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Surftech Lahui Kai 12′6″ Jamie Mitchell Model SUP Racing Board

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I was at Surftech’s Hawaii office on Queen Street and got some pics and video of the Jamie Mitchell Lahui Kai race SUP. Here are the specs below and a short video preview.
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Surftech Takayama 9′8″ SUP Stand Up Paddle Board

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Here’s another board by Donald Takayama from the 2010 Surftech SUP surfing lineup, the Hawaii Pro Designs 9′8″.
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Surftech Takayama 9′4″ Noah Ka Oi SUP Stand Up Paddle Board

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Here’s another preview from Surftech’s stand up paddle surfing lineup for 2010, the Hawaii Pro designs 9′4″ Noah Ka Oi by Donald Takayama.
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Surftech Takayama 8′8″ Menehune SUP Stand Up Paddle Board

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Here’s a short preview of the Surftech Hawaii Pro Designs 8′8″ Menehune SUP.
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Boardworks Rusty 9′8″ SUP Stand Up Paddle Board

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I was at Blue Planet Surf’s Hawaii store on Ward Ave and got some pics and video of the Rusty 9′8″ SUP. Here are the specs below and a short video preview.
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New S.I.C. Bullet 17′4″ SUP Racing Board

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Here is the latest SUP racing board from S.I.C., the new 17′4″ Bullet. This is what the S.I.C. team rode in the 2010 Molokai to Oahu race. Check out the video below where Mark Raaphorst tells us more about the Bullet 17′4″.
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S.I.C. Custom F-20 SUP Stand Up Paddle Board

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Here’s an F-20 from SIC.  Yes, you read it right, 20 feet long.  This was shaped for Junya who is not a small guy.   Continue reading ‘S.I.C. Custom F-20 SUP Stand Up Paddle Board’

C4 Waterman 12′6″ “Switchblade” Prototype SUP Board

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During one of our downwind runs, Todd Bradley showed me one of their new prototype stand up paddle boards, the 12′6″ “Switchblade”. Todd mentioned that the board will be in production at BoardWorks and will be out in stores soon.
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Candice Appleby with The Prototype Surftech 8′11″ Ripper SUP Board

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Last week I ran into Candice Appleby at the Surftech shop where she showed me one of the new prototype boards that she is working on with Randy French. These new boards, an 8′11″ and an 8′4″, are going to be signature Surftech models designed for high performance surfing according to Candice. Here’s a video of Candice with a quick overview of the 8′11 “ripper” stand up paddle board.
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S.I.C. Custom F-18 Flatwater SUP Stand Up Paddle Board

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When I was in Maui a couple months ago I saw Jack Dyson’s new F-18 being made. Mark Raaphorst said that it was designed for flatter conditions on the south shore in Kihei. Here’s a video I shot while at SIC.
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Tropical Blends Carbon SUP Board and Paddle

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Jim over at Tropical Blends showed me the next generation of SUP’s made out of carbon fiber. I took these pictures with my iphone a while ago and finally got them off the phone. Sorry if they are a little blurry.
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S.I.C. X14 SUP Stand Up Paddle Racing Board

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Here’s a look at the new SIC X14 race board. This is the flat water design that Mark Raaphorst designed for short course races like Battle of the Paddle. These boards are especially good for riders under 200 lbs but the X14 seems to be able to float me pretty well at 205 lbs. Continue reading ‘S.I.C. X14 SUP Stand Up Paddle Racing Board’

Starboard K-15 15′ SUP Stand Up Paddle Racing Board

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Another board from Starboard’s 2010 racing lineup, the K-15 stand up paddle race board. Here are some photos and info sent to us by Margareta Engstrom, Starboard’s Media Manager.
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S.I.C. S-16 SUP Standamaran version 3

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Looks like Mark made some dramatic changes to the S-16 SUP Standamaran. I’m still waiting for an update on how it rides compared to the earlier versions. Looks pretty slick though.
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Starboard K-14 14′ SUP Stand Up Paddle Racing Board

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Here are some more photos sent to us by Margareta from their 2010 SUP racing line. This time for the 2010 K-14 stand up paddle race board. This is the board that Ekolu Kalama rode to win the long distance and sprint distance races at the Jever World Cup in Hamburg last year.
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