, to the North Sea. He paddled on average, ten hours per day and up to 100 kilometers per day, until he reached his destination 20 days later. Another great inspirational SUP adventure. Well done Thomas.
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Paul Jackson from Australia is a fast guy anyway, let alone when he’s doing a SUP downwinder in crazy high winds and a solid size swell. And there are two things you don’t get very often in a SUP video – 1/ Paul ‘Jako’ Jackson falling in and 2/ Lady GaGa providing the sound track!
When filming yourself SUPing it’s often hard to think of new and exciting angles to shoot from. But with a bit of initiative and some DIY skills it’s possible to do some pretty cool stuff! That’s exactly what Mark Raaphorst did in Maui. He built himself a new camera mount which he then connected to the back of his SIC race board. He then teamed up with Livio Menelau to take it out for a test run. Mark and Livio paddled from Maliko Gulch to Kahului Harbor, riding wind swells on hollow, light weight SIC V1 Bullets with built in active steering systems. And they captured some great footage too!
Some great white water SUP paddling from the USA. It’s great to see that the white water stand up paddleboard scene is really taking off over there.
The Badfish Team are definitely raising the bar when it comes to white water (WW) SUP paddling. Experienced whitewater paddlers Michael Tavares and Haley Mills, talk about the white water SUP scene, and why it’s exploded in the USA. They make it look great fun, and show that you don’t have to be on the coast to enjoy waves on your SUP! Standing play waves are a great place to practice your SUP surfing moves and paddle changes.