Justin Holland (AUSTRALIA/KINGSCLIFF/Starboard)  was one of the on form surfers last year on the Stand World Tour as a whole, but in particular at last year's event here in Brazil.

This year proved no different, as he put on a solid display of performance surfing winning one of the toughest semi final heats in Stand Up World Tour history featuring Maui's Kai Lenny (Naish), Brazil's Leco Salazar and the American, Sean Poynter (Starboard).

Unable to find the waves he wanted in the final, but nonetheless driving full speed into some critical closeout sections.

Justin is definitely a surfer to watch out for this year as he starts his campaign to bring the World Title to Australia.

Stand Up Paddle instructor job in Perth

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Shark attacks - are you a target?

While sharks are scary, so are stand up paddle boards, so here's three reasons why you are NOT going to be attacked by a shark on your next session, or the one after that, or the one 5 days from now.

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Windy conditions for first Red Bull Water Maze

Despite the blustery winds roaring between the canals on the Gold Coast, Stand Up Paddlers from all over Australia (and NZ) paddled into the unknown for the first ever Red Bull Water Maze this weekend.

Stand very, very still... Manatee's swim here

Easily confused for dolphins and sharks at a distance, they're always startling when you're paddling on a SUP, but Dugongs and Manatees are harmless.

The Kalama Catch - Stop the Splash!

If a huge eruption of water comes flying towards your ankles, you're pulling too early! Instead, let the blade enter the water cleanly first, then pull it towards you once it's submerged.

8% of Australian's commute to work by SUP

It's on the internet, so it must be true! English newspaper 'The Daily Star' reported this week on a group of stand up paddlers choosing to paddle to school, comparing them to Aussie workers.

Fanatic Boardriders since 1981

Like the sport or not, our windsurfing brethren play a huge part in the equipment we use as Stand Up Paddlers! Fanatic are one of those companies who moved into the stand up paddling game when the sport kicked off several years ago, but that old windsurfi

Izzy Gomez gets her Wings - Surfing in Tahiti

She used to be the up-and-comer female surfer of the Starboard SUP team, but a few years later, the still-in-her-teens Izzy Gomez is surfing with the best, this week in Tahiti.