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They’re Here – C4 Waterman 9′ Bat Tail stand up paddle surf board by Boardworks

C4 Waterman production 9' Bat Tail

I was at the C4 HQ last week and looked over and saw the new C4 production 9′ bat tail stand up paddle surf board sitting on a table outside as I was about to leave. I just had to show this on standuppaddlesurf.net so I took out my digital camera and shot some pictures and a short video of the board.

“We strive for a design that is shorter and doesn’t paddle with a lot of yaw. This board and the 9’6” paddle surprisingly fast for their size. And they don’t yaw and broach side to side when you paddle them as much as some other short boards… This is a fun board. That’s a great board for the guy who just wants to sit in the pocket and rip it up.” – Todd Bradley

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Joe Blair – stand up paddle surf board master shaper on boards for big boys – Video

Joe Blair

I met up with Joe Blair last week at Lego Land’s parking lot to check out the master shaper’s 9′9″ stand up paddle surf board. It was my last day in San Diego and there was no other way to meet up. I’m glad I did as the custom Blair stand up paddle board was worth checking out and Joe had some great stand up paddle info to share.

The board shown on video is designed for people 170 pounds and below. This custom Blair stand up board was made for a 130 lbs wahine (female). Continue reading ‘Joe Blair – stand up paddle surf board master shaper on boards for big boys – Video’

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F-16 High Tech Stand Up Paddle Board for distance runs and downwinders

My buddy Jeff Chang at Wet Feet Hawaii www.WetFeetHawaii.com turned me onto the F-16 stand up paddle board for distance runs. I guess they do up to 30 mile paddles on this bad boy. I can’t wait to get him to let me try his out. Jeff got me so excited yesterday when he was telling me about it. He said that it was like riding a continuous wave the whole paddle run. It’s because you can actually ride open ocean swells and any little bump during your ride as long as the wind is fairly strong.
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The stand up paddle explained in detail by Todd Bradley from C4 Waterman Part 2 with Video

I asked Todd Bradley from C4 Waterman to let me film him talking about the stand up paddle to share the fundamental information with everyone. I got a lot out of his explanations and hope it can help others.

C4 Waterman Stealth Stand Up Paddle and Paddle Grip

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The stand up paddle explained in detail by Todd Bradley from C4 Waterman Part 1 with Video

I asked Todd Bradley from C4 Waterman to let me film him talking about the stand up paddle to share the fundamental information with everyone. I got a lot out of his explanations and hope it can help others.

C4 Waterman Stealth Stand Up Paddle and Paddle Grip

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Comparison between C4 Waterman Boardworks 10′ and 10′6″ stand up paddle surfboards with video

C4 Waterman 10′ and 10′6″ stand up paddle surfboards C4 Waterman 10′ and 10′6″ stand up paddle surfboards

C4 Waterman 10′ and 10′6″ stand up paddle surfboards C4 Waterman 10′ stand up paddle surfboardsC4 Waterman 10′ bottom side of stand up paddle surfboards

I’ve been riding the C4 Waterman 10′6″ stand up paddle surfboard for about 2 or 3 weeks now. I think I have about 15 hours on the 10′6″ for now and 6 hours on the 10′ stand up board. At 210 lbs on a good day, the 10′ board is a bit more challenging to balance on than the 10′6″ which I’m very comfortable on. The 10′ board surfs way better than anything I’ve tried so far so it’s been worth the extra effort to get the balance right. I paddled the 10′ today in 20+mph winds. Basically, paddling any size stand up paddle board is hard in winds over 15 mph. I was very pleased today in that I was able to balance on the 10′ C4 board and was fairly comfortable. I think with another 5 hours or so more of time on the 10′ board in the water I’ll be really comfortable and will have a much easier time surfing. We’ll see.

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Stealth C4 Waterman Carbon Fiber Stand Up Paddle Surfboard

Stealth C4 Waterman Carbon Fiber Stand Up Paddle Surfboard

I just got the sneak peek at what’s to come over at C4 Waterman HQ. Todd showed me some new products that blew my mind. One of them was a full carbon fiber distance racing SUP that I think was 14 ft long. The whole shape and design looked like it was one of those spy planes the U.S. Air Force has. He let me take a picture of it but it’s still in my camera. I also got a quick 5 to 10 sec video of Todd in front of a huge room full of boards, paddles, dirt bikes, tow in surf gear, etc. It’s like a candy store for guys. He said I can post it for everyone to see.

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