Archive for the 'Sessions' Category
October 21st, 2013 by davi
If you are interested in learning how to do downwinders on Oahu or want to improve your bump riding skills and timing to go faster with less effort, please consider a private downwind coaching session on Oahu’s south shore with Robert Stehlik. The most common south shore run for experienced paddlers is the Hawaii Kai to Kaimana Beach (Waikiki) run.
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September 11th, 2013 by robert
I recently returned from a River trip through the Grand Canyon. It was truly a trip of a lifetime. I put together two videos documenting the trip. The first is video is the shorter one, showing just the most difficult rapid in the Grand Canyon, called Lava Falls. I went through the rapid with my Stand Up Paddleboard (note: I said with the board, not on the board ). My 14 year old niece, Emily Williams rowed through it on a big raft and may be the youngest girl to have rowed through Lava Falls rapid. Continue reading ‘Grand Canyon SUP River Trip – August 2013′
July 23rd, 2013 by evan
Robert Stehlik sent us this video with him and Greg Pavao on a few training runs in preparation for the Molokai to Oahu race this Sunday. They are both riding the Blue Planet 14′x28″ Bump Rider race SUP and from watching the video are getting some great glides. Continue reading ‘Molokai Training Video’
January 3rd, 2013 by evan
Photo courtesy of Ha’a Keaulana
Jeff at C4 sent over these photos shot by Jeff Wathell of Mana Photography of their recent session at Makaha. Most people would think twice about SUP surfing waves this size but it’s nuts on a C4 Supsquatch with 7 riders. Looks like a much better use than racing. Lol. Here’s Jeff’s recap below.
Continue reading ‘Supsquatch in Big Makaha Waves’
October 8th, 2012 by robert
This coming Wednesday will be the first weekly time trial, brought to you by Blue Planet and Wet Feet.
Where: Meet at the Hawaii Kai Boat Club dock in front of The Shack in Hawaii Kai.
When: 5:00 pm this Wednesday, Oct. 10th and every Wednesday until further notice
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August 23rd, 2012 by evan
Mark Raaphorst just sent over these videos of the SIC race boards and the evolution of SUP race board design. The first video was produced by Mike Waltze who did the SUP documentary we reviewed last year. He did a great job with this video. This is one of the most professional looking SUP videos I’ve seen.
(click thumbnail to launch video)
Continue reading ‘Mark Raaphorst and SIC Race Board Documentary and Aerial Videos’
August 19th, 2012 by robert
If you ask anyone who has raced in the Molokai to Oahu race what the hardest part of the race was, the answer will most likely be: the last few miles. Continue reading ‘2012 Molokai to Oahu race coaching bootcamp by Robert Stehlik’
March 4th, 2012 by evan
Here’s a video I took with my GoPro camera from a recent SUP surfing session with Robert Stehlik, Kevin Seid and Kekoa Mau at Daystar, North Shore, Oahu.
(click thumbnail to launch video)
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February 23rd, 2012 by evan
Here are some pictures of Kevin Seid SUP surfing at Jocko’s on Oahu’s North Shore. He rode one of the custom Everpaddle boards he shaped and designed specifically for the north shore of Oahu. The board is around 8′ but I’m not 100% sure on that. Set waves that day came in around double overhead.
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February 18th, 2012 by evan
Here’s a video and some pictures of Robert Stehlik surfing with the new Blue Planet inflatable SUP board at Jocko’s on Oahu’s North Shore.
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February 9th, 2012 by evan
Here are some pictures of my friend Kekoa Mau surfing at Maili Point. 10-25 foot NW swell hit Oahu and left 6-15 foot waves at Maili that day. This was the first day he tested the Tropical Blends Surf 8′1″ surfboard.
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February 1st, 2012 by evan
The last day of 2011 brought us perfect weather for a beach day with the family. Here are some pictures I took from December 31, 2011 in Waikiki. What a great way to bring in the New Year.
Continue reading ‘New Years Eve 2011 in Waikiki’
January 20th, 2012 by evan
Here is a quick video of my friend Kekoa Mau surfing at Leftovers, North Shore Oahu on a custom Joe Blair surfboard. He’s over 200 lbs so this is a good example of how Blair’s boards work in overhead surf for big guys. I also got video of a few other surfers out there. See below.
Continue reading ‘My Friend Kekoa Surfing at Leftovers on a Blair Surfboard’
January 13th, 2012 by evan
If you follow the SUP race scene here in Hawaii, there’s a guy that is a fixture at most of the races. His name is Ed Wheeler and he’s an all around nice guy. Ed and I were at the North Shore Paddle Challenge at Turtle Bay Resort in October 2011. I was fighting bronchitis/walking pneumonia so I was limited to taking photos and Ed just got back from a Tahiti trip and was taking it easy. The waves were good so in between the surf heats, he went surfing with Robert Stehlik and I got these shots. I also included a few from the Duke’s OceanFest in August.
Continue reading ‘Ed Wheeler – SUP Surfing Ambassador’
December 30th, 2011 by evan
Here’s a short video of Mark Raaphorst and young Mo Freitas riding the S.I.C. Bullet 12′ SUP race board on some waist to chest high waves at Turtle Bay North Shore Oahu. The second clip with Mo in the video shows him catching the wave on the outside break and riding it all the way to shore. Check the time on the video and see how long he rides…pretty impressive. You can see in the video how easy the Bullet 12 catches waves and how well it can surf in the pictures below.
Continue reading ‘Surfing the S.I.C. Bullet 12′ SUP Race Board’