Archive for February, 2011

Paddle Technique part 3: Stacking the Shoulders by Robert Stehlik

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This is part three, to read part one and two, please follow these links:

Paddle technique: Part 1- Choosing the right paddle

Paddle Technique: Part 2 – The three ingredients of a powerful stroke
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Registration Open for Teva Mountain Games

Teva Mountain Games

The Vail Valley Foundation opened registration for the 10th installment of the Teva Mountain Games to be held June 2-5, 2011 in Vail, Colorado. The Games are the nation’s largest celebration of adventure sports, art, music and the mountain lifestyle and attract nearly 2,500 amateur and professional athletes and 40,000 spectators over the four-day event.
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Paddle Q & A with Robert Stehlik, Jared Vargas and Jeff Chang

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Here’s another video from one of the Blue Planet Surf SUP Clinics / Demo Days. Robert Stehlik, Jared Vargas and Jeff Chang this time answer some questions regarding paddle shapes and design. They also give tips on how to choose the right paddle.
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Karen Wrenn Paddles into History with 150 Mile Channel Islands Crossing

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Karen Wrenn Paddles into History with 150 Mile Channel Islands Crossing
Kaenon Polarized stand up paddler braves winds, waves and wildlife for record

 
Newport Beach, CA β€” February 17, 2011 β€” Kaenon Polarized™, the Southern California-based Luxury Performance™ sunglass brand proudly announces that stand up paddle team member Karen Wrenn successfully completed her record-setting Channel Islands (CA) crossing. Continue reading ‘Karen Wrenn Paddles into History with 150 Mile Channel Islands Crossing’

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Surfrider Spirit Sessions – Mentor Surf Day

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Aloha Surf Mentors and Supporters!

A big Mahalo to all of those who have helped us recruit our 2011 batch of mentors! We are still looking for mentors for all sessions! Spring is almost full, but Summer and Fall sessions still have quite a ways to go! We will be having a “Surf Ohana” day down in Waikiki Saturday February 26th. We would like to invite all mentors, past and present to come down and share some stories and some surf. Continue reading ‘Surfrider Spirit Sessions – Mentor Surf Day’

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Battle of the Paddle HI UPDATE – new website, special room rates, SUP Expo

Battle of the Paddle Hawaii 2011

Check out the new killer
Battle of the Paddle website
and get the latest event info & bookmark the webcast !!!
battleofthepaddle.com

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Water Monkey U

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PRESS RELEASE

St. Petersburg, FL February 14, 2011 – School is now in session. Water Monkey, an exciting and innovative stand up paddle boarding company serving, has launched Water Monkey U. Courses offered through Water Monkey U are designed to help paddlers improve a wide range of their skills and technique. “Water Monkey U will be an opportunity for paddlers to get detailed professional instruction and critique in order to maximize their time on the water” says professional paddler and Water Monkey owner, Chase Kosterlitz.
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Stand Up Paddling Clinic with Robert Stehlik, Jared Vargas and Jeff Chang

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Here’s a 2-part video from one of the Blue Planet Surf SUP Clinics / Demo Days. Robert Stehlik, Jared Vargas and Jeff Chang gives the participants some very useful tips to improve their paddling technique.
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Planet Sun to host “Meet the Champions” at Marine Corps Base, Hawaii

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Contact: John O’Malley, 808 372-6016

PLANET SUN ANNOUNCES “MEET THE CHAMPIONS” EVENT

Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii-February, 14, 2011- Planet Sun, LLC, a Hawaii based performance suncare company, proudly presents “Meet the Champions.” The event will take place at the Kaneohe Marine Corps Base 2011 Swamp Romp Fitness Expo, Kaneohe Marine Corps Base, Hawaii on 25 February, from 3 pm to 8 pm. Continue reading ‘Planet Sun to host “Meet the Champions” at Marine Corps Base, Hawaii’

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Zane Schweitzer Finalist Sunset Beach World Tour 2011

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Here is an interview with Zane Schweitzer from the Waterman League sent to us by Margareta, Starboard’s marketing manager.

 

Zane Schweitzer Finalist Sunset Beach World Tour 2011

Congratulations 17 year old Zane Schweitzer. Last year you won the Jr class. This year is the first time you actually enter the Pro class and you end up with only 3 athletes in the world finishing in front of you. There is no doubt you have great talents and a bright future in SUP surfing.
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Na Kama Kai Youth Challenge

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Na Kama Kai Youth Challenge

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Contact: Dawn Goonetilleke, dawn.goonetilleke@watermanleague.com, ph. 805-459-5940

NORTH SHORE, OAHU. (February 10 2011) The Na Kama Kai Youth Challenge
Event: Na Kama Kai Youth Challenge, A Stand Up Paddle Contest for youth 16 and under, Presented by Turtle Bay Resort

Final Results:
1st Bernd Roediger, 14, Maui, HI, USA
2nd Matt Becker, 16, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
3rd Kody Kerbox, 16, Maui, HI, USA
4th Ridge Lenny, 13, Maui, HI, USA
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Surftech Munoz 12′6″ Wateryder SUP Stand Up Paddle Board

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Here’s a short video of the Surftech Munoz 12′6″ Wateryder SUP Stand Up Paddle Board. This is a great cruising / all-around board and I really like that it has a lot of screw mounts that you can use to store your gear. The board cruises nicely in flat water and surfs pretty good on small waves. I haven’t tried surfing it on bigger waves yet.
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Maui’s Kai Lenny takes the win at the Sunset Beach Pro

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Maui’s Kai Lenny wins again at the Sunset Beach Pro.

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Contact: Dawn Goonetilleke, dawn.goonetilleke@watermanleague.com, ph. 805-459-5940

SUNSET BEACH, OAHU. (February 9 2011) Maui’s Kai Lenny wins again at the Sunset Beach Pro.
Event: 2011 Stand Up World Tour, Sunset Beach Pro
Final Results:
1st Kai Lenny, Maui, HI, USA
2nd Robin Johnston, Oahu, HI, USA
3rd Peyo Lizarazu, The Basque Country, France
4th Zane Schweitzer, Maui, HI, USA
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Another spectacular day for the Sunset Beach Pro

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Trials Completed in giant surf

The giant surf continued today as we picked up where we left off with the Sunset Beach Pro, presented by Turtle Bay Resort, with the quarterfinals of the Trials. As the heats progressed it was clear that power and local knowledge were advantageous, as Chuck Patterson from Dana Point and Haley Fiske from San Francisco showcased the power approach, and Pomai Hoapili, with his no compromise approach to riding big Sunset, demonstrated the local advantage. Continue reading ‘Another spectacular day for the Sunset Beach Pro’

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Announcing Battle of the Paddle HAWAII 2011

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RAINBOW SANDALS GERRY LOPEZ BATTLE OF THE PADDLE

RETURNS TO HAWAII May 14 & 15, 2011


Presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection

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