Archive for May, 2011
May 27th, 2011 by davi
Wednesday 25 May
Sapinus Pro, presented by Air Tahiti Nui
We are now just 3 days out from the start of the Sapinus Pro, presented by Air Tahiti Nui, tension is mounting as news of a large, long period south west swell is announced that will provide the kind of conditions that dreams are made of here at Sapinus in the beautiful region of Punaauia, Tahiti. This new swell is scheduled to hit on wednesday / Thursday of next week, at around 12 ft @ 19 seconds period: this means spectacular big surf for the assembled athletes and spectacular viewing for you the audience. What’s more, the swell direction anticipated is ideal for Sapinus and should provide even better conditions than we witnessed last year!!
Continue reading ‘The Sapinus Pro, presented by Air Tahiti Nui to begin this weekend’
May 26th, 2011 by davi
Once again, the paddling mad scientist Robert Stehlik has come up with a new version of an on land stand up paddling trainer. This one is designed to work in conjunction with a SUP video game and folds up for easy storage. I think version 2 is better than version 1 but if you want to find out for yourself, stop by Blue Planet Surf on Ward Ave in Hawaii and give it a spin.
Continue reading ‘Stand Up Paddle Trainer Version 2 at Blue Planet Surf’
May 24th, 2011 by davi
THE 21st ANNUAL QUIKSILVER SUMMER SOLSTICE
STANDUP PADDLE & PADDLEBOARD RACE
FROM TURTLE BAY TO EHUKAI
SUNDAY 19TH June 2011 STARTING at 11 a.m.
Continue reading ‘2011 21st Annual Quiksilver Summer Solstice Race’
May 23rd, 2011 by davi
C4 Team Riders Dominate 2011 Battle of the Paddle Hawaii
C4 Waterman is bursting with pride that we were able to field a team of surfers and paddlers ranging from 9 years in age to 50, male and female, and have them dominate in sprints and distance races on two islands and two races at the same time this past weekend.
Continue reading ‘C4 Waterman Battle of the Paddle Weekend Recap’
May 20th, 2011 by davi
Watermans Applied Science Paddle for Humanity Heads East
2nd event of 2011 PFH series kicks off June 4th
May 19th 2011, Deerfield Beach Fl –- In two weeks the Paddle community will descend on Deerfield Beach Florida for the second event in the 2011 Watermans Applied Science Paddle for Humanity. This will be the first time the series has visited Florida and event organizers hope to ride the wave of support generated by the Dana Point event held on April 30th which brought in just short of $20,000USD in support of SurfAid International.
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May 19th, 2011 by davi
2011 BATTLE OF THE PADDLE once again lives up to its name. First off this was a great event with three different disciplines that I competed in – The Elite, The Long Distance and The Team Relay.
Continue reading ‘2011 Battle Of The Paddle HI Recap by Connor Baxter’
May 19th, 2011 by davi
Surf n Sea is proud to present the 2nd Annual SUP INTO SUMMER Stand Up Paddle Race around Pua’ena PT., happening June 4th, 2011!!
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May 18th, 2011 by evan
Here are some great downwind paddling videos that Robert Stehlik posted on his Zen Waterman blog. These were taken during the last Blue Planet SUP clinic held a week before the 2011 Battle of the Paddle Hawaii. Check it out at the link below:
May 18th, 2011 by davi
A Portion of the Proceeds will go to Defend Oahu Coalition
World Paddle Association (WPA) Hawaii Region National Race
for Stand Up and Prone Paddlers
7 Mile Downwinder from Sunset Beach to Haleiwa Beach
Saturday June 11th, 2011 12 Noon Start
Continue reading ‘Wet Feet Hawaii North Shore Race – June 11, 2011′
May 18th, 2011 by davi
Here are the results for the OluKai Ho’olaule’a stand up paddle race held last Saturday, May 14, 2011 in Maui. Congratulations to all the racers at the Olukai race.
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May 16th, 2011 by davi
Monday 16 May
The Sapinus Pro, presented by Air Tahiti Nui is here
We are now just under 2 weeks out from what is, without doubt, one of the most spectacular stops on the Stand Up World Tour: the Waterman League’s Sapinus Pro, presented by Air Tahiti Nui. In 2010, we saw some of the most mind blowing action of the Tour so far in heavy 10 – 12ft barrels, as Duane DeSoto pulled into one of the heaviest barrels yet, to set the tone of the event, and big wave Dave Muir matched size with size, carving his way to victory in the powerful surf. This year’s event will be bigger and better, as Air Tahiti Nui will fly athletes in from over 12 nations to take part in Stop 3 of the Stand Up World Tour
Continue reading ‘Stand Up World Tour Update: Iorana, the Sapinus Pro is upon us’
May 15th, 2011 by davi
Media Contact: Jodi Wilmott
GRANT TRUMPS GOOD ‘MATE’ CHING
APPLEBY CLAIMS 3RD VICTORY
at Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle
Presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection
Continue reading ‘Aussie Travis Grant & Hawaii’s Candice Appleby Win Battle of the Paddle Elite’
May 13th, 2011 by davi
C4 demo day this Sat, 5/14:
Diamond Head of Ala Moana (in conjunction with Honolulu Triathlon)
Time: 1- 3 pm
All types of boards available to try (except race boards – all at BOP)
May 13th, 2011 by evan
Last week I got an email from Liam over at C4 HQ asking if I was interested in joining them at a ’secret’ location for their 2011 Battle of the Paddle Hawaii (BOP) team rider training session. Of course I said I was interested and had a great time with the C4 team. I got a little lost at first, had to hike through bushes, fell in some mud but eventually I got to the secluded area where they had setup a mini BOP race course.
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