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Installing Handle Mounts for a Stand Up Paddle Surfboard at Wet Feet Hawaii – Part 1 – Video

Attaching Handles on Stand Up Paddle Board at Wet Feet Hawaii

Wet Feet’s Clarke takes us through the process of installing handle mounts on a stand up paddle surfboard. It’s worth it once you have those handles installed on your board. It will be much easier to carry, plus, it can be used as a grip to grab on to while in the water.

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Installing a Clear Grip on a Stand Up Paddle at Wet Feet Hawaii Video

Clear Grip for Stand Up Paddle by Wet Feet Hawaii

This is a short, five-minute how-to clip on installing a clear grip on your stand up paddle. What’s cool about this grip, which is available at Wet Feet, is that it doesn’t add to the overall diameter thickness of the paddle shaft, as you will see on the video.

Not much talking on this one, but it’s a very useful demonstration.

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Steve Boehne of Infinity Surf About Fin Configuration

Infinity Surf Custom Stand Up Paddle Board 10 ft Quad

When I got the Infinity Quad I was trying to figure out what fin setup to use and what the difference would be. Here’s a Q&A with Steve Boehne from Infinity Surf with those answers.

The Quad Cluster has five fin boxes. What are the suggested fin setups and what difference will it make in performance?

The first rule is that each guy is different and he should experiment with fin configurations to find his own preference. We normally don’t put 5 boxes in the quads, but we did this one so you could have fun experimenting. Traditionally, a quad has the two largest fins in the front boxes and the smaller twin fins in the rear boxes. You may notice that the front boxes are installed near the rail and towed in and the rear boxes are closer and parallel to the stringer. We found that unlike a short board, which is ok to be kind of “squirrelly”, an SUP feels better with positive directional control. This is achieved by moving the rear fins in and parallel. The center fin is not usually used unless you are riding it as a tri fin thruster or if you really want to make it positive.
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Infinity Surf custom epoxy “ku ku hoe” stand up paddle board air vent – Video

Infinity Surf stand up paddle board air vent

When I visited Steve Boehne at Infinity Surf in Dana Point, California, I got a chance to see some interesting air vents that he installs in his custom epoxy boards. I got a short video of Steve explaining the vent to a customer, some inside info and shot some pictures up close. These are the actual vents he uses on the custom epoxy Ku Ku Hoe stand up paddle boards.

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Stand Up Paddle Board Carrying Strap for C4 Waterman Stand Up Paddle Boards

Stand Up Paddle Board Carrying Strap for C4 Waterman Stand Up Paddle Boards

I found a new use for the 2 small leash plugs on the C4 Waterman stand up paddle surfboards. They were designed initially to have the velcro attach around a paddle and use as a handle but I need stronger velcro for when the wind picks up. I also don’t like carrying the board that way very much. Continue reading ‘Stand Up Paddle Board Carrying Strap for C4 Waterman Stand Up Paddle Boards’

Mastic Tape Stand Up Paddle Protector

Here’s an email and pictures from Beau in Washington and his “Mastic Tape Paddle Potector” that I thought I’d share with you guys:

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Video with Steve Boehne owner of Infinity Surf (Ku Ku Hoe) and master stand up paddle surfboard shaper

Infinity Surf Store

In my visit with Steve Boehne, master stand up paddle surf board shaper and owner of Infinity Surf and Ku Ku Hoe, Steve shared some very insightful tips on how to best choose a stand up paddle board and things to consider. Check out this video to hear Steve first hand.

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Joe Blair – stand up paddle surf board master shaper on boards for big boys – Video

Joe Blair

I met up with Joe Blair last week at Lego Land’s parking lot to check out the master shaper’s 9′9″ stand up paddle surf board. It was my last day in San Diego and there was no other way to meet up. I’m glad I did as the custom Blair stand up paddle board was worth checking out and Joe had some great stand up paddle info to share.

The board shown on video is designed for people 170 pounds and below. This custom Blair stand up board was made for a 130 lbs wahine (female). Continue reading ‘Joe Blair – stand up paddle surf board master shaper on boards for big boys – Video’

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Stand Up Paddle Tip – What to do with the paddle when wiping out

I read a tip about what to do with the paddle when you wipe out and get dragged in the whitewash. Stand up paddle surf boards are BIG so when you fall in big surf you get dragged like a rag doll. There’s a way to make your paddle an asset instead of a liability in a wipe out.

Here’s the tip:

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Standup Surf Tip – Cheap Paddle Protector

As part of our continuing SUPtips series here is a method that can be used for protecting both the rails of a stand up paddle board and the paddle. It is a 1” wide rubber mastic tape that can be purchased at any home improvement or hardware store. Pretty inexpensive way to protect your board and paddle.

It works best to apply with 2 people. Start at the shaft/ blade joint. Cross the joint and wrap ¾ away around the blade, then flip and wrap the rest of the way up and across the joint again. Then wrap a collar around the ends to keep them in place. Press the tape flat and try to keep air bubbles out. This material works really well and is especially important when boards are used in demo, rentals, or when someone is learning on your brand new board. Attached are a few pics of a paddle we applied it to and the box the tape was in.

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The stand up paddle explained in detail by Todd Bradley from C4 Waterman Part 2 with Video

I asked Todd Bradley from C4 Waterman to let me film him talking about the stand up paddle to share the fundamental information with everyone. I got a lot out of his explanations and hope it can help others.

C4 Waterman Stealth Stand Up Paddle and Paddle Grip

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The stand up paddle explained in detail by Todd Bradley from C4 Waterman Part 1 with Video

I asked Todd Bradley from C4 Waterman to let me film him talking about the stand up paddle to share the fundamental information with everyone. I got a lot out of his explanations and hope it can help others.

C4 Waterman Stealth Stand Up Paddle and Paddle Grip

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Stand Up Paddle Board Vent Plugs

Aloha you all… Evan gave me access to the site and here I am writing my first post. A quick stand up paddle history about me. I first stood up with a paddle about two years ago on Maui when I was visiting a couple of friends. They plopped me onto a couple monster 12 foot boards and I was hooked. I left Maui with a repaired paddle (broken windsurf mast and universal) looking for a board. A buddy in Honolulu had an old beat up Munoz Surftech that he loaned me. I was in for a surprise the first time I paddled out at Kaimana. The board was totally unstable and the winds battered me to shreds. I kept taking the board out until I finally found my very own board. It was a Dave Parmenter 10′ gray camo board shaped for Archie on Maui. This board was a beast. Heavy, stable, and a tank on water. The board had gone many through many hands and everytime I went out someone would yell.. hey that board was sitting at my house for months…

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