Archive for April, 2012

SUP Clinic with Todd Bradley at the Outrigger Canoe Club

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Here’s a video from a recent SUP clinic with C4 Waterman co-founder Todd Bradley held at the Outrigger Canoe Club. Todd gives a lot of helpful tips, especially for beginners. Sorry for the shaky hand but this was filmed on my iPhone early in the morning.
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Ocean Minded Announces Sponsorship of Watermans Paddle for Humanity Series

Ocean Minded Announces Sponsorship of Watermans Paddle for Humanity Series

April 26, 2012 – Ocean Minded, a leading brand of high quality footwear, is pleased to announce 2012 sponsorship of The Watermans Paddle for Humanity race series, which begins this Saturday, April 28th in Dana Point, CA. The award winning series is building on four years of success and will feature multiple events on both coasts with stops in California, Florida, Washington D.C. and Texas – bringing together coastal and inland paddling communities.
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2012 Paddle for Humanity kicks off this weekend at Dana Point, CA

2012 Paddle for Humanity kicks off this weekend at Dana Point, CA

This year’s event is a 2 day happening starting with a social paddle and gathering on the roof of the Doheny Hilton Double Tree. The race will be Saturday and will feature 3 events in 1, enter all 3 or just 1 but come on down for the day and help raise money for your favorite cause.
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Paddle Technique Post #6: Turning the Board

This post cover techniques to turn the board and adjust direction.

First it is important to understand the difference between a forward stroke and a steering stroke.

The forward stroke is used to propel yourself straight forward with minimal turning or yaw.  The basics of the forward stroke are covered in Technique Post #3: Stacking the Shoulders.
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RACE UPDATE: Quiksilver Waterman Collection Waikiki Paddle Festival

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12 DAYS TO THE QUIKSILVER WATERMAN COLLECTION

WAIKIKI PADDLE FESTIVAL

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

April 23, 2012: As the clock winds down to the start of the Quiksilver Waterman Collection Waikiki Paddle Festival, May 5 & 6, competitors and vendors are encouraged to make final preparations for an action-packed weekend on the sand and waves of Duke Kahanamoku Beach.
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Save BIG at our Hawaii Showroom Sale

Honolulu Showroom Specials
SALE RUNS 4/20-4/28

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Blue Planet Surf Inflatable SUP Board Durability Test

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Here’s a quick video with Robert Stehlik testing how durable their new Inflatable SUP boards are. I asked him to bounce it like a basketball but he wasn’t that successful doing that. I think you’ll agree that the board passed the durability test.
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::FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:: Chuck Patterson’s Signature Course Beckons

Challenging paddle/run/paddle rally will punish the worlds best April 28th at the Watermans Paddle for Humanity

Orange County, CA - A day in the life of Chuck Patterson is intense and so is his signature course for the Watermans Paddle for Humanity – The Chuck Patterson Signature Series Rally Race. The paddle and run event will feature beach obstacles and distances that will challenge the hardiest of competitors.
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Win a FREE pair of Sunglasses from Hobie Polarized!!!

Gone are the days of spending $300+ on quality sunglasses, thanks to our good friends at Hobie Polarized! Hobie makes the best sunglasses in the world for watersports. From paddling to fishing, top watermen and women choose Hobie Polarized.
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FREE PADDLE GIVEAWAY!!!

FREE PADDLE GIVEAWAY – Like us and win!

Nothing but the best from our friends at QuickBlade Paddles! Three paddles and three ways to win:
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The Stars come out in support of the 2012 Watermans Paddle for Humanity

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The Stars come out in support of the 2012 Watermans Paddle for Humanity

Chuck Patterson, Connor Baxter, Jamie Mitchell and others join forces in support of the Paddle for Humanity

Orange County, CA – The world’s top paddlers have committed to compete in the first stop of 2012 Watermans Paddle for Humanity on April 28th, in Dana Point, CA. Molokai-2-Oahu world champions Conner Baxter and Jamie Mitchell will be joined by elite athletes Chuck Patterson, Rob Rojas and Slater Trout in showing their support for the award winning philanthropic race series. Chuck Patterson is headlining Saturday morning’s event, and will be unveiling the “Chuck Patterson Signature Series Rally Race” – a unique format designed to challenge the skill, fitness and adaptability of each athlete.
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New 2012 C4 Waterman SUP Boards

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In early February, I met up with C4 Waterman Ambassador Greg Pavao at their headquarters in Honolulu where he showed me some of their new SUP boards for 2012. Here’s a couple of videos with Greg explaining the features of their new stand up paddle board models. In the first video, Greg talks about the Mark Richards Pro Model, the SUBNine Micro-SUB and the SUBNine Forward-Vee Batwing SUP boards.
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Official release: Cam Sur Paddle Challenge, Philippines

CamSur World Paddle Challenge: Official Release

After much deliberation and following unforseen and unavoidable circumstances, the decision has been taken to postpone the CamSur World Paddle Challenge until April of 2013 (18 – 21st).
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Connor Baxter on Radio Show!!!

This was sent to us via email by Karen Baxter.

Aloha All -

Connor on Radio!!! Check it out if you have some free time!!

PS – he’s only 17 yrs old!!
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STAND UP FOR CLEAN WATER, a Waterkeeper Alliance SPLASH Event to benefit Santa Monica Baykeeper

2012 Stand-Up Paddleboard Race & Earth Day Fest

When: Saturday, April 21st, 2012 (Earth Day weekend)

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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