Archive for October, 2010

Luke Evslin – Get Well Soon!

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I was watching the live webcast of the Molokai Hoe race (OC Paddler TV did an awesome job with this) a couple weeks ago and heard the info on how Luke Evslin, one of the founders of Kamanu Composites got into an accident during the race in which the boat’s propeller ran into him. At the time, the announcers didn’t know his condition but since then we now know that he could have died. From the look of the wounds and the stories around the situation, it’s amazing he lived but I think the future has great things in store for Luke. How else can you explain it?
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Planet Sun Sport Report 2010 XTERRA World Championships

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The XTERRA World Championships is truly a magical thing. The vibe, the people, the power, the earth, the challenge all wrapped into a 1 mile swim, 20 mile bike and 7.5 mile run- in the lava and dirt. I will come out of character here to tell you that this “experience” is atop the world’s greatest sporting venues. The Olympics, Tour de France, Masters, etc.. just don’t have the same rock-n-roll. Continue reading ‘Planet Sun Sport Report 2010 XTERRA World Championships’

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Surftech Branches out into Multisport Market

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Surftech Transitions into Multisport Market

October 26, 2010 (Santa Cruz, CA) Surftech, the worldwide leader in Surfboard and Stand Up Paddleboard manufacturing has once again broken new ground by being the first stand up paddle company to cross over into the Multisport market!
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Quickblade Magic DSI 28 and Sweeper Paddles with Jim Terrell

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I had the opportunity to check out the Quickblade tent at the 2010 Battle of the Paddle Hawaii. Jim Terrell, founder of Quickblade, showed me their latest racing paddle, the Quickblade Magic DSI 28. It has an interesting design where instead of having a flat paddle surface, the Magic DSI 28 has ‘dimples’ like a golf ball. This surface, according to Jim provides more ‘grip’ when paddling and may allow for a smaller blade.
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2010 Cline Mann Memorial Paddleboard Race

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Here are some pictures I took from 2010 Cline Mann Race which was held a while back. This race was during the 6 man canoe regatta season which I participated in…kinda. I got sick a few weeks into the season and was laid out for a couple weeks. I was out of the water for almost a month. I only paddled in the first and last race of the season. I wish I could have been strong for the whole season.
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Everpaddle SUP Deck Bag and Elastic Cord Netting

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Kevin Seid from Everpaddle showed me a couple of their SUP board accessories, the Everpaddle Deck bag and the Everpaddle Elastic Cord Netting. These are great options for touring, cruising or camping. The bag and net are light weight and look pretty durable. Kevin, the founder of Everpaddle is an avid SUP paddler and racer and has worked hard on his line of product for the past few years. I first met Kevin when he came out with a bamboo stand up paddle. These accessories round out his line of gear for SUP.
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S.I.C. Bullet 17′4″ and S.I.C. F-16 V2 Comparison

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After spending some time training and going on a few downwind runs with the S.I.C. Bullet 17′4″, I decided to shoot this video and share my thoughts on how the Bullet compares with the S.I.C. F-16 V2. Mark Raaphorst covered some of this in the video we shot with the Bullet earlier. I thought a visual where you can see the differences with the boards side by side would be helpful.
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Werner’s New Bent Shaft SUP’s Give More Power

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Werner Paddles has lunched a new Bent Shaft Stand Up Paddle aimed squarely at the fastest growing categories of Stand Up Paddling, cruising, fitness and racing.

“Our new Bent Shaft SUP is the best choice for dedicated paddlers who want to gentle to their bodies while getting more power for the same amount of effort,” say Jim Miller, Werner’s Marketing Manager.
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2010 Battle of the Paddle California – Recap by Connor Baxter

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Recap of the BOP Event in California by Connor Baxter

Another great event here in California at the 2010 Dana Point Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle. There were a total of five races involved with the Battle of the Paddle over 2 days. There is the main event, which is the Elite race, the Open Age group race, Distance race, Team Relay, and the Kids race. I competed in the Elite race, Open Age group, Distance race, and Team Relay.
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2010 Battle of the Paddle Hawaii Interviews with Danny Ching, Sparky Longley, George Kam and Scott Gamble

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Here are some interviews I filmed during the 2010 Battle of the Paddle Hawaii. I know these are pretty late but they’re well worth sharing.
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Planet Sun Sport Report, October 5, 2010 – 2010 Battle of the Paddle, Iron Man, XTERRA

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Aloha from the Golden State. A special 2010 “Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle” edition of the Planet Sport Report

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Two Words: UN, REAL. Thousands of Paddlers, to include the best of breed, gather in Dana Point, California annually for this “world series of paddling” event. Mr. Sunshine on site with suncare offerings- stoked to be part of it, and Planet Sun Waterman hero Duane DeSoto competed. Staged at Doheny State Beach, the event boasted a 2 day venue of distance, sprint, and relay races. Delicious SoCal backdrops, bods and vibe all included free of charge – see the first pic. Continue reading ‘Planet Sun Sport Report, October 5, 2010 – 2010 Battle of the Paddle, Iron Man, XTERRA’

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Appleby wins Battle of the Paddle California

Candice Appleby Wins Battle of the Paddle California
Candice Appleby Wins Battle of the Paddle California

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Countdown to the Hawaii Island Finals is now on!

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Big Island to host the Stand Up World Tour Finals

The Waterman League is proud to announce that the Island of Hawaii, otherwise known as the Big Island, will host the climactic Finals of the Stand Up World Tour for 2010. From the 10th – 19th December, all eyes will be on Honoli’i, on the North East of the Big Island for a fitting conclusion to a spectacular year for the Stand Up World Tour and its athletes. With a Title Race now firmly in place between Hawaii’s Kai Lenny and France’s Peyo Lizarazu, Honoli’i will provide the perfect setting for the final showdown between these two phenomenal athletes. You can see more on this at www.standupworldtour.com.
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Surftech Bark 12′6″ Competitor SUP Racing Board

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Here’s a preview of the Bark 12′6″ race SUP but in the Surftech construction. Joe Bark gave a really thorough overview on this model a while back so I’ll try not to repeat everything he said.
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Ching Repeat at Battle of the Paddle California

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CHING REPEATS WITH DISTANCE WIN AT
RAINBOW SANDALS BATTLE OF THE PADDLE

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Above: Stars of the BOP Show –
Danny Ching (R), Jamie Mitchell (L), “Sparky” (C)

Photo: Pat Huber

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