Archive for October, 2008

Update – U.S. Coast Guard SUP Stand Up Race MALAMA KA MEA HO`OPAKELE

Just got off the phone with Tad Tucker who is organizing this race.  He’s a reserve in the Coast Guard and a cool guy. This can change on race day but here’s what I got for now: Continue reading ‘Update – U.S. Coast Guard SUP Stand Up Race MALAMA KA MEA HO`OPAKELE’

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First Time SUP Stand Up – Carissa and Tishya at Ala Moana

Here’s a video of Carissa and Tishya trying out stand up paddle surfing at Ala Moana.  Carissa is Kekoa’s sister and Tishya is my sister.  They are both non water people and were just visiting from Los Angeles.   Continue reading ‘First Time SUP Stand Up – Carissa and Tishya at Ala Moana’

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MALAMA KA MEA HO`OPAKELE CANOE REGATTA, NOVEMBER 2

Join us as we say “Thank You” to the rescuers who risk their lives to be there when they’re needed.

Show your support by racing Sunday November 2, 2008 8:00 am
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Dave Parmenter in UK News

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Local surfers were left awestruck this week when Hawaiian surfing legend Dave Parmenter made a long-awaited return to the resort since 1980s.

The pioneer waterman, who introduced stand up paddle boarding to the US, spent ten days in the resort paddle surfing some of the beaches he used to compete on during his long competitive career.

Local stand up paddle board champ Adam Zervas, who accompanied the legend during his visit, said: “Dave is a very respected surfer and board shaper and pioneer in the US in setting up paddle boarding.”
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Sam Pa’e C4 Waterman Vortice SP

Sam Pa'e C4 Waterman Vortice SP

I saw Sam and his Vortice SP 14 footer at the Duke’s Race a while back.  Here he is to show us his creation that was shaped by Dave Parmenter and glassed by Sam Pa’e.
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Stand Up Paddle Surfing Session at Tongg’s

Here’s a video of a fun session at Tongg’s we dug up out of the archive.


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F-15 versus F-16 – SUP racer comparison

F-15 versus F-16 - SUP racer comparison

Here’s some pictures and a short video clip to show the similarities and differences between the S.I.C. F-15 and F-16.  In the F series, the F-16 is a hollow molded carbon fiber 16′ SUP racer and the F-15 is a foam core hand shaped custom SUP racer.  The F-16 is quite a bit lighter than the F-15 but I’m not sure on exact weights.    Continue reading ‘F-15 versus F-16 – SUP racer comparison’

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Downwind Stand Up (SUP) Racing Tips with Todd Bradley – Video

I’ve been doing a lot of distance and downwind paddling lately and got a chance to ask Todd Bradley, a champion paddler, for his insights. This is a video that I’ve watched over and over already.
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SoCal OceanRacing Series- La Jolla Shores Invitational- November 8th

First race of the SoCalOceanRacing series kicks off on November 8th in beautiful la Jolla Shores Kellogg Park. Details on the www.eteamz.com/SoCalOceanRacing website under News.

We are trying out active.com as an on-line pre registration option this year. Feedback on that is welcome.
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Ohana Paddleboards at the Battle of the Paddle

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Ohana paddlers came home with exceptional results in the first annual Gerry Lopez Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle at Doheny State Beach. The elite division contained an incredible pool of talented paddlers from around the world racing on a closed-course with 126 biards in extremely challenging conditions with winds gusting up to 25mph. Continue reading ‘Ohana Paddleboards at the Battle of the Paddle’

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Field Report: C4 United Kingdom Road Trip

Caehray Castel Gate: l-r Ted, Adam Zervas, Claudia and Dave, Tim Mellors

On the first of October C4 Team representatives: Dave and Claudia Parmenter, and I manned up an American Airlines 777 bound for London Heathrow, intent on sussing the SUP situation in England Continue reading ‘Field Report: C4 United Kingdom Road Trip’

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Hawaii Kai Downwinder

Some pictures of an old Hawaii Kai downwind run with Jeff, Darin and Kekoa.  This was a while ago.

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Turtle Bay to Sunset Downwinder

Here’s a video from a while back of a downwind run with Jeff, Kekoa and Teri.  I gotta give Teri props because this was her second time on a stand up board and she did great.  


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Surftech Blacktip Stand Up Board Tandem Video

Here’s a video of us having fun doing tandems on the Surftech Blacktip. The first segment is me and my brother Darin, then Kekoa and Teri, then me and Dominic. It’s pretty impressive that this board can float over 400 lbs and still move. Some pretty funny ‘falling-down’ moments in the video. 


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Hawaiian Girls Sweep Rainbow Sandal’s Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle, While the Guys Go Two and Three

by Standup Paddle Magazine

October 12, 2008
Dana Point, California

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The biggest Stand Up Paddle race to date got rave reviews from both the competitors and spectators as Rainbow Sandals put on a first class event at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point this past weekend.
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