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Makaha Ku Ikaika Challenge Ready to Go

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C4 Demo day at Cardiff Reef

C4 Demo day at Cardiff Reef

C4 Waterman, in collaboration with Boardworks and Shot Energy Drink, hosted a demo day at Cardiff Reef on November 27 and had some of their products available for raffle. All proceeds went to the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP).

The event was organized by Ted Rutherford, along with Phillip Rainey, Robbie Ellingson, Rick Thomas, and Andy Fisher.

“There was a very large crowd for a weekday event (it was a Tuesday),” said Ted. “At anyone time we had between eight to 13 stand up paddle surfers out, including surf stars Rob Machado and Rick Thomas.”

Raffle prizes include a C4 2-piece Carbon Standup Paddle, C4 T-shirts, C4 Paddle grips, and The Tom English DVD: “Sport of Kings”. More than $240 was donated to WWP.

C4 plans and Boardworks plan to hold more demo days in the future to support worthwhile causes.

Kudos to C4 Waterman and Boardworks for spearheading this community-veered initiative!

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2008 Hennessey’s Races

We just got a heads up from Chris Koerner on the 2008 Hennessey’s paddleboard race series for the mainland US, Hawaii, and Europe. He spoke to race director Tim Ritter and according to him most of these events will have a SUP division, and depending on the numbers there may be a stock, unlimited and age divisions depending on the number on entrants.

We encourage everyone who’s interested to join Hennessey’s mailing list (HENNESSEYSRACES@AOL.COM). Send them your contact info and let them know you’re into paddling in a SUP division.

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C4 Waterman/BoardWorks Demo Day at Cardiff Reef, January 22, 2008

C4 Waterman/Boardworks
Demo Day
Cardiff Reef, South Peak
Tuesday, 22 January, 0830-1130

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QuiksilverEdition Ku Ikaika Challenge

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C4 Guys Stand Up Paddle Surfing Big West Side

Check out this video of Todd Bradley, Brian Keaulana, Dave Parmenter and Tiare Lawrence surfing double and triple overhead waves.

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C4 Waterman Demo Day January 12


Come check out C4 Waterman’s demo day this Saturday, January 12, from 7-9AM, at Ala Moana Beach Park. The team will be on the Magic Island side of the lagoon.

Try out any of the C4 selection of stand-up paddle boards, including the inflatable Uli Board. Check out their selection of paddles, as well. Paddle around the lagoon, and find out which board you like.

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Fraser Island Stand up Paddle Challenge: Stand Up for the Disabled!

Photo courtesy of Pacific Longboarder

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 8 November, 2007 : – - Two Noosa-based stand up paddle surfers will paddle more than 300 kilometers around Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island, to raise money for surfers less fortunate than themselves. Chris de Aboitiz and Eugene “Woogie” Te Manu Marsh, both champion surfers and paddlers, will endeavour to complete the first circumnavigation of Fraser Island by paddlers from 26 November.
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Hollywood Star Jennifer Anniston and Courtney Cox Stand Up Paddling

Looks like Jennifer Anniston and Courtney Cox were out doing a little stand up paddling in Hawaii recently. Did anyone see them? Check out the picture because Courtney looks like she’s just about to go swimming.

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C4 Waterman/BoardWorks Demo Day at Cardiff Reef, November 27

C4 Waterman/Boardworks
Demo Day
Cardiff Reef
Tuesday, 27 November

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Stand Up Paddle on Auction for Save The Children


Bob of will be auctioning off a stand up paddle with pyrographic artwork for charity. The auction will be held in the next two weeks for the “Save The Children” initiative. This event is spearheaded by our friends at

The paddle that has the artwork added on to is the one on the left.


Visit Bob’s post on for more information about the paddle.

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Epic SUP Session

I try to limit describing my surf sessions as epic… in all, maybe a dozen sessions a year may even qualify as epic status. This year with work and travel, my epic sessions have been far and few. Well, yesterday definitely classifies as an epic SUP session. Continue reading ‘Epic SUP Session’

Wild and Wooly

It’s summer somewhere in the world… oh yeh.. in New Zealand. Too bad for the kiwis they are all experiencing a winter revival. The last two weeks have seen a swath of winter type storms brewing in the SPAC producing some of the biggest south swells of the season – in Nov. Good for us in Hawaii. There is basically surf all over the island. Blane emailed to say the Northshore was firing the past couple of days. I went out in town this morning to find some pretty fat waves rolling through out in the Waikiki bay. A couple Standup Surfers trying to battle the ferocious winds. A pretty amazing change from the super oily glassy conditions we had on Sat. Hope you are finding time to get out and catch some! As a special treat before the holidays, my buddies at Tactics have extended a 15% discount to all Standup Paddle Surf readers for tons of quality surf, skate, and snow gear. Just click on the image below and make sure to use the code “Paddle” when you check out.

Tactics Coupon

FREE DVD with C4 Waterman Stand Up Paddle

C4 Waterman is giving away a free DVD of “Stand Up Paddle Surfing – Hawaiian Style Vol. 1″, a how-to video on stand up paddle surfing, for every purchase of a C4 Waterman Stand Up Paddle. Promo runs until December 15, 2007.


Buy and Sell Stand Up Paddle Gear at

The team behind recently launched its Classifieds site catering to the growing number of stand up paddle enthusiasts around the world. connects stand up paddle surf buyers and sellers, providing them with a platform where they can exchange SUP-related goods and services.

The site adds to’s growing service offering. aims to build a locus where SUP fans can gather information and exchange ideas about this relatively new water activity that is sweeping the world’s oceans.
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