Archive for May, 2008

Steinlager Shaka Longboard Series Contest Postponed For Weekend

Press Release May 31st, 2008

Honolulu, Hawaii-This weekend’s Steinlager Shaka Longboard Series event has been postponed and will be rescheduled for mid July. As of 5:30 A.M. H.S.T. there were absolutely no waves coming in to the Flies surf break at Kakaako Waterfront Park.

No waves are expected for the remainder of the weekend.

Steinlager Shaka Longboard Series Hotline: 808.262.8894


Media:Reid Inouye


Shaka Steinlager Contest May 31, 2008

Kamu Auwae Stand Up Paddle Surfing

Press Release May 30, 2008
Honolulu, Hawaii-

Waves Permitting, Steinlager Shaka Longboard Series Event #2 Heads To Kakaako Waterfront Park

Waves permitting, the second event on the Steinlager Shaka Longboard Series is set to run this weekend, May 31st, June 1st at the spot known as “Flies” off the Kakaako Waterfront Park. Running on Saturday once again will be the pro longboard heats as well as the open standup paddle division.Should it go, you can pretty much assure the confidence level in the competitors will be high with cash prize money up for grabs in the pro division lead by Ikaika Kalama, winner of the first longboard event at Sunset Beach in April. Continue reading ‘Shaka Steinlager Contest May 31, 2008′

1st Annual Race For The Reef Paddling Fundraiser


C4 Waterman Field Report #0037
Where: Maunalua Bay, O’ahu
When: May 25th, 2008
What: 1st Annual Race For The Reef Paddling Fundraiser

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Surftech SUP Showdown


The First annual Surftech SUP showdown took place in conjunction with the 24th Annual Santa Cruz Longboard Union Memorial Day Surf Contest at the infamous Steamer Lane. Small conditions did nothing to temper the crowd’s excitement as competitors drew one of 7 Surftech boards on which they competed in their first round heat.

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DaKine SUP Board Bag

DaKine SUP Board Bag

I bought a DaKine board bag for a friend for Christmas which turned out to be the best present he got last year. The bag was for a 9′ longboard but that gave me insight into the quality of these bags. For the first 3 months of 2008 we drove to the north shore quite a bit and this bag really came in handy.

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Maxfield Provisions Stand Up Paddle Cover

Maxfield Provisions Stand Up Paddle Cover

I met up with Shawn Maxfield a month or two ago and he showed me his new paddle covers. These are some of the highest quality covers I’ve seen so far. There is padding of some sort on the inside. The zipper is YKK and slides smooth. The outside is a cool weave. All in all it’s a great cover and Shawn is an interesting guy to talk to. We ended up going stand up paddling at Rest Camp in Makaha and had a blast.

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Stand Up Paddle Surfing Demo & Clinic by Surf N Sea

Learn to Stand-up Paddle Surf!

Surf N Sea Hawaii is offering a SUP Clinic this Memorial Day weekend for everyone interested in the fast-growing sport of Stand-up Paddle Surfing (SUP).

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Pono Bill and Ke Nalu

If you haven’t already seen it, check out It’s a fairly new stand up paddle site built by Pono Bill from The site has a ton of equipment info and the editorial is informative and funny. I was laughing while reading the article titled “surf guest – that soap is not for you” and then I thought, “Is he talking about me?” I hope not. Anyway, Bill’s site is definitely a worthwhile read.

Surftech Takayama and Teene

Surftech Takayama and Teene

A month or two ago I met up with Teene F and Shawn M out in Makaha to demo the Surftech Takayama 10’3”. Shawn’s friend came with him and got some awesome Hawaii weather. I had already tried the Surftech 10’7” at Pono Bill’s big board test and fell in love. The first day of the board test was knee high waves so it was hard to tell but the second day we went to Kanaha and got some great head high surf and the board just came alive.

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Moonlight Beach Paddleboard Race

Moonlight Beach Paddleboard Race
Presented by Nixon
May 17th, 2008

Thirty Two local paddlers came together for the First annual running of the “Moonlight Beach Paddleboard Race” from Oceanside to Encinitas, a distance of just over 11 miles. Continue reading ‘Moonlight Beach Paddleboard Race’

Pono Bill Big Board Test

Pono Bill Board Test

I don’t have any good excuse why this took so long to post. First off, a BIG Mahalo (Thank You) to Bill (Pono Bill), Diane, Bob (stoneaxe) and Sue for treating me like family. I had the best time and really enjoyed getting to know everyone. I hope I wasn’t too much of a hassle. I’m not a morning person and did my best.

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The Primo Stand Up Challenge


Soljah Presents
The Primo Stand Up Challenge
A benefit for Malama Maunalua

Saturday, June 7th, 2008
From Hawaii Kai to The Elk’s Club

Hawaii Based Entrepeneur Purchases Boardworks

HONOLULU (May 12, 2008) — Mike Fox, one of the founders of Hawaii’s C4 Waterman, has announced the acquisition of Boardworks, a global surfboard distribution company located in Oceanside, California.

The business will remain in Oceanside and will be operated by Bob Rief. Rief’s career has included high-ranking positions with companies such as Nike, Reef, Sanuk, and C4 Waterman, making him a natural selection for the position. Phillip Rainey, Gretchen Gamble, and Robby Ellingson will remain with Boardworks in their current capacities.

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DaKine Paddle Bag

DaKine Paddle Bag

I got my hands on 2 DaKine paddle bags for stand up paddles. I’m glad DaKine came out with a padded travel bag because it was pretty hard to find a travel bag that offered enough protection to go through the airline baggage process for my Maui trip to Pono Bill’s board test.

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Stand Up Paddling Goes Mainstream on ESPN Magazine

This is a video featuring Olympic Skier Julia Mancuso and her stand up paddling.

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