Archive for the 'Boards' Category
August 4th, 2011 by evan
I met up with Joe Blair (once again at Legoland San Diego) and he showed me a couple of his new “quad for big guys” stand up paddle surfing boards. Sorry about the wind noise but it was a windy day in San Diego. As you’ll hear in the video, Joe’s got a lot of experience and knowledge when it comes to surfboards.
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July 26th, 2011 by evan
Here’s a preview of Starboard’s 10′3″ x 29″ Pro SUP stand up paddle board from their 2011 Pro Wave lineup. This board was shaped by Scott McKercher and Svein Rasmussen.
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June 6th, 2011 by evan
Here’s a preview of the 2011 Starboard Ace 14′ x 25″ SUP stand up paddle race board shaped by Brian Szymanski. As you’ll notice in the video, the Ace has really thick sides and has quite a lot of volume. I haven’t had a chance to try it out yet but the board looks fast.
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April 5th, 2011 by evan
I’ve had a few sessions on the Starboard 10′5″ Wide Point SUP and so far it turns and surfs pretty good for such a wide board. The conditions I rode this board in were small waves, chest high at the most. I haven’t had time to get out to the north shore lately and the south shore has been pretty small for winter surf. My first impression for this board is that it looks very slick with the paint job and sandwich construction.
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March 21st, 2011 by evan
Here’s a video of Scott McKercher giving us an overview on the Starboard Pro Wave SUP stand up paddle surfing board line. The video was shot over the Australian summer Matt Holden, Margareta Engstrom and their team got some really good action shots. This is one of the best productions for a product video we’ve seen so far.
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March 2nd, 2011 by evan
Here are some “in-action” pictures of the Surftech 10′6″ Blacktip stand up paddle board. The Blacktip is a great all-around, family board and the kids absolutely love it. This is the next generation version of the original 9′0 Blacktip which was also a fun board but the main difference is that the 10′6″ can actually catch waves. For this version, Surftech made it longer and a bit more narrow. The board is still very stable.
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February 10th, 2011 by evan
Here’s a short video of the Surftech Munoz 12′6″ Wateryder SUP Stand Up Paddle Board. This is a great cruising / all-around board and I really like that it has a lot of screw mounts that you can use to store your gear. The board cruises nicely in flat water and surfs pretty good on small waves. I haven’t tried surfing it on bigger waves yet.
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January 25th, 2011 by evan
Here’s a preview video of the new Starboard 12′0″ x 33″ Atlas SUP stand up paddle board sent to us by Margareta, Starboard’s marketing manager. In the video, Scott McKercher gives us some info on the design of this new all-around SUP board.
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January 20th, 2011 by evan
Here are some pictures of the new S.I.C. Custom 14′ Bullet SUP race board. I just got this board on January 18 and I was able to try it out in glassy south shore conditions and waist high waves. My first impression is that the board surfs really well for a 14′ board and seems to connect small bumps but it’s hard to tell until I ride it in real downwind conditions.
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January 16th, 2011 by evan
Here’s a preview video of the new 14′ SUP race board from Everpaddle. I shot this during the Blue Planet Surf SUP Clinic and Demo Day held last Nov. 6, 2010. Kevin Seid, owner of Everpaddle, gives us a look into the design of his new race board.
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January 1st, 2011 by evan
Here’s another board from Amundson Designs Hawaii, the 11′6″ all-around stand up paddle board. John Amundson, the board’s shaper and designer, gives us a preview as well as some info on the design of the board.
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December 17th, 2010 by evan
I was at the Blue Planet Surf SUP Clinic and Demo Day held last Nov. 6, 2010 and got the chance to meet Doug Hopkins, product manager for Aquaglide Paddlesurf / Amundson Stand Up Paddle Boards, and the designer himself, John Amundson. They brought along some of their boards and one of them was the Amundson 12′6″ which I had the chance to try out a while back. The Amundson 12′6″ comes in two models, the TR and the TR-X. They are almost the same except the TR-X has a layer of carbon making it about 4 lbs lighter than the TR.
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December 8th, 2010 by evan
I was at the Surftech office on Queen Street and got the chance to take some pictures of the new Pearson Arrow 12′ Laird SUP board. This is the latest from Bob Pearson made by Surftech in conjunction with Laird Hamilton.
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November 28th, 2010 by evan
Todd Bradley sent us some clips of him riding the C4 12′6″ “Switchblade” stand up paddle board. The video is a bit long but it gives different angles of how the board performs in light winds. I’ve tried this board myself in surf and really liked it. I like the glide and in small waves the nose allows an easier re-entry into the reform of the wave. This makes catching small waves fun because of the challenge to carry the longest ride possible by connecting small bumps, similar to a downwinder. I have yet to try this on a Hawaii Kai run.
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November 13th, 2010 by evan
I first met Brian Szysmanski at the 2009 Battle of the Paddle in Dana Point but at that time the Starboard boards were under development and I couldn’t show off the prototypes. I had a chance to reconnect with Brian at the 2010 Battle of the Paddle Hawaii. These Starboard race boards have been out for a while now I got a chance to video a detailed overview of the boards from Brian himself.
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