Archive for February, 2008

Circular Saw Meets Paddle – C4 Diamond E

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Disclaimer: This is not a production C4 paddle.

What happens when you mix a C4 paddle and a circular saw?

You get the Diamond E model paddle – named by me.

I have to say that I love this paddle for surfing. So far, it has the best ‘feel’ for me personally. This paddle has less initial ‘bite’ when first entering the water. Some like that, some don’t. Continue reading ‘Circular Saw Meets Paddle – C4 Diamond E’

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Surftech Stand Up Paddle Surf Video

This is the video that Surftech played at ASR. It gives a pretty cool view of different ways that people can stand up paddle. I like the river shot and the dude giving the girl in the bikini a lesson.


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Ku Ikaika Teaser Video

I found another video from C4 that was shot with 4 cameras. I guess the full version will be out soon. There’s a lot of SUP promotion these days.


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AARON NAPOLEON WINS QUIKSILVEREDITION KU IKAIKA CHALLENGE (Surfline.com)

World’s first big-wave stand-up paddle contest goes off at Makaha

February 15, 2008
CONDITIONS: Pleasant, warm Makaha surf; six to 15 foot Hawaiian. Aloha everywhere.

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Ku Ikaika Challenge Video

Haleiwa Bill found this video on youtube from the big wave Ku Ikaika Challenge. I think Nate got some additional footage at www.SUPSurfMag.com coming up in the future. I’m bummed I couldn’t go to the event but I had a lot of last minute things to take care of before going to Maui for Pono Bill’s big board test which was a blast. I’ll try to make it to the Buffalo contest next weekend instead. Hope to see you there.


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Does a Wake Vest Make Me a Wus?

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I don’t know how else to say this but I’m scared of big waves. My ‘big’ is double overhead and up. I’m less scared on the South Shore and more on the North Shore because the waves are so much stronger. The part that really bugs me is getting held under the wave after wiping out. It’s not that bad in head high waves but when it gets bigger and especially on the North Shore, I don’t like the flailing motion of not knowing when I’ll pop up to get a breath.

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Ku Ikaika Challenge at Makaha Enjoys Successful Inauguration


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Makaha Ku Ikaika Takes on Big Valentines Swell Tomorrow


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Ku Ikaika Elects to Wait for Thursday Swell


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Off to Pono Bills Big Board Test Tomorrow

Only one more day and I’m off to Maui to join Pono Bill, StoneAxe and the gang to test out a slew of stand up paddle equipment. More info here http://www.ponohouse.com/ponoblog/the-big-board-comparison/. I think Bill has something like 20 to 30 boards to test in one day. I’m interested to see how this will be done because it’s already tricky to test out 2 boards side by side. Times that by 10 and it will definitely get interesting.

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Standing Up with SUP SurfMag and Haleiwa Bill

I’ve been waiting to get in the water for a few days because the rain and weather has been pretty terrible. Along with that, I had a pretty busy week of work. I got some time to sneak away yesterday to the North Shore of Oahu with my buddy Kekoa although I wasn’t sure at first because it looked huge in the online surf cam.

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Makaha Ku Ikaika Challenge Ready to Go


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Joe Blair gives his version of the nose kick turn for stand up paddle surfing – Video

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Joe Blair shares a technique for spinning your board around quickly. It’s not as easy as it sounds. I tried it and it takes some practice.

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Stand Up Surfing Tongg’s with Friends

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This was a rare glassy moment in mid December. The winds were howling at 15 to 30 mph for the whole week and we got lucky to have a break in the early morning where the wind died down. Everyone expected it to be windy and small so they didn’t bother coming out so it was just my buddy and me for a short stand up surf session.

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