Archive for April, 2011

2011 Rocky Mountain Surf Festival

Breaking news, the Whitewater Stand Up Paddling Championship has just morphed into the 2011 Rocky Mountain Surf Festival and will be held June 11th & 12th in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. This one of a kind Polynesian themed extravaganza will feature surfing contests at the Glenwood Springs Whitewater Activity Area, live music, food and product vendors, a costume contest, a Goof Off competition, an impromptu float in all types of crafts on the Colorado River and planet earth's best river stand up paddlers displaying their paddling prowess on the snowmelt swollen Colorado River…and much more!

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Interview with Starboard Rider Tama Audibert

Here is an interview with Starboard rider Tama Audibert sent to us by Margareta, Starboard’s marketing manager.


Local Tahitian and Starboard rider, Tama Audibert, snatched 2nd place in arguably the world’s largest SUP surf event. Tama’s smooth style and paddlework, along with big hits on the west bowl took him from an unknown rider to seeing off almost every top athlete in the league. We have caught up with Tama to find out how he prepare himself for another thrilling year on the Stand Up World Tour.
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Live Broadcast Battle of the Paddle Hawaii

BOP HI Quiksilver WC

Media Contact: Jodi Wilmott




Presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection


May 14 & 15, 2011, Duke Kahanamoku Beach 

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Free Blue Planet Stand Up Paddle clinics and Board Demos

Blue Planet Surf

Blue Planet Surf brings 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 beginner and advanced paddle technique at the clinics and get advice on equipment. 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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Battle of the Paddle Hawaii UPDATE

Battle of the Paddle Hawaii 2011

Battle of the Paddle UPDATES !!!

Battle of the Paddle Hawaii to be broadcast on “Live” television throughout the islands on
Oceanic Time Warner Cable.

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C4 Announces Partnership with Dr. Robert N Yonover: New Technology

C4 Waterman News


Registered Patent for Inflatable Surf Equipment
Will Change Waterman’s World 

New Technology Means SUPs can travel on a City Bus or Subway

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Paddle For Humanity 2011

Paddle for Humanity Expands into National Three Race Series

California, Florida and Washington, DC
Paddleboarding and SUP event raises money for SurfAid International

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Catalina Challenge with Jodie and Jen for Japan

This was sent to us via email by Jennifer Lee.

Hello everyone,

Here is a link to the video that Chris Aguliar of Soul Surf Media Productions made about the Paddle 4 Japan that Jodie Nelson and I did together during the Catalina Challenge Relay. Chris did an incredible job with this little video. It captured what we were trying to do perfectly. This wasn’t about us. It took nothing for Jodie Nelson and I to wear the t-shirts in support of Japan. Continue reading ‘Catalina Challenge with Jodie and Jen for Japan’

Zane Schweitzer SUP Surfing on Maui Nui

Here’s a video of Zane Schweitzer having an awesome stand up paddle surfing session on Maui Nui. The clip was sent to us by Pure Digital Maui, thanks guys.

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Stand Up World Tour Update: France event

Waterman League

Friday 8 April

Naish La Torche Pro, presented by O’Neill: 04/30 – 05/8

With a record number of entries already received for the event and all the major names confirmed, the Naish La Torche Pro presented by O’Neill promises to be spectacular in every respect. Building on the success of our partnership with the French based distribution company, Enbata in 2010, (importer for Ron House, Gerry Lopez and Quikblade), the 2011 edition of the Stand Up World Tour will be the best yet and will also showcase a new region for the Tour in France: Continue reading ‘Stand Up World Tour Update: France event’

Free Blue Planet SUP clinic and board demo this Sunday 4/10/11 at Ala Moana 8-10am


Dear Friends,
It’s time again for a free clinic and board demo.
We are expecting a big turnout, so if you have a board, please bring your own and join the free clinic. If you are demoing boards, please don’t be greedy and limit your time per demo board to 10 minutes so everyone gets the chance to try different boards. We are planning to strictly enforce this rule and will remove offenders from the free demo.
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Starboard 10′5″ x 32″ Wide Point SUP Stand Up Paddle Board


I’ve had a few sessions on the Starboard 10′5″ Wide Point SUP and so far it turns and surfs pretty good for such a wide board. The conditions I rode this board in were small waves, chest high at the most. I haven’t had time to get out to the north shore lately and the south shore has been pretty small for winter surf. My first impression for this board is that it looks very slick with the paint job and sandwich construction.
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