Archive for July, 2012

Turtle Bay Summer Paddle Challenge presented by Pacifico and Naish: August 11-12

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Thursday 26 July

The Stand Up World Series comes home to Turtle Bay

The Stand Up World Series returns to its HQ at Turtle Bay Resort on the 11th – 12th August for the next stop on the 2012 World Series: the Turtle Bay Summer Paddle Challenge, presented by Pacifico and Naish.
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New SUP Design Tips from Joe Blair – Video

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I recently visited Joe Blair at his surf shack in Solana Beach, California. This was the first time I’ve been to his place and it was great because I took my boys and they got to learn a bit about surfboards and later paddled at Cardiff. In this video, Joe shares some of what’s new with his SUP surfboard designs. Continue reading ‘New SUP Design Tips from Joe Blair – Video’

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ABBEY, STRICKLAND, KANIA TRUMP NA PALI PADDLEBOARD RACE, KAUAI

The 3rd Annual

ABBEY, STRICKLAND, KANIA FASTEST IN CALM CONDITIONS

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ANDREA MOLLER SEEKS THIRD CONSECUTIVE CHANNEL CROSSING WORLD TITLE

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ANDREA MOLLER SEEKS THIRD CONSECUTIVE CHANNEL CROSSING WORLD TITLE

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This weekend, Planet Sun Paddler Andrea Moller attempts to become the first woman ever to claim three back-to-back victories at the Molokai to Oahu Channel Race. Continue reading ‘ANDREA MOLLER SEEKS THIRD CONSECUTIVE CHANNEL CROSSING WORLD TITLE’

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Meg Chun Discusses the New Kialoa Stand Up Paddles for 2012

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I caught up with Meg Chun, co-owner of Kialoa Paddles, during the 2012 Quiksilver Waikiki Paddle Festival. She showed me some of their latest paddles and blade designs for outrigger canoe and SUP stand up paddling. Meg is a wealth of information and has been paddling for a very long time. As one of the original players in the SUP paddle market, it’s always interesting to hear what’s new and improved at Kialoa.
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Kauai Waterwoman Mariko Strickland Issues Challenge & Welcomes Paddlers to Kauai

Kauai Waterwoman Mariko Strickland Issues Challenge & Welcomes Paddlers to Kauai

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HONOLULU (July, 18, 2012) — This Saturday, July 21, C4 Waterman Ambassador Mariko Strickland will be joined by more than one hundred paddlers to race the 17-mile Na Pali coastline on the northern shore of Kauai. As the event’s defending women’s stand-up paddle (SUP) champion and a resident of the island, Mariko’s local knowledge of this pristine course will set the bar.
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The Stand Up World Series presents the Turtle Bay Summer Paddle Challenge: 11 – 12th August

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Tuesday 17 July


Turtle Bay Summer Paddle Challenge coming up next

We are now heading back to Hawaii and the North Shore of Oahu for the Turtle Bay Summer Paddle Challenge in association with Pacifico at the Waterman League’s HQ.
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2012 Triple Crown of SUP – Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor wins the Triple Crown of SUP Overall Elite Men’s.

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The 2012 Triple Crown of SUP is an event that spans over 3 weekends on Maui.

The first event was a downwinder from Maliko Gulch to Kahalui Harbor on July 1st. I missed this event – because I was competing in Chicago at the Stand Up World Series event.
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S.I.C. 9′4″ SUP Stand Up Paddle Surfboard

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Here is Mark Raaphorst from Sandwich Island Composites (SIC) with a new prototype 9′4″ SUP stand up paddle surfboard. The board is expected to be available by the end of summer, 2012. This is a short board type SUP designed to be fast. Being that it’s a SIC, that shouldn’t be a problem. Continue reading ‘S.I.C. 9′4″ SUP Stand Up Paddle Surfboard’

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Interview with Scott Gamble at the 2012 Quiksilver Waikiki Paddle Festival

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I caught up with Scott Gamble during the 2012 Quiksilver Waikiki Paddle Festival. This was right after Scott became the overall winner of the Hawaii Kai Run, SUP unlimited men’s division. He shared some SUP racing perspectives with me. Video below. Continue reading ‘Interview with Scott Gamble at the 2012 Quiksilver Waikiki Paddle Festival’

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NA PALI RACE ANNOUNCES $15,550 PRIZE PURSE

The 3rd Annual

Saturday, July 21, 2012
Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii
~ The World’s Most Spectacular Paddleboard Race ~

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S.I.C. Bullet 17′4″ Version 2 SUP Race Board

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Here is the latest SUP race board from S.I.C., the Bullet 17′4″ version 2. Late in 2011 Mark told me he wasn’t expecting to improve the Bullet 17 much for 2012 but I guess he changed his mind. Continue reading ‘S.I.C. Bullet 17′4″ Version 2 SUP Race Board’

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Connor Baxter wins the Sprint racing component of the Stand Up World Series

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Monday 2 July

Chicago sees intense action, storms and sunshine in 1 day

During a day that started out beautifully, Chicago saw intense action on the water, but also a taste of nature’s raw power as a fast moving storm ravaged North Avenue for over 30 mins, only to return to a picture perfect finish for the 1st day of Pacifico’s Chicago World Paddle Challenge, presented by Starboard.
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Interview with George Kam at the 2012 Quiksilver Waikiki Paddle Festival

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Here’s an interview I did with George Kam, organizer of the 2012 Quiksilver Waikiki Paddle Festival. George is truly an Ambassador of Aloha and he throws an awesome party. If you ever get a chance to go to a party that George hosts, you should go. The food will be awesome and everyone will have a great time. I asked George to share some background info on this year’s Quicksilver Waikiki Race event. Click below for the video. Continue reading ‘Interview with George Kam at the 2012 Quiksilver Waikiki Paddle Festival’

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Introduction to Stand Up Paddling for Beginners

When I first started to stand up paddle, there was not much available in terms of instructional texts or videos etc.
I know I would have learned much faster with some instruction, instead I learned mostly by trial and error and with the help of friends that gave me some tips. I found that applying some of those simple tips made a big difference.

The paddle technique series on this blog is intended to help those that are already into SUP to advance and improve their technique and efficiency but does not really have the very basic tips first timers need.
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