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Sandwich Island Composites 2nd Generation F16 by Mark Raaphorst

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Sandwich Island Composites gives us a preview of the 2nd generation F16 which is a proven point-to-point racing board by Mark Raaphorst. Check out what’s new with the new generation F16 .

The differences:
Rhino design and CNC cut (true curves, better symmetry)
More boxy rails. (dry feet)
Single concave with small hydro hull side panels (better stability)
Smaller pad (lighter weight)
Contoured deck (increase comfort and stability)

The board is even faster, planes out longer and is more stable
Future construction is autoclave.
Basically a lot of what is going on with the new F14.
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Starboard 9′8″ x 30″ Tufskin SUP Board

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I took this video last year during my trip to Bangkok, Thailand where I met with Starboard’s Svein Rasmussen and Margareta Engström at the Starboard HQ. While at the headquarters, Svein showed me the 9’8”x30 Tufskin Black Camo.
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Sandwich Island Composites (S.I.C.) New F-18 by Mark Raaphorst

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We have asked Mark Jackson, to give us his views on the F18. Here is the review of his two F18 boards (flat water and a channel board) both of which he is extremely pleased.

With flat water club racing and both coastal and channel crossings becoming popular, stand up race boards are becoming more exotic and user specific. Both my F18’s were designed and shaped by Mark Raaphorst and built by the Sandwich Island Composites (S.I.C ) dream team.
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Surftech’s 8′11 Gerry Lopez Tuflite Model in Action at Pleasure Point

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George Phiripes of Surftech, sent us these pictures of the new 8′11 Gerry Lopez Tuflite model while in action at Pleasure Point. This is just a preview at the new Gerry boards which are still in production but will soon be available during the summer… check out the other pictures to see more of this board.
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New F-14 S.I.C. Stand Up Paddle SUP Race Board

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I’ve actually had this board for a few weeks now but this post took a while to finish. I got lucky with this F-14 SUP race board. I tried Ray Shiraishi’s custom F-14 (no rudder) during a downwind run a while back in pure epic conditions. The wind was over 20 mph and was very consistent. The swell was going in the right direction. It was at least waist high on the swell and there was a good amount of bumps and wind and it was a super fun downwinder.
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Candice Appleby with Her New Tropical Blends Pro-Model Prototype SUP Board – Video

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Tropical Blends’ Team rider, Candice Appleby gives us a glimpse of her new proto-type high performance model by shaper, Shane Reuber. Candice shows us the stage 1 of the shaping process with this video clip that she personally took.
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Ultimate C4 Waterman SUP Stand Up Board Quiver

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Can you believe this is a new quiver…for one person? This was sent to us from Ted Rutherford and Todd Bradley over at C4 Waterman:
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Ekolu Kalama’s Starboard 9-0 Superfish SUP Board

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I filmed 2 separate videos with Ekolu Kalama showing me his Starboard 9’0”x30” Superfish SUP board. The first video is a short one shot in the parking area of Sunset Beach. He rode this board as a quad that session. Ekolu’s been riding the 9’0” Starboard Superfish especially when he’s out in the water catching waves be it Teahupoo or Pipeline. Watch this short clip as Ekolu gets ready for a session at Sunset Beach, Hawaii.
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Sandwich Island Composites (S.I.C.) F-14 by Mark Raaphorst – Video

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After riding Ray Shiraishi’s F-14 in epic downwind conditions a few weeks back I couldn’t get it out of my mind. I told Ray that his F-14 (w/out rudder) would be perfect with a rudder. Last week I called Mark Raaphorst at Sandwich Island Composites (S.I.C.) to ask how long it would take to shape an F-14 and see what was new. I got lucky as it turned out another customer had ordered an F-14 carbon molded model SUP and didn’t like the color so I ordered it. I got it yesterday. Continue reading ‘Sandwich Island Composites (S.I.C.) F-14 by Mark Raaphorst – Video’

Dave Parmenter Shaping C4 Waterman’s 10′10″ “Bombora Chaser”

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Just last week, Todd Bradley of C4 Waterman sent a bunch of pictures showing Dave Parmenter’s latest big wave board: the 10′10″ “Bombora Chaser”. Dave gave us some background and specifications of this new SUP board. Take a closer look at this latest offering from C4 Waterman and see it first on this page.
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Starboard 8′5″ x 30″ SUP Stand Up Paddle Board

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This is part of the series of video clips I took from my Starboard HQ visit in Thailand. On the video is Svein Rasmussen, Starboard CEO, showing the new 8’5” x 30 board, which he said gives the rider a different perception of SUP surfing. He said that when he tried it, it gave him a good and easy surf experience. It can take on a 160 lbs. rider and will still have that ease and glide that you could get from a 10’5”, 11’2 or even a 12’6”. Continue reading ‘Starboard 8′5″ x 30″ SUP Stand Up Paddle Board’

Starboard 2009 SUP Catalog – Sneak Peek

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We were fortunate to get a sneak peek at the 2009 Starboard SUP Catalog. Here is the latest offering from the largest windsurf company in the world now focusing on stand up paddle surfing. Continue reading ‘Starboard 2009 SUP Catalog – Sneak Peek’

New Products from C4 Waterman – Sling Blade 9′9″ SUP Board

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Another video of Dave Parmenter, today with the new C4 Sling Blade 9′9″ stand up surf board. It has a very refined long board shape, a fairly neutral long board rocker, flat bottom, crisp edges, pulled in and foiled out tail. Something that your foot will build the control very easily.
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New Products from C4 Waterman – Da Mooch 11′ SUP Board

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Here’s another video of Dave Parmenter, this time with the new C4 Waterman 11′ Da Mooch SUP board. This 11′ has a lovely, very relaxed, neutral long board rocker. It’s something you can stand on the nose all day on and still let you make big swooping left or right turns. It’s a great San Onofre or Waikiki board. It’s unreal for long distance paddling. You can paddle miles on it and still surf.
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New Products from C4 Waterman – Sub Vector 9′3″ SUP Board

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By Clarise:

Here’s a video of Dave Parmenter presenting the new C4 Waterman 9′3″ Sub Vector. The board was designed to be a no-fail board for intermediate surfers and above, starting around with a max range of around 240-250 lbs. It has a lot of very potent short board features: flat bottom, really hard crisp edges that goes into a double concave, and convertibility with five fin boxes.
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