Archive for the 'Downwind/Racing' 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.
Continue reading ‘Information on Coached Downwind Runs with Robert Stehlik’
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’
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
Continue reading ‘Weekly Wednesdays time trials starting on Oct. 10th’
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’
June 1st, 2011 by evan
Here’s an interview I did with the winner of the 2011 Battle of the Paddle elite race, Travis Grant. This video was taken a few days before the BOP at C4 Waterman’s “secret traning day“.
Continue reading ‘Interview with C4 Waterman Ambassador Travis Grant’
May 18th, 2011 by evan
Here are some great downwind paddling videos that Robert Stehlik posted on his Zen Waterman blog. These were taken during the last Blue Planet SUP clinic held a week before the 2011 Battle of the Paddle Hawaii. Check it out at the link below:
May 13th, 2011 by evan
Last week I got an email from Liam over at C4 HQ asking if I was interested in joining them at a ’secret’ location for their 2011 Battle of the Paddle Hawaii (BOP) team rider training session. Of course I said I was interested and had a great time with the C4 team. I got a little lost at first, had to hike through bushes, fell in some mud but eventually I got to the secluded area where they had setup a mini BOP race course.
Continue reading ‘C4 Battle of the Paddle Secret Training Day’
September 20th, 2010 by davi
This was sent to us via email by Karen Baxter.
Aloha All –
This is a great youtube video of Connor and Bart. The Original DVD is about 20 minutes, put together for Starboard Advertising & Promotions.
Bill Boyum – Videographer
Keith Baxter – Jet Ski Driver
Connor Baxter – Starboard Team Rider
Bart de Zwart – Starboard Team Rider
Continue reading ‘Starboard Maui Downwinder Video’
June 1st, 2010 by evan
Bill posted this video of the SIC crew at Maliko. When people ask why we love downwind paddling, just show them this video.
(click thumbnail to launch video)
May 15th, 2010 by evan
Ok…I broke down and had to give it a try. Randy Strome and Kainoa Beaupre, this is your fault! After a number of hard core stand up paddlers started training on OC-1 (one man canoes) I had to give it a shot. Since 80% of the guys I know paddling OC-1 ride the Kamanu Composites Pueo, I borrowed a friend’s canoe and paddled in a 6.7 mile triangle to start. I started at Kaimana Beach and paddled upwind (15 mph wind) to the Diamond Head buoy and then downwind/sidewind to the Ala Wai buoy and then back upwind to Kaimana. The route is normally 6 miles or so but since I was going crooked and zig zagging a lot it turned out to be 6.7 miles. My time was 1:15…not fast but not bad for my first time. Continue reading ‘My First Downwinder on Kamanu Composites Pueo OC-1′
May 3rd, 2010 by evan
I’ve heard Dave Kalama, Ekolu Kalama, Todd Bradley and numerous other top paddlers say to join a 6 man canoe team if you want to get better. The clincher for me was when Doug Lock who is already a fast SUP, OC-1 and paddleboarder said he was joining a beginners crew for 6 man paddling. I just joined the same team. Here are my thoughts so far.
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April 30th, 2010 by evan
I’d like to give a big “THANK YOU!” to the crew in Maui for letting me tag along with them for a couple downwinders. Mark Raaphorst, Randy Strome, Jack Dyson, Livio Menelau, Chris and Donna. Also, thanks to Pono Bill for letting me use his leash. Coming from Oahu, I thought we were spoiled (and we are) with great surf and trade winds. I was blown away by how awesome Maui is for downwinders.
Continue reading ‘Kihei Maui Downwinder – February 2010′
January 2nd, 2009 by evan
I went on a downwinder last Thanksgiving Day which initially started off with my brother Darin who wanted to go stand up paddling. There weren’t too many choices, either it’s small waves and some wind on the South shore, or it’s going to be huge waves on the North shore. He’s out of surfing shape right now so that would be pretty tough.
Continue reading ‘Thanksgiving Day Downwinder on 12′6″s’
October 19th, 2008 by evan
Some pictures of an old Hawaii Kai downwind run with Jeff, Darin and Kekoa. This was a while ago.