Archive for May, 2011

The Sapinus Pro, presented by Air Tahiti Nui to begin this weekend

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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!!
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Stand Up Paddle Trainer Version 2 at Blue Planet Surf

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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.
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2011 21st Annual Quiksilver Summer Solstice Race

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THE 21st ANNUAL QUIKSILVER SUMMER SOLSTICE
STANDUP PADDLE & PADDLEBOARD RACE

FROM TURTLE BAY TO EHUKAI

SUNDAY 19TH June 2011 STARTING at 11 a.m.

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C4 Waterman Battle of the Paddle Weekend Recap

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C4 Team Riders Dominate 2011 Battle of the Paddle Hawaii

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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.
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Watermans Applied Science Paddle for Humanity Heads East

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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2011 Battle Of The Paddle HI Recap by Connor Baxter

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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.
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Surf n Sea SUP INTO SUMMER Stand Up Paddle Race

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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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Downwind Clinic video – with Nicole Madosik, Jared Vargas, Morgan Hoesterey, Kainoa Beaupre

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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:

http://zenwaterman.blogspot.com/2011/05/downwind-clinic-video-with-nicole.html

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Wet Feet Hawaii North Shore Race – June 11, 2011

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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

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2011 OluKai Ho’olaule’a Stand Up Paddle Race Results

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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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Stand Up World Tour Update: Iorana, the Sapinus Pro is upon us

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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
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Ching Returns to Win Distance Battle, Kalmbach Takes Womens

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Media Contact: Jodi Wilmott   

 

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CHING RETURNS TO VICTORY  

KALMBACH CLAIMS WOMENS DISTANCE 

at Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle

Presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection 


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Aussie Travis Grant & Hawaii’s Candice Appleby Win Battle of the Paddle Elite

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GRANT TRUMPS GOOD ‘MATE’ CHING 

APPLEBY CLAIMS 3RD VICTORY

at Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle

Presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection 


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C4 Waterman Demo Day on Saturday, May 14, 2011

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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)

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C4 Battle of the Paddle Secret Training Day

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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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