Archive for March, 2013
March 28th, 2013 by davi
Part of our stand up paddle instructional series, this segment introduces us to the surf zone and the precautions we should take as we venture into the ocean with our SUP board.
Continue reading ‘SUP: Getting Started In The Surf – Part 1′
March 26th, 2013 by davi
For Immediate Release:
Benoit Carpentier Signs with Starboard
Starboard is pleased to announce that Benoit Carpentier of Brest, France will join the 2013 International SUP Dream Team. Coming off a competitive 2012 season (7th overall on the Stand Up World Tour), the young Frenchman will look to take his skills to the next level by riding Starboard’s highly technical, lightweight, and stable carbon fiber Surf Pro SUP production boards. Continue reading ‘For Immediate Release: Benoit Carpentier Signs with Starboard’
March 26th, 2013 by evan
I was at Blue Planet Surf on Ward Ave in Honolulu, Hawaii when in walked Taylor Robertson from Werner Paddles. Taylor is the sales rep in charge of Hawaii and he shared with us some news on their stand up paddle line up for 2013. I filmed it to share with everyone. Check out the video below:
Continue reading ‘What’s New at Werner Paddles for 2013′
March 25th, 2013 by davi
Monday 25 March
Abu Dhabi to host the All Stars Invitational: April 3 – 7
Abu Dhabi has long been a host to global sport at its highest level, from Formula 1 car racing, to golf, and even the world’s premier yacht races, hosted by the Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club. However, from the 3rd – 7th April it will open its arms to a whole new kind of sporting excellence: the World’s leading Stand Up Paddlesurfers as they congragrate for the inaugural Abu Dhabi All Stars Invitational presented by Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club and in association with UAE SUP and Wadi Adventure.
Continue reading ‘The Abu Dhabi All Stars Invitational is coming up next week’
March 23rd, 2013 by davi
Tristan Boxford fom The Waterman League sent this to us via email.
Please find below the promo for the Abu Dhabi All Stars Invitational that will be broadcast live from the 4th – 6th April Continue reading ‘Promo for the Abu Dhabi All Stars Invitational’
March 23rd, 2013 by davi
Event Update by Connor Baxter
The 2013 Patagonia Chile event was amazing. It started off with a lot of traveling and long car rides. On the way to Patagonia, I saw more sheep and llamas and alpacas than I did people – we were in the middle of nowhere. Once we finally got to this beautiful place the water was freezing and the air was cold – but it was perfect racing conditions.
Continue reading ‘Connor Baxter Wins The Stand Up World Series Season Opener On The Epic Iceberg Lake’
March 21st, 2013 by davi
Part of our stand up paddle instructional series, this segment focuses on bracing strokes. Taylor takes us through hand and elbow position and how to incorporate your blade and body to stabilize yourself.
Continue reading ‘SUP: Bracing Video’
March 18th, 2013 by davi
Monday 18 March
Connor Baxter powers to victory in Puerto Natales, Chile
Connor Baxter (Starboard) puts every last shred of energy into a tiebreaker to claim the overall victory here at the Aragas Magallanes Paddle Challenge. With Kai Lenny (Naish) taking the win in the long distance, Connor knew that it was all or nothing on the final day of action here in Puerto Natales, and that he had to put it all on the line to take down arch rival and the reigning World Series Champion.
Continue reading ‘Connor Baxter wins the Aragas Magallanes Paddle Challenge, stop 1 of the World Series’
March 15th, 2013 by davi
Friday 15 March
Aragas Magallanes Paddle Challenge sees epic start
The Stand Up World Series kicked off in style today at Day 1 of the Aragas Magallanes Paddle Challenge presented by Stand Up Latino and powered by Big Foot Adventures. Blue skies and one of the most striking and dramatic backdrops imaginable played host to a fiercely competitive long distance race that saw a selection of the world’s best battle it out on Lake Grey, in the infamous Torres del Paine National Park.
Continue reading ‘World Series season is officially open as the first stop in Chile lights up’
March 14th, 2013 by davi
Our latest SUP instructional video features skills to make turning easier. Be sure to check out all of our videos at Werner TV.
Continue reading ‘SUP Instructional Video: Turning’
March 11th, 2013 by davi
Monday 11 March
Record 1st place prize-money at Chilean World Series
With a groundbreaking and biggest ever $9,000 first place for any SUP event in history, the Aragas Magallenes Paddle Challenge presented by Stand Up Latino and Big Foot Adventure Company will kick off this Friday with an epic long distance in front of the incredible glacier in the region of Patagania, south Chile.
Continue reading ‘The Aragas Magallanes Paddle Challenge to kick off this week with record prize-money’
March 11th, 2013 by evan
I’ve been riding Starboard Wide Points for a couple years now. I started off with the original 10′5″ version and really liked it. I used it on Oahu’s North and West Shores because it allowed me the extra balance I needed when paddling back out in rough chop. It was also really comfy to ride in town on the South Shore, especially when just coming off a 17′4″ race board. This year’s 9′5″ Wide Point is a definite improvement. The shorter length allows for easier turns and it still feels super stable and turns great. It’s a different feeling than having a sub 30″ wide board with a narrow nose and tail but the loss in “shredability” is totally fine with me. I can’t really “shred” anyway. This board floats my 215 lbs no problem and has pretty good paddle power. Continue reading ‘Starboard Wide Point 9′5″ SUP Surfboard at Blue Planet Surf’
March 7th, 2013 by davi
Part of our stand up paddle instructional series, this segment focuses on driving downward with the top hand and bending slightly at the waist to gain a more efficient forward stroke. Drive with the duck!
Continue reading ‘SUP Forward Stroke – Segment 4′
March 4th, 2013 by robert
Downwind runs are exciting and fun. In the surf, you are often waiting for a set or your turn to catch the next wave. On a downwinder, there are no crowds, you have long windswells that stretch across the whole ocean to play with, you are always on the move, going from one glide to the next, surfing the bumps.
Continue reading ‘Narrated Downwind Run – Hawaii Kai Run Tips by Robert Stehlik’