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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

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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

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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!


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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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Photo from Lift-Magazine.com

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

C4 Waterman/Boardworks
Demo Day
Cardiff Reef
Tuesday, 27 November
0830-?

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Stand Up Paddle on Auction for Save The Children

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Bob of PonoHouse.com 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 Lumberjocks.com.

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

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Visit Bob’s post on PonoHouse.com 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.

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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.

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Buy and Sell Stand Up Paddle Gear at MyPaddleSurf.com

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The team behind StandUpPaddleSurf.net recently launched its Classifieds site catering to the growing number of stand up paddle enthusiasts around the world. MyPaddleSurf.com 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 StandUpPaddleSurf.net’s growing service offering. SUPS.net 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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First Stand Up Paddle Surf Contest

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What a beautiful day in Honolulu for a Stand Up Paddle Surf contest! My very first foray into a competitive surf environment. Small kine waves at Bowls for our 30 mins one heat final. Six of us out there and the best waves of the day! Nothing special, but enough to show off the grace and form of SUP surfers. I had a bunch of fun rides, lip hits, paddle tricks and noserides. When I got in the realities of surf contests hit me.. I had killer rides and would have placed somewhere in the top half, but what I didn’t know is that you get points deducted if you are on the same wave as other folks… the rule is usually first on their feet, but on a SUP you are already on your feet. So I did what I do with friends.. hop on together and if there’s room ride, if not pull out. Well.. that didn’t sit well with the judges and negative points I went. Oh well… there’s next time. It was all for fun anyways.

Photos courtesy of HawaiianWaterShots.com

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C4 WATERMAN Releases ‘Stand Up Paddle Surfing, Hawaiian Style, Volume 1: Basics to Intermediate’ DVD

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HONOLULU – (Friday, October 12, 2007) – C4 Waterman, the leaders in the stand-up paddle surfing market, have teamed up with Premiere Productions to produce Stand Up Paddle Surfing, Hawaiian Style, Volume 1: Basics to Intermediate.

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