Ready, Steady, Fall – Tips for Maximizing the Stoke this Season with LA Local Expert Giancarlo Ranaudo

There may be heatwave currently winding its way through Southern California, but it’s still officially Fall in the Northern Hemisphere.  That means an end to 8pm sunset surf and paddle sessions after work and eventually a cooling off of the ocean and the air.  We may not have extreme seasonal temperature fluctuations here in SoCal, but we definitely notice a change that affects our flow sport rituals & routines.  We caught up with Los Angeles Local Expert, Giancarlo Ranaudo, to learn more about how the onset of Fall changes his surfing flow and to get some sagely advice on how to maximize the fun during this time.

Q1: What’s the first thing you notice that tells you Summer is officially over and Fall has begun?

Need a colder wetsuit!

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Paddling for Mother Ocean

We Flowed at the shore and beyond this past weekend at the 4th Annual Beyond the Shore Paddlefest in SoCal at Redondo Beach. This festival is the largest Stand Up Paddle (SUP) and Yoga event that brought over 700 ocean enthusiasts of all ages together to help raise awareness and donations to protect our marine life and oceans.

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Our Fave SUP Instagrams Of The Summer

Want to take it to the next level on your paddleboard? Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) is super hot right now and before the sun goes down on summer, get inspired to have your own SUP sesh with our top paddleboarding Insta pics.

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  1. @standuppaddle
    When you’re paddleboarding, you don’t always have to stand up. It’s all about the adventure…
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  2. @paddleboard
    Don’t have a crew? No problem, your best friend makes the best kind of SUP buddy.
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  3. @repjames
    Remember, you can SUP ocean, river, rapids, lake or puddle…. (maybe)
    @repjames show us how his paddle meets the barrel.
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  4. @lairdhamiltonsurf
    This list wouldn’t be complete without our SUP hero Laird… thanks to him, SUP and surf is totally a thing.
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  5. @paddlediva
    We’re not quite sure how to do this, but we’re adding it to our list of #lifegoals
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  6. @soyela_yoga (featured by @sup_themag)
    And when you’ve nailed your SUP game, and the last pose was like child’s play for you, add in a Hula Hoop!
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We’ll see ya in the water 👌