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Surftech Jamie Mitchell 9′8″ SUP Stand Up Paddle 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 9′8″ SUP. This model has a much more pulled in nose and has substantial nose rocker. I was told that this is more of a high performance board for bigger, juicier waves. Here are the specs below and a short video preview.
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Future Fins SUP Fin Overview – Video

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At the 2010 Hawaii Battle of the Paddle I met the guys at Future Fins and got a short fin knowledge lesson on the spot. This video goes through the Future Fins SUP line.
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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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Planet Sun Apparel and Accessories

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Here are some more products from Planet Sun Hawaii which were on display at the recent 2010 Hawaii Spring New Products Show. Check out this video where John O’Maley shows us some of their hats and their UV sleeve:
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Aquaglide Adjustable Aluminum Stand Up Paddle

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Here’s a quick video I shot with Carnet Williams giving me a demo of the Aquaglide aluminum adjustable length stand up paddle. The adjustable handle moves in 2 cm increments and secures in place with a snap-lock fitting.
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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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Planet Sun Skin Protection Products

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I recently went to the 2010 Hawaii Spring New Products Show and got a change to meet up with John O’Malley, president of Planet Sun Hawaii. I’ve been using their sunscreen lately and like it a lot. Here’s a video where John talks about the Planet Sun skin protection products and UV protection in general.
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