Archive for January, 2011
January 30th, 2011 by davi
Gondolin Kluba held yesterday, January 29, during the inauguration of its new local: a paddle in solidarity with the Saharawi people in the river Urumea.
On Saturday, January 29, Gondolin SUP Klub, the first club of Stand Up Paddle (SUP) of Euskadi and guests paddled in Urumea for the Saharawi people collecting food for the Solidarity Caravan organized by the Friends of the Sahara (Association of Friends of the Rasd).
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January 30th, 2011 by evan
Here’s a new model from Planet Sun’s apparel line, the Zen Paddle Master hat. John “Mr. Sunshine” O’Malley, owner of Planet Sun, gives us a detailed explanation of the features of the Zen Paddle Master hat. The model is Duane Desoto who just won the Oxbow World Championship for longboard surfing.
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January 28th, 2011 by davi
3rd Annual Surftech Shootout to add
Stand Up Paddleboard Race
It started in 2008 as an “Expression Session”. Since then the Surftech Shootout has quickly become one of the most competitive and prestigious SUP surf events in the world. In association with the Santa Cruz Paddlefest, March 18-20th, many of the world’s top SUP surfers will once again converge upon the town of Santa Cruz, California and battle it out in the waters of the legendary Steamer Lane.
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January 25th, 2011 by evan
Here’s a preview video of the new Starboard 12′0″ x 33″ Atlas SUP stand up paddle board sent to us by Margareta, Starboard’s marketing manager. In the video, Scott McKercher gives us some info on the design of this new all-around SUP board.
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January 24th, 2011 by davi
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Liam Wilmott, +1.808. 230-7712
C4 WATERMAN ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP
WITH GREENWATER HOLDINGS
Honolulu, Oahu, HAWAII – January 24, 2011 – C4 Waterman, Inc., a Hawaii-based adventure sports company making tools to support the waterman lifestyle, has announced a strategic partnership with GreenWater Holdings, an investment and brand development firm out of Newport Beach, California. GreenWater’s capital investment, along with its operations, manufacturing and product design expertise, ensures the Hawaiian company’s position as a premier brand in the action sports industry.
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January 20th, 2011 by evan
Here are some pictures of the new S.I.C. Custom 14′ Bullet SUP race board. I just got this board on January 18 and I was able to try it out in glassy south shore conditions and waist high waves. My first impression is that the board surfs really well for a 14′ board and seems to connect small bumps but it’s hard to tell until I ride it in real downwind conditions.
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January 19th, 2011 by davi
Giday, Aloha, Bonjour, Buon Giorno, Nee how, Ko nee Chee wah, Shalom, Oi, Szia,
Firstly to ALL the wonderful volunteers, mentors, coaches, sponsors and families who shared and supported our Inaugural PADDLE PLAY DAY for the children associated with the Wilson Home Trust, MAHALO (Thank You) . Attached are a selection of photos of the event, taken by Photographer Scott Sinton. More photos are available from www.wilsonhometrust.org.nz OR by contacting Sally King at the Wilson home OR Photographer Scott Sinton 021 55 23 98.
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January 16th, 2011 by evan
Just got this from Robert over at Blue Planet. If you want a new board by Boardworks, here’s your chance to get wholesale prices while they last:
Boardworks Inventory Closeout Sale:
Wholesale prices to the public at Blue Planet Surf Shops and participating dealers, while supplies last. For a price list of available models please click here:
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January 16th, 2011 by evan
Here’s a preview video of the new 14′ SUP race board from Everpaddle. I shot this during the Blue Planet Surf SUP Clinic and Demo Day held last Nov. 6, 2010. Kevin Seid, owner of Everpaddle, gives us a look into the design of his new race board.
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January 15th, 2011 by davi
Sunset Beach Pro 2011 is to begin February 6th
The event that started it all in 2010 is back again this year to kick off the 2011 season for the Stand Up World Tour. Sunset Beach is one of the most notorious surfbreaks in the world, renowned for its powerful and more often than not, big surf, providing the perfect arena for amongst the most challenging and spectacular action on Tour.
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January 14th, 2011 by davi
Free Stand Up Paddle clinics and board demos:
Boardworks Hawaii brings you free clinics and board demos with safety, board design, advanced paddle technique clinics and a introduction to SUP for first timers. Try our demo fleet for free, learn at the clinics and get advice. Demo boards by C4 Waterman, Paddle Surf Hawaii, Dennis Pang, Rusty, Boardworks, Amundson and more, including SUP race boards. Hosted by Blue Planet Surf Shop and Wet Feet.
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January 13th, 2011 by davi
For Immediate Release- January 13, 2011
Top Competitors to Compete at 2nd Annual Punta Sayulita Longboard & Stand-Up Paddle Classic – Presented by Corona – March 12-13, 2011
Punta Sayulita and presenting sponsor, Corona, announce dates for the 2nd Annual Punta Sayulita Longboard & Stand-Up Paddle Classic to be held on March 12 – 13, 2011 in the beautiful surfside village of Sayulita, Mexico, along Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit.
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January 13th, 2011 by davi
Important letter from Sparky
Aloha racers and friends of the Battle of the Paddle,
We are very excited about returning to Hawaii May 14 & 15 for the Battle of the Paddle. Last year’s events were unbelievably exciting and lots of fun for us. We saw phenomenal growth in our sport and our event’s success is due to your enthusiastic support. We are very proud to continue the Battle of the Paddle for 2011.
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January 11th, 2011 by evan
The DragonFly is Planet Sun’s new model for their topwater eyewear line. I use the Sunphibian model religiously when paddling SUP, OC-1 or Canoe. This is the newest model that has a detachable strap and wrap type frame. I wear these on the beach and also at my kid’s sport events. They are comfy and the lenses cut the glare.
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January 6th, 2011 by robert
Breaking down the Power Phase
by Robert Stehlik
This is part two of the paddle technique series.
First, some recommended reading:
Good technique starts with a good paddle, so if you are not sure you have the right paddle, read part one first:
Choosing the right Paddle
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