Roberta Borsari completes SUP trip around Fernando de Noronha archipelago

Roberta Borsari is a Brazilian athlete who has more than 15 years’ experience in sports linked to canoeing. Since 2010 she has undertaken some first-time ever trips and expeditions on her stand up paddle board. This relationship with the board led the athlete to choose the island of Fernando de Noronha for yet another of her exploits.

The archipelago, which is famous for its natural beauty, is located in northeast Brazil and considered by UNESCO to be a World Heritage Site. In addition to being an important environmental reserve, it has the title of the best place for diving in Brazil and one of the best in the world. Continue reading

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The Art of a SUP Surfboard

Here is the background story on Maui based artist, Brad Forsythe.  Following this release are a few questions I had the pleasure to ask him to learn a bit more about him and his art.  
THE ART OF COLLABORATION
*Maui Artist Brad Forsythe Combines Marketing Prowess with Artistic Talent to Develop Exclusive Designs for Products with Worldwide Distribution*
HAIKU, MAUI, HAWAII (November 3, 2014) – What do you get when you combine a 30-year veteran of the advertising and creative world with a fine-art painter? “Art-repeneur” Brad Forsythe.  The Maui-based artist has found a niche providing his exclusive designs on products ranging from Italian-made scarves and high-tech surfboards, to custom snowboards and skis, to biodegradable iPhone cases.

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Q&A with Allie Brown, Content Director at SUPConnect

Recently, I had the opportunity to exchange some e-mails with Allie who is the content director for the popular SUP magazine/community, SupConnect.   Supconnect has built an awesome community and source of information for paddlers of all levels.  Below is the interview which gives us the opportunity to learn a bit more about Allie and her experience with paddling and working in the stand up world.

Please tell us a little about who you are and what you do.

I am an ocean lover first and foremost. I grew up on the Big Island of Hawaii and was playing in the ocean ever since I can remember, and I love everything about it. I am the Content Director at Supconnect, so I handle all the incoming and outgoing content for the publication. Continue reading