Archive for October, 2009

StandUp Journal’s World Ranking of Sup Countries and US States

Clay Feeter, publisher of StandUp Journal, sent us the spread of the “world exclusive” due for release on Dec. 21st on newsstands. Photo Annual preview:

Standup Journal Preview Spread, Winter '09 Photo Annual

Pictured above (l-r) is the Big Island’s Odie Sumi racing in Lake Tahoe; Gerry Lopez paddling near his home, Bend, Oregon; Ekolu Kalama, Puerto Escondido.

“Rivers, lakes, ocean adventuring and waves, we see the entire world as a standup paddling canvas and our 2009-2010 Photo Annual sends that visual message.-Clay Feeter, publisher Standup Journal.
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Tropical Blends Bernhardt Custom SUP Boards


Here is an older preview of Tropical Blends’ custom SUP board. The board was shaped by Kyle Bernhardt. The deck has a beautiful wood veneer and the rails are reinforced by kevlar. To see more of this custom board visit Tropical Blends Surf shop.
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SUP Surfers Manila Givesback to Ketsana Storm Victims

In a follow-up post on the Manila SUP Stand Up Paddlers Help Flood Victims, I would like to commend the efforts of the Manila Surfers Association and Aloha Boardsports, for taking the initiative to brave the murky waters of Angono, Rizal, and help in the relief operations of people affected by typhoon “Ondoy” (Ketsana storm). Continue reading ‘SUP Surfers Manila Givesback to Ketsana Storm Victims’

Battle of The Paddle 2009 Results

Battle of the Paddle 2009

The 2nd Annual Rainbow Sandals-Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle 2009 turned out to be a huge success. Staged last October 3 and 4 at the Doheny State Beach, California. There were SUP races for all levels, sup expo from different manufacturers, music, food, and entertainment for everyone to enjoy.
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Kelsey Grammar SUP Stand Up Paddling

This looks like the North Shore of Hawaii but I’m not sure. I found this online video of Kelsey Grammar from Frasier on a SUP stand up paddle board. If the other lady is his wife, she sure looks a lot younger (and better shape) than he is.

Duke’s OceanFest 2009 Paddleboard Race

Here’s a delayed update from the Duke’s OceanFest 2009 SUP Race held last August 23-29.  I was pretty excited for this race and trained for it by paddling a few downwinders a week.  Last year’s conditions provided winds that seemed under 10 mph and I wasn’t sure what the tide was.  My time to finish last year was 1:55 so I thought that if I could get anywhere between 1:40 to 1:45 I would be doing fine.  What I didn’t realize, is how much better the competition would get.

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