Archive for January, 2015

Wednesday Training Group: Meeting at 5:00 PM Hawaii Kai- Topic: Energy Conservation, Breathing and Breath with Stroke Rhythm

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Coaching topic: energy conservation, breathing and breath with stroke rhythm

After coaching, we will do the regular 2 mile time trial training course, meeting at 5 pm at the boat ramp in Hawaii Kai.
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Will Schmidt Releases Trailer of Upcoming Documentary

By: Allie Brown

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Earlier in 2014, Will Schmidt set a world record and was the first person to standup paddle largely unassisted from Canada all the way down to Mexico on his standup paddle board. As you can imagine, this journey was an incredible accomplishment for Will as well as a trying time while attempting to overcome mental breakdowns and physical exhaustion. Will’s journey lasted a total of 61 days, 58 of which he was paddling.
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Wednesday Training Group: Meeting at 5:00 PM Hawaii Kai – Topic: Stroke Tune Up

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Coaching Topic: Stroke Tune Up

We will review stroke technique and do some drills to work on improving stroke mechanics and efficiency.

The wind will be light and we will do our regular 2 mile time trial training course, meeting at 5 pm at the boat ramp in Hawaii Kai.
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SUP the Mag | SIC Bullet 11′ Review

By: Allie Brown

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SUP the Mag featured the SIC Bullet 11′ in its latest review. Check out what they had to say!
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Da Hui Backdoor Shootout sees great Round 3 action & an elite SUP Exhibition event at Pipeline

Keali’i Mamala wins the prestigious SUP exhibition with an epic Pipeline Barrel

After a challenging first outing at Pipeline last Friday in lacklustre conditions, an elite crew of 6 Stand Up Paddle athletes took to the water for an hour long exhibition, as the winds turned offshore, and the surf turned on for a unique showcase for Stand Up Paddling at Pipeline.

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The first day of the Team Da Hui Backdoor Shootout sees perfect scores at epic Pipe and Backdoor

Perfect scores illustrate a perfect day at Pipeline for the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout

The surfing was mindblowing today at the World’s premier Surfing amphitheater, but the stars of the show were without doubt Pipeline and Backdoor, the waves that put on a flawless spectacle for what was touted as the best day of the winter so far.

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Starboard’s 2015, 8-8 AirBorn review by Atlantic Paddle Surfing

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What Starboard says;   …  The 2015 8′-8″ Air Born is a larger version of the highly regarded 2014 Air Born series range for maximum shredding in smaller surf. Thin rails and profile (thickness) combine with the width for a stable yet sensitive and highly responsive ride. Drive and acceleration, when the wave is lacking power, is provided by the mono concave bottom creating the ability to generate speed and project vertically. Although a fast rocker, it’s still able to fit in the pocket for tight carves with release coming from V in the tail for letting the fins go when desired. This board was designed for the even larger riders in the over the 180 lbs plus providing plenty of float and stability. Mono-concave throughout the boards bottom..
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Lina Augaitis Paddles Lake Mead

By: Allie Brown

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If you haven’t paddled Lake Mead yet you don’t know what you are missing!! SIC Global team rider and BOP distance champion Lina Augitias on her X 14 PRO Lite on a flat water glide…
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Opening Day of Da Hui Backdoor Shootout sees Lenny, Perkins, Botha & Melvin Keawe victorious at Pipe

Kai Lenny reigns supreme at inaugural Da Hui Backdoor Shootout in tough conditions

History was made today at Pipeline in celebration of the 50th Anniversary Duke Kahanamoku Invitational, as the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout kicked off with a showcase of all forms of ‘wave sliding’, from the simplest form of bodysurfing right through to Stand Up Paddling, as Hawaii’s best stepped up to do battle at the infamous Banzai Pipeline.
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50th Anniversary Duke Kahanamoku Invitational is now LIVE at watermanleague.com

The 50th Anniversary of the Duke Kahanamoku Invitational, the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout is now LIVE at watermanleague.com

We are now live from Pipeline with the Opening day of action for the Da Hui Backdoor Shoout presented by Ambry Genetics and in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Duke Kahanamoku Invitational.
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Da Hui Backdoor Shootout in memory of Duke Kahanamoku to feature Shortboard, SUP, Longboard, bodysurfing & bodyboard

Da Hui Backdoor Shootout celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Duke Invitiational

2015 represents a special year for the North Shore of Oahu, as the longstanding Da Hui Backdoor Shootout celebrates the 50th Aniversary of the original Duke Kahanamoku Invitational event, this year to be held at the infamous Pipeline.
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Wednesday Training Group: Downwinder – Meeting 4:30 PORTLOCK

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We hope you had a great start to the new year!
Make one of your resolutions to join the Wednesdays training group on a regular basis!

This week, will meet for a Kahala Run downwinder. Meeting is at PORTLOCK, 4:30 pm SHARP (not meeting at Kahala). Jeff and Robert will coach and will give everyone a ride back to Hawaii Kai afterwards.
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Fiona Wylde and Starboard

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As my water sport career takes flight from a little girls’ dream into a profession, I could not be more excited to have a supporter like Starboard at my back with solid boards under my feet! 2015 presents new opportunities and new goals for me in all my sports; SUP Racing, SUP Surfing and Windsurfing, and I am so thrilled to be part of the Starboard International Team! Here’s to the good times, the hard work, and the travel of this next season. See you on the water!

~Fiona Wylde
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SIC Maui’s Sonni Honscheid Featured in SUP Examiner

By: Allie Brown

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Sonni Honscheid just had an awesome write-up about her featured on SUP Examiner. Check it out!

Here are some highlights of the feature:
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