Archive for the 'Press Releases' Category
August 1st, 2009 by clarise
Oahu, Hi. (July 31, 2009) – Surftech team rider Jamie Mitchell (Gold Coast, Australia) is far more than simply the worlds fastest paddler. He’s a surfer who has proven himself in the big wave arena by charging massive surf in Australia, Hawaii, Mexico, and California on both his surfboards and stand up paddleboards. Last weekend in extremely challenging seas, Jamie won the 32-mile Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard race for the 8th straight time, with his closest competitor, Hawaii’s Brian Rocheleau, more than 20 minutes behind. “The first two-thirds (of the course) was pretty good — I could feel the current from the start,” Mitchell said. “But then that last third, it took forever to get close … it was tough. Probably the toughest race of the last three or four years.”
Continue reading ‘Surftech team riders Jamie Mitchell and Kanesa Duncan win Rainbow Sandals Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard Race’
July 27th, 2009 by clarise
Hawaii’s Kanesa Duncan Claims Women’s
Ekolu Kalama Takes Standup Honors
HONOLULU – (July 26, 2009) — For the eighth consecutive year, Australian Jamie Mitchell proved he’s light years and hard-earned miles ahead of his paddleboard peers, winning the 32-mile Rainbow Sandals Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard Race that is the unofficial world title of the sport. The toughest tidal conditions in years kept Mitchell from breaking the record he set in 2007, coming in 10 minutes slower today at four hours, 58 minutes and 25 seconds. His closest rival, Hawaii’s Brian Rocheleau, was more than 20 minutes behind at 5:20:53.
Above: Jamie Mitchell conquers crazy conditions off the cliffs of Oahu as he heads home for a win. Photo: Bernie Baker.
Continue reading ‘Mitchell Claims 8th Consecutive Rainbow Sandals Molokai To Oahu Paddleboard’
July 24th, 2009 by clarise
July 23, 2009 – Honolulu, HI – This Saturday Marine Artist and Waterman Hilton Alves, also the founder of the Surf Art Kids Project, will partner with Project Pure Light at its fundraising event at Don Ho’s Island Grill. The event will be held from 11:00 am till 3:00 pm and will benefit Project Pure Light. Hilton Alves will be putting the finishing touches an original paddling themed painting live, which will be auctioned off at the event. Linking art with social responsibility, Alves will be donating half of all art proceeds of the day to Project Pure light including proceeds from the original art piece auction. Tickets to the event will be available at the door for $25 dollars and all are welcomed to the event.
Continue reading ‘Hilton Alves Partners with Project Pure Light at Saturday Fundraising Event’
July 24th, 2009 by clarise
Molokai Community Service Council & Na Kama Kai Receive Donations
HONOLULU – (July 23, 2009) – California businessman Jay Longley Jr., founder of Rainbow Sandals out of San Clemente, demonstrated that aloha comes from the Mainland, too, when he made financial and product donations to two worthy Hawai’i charities today: the Moloka’i Community Service Council and Na Kama Kai.
Above: Molokai Youth say “mahalo” for the support of Rainbow Sandals.
Continue reading ‘San Clemente’s Rainbow Sandals Makes Donations to Hawaii Charities’
July 23rd, 2009 by clarise
This email was sent to us by Kanalu.
Aloha kakou a pau,
Asking you guys to come out and support the effort – read below. I attached our pledge form or you can go to www.hahawaii.org ; pass it on if you are inclined to do so.
In the way of Pohaku, he’s made the 11th hour decision to turn his paddle across the Ka Iwi Channel (Molokai Channel) as an unofficial entrant in the Rainbow Sandals Molokai to Oahu Paddle Board Race on July 26, 2009 (unofficial b/c the race organizers don’t have a wood board class). Now don’t get me wrong on the 11th hours stuff – only the brilliant idea to turn this into a fundraiser is new. He’ll be raising funds for Punana Leo o Kamakau, Kanalu (Pohahku’s non-profit), and Na Kama Kai (non-profit of Duane Desoto).
Continue reading ‘Molokai-Oahu Rainbow Sandals Paddleboard Race’
July 23rd, 2009 by clarise
Congratulations to the winners of the Naish 4th Annual Maui Iinternational Paddleboard Championships held Sunday, July 12, 2009 from Maliko Gulch to Kahului Harbor.
AWARDS LIST: Standup Unlimited
MALE OVERALL RESULTS
FEMALE OVERALL RESULTS
Continue reading ‘Naish 4th Annual Maui International Paddleboard Championships Race Results’
July 22nd, 2009 by clarise
Corporate Execs and Recreational Athletes Challenge the Pros in Run, Ocean Swim and Paddle Events
WHAT: H2O Audio, the leader in high-performance waterproof headphones and accessories for active people everywhere, is proud to be the title sponsor of the 2nd Annual Surf Monkey Challenge, an innovative endurance-sport crossover event that brings fitness enthusiasts and world class athletes together for an exciting day of races, music and beach activities.
Continue reading ‘H2O Audio Announces 2nd Annual Surf Monkey Competition To Take Place Saturday, August 8th in Oceanside, California’
July 17th, 2009 by evan
Here’s the info for the bags straight from Mark Raaphorst:
Just wanted to let you know that our custom F-14 SIC Travel board bags have arrived. If anyone is interested please let us know. Continue reading ‘F-14 Travel Bags’
July 17th, 2009 by clarise
27.000 spectators at the JEVER SUP World Cup Hamburg – Hawaiian and German are winner of the professional race
Hamburg, 12th of July 2009 27.000 spectators, 143 participants, six proud winners, a lot of new infected Stand Up Paddler, an easy going surf atmosphere amidst the Hamburg HafenCity, high spirited after show party’s, action on the water of the Elbe and a lot of fun – short, the JEVER SUP World Cup Hamburg 2009 was a thorough success. Thereto Matthias Neumann, CEO of the organizing agency ACT AGENCY: “We look back at three great event days, with a fabulous feedback of spectators. The actives were excited and would love to have more events in this new trend sport on such a high level. In the new city district, the HafenCity, we found a perfect location and we definitively want to come back with the JEVER SUP World Cup next year.” Continue reading ‘JEVER SUP World Cup 2009 – Race Recap’
July 12th, 2009 by clarise
July 10, 2009 – Kahuku, HI – According to Merriam-Webster, passion can be defined as “intense, driving, or overmastering feeling or conviction or a strong liking” or “desire for or devotion to some activity, object, or concept.” Hilton Alves exudes passion for both SUP and art and the two together are the genre of his life. As an artist and waterman, Hilton Alves has long been a lover of the sea, the sheer beauty of ocean life and water sports. This love is expressed through a series of paintings about SUP, surf, marine life, perfect waves, seascapes, and others.
Continue reading ‘Passion for Stand Up Paddling Shines Through Art at Haleiwa Arts Festival’
July 9th, 2009 by clarise
Here is an exclusive preview of StandUp Journal’s “Fall” issue sent to us by Clay Feeter, publisher of Stand Up Journal magazine.
The eye-opening spread features, “stuff you didn’t know about a guy we’ve all followed for years” type piece written by Maui’s Keith Holland.
The feature is on Buzzy Kerbox. He talks about early wild water adventures with Laird, and then their falling out as friends, and how they started to get along again.
Buzzy also hashes out his drive to stay in the mix during the ‘Bustin’ Down the Door’ generation on Oahu, having to compete against the photogenic Buttons and others on the North Shore… and Buzzy’s now multi-faceted sup stoke; he loves the distance paddling as much as the waves.
Grab your copy of the “Fall” issue as soon as it’s out.
July 6th, 2009 by clarise
WHO: – Dave Kalama – Waterman (you name it & he’s done it)
- Natalie Coughlin – Olympic Gold Medalist
- Michellie Jones – World Champion Triathlete
- Kate Major – Ironman Champion
- Luke Bell – Ironman 70.3 Champion
WHAT: H2O AUDIO SURF MONKEY
- 5km Run/Walk
- Run/Swim Combo
- 1 Mile Swim
- 4-mile & 8-mile Paddleboard/SUP Race
- Live Music
Continue reading ‘Sport Legends committed to 2009 H2O Audio Surf Monkey in Oceanside’
June 25th, 2009 by clarise
Here’s an interesting article sent to us by C4 Waterman scanned from pages of the Canoe&Kayak.com magazine. This was originally published in the magazine written by Mark Anders with photos by Robert Zaleski.
Continue reading ‘Circle St. John: Three Strangers Circumnavigate A Caribbean Gem’
June 19th, 2009 by clarise
Santa Cruz, Calif. (June 13, 2009) – With a light fog greeting them at dawn, the record number of racers packing New Brighton Beach at the 8th Annual Surftech Jay Moriarity Memorial Paddleboard Race presented by CLIF Bar had little idea what was in store for them on the 12 mile course. Competitors discussed various course strategies while loading up on nutrition bars, gels and hydration provided by Jay Race Presenting Sponsor CLIF Bar. In 2008, Jay Race champion Chad Carvin of Laguna Hills, broke the course record in a time of 1:51:58. Would we see another course record set on this day? With Chad not able to come defend his title, would this be the year a local takes top honors once again? All questions would soon be answered. Continue reading ‘2009 Surftech Jay Moriarity Memorial Paddleboard Race Title Decided by:06 Seconds’
June 16th, 2009 by clarise
High Performance Takes on New Meaning with Record-Breaking Swimmer Incorporating Music into Training Regimen
Michael Phelps is wearing H2O Audio’s Interval™ product with built-in Surge™ waterproof in-ear sport headphones.
Continue reading ‘H2O Audio Announces Partnership With Michael Phelps’