Stand Up Paddle the World

Melanie Seiler Hames is the Executive Director at Active Southern West Virginia and a treasure to the people of the New River Gorge and surrounding area.  Melanie brings Stand Up Paddle...

Ian Smith is the founder of “First Waves” which spreads the stoke with experiences in conservation, river surfing, standup paddleboarding, and filmmaking for under-served youth. Ian talks about “First Waves”, Whitewater...

Mark Powell is another amazing person among us in the Stand Up Paddle Community. His Hurricane research on air-water mixing is notable and a significant contribution to the science he observed...

The family that plays together, stays together, and such is the case with Doc and Gloria Doolittle. They have raced together, sailed together, and now Stand Up Paddle together. Pull up...

Charles Webb is a disabled surfer and stand up paddle racer. But such a label does not accurately describe this incredible man. He only dwells on what he can do, not...

James Van Drunen is the youngest person to ever complete the “SUP 11 City Tour” that meanders for 136 miles around Holland. We speak to James and his Father Conard, live...

Will improved diet make me faster? Will I live longer? Can I improve every minute of my day? Yes! Yes! and Yes! Bruce Barry goes deep into our biological make-up and...

Round the Rock 2016 tested the mettle of the heartiest stand up paddle racer-brining almost all competitors to their knees towards the end of the race.  Winds up to 40 miles per...

Jen Kjellsvik is an incredible water woman excelling in Stand Up Paddle Racing, Outrigger Canoe, and now Whitewater SUP! She’s been in the sport for the last eight years and her...

Shane Perrin is a pioneer in long distance endurance SUP racing and holds the record for most still water miles paddled in 24 hours: 95.6 miles. Some of his other pioneer...