Archive for March, 2012

WPA sanctions Watermans Paddle for Humanity Series

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WPA sanctions Watermans Paddle for Humanity Series

World Paddle Association announces Paddle for Humanity events will qualify for regional and National rankings.

Orange County, CA, March 28, 2012 –The World Paddle Association (WPA) has sanctioned all Watermans Paddle for Humanity stops and qualified the event in Austin, TX, as a National qualifier. Continue reading ‘WPA sanctions Watermans Paddle for Humanity Series’

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Paddle Technique Part #5 – Recovery, Paddle Length & Grip

It’s been a while since I posted SUP technique post #4 and it’s time to wrap up the paddle technique series with a few more posts, so here we go:

SUP Paddle Technique Part #5 – Recovery, paddle length & grip distance

Recovery: 
The recovery gives you a chance to relax the muscles for a moment and its important not to underestimate the importance of a quick, efficient and relaxed recovery. 

Once again, there are many different ways of recovering the paddle and there is no wrong or right way, so experiment and find out what works best for you, I will try to break it down into easy to understand steps that you can follow and practice.
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MCBH Surf & Turf 5K Challenges All in April

Contact:
Marine Corps Community Services
Kimm Marie Teruya
(808) 690-0205
teruyakm@usmc-mccs.org

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SURF AND TURF 5K RACE CHALLENGES ALL IN APRIL

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII (MCB HAWAII), KANEOHE, HI – March 23, 2012 - Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) Semper Fit and Single Marine & Sailor Program (SM&SP) welcomes participants to the 9th Annual Surf & Turf 5K on Saturday, April 14, starting at 6:30 a.m. The Surf & Turf is one of the most scenic race routes offered at MCB Hawaii taking runners from the Officer’s Club, through the Klipper Golf Course, and along North Beach. This race is open to the public.
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PUMA/Laird Board is Ready to Ship

PRESS RELEASE

PUMA/LAIRD SUP BOARDS ARE READY FOR PURCHASE JUST IN TIME FOR SUMMER

PUMA® Laird Stand-Up Paddleboards Are Ready to Ship and Will Arrive in 100% Biobased, Renewable and Compostable Packaging

BOSTON, Mass. (March 21, 2012) – Sportlifestyle company PUMA announced today the limited edition PUMA/Laird Board will be available for purchase at retailer West Marine in Newport, RI and online at www.puma.com/sailing/sup and www.lairdlife.com. Continue reading ‘PUMA/Laird Board is Ready to Ship’

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Punta Sayulita Event in Mexico – Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor Wins in Mexico!!!

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3rd Annual Punta Sayulita Classic

This was my first trip to Mexico – and what a great event site. It took place in Sayulita, Mexico. I flew with Riggs, Aaron and Tasha Napoleon from Hawaii – and we meet up with Zane and Matty Schweitzer in LA. Then we all flew down to Puerto Vallarta. When we arrived we were picked up at the airport – and got the VIP Treatment from the event organizers.
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Announcing: Quiksilver Waterman Collection Waikiki Paddle Festival

Quiksilver Waterman Collection

ANNOUNCING THE QUIKSILVER WATERMAN COLLECTION
WAIKIKI PADDLE FESTIVAL

May 5&6, Duke Kahanamoku Beach, Fort DeRussy, Waikiki

HONOLULU – March 14, 2012 – Calling all paddleboarders, stand-up paddlers, 1- 2- and 6-man outriggers, & surfski paddlers: The Quiksilver Waterman Collection Waikiki Paddle Festival has been announced for May 5&6 at Duke Kahanamoku Beach, Fort DeRussy, Waikiki, with $25,000 in prize money.
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Prize Money at Stake in the Surftech Surf & Sand Duel-athlon SUP Race presented by SUP Magazine

Prize Money up for grabs in the
Surftech Surf & Sand Duel-athlon SUP Race  

Powerful swell on tap for Surftech Shootout and Surf & Sand Duel-athlon

Santa Cruz, California – (March 13, 2012) The 2nd Annual Surftech Surf & Sand Duel-athlon SUP Race presented by SUP Magazine will now offer a $1,000 prize purse to the top three finishers in the Men’s and Women’s “True Grit” divisions! The new prize purse will give the athletes a little added incentive to brave the elements and do battle for the Surf & Sand Duel-athlon title and provide a little extra cha-ching to help cover their travel expenses,” said race director, Duke Brouwer.
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How to size a Blue Planet Featherlight High performance carbon paddle

Here is an instructional video with Robert Stehlik on how to size, cut and glue a Blue Planet Featherlight High performance carbon paddle with T-handle.


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Paddle for Humanity Announces Partnership with Navy SEAL Foundation

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Watermans Paddle for Humanity Announces Partnership with Navy SEAL Foundation for 2012 Series

March 9, 2012 – The Watermans Paddle for Humanity announced today that the Navy SEAL Foundation would be the “official” non-profit partner for the 2012 event series. This partnership would allow the Waterman’s Paddle for Humanity, its sponsors and participants to directly raise money on behalf of the race series for the Navy SEAL Foundation.
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World Race Series will kick off with a Prime event in the Philippines

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Monday 5 March

Stand Up World Series to make history in Asia this April

After a dramatic opening event at the Namotu World Paddle Challenge in Fiji at the end of 2011, the Stand Up World Racing Series will kick off its first event of 2012 in style, in the magnificent town of San Jose in the Philippines, for the CamSur World Paddle Challenge.
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SUP Surfing Session at Daystar, North Shore, Oahu

Here’s a video I took with my GoPro camera from a recent SUP surfing session with Robert Stehlik, Kevin Seid and Kekoa Mau at Daystar, North Shore, Oahu.


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Watermans Paddle for Humanity Adds Two Stops to National Series

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Watermans Paddle for Humanity Adds Two Stops to National Series

April 28 – September 15, 2012

March 2, 2012 – The Watermans Paddle for Humanity is building on four years of success by expanding to five events in 2012. The award winning series will feature multiple events on both coasts with stops in California, Florida, Washington D.C. and Texas – bringing coastal and inland paddling communities together for a good cause.
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This Sunday: SUP clinic at Ala Moana from 8am to 10am

Blue Planet Surf

Blue Planet brings you another free SUP clinic at Ala Moana from 8am to 10 am.

If you want to demo our big selection of boards you must sign up by 8:15 am and attend the safety briefing.
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