Archive for December, 2009

Stand Up Paddle Snowboarding

I found this funny video browsing online at http://twbiz.transworld.net/2009/10/09/cross-country-snowboarding-sport-of-the-future/. I tried snowboarding over the holidays and sucked. Not sure if a paddle would have helped…probably not.


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C4 Waterman SUP Boards and Paddles Available in Australia

Todd Bradley just sent over these videos for their launch in Australia.

Mark Richards on C4 Waterman SUP’s – Part 1:

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Tropical Blends Paddle Straps and Leash

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Tropical Blends Surf has some new SUP accessories.  They have a branded line of ankle and calf leashes.  The ones shown below are 10′ long.  They also have a redesigned paddle strap used with the dual deck leash plugs on their boards to carry the paddle and to use the paddle as a handle.  These are heavy duty with a design drawn from the leash strap.
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Standup Journal’s Winter 2009/2010 Issue – “The Photography Annual” Exclusive Preview

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Here’s an exclusive preview of Standup Journal’s winter issue sent to us by Clay Feeter, publisher of Standup Journal magazine.
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Todd Bradley Pocket Coaching SUP Instruction Part 1

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This post is going to kick off a short series of video training that we were fortunate enough to be a part of. Todd Bradley, who’s been a top paddler for over 30 years and has over 50 Molokai crossings mentioned to me he was going to start offering personal paddle coaching called ‘pocket coaching’. I convinced him to use me and a few friends as the guinea pigs and we had 2 sessions. During the first session, which the video below is from, we realized that to get a proper video, we should be on a jet ski. That’s coming in the future as we finish the editing.
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StickyWheel Board Transportation Device

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This is another interesting product I saw at the 2009 Battle of the Paddle, the StickyWheel Board Transportation Device. Here’s a description from their website:
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2010 Naish SUP Beach Tour

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Join Naish on their 2010 Beach Tour as they travel around North America showcasing the latest SUP boards and paddles.

Check out the demos and clinics and prepare to get addicted to the most convenient and fun sport of the decade.
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S.I.C. Fw-14 Displacement Hull Stand Up Paddle SUP Race Board

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The wait is over. I finally got my full displacement hull version of the SIC F-14, renamed the FW-14. I suggested to Mark that he name it the F-14e but I guess he didn’t like that name. I’ve only had 2 sessions on this board due to the recent lack of trade winds. The first session was in 20 mph+ conditions and waist high swell. That session was fun and fairly effortless. I was surprised that with such a flat rocker, the FW-14 had no problem pearling or nose poking too much. I think this may have to do with the ideal length to fit in the trough but it could also be the design.
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Wet Feet 3 Year Anniversary Celebration!

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Happy Holidays Everyone!

We hope you can join us for our 3 yr Anniversary Celebration this Saturday December 12th from 4-7pm.
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Power Couple Joins Naish SUP Team

Stephane Etienne and Nicole Boronat make an excellent team on and off the water.

Naish proudly welcomes this dynamic duo that have been successful pro competitors in surfing and windsurfing scoring top rankings during their PWA campaigns, World Cups, Indoor events and Trilogy competitions.
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Buddy SUP Surfing at Ala Moana

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I decided to take my son at Ala Moana Beach Park to just paddle around and get outdoors because I was indoor most of the day getting work done. I need to get out as I was getting cramped up feeling indoors.
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The Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau, Fueled by Monster Energy, is a GO!

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Waimea Bay, HAWAII, Tuesday, December 8, 2009 – 7:30AM

THE QUIKSILVER IN MEMORY EDDIE OF AIKAU, FUELED BY MONSTER ENERGY, IS A GO!

The Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau, fueled by Monster Energy, has officially been called “ON” by Contest Director George Downing. The ASP specialty sanctioned event will kick off at 8am. Wave face heights are in the 25-35-foot range.
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Surfboard/SUP auction

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Saturday, December 5th starting at 5pm

Boardworks Hawaii and Blue Planet Surf Shop are inviting you to the big Surfboard auction, hosted by surfer/auctioneer Joe Teipel. We will auction off a large selection of Stand Up Paddle boards, longboards, funshapes and shortboards. For a list of boards to be auctioned, please visit: www.boardworkshi.com.
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2009 SUP Fryslan 11-City Tour – Video

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Mark Raaphorst sent us these photos and a video of the 2009 SUP Fryslan 11-City Tour held last September in the Netherlands.
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First Annual Velauno-Pro SUP run in Puerto Rico

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The San Juan SUP Run – 11/15/2009 By EJ Johnson

I am so stoked to have been able to participate in the First Annual Velauno-Pro SUP Run in the beautiful and exotic Puerto Rico, from the flat protected waters of Condado Lagoon to the challenging Atlantic.
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