Eddie Would Go: The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Surfing Competition

Dan Merkel

  If you are a surfer, you likely know about the Quicksilver #Eddiewouldgo Eddie Aikau Big Wave Surfing Competition. If you are not a surfer this might be new- but it’s really cool so I will tell you about it. The Eddie Aikau, which is a big wave surfing competition in honor of the Hawaiian lifeguard… Read More »

2nd Annual Carolina Surf Film Festival

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The second annual Carolina Surf film Festival was held this weekend on James Island, near Folly Beach, SC, and the festivities did not disappoint. A steady show of innovative surf film was projected onto a large outdoor screen over two evenings. Food trucks, beer stands, live music, and surf-industry goods and services lined the venue at… Read More »

East Coast Paddlers Gather for Chucktown Showdown SUP Race

Charleston's 2015 Chucktown Showdown at Brittlebank Park

By Haywood Newkirk and Megan Bryan (Saltwater Chef). Originally Published on SUPConnect.com The 2015 Chucktown Showdown will be remembered for the “good news” and the “bad news.” The “good news” was that there was a cool northerly breeze blowing through Charleston on a very mild mid-September day. With lower humidity levels and temps in the… Read More »

Charleston Paddlers Compete in the World-Class 2015 SUP Carolina Cup

Mimi Franco

Each year the Carolina Cup SUP Race in Wrightsville Beach, NC draws the world’s biggest names in Stand Up Paddleboarding. Competitors from across the globe, from Australia, to Tahiti, to Hawaii, gather to test their paddling merit against the best in the world. The intensity, excitement, and friendship among the paddlers is palpable. This is… Read More »

2015 Bodhi’s Revenge SUP Ocean Race on Folly Beach: Sun, Surf, and Camaraderie


 The weather report stated “100% chance of Thunderstorms by 10:00 am,” but for the brave souls who dared the weather, Sunday morning provided both sun and surf for the Bodhi’s Revenge Paddle Race on Folly Beach. Hosted by Half Moon Outfitters, this annual ocean paddle race features a 2-loop (Johnny Utah Course) or 4-loop (Bodhi Course)… Read More »

Charleston Surfer Justin Schaay Places 2nd in South Africa’s Dusi Canoe Marathon- On A Paddle Board

JUstin in Dusi

This February, while most of us were shivering and wishing for warm weather, one Charleston man was in the warm Summer heat of the southern hemisphere, in South Africa, attempting one of the most difficult and storied whitewater river races of all time- the Dusi Canoe Marathon…on a paddle board. Justin Schaay is South African… Read More »