Archive for April, 2014

Blue Planet Rock N’ Roller SUP Board Review

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Review written by: Darin Leong

It has taken me awhile to work up to this board, but the Rock N’ Roller is now my favorite all around board. It is a great balance of performance and enough stability for lots of fun in all kinds of conditions.
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My Boosted Boards Electric Skateboard is Finally Here!

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Back in 2012, I got to try out the Boosted Boards electric skateboard and was really impressed by it. I ended up ordering one but due to unforeseen circumstances, delivery was delayed. After roughly 17 months of waiting, it’s finally here. Check out the video below where I unbox the board and did a bit of testing with the help of my kids. Continue reading ‘My Boosted Boards Electric Skateboard is Finally Here!’

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Registration Open for 13th Annual Surftech Jay Race

The Surftech Jay Race is a unique event offering prone and stand up paddlers the opportunity to honor and pay tribute to Jay Moriarity, an individual who affected countless lives with his positive attitude and fearless approach to big wave surfing. Continue reading ‘Registration Open for 13th Annual Surftech Jay Race’

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Wednesday: Downwinder Meeting at 4:30 PM Kahala Beach Park, Both Short Course and Long Course

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TRADEWINDS! Conditions look good for a downwinder again, so we will do another one this Wednesday. We will meet at 4:30 pm at Kahala. Everyone is welcome to join, we will do a shorter course for the slower paddlers starting at Toes (the beach park at the bottom of Hawaii Loa ridge). The faster paddlers will do the longer run from Portlock to Kahala. We will not have a time trial training group in Hawaii Kai this Wednesday. Continue reading ‘Wednesday: Downwinder Meeting at 4:30 PM Kahala Beach Park, Both Short Course and Long Course’

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Lina Augaitis takes the overall win at the Abu Dhabi All Stars World Series

Lina Augaitis puts on a show at her first World Series Race in Abu Dhabi

Lina Augaitis from Canada arrived in the UAE for her first showing on the Stand Up World Series, already an acclaimed paddler, but a new face on the Series. On Day one, she came out of the gate firing all cylinders to take a comfortable win in the long distance. Meanwhile on day 2, Lina maintained her composure and powered her way through the rounds to reach the Final heat of the day.
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Kai Lenny makes it a clean sweep at the Abu Dhabi All Stars Grand Slam, winning the World Series

Kai Lenny takes the win in the sprints and the Overall at the All Stars World Series

The World Series Sprint Racing provided some of the most dramatic competitive Stand Up Paddle Racing yet on the Stand Up World Series, as the World’s best battled it out at the all new Yas Marina SUP Circuit for the final component of the Abu Dhabi All Stars Grand Slam.
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S.I.C. Bullet-14 V3 SUP Race Board – First Look

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Here’s a first look at the SIC Bullet 14 v3. There hasn’t been much in the form of trade winds lately so I was lucky to get one day of downwind conditions between all the Kona weather and vog. I picked up the SIC Bullet v3 from Young Brothers, took it out of the shipping wrap and got ready to get it wet. Right from the start I noticed a pretty big difference in the outline and rocker. Continue reading ‘S.I.C. Bullet-14 V3 SUP Race Board – First Look’

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Connor Baxter & Lina Augaitis victorious on Day 1 of the World Series Racing at Yas Marina

Connor Baxter turns it on again here on Day 1 of the World Series at Yas Marina

Connor Baxter (Starboard) played a smart game today here at Day 1 of the Stand Up World Series component of the Abu Dhabi All Stars Grand Slam, patiently waiting for the right moment to make a move and sprint to victory in the 8.5km long distance course. The Top 10 athletes were in a pack for 5 out of the 8.5 km, as the Top 8 then broke away through the 5th lap.
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Izzy Gomez takes the win at the Abu Dhabi All Stars amid fierce competition

Izzi Gomez comes from behind to take victory at the Abu Dhabi All Stars

Coming off an impressive win at the last stop of the Stand Up World Tour in Brazil, Izzy Gomez (Starboard) started slower at the open of the 2014 Abu Dhabi All Stars, but soon found her stride and gained momentum through the rounds to take victory at stop #3 on the 2014 Stand Up World Tour. With an incredible winning record (2 out of 3 this year and 4 out of 7 since the beginning of 2013), Izzi is proving herself to be a dominant force in the sport of Stand Up Paddling and a true Champion.
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Epic day of action on Day 2 of the Abu Dhabi All Stars Grand Slam

Epic 2nd day of action here at the Abu Dhabi All Stars Grand Slam

It was another full and dramatic day of action today at Wadi Adventure Park in Al Ain, for the 2nd day of the Abu Dhabi All Stars. With a warm up session for the women to kick the day off, it was straight back into Men’s Round number one, as we picked up with Heat #13 through 16 to complete the first round of action.
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Dramatic day of action here on the 1st day of the Abu Dhabi All Stars

The Abu Dhabi All Stars sees an exceptional first day of action at Wadi Adventure

The Stand Up World Tour Surfing component of the Abu Dhabi All Stars Grand Slam got underway today with the first round of the Main event for the Men, and warm ups for both Men and Women.
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2014 Turtle Bay Challenge Women’s Pro Surf Contest

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In February, I went to the 2014 Stand Up World Tour Women’s Pro finals. The conditions were really good. Very blue skies, light winds, and the water was looking pretty nice. It wasn’t really choppy and bumpy. The waves were big enough for a decent surf contest, I think some of the sets coming in were about double overhead or so, and they were definitely rideable. Continue reading ‘2014 Turtle Bay Challenge Women’s Pro Surf Contest’

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Connor and Ashley at the Newport Film Festival

This was sent to us via email by Karen Baxter.

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If you live in Southern California – here is a treat. Well – of course I think so!!!

The Newport Film Festival presents!!

Connor will be in California for the debut of the film he is starring in on Monday, April 28th. The film is – H2mexicO. Continue reading ‘Connor and Ashley at the Newport Film Festival’

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Welcome to the Abu Dhabi All Stars Grand Slam: action is about to kick off here in the UAE

Abu Dhabi opens its arms to the World’s best Stand Up Paddlers

The Abu Dhabi All Stars Grand Slam is back for its widely anticipated second edition: this time in an upgraded capacity, with full status World Surfing Tour and World Racing Series events, making a statement for the sport in this incredible country.
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Two Groups this Wednesday: Downwinder Meeting at 4:30 PM, Kahala Beach Park; Hawaii Kai Time Trial at 5:30 PM

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Conditions look good for a downwinder again, so we will have two training groups again this Wednesday. We will meet the downwind group at 4:30 pm at Kahala. We will also have a coaching/ time trial group meeting at 5:30 pm at our regular meeting spot by the boat ramp in Hawaii Kai, where everyone is welcome to join (the tide is too low for a short course downwinder). Continue reading ‘Two Groups this Wednesday: Downwinder Meeting at 4:30 PM, Kahala Beach Park; Hawaii Kai Time Trial at 5:30 PM’

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