Archive for September, 2012

Interview with C4 Waterman Ambassador Charlie MacArthur

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Here is an interview with C4 Ambassador and river SUP pioneer Charlie MacArthur. Charlie is regarded as C4’s “Mauka to Makai” guru. He shares with us how he got started on SUP and also some tips on stand up paddling in rivers and whitewater rapids. Continue reading ‘Interview with C4 Waterman Ambassador Charlie MacArthur’

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Livio Menelau showing the SIC line and Ion camera at Surf Expo, Sept 2012

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Livio is a Brazilian who made Maui his home. He is one of the fastest SUP racers and a funny guy to hang out with. We ended up sitting next to each other on the red eye flight from LA to Orlando. We arrived in Orlando at 6 am and headed off to the Surf Expo demo day, which was a great event. Despite the sweltering heat and humidity, being outside and on the water was more fun than being inside the convention center all day at the Surf Expo for the next 3 days.
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News Release: Splash & Dash Biathlon (Oct 20), MCBH

Contact:
Marine Corps Community Services
Kimm Marie Teruya
Phone: (808) 628-1681
Email: teruyakm@usmc-mccs.org

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SPLASH & DASH BIATHLON, OCTOBER 20

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII (MCB HAWAII), KANEOHE, HI – SEPTEMBER 24, 2012 - Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) Semper Fit program presents the second to the last race of 2012, the Splash & Dash Biathlon, on Saturday, October 20 at 7:00 a.m. at the Hangar 103 Helipad, KBay. Continue reading ‘News Release: Splash & Dash Biathlon (Oct 20), MCBH’

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Are you Ready? Battle of the Paddle next weekend Sept. 29 & 30

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Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle
Ready to go next weekend
September 29 & 30
ARE YOU READY?

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The Stand Up World Series comes home to Turtle Bay for the Finals

Sunday 16 September

Turtle Bay to host the Stand Up World Series Finals

In all sports there are the proving grounds, the place where it all began and the place where it will always return to. For the world of ocean sports, Hawaii has long been regarded as ‘that place’: the birthplace of surfing and stand up paddling and the roots of surf culture as we know it.
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C4 Waterman 2013 SUP Stand Up Paddle Catalog

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Hot off the press is C4 Waterman’s 2013 SUP stand up paddle catalog. It actually reads like a magazine with interesting first person pieces from the C4 team. Get a glimpse into the minds of Brian Keaulana, Dave Parmenter and Todd Bradley while meeting their team of ambassadors. Oh, and check out the huge line of products. Continue reading ‘C4 Waterman 2013 SUP Stand Up Paddle Catalog’

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Huntington Beach Pro 2012: update

Aloha everyone,
It is with great disappointment that we let you know that we have had to postpone the Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam until 2013. A last minute sponsorship pull out by a partner that was the driving force for this event has left too bigger hole for us to fill at this late stage, forcing us to have to cancel the event for this year and focus on a bigger and better version for 2013.
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Ocean Minded and Central Texas Surfrider Foundation team up at the Paddle for Humanity

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Ocean Minded and Central Texas Surfrider Foundation team up at the Paddle for Humanity
The duo plan to go big with a beach cleanup in Texas

Austin, TX – The Watermans Paddle for Humanity will galvanize the Austin paddling community into action this weekend and event sponsor, Ocean Minded, is looking to make the most of it. Continue reading ‘Ocean Minded and Central Texas Surfrider Foundation team up at the Paddle for Humanity’

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Surf Race to Victory SUPCross this Saturday at the HB Pier!!!

$5,000 in cash prizes and other cool stuff at the
Surf Race to Victory SUPCoss Series Championship presented by LandShark Lager – Saturday, September 15 – Huntington Beach.

Last chance for romance.
Perfect your form & skill in this last chance surf race before
the Battle of the Paddle !!!

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Surf Expo: Starboards 2013 products previews by team riders

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It turned out that our Blue Planet/ Evepaddle booth at Surf Expo was right next to the Starboard booth. We sell a lot of Starboards products at the Blue Planet Surf Shop so I went over to check out what’s new for next year. It was on Friday, the day before the Standup World tour event at Coco Beach and all the top teamriders were on hand to talk about what’s new. Here are the videos I was able to shoot at the Starboards booth with some of the world’s top stand up paddlers:
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Interview with Scott Trudon at the 2012 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Championships

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As I was leaving the finish, I ran into Scott Trudon who gave me some insight into his race experience at the 2012 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Championships. Scott competed in the SUP 3-man division with teammates Mark Raaphorst and Junya McGurn. Mark is the mind and energy behind the SIC brand of race boards and these guys are in great shape. Scott told he he’s 54 years old but you would never be able to tell that when racing him because he’s still so darn fast and he’s still in top athletic shape.
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Surf Expo Sept. 2012: What’s new at Quickblade

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I just got back from the Surf Expo in Orlando where we were showing our line of Blue Planet SUP boards. We had a great response and are now working on setting up distribution on the East coast, one step at a time. While at the show, I was able to check out what’s new at our vendors and other manufacturers and brands I had not heard of. I shot some video and this is the first one to get done editing. More to follow soon.
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Kai Lenny wins the Cocoa Beach Paddle Classic presented by Pacifico and Starboard

Sunday 9 September

Kai Lenny comes from behind to secure the win in Florida

After a second place finish in the Long distance on Day 1 of the Cocoa Beach Paddle Classic, presented by Pacifico and Starboard and in association with Maui Jim, Kai Lenny stepped up today in the spectacular sprint racing to secure a well deserved win in the sprints and then overall as well.
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The Watermans Paddle for Humanity Goes Big in Texas

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The Watermans Paddle for Humanity Goes Big in Texas
The Nationally ranked WPA event promises fun for all skill
levels regardless of experience.

Austin, Texas_September 6, 2012 – What started on the sandy shores of California is ending in the heart of Texas. The Watermans Paddle for Humanity will hold the final event of the five stop 2012 series on Town Lake in Austin,Texas, September 15th. The Paddle for Humanity brings with it a unique mix of fun and competition that makes participation a must for all paddlers, from first time participants to the elite racer.
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C4 Waterman Switchblade is Men’s Journal Approved

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C4 Waterman’s Switchblade SUP stand up paddle board was recently featured at Men’s Journal magazine as the “Best Standup Paddleboard for Beginners”.
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