Archive for December, 2007

Installing Handle Mounts for a Stand Up Paddle Surfboard at Wet Feet Hawaii – Part 1 – Video

Attaching Handles on Stand Up Paddle Board at Wet Feet Hawaii

Wet Feet’s Clarke takes us through the process of installing handle mounts on a stand up paddle surfboard. It’s worth it once you have those handles installed on your board. It will be much easier to carry, plus, it can be used as a grip to grab on to while in the water.

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New Surftech Laird Boards by Ron House at Wet Feet

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Below are the specs and other related information on the 11′6″ Softop Surftech Laird, and 10′ Surftech Laird Stand Up Paddle Surfboards by Ron House available at Wet Feet.

Here’s a description of the Laird stand up paddle surfboards from www.surftech.com. Designed specifically for standup paddling, the Laird standup paddleboard has a wide and thick template with a flat bottom for stability. Low rocker for speed and pulled in tail for maneuverability.

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Tropical Blends Surf Stand Up Paddle Board Fin Talk Video – Part 2

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Jim of Tropical Blends Surf talks about the different type of fin box that they have on their surfboards and why they use such. He also explains to us the importance of fins and how they affect performance on any watercraft.

He says that you don’t have to necessarily change the board if you’re not satisfied with its performance, and that the fin is a really cheap way to change the board.

Tropical Blends Surf puts a huge emphasis on fins and has on a display a variety from different manufacturers.

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Tropical Blends Surf Stand Up Paddle Board Fin Talk Video – Part 1

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Jim of Tropical Blends Surf talks about the different type of fin box that they have on their surfboards and why they use such. He also explains to us the importance of fins and how they affect performance on any watercraft.

He says that you don’t have to necessarily change the board if you’re not satisfied with its performance, and that the fin is a really cheap way to change the board.

Tropical Blends Surf puts a huge emphasis on fins and has on a display a variety from different manufacturers.

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C4 Waterman Vortice XP video

Here’s a video of Vortice XP action with Brian Keaulana, Todd Bradley and Dave Parmenter.


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Stand Up Paddle Boards at Wet Feet Hawaii Video

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Jeff of Wet Feet Hawaii takes me around their establishment and shows his inventory of stand up paddle surfboards. Wet Feet has a wide array of boards from different manufacturers and shapers like Blane Chambers, Kyle Bernhardt, C4 Waterman, Surftech Laird and a bunch more.

Jeff also showcases his rental fleets for customers who want to get a feel of the boards and see what size and shape they prefer before actually buying one.

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Wet Feet’s 11′ Ben Aipa Boardworks Stand Up Paddle Surfboard

11' Ben Aipa Boardworks Stand Up Paddle Surfboard

Clark at Wet Feet gives us a few details on this Ben Aipa stand up paddle surfboard.

11′ 0″ (the Sting-up Ben calls it) is 28 1/16″ wide x 4 5/8″ thick. It’s actually a gun-like shape, with the narrow stinger swallow tail and a kicked up pin nose. It has 5 fin boxes (FCS) so you can run any fin set up you like. On days with larger surf you could run a big single fin for stability, or to loosen it up on smaller days try it as a Quad. This board means business, and initial reports indicate this board likes a faster wave. It’s not your casual cruiser!

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Installing a Clear Grip on a Stand Up Paddle at Wet Feet Hawaii Video

Clear Grip for Stand Up Paddle by Wet Feet Hawaii

This is a short, five-minute how-to clip on installing a clear grip on your stand up paddle. What’s cool about this grip, which is available at Wet Feet, is that it doesn’t add to the overall diameter thickness of the paddle shaft, as you will see on the video.

Not much talking on this one, but it’s a very useful demonstration.

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Wet Feet Da Stand Up Kine Custom Stand Up Paddle Surfboard by Brian Caldwell

Wet Feet Da Stand Up Kine Custom Stand Up Paddle Surfboard by Brian Caldwell

Here’s a preview of the Da Stand Up Kine Custom Stand Up Paddle Surfboard by Brian Caldwell. The Caldwell can be made to any size according to Jeff of Wet Feet. Typical dimensions are 9′-4″ x 27″ x 3.75″, 9′-8″ x 28″ x 3.75″, 10′-0″ x 28.5″ x 3.75″, 10′-8 x 29 x 4″.

These are high performance customs for intermediate to professional surfers.

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Leleo Kinimaka (Kinimaka Ku Iluna) Dove Tail Stand Up Paddle Video

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I think this is Evan’s first wood paddle, the Leleo Kinimaka dove tail stand up paddle. As you may have seen on previous posts, wood paddles give that softer, gentler feel, and not to mention, they are just absolutely gorgeous. I’d say true works of art.

Check out the video as Evan shows us his new stand up paddle.

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Rob Machado wipeout at Makaha

Check out this canoe wipeout of Rob Machado in a 4 man canoe!


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My 300 lbs Friend on Angulo 11′9″ Stand Up Paddle Surfboard

My 300 lbs Friend on Angulo 11'9

Another short clip of my 300 lbs friend Deeroy on an Angulo 11′9″. This is his first time on a stand up board. I’m not sure if you can see it but he’s actually standing in crocs.

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Big Redondo Beach Stand Up Paddle Surfing

Looks like California’s got some waves. Check out Leo on the C4 Waterman 10’ BK Pro!

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Doug Lock Quiver – Custom 10 Ft Wood Veneer Stand Up Paddle Surfboard

Wood Veneer Stand Up Paddle Surfboard from Wet Feet Hawaii

Doug shows us his custom 10′ wood veneer stand up paddle surfboard made by Ted Spencer from Australia. The board as you can see doesn’t have an air vent compared to Doug’s other custom-made ones. He explains that the wood veneer has a solid, sandwich-like construction so that the air expanding is the last of his worries on this type of board.

Doug claims that Ted has done something unusual with the board, which he says gives the board bite and make it feel like you’re riding on an edge.

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Chair Rig on Angulo 11′9″ Stand Up Paddle Surfboard

Chair Rig on Angulo 11-9 Stand Up Paddle Surfboard

If you want an easy way to take your toddlers out on your stand up paddle board, here’s a solution. I rigged up my Angulo 11′9″ from www.TropicalBlendsurf.com with handles and then strap the Scooby Doo chair to the front. The pads in the front make it easy to mount the chair and also when the boys get bigger and just want to sit on the deck. I like this setup because the whitewash goes under the chair instead of right in the boy’s faces when paddling out in small surf.

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