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The 2016 Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge – Recap by Connor Baxter

Connor Sweeps The 2016 Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge

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The 2016 Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge was a huge event with heavy competition. It was the largest contingent of elite competitors getting together at one event for this entire year – in both the men’s and women’s fleet.
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Please Help Our Kids!

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Our kids recently won first place in the Honolulu Startup Weekend and are now in the Global Startup Battle. I’m asking you to please help them get to the next level. It’s kinda like American Idol during this period. They need to get online votes. You can vote once per day in each of the three tracks until Dec 4 when it closes. The links are below. Please click on them and vote!

Link 1: Championship Track

Link 2: Great in the Making Track

Link 3: The Innovators Track

Here are articles about the competition.
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Menehune Hat Clip Startup Weekend Global Startup Battle Video

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HELP! Please vote for us here https://goo.gl/pikXZl.

The menehunes won 1st place in the Startup Weekend Global Startup Battle competition in Honolulu on November 15. They were the youngest team to win in Hawaii and possibly the youngest team to win out of over 105,000 attendees over the past 6 years.
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SUP Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga at Ala Moana – Part 2

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SUP boards are not just for racing or surfing, they can be used for yoga too! SUP or stand up paddleboard yoga is essentially yoga on a stand up paddleboard in the water. Since the SUP board is large enough to act as a mat (and sturdy enough to support someone standing on it) it was only a matter of time before yogis started to discover the ways it challenged their practice.
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SUP Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga at Ala Moana – Part 1

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SUP boards are not just for racing or surfing, they can be used for yoga too! SUP or stand up paddleboard yoga is essentially yoga on a stand up paddleboard in the water. Since the SUP board is large enough to act as a mat (and sturdy enough to support someone standing on it) it was only a matter of time before yogis started to discover the ways it challenged their practice.
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Are you Ready? Battle of the Paddle next weekend Sept. 29 & 30

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Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle
Ready to go next weekend
September 29 & 30
ARE YOU READY?

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The Stand Up World Series comes home to Turtle Bay for the Finals

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Turtle Bay to host the Stand Up World Series Finals

In all sports there are the proving grounds, the place where it all began and the place where it will always return to. For the world of ocean sports, Hawaii has long been regarded as ‘that place’: the birthplace of surfing and stand up paddling and the roots of surf culture as we know it.
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Oahu South Swell of the Decade

Found this video on youtube that shows the size of the swell we had last week. Very cool.


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How Bad Do You Want Success?

I saw this on my friend Kyle’s facebook page.


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Stand Up Paddle Surf Sprint race at the Teva Mountain Games

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Mirrored off the classic Down River Sprint, the Maui JimΒ SUP Surf Sprint presented by C4 Waterman is a race against the clock in the heart of Vail on Gore Creek. Anyone up for the challenge will run this 3-mile stretch of Gore Creek from East Vail to Vail Village SUP style. Competitors must stand strong because snow melt from the nearby Gore Range makes for icy waters while navigating the class II/III course. Mix in a handful of low bridges, drops and wave trains as paddlers battle it out in the SUP’ing of Gore Creek. Continue reading ‘Stand Up Paddle Surf Sprint race at the Teva Mountain Games’

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Bobby Ah Choy – The Early Years of Stand Up Paddle Surfing

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Steve at Surftech had this really great photo of Bobby Ah Choy doing his version of stand up paddling (and sit down) in Waikiki. I love the wooden chair! I’m not sure what year this was but you can tell from the skyline and lack of buildings that it was a while ago.
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Interview with Luke Evslin on his Accident at the Molokai Hoe Canoe Race

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Back in October 2010, Luke Evslin got into a really bad accident during the Molokai to Oahu 6 man canoe race. It happened at the beginning of the race and the escort boat’s propeller ran him over during the paddler change. I visited him recently at the Kamanu Composites factory and I’m glad to report the he’s recovering very well.
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Announcing Battle of the Paddle HAWAII 2011

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RAINBOW SANDALS GERRY LOPEZ BATTLE OF THE PADDLE

RETURNS TO HAWAII May 14 & 15, 2011


Presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection

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2nd Annual Punta Sayulita Longboard & Stand-Up Paddle Classic – March 12-13, 2011

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PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release- January 13, 2011

Sayulita, Mexico

Top Competitors to Compete at 2nd Annual Punta Sayulita Longboard & Stand-Up Paddle Classic – Presented by Corona – March 12-13, 2011

Punta Sayulita and presenting sponsor, Corona, announce dates for the 2nd Annual Punta Sayulita Longboard & Stand-Up Paddle Classic to be held on March 12 – 13, 2011 in the beautiful surfside village of Sayulita, Mexico, along Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit.
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Luke Evslin – Get Well Soon!

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I was watching the live webcast of the Molokai Hoe race (OC Paddler TV did an awesome job with this) a couple weeks ago and heard the info on how Luke Evslin, one of the founders of Kamanu Composites got into an accident during the race in which the boat’s propeller ran into him. At the time, the announcers didn’t know his condition but since then we now know that he could have died. From the look of the wounds and the stories around the situation, it’s amazing he lived but I think the future has great things in store for Luke. How else can you explain it?
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