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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5 Responses to “First Stand Up Paddle Surf Contest”


  1. Evan Leong 1evan

    Where’s the pictures?

    What were the placing results?

  2. Evan Leong 2evan

    You look pretty good in those pictures. Next time let’s get some video footage.

  3. Evan Leong 3evan

    What are you riding? 9′6″ Blane Chambers custom?

  4. Carnet Williams 4carnetw

    that’s an old 9′6″ Chambers he shaped about a year ago. Blane told me it is pretty outdated and was a prototype board…. I’m ready to try one of his current shapes.

  5. Baby Bagus 5Baby Bagus

    Damn, you look good! I want to be there to cheer next time :)

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