Author Archives: MIke

Whitewater stand up paddling and river surfing are still in their early stages. It’s a niche and there aren’t many resources out there yet to encourage the growth of the sport. So this season Myself and Natali Zollinger organized a … Read more

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This summer the crew met up with Elements Mixed Media in Missoula, MT to paddle and film on Alberton Gorge on the Clark Fork River. Alberton is a classic western Class III/IV whitewater run in a beautiful setting. Alberton is … Read more

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For the past 15 years I have designed whitewater parks all over North America with Recreation Engineering and Planning. The most recent park I completed is a really cool project in Montrose, Colorado on the Uncompahgre River. The City of … Read more

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The GoPro Mountain Games is always a highlight of the summer. The Vail Valley Foundation puts on an incredible show  with many of the world’s best outdoor athletes from a variety of sports turning out to celebrate the outdoor lifestyle … Read more

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Team Rider Brittany Parker checked in with this recap of the Animas River Days event last weekend in Durango, Colorado. Photos by Heather Jackson. Durango was a pleasant surprise for the Badfish crew. We had no idea how much the … Read more

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For all of us here at Badfish SUP our season officially starts Memorial Day weekend at CKS’s Paddlefest. Paddlefest is a truly unique event hosted by CKS in Buena Vista, CO. With three unique venues (flatwater, store and river) Paddlefest … Read more

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Stand Up Paddling is an incredibly diverse platform for exploring water. At Badfish SUP we are paddlers, surfers and fishermen. I got my first inflatable SUP in 2007 and almost immediately saw the potential for inflatable stand up paddleboards as … Read more

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Carlsbad, CA.  August 15, 2014. Boardworks Surf will be using System X Distribution to distribute Boardworks Inflatable SUP’s and Badfish SUP products to the European Market. System X is based in the UK and distributes to retailers across Europe.  This will be … Read more

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Let’s face it…river SUP is a new sport and we are all figuring this out together. Zack and I both come from a background of teaching whitewater kayaking and as we have been designing boards together and running rivers testing … Read more

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