Archive for March, 2011

Bobby Ah Choy – The Early Years of Stand Up Paddle Surfing

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Steve at Surftech had this really great photo of Bobby Ah Choy doing his version of stand up paddling (and sit down) in Waikiki. I love the wooden chair! I’m not sure what year this was but you can tell from the skyline and lack of buildings that it was a while ago.
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Paddle Technique Part 4: Reach and Catch by Robert Stehlik

reach This shot from the 2009 Molokai race does not show perfect form
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I started the technique series with the power phase as this is where I saw the quickest improvements when coaching. All the phases of the stroke have to work together smoothly for the stroke to be efficient and without good reach and catch, the stroke won’t be effective. Continue reading ‘Paddle Technique Part 4: Reach and Catch by Robert Stehlik’

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Get Half Off on Stand Up Paddle or Surfboard Rentals and Help Surfrider Foundation “Rise Above Plastics”

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If you are interested in renting a SUP, please visit this Kanu Values link to get half off a 24 hr. SUP rental (just $24) and $5 of that will go to Surfrider Foundation “Rise above Plastic” campaign (offer expires in two days)

Link: http://www.kanuvalues.com/deal/get-half-off-on-stand-up-paddle-or-surfboard-rentals-and-help-surfrider-foundation-rise-above-plastics/

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Battle of the Paddle Hawaii Update 3/24/11

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RAINBOW SANDALS GERRY LOPEZ

BATTLE OF THE PADDLE

It’s All About the Destination!


Presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection

 May 14 & 15, 2011, Duke Kahanamoku Beach

BattleOfThePaddle.com 

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Battle of the Paddle Hawaii UPDATE

Battle of the Paddle Hawaii 2011

Battle of the Paddle UPDATES !!!

SUP EXPO: Want to market & promo at the most excellent event? Sign-up now for the Battle of the Paddle Hawaii SUP EXPO that will be set-up on the golden shores of Waikiki Beach. Spaces going fast!
Download SUP EXPO form here
Event site map here

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Starboard Pro Wave SUP Boards Video with Scott McKercher

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Here’s a video of Scott McKercher giving us an overview on the Starboard Pro Wave SUP stand up paddle surfing board line. The video was shot over the Australian summer Matt Holden, Margareta Engstrom and their team got some really good action shots. This is one of the best productions for a product video we’ve seen so far.
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The Good stuff just got a little bigger! Planet Sun Formulation Two now in 4 ounce tubes

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Aloha, we are very happy to announce that our Formulation Two Body Sunscreen is now available in 4 ounce tubes. MSRP is $16.00.

Our 2 ounce tubes and 32 ounce team pumps are still available too. All in stock, so get it while it’s hot.
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Paddleboard Race, Ocean Festival and Waterman’s History Day at Santa Monica Pier Saturday, June 11, 2011

Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race and Ocean Festival

Santa Monica — The world famous Santa Monica Pier and the Honolua Surf Co. will kick off the summer of 2011 with the Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race and Ocean Festival, featuring paddleboard races, dory competitions, outrigger canoes, live music and a surfing, lifeguard and paddleboard “museum for the day”.
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Interview with Luke Evslin on his Accident at the Molokai Hoe Canoe Race

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Back in October 2010, Luke Evslin got into a really bad accident during the Molokai to Oahu 6 man canoe race. It happened at the beginning of the race and the escort boat’s propeller ran him over during the paddler change. I visited him recently at the Kamanu Composites factory and I’m glad to report the he’s recovering very well.
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C4 Kalapaki Race Recap

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Despite the lingering threat of the Tsunami Warning the C4 Waterman Kalapaki Challenge presented by the Garden Isle Tri-fest achieved all its goals Saturday. A grass roots event designed to support the growing SUP community on Kauai and entice cross-over athletes from the triathlon walk-of-life; the twisted bow-tie race course was both challenging and fun.
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SUP Clinic/Demo this coming Sunday 3/13/11 at Ala Moana 8-10am

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Free Blue Planet Stand Up Paddle clinics and board demos:

Blue Planet Surf and Wet Feet bring you free clinics and board demos with safety, board design, advanced paddle technique clinics for intermediate and advanced paddlers and a introduction to SUP for first timers. Try our demo fleet for free, learn at the clinics and get advice. Demo boards by Starboards, Aquaglide, C4 Waterman, Paddle Surf Hawaii, Dennis Pang, Everpaddle, and more, including SUP race boards. Hosted by Blue Planet Surf Shop and Wet Feet.
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S.I.C.’s New Factory

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Mark Raaphorst sent us these pictures of their new factory in Makawao, Maui, just a short distance from the previous location. Visit them at 875 Haliimaile Rd, Makawao, Hawaii in Maui.
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The Latest & Greatest on the Mongoose Cup March 12

Mickey Munoz Mongoose Cup

Mongoose Cup March 12 just around the corner…
Checkout Mickey’s Waterman Expo Clinics list.
So much to learn !!! All entrants in the Mongoose Cup can enjoy any of the 20:00 min. clinics on Saturday between 1030am & 1230pm:

SUP Paddle Stroke Clinic
Instructor Jimmy Terrell & Team Quickblade

SUP Racing Turns Clinic
Instructor Danny Ching & Team 404
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Surftech 10′6″ Blacktip SUP Stand Up Paddle Board

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Here are some “in-action” pictures of the Surftech 10′6″ Blacktip stand up paddle board. The Blacktip is a great all-around, family board and the kids absolutely love it. This is the next generation version of the original 9′0 Blacktip which was also a fun board but the main difference is that the 10′6″ can actually catch waves. For this version, Surftech made it longer and a bit more narrow. The board is still very sta­ble.
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2011 Whitewater Stand Up Paddling Championship

2011 Whitewater Stand Up Paddling Championship
PRESENTED BY
C4 Waterman

JUNE 11TH & 12TH, 2011
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, COLORADO

Breaking news, C4 Waterman has once again teamed up with the Aspen Kayak & SUP Academy and EnviroAction Productions to produce the 2011 Whitewater Stand Up Paddling Championship. This exciting competition was the first whitewater stand up paddling event ever held and draws the top river SUPers from around the country.
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