Archive for July, 2008

Tropical Blends Newsletter 31 July 2008

Hello Everyone,

Big thanks to Candice and friends, and everyone who participated in our demo day last Sunday. If you didn’t get a chance to try out a particular board or wasn’t able to make it, please contact us so we can set something up.

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Super Choppy Conditions at Mokuleia on Oahu North Shore

Super Choppy Conditions at Mokuleia on Oahu North Shore

This is a quick video I shot while sitting on my board at Mokuleia late 2007. I couldn’t even stand up and paddle it was so choppy so I shot it so people can see how rough the water gets in Hawaii.

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Downwinder Insights

I’ve been doing a lot of downwind runs in the past 3 weeks.  I just did the Hawaii Kai to Kaimana Beach (9 miles?) today.  I finally did it under 2 hours and maybe that’s because I didn’t sit down as much as I normally do.  Yes, I’m the lazy paddler and I realize that time is still slow. Continue reading ‘Downwinder Insights’

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Celebrity surf stars showcased in largest Stand Up Paddle Surfing competition in history

Corona Stand-up Paddle Surf Challenge

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (July 27, 2008) — In 40 minutes, Corona and Surftech put stand up paddle surfing in front of an estimated 100,000 people, taking the sport a giant leap forward in the consciousness of the surfing and non surfing public alike. The inaugural Corona Stand-up Paddle Surf Challenge took center stage on Sunday, the final day of the Honda U.S. Open of Surfing as a star studded cast of some of surfing’s most notable hero’s, took to the water on a selection of Surftech stand up paddleboards for a single 40 minute, winner take all heat.

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Stand Up in Maui

Mark Jackson Ho’okipa

Mark Jackson from the island of Maui sent over these pics for big Ho’okipa and his collection of gear. I think he also paddled the Molokai race and may give us an update.

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Mitchell Claims 7th QuiksilverEdition Molokai Title; Duncan Claims 6th

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QUIKSILVEREDITION MOLOKAI TO OAHU PADDLEBOARD RACE
SUP Division Presented by C4 Waterman

32 MILES SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2008

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Duke’s OceanFest Celebrates Waikiki Water Sports Legacy, August 17-24

Duke's OceanFest

HONOLULU – Celebrating a water sports tradition inspired by Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, a Hawaii icon, the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation (ODKF) is presenting the 7th Annual Duke’s OceanFest, taking place at Waikiki Beach, August 17-24, 2008.

Duke’s OceanFest will feature a wide array of fun and exciting water sports competitions and events in tribute to the Duke. The weeklong celebration willculminate with the popular Waikiki Lei Parade and Draping of Duke’s Statue on the118th anniversary of his birthday, Sunday, August 24.

The festival’s objectives are to honor Duke Kahanamoku’s legacy, provide a Waikiki water sports celebration for residents and visitors to enjoy, and raise funds for ODKF’s college scholarship and athletic grants program. Last year, Duke’s OceanFest generated more than $30,000 in funding support for ODKF.

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Surftech Blacktip 9-0 Stand Up Paddle Surfboard

Surftech Blacktip 9-0 Stand Up Paddle Surfboard

Here’s a preview of the Surftech Blacktip 9′ SUP. I have this board and it’s super fun for the whole family to use. Continue reading ‘Surftech Blacktip 9-0 Stand Up Paddle Surfboard’

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Local celebrities to take on paddleboard race

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By Jason Tang

Matt PattersonJimmy Keaulana
Matt PattersonJimmy Keaulana

MOLOKAI CHANNEL (KHNL) – 180 paddleboarders will take on the always treacherous Molokai Channel in the Quicksilver Paddleboard race this Sunday.

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Pierce Brosnan Stand Up Paddle Surfing

Check out this video of Pierce Brosnan talking about Stand Up Paddle Surfing on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.


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1st Annual Cape Cod Bay Challenge

Cape Cod Bay Challenge

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Record field Readies for Rough Molokai

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QUIKSILVEREDITION MOLOKAI TO OAHU PADDLEBOARD RACE
SUP Division Presented by C4 Waterman

32 MILES SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2008

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Corona Stand Up Paddle Event

We just got this notice from Sander at Surftech.com.

Everyone,

I think this is a first in stand up paddle surfing, but the Corona Stand Up Paddle exhibition that we are sponsoring and activating will be live this Sunday just after lunch. (approx: 1:20 PM)

Tune in and watch everyone from Joel Tudor and Lisa Anderson to Timmy Reyes compete in a single SUP heat in front of the largest live audience of and surf contest in the USA!

To watch,
Click on http://www.go211.com and go into the live action at the US OPEN

Thanks
Sander

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Stand Up Most Miles Paddled in 24 hours World Record

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Justin DeBree, 27, a territory manager for DeWALT Power Tools, began his 400-mile journey from Key Biscayne to St. Mary’s, Ga., on a stand-up paddle board last Thursday. He hopes to conclude the journey on July 4.

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Mitchell: King of a Little-Known Kingdom

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QUIKSILVEREDITION MOLOKAI TO OAHU PADDLEBOARD RACE

SUP Division Presented by C4 Waterman


    32 MILES                                    SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2008

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