Archive for October, 2007

New 9-2 Blane Chambers Paddle Surf Hawaii Stand Up Paddle Surfboard for the Wahine

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Had a great time this weekend dropping by Blane Chamber’s “office” at Paddle Surf Hawaii to check out a batch of new stand up paddle boards that arrived from San Diego. The trip was not just to talk story, but to pick up a new stand up paddle board for Hampig. She was super excited to finally be getting her own board after using hand me downs for a while. As always dropping by and talking to a shaper like Blane who is sooo stoked on stand up paddle surfing is a great learning experience. We talked about new shapes, ideas and we even got a lesson on how to put on deck padding. Continue reading ‘New 9-2 Blane Chambers Paddle Surf Hawaii Stand Up Paddle Surfboard for the Wahine’

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Ed Angulo 11′9″ Stand Up Paddle Surfboard Review with Video

Ed Angulo 11'9 Stand Up Paddle Surfboard

I picked up an Angulo 11′9″ a week or so ago and wanted to test it as a big all around stand up paddle surfboard. Jim at Tropical Blends Surf did a super nice job of customizing the deck pads. You can see that there is a tail pad, deck pad and nose pad. This board went through a series of sessions to see what it could do. I would say it passed with flying colors.

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Buy and Sell Stand Up Paddle Gear at MyPaddleSurf.com

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The team behind StandUpPaddleSurf.net recently launched its Classifieds site catering to the growing number of stand up paddle enthusiasts around the world. MyPaddleSurf.com connects stand up paddle surf buyers and sellers, providing them with a platform where they can exchange SUP-related goods and services.

The site adds to StandUpPaddleSurf.net’s growing service offering. SUPS.net aims to build a locus where SUP fans can gather information and exchange ideas about this relatively new water activity that is sweeping the world’s oceans.
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Ron House – stand up paddle surf board master shaper and personal shaper to Laird Hamilton – Video Part 2

Ron House - stand up paddle surf board master shaper and personal shaper to Laird Hamilton

Ron House gives a tour of his shaping factory in San Clemente, California, where he talks briefly about the beginnings of his career as a board shaper. This was at a time when short boards from Australia were of relatively new concept in the shores of California.

Ron also explains how he met Laird Hamilton and started shaping stand up paddle boards for him — all before the rise of stand up paddle surfing as a popular water sport. Continue reading ‘Ron House – stand up paddle surf board master shaper and personal shaper to Laird Hamilton – Video Part 2′

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Ron House – stand up paddle surf board master shaper and personal shaper to Laird Hamilton – Video Part 1

Ron House - stand up paddle surf board master shaper and personal shaper to Laird Hamilton

Ron House gives a tour of his shaping factory in San Clemente, California, where he talks briefly about the beginnings of his career as a board shaper. This was at a time when short boards from Australia were of relatively new concept in the shores of California.

Ron also explains how he met Laird Hamilton and started shaping stand up paddle boards for him — all before the rise of stand up paddle surfing as a popular water sport.

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Paddle Surf Hawaii 10′6″ Stand Up Paddle Board by Blane Chambers – The Sweetest Stand Up Paddle Surfboard You Can’t Get

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I’ve been bugging Blane Chambers for about a month now to come to his new shop and let me get a Paddle Surf Hawaii stand up paddle surfboard. My friend Carnet can’t stop talking about the one he’s riding and how he’s buying another new one for both him and his wife so I had to go see for myself. These boards are hard to get. There aren’t many in production and they go fast so I think Carnet has been waiting a while.

It’s a funny coincidence but Blane and I worked together almost a decade ago for a short period of time. It was nice reconnecting.

I called Blane last week because North Shore has been pumping and I wanted to surf it yesterday. I thought that I’d stop by his place on the way back in to town, after my stand up paddle surf session and see what he had in his new store. Continue reading ‘Paddle Surf Hawaii 10′6″ Stand Up Paddle Board by Blane Chambers – The Sweetest Stand Up Paddle Surfboard You Can’t Get’

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Mastic Tape Stand Up Paddle Protector

Here’s an email and pictures from Beau in Washington and his “Mastic Tape Paddle Potector” that I thought I’d share with you guys:

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Video with Steve Boehne owner of Infinity Surf (Ku Ku Hoe) and master stand up paddle surfboard shaper

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In my visit with Steve Boehne, master stand up paddle surf board shaper and owner of Infinity Surf and Ku Ku Hoe, Steve shared some very insightful tips on how to best choose a stand up paddle board and things to consider. Check out this video to hear Steve first hand.

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They’re Here – C4 Waterman 9′ Bat Tail stand up paddle surf board by Boardworks

C4 Waterman production 9' Bat Tail

I was at the C4 HQ last week and looked over and saw the new C4 production 9′ bat tail stand up paddle surf board sitting on a table outside as I was about to leave. I just had to show this on standuppaddlesurf.net so I took out my digital camera and shot some pictures and a short video of the board.

“We strive for a design that is shorter and doesn’t paddle with a lot of yaw. This board and the 9’6” paddle surprisingly fast for their size. And they don’t yaw and broach side to side when you paddle them as much as some other short boards… This is a fun board. That’s a great board for the guy who just wants to sit in the pocket and rip it up.” – Todd Bradley

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4 Year Old Toddler Stand Up Paddle Surfer

4 Year Old Toddler Stand Up Paddle Surfer

It’s never too early to start off the kids at stand up paddle surfing. I went to Waikiki Beach this past weekend to check out the stand up paddle surf division for the HASA surf contest. HASA said the heat would be at 1 pm and when I arrived at 10 am the final was already done. That gave me a lot of time to play in the ocean with my boys and I finally got my 4 year old on the stand up board.

My boy is pretty hesitant to try new things and he didn’t want to get on the stand up board but I eased him into it little by little. First he started sitting down and paddling. Then he was willing to go on his knees. Finally he stood up and paddled. The entire process took about 15 minutes. I shot a short video and added my brother’s music from www.hawaiiguitar.com. Continue reading ‘4 Year Old Toddler Stand Up Paddle Surfer’

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First Stand Up Paddle Surf Contest

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What a beautiful day in Honolulu for a Stand Up Paddle Surf contest! My very first foray into a competitive surf environment. Small kine waves at Bowls for our 30 mins one heat final. Six of us out there and the best waves of the day! Nothing special, but enough to show off the grace and form of SUP surfers. I had a bunch of fun rides, lip hits, paddle tricks and noserides. When I got in the realities of surf contests hit me.. I had killer rides and would have placed somewhere in the top half, but what I didn’t know is that you get points deducted if you are on the same wave as other folks… the rule is usually first on their feet, but on a SUP you are already on your feet. So I did what I do with friends.. hop on together and if there’s room ride, if not pull out. Well.. that didn’t sit well with the judges and negative points I went. Oh well… there’s next time. It was all for fun anyways.

Photos courtesy of HawaiianWaterShots.com

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Joe Blair – stand up paddle surf board master shaper on boards for big boys – Video

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I met up with Joe Blair last week at Lego Land’s parking lot to check out the master shaper’s 9′9″ stand up paddle surf board. It was my last day in San Diego and there was no other way to meet up. I’m glad I did as the custom Blair stand up paddle board was worth checking out and Joe had some great stand up paddle info to share.

The board shown on video is designed for people 170 pounds and below. This custom Blair stand up board was made for a 130 lbs wahine (female). Continue reading ‘Joe Blair – stand up paddle surf board master shaper on boards for big boys – Video’

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Sup Music – CeU

Ok.. not exactly a Stand Up Surf post, but one that helps me ride the wave of life. I ran across this quote on a forum today:

Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but rather by the moments that take our breath away. Waiting for waves is alright, most People spend their Lives waiting for nothing.

CeU is a soundtrack I’ve been plugging in while working for a couple of weeks. Definitely worth the listen. You can get the CeU album at Amazon

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C4 WATERMAN Releases ‘Stand Up Paddle Surfing, Hawaiian Style, Volume 1: Basics to Intermediate’ DVD

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HONOLULU – (Friday, October 12, 2007) – C4 Waterman, the leaders in the stand-up paddle surfing market, have teamed up with Premiere Productions to produce Stand Up Paddle Surfing, Hawaiian Style, Volume 1: Basics to Intermediate.

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Stand Up Paddle Tip – What to do with the paddle when wiping out

I read a tip about what to do with the paddle when you wipe out and get dragged in the whitewash. Stand up paddle surf boards are BIG so when you fall in big surf you get dragged like a rag doll. There’s a way to make your paddle an asset instead of a liability in a wipe out.

Here’s the tip:

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