Archive for January, 2008

Downwind Stand Up Paddle from Hawaii Kai to Waikiki Beach

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What do you do when the wind is 30 mph+ and the waves are blown side shore? You do a downwind run like we did. I called Todd Bradley in the morning of December 17 and asked if he was doing a downwind run because I wanted to try the C4 Vortice XP. Since the shipment of Vortice XP’s are not here yet, they are closely guarded. I can’t even get him to let me borrow it alone for fear I may damage it.

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C4 Demo day at Cardiff Reef

C4 Demo day at Cardiff Reef

C4 Waterman, in collaboration with Boardworks and Shot Energy Drink, hosted a demo day at Cardiff Reef on November 27 and had some of their products available for raffle. All proceeds went to the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP).

The event was organized by Ted Rutherford, along with Phillip Rainey, Robbie Ellingson, Rick Thomas, and Andy Fisher.

“There was a very large crowd for a weekday event (it was a Tuesday),” said Ted. “At anyone time we had between eight to 13 stand up paddle surfers out, including surf stars Rob Machado and Rick Thomas.”

Raffle prizes include a C4 2-piece Carbon Standup Paddle, C4 T-shirts, C4 Paddle grips, and The Tom English DVD: “Sport of Kings”. More than $240 was donated to WWP.

C4 plans and Boardworks plan to hold more demo days in the future to support worthwhile causes.

Kudos to C4 Waterman and Boardworks for spearheading this community-veered initiative!

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2008 Hennessey’s Races

We just got a heads up from Chris Koerner on the 2008 Hennessey’s paddleboard race series for the mainland US, Hawaii, and Europe. He spoke to race director Tim Ritter and according to him most of these events will have a SUP division, and depending on the numbers there may be a stock, unlimited and age divisions depending on the number on entrants.

We encourage everyone who’s interested to join Hennessey’s mailing list (HENNESSEYSRACES@AOL.COM). Send them your contact info and let them know you’re into paddling in a SUP division.

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Short Paddle Experiment

After seeing Blane out with his 48′ short paddle I decided to give it a try myself. I took out a 60″ C4 Waterman paddle that I have and decided to give the knee paddle method a try today. The conditions were windy, 10 to 20 mph and small waves but I need the exercise and decided to go out anyway. Continue reading ‘Short Paddle Experiment’

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First Adjustable Length Stand Up Paddle Preview

C4 Waterman Adjustable Length Stand Up Paddle

I love going to the C4 headquarters because I always get a chance to see the newest stuff coming out. I’ve watched Todd since I met him early last year work on an adjustable length paddle and was stoked to see it’s actually going into production.

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Paddle Scuff Mark Removal

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It’s almost inevitable that the side of our stand up paddle boards get those irritating black scuff marks from our paddles hitting the rails of the board. I used to use car polish to get it off but sometimes it took a lot of scrubbing and other times it wouldn’t come off at all.

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C4 Waterman/BoardWorks Demo Day at Cardiff Reef, January 22, 2008

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Demo Day
Cardiff Reef, South Peak
Tuesday, 22 January, 0830-1130

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Dave Chun of Kialoa Answers Questions About Paddles (Part 4)

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Last month I spoke with Dave Chun, founder of Kialoa Paddles, about his paddles, which he has been manufacturing since 1990. Dave started with stand up paddles in 1999. I got him to answer some questions from our stand up paddle surf community at Wet Feet Hawaii’s store. You gotta tune out the noise from the store because we shot this during business hours.

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QuiksilverEdition Ku Ikaika Challenge


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C4 Guys Stand Up Paddle Surfing Big West Side

Check out this video of Todd Bradley, Brian Keaulana, Dave Parmenter and Tiare Lawrence surfing double and triple overhead waves.


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Sharky out here

I was staying in the North Shore last week and some of the guys that lived at the surf break ‘walls’ told me about a shark attack a couple weeks ago. Walls breaks far offshore so there’s a decent paddle out. I guess a guy got a shark tangled in his leash and then his board got bit but he got away ok. I heard it was a big tiger shark but can’t confirm. That kept me from paddling that far out while I was there. Continue reading ‘Sharky out here’

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Dave Chun of Kialoa Answers Questions About Paddles (Part 3)

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Early last month I spoke with Dave Chun, founder of Kialoa Paddles, about his paddles, which he has been manufacturing since 1990. Dave started with stand up paddles in 1999.  I got him to answer some questions from our stand up paddle surf community at Wet Feet Hawaii’s store.  You gotta tune out the noise from the store because we shot this during business hours.

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C4 Waterman Demo Day January 12

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Come check out C4 Waterman’s demo day this Saturday, January 12, from 7-9AM, at Ala Moana Beach Park. The team will be on the Magic Island side of the lagoon.

Try out any of the C4 selection of stand-up paddle boards, including the inflatable Uli Board. Check out their selection of paddles, as well. Paddle around the lagoon, and find out which board you like.

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Dave Chun of Kialoa Answers Questions About Paddles (Part 2)

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Early last month I spoke with Dave Chun, founder of Kialoa Paddles, about his paddles, which he has been manufacturing since 1990. Dave started with stand up paddles in 1999.  I got him to answer some questions from our stand up paddle surf community at Wet Feet Hawaii’s store.  You gotta tune out the noise from the store because we shot this during business hours.

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Dave Chun of Kialoa Answers Questions About Paddles (Part 1)

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Early last month I spoke with Dave Chun, founder of Kialoa Paddles, about his paddles, which he has been manufacturing since 1990. Dave started with stand up paddles in 1999. I got him to answer some questions from our stand up paddle surf community at Wet Feet Hawaii’s store. You gotta tune out the noise from the store because we shot this during business hours.

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