Archive for January, 2010

Starboard UK Announce SUP Race Team

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Starboard UK Announce SUP Race Team

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“To provide a platform to encourage and increase participation in SUP race events, locally, nationally and internationally”

Starboard UK are pleased to announce the formation of the UK’s first ever dedicated SUP race team. After a three week selection process┬áthat saw over 45 applications received, a team of 29 paddlers has been chosen. Continue reading ‘Starboard UK Announce SUP Race Team’

The 2nd Annual Watermans: Applied Science Paddle for Humanity

The 2nd Annual Watermans: Applied Science Paddle for Humanity

::FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE::

The 2nd Annual Watermans: Applied Science Paddle for Humanity
In Support of SurfAid International
May 1, 2010

Orange County, CA, January 11, 2010 – The 2nd Annual Watermans: Applied Science, “Paddle for Humanity” is set to go off May 1st at Dana State Beach, California. Continue reading ‘The 2nd Annual Watermans: Applied Science Paddle for Humanity’

24th Annual Santa Cruz Paddle Surf Festival

March 26th-28th, 2010

You are invited to the 24th Annual Santa Cruz Paddle Surf Festival scheduled to perform its majesty on March 26th-28th. It will attract the best kayak surfers in new surf vehicles designed specifically for this event from all over the globe. This event is touted to be the largest and most celebrated contest running in the world. This is where this new and exciting environmental sport showcases its designs and athletic prowess. This event will also provide points to help choose the next US West Team to compete in the 2011 World Championships hosted by the east coast.
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Surftech names Bodie Shandro Canadian Brand Manager

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January 8, 2010 (Santa Cruz, CA) – Surftech, the world’s largest manufacturer of surfboards, stand up paddleboards and accessories names Bodie Shandro, Canadian Brand Manager. Shandro’s appointment supports Surftech’s strategy to continue to lead the rapidly growing stand up paddle and surf markets. With 20 years of experience with such brands as O’Neill, Rip Curl, and Oxbow, Shandro recognizes the tremendous opportunity for Surftech from coast to coast. Continue reading ‘Surftech names Bodie Shandro Canadian Brand Manager’

Starboard 2010 SUP Stand Up Paddle Catalog

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Here are the latest offerings from the world’s largest Windsurfing / Stand Up Paddle Surfing company, Starboard.
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Altered M6 800 “Green Machine” Electric Skateboard

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I recently visited Robert Stehlik at the Bionic Wheels office and Boardworks warehouse to check out the M6 800 “Green Machine” from Altered Electric Skateboards. I was supposed to try an earlier China brand model that Todd Bradley had but it wasn’t working. After forgetting about it for a while I asked Robert to demo one of his Altered Electric models. I’m glad I did.
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Boardworks Announces Paddle Surf Hawaii has Signed to Join New SUP Division

(Jan 7, Encinitas Ca) Boardworks announced that Blane Chambers of Paddle Surf Hawaii has signed on to be the latest addition to the newly formed SUP division. “We are positioning ourselves to be the leader in the Stand Up Paddle industry, setting the standard for excellence in SUP equipment,” commented Mike Fox owner of Boardworks “We are putting together an awesome team and I am so stoked Blane Chambers is joining us. Blane and I have been North Shore friends for years and I have watched PSH become a very well respected and significant brand in the SUP community. Their energy, product and team all have great momentum. We are excited to bring our expertise to the effort, handling their molded board production and global distribution.” Boardworks will be introducing Paddle Surf Hawaii molded SUPs at Surf Expo, January 14-16 (booth # 223) with delivery scheduled for early Spring.
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Surftech SUP Stand Up Paddle 2010 Catalog

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2010 is here and Surftech has some great gear in store for SUP. I’m anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new 12′6″ racers from Joe Bark and other SUP racing shapers. I saw the new Randy French softops designed for schools and they look really easy to ride and durable. I got to see them pulled out of the box…first ones on the island.

Click here to download the PDF Surftech 2010 Catalog.

Boardworks Launches Paddle Division, Signs On Rusty SUP Range

boardworks_rusty_400 Rusty Preisendorfer with Mike Fox and Bob Reif of Boardworks.

This article was originally published by Transworld Business.

By Josh Hunter
December 21, 2009

There’s no denying that general interest in Stand Up Paddling (SUP) is growing at an impressive rate. As more and more people looking for new ways to enjoy recreational water activities are heading out to retail outlets and purchasing SUP equipment, retailers are opening paddle-specific locations, manufacturers are ramping up production to meet demand, and the market sector is fragmenting.
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Boardworks Announces New Paddle Sport Division, Rusty Signs On

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(Encinitas, CA December 21) Boardworks announces a new Paddle Sport Division. “Stand Up Paddling has been among the bright spots at retail in a very tough market,” said Boardworks’ Bob Rief. “Boardworks has “been there” since the beginning of the category with C4 Waterman, the “original SUP company” well known for its great products, world class watermen, website marketing and category leadership. We have watched SUP grow from a small “surf only” sport to one that encompasses the full spectrum of waterways around the world; surf to fitness, touring, rivers and lakes.”
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Todd Bradley Pocket Coaching SUP Instruction Part 2

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Here’s part 2 of the first series of pocket coaching with Todd Bradley.
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