Archive for August, 2012

Cocoa Beach Paddle Classic to take place on September 8th – 9th

Thursday 30 August

Stand Up World Series comes to Cocoa Beach, Florida

The Cocoa Beach Paddle Classic presented by Pacifico and Starboard and in association with Maui Jim will be the next stop on the 2012 Stand Up World Series.
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Interview with Connor Baxter at the 2012 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Championships

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I caught up with Connor Baxter, winner of the SUP unlimited division of the 2012 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Championships and got his perspective on the race and how he won. It’s even more impressive because the previous week he had strep throat and was out of commission. Looks like the teens have taken over the race world and Connor is leading the way.
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Werner Paddles 3-piece Adjustable Fiji SUP

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Werner Paddles Introduces River Running SUP

Werner Paddles has launched a 3-piece Adjustable version of their popular Fiji, Recreational SUP.

The Fiji in 3-piece is perfect for the budget conscious paddler who is looking for a travel paddle. Continue reading ‘Werner Paddles 3-piece Adjustable Fiji SUP’

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UPDATE: Full 2013 S.I.C. SUP Stand Up Paddle Board Catalog

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Mark Raaphorst from Sandwich Island Composites (S.I.C.) sent us another copy of their 2013 SUP stand up paddle board catalog. This time it’s the full, 19-page catalog.

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2013 S.I.C. SUP Stand Up Paddle Board Catalog

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Mark Raaphorst from Sandwich Island Composites (S.I.C.) sent us an advanced digital copy of their 2013 SUP stand up paddle board catalog.

Click here to download a copy

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Ed Wheeler’s Custom S.I.C. Bullet 12′6″ SUP Race Board

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Both Ed Wheeler and I love our SIC Bullet 12′6″ boards because it’s one of the few 12′6″ boards that can handle our weight. Ed got his a little after I got mine and I’ve seen him paddling it for south shore downwinders, north shore races and surfing. Ed’s a big guy so it’s something to see him surfing a 12′6″ race board. Continue reading ‘Ed Wheeler’s Custom S.I.C. Bullet 12′6″ SUP Race Board’

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2012 Paddle For Humanity Washington DC Race Results

Here are the results from the 2012 Paddle For Humanity Washington DC race held last Saturday, August 25, 2012.
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Werner Paddles Introduces River Running SUP

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Werner Paddles Introduces River Running SUP

Werner Paddles has added a river running specific stand up paddle (SUP) to their line. The Stinger has been designed from the ground up for the rigors of the whitewater environment. Werner has been handcrafting paddles in the US for over 45 years and has over 80% market share in the whitewater kayak market. They have taken this heritage and melded it with the sport of stand-up paddling to create the Stinger.
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Mark Raaphorst and SIC Race Board Documentary and Aerial Videos

Mark Raaphorst just sent over these videos of the SIC race boards and the evolution of SUP race board design. The first video was produced by Mike Waltze who did the SUP documentary we reviewed last year. He did a great job with this video. This is one of the most professional looking SUP videos I’ve seen.


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2012 Molokai to Oahu race coaching bootcamp by Robert Stehlik

If you ask anyone who has raced in the Molokai to Oahu race what the hardest part of the race was, the answer will most likely be: the last few miles. Continue reading ‘2012 Molokai to Oahu race coaching bootcamp by Robert Stehlik’

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Cocoa Beach Florida welcomes the Stand Up World Series from the 8th – 9th September

Friday 17 August

Check out the highlights from the action at Turtle Bay

Check out the highlights from last weekend’s racing at the Turtle Bay Summer Paddle Challenge presented by Pacifico and Naish.
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C4 Waterman Co-Founders Brian Keaulana and Archie Kalepa to be Inducted into Duke Kahanamoku Hawaii Waterman’s Hall of Fame

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C4 Waterman Co-Founders Brian Keaulana and Archie Kalepa to be Inducted into Duke Kahanamoku Hawaii Waterman’s Hall of Fame

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HONOLULU, Hawaii (August 17, 2012) –– C4 Waterman co-founders, Brian Keaulana and Archie Kalepa join the list of world-renowned watermen and women when they are honored by the Duke Kahanamoku Hawaii Waterman’s Hall of Fame on Thursday, August 23rd at the Waikiki Outrigger Canoe Club.
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Connor Baxter wins Overall at the Turtle Bay Event

Connor gets straight Bullets in the Long Distance and Sprint Race Course – and takes the Overall Title at the World Series Event!!!

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World Series Event – recap Connor Baxter:

The 2012 Turtle Bay contest was super sick and a lot of fun. It was a two day event with the long distance and the sprint race.
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Connor Baxter secures a well deserved win at the Turtle Bay Summer Paddle Challenge

Monday 13 August

Connor Baxter secures bullet win at Turtle Bay Resort

Connor Baxter (Starboard) locks in the Title at the Turtle Bay Summer Paddle Challenge presented by Pacifico and Naish with bullet wins in both long distance and sprint courses.
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Tension mounting at Turtle Bay, while Florida Stop in Cocoa Beach gathers momentum

Friday 10 August

Cocoa Beach Florida to host World Series in September

We are proud to confirm that on the 8th and 9th of September, Cocoa Beach Florida and more specifically, the International Palms Resort in Cocoa Beach will host the next Pacifico US stop on the Stand Up World Series.
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