Archive for March, 2010

Starboard K-14 14′ SUP Stand Up Paddle Racing Board


Here are some more photos sent to us by Margareta from their 2010 SUP racing line. This time for the 2010 K-14 stand up paddle race board. This is the board that Ekolu Kalama rode to win the long distance and sprint distance races at the Jever World Cup in Hamburg last year.
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2010 Teva Mountain Games Registration Open

The X-Country Mtn Bike Presented by Fetzer Vineyards.
Photo (C)2009 Shane Macomber Photography.

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Chuck Patterson Claims 2010 Surftech SUP Shootout


March 29, 2010 (Santa Cruz, CA) – Chuck Patterson (Dana Point, CA), won the 2nd Annual Surftech SUP Shootout at the Lane over event rookie Zane Schweitzer (Lahaina, HI), Michael Roberts (Pacific Grove, CA) and pro kiteboarder Peter Trow (Central Coast, CA) to take out his second Surftech Shootout victory in as many years.
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Winner of Duke’s OceanFest 2009 Race Shares Paddle Stroke


I met up with Scott Gamble to check out his custom Bark 14′ race board and go on a SUP surfing session back in January. Scott won the 2009 Duke’s OceanFest Race and is a very fast paddler so I asked him for some tips to improve my paddling technique. Continue reading ‘Winner of Duke’s OceanFest 2009 Race Shares Paddle Stroke’

Surftech SUP Shootout Day One Delivers!


March 27, 2010 (Santa Cruz, CA) – As promised, Steamer Lane did not disappoint in round one of the 2010 Surftech SUP Shootout! With clear skies and solid head-high sets rolling through, the competitors wasted no time in taking advantage of having the Lane all to themselves.
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Surf Nano Products Board Enhancer – Review


I recently got my hands on some Surf Nano Product Board Enhancer and decided to try it out. Garry, the Jimmy Lewis distributor said I had to try it and that it was working great for riders in the mainland. The Surf Nano is a ‘Board Enhancer’ kit which comes with a bottle of ‘Board Cleaner’, a bottle of ‘Board Enhancer’, an applicator pad, microfiber finishing towel and usage instructions. Continue reading ‘Surf Nano Products Board Enhancer – Review’

Teva Mountain Games to Include Stand Up Paddling and IFSC Bouldering World Cup Returns

This article was originally published by Adventure World Magazine.


The Vail Valley Foundation is proud to announce that the 9th annual Teva Mountain Games, the nation’s largest outdoor adventure event, will return to Vail, Colorado June 3 – 6, 2010 and is open for registration. After record attendance in 2009, the Games will add two new Stand Up Paddling (SUP) competitions to the roster, along with the triumphant return of the IFSC Bouldering World Cup, which hosts world-renowned climbers at the only World Cup Bouldering event on U.S .soil.
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Solid swell on tap for this weekends Surftech SUP Shootout!


March 24, 2010 (Santa Cruz, CA) – The best in the world will migrate to Santa Cruz, California this Friday to battle it out at Steamer Lane. The natural stadium venue is one of the most unique locations on earth for both competitors and spectators alike.
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Starboard 2010 Carbon Stand Up Paddles


Margareta Engström, Starboard’s marketing manager, sent us these photos and info of their carbon stand up paddle lineup for 2010.
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Sought After 9′8″ Jamie Mitchell SUP now in Stores


March 19, 2010 (Santa Cruz, CA) – After much anticipation, notorious waterman, Jamie Mitchell’s 9′8″ signature surf SUP is now in stores! Mitchell and Surftech founder, Randy French, worked tirelessly on the design of the 9′8″ JM for more than two years. The result is the ultimate all around surf SUP.
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S.I.C. F-16 V2 Racing SUP Stand Up Paddle Board


The F-16 v2 is the best F series board I’ve ridden to date. After the first Hawaii Kai run, I decided that the F-16 v2 was the best planing hull F series board I had tried but after 3 sessions in various conditions I now think that it’s even better than my F-18. The board is stiffer and doesn’t have that warble feeling when riding. It catches and connects bumps with little effort. I think the F-18 may still be better in 15 mph and under winds but at 15 mph it’s gonna be close. Continue reading ‘S.I.C. F-16 V2 Racing SUP Stand Up Paddle Board’

First Ever River SUP DVD


RiverSUP is a revolutionary new DVD. This unique production is the first DVD to focus exclusively on the challenging and invigorating sport of stand-up paddling (SUP) on whitewater rivers.
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The 14th annual Moloka’i to O’ahu Paddleboard Race Set for July 25th 2010

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HONOLULU – (March 17, 2010) – Hawaii and California share a lengthy history when it comes paddleboard and the infamous Ka’iwi (Moloka’i) Channel; the first person to successfully make the crossing was California’s Gene “Tarzan” Smith back in 1938. This year, an event management group out of Encinitas, Ca. – Molokai 2 Oahu Group (M2O Group), has joined forces with local event team Epic Sports to take the race to the next level. Continue reading ‘MOLOKAI 2 OAHU GROUP BRINGS NEW LIFE TO WORLD RENOWNED RACE’

Todd Bradley Pocket Coaching SUP Instruction Session 2 – Recap


Here is the last video from Todd Bradley’s pocket coaching series. In this video, Todd gives us a recap of the techniques he taught us during the session and gives us more tips for going on downwind runs.
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Clay Carson Board Repair


On the referral of Jeff Chang at Wet Feet and Robert Stehlik at Blue Planet Surf I took in my board for a small repair to Clay Carson. He specialized in fixing carbon boards, canoes, etc and has a reputation of being the best. If you need a fix, call him at 808-225-2263 and let him know I sent you.
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