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Wednesday Training Group: Meeting at 5:00 PM Hawaii Kai- Topic: Energy Conservation, Breathing and Breath with Stroke Rhythm

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Coaching topic: energy conservation, breathing and breath with stroke rhythm

After coaching, we will do the regular 2 mile time trial training course, meeting at 5 pm at the boat ramp in Hawaii Kai.
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Will Schmidt Releases Trailer of Upcoming Documentary

By: Allie Brown

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Earlier in 2014, Will Schmidt set a world record and was the first person to standup paddle largely unassisted from Canada all the way down to Mexico on his standup paddle board. As you can imagine, this journey was an incredible accomplishment for Will as well as a trying time while attempting to overcome mental breakdowns and physical exhaustion. Will’s journey lasted a total of 61 days, 58 of which he was paddling.
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SUP the Mag | SIC Bullet 11′ Review

By: Allie Brown

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SUP the Mag featured the SIC Bullet 11′ in its latest review. Check out what they had to say!
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Starboard’s 2015, 8-8 AirBorn review by Atlantic Paddle Surfing

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What Starboard says;   …  The 2015 8′-8″ Air Born is a larger version of the highly regarded 2014 Air Born series range for maximum shredding in smaller surf. Thin rails and profile (thickness) combine with the width for a stable yet sensitive and highly responsive ride. Drive and acceleration, when the wave is lacking power, is provided by the mono concave bottom creating the ability to generate speed and project vertically. Although a fast rocker, it’s still able to fit in the pocket for tight carves with release coming from V in the tail for letting the fins go when desired. This board was designed for the even larger riders in the over the 180 lbs plus providing plenty of float and stability. Mono-concave throughout the boards bottom..
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Lina Augaitis Paddles Lake Mead

By: Allie Brown

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If you haven’t paddled Lake Mead yet you don’t know what you are missing!! SIC Global team rider and BOP distance champion Lina Augitias on her X 14 PRO Lite on a flat water glide…
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Fiona Wylde and Starboard

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As my water sport career takes flight from a little girls’ dream into a profession, I could not be more excited to have a supporter like Starboard at my back with solid boards under my feet! 2015 presents new opportunities and new goals for me in all my sports; SUP Racing, SUP Surfing and Windsurfing, and I am so thrilled to be part of the Starboard International Team! Here’s to the good times, the hard work, and the travel of this next season. See you on the water!

~Fiona Wylde
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SIC Maui’s Sonni Honscheid Featured in SUP Examiner

By: Allie Brown

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Sonni Honscheid just had an awesome write-up about her featured on SUP Examiner. Check it out!

Here are some highlights of the feature:
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Paris Story

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By Dan Gavere

Have you ever thought about going to Europe to paddle in the winter? No?

I didn’t either, but my girlfriend, Harmony, is another story. Harmony has never been to Europe, and it has been her dream for years, so when she read about the Nautic Race (also known as the Paris Crossing) that was happening on her birthday in the first week of December; well, to say she was excited is a major understatement. She did not delay and booked tickets faster than I could finish my morning espresso. It was done. We were going to Europe, and although I was born in Spain, I’d never been to Paris, and love the thought of seeing and paddling in new places, but in the cold?

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SIC Downwinder // Hong Kong

By: Allie Brown

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Great down wind video from Robert Sherriff in Hong Kong!! If you haven’t ever done a down winder make sure you get one done in 2015!!
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Annabel Anderson – Seasons of Change

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Seasons of Change

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow.”
- Lao Tzu

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SUP Examiner Reviews the X-14 Pro

By: Allie Brown

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The SIC Maui X-14 Pro has just received an awesome review from the SUP Examiner! Here are some highlights:

“The SIC X-14 Pro’s silky smooth glide was immediately noticeable from the moment I took my first stroke. The board simply slides over the water’s surface with an elegant glide and effortlessly gets up to speed within seconds.”
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Starboard’s Beau O’Brian Wins King of the Cut on the ACE.

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Congratulations Beau O’Brian for winning his second event in 7 days. Beau recent won the Doctor Race in Perth, then turned around the next week to dominate the King of the Cut.

Beau gives us a recap of the event here:
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SIC Maui 2015 Line Up

By: Allie Brown

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The SIC Maui 2015 line up is here…check out what’s new for 2015!
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Christmas Special: Gift Card Promotion

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Give the gift of Balance, Fitness and Fun!

Special Gift Card offers valid from December 13th to 24th only:
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Starboard’s Beau O’Brian Wins the Doctor!

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A long time coming, but all the training paid off! Congratulations to Beau O’Brian for winning the Doctor Race in Australia over the weekend. Beau was able to narrowly out paddle Travis Grant for the win.

Beau provides us with his account of the event below… we look forward to the next event King of the Cut in Australia this weekend Dec 5,6, 7. Should be another great match up!
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