Archive for July, 2011

PLANET SUN’s Andrea Moller seeks repeat channel crossing victory and record

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PLANET SUN’s Andrea Moller seeks repeat channel crossing victory and record

Honolulu, Hawaii-July 27, 2011
This weekend Andrea Moller will attempt to become the first woman ever to claim back-to-back victories at the Molokai to Oahu Channel Race, on stand up paddleboard. Moller won the event last year, setting a women’s course record with an incredible six hour finish.
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2011 Naish Paddle Championships – Recap by Connor Baxter

Recap of Sunday’s Event by Connor – and Winning the 12′6″ SUP Division:

The 2011 Naish Paddle Championships Maui Event was held on Sunday July 24th. The race is from Maliko Gulch to Kahului Harbor – a 9.54 mile downwinder.

There were 238 competitors from Europe, Japan, Tahiti, the US Mainland, Australia, Brazil, and Hawaii participating in the 6th Annual Event.
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Starboard 10′3″ x 29″ Pro SUP Stand Up Paddle Board

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Here’s a preview of Starboard’s 10′3″ x 29″ Pro SUP stand up paddle board from their 2011 Pro Wave lineup. This board was shaped by Scott McKercher and Svein Rasmussen.
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Maui to Molokai Crossing Triple Crown Video by Connor Baxter

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Connor put together a great Youtube Video of the Mormaii World Cup Maui to Molokai Crossing – The last event of the Maui Jim Triple Crown.

Although my settings on my camcorder must have been a bit off for clarity – it is a great video of Connor & Dave Kalama together from start to finish.
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Interview with C4 Waterman Ambassador Raimana Van Bastolear

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I had the chance to interview C4 Ambassador and surfing legend Raimana Van Bastolear during the C4 Waterman’s “secret traning day“. In the video, Raimana talks about surfing Teahupo’o, how he got started in stand up paddle surfing, and surfing with Laird Hamilton. Check it out.
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Triple Crown Event #3 – Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor’s Re-Cap from The 3rd Event of the Triple Crown – and WINNING 1st Place!! And the OVERALL TITLE OF THE TRIPLE CROWN!!

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The Mormaii World CUP … 3rd Event of the Maui Jim Triple Crown of SUP

All I can say about the last leg of the 2011 Triple Crown is WOW!!! This race could not have been better. The conditions were epic; East North East winds blowing 30+ knots with some swells breaking over my head in the channel.
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C4 Waterman Appoints Global Sales Manager

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C4 Waterman, Inc. hired Ty Zulim as its global sales manager. Zulim was formerly the national sales manager for SurfTech.
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2011 Battle of the Paddle Hawaii Elite Race

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This is a little late but here is a video and some pictures that I took during the elite race at the 2011 Battle of the Paddle Hawaii.
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Joe Blair SUP Tutorial Video

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Joe Blair sent over some SUP tutorial videos he had made and after watching them I have to say I was thoroughly amused. Joe is a funny guy. If you meet him in real life, he will make you laugh. He’s also a genuine guy that has an infectious stoke for surfing and stand up paddling. Continue reading ‘Joe Blair SUP Tutorial Video’

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Triple Crown Event #2 – Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor’s Re-Cap from The 2nd Event of the Triple Crown – and WINNING 1st Place!!

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The WARRIOR CUP … 2nd Event of the Maui Jim Triple Crown of SUP

This event was from Maliko Gulch to Honolua Bay (21+ miles) on Sunday – July 10th.

This was a great race but had some of the hardest conditions. The race started at 10:45 in the morning inside of Maliko Harbor. Only 32 competitors showed up for this race – but they were some of the best from here, a few from Oahu and some from Australia. Most racers know how grueling this run is, so many opt not to compete in it. Continue reading ‘Triple Crown Event #2 – Recap by Connor Baxter’

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Andrea Moller nominated as Female Stand Up Paddler of the Year

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ANDREA MOLLER VYING FOR FEMALE STAND UP PADDLER OF THE YEAR

Honolulu, Hawaii-July 8, 2011
Planet Sun Waterwoman, Andrea Moller, was recently nominated as one of the Top 3 Female Stand Up Paddlers of the Year as part of 2011 Stand Up Paddling Awards presented by “SUP Magazine”. Continue reading ‘Andrea Moller nominated as Female Stand Up Paddler of the Year’

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2011 Hui He’e Nalu Race – Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor’s Re-Cap from July 4th’s Big Event – and WINNING 1st Place!!

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The Hui He’e Nalu Independence Day Race

After Sunday’s Triple Crown Event – I was on a plane to Oahu for this event on Monday.
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O’NEILL SEAPADDLE NYC ANNOUNCED FOR AUGUST 12, 2011

Surfers’ Environmental Alliance (SEA) will rally the surf industry and autism advocates in support of the O’Neill SEA Paddle NYC. Happening Friday, August 12 in Manhattan, with the support of sponsors O’Neill and WaveJet Propulsion, the paddle will bring an unprecedented number of athletes from around the world to New York City to make a stand against autism.
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Covewater Classic 2011

Covewater Paddle Surf Hosts Weekend of
Stand Up Paddleboard Event Firsts
Premiere SUP Race, Race Clinic, and Movie Screening
Offer a Variety of Fun Opportunities

Santa Cruz, CA – June 30, 2011 – Covewater Paddle Surf, Northern California’s first dedicated stand up paddleboard shop, announced a weekend of first-time stand up paddleboard (SUP) related activities taking place July 15-16th Continue reading ‘Covewater Classic 2011′

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Triple Crown Event – Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor’s Re-Cap from Sunday’s Big Event – and WINNING 1st Place!!

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The Poi Bowl…1st Leg of the Maui Jim Triple Crown of SUP

The Triple Crown consists of Three Events on Maui. The First Event is from Maliko Gulch to Kahului Harbor (9.54 miles). The Second Event goes from Maliko Gulch to Honolua Bay (21-miles). The Third and final Event of the series, paddlers traverse the Pai’lolo channel from Honolua Bay to Kaunakakai Harbor, Moloka’i (27-miles).
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