Archive for June, 2008

Cool Stand Up Paddle Surfing Video from Surfline.com

Here’s a cool video I saw on Surfline.com


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Tropical Blends Newsletter

Here’s the latest from Tropical Blends

Tropical Blends

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New Ron House Performance Boards

New Ron House stand up paddle surf boards at Wet Feet Hawaii. www.wetfeethawaii.com

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9-1 Quad9-6 Lopez 2+19-10 Quad

All under 20#

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Kainoa McGee in a Deep Pipeline Barrel

I recently saw Kainoa in Waikiki at Canoe’s and he was teaching a surf lesson and riding an 8′6″ or 8′ SUP. He’s 210 lbs and the board was literally a few inches underwater. I wish I had my camera because it was a sight to see him paddling underwater.

Check out Jamie B’s site for a crazy sequence of Kainoa McGee at Pipe on a C4 SUP.

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Chad Carvin Wins 7th annual Surftech Jay Moriarity Memorial Paddleboard Race

Chad Carvin

Record High temperatures, raging fires and a pumping south swell did nothing to dissuade the largest group of participants to ever compete in the Seventh annual Surftech Jay Moriarity Memorial paddleboard race. Continue reading ‘Chad Carvin Wins 7th annual Surftech Jay Moriarity Memorial Paddleboard Race’

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Big Sur Run 11-Jun-08

Here’s an email from Ted of C4 Waterman on their Big Sur Run last 11-June-08. Looks like everyone had a good time.

Hello All,

Here is the preliminary debrief/after action report from the events of the 10/11 Jun 08; Dave is going to write a much more entertaining and articulate field report. Dave and I did not make the Demo on the 10th due to my flights that evening being cancelled; I made it home the evening of the 10th, then the next morning driving up to San Luis Obispo, arriving in time for breakfast at the Home of Aleutian Juice Surfboards.

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Aleutian Juice Worldwide HQ

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Surftech on Beautiful Lake Tahoe

Surftech on Beautiful Lake Tahoe

With all the focus on shorter stand up boards surfing gnarley waves it’s nice to see how stand ups are being used to explore nature. These are some pretty stunning shots of riders on Surftech stand up boards.

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Steinlager Shaka Longboard Series #2


Steinlager Shaka Longboard Series Scores Fun Queen’s

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Steinlager Shaka Longboard Series

Steinlager Shaka Longboard Series Queen’s Contest On For The Weekend
Press Release
June 20th, 2008

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DaKine Downwind Paddle Leash

DaKine Downwind Paddle Leash

DaKine came out with a coiled stand up paddle leash designed for downwind runs or touring. The coils have a larger diameter than others I’ve seen and used and the leash cord is thicker.

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Kialoa Shaka Puu Stand Up Paddle (Part 3)

Kialoa Shaka Puu Stand Up Paddle

Dave Chun of Kialoa Paddles answers questions about paddling technique, paddle design and performance, his all-new Shaka Puu paddle, and general concerns about the stand up paddle surf culture. Dave also talks about choosing the right paddle, which all boils down to intuition that tells what type of paddle is best for the stand up paddle surfer.

We get to learn more about paddles and why design and performance are always relative to individual surfers.

The is the third and last installment of the Shaka Puu three-part series where Dave mentions that “paddle design is a compromise”.

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Surftech Jay Moriarity Memorial Paddleboard Race – Video


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Here’s a video from a previous Surftech Jay Moriarty Memorial Paddleboard Race in Monterey Bay. Looks like a lot of fun.

Things are looking great for The 2008 Surftech Jay Moriarty Memorial Paddleboard Race to be held this Saturday June 21st. Kicking off at 8:00 am at New Brighton Beach in Santa Cruz, a forecast of sunny conditions along with small ground swell should offer incredible conditions to what is expected to be the largest group ever participating in the race! This year’s event marks the 7th year that the “Jay Race” has run in the beautiful Monterey bay. Continue reading ‘Surftech Jay Moriarity Memorial Paddleboard Race – Video’

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Jam To The Dam

Tahoe Paddle & Oar Presents

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1st Annual
Jam To The Dam
5 Mile Stand-Up Paddle Event
Carnelian Bay to Tahoe City
Saturday July 12, 2008

For Event Information:
www.tahoepaddle.com or call 530.581.3029

Sponsored by Surftech

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Kialoa Shaka Puu Stand Up Paddle (Part 2)

Kialoa Shaka Puu Stand Up Paddle

Dave Chun of Kialoa Paddles answers questions about paddling technique, paddle design and performance, his all-new Shaka Puu paddle, and general concerns about the stand up paddle surf culture. Dave also talks about choosing the right paddle, which all boils down to intuition that tells what type of paddle is best for the stand up paddle surfer.

We get to learn more about paddles and why design and performance are always relative to individual surfers.

In this video, Dave looks at the dimensions of the Shaka Puu paddle and talks briefly about the absence of data that could help in determining which paddle is right for the individual. Right now, he Dave says, the best way to find out what type of paddle is ideal for the surfer is to go out and try different designs and see what suits best.

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Q&A – Information About The Infinity Quad

jason wrote:
Evan, would you mind giving me some information about the Infinity Quad?

I have an opportunity to pick one up and was curious if you had any additional thoughts about the board beyond your review.

Specifically, of all the boards you’ve ridden, where would you put this one in the pack for a pure surfing board?

I’m basically your weight, a little taller and am looking at a 10′6 x 28 x 4 5/8

How’s the stability of the board. Seems the thicker tails he makes would add to stability.

The other board I am choosing between is a PSH 10′6 all arounder

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