World Series Finals at Turtle Bay, Hawaii

It time to head back to Turtle Bay for the prestigious World Series Finals that will take place from the 14th – 16th October. With all new event components to be introduced in 2016 to compliment the existing and dramatic World Series Sprints and Long distance (modified for 2016 with a finish at Waimea Bay) formats, it will be a weekend to remember on Oahu’s Fabled North Shore with sports, music and entertainment for all the family.

US Open of Stand Up Paddling

The World Series will then head south for a World Series Sprints event as part of the 2016 US Open to take place in San Diego from the 4th – 9th October (the Sprints will take place on the final day of action on Sunday 9th). The World Series Sprint format in the California beach breaks is definitely a crowd favorite so stay tuned for Official information on the US Open to follow this month, together with the opening of entries, course info and much more.

Rail Tape your Board

Learn from Jimmy Lewis the best way to rail tape your SUP paddleboard. Check out this post by 101 Surf Sports.

Traveling with your paddleboard?

Check out this post by Distressed Mullet with tips about how to travel with your paddleboard.

Red Bull Heavy Water

Following right on from this World Class downwind race in Oregon, the holding period for the Red Bull Heavy Water in San Francisco will kick off on the 1st September for this groundbreaking Invitational event that will pit the World’s Best against each other in one of the most challenging arena’s imaginable – for more on this event, go to

New Distributor – Palm Beach Boat Club


The Palm Beach Boat Club has recently become a Puka Patch distributor. So if you’re visiting Southeast Florida, stop by!

Legendary downwinder in the Columbia River Gorge

The legendary Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge will form part of the 2016 Stand Up World Series as one of its official long distance races to provide the World’s Best with one of the World’s best downwind runs.

After epic races in both Japan and Germany that have provided exceptional flat water conditions that were brought to life by the introduction of the Super Lap format, the desire to compliment these kind of races with a World Class downwind race has been a priority for the World Series.

The Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge will take place on the weekend of the 20th – 21st August, with the World Series downwind component scheduled to take place on Saturday 20th.

Lazy Dog

Lazy-DogLazy Dog in Key West, Florida has got you covered!

Italia Surf Expo

surf-expoItalia Surf Expo is back again in 2016 with its festival event at Santa Severa Beach, held under the magnificent and unmistakable Medieval Castle that provides an unparalleled backdrop for this iconic European Cup stop. The event will take place from the 22nd – 24th July at Santa Severa Beach and promises to be the biggest and best yet.



Surfari SUP and Surf

Surfari-SUP-SurfSurfari SUP and Surf is where to go in Maine to restock your Puka Patches.