Archive for October, 2015

SUP Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga at Ala Moana – Part 1

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SUP boards are not just for racing or surfing, they can be used for yoga too! SUP or stand up paddleboard yoga is essentially yoga on a stand up paddleboard in the water. Since the SUP board is large enough to act as a mat (and sturdy enough to support someone standing on it) it was only a matter of time before yogis started to discover the ways it challenged their practice.
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Kai Lenny & Candice Appleby win the World Series Finals and secure the 2015 World Racing Titles

Kai Lenny & Candice Appleby are crowned 2015 World Champions

It was an epic close to the 2015 season here at Turtle Bay, as we saw extremely competitive racing and dramatic finishes in both the long distance and sprint racing that led to the crowning of 2 new World Champions for 2015.

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Board Meeting Episode 9: Gore-Tex Vent Plugs

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will talk about Gore-Tex vent plugs for SUP stand up paddle boards. Vent plugs are installed on SUP boards as a way to help prevent the separation of the fiberglass or epoxy layer from the foam core, also known as delamination.
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World Series Finals returns home to Turtle Bay, with an epic forecast in place for a dramatic finish

Epic forecast in place for a dramatic final event of the 2015 season that will decide the 2015 World Champions at Turtle Bay Resort

It will once again all come down to this dramatic final weekend of the season to decide the 2015 World Championship Title for the Men, and establish podium positions overall for the women, as Turtle Bay is once again set to deliver a show like no other.

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Connor Baxter Wins the 2015 Pacific Paddle Games!

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The 2015 Pacific Paddle Games was one of the biggest, craziest and the most stacked field of athletes I have ever competed against.

The first day kicked off with the first round of the technical race, which was four rounds of 25 people. And the top athletes made it straight to the semi-final round. The losers went into a repercharge round – and the winners of the repercharge would go to the semi-finals.
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Board Meeting Episode 8: Fin Setups for SUP Surfing

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will talk about the different types of fin setups for SUP stand up paddle surfing.
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Board Meeting Episode 7: Enjoy Handplanes and Bodysurfing

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Welcome to another episode of Board Meeting. In this episode, Robert and I will talk about handplanes/handboards from Enjoy and bodysurfing. Bodysurfing is another fun water activity that you can do when the conditions are not ideal for stand up paddling.
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Caio Vaz from Brazil and Izzi Gomez from the USA are crowned World Champions for 2015

After 2 years of being so close with two 2nd place finishes, the Brazilian Caio Vaz secures his first World Title at just 21 years old

Caio Vaz (Art in Surf) was in the final back in 2012 when Leco Salazar (New Advance) won his World Title, so felt the emotion and excitement of being able to bring a World Title home to Brazil.

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Poenaiki Raioha and Izzi Gomez are crowned 2015 the US Open Stand Up Paddlesurfing Champions

Poenaiki Raioha puts on a flawless performance on the Final Day of action to take victory at the 2015 US Open of Stand up Paddling

Poenaiki Raioha (F-One) put on a flawless performance this week at the US Open of Stand Up Paddling, with some of the most progressive surfing imaginable and a mindblowing success rate.

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