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Jen and Laura 7 for 7 in the British Virgin Islands

Posted 7 years ago

C4 Team Riders Jen Koki and Laura Birse travel across the globe to the British Virgin Islands….Check out their BLOG where they answer 7 questions for 7 days…. [Link]

C4 Demo Day at Sand Island

Posted 7 years ago

Come join us Saturday, November 6th, 2010 at Sand Island Marine Park from 8 am – 10 am. Try C4's Boards and paddles for FREE! Bring your friends!
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World Series SUP?

Posted 7 years ago

Kenny Howell, a 48-year-old from Montara near Half Moon Bay, said he might join friends on stand-up paddle boards in McCovey Cove. Then again, he said, his living room is also appealing. "I'm torn. I know how cold it is out there," Howell said. "It's one step above swimming. Still, it's really cool just to be close to the good vibe." [Link]

Hawaii News Now Promotion

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Archie's Prototype Boat Sled

Posted 7 years ago

C4's Archie Kalepa 47 (AK47) Boat Sled is still in R & D phase. The inflatable has been tested behind the Maui County Fire Department's boat and also behind Archie's boat escorting the women's Molokai outrigger canoe race. So far, feedback and results are good. The AK47 inflatable, along with our iRescue inflatable Rescue Board, will round out our existing iSUPs and iMATS lines. [Link]

Watermen Race Molokai

Posted 7 years ago

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Rainbow Battle of the Paddle 2010 Results

Posted 7 years ago

The largest stand-up paddle surfing race ever was held at Doheny Beach in Dana Point on Saturday and Sunday, October 2nd and 3rd. More than 800 people participated in multiple races in all age groups and classes. The Elite Race on Saturday saw Danny Ching repeat, beating Jamie Mitchell and Slater Trout efficiently. Candice Appelby won the women's Elite Race, beating Brandi Baksic and Jenny Kalmbach with sheer determiniation. Sunday's Distance race was also won by Danny Ching on an 18-foot board. He was followed by Rob Rojas and Chuck Patterson, close behind on "unlimited" boards too. Brandi Baksic won the woman's division of Sunday's race on a 14-foot board. Second place went to Rachel Brunton and third, Andrea Moller. In the Men's 14-foot division Jamie Mitchel took top honors, followed closely by C4's Georges Cronsteadt and Slater Trout. One second split the threesome! Noa Ginella, winner of C4's SUP Surf Race last August, took second behind Matthew Becker in the 18-andUnder Stock distance race. In the Junior race, Riggs Napoleon put on a clinic. He's 12 years old and faster than most adults on the planet. Complete Results at EvolutionTiming.com {movremote}http://media.libsyn.com/media/c4waterman/BattlePaddleDanaPoint2010.mov{/movremote} You can watch the event FREE at todocast.tv if you register and login. http://live.todocast.tv/template.ma.php?EventNumber=TDC-E1300
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SUP High Jump in Boulder

Posted 7 years ago

More that 75 people showed up for a recent demo day at Boulder Reservoir, in Colorado. C4 Rep. Ryan Guay performs the SUP high jump… SUP High JUMP from Ryan Guay on Vimeo. [Link]

C4 Demo Day Oct 16th Pokai Bay

Posted 7 years ago

Join us at Pokai Bay for Demo Day, Saturday October 16th from 8 am -10 am.
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Introducing the C4 V1 14-foot Racer

Posted 7 years ago

After a year of research and development, C4's 14-foot V1 Racer finally hit the water this summer. Shaper Dave Parmenter writes: If you are kicking the tires of a 14-foot race board it means you are most likely serious about elite stand-up paddleboard racing and have a bit of brass polish on hand to brighten up the ole gaudy metal on the mantelpiece at home. So let’s chuck the infomercial patter and get down to brass tacks: The C4 Waterman V1 series owns the stock-class race scene in Hawaii. Period. After last summer’s highly competitive race season, in which the C4 14’ Vortice XP dominated every stock-class race in the Islands, the C4 elite race team of Greg Pavao, Archie Kalepa, Todd Bradley, and designer Dave Parmenter decided to look ahead to the next summer season. So they went back to the drawing board and came up with the V1: A sleeker, faster, more efficient Vortice class racer, one that is at home in flat-water races as it is in oceanic bump-riding distance hauls. With a straighter, more centered plan shape than the original Vortice XP, a steep water-deflecting rail profile, plus a ‘V2R2V’ displacement hull, the new V1 glides though the water like it’s hurtling downhill on a cushion of Teflon coated ball bearings. But the fun’s not just for the flat-bellys: at 28” wide and 6” thick there’s plenty of stability and buoyancy for paddlers or fun-seekers whose only six-packs come from Seven-Eleven. Here's some feedback from two avid stand-up paddlers, Liam Wilmott and Robert Stehlik. "Given that I have not done any downwind paddles this summer and the last time I stepped onto a SUP was in Utah, I could not have had a more enjoyable time on the V1 today. The bumps were decent from Deadmans to Sunset and the V1 was immediately very stable and user friendly. I caught lots of bumps and managed to stay in front of Dennis (Pang) for about 15 minutes (he was riding a custom 14' hollow board from Tiger). I lost some ground sometime around where the bumps slowed down and my heart rate pumped up. I am innerly stoked that although I finished an admirable last, at least I did not fall.– Liam Wilmott
"I got first place in the SUP stock division at the Na Pali Paddleboard challenge on the new C4 Waterman Boardworks production 14' V1 Ocean Racer. I'm stoked about the board. It worked great, fast, yet stable. I only fell off once on the 16-mile course and finished with a lead of over 30 minutes in the stock division." – Robert Stehlik SPECS: Construction: TEC (Therman Epoxy Compression) Length: 14'0" Nose: 14 3/8" Width: 28 5/8" Tail: 15 11/16" Thickness: 5 5/8" Weight: 31 lbs. Price: $1,950 Buy Now!
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Na Pali Paddleboard Challenge Results

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Na Pali Paddleboard Challenge Results
September 18, 2010. Kaua’i, Hawai’i.

Women’s Stock Prone Name: #: Departure: Arrival: Duration: Place: Mary Castelanelli 112 9:24 am 2:14.15 pm 4:50.15 1
Women’s SUP Fun Run “Paddle for the Pali” Time Trial Race Name: #: Departure: Arrival: Duration: Place: Andrea Smith 102 9:24 am 1:18.30 pm 3:54.30 1 Sue Cooper 118 9:24 am 1:26.13 pm 4:02.13 2 Hanna Krugger 104 9:24 am 1:29.50 pm 4:05.50 3 Leila Kawaihalau 107 9:24 am 1:36.56 pm 4:12.56 4 Lynn Ham Young 108 9:24 am 1:38.17 pm 4:14.17 5 Tiffany K. Spencer 105 9:24 am 1:44.45 pm 4:20.45 6 Kim Elegado 109 9:24 am 1:50.22 pm 4:26.22 7 Valorie B. Owen 101 9:24 am 1:52.57 pm 4:28.57 8 Caridyn Colburn 106 9:24 am 1:55.10 pm 4:31.10 9 Liana Pyne 117 9:24 am 2:03.25 pm 4:39.25 10 Holly Amodio 119 9:24 am 2:04.30 pm 4:40.30 11 Aranza Rodriguez 116 9:24 am 2:06.20 pm 4:42.20 12 Carol Andrews 103 9:24 am 2:11.10 pm 4:47.10 13
Men Fun Run “Paddle for the Pali” Time Trial Race Name: #: Departure: Arrival: Duration: Place: Krishan “Blanka” Aruna 110 9:24 am 12:51.25 pm 3:27.25 1 Matt Ernsdorf 111 9:24 am 1:37.50 pm 4:13.50 2 Brav Ellis 120 9:24 am 1:42.05 pm 4:18.05 3 Cesare Lucente 113 9:24 am 1:42.30 pm 4:18.30 4 Tim Saunders 114 9:24 am 1:44.20 pm 4:20.20 5 Jon Lucas 115 9:24 am 2:06.45 pm 4:42.45 6 Paul Jansen 121 9:24 am 2:08.10 pm 4:44.10 7
Men Fun Run “Paddle for the Pali” Time Trial Name: #: Departure: Arrival: Duration: Ray Woolard 213 10.42 am 1:48.05 pm 3:06.05 Tom Potter 206 10:42 am 1:55.05 pm 3:13.05 Nick Marvin 208 10:42 am 1:58.50 pm 3:16.50
Women’s Stock SUP Race Name: #: Departure: Arrival: Duration: Place: Brenda Rogers 201 10:42 am 2:23.45 pm 3:41.45 1
Men’s Stock Prone Race Name: #: Departure: Arrival: Duration: Place: Kamuela Aea 200 10:42 am 1:47.50 pm 3:05.50 1 Gavin Gillette 220 10:42 am 1:52.55 pm 3:10.55 2 Davey Taylor 219 10:42 am 2:07.00 pm 3:25.00 3 Elijah Frank 217 10:42 am 2:23.50 pm 3:41.50 4 Bruce Stine 216 10:42 am 2:30.10 pm 3:48.10 5 Dustin Barca 221 10:42 am 2:35.40 pm 3:53.40 6 Ian Vernon 214 10:42 am 3:10.33 pm 4:28.33 7 Jeff Eisenbach 207 10:42 am 3:16.06 pm 4:34.06 8
Men’s Unlimited Prone Race Name: #: Departure: Arrival: Duration: Place: John Cammack 210 10:42am 1:54.20 pm 3:12.20 1 Joshua Comstock 202 10:42am 2:03.13 pm 3:21.13 2 Jeff McBride 212 10:42am 3:10.36 pm 4:28.36 3 Rick Hurst 211 10:42am 3:36.18 pm 4:54.18 4 James Friend 225 10:42am 4:00.00 pm 5:18.00 5
Men’s Stock SUP Race Name: #: Departure: Arrival: Duration: Place: Robert Stehlik 224 10:42 am 1:27.20 pm 2:45.20 1 Rob Haugland 215 10:42 am 2:00.45 pm 3:18.45 2 Don Jones 203 10:42 am 2:02.32 pm 3:20.32 3 Jason Irons 222 10:42 am 2:05.00 pm 3:23.00 4 Lucas Ross 205 10:42 pm 2:05.35 pm 3:23.35 5 Jeremy Lloyd 223 10:42 am 2:15.25 pm 3:33.25 6 Miguel Graham 218 10:42 am 2:28.00 pm 3:46.00 7 Sean Moore 204 10:42 am 2:47.50 pm 4:05.50 8 Newt Wilder 209 10:42 am 2:48.30 pm 4:06.30 9
Men’s Unlimited SUP Division Race Name: #: Departure: Arrival: Duration: Place: Livio Manelau 308 11:10 am 1:32.30 pm 2:22.30 1 Scott Trudon 301 11:10 am 1:34.20 pm 2:24.20 2 Leleo Kinimaka 310 11:10 am 1:49.30 pm 2:39.30 3 Kevin Horgan 306 11:10 am 1:52.10 pm 2:42.10 4 Tristan Boxford 303 11:10 am 1:53.40 pm 2:43.40 5 Ed Wheeler 304 11:10 am 1:53.55 pm 2:43.55 6 Kalani Vierra 309 11:10 am 1:55.40 pm 2:45.40 7 Kevin Davison 305 11:10 am 1:57.30 pm 2:47.30 8 Jimmy Fitt 307 11:10 am 2:07.45 pm 2:57.45 9 Aaron Marvin 302 11:10 am 2:15.00 pm 3:05.00 10
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Duke's OceanFest 2010 C4 Waterman Slide Show

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Here are some highlights of C4 Waterman's SUP Surf Race and SUP Surf Contest held August 26th and 27th in Waikiki. Mahalo to the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation , ASP Hawaii , contest director Liam Wilmott and especially, photographer Dana Edmunds. Plus some video clips: Day 1 SUP Surf Race
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2010 Haleiwa Joe's Race Results

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21st Annual Haleiwa Joe's Labor Day Race Sunday, September 5, 2010 4.5 miles Waimea Bay to Alii Beach More than 200 participants in this year's race…. here are the results Unlimited Men 39-and-under: 1. Mikey Cote Jr. 41:18; 2. Kaeo Abbey 44:35; 3. Richard Swaja 52:30. 40-and-over: 1. Andrew Ozimec 45:44; 2. Troe Herlong 48:38; 3. Clark Abbey 49:29. Stock Paddleboard Junior 14-and-under: 1. Peter Takahashi 54:00; 2. Pierce Watumull 54:12; 3. Noah Deer 54:57. Teens 15-19: 1. Holden Takahashi 47:49; 2. Nick White 49:18; 3. John Ginella 51:09. Men 20-29: 1. Charley Feldman 53:36; 2. Cheyne Eugenio 54:12; 3. Kenith Scott 1:02:35. Men 30-39: 1. Kai Hall 43:26; 2. Victor Hemmy III 45:01; 3. Gavin Sutherland 46:25. Men 40-49: 1. Bert Charlton 45:27; 2. Blair Thorndike 47:04; 3. Patrick Wong 48:28. Men 50-59: 1. Greg Quinn 45:42; 2. Michael Cheape 47:41; 3. Scott Rigg 48:48. 60-and-over: 1. Tim Fernandez 52:31; 2. Ray Raymond 1:01:25; 3. Virgil 1:04:06. Women 39-and-under: 1. Colleen Tessler 53:52; 2. Candice Appleby 54:28; 3. Jeanne Holm 56:07. 40-and-over: 1. Joan Fukumoto 53:05; 2. Jen Lyons 1:01:08. Junior team stock paddleboard: 1. Wyatt Hunter, Thatcher Johnson, Finn McGill 58:17. 2. Hunter Pflueger, Ethan Siegfried 59:08; 3. Sabrina Jensen, Dax McGill, India Pyzel 58:17. Standup under 12'6" Men 19-39: 1. Kainoa Beaupre 44:18; 2. Kolaiah Jardine 44:44; 3. Kane Pai 47:53. Men 40-and-over: 1. Dennis Pang 46:53; 2. Ron St. John 48:32; 3. Shane Sakai 50:05. Standup 12'7" (no longer than 14"), no rudder: 1. Aaron Napoleon 41:12; 2. Greg Pavao 42:31; 3. Art Takabayashi 44:40. Standup under 12'6" 19-39: 1. Morgan Hoesterey 48:57; 2. Jenn Koki 50:25; 3. Monique Mironesco 50:36. 40-and-over: 1. Kathy Shipman 53:23; 2. Marj Takabayashi 54:59; 3. Folly Murduck 58:26. Standup 12'7" (no longer than 14"), no rudder: 1. Jennifer Lee 52:43; 2. Cindy Gibson 53:32; 3. Michele Rego 54:45 Standup juniors all genders 18-and-under: 1. Riggs Napoleon 43:43; 2. Cole Pavao 45:45; 3. Marciano Whitford 51:58. Standup unlimited, rudder, less than 14": 1. Sepa Napoleon 38:55; 2. Connor Baxter 39:38; 3. Robert Stehlik 40:20. [Link]

FREE C4 Demo Day Sept. 18th

Posted 7 years ago

Come try C4 Waterman's boards and paddles on Saturday, September 18th from 8 am to 10 am. at Sand Island. Map. [Link]

Kamu Auwae Wins C4 SUP Surf Off

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By Jodi Wilmott Tony Moniz 5th, Leleo Kinimaka 2nd, Greg Pavao 4th, Kamu Auwae 1st and Aaron Napoleon 6th (Kalani Vierra 3rd not pictured) Kamu Auwae (Waianae) emerged the king of the waves at Duke's OceanFest, Waikiki, today, claiming the C4 Waterman stand-up paddle (SUP) Surf-Off. His victory came one day after winning the Toes on the Nose pro longboard event at the same venue. Duke's OceanFest is a week-long celebration of Hawaii's rich ocean sports history, inspired by the 'father of modern day surfing', Duke Kahanamoku. For established Hawaiian watermen, OceanFest is a time to enjoy various ocean disciplines and test one's versatility and skills across the sports. In winning both the longboard and the stand-up paddle competitions, Auwae, 30, proved himself as the most accomplished wave-rider and paddler of the week. In order to qualify for today's SUP Surf-Off, Auwae also had to qualify through rounds of SUP racing yesterday. "All of these guys we had to compete against were paddlers & racers," explained Auwae. "(Winning) is just an added bonus. It's been a long three days and it was hard work getting here because you had to qualify through the race so making the finals and doing well is a bonus." Leleo Kinimaka (Big Island), finished runner-up in the final of the C4 Surf-Off and was awarded the Waterman's award for being the top overall performer after combining yesterday's race finish and today's surf competition. Like Auwae, Kinimaka competed in other disciplines this week and was primarily focusing on the tandem surfing championship. "This is an honor for me because my whole motive coming out here was to do tandem," said Leleo, 47. "I did my first tandem competition in honor of my mom and dad because they used to do tandem out here. Duke (Kahanamoku) had a big influence on my father and raised my father on this beach, so ultimately Duke has a huge influence on my life. Just to be able to be the best waterman I can be is an honor." Kalani Vierra Other standouts today included Greg Pavao (Makaha) and Kalani Vierra (Kauai), who was perhaps the most consistent across all heats and posted some of the longest rides of the day's competition. Vierra placed third in the final, followed by Pavao, in fourth, Tony Moniz (5th), and Aaron Napoleon (6th). Final Results of the C4 Waterman Surf-Off:
1st – Kamu Auwae
2nd – Leleo Kinimaka
3rd – Kalani Vierra
4th – Greg Pavao
5th – Tony Moniz
6th – Aaron Napoleon More info: # 1 : Duke’s Ocean Festival kicks off four days of events
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Challenged athletes shine Day 2 of Duke's Oceanfest
# 3 : Beach boys and legends honored at Duke's Oceanfest

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Noa Ginella, Candice Appelby & Riggs Napoleon

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Win the C4 Waterman SUP Surf Race Competitors and spectators alike enjoyed an and epic day of SUP Surf Racing in Waikiki. During each short heat the excitement began with the beach start, followed by a sprint out through the surf to the first buoy. Then, wave riding skill came into play as racers "surfed" to buoy two, often side by side. Turning on buoy two was tricky and more than a few fell. But then there was a straight out to sea downind "speed race" to buoy three. That was were the strong racers had an advantage. Spectators could see who was in first at the final turn buoy. However, the ocean waves played equalizer on the way back in. Often second and third place paddlers managed to cath the first place rider on a wave and all three would ride all the way through Baby Queens to the beach where they had to run up the sand and grab a flag. This proved to be the most exciting as racers jumped off their boards, tossed their paddles and scrambled for the beach flags. All the racers knew that there were only 24 slots in Friday's Sup Surf Contest and they wanted to be sure they made the surf contest. In the junior's final, Riggs Napoleon pretty much owned it from the start…. it's hard to believe he's only 12. He was so far ahead, he didn't have to run to grab his fisrt place flag. In the women's final, C4 rider Jen Koki and Candice Appelby battled back and forth taking turns with the lead. On the final leg to the beach Candice was in leading, but Jen caught a pretty good size wave. So big, she had to go right to make the drop. She made it, but unfortunately, she caught an edge after bringing it back around… it looked like Candice was going to win at that point, but she fell, too. However, she was back up and paddling in an instant and made it to the first place flag before Jen. The men's final was stacked. Young guns and veterans lined up as the sun went down. It was 17-year-old Cole Pavao leading into turn two; then he fell. After turn three he still had the lead. But a set came and he fell again. Swimming to his board, at least five racers passed him. They all rode the second wave to the sand, where 18-year-old Noa Ginella practically flew of his board and sprinted up the beach to grab the winner's flag, followed by Leleo Kinimaka and Aaron Napoleon. Noa Ginella on the right in a close finish, Todd Bradley is behind. Top 24 racers who advanced to C4 Waterman SUP Surf-Off:
Jennifer Koki; Atilla Jobbagyi, Tony Moniz, Kamu Auwae, Sam Pae, Marciano Whitford, Candice Appleby, Kaipo Guerrero, Conor Baxter, Kalani Vierra, Abe Shouse, Riggs Napoleon, Aaron Napoleon, Kolaiah Jardine, Alika Willis, Greg Pavao, Akeo Cuban, Micah Liana, Beccy Cravens, Noa Ginella, Ed Wheeler, Leleo Kinimaka, Danny Tamonte, Justin Rapoza Click read more to see some photos by Dana Edmunds. [Link]

Duke's OceanFest Live Streaming

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Watch Duke's OceanFest Live! Online or On TV In Hawaii on Oceanic Time Warner Cable digital channels 250 & 1250 [Link]

Honoring Hawaii's Waterman

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August 24, 1890 Duke Kahanamoku was born. It's only fitting the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation honored Duke and eight other Hawaiian watermen and women at the inaugural Waterman Awards. C4's Todd Bradley is hosting the awards dinner. Read more at dukefoundation.org and watch this video…. http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=13037156 [Link]

C4 Demo Day Haleiwa

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Try all our boards and paddles August 21, from 9-11 am at Haleiwa Beach Park across from Jameson's. [Link]

C4 Co-Founder Todd Bradley on OIA Board

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Aug 03, 2010 C4 Waterman's Bradley appointed to OIA Board C4 Waterman co-founder Todd Bradley has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Outdoor Industry Association, the national trade association for human-powered outdoor recreation. “OIA recognizes the tremendous infusion of energy stand up paddling has brought to our industry and C4 Waterman has been leading the SUP charge inland. We look forward to Todd’s contribution to the board and the fresh approach he brings from the surf segment that will help OIA grow our entire industry,” said Frank Hugelmeyer, president & CEO of OIA. Bradley was clearly humbled to be appointed to the board. “I am truly honored to be part of the leadership of this important organization,” Bradley said. “There are many parallels between the core culture and values of stand up paddling and the outdoor industry. As the new kid on the block, I look forward to gaining deeper insights from the industry veterans on the board. At the same time, I hope to bring an infusion of fresh ideas that will influence the strategies and tactics that position the industry for long-term success.” Read More [Link]

C4 SUP Surf Race and Surf-Off at Duke's OceanFest

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Join C4 Waterman at Duke's OceanFest for a fun SUP Surf Race at Queen's in Waikiki on August, 26th. The race is part of a week long celebration of Duke Kahanamoku's birthday and helps to raise money for the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation which provides grants and scholarships to Hawaii athletes. C4 Waterman has added a wave-riding event to the Duke's Oceanfest 2010 schedule in response to popular demand! The C4 Waterman SUP Surf-Off will be held on Friday August 27th from 1pm-5pm.

To secure a place in the Surf-Off, competitors must qualify through the C4 Waterman SurfSUP race on Thursday, August 26th. (See below) In a format that seeks to recognize the complete SUP paddler, the field of 24 will be decided at the conclusion of the SurfSUP race on Thursday. The heat draw will be made up of the top 16 placed men, the top 6 placed women and the top 2 juniors. These competitors will compete in a high-performance SUP surfing contest at Queens, Waikiki. *

There are no board size limits and no divisions for the Surf-Off, just the top 24 competing for the title of Champion.
Be sure to enter the event on Thursday. Cash only beach entries are encouraged and are open from 10am Thursday August 26th.
Competitors in the C4 Waterman SUP Surf-Off will vie for a one of a kind hand-painted paddle and a prize pack from FCS. Date: August 26, 2010 Time: 2 pm Event Overview: This race course entertains the Hawaiian Beach Boy style paddler into racing a 1/4 mile sprint – both on and through the waves of Queens surf break in Waikiki. With the surf waves working with and and against the contestants, luck, timing and heart can contribute to a surprising win for anyone. All paddlers will compete twice. The top half of each heat advances though and the bottom half will get another chance in a repechage round (double elimination). 3 Divisions – Womens – Mens – Junior 16 and under Prize Purse: For all Mens, Womens and Juniors Divisions we will be giving away the following breakdown:

GIFT CERTIFICATES redeemable for the amount at the C4 Waterman store.
Mens Womens Juniors 1st $600 2nd $400 3rd $200 4th $100 5th $100 6th $100 1st $600 2nd $400 3rd $200 4th $100 5th $100 6th $100 1st $300 2nd $200 3rd $100 4th $50 5th $50 6th $50 $3,750.00 worth of prizes Board Requirements: 12'6" Max – leash required.
Entry Fee (includes commemorative paddling top and Duke Kahanamoku remembrance band):
Mens and Womens Pre-entry $45 Beach entry $55
Junior Pre-entry $35 Beach entry $45 (There is an additional $25 entry to compete in Friday's Surf-Off) Register early at the C4 Tent on the beach. Click read more below for the event schedule. [Link]

Wanted: Kaipo Guerrero's 9-6 Swallow

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Find Kaipo's C4 Waterman 9'6 Swallow White with black pin line. Yellow bonzer side fins.
$100 Xcel/ FCS prize pack to anyone who can give info leading to recovery of the board. Call (808) 927-0040 [Link]

Preliminary Resulst from M20, July 25th, 2010

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Preliminary Results MOLOK AI TO OAHU P ADDLEBOAR D RACE SUNDAY JULY 25 2010 Place No. Name Div Time ===== ===== =============== ============ = ======= ================== ======= 1 1 Jamie Mitchell PDB UNL M30-39 4:52:45 2 90 Dave Kalama SUP UNL M40-49 4:54:15 3 81 Ekolu Kalama SUP UNL M30-39 5:03:13 4 83 Scott Gamble SUP UNL M30-39 5:06:15 5 17 Jackson English PDB UNL M30-39 5:07:54 6 132 Michael Schweig er Jerry Bess SUP STK 2 Team M80-99 5:08:24 7 33 Connor Baxter SUP UNL M01-29 5:12:43 8 91 James Watson SUP UNL M01-29 5:13:27 9 128 Todd Bradley Christian Bradl ey SUP STK 2 Team M01-79 5:14:29 [Link]

Todd Bradley, Garmin Molokai2Oahu Race Clinic

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Famous GPS Will Prove that 32-Mile Channel Isn’t Always 32 Miles Across! Todd Bradley to Host GPS & Finish Line Clinic, Wednesday July 21 With more Molokai Channel crossings to his name than years on Earth, you could be excused for thinking that Todd Bradley could paddle the Molokai2Oahu paddleboard race blind-folded; 2010 will be his 53rd crossing at 50 years of age. But through all his seafaring, Bradley has learned two things when it comes to the ocean: No two days are the same; and the Molokai Channel isn’t always 32 miles across! The course you take, the swells you ride, and currents you battle can make the journey far longer. He knows, because he has logged more than a decade’s worth of crossings on his Garmin GPS, from a trusty yellow eTrex handheld to the waterproof Forerunner 310XT multisport watch. {youtube}8uQsaLRCmXg{/youtube} The Molokai2Oahu Paddleboard Race is a grueling 32-mile test of endurance that crosses one of the world’s most beautiful yet dangerous bodies of water. Each year more than 200 paddlers take it up the channel challenge riding stand-up (SUP) or traditional paddleboards. This year will be the 14th anniversary of the race. Bradley figures he has spent more than 260 hours racing from Molokai to Oahu, paddled over 20,000 strokes, and clocked over 1,600 miles on the 32-mile channel as he’s paddled canoes, paddleboards and SUPs. This year he will share his accumulated data with all interested participants in a GPS race clinic: Molokai2Oahu GPS & Final Stage Race Clinic, hosted by Todd Bradley, C4 Waterman For those looking to make an educated crossing of the channel & gain local knowledge. Meet at the Maunalua Bay finish line, Wednesday, July 21, 9:00am to 11:00am. 9am-10am: On-land GPS use clinic, sharing of GPS coordinates & course knowledge. 10am-11am: Short paddle-out to practice tricky final stage from Portlock to Maunalua Bay. Bring your own GPS and paddling gear. Recommended GPS are Garmin 76CX and the Rhino GPS and Radio. “As they say, motivation can’t be measured, but the Molokai can,” says Bradley, who is also co-founder of C4 Waterman, official sponsor of the Molokai2Oahu Paddleboard Race. “Every year I’m asked over and over what line to take across the channel. Each year I look forward to sharing the data I’ve collected on my Garmin, along with notes I’ve taken throughout the many races and conditions, to help competitors prepare. Personally, that’s what keeps me coming back to the channel year after year. I love to combine all my training, my knowledge of the Kaiwi, and my ultimate strategy on race day so that I can have the ultimate crossing.” The romance of paddling from one island to another is quickly sidelined when athletes are faced with potential swells of 20 feet and 20 mile per hour trade winds. It is the challenge of “the ultimate crossing” that keeps them coming back; taking the training, nutrition, equipment, experience and navigation to turn in the best performance under the conditions. Jenny Kalmbach can vouch for that; she will be competing in the solo SUP division of the Molokai2Oahu just weeks after completing a historic 72-mile, 16-hour paddle, during the night, between the islands of Oahu and Kauai. Kalmbach and good friend Morgan Hoestery together made the rare crossing of the Kauai Channel. Both paddled the full distance and both relied heavily on their Garmin devices to get them there. Kalmbach will be an official ambassador of the Molokai-to-Oahu race and will race for another leg of her seven channel quest between the Hawaiian Islands known as ‘Destination 3 Degrees’. “We are really excited to have Garmin on board”, said Shannon Delaney of the M2O group. “It’s a natural fit for an event that relies heavily on race day navigation and GPS use for open water training and safety. The Ka’Iwi channel is infamous for its rough conditions.” Paddle sport competitors join a long list of athletes – from record-holding distance runners to elite professional cyclists – who maximize their training with products from Garmin’s fast-growing fitness division. “In defining the category of fitness GPS, Garmin has set high standards for technology in training,” said Stan Brajer, director of Garmin Fitness Sales and Marketing. “Now our top-of-the-line Forerunner 310XT introduces innovative features that are ideal for open water sports, cross-training workouts and endurance competitions.” Using a built-in high-sensitivity GPS receiver to accurately track a wide range of data, Garmin’s rugged and waterproof Forerunner 310XT is completely submersible, boasts up to 20 hours of battery life on one charge of its rechargeable battery, and features vibration alerts for when you can’t hear any beeps. It’s the only all-in-one watch that can accurately track time, distance, speed/pace, elevation, heart rate and power (for cyclists) – and wirelessly send that data to your computer after the workout. Ideal for a variety of activities, it can calculate the distance and average speed of an open-water swim or SUP paddle, and it goes from wrist to bike in seconds with the optional quick-release wrist and bike mounts. The same bike mounts can be used for paddleboards and canoes. After the workout or competition, athletes can view and share their data (or explore new areas for other people’s activities) at Garmin Connect where you can store, analyze and overlay data on a variety of maps in a free online community of more than 20 million stored activities. [Link]

Two Big SUP Articles

Posted 7 years ago

As the sport continues to grow it gets more press. Check out these two SUP articles: New York Times and Wall Street Journal. [Link]

SUP at the USA Championships

Posted 7 years ago

"Losing the ability to surf a 'regular' board was one of the hardest experiences of my life…. Discovering stand-up surfing was literally like waking from a bad dream. It all started at Duke's Oceanfest two years ago when Liam loaned me a Stand'em," says C4 Ambassador Ryan Levinson who has Muscular Distrophy. Click for more photos of the Surfing America USA Championship byby Jack McDaniel. "Now, at the USA Championships at Lower Trestles, Surfing America was generous enough and progressive minded enough to host an invite only exhibition heat of 'disabled' surfers. The heat was prime time, after the final and before the awards. Six of us had fun Lower Trestles all to ourselves. Contrast that to our usual experience of being shut out of most prime spots because we don't have the physical ability to "compete" with the pack… It was an incredible experience. Aside from the good times and camaraderie, I hope the example helps open minds about what it means to be a surfer." Ryan Levinson is a C4 Waterman ambassador from San Diego Ca. To learn more about Ryan, his achievements or what is possible with muscular dystrophy, visit him at ryanlevinson.com. He was riding the C4 Waterman 9'3 Sub Vector. Congratulations Ryan! [Link]

Results from the Soljah Stand Up Challenge

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Noland Martin and Greg Pavao finish 2nd and 3rd in Sunday's race. 100% of these proceeds go to Malama Maunalua.

What: Primo Stand Up Challenge
When: Sat. June 26
Check in: 8am at Hui Nalu
Course: Channel markers to the Elk’s Club
Free: Event T-shirt
Cost per person: $20 early entry www.soljah.com, $30 beach entry
Divisions: SUP: <12′6, <14′6, Unlimited, Sailing canoe, OC1, OC2, Surfski, paddleboard, 6 man canoe, etc? Have fun, be safe! Alika Winter > [Link]

Battle of the Paddle Results

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WAIKIKI WELCOMES HOME BATTLE OF THE PADDLE
KA-CHING! CALIFORNIA'S DANNY CHING CLEAN SWEEP

By Jodi Wilmott
600 Paddlers from Around the World Enjoy the Ultimate SUP Experience
Ching, Appleby, Moller Victorious

Official Website & Results
High resolution images and video available to media upon request


Above:Starting Line for the Elite Race.
Photo: Pat Huber/Rainbow Sandals

HONOLULU – (Sunday, June 13, 2010) — Stand-up paddling (SUP) came full circle back to its home of Waikiki, Hawaii, this weekend, surpassing every conceivable expectation with the ultimate combination of sport and lifestyle. Over 600 paddlers from around the world gathered for the inaugural Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle Hawaii, presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection, and thousands turned out to watch. When all was said and done, everyone had a story to tell.

The turquoise waters of Waikiki, and surreal backdrop of Diamond Head, were reminders of a time long ago, when the upright figure of Duke Kahanamoku riding a board first captured imaginations.

But it was Californian Danny Ching (Redondo Beach), 27, who captivated the crowd this time around, making a clean sweep of the 5-mile Elite Battle and the 10-mile Downwinder.


Above: Elite Race Excitement
Photo: Pat Huber/Rainbow Sandals

In Saturday's Elite race, Ching was embroiled in a 5-mile battle royale with dark horse Australian paddler Travis Grant (Gold Coast). Punctuated by 19 buoy turns and two 75-yard beach sprints, their race ended in a sprint for the shoreline that left them separated by just 13 seconds after close to an hour and a half of dueling. He then overcame Sunday morning's fatigue to go on and win the 10-mile distance race.

"I didn't expect that at all," said Ching. "I was hoping to win one of the days but luckily it panned out for me. I definitely felt fatigued (in the distance race). But once I got out into the surf I was able to build a bit of a gap. I was figuring that would hold them off at the end because if you raced (the Elite race) you were going to have a hard time making the final push the last two miles.

"Sparky's Rainbow Sandal races are the best," said Ching. "He puts up the biggest prize purse, the best competitors and the biggest event. Everything about it is amazing."

Ching crossed the Elite race line in one hour, 22 minutes and 42 seconds to take win $5,000. He completed the 10-mile downwind race in 1 hour and 26 minutes for an added $1,100.

Grant, 27, finished the Elite race in 1:22:55 for $3,500; and veteran Hawaiian paddler Aaron Napoleon, 43, was third in 1:26:30 for $2,500. Jamie Mitchell (Australia), the most dominant paddleboarder in the world, was fourth in 1:27:00.

In the women's division, San Clemente's Candice Appleby took out the Elite battle, earning $2,500 with her time of 1:35:25. Second was Australian Shakira Westdorp. In the distance race, Maui's Andrea Moller took line honors.

Beyond the world's best, paddlers who participated this weekend ranged from pint-sized, surf-savy kids, to mothers, grand-mothers, and 72-year-old Frank Perna (Malibu, CA) – the oldest competitor of the weekend.

The Battle of the Paddle also featured exhibits, booths, clinics for children, relays for families, fun races and plenty of SUP sampling. There were spirit-moving cultural ceremonies, impassioned volunteers and priceless ocean-based programs like Na Kama Kai. But beneath it all, there was the pure and simple fun that Waikiki has famously offered the world for centuries.

In some ingenious way, Gerry Lopez, Jay "Sparky" Longley, and the families of Rainbow Sandals and Quiksilver Waterman Collection tied together all the best elements of the stand-up paddle lifestyle and presented them in an exciting, easy to grasp, 21st century framework. The total prize purse for the weekend was equally stunning: $25,000.

It takes a community to raise a lifestyle: Mahalo to the SUP families of Rainbow Sandals, Quiksilver Waterman Collection, Patagonia, Maui Jim Sunglasses, Outrigger Hotels & Resorts, Kona Brewing Co., DaKine, Duke's Waikiki, and Surftech, for bringing a new dawn of SUP to Waikiki Beach.
Aloha!
Above: This is what it's all about – Rainbow Sandals Founder Jay 'Sparky' Longley looks to the future of SUP – 12-year-old Riggs Napoleon, son of Aaron Napoleon. Photo by Chase Olivieri. ELITE RACE – MEN'S TOP 10:
1 1 hour 22 minutes 42.3 seconds DANNY CHING (Redondo Beach, CA)
2 1:22:55.1 – TRAVIS GRANT (Queensland, Australia)
3 1:26:30.8 – AARON NAPOLEON (Waianae, HI)
4 1:27:00.6 – JAMIE MITCHELL (Queensland, Australia)
5 1:27:20.6 – BYRON KURT
6 1:27:23.1 – SCOTT GAMBLE
7 1:27:26.1 – SLATER TROUT (Maui, HI)
8 1:27:32.7 – CONNOR BAXTER (Maui, HI)
9 1:28:39.0 – MATT BECKER
10 1:28:47.4 – SEPA K. NAPOLEON

ELITE RACE – WOMEN'S TOP 5
1. 1:35:25.3 – CANDICE APPLEBY (San Clemente, CA/Honolulu, HI)
2. 1:36:35.2 – SHAKIRA WESTDORP (Queensland, Australia)
3. 1:37:51.6 – BRANDI BAKSIC (San Clemente, CA)
4. 1:41:30.2 – JENNY KALMBACH (Big Island, HI)
5. 1:41:50.9 – MORGAN HOESTEREY (Oahu, HI) HAWAII KAI DISTANCE RACE MEN: 1st male: DANNY CHING (Redondo Beach, CA)
1st female: ANDREA MOLLER (Maui) Please note! Complete results were NOT available at time of writing.
Check http://www.rainbowsandals.com/battleofthepaddle/HI/ for results. [Link]

Battle of the Paddle

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June 12 & 13
Duke Kahanamoku Beach, Ft. DeRussy Beach Park, Oahu

BATTLE OF THE PADDLE HEATING UP!
WEEKEND FESTIVAL OF STAND-UP PADDLE IN WAIKIKI

200+ Paddlers from Around the World Converge on Oahu's Famous Shoreline

Live throughout the weekend:
www.rainbowsandals.com/BattleOfthePaddle/HI/live/


Above: The Elite Racer course off Duke Kahanamoku Beach, Fort DeRussy.
The majestic turquoise waters of Waikiki – where better for the sport of kings!

HONOLULU – (June 10, 2010) – Hundreds of the world's best stand-up paddlers are converging on the famous golden sands of Waikiki in the final countdown to the inaugural Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle Hawaii, presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection. With more than 200 official entries already lodged, organizers anticipate numbers may swell to 300 or more as registrations continue to come in at the Battle of the Paddle headquarters: the Outrigger Reef Hotel. If expectations hold true, this will easily set a record, signaling a new dawn for ocean sports in Hawaii.

The Battle of the Paddle is a weekend-long stand-up paddle (SUP) exposition that offers $25,000 in elite race prize money, free SUP clinics for children, free demonstrations for Hawaii visitors and the local community, and loads of ocean entertainment. It will take place at Duke Kahanamoku Beach, Fort DeRussy, Waikiki, 9am-5pm Saturday, June 12; and 9am-4pm Sunday, June 13. The event will be broadcast live on the internet from 10:30am to 6pm (1:30pm to 9pm PDT) on Saturday; and from 10:30am to 5pm (1:30pm to 8pm PDT) on Sunday:

www.rainbowsandals.com/BattleOfthePaddle/HI/live.

Rainbow Sandals is incredibly proud to be working in association with Na Kama Kai and Tom Pohaku Stone throughout the Battle of the Paddle weekend. Na Kama Kai will present the free children's ocean program and clinics, and Stone is the official Hawaiian cultural advisor to the event, leading all traditional aspects and ceremonies.

EVENT SCHEDULE SATURDAY, JUNE 12:
9am Traditional Hawaiian opening ceremony
9am-4pm SUP Expo & SUP demos (free to the public)
9am-2pm Na Kama Kai Ocean Clinics (free for kids, on the hour, every hour)
9:45am SUP Fun Paddle (free to the pubic)
11am Kids SUP Races
12 noon Open Age-Group Race
3pm Elite Surf Course Race
5pm Awards Ceremony

EVENT SCHEDULE SUNDAY, JUNE 13:
9am-4pm SUP Expo & SUP demos (free to the public)
9am-2pm Na Kama Kai Ocean Clinics (free for kids, on the hour, every hour)
10am-1:30pm Na Kama Kai Agility Course (free for kids)
10am Hawaii Kai to Fort DeRussy distance race
2pm Na Kama Kai Family SUP races
3pm SUP Surf Team Relays
4:15pm Awards & Closing Ceremony

"There's something regal about standing upright and paddling along the famous coastline of Waikiki, the birthplace of the sport, that reminds you this is the sport of kings," said Gerry Lopez, co-founder and namesake of the Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle, known best in Hawaii as the master of tube-riding at the Banzai Pipeline.

"I've been surfing my whole life, much of it right here in Waikiki, and the essence of surfing has always been to find the glide. The glide you get stand-up paddling is like nothing else. To be able to come back here and share that excitement with a global SUP community is a very special feeling."

Top racers this weekend will include: Jamie Mitchell (Australia; 2009 Battle of the Paddle California champion); Danny Ching (Redondo Beach, CA; OC1 champion & rising SUP star); Noa Ginella (Hawaii; whitewater champion of last week's C4 Waterman SUP Teva Mountain Games); Morgan Hoesterey (Hawaii; distance expert who last month paddled 70+ miles from Oahu to Kauai); Chuck Patterson (Dana Point, CA; 2009 Battle of the Paddle California champion); Slater Trout (Hawaii; teenage SUP sensation).

Online registrations are now CLOSED. However, you can register at the event site of Duke Kahanamoku Beach right through the event weekend, or at the following locations through Friday June 11:
Quiksilver Store – Waikiki Beach Walk, 270 Lewers St. Honolulu, HI 96815
Quiksilver Store – International Market Place, Waikiki, HI
Wetfeet – 820 W. Hind Drive in the Aina Haina Shopping Center"

The Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle, presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection, is supported by Patagonia, Maui Jim Sunglasses, Outrigger Hotels & Resorts, Kona Brewing Co., DaKine, Duke's Waikiki, and Surftech. [Link]

C4 Waterman in the Huffinton Post

Posted 7 years ago

Check out Jen Koki & Kalani Vierra's tandem surfing feat on the Colorado River featured in the Huffington Post today . http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/09/raging-colorado-rivers-ph_n_606654.html [Link]

CMAC-10-6 iSUP Review

Posted 7 years ago

Colorado Kayak Suppy posted this review of the C4 10-6 iSUP. http://cksblog.com/?p=4128 [Link]

World’s First Tandem Surf on Whitewater River Recorded in Colorado

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Two-time world tandem surfing champ lifts partner overhead in flood-stage waters Glenwood Springs, CO – The world’s first ever tandem whitewater surf took place here yesterday when two-time tandem surfing world champion Kalani Vierra lifted Jen Koki into a series of three poses on the Colorado River. On their fifth attempt on the raging river, the duo succeeded in performing classic tandem moves such as the cradle, swan and "fake arm to arm" before flushing off the wave in the whitewater park. Kayakers and other surfers in the river and on its banks screamed and applauded while cars honked their horns as they passed over the bridge above this one-year-old whitewater park as, on their fifth attempt, Vierra held Koki in his arms, then lifted her to his shoulders then over his head. “It really blew people’s minds,” Vierra said. Many of the onlookers had never seen or heard of tandem surf before so Koki said she was swarmed with questions about the sport from people who she described as “really stoked.” For her part, Koki said it was an honor to tandem surf with someone she had watched and admired for years especially while achieving a world first. Vierra and Koki were in nearby Vail, CO this past week as part of a contingent of teammates from stand up paddle manufacturer C4 Waterman taking part in the inaugural stand up paddling (SUP) sprint and surfcross events at the prestigious Teva Mountain Games, dubbed the Olympics of mountain sports. When organizers of Teva Mountain Games cancelled all river events Sunday due to a high flow advisory, the duo took the unexpected free time to travel to Glenwood Springs to attempt to tandem surf at the whitewater park where the river was flowing at the highest levels so far this season, around 19,000 cfs (cubic feet per second). Vierra and Koki both came to the Rockies with plenty of surf and stand up surfing competition credentials but neither had ever surfed on a whitewater river. Against a field of whitewater kayakers turned stand up paddlers who were far more acclimated to fast-running, ice-cold, high-altitude, snowmelt-fed rivers, Koki and Vierra who are most familiar with the warm ocean waters around their native Hawaiian homes quickly adapted to the new environment. Koki took third behind C4 Waterman teammates Jenny MacArthur and Nicole Duke of Colorado while Vierra placed ninth as C4 Waterman men locked down six of the top ten finishes during Teva Mountain Games’ inaugural three-mile downriver SUP Sprint event held Saturday on Gore Creek. The Games’ SUP events were sponsored by Eddie Bauer/First Ascent and presented by C4Waterman. C4 Waterman co-founder Todd Bradley who brought a team of his top athletes to Vail in the company’s ongoing efforts to introduce stand up paddling inland said establishing a world first was the last thing he expected his team to be doing in Colorado but had no doubt in Vierra and Koki’s ability to do so. “It was hard enough just getting onto that wave alone, let alone while simultaneously holding someone above your head and dodging debris including massive tree stumps and logs flowing down the flood-swollen waters" of the Colorado. [Link]

High Water Cancels Sunday's TEVA Mountaing Games Race

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DANGEROUSLY HIGH WATER LEVELS AND FLOW FORCE ORGANIZERS TO CANCEL THREE WHITEWATER COMPETITIONS SUNDAY AT TEVA MOUNTAIN GAMES IN VAIL
VAIL, Colorado—
The recent summer-like temperatures in the Vail Valley, have triggered a dramatic increase in the high country snowpack runoff, resulting in dangerously high water levels and flow, along with significant debris in Gore Creek, forcing organizers of the Teva Mountain Games to cancel all of Sunday’s scheduled whitewater competitions. Cancelled competitions include the Bud Light Lime 8 Ball Kayak, presented by Jackson Kayak; the Teva Raft Cross and the new First Ascent SUP Surf Cross, presented by C4 Waterman. “These three events are always incredible to watch and while we regret not being able to let some of the best whitewater athletes in the world test their mettle in these competitions,” explained Michael Imhof, Vice President of Sales and Operations for the Vail Valley Foundation, “we are not willing to put their safety at risk in order to run the event. One thing you quickly learn when you live in the mountains is to have a healthy respect for Mother Nature. This decision was made in conjunction with our whitewater specialists and water safety experts Dan Gavere and Charlie Ebel, who both concur that the conditions are not safe.” Gavere and Ebel agree that they would prefer more predictable and consistent flows to ensure a safe environment for Sunday’s slate of whitewater compeititons. “I know that if I were a competitor that was registered for today’s competitions,” offered Gavere, “I wouldn’t be out there.” Gore Creek measured at a high of 1700 Cubic Feet per second (CFS) in the early morning hours on Saturday and 2700 CFS in the early morning hours on Sunday.” “With Sunday’s weather likely to be very warm once again, we expect similar dramatic drops and increases in levels and flow,” Ebel added. “We are seeing water levels on Gore Creek at a 20 year high.” In addition to the high levels and flow, Mother Nature has also unleashed a torrent of debris that is making its way down Gore Creek as well, including logs, large rocks and stumps that further compound the danger to anyone in the water. “Along with canceling the whitewater competitions,” concluded Imhof, “we are in a high water situation and strongly encourage all boaters to use extreme caution and conservative judgement.” The Organizers will refund the entry fees for all athletes who were registered for the 8 Ball Kayak, Raft Cross and SUP Surf Cross competitions. Although the three whitewater competitions are crowd favorites, the final day of the Teva Mountain Games still has much to offer all the guests in town. Sunday will showcase the finals of the Eukanuba Dockdogs competitions, the youth and adult citizens bouldering comps, the Road Bike time trial, the 10K Spring Run Off, the exciting and diverse GearTown, Green Light and Adventure Village exposition venues and the Men’s Slopestyle qualifiers and finals. The Teva Mountain Games are a project of the Vail Valley Foundation. For more information on the Mountain Games, visit www.tevamountaingames.com. [Link]

C4 Team Mauka at TEVA Mountain Games

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Hawaiianteen upsets whitewater pioneers in SUP Sprintrace at Teva Mountain Games Inaugural SUP eventdraws international field and Vail, CO – River and oceanlifestylesmelded today high in the Colorado mountains during the inaugural EddieBauer/First Ascent Stand Up Paddle Sprint event at Teva Mountain Games. Today’s historicevent was won by 16-year-old rising SUP star Noa Ginella from the North Shoreof Oahu who, until this week, had never before paddled in whitewater, let aloneever been to Colorado before he arrived here earlier this week with an all-starcast of big wave ocean surfers to an event dubbed the Olympics of mountainsports.Whitewater insiders predicted today’s racewould be a repeat of the on-water rivalry between the two leading whitewaterpaddlers, Dan Gavere of Hood River, OR and Charlie MacArthur of Aspen, CO whojust earlier in the week finished first and second at a whitewater competition,the second annual Stand Up Paddle Whitewater Championships in Glenwood Springs,CO.Slipping through unnoticed, Ginella himselfwas surprised when he found out he had bested the favorite, Gavere, by 16.7seconds, finishing the three-mile course in 18:15:53. With snow still capping the mountains, GoreCreek was running so hard (about 1200 cubic feet per second when the racekicked off at 10 a.m.) that authorities issued a high flow warning, makingGinella's defeat of river SUP pioneers Gavere and MacArthur even more stunning.Ginella attributed his victory to deep, easystrokes recommended to him by his mentor and teammate, legendary waterman BrianKeauluna. Keaulana is co-founder of C4 Waterman an innovator and manufacturerof SUP boards and paddles. The company is presenting sponsor of today’s sprintand tomorrow’s inaugural SUP surfcross events here at Teva Mountain Games. In a training run, where he found himselfneck and neck with another mentor, teammate and surfing icon Archie Kalepa,Ginella said he noticed the deep easy strokes helped him keep on pace yetconserve energy against Kalepa who is renowned for his super powerful, faststrokes.Someone who wasn’t surprised by Ginella’swin was Todd Bradley, co-founder of C4 Waterman, the presenting sponsor of heSUP events at Teva Mountain Games. “Noa’s an amazing athlete. Anytime we’ve put him in acompetitive situation, he excels,” Bradley said.In all, C4 Waterman’s teamof primarilyHawaiian big wave surfers, won six of 10 of the top slots in the men’s divisionand swept the podium in the women’s division. With a winning time of 21:00:49,Jenny MacArthur of Aspen, CO beat teammate Nicole Duke of Boulder, CO bynearly37 seconds while Jen Koki of Hawaii glided to third place.MacArthur said it was a pretty excitingfield in the women’s division and felt honored to earn first place. “There’s agreat, young field of women coming up, the sport’s growing and it’s definitelyhere to stay.”Bradley seconded MacArthur. “I’m especiallyproud of the women,” Bradley said. “They really helped prove this sport istruly for both men and women.”In all 40 competitors, sixwomen and 34 mencompeted in this first-ever SUP sprint.The favorites for today's race were paddling custom made molded epoxyboards with a 3-inch rigid single fin designed specifically for the rivers. TheC4 Waterman iSUP was designed more as recreational crossover for the everydaypaddler, constructed out of PVC with three standard issue, flexible plasticfins. Ginella was riding a prototype of C4’s inflatable soon-to-be-released12’6” iSUP. “I think the iSUPs surprised a lot of people here today,” Ginellasaid.RESULTS:
Men:
1. Noa Ginella, Hawaii – 18:15.53
2. Dan Gavere, OR – 18:32.23
3. Dave Collins, Mexico – 18:38.95
4. Brent Redden, CO – 18:54.01
5. Ken Hoeve, CO – 19:13.69
6. Charlie MacArthur, CO – 19:14.21
7. Ryan Guay, CO – 19:23.58
8. Archie Kelepa, Maui, HI – 19:30.96
9. Kalani Vierra, Kauai, HI – 19:50.71
10. Todd Bradley, Honolulu, HI – 19:54.33
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17. Brian Keaulana, Waianae, HI – 21:24.04
~21. Bruce Raymond, Clareville, WSW – 22:08.83~ 25. Liam Wilmott, Waialua, HI – 23:38.71

Women:
1. Jenny MacArthur, CO – 21:00.49
2. Nicole Duke, CO – 21:37.29
3. Jen Koki, Honolulu, HI – 21:39.57
4. Nikki Gregg, Haleiwa, HI – 21:51.46 Download the complete Results PDF Read more Visit tevamountaingames.com [Link]

C4 Board and Paddle Rentals

Posted 7 years ago

C4 Waterman Board Rental Program (All board rentals include paddle and leash) Stand Up Paddle Board Rentals Same Day (return at 4PM) $30 All Day (24 hours) $50 2-Day or Weekend $75 Additional Day without appointment $30 Additional Day after 2-day rental $15 Long Term Board Rental
3 Days $90 4 Day $105 5 Days $120 6 Days $135 7 Days $150 Paddle Only Rentals
Same Day (return at 4PM) $15 All Day (24 hours) $20 2-Day or Weekend $30 Additional Day without appointment $20 Additional Day after 2-day rental $10 *We require a credit card security deposit until you return the rental. Call us at 808.739.2837 or stop by our showroom at 330 Coral Street, Honolulu to reserve a board at least a day in advance. [Link]

Seabase New Zealand is C4's Distributor

Posted 7 years ago

C4's continued expansion around the globe continues with our new New Zealand distributor Seabase. If you are in or around New Zealand, vislt them for all your C4 Waterman products. http://www.c4waterman.co.nz/ [Link]

Demo Day May 22

Posted 7 years ago

Join us at Ala Moana Beach Park on May 22nd for a C4 Waterman Demo day. Try our boards, paddles and get some tips and techniques…. it's FREE! Look for the C4 Waterman tent at the ewa end of Ala Moana Beach Park between 8 and 10 am. Bring your ID. Share | [Link]

Hilton Alves Brings the Power of the Ocean to Hawaii School Through Giant Mural

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With the completion of a giant wave depicted on a 36 feet high mural, marine artist and surfer Hilton Alves celebrated Earth Day 2010 at Kahuku High and Intermediate School on Oahu. Using over 40 gallons of paint, the artist surprised observers day after day with the evolution of the massive mural. "In the early days no one understood anything, because what you saw was a big wall painted in shades of blue. As I began to paint the details, the wave came alive” says the artist. In just five days, Hilton completed this new mural, which depicts the power of nature as a perfect wave and the happiness of sea life as racing dolphins. Over the two-week period beginning on April 14th, the artist enlisted the help of students to paint a second wall aimed at promoting art and environmental preservation in Hawaii schools. As part of Hilton’s Surf Art Kids Project, students could learn painting techniques, contribute something unique to the school and celebrate Earth Day. Hilton began this wall with an underwater background and students added fishes, turtles, coral and other sea life. "Many students have been inspired by seeing me paint and their inspiration showed on the wall we painted together,” says Hilton. With the support of the U.S. Army, Kahuku High and Intermediate School, Bob's Equipment, volunteers, and members of the community, Hilton celebrates another step in his international career as an artist. "I thank everyone involved in the Surf Art Kids Project here. The positive energy I received during the days of painting certainly shows in the mural,” concludes the artist. With these two new works, Hilton has completed ten murals in Oahu schools and welcomes the opportunity to spread his project to other schools. For more information about Surf Art Kids and to see photos of Hilton’s murals, visit the Surf Art Kids blog at www.surfartkids.theartofhilton.com. Text By: Jessica DelaCruz Photos By: Elpidio DelaCruz [Link]

Paddling Across Hawaii

Posted 7 years ago

In hopes to raise awarness of plastics in the ocean, Morgan Hoesterey and Jenny Kalmbach are paddling all of Hawaii's major channels on stand-up boards. April 29th is Oahu to Kauai… See more KITV and at Destination3.com and Algalita.org. Destination 3° (degrees) Success! 72 miles in 14 hours overnight under a clouded moon! Congratulations! [Link]

C4 Team Rider Raimana van Bastolaer Wins Billabong XXL Monster Tube Award

Posted 7 years ago

Photo by: Ben Thouard 4/23/2010– C4 Team Rider and Tahiti ambassador Raimana Van Bastoaler took home the first prize in the Monster Tube category at the 10th annual Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards in Anaheim, California. Raimana won the prize for his epic ride at Teahupoo on March 17, 2010. Congrats Raimana! More information can be found here: http://xxl10.billabong.com/xxl_press/?p=118#more-118 [Link]

2010 Whitewater SUP Championships

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{youtube}6FJPEZPm6vs{/youtube} Here's a preview of the 2010 Whitewater Championships slated for Memorial Day, May 31 in Colorado. See riversup.com for more info. [Link]

C4 Waterboy

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Hank's Haute Dogs on Food Network

Posted 7 years ago

Look for C4 Waterman on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives on the Food Nework channel Monday, April 5th at 10 pm Eastern, 7 pm Pacific and 4 pm Hawai time. Hank's is our good neighbor and favorite lunch spot next door to our 330 Coral Street showroom. If you visit Hank's be sure to stop by C4's showroom. Tell us Guy Fieri sent you and get a free sticker. Check out their menu. [Link]

Demo Day April 10 at Ala Moana

Posted 7 years ago

Join C4 Waterman and Blue Planet Surf at the ewa end of Ala Moana Beach Park from 8 am – 10 am on Saturday, April 10th. Try all our C4 stand-up boards, including our inflatable iSUPS and high performance SUB-Vectors for FREE! [Link]

Team Rider Raimana Tow in Surfing

Posted 7 years ago

Watch Raimana get towed in to some huge waves in Tahiti. [Link]

New Tattoo Rashguards

Posted 7 years ago

C4 has teamed up with traditional Polynesian tattoo artist Keone Nunes to create two new long sleeve rashguards and now they come in Women's size and colors. Available in limited quantities online at store.c4waterman.com {youtube}E9AnqZDkxiE{/youtube}
Woman’s Ka Uhi Rashguards in Neon Green, Fuschia, Olive, Pink, Red and Sky Blue.
[Link]

SUPAH Race Clinic Features Todd Bradley

Posted 7 years ago

Come to the park by Hui Nalu in Hawaii Kai by the boat ramp on Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 7:30 am for a S.U.P.A.H. race clinic featuring Todd Bradley. SUPAH stand for Stand Up Paddle Association of Hawaii and offers free clinics to those interested in distance paddling. See http://www.suphawaii.org/ for more information. [Link]

SUP in the New York Times

Posted 7 years ago

SUP is featured in this New York Times Travel article . [Link]

Cutter Dodge Promo

Posted 7 years ago

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SUPAH Race Clinic

Posted 7 years ago

Stand Up Paddle Association of Hawaii (SUPAH) A non-profit association has been started to promote distance paddle training. It’s called Stand Up Paddle Association of Hawaii – acronym SUPAH. To get started SUPAH will be conducting distance paddle instruction and training for novices through accomplished paddlers. Instructors signed up so far are Todd Bradley, Dave Parmenter, Scott Gamble, Aaron Napoleon, Rob Stehlik, Morgan Hoesterey, Doug Lock and Jeff Chang. Here’s the dates for the clinics, see photos on our blog:

2/20/10 Paddling Technique 1 and Ocean Safety
3/14/10 Paddling Technique 2
4/17/10 Kahala Run
5/29/10 Kaimana Run and Graduation Party
Clinics are scheduled on the Saturdays with no Kanaka Ikaika race. They will start at 7:30am and go for 2-3 hours. The format will include instruction and individual coaching along with the opportunity to try various race boards. Location will be at Maunalua Bay in Hawaii Kai. A flyer with details and pricing is available and Wet Feet. To sign up or for more information call Wet Feet our clinic support shop at 373-SURF. Find SUPAH at http://www.suphawaii.org/

SUPAH will also be doing community service projects such as ocean/shoreline cleanups using SUPs and public awareness and educational campaigns on SUP ocean safety and surf etiquette. [Link]

Kai Lenny Wins Waterman League Contest at Sunset

Posted 7 years ago

Kai Lenny wins Sunset Beach Pro SUP contest. Watch this video clip of some heavy wipeouts from the contest! {youtube}J81iIrBijxw{/youtube} [Link]

C4 Demo Day Feb 27th – Canceled

Posted 7 years ago

Demo day Feb 27 at Sand Island Canoe Hale is canceled due to the tsunami alert. [Link]

Bruce Raymond Joins C4 Waterman Board of Directors

Posted 7 years ago

BRUCE RAYMOND JOINS C4 WATERMAN BOARD OF DIRECTORS

HONOLULU – (February 18, 2010) – C4 Waterman today announced that it has appointed Bruce Raymond to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.

Raymond brings a stellar career of more than 25 years in the surf industry to the table. His service includes 20 years as CEO of Quiksilver Garments and manager of Quiksilver Trade Marks, Copyright, & Licensing worldwide, as well as the International Promotional Fund; a position from which he retired in 2000.

Raymond was also a former Top 16-ranked pro surfer who helped establish the early International Professional Surfing (IPS) organization. He first joined Quiksilver as a sponsored athlete in 1975, before taking up the position of Promotions and Advertising manager at Quiksilver from 1978 to 1980.

"C4 Waterman is a fantastic company and I'm stoked to join the team," said Raymond. "The values of the founders are inspirational and I share their excitement about our future."

C4 Waterman is a Hawaii-based, privately owned company with international reach. It is dedicated to creating high-performance, quality products for the inland and coastal waterman lifestyle that includes surfing, standup paddle surfing, and canoe paddling. The company prides itself on perpetuating the Core Four (C4) principles of Balance, Endurance, Strength and Tradition, both in the water and in life. The C4 Waterman line of hard goods and soft goods is sold internationally.

"Who wouldn't want to have Bruce Raymond on their team," said C4 Waterman co-founder Brian Keaulana. "It is an honor on so many levels.

"At C4 we are promoting a set of core values more than we are promoting a sport or a product. Bruce has subscribed to these same values for most of his life, so this is a natural partnership."

C4 Waterman launched in January 2007. Its directors include Keaulana, Todd Bradley, and Dave Parmenter. While C4 is a relative newcomer to the surf industry, its founders collectively possess more than 150 years of waterman experience, including international representation in surfing, standup paddle surfing, outrigger canoe paddling, tandem surfing, and big-wave riding. {gallery}team/bruce_raymond/gallery:100:100:0{/gallery} [Link]

Julia Mancuso Wins Silver in the Downhill and Super Combined!

Posted 7 years ago

Congratulations to Julia Mancuso for her second place finish in the Olympic Downhill! And her finish in the slalom gave her another silver medal in the Super Combined which adds the downhill and slalom times. Julia is the fifth American in history to win two medals in one Olympics. Julia spends summers on Maui stand-up paddle surfing with Archie Kalepa. [Link]

Kai Lenny Wins Waterman League Contest at Sunset

Posted 7 years ago

Kai Lenny wins Sunset Beach Pro SUP contest. See watermanleague.com for updates. [Link]

John Zapotocky – A Living Legend

Posted 7 years ago

“ZAPPED!” John Zapotocky Shares His Hawaiian Ocean “Religion” More photos at tjhawaii.com What have YOU been doing for 70 Years? Ninety-one year-old John Zapotocky has been riding the waves and paddling a board longer than most of us have been alive. As he makes his way out on his paddleboard again today, it’s a friendly reminder that this “new sport” of standup paddling (SUP) isn’t new after all. John Zapotocky, Duke Kahanamoku and a handful of the old Waikiki Beachboys discovered how “cool” it was before most of us were even born. Five seconds with John "Zapped" Zapotocky and you know the guy hasn't wasted a second of life despite being blessed with plenty of it. Sharing the waves with Kahanamoku was a moment in time and an opportunity not lost on John. He recognized surfing royalty when he saw it and immediately knew that the meaning of life was to be found on the water. "Well I was out there surfing one day and I’d just come in and I’m looking out there and I see this gentleman come on in on a wave with a paddle. I said, ‘my god, that’s something I should be doing!’ So I asked some people and they said, well that’s Duke Kahanamoku. I said, who’s he? You know, I’m here from Pennsylvania I’d never heard of him. They said, well he’s a world famous swimmer and a surfer, an Olympic star. So I went and talked to Duke and he said, well, get your shovel paddle and do it! I did that and I’ve been doing it ever since. I’ve been surfing out here now for 65-some years and probably 55 years I’ve been using a paddle. And it changed my whole life. I’ve been standing up ever since." After making a quick change into his surf gear, John is ready to paddle, dressed all in white from head to toe like a sainted surfing apparition. I get the impression he's dressing for the next position. But if Heaven's close, John's not quite ready to trade his Hawaiian paradise for the clouds just yet. He's still robust in his movements although his bandy legs lend towards an obvious faith in his walker. He makes his way down towards the shore to “talk story” with a growing group of believers. John knows the value of time and maintains a steady clip. He bee-lines for the shade of the tent on the beach and whips out a plastic blue album from beneath the folding seat of his walker. “It took many years before standup paddling came into play,” says John of SUP. “Right now it’s like a snowball. It’s the finest exercise move. “It’s revolutionizing a way of life. You can take this paddle, you can exercise with it,” he continues, as he transitions into a demonstration. “You can twist, you can turn… You don’t need any barbells. “It’s a source of exercise that people have not recognized how valuable it is. I think it’s just wonderful. I think it’s going to be all over the world. It’s going to be everywhere in the world – hotels, lagoons, any place there’s water, there’s room for standup paddling. And I suggest you boys try it.” There's something very cool about hanging with a 91-year-old who is still stoked on surfing. To see faded eyes sparkle with life as they reflect upon a life spent in the ocean. In a matter of moments he flips us all through the highlight pages of his life: His arrival to Hawaii in 1940 with his beautiful wife; soaking up the sun beside an outrigger canoe on the spacious shores of Waikiki; standup paddle surfing before anyone saw the future in it. He briefly touches upon various intermittent details like manning the guns during the Pearl Harbor attack, all the while rifling through the clear-covered pages with stumpy fingers he lost to machinery during his days at the Dole pineapple cannery. The memories are a blast, but they don't cloud his diamond-sharp vision of what he’s here to do, and no sooner has he hit the last photo page than he's rubber-banded the album closed, locked it in the walker, and he's ready for action. Today he has called upon friend Todd Bradley, of C4 Waterman, to get him back on the water. Seeing the two of them together, their total glee over standup paddling is contagious. They're a couple of kindred souls who are excited by its simplicity and the guarantee it offers of keeping you close to the source through the ages and stages of life. There's no room for SUP detractors today. To those who have gathered to give this re-birthed sport a try, John is as good as the second coming, generating waves of inspiration and admiration – and not just among the “boys”, as many women and kids have turned out, too. "I used to be 5'8" and-a-half," I’ve had 6 major surgeries, 3 knee replacements, I fractured my femur bone 10 years ago and they had to put a half-inch titanium rod there. I keep saying the doctors could have made me taller, instead they made me shorter!” More than 30,000 sunrises and many operations now make his $2, four-foot long wooden canoe paddle a better fit than ever. He’s been buying them for half a century from the same canoe company in Mississippi. “They didn’t know I used it for surfing. They’re made to sit down but I was using them standing up, so I kept breaking them.” With that, he’s had enough with the talk and it’s time to get moving. He wades out into the shallows, sits himself down and makes a few digs with his ash-wood paddle to get him to deeper water, pushing past a much younger crowd that is also down here today to give SUP a try. With a few strokes he gains momentum and makes the move from prone to standing. It’s not as easy as it used to be, but he still makes it look frustratingly simple to the rookie on his right who splashes down. He looks good, and you can tell it feels good to be free again. He heads further out a ways, then makes the turn and cruises back towards shore. He looks like he’s walking on water. From out there he probably can’t hear the applause that’s emanating from the shoreline. He’s lost in his thoughts and soaking up the glide, enjoying his momentary escape from land. As John touches back down on the sand there’s a twinkle in his eye. He dries off, mingles a short while longer then says he’s got an appointment to meet with his next round of vitamins and a midday nap. Then, like an aged rockstar who knows he's still got it, John slips behind the tinted veil of his black chauffeur-driven vehicle, but not before looking around the door, pointing a finger and saying: "You've been Zapped!" John Zapotocky: One of the first men standup paddling, one of the last men in the Honolulu phone book. Look him up next time you’re in town. He’d be excited to share his stoke with you. {youtube}F7OYrPoiNGA{/youtube} [Link]

The Ultimate Wave Tahiti – IMAX 3D

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Click…. Check out Raimana and Kelly Slater in Transworld Surf's photos from the premier… and look for the Red and White C4 SUP board that graced the stage. {movremote}http://media.libsyn.com/media/c4waterman/raimana_by_ben_thouard.mov{/movremote} C4 team rider Raimana Van Bastolear stars alongside 9-time world champ Kelly Slater in the new IMAX 3D film The Ultimate Wave Tahiti. The world premier is in Los Angeles February 8th and also in Sydney Australia Feb. 18th. See the ultimatewavetahiti.com website for dates and theatre locations near you. [Link]

RAIMANA VAN BASTOLAER JOINS THE C4 OHANA

Posted 7 years ago

Tahitian waterman Raimana Van Bastolaer has been riding his original iconic red C4 SUP board at the breaks around his home, including the infamous Teahupoo, for three years.

While he has been offered many other boards to ride he has remained loyal to the one that has got him in and out of so many critical waves. You'll see it featured in the upcoming IMAX movie ULTIMATE WAVE, directed my Stephen Low, where he shares center stage alongside long time friend Kelly Slater.

Raimana is often referred to as the unofficial Mayor of Tahiti, not for his incredible talents in the water, but for his efforts in the local community and his 'service with a smile' to the many pro events, movies and visitors that visit his home every year.

C4 Waterman SUP shaper Dave Parmenter made Raimana that magic red board in 2007 with no strings attached. In 2010, Raimana officially joins the inner core of C4 Waterman.

"First it's the people, then it's the products that make C4 special to me," says Raimana on his decision to team up with C4 on upcoming product design.

On the slate for 2010 is a 'Raimana World' pro model unlike anything on the market.

"My model is going to be special, somewhere between the BK Pro and the Sub-Vector. I trust Dave Parmenter to make the boards because he has already made me the only board I trust at Teahupoo."

With a mission to make the waterman lifestyle attainable for everyone, C4's founders sees Raimana's inclusion in the team as another leap toward achieving that goal.

"You have to remember that we are about the Waterman's Lifestyle," says C4 Waterman CEO Todd Bradley. Brian Keaulana adds "When you have a guy like Raimana, who has such good energy, spirit, and has pushed the boundaries on what an SUP can do, there is a wealth of knowledge to share. He has much to bring to watermen and women of all abilities and we want to help him share that. That is what C4 is all about. It's not about selling products as it is promoting a lifestyle."

So what Does Raimana plan to do with that magic red board now that he will soon have his own pro model?

" I will always keep that board, but for now, the Red Board will be getting some much needed ding repair!" {youtube}6Crrw3JopSA{/youtube} More on Raimana More on Ultimate Wave Tahiti in IMAX 3D [Link]

Ku Ikaika Holding Period Extended One Day

Posted 7 years ago

COMPETITOR UPDATE: Event is OFF for Monday

Sunday, February 28, 2010
10:45am Hawaii Time

Attention competitors,

Organizers of the Quiksilver Ku Ikaika Challenge, presented by C4 Waterman, have found the waves too small for competition today. The event is OFF.
Read more. [Link]

iMat Makes a Splash

Posted 7 years ago

C4's newest inflable product the iMat is now available online. The 3 x 3 meter square or 4 x 1.5 meter square sized rafts can be used for many things… anchor it as a raft… attach it to the back of your boat…or just rest on it on the beach. Built of military grade heavy duty vinyl the iMat comese complete with multiple stainless steel D-ring attachment points. The iMat is also finding other uses in the film industry and even in fitness training. Malika Dudley features a story on SUNRISE January 25th on KGMB9. Click here to buy an iMat now. [Link]

2010 Ku Ikaika Challenge

Posted 7 years ago

The 2010 QUIKSILVER KU IKAIKA CHALLENGE Presented by C4 Waterman

Holding Period Ends But No Competition
Makaha, HI (March 1, 2010) — A record winter of surf on the North Shore of Oahu failed to deliver to the West Side within the allotted one-and-a-half month holding period, resulting in a "no go" for this year's Quiksilver Ku Ikaika Challenge, presented by C4 Waterman, at Makaha.
Despite record patience and an extension to the holding period, Mother Nature cast the final dice and came up short. Makaha delivered only eight- to 10-foot of swell today and organizers elected to wait another year. Click pick for photo gallery {gallery}ku_ikaika_2010_dana:120:180:1:2{/gallery} The waves were smaller in the morning, but they got a bit bigger during the day. Thanks to Dana Edmunds for the Photo Gallery above and Aldo Tassara for the video clip below! {youtube}YdqQmjXtyFY{/youtube}

The 2010 QUIKSILVER KU IKAIKA CHALLENGE
Presented by C4 Waterman

Holding Period Begins Jan 15th; Invitees Announced

(Makaha, HI) – January 15, 2010 — A record-setting winter of gigantic surf continues in Hawaii, and Quiksilver is proud to announce the third annual Quiksilver Ku Ikaika Challenge, presented by C4 Waterman. This event is an invitational big-wave stand up paddle (SUP) surfing competition that will run on one day between January 15 and February 28, 2010, when wave face heights exceed 15 feet at Makaha Point, on the west shore of Oahu. "Ku Ikaika", a Hawaiian phrase that means stand strong, was derived in reference to the sport of stand up paddle surfing and to upholding a healthy and positive approach to wave riding.

In a similar vein to the recent Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau that ran on December 8, 2009, the Quiksilver Ku Ikaika Challenge is a one-day big-wave invitational that features 30 of the sport's leading experts. The inaugural event was staged on Valentine's Day in 2008, and was won by well-known Hawaiian waterman Aaron Napoleon.


Above: Aaron Napoleon en-route to victory in the inaugural event in 2008.
Photo by Sarah Towner.

The 2010 list of invitees features a mix of legendary and rising SUP proponents that includes defending champion Napoleon, Jamie Mitchell (Australia), Raimana Van Bastolaer (Tahiti), Ibon Amatriain (Euskadi), Robby Naish (Hawaii), and Gerry Lopez (Hawaii).

The Ku Ikaika Challenge will offer a total prize purse of $10,000, with $3,000 going to the winner. The main event will consist of 30 invited surfers plus six trialists. (Invitees listed below.)

The concept for the event was developed by C4 Waterman co-founder Brian Keaulana, who wanted to showcase SUP surfing at the historic venue of Makaha — home of the very first international surfing event in 1963 — while also giving back to the local community. It was embraced as a natural fit for Quiksilver, a brand built upon adventure, commitment, endurance and style – key components of SUP surfing and the waterman's lifestyle.

Stand up paddle surfing first surfaced on the shores of Waikiki back in the 1940s and '50s. The original Waikiki Beachboys blended their favorite sports of outrigger canoe paddling and surfing, utilizing a canoe paddle to both paddle and surf while standing. It was an adaptation made for convenience as it afforded the Beachboys a better view of the Waikiki surf lineup where they assisted tourists in learning to surf and took their photos while doing so.

The sport has enjoyed an incredible global rebirth in recent years and has been given a high-energy, modern-day spin: big-wave riding. Utilizing a paddle that is today specifically designed for SUP, surfers maintain an upright position while paddling out to the lineup, paddling into the waves, and then surfing them to shore. The paddle is not only a tool for navigating the lineup, but is also critically employed throughout the surfer's maneuvers on the wave.

For more information on the event and to see photos from last year's competition, go to www.quiksilver.com/kuikaika
www.c4waterman.com

About Quiksilver
Quiksilver is committed to providing tools for uncovering, expressing and expanding your personal style. Our aim is to foster the sense of individual expression and excitement – the stoke that is the essence of boardriding*. We're also here to spread the word because the only thing better than finding stoke is sharing it.

* Boardriding is about timing and style. It's youthful, active, casual, and free flowing. There is no wrong way to ride a board. The goal is simply to learn, progress, improve, and give it your own interpretation.

About C4 Waterman:
Through its founders, C4 Waterman brings together over 100 years of ocean experience to create the C4 Waterman brand of wave-riding tools and equipment. Sharing a passion for ocean sports, the drive to excel and a desire to share the waterman's spirit, C4 Waterman's state-of-the-art paddles, stand-up boards, paddleboards and accessories are the modern evolution of the ocean-based lifestyle that originated in Hawaii.

INVITEES:
Aaron Napoleon (HAW)
Antoine Delpero (FRA)
Alex Salazar (BRZ)
Didier Tin Hing (TAH)
Archie Kalepa (HAW)
Bonga Perkins (HAW)
Brian Keaulana (HAW)
Chuck Patterson (USA)
Craig Davidson (HAW)
Dave Kalama (HAW)
Dave Parmenter (HAW)
Duane DeSoto (HAW)
Gerry Lopez (HAW)
Greg Carson (PR)
Greg Pavao (HAW)
Ikaika Kalama (HAW)
Ibon Amatriain (EUS)
James Watson (AUS)
Jamie Mitchell (AUS)
Kamu Auwae (HAW)
Kekoa Auwae (HAW)
Keone Keaulana (HAW)
Leleo Kinimaka (HAW)
Mel Puu (HAW)
Noland Martin (HAW)
Raimana Van Bastolaer (TAH)
Robby Naish (HAW)
Rusty Keaulana (HAW)
Titius Kinimaka (HAW)
Todd Bradley (HAW) [Link]

New C4 Pohaku SDK Soft Decks

Posted 7 years ago

Samples of C4's new Pohaku SDK soft deck SUP boards at the Surf Expo tradeshow in Orlando, Jan. 14 to 16, are creating a buzz. These boards have an Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate (ASA) skin on the bottom up to the widest point of the rail. Deck and rail are glassed over. The soft deck eva, or Croc Skin, is vaccum bagged onto the deck. The boards are 32” wide with plenty of thickness throughout. ASA (short for Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate) is a copolymer based material that has excellent properties for outdoor applications with its remarkable resistance to prolonged exposure to sunlight, heat, rain and common chemicals, and with its ideal mechanical properties: the actylate elastomer has an excellent resistance to discoloration and degradation from UV sunlight and as a laminate sheet, provides high scratch and impact resistant protection. We will have pricing available soon. [Link]

Hawaiian Road Trip

Posted 7 years ago

Archie Kalepa, Dave Parmenter, Liam Wilmott, Charlie MaCarthur, Slater Trout, Noa Ginella, Greg Pavao, Tiare Lawrence, Brian Keaulana, Todd Bradley and crew head inter-island for an SUP adventure. Liam said, "Riding on the downwind bumps, we had a killer time friendly racing the vortice xp race boards and catching fish." {youtube}uaxx19kiN9U{/youtube} [Link]

Mark Richards Video Testimonial Part 1 & 2

Posted 7 years ago

Four-time world surfing champion Mark Richards praises C4 boards and Dave Parmenter's shaping in these two Youtube videos by Simon Dodd of C4 Waterman Australia. {youtube}w3QCrakMYiY{/youtube}

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Waimea January 11th

Posted 7 years ago

{gallery}waimea_vince:120::0{/gallery} A couple bombs captured by photographer Vince Cavataio on the morning of January 11th. See if you can see the two wave sequence. [Link]

Happy New Year!

Posted 7 years ago

2010 Come and have a look around the C4 Waterman showroom… {youtube}F6L9SZn2quM {/youtube} [Link]

Dave Parmenter's Shaping Complete Guide

Posted 7 years ago

C4 Waterman Shaper/Designer Dave Parmenter offers in depth tips on shaping your first board. The article, published on Surfline.com, is complete with videos. If you feel the need to shape your own board… read this and you'll be off to a good start. http://www.surfline.com/gear/how-to-shape/index.cfm [Link]

Suzie Cooney in Waikiki

Posted 7 years ago

In a prelude to Jan 9th STAND UP For Women's Health & Fitness clinic on Maui, watch live on KGMB Channel 9 CBS & KHNL Channel 8 NBC Hawaii News Now,
Wednesday December 30th 2009 at 6:50am and 7:50am in Waikiki, Ala Moana
Beach, for a special segment with feature anchor and SUP enthusiast, Malika
Dudley interview with Suzie Cooney of Suzie Trains Maui and Tommy Callan of
Beach Boy Events. suzietrainsmaui [Link]

Todd's Distance Paddling Tips Part 1, 2 and 3

Posted 7 years ago

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Congratulations! Safe to the Beach

Posted 7 years ago

Half of Oahu and thousands of watermen around the world tuned into watch "The Eddie" last Tuesday at Waimea Bay. C4's Brian Keaulana caught a few bombs. However it was Greg Long who won by charging on some very large waves. Congratulations to all the surfers. [Link]

Pipeline Masters 2009

Posted 7 years ago

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Surfboard Auction – Oahu, Hawaii

Posted 8 years ago

Saturday, December 5th Starting at 5pm C4 Waterman, Boardworks Hawaii and Blue Planet Surf Shop are inviting you to the big Surfboard auction, hosted by surfer/ auctioneer Joe Teipel. We will auction off a large selection of Stand-up Paddle boards, longboards, funshapes and shortboards. Boards vary from new and unused with slight cosmetic defects to used demo and rental boards. This is your opportunity to get a great board at a price you can afford. Come early to preview the boards as parking is limited. Boards will be available for preview all day Friday Dec. 4th and Saturday Dec. 5th. Many of the auction boards are available for rent/ demo and we have low pre-auction prices if you don't want to wait until the auction. We will also have a free C4 Waterman SUP demo on Saturday Nov. 21 at Kaimana Beach from 8 am to 10 am where many of the auction boards will be available to demo, see below. An updated list of auction boards will be posted here shortly and is also available at the shop.
Please call the shop for more information.

Blue Planet Surf Shop
813 Kapahulu Ave.
Honolulu, Hi 96816
Tel. 808 922 5444 [Link]

Feel the C4 Stoke

Posted 8 years ago

{mp4remote}http://media.libsyn.com/media/c4waterman/C4_REIdemo_web.m4v{/mp4remote} C4 Waterman at REI Demo Day in Seattle [Link]

Hawaii Kai Run

Posted 8 years ago

Look for Dave Parmenter and Greg Pavao in Sunday's Fallen Guardians Memorial Race from Hawaii Kai to Magic Island…. Place your bets. Click here for more info. [Link]

Explore.org Takes Archie Kalepa Down River

Posted 8 years ago

{movremote}http://media.libsyn.com/media/c4waterman/archie_explore_org_colorado.mov{/movremote} HawaiianLifeguard & Big Wave Surfer Archie Kalepa Makes Ride of His Life 187Miles on Standup Paddleboard Through the Grand Canyon, Colorado River. (HONOLULU – October 19, 2009) Hawaiian veteran lifeguard and big-wave rider Archie Kalepa is no stranger to life-changing experiences. There have been many during his 46 years of life spent in and around the ocean. He never imagined that the fresh waters of inland America would deliver the most astounding experience of all: connecting his native Hawaiian experience to that of the American Indians, and incidentally setting a world record of being the first to standup paddle (SUP) 187 miles through the Grand Canyon. Kalepa, from Lahaina, Maui, was invited last month to join leaders of American Indian tribes on a 17-day rafting trip through the Grand Canyon, hosted by explore. The decision was a "no brainer"; it would be a perfect opportunity to check one more "must do" off his life's list and give river SUP a try. By journey's end, Kalepa exited the Colorado River with a greater appreciation of water – not just how he rides it, but its core meaning and critical importance in the lives of both native Hawaiians and American Indians. "There was a whole spiritual sense about that river, it's alive," says Kalepa. "There's so much life in the water itself and I don't mean what's under the water, I mean the water. The water is alive." explore brought Archie together with non-profit leaders from the Hopi, Zuni, Navajo, Lakota and Anishinaabe tribes on the journey. "(explore) put us in an environment that we could relate to: the land and the water, which brought out the best in all of us. "The way the American Indians think and how we Hawaiians think is so alike. So many of our spiritual beliefs are similar, so we felt like family, like cousins. We really connected. The knowledge they have of their culture goes way back, even further back than what I know of mine. I learned so much more about water than I would ever learn if I was just in Hawaii. "When you're put in that situation, the westernization gets stripped away and you're back in tune with Mother Nature and your surroundings. It allows you to become more clear on your beliefs; more focused on the issue at hand, which for all of us was water. It's a big issue, but when you look at it in that environment, it's a simple one." From Kalepa's family experiences with their taro patch in Kahana Valley, to water access issues that the native Americans face daily, they found a common bond that spans hundreds of generations. Both cultures have maintained their histories orally. Water – from the ocean or the mountains – is at the heart of many of those stories. "In the beginning I planned to throw my board on the raft and pull it out from time to time. After that first day of paddling, and our first night around the campfire exchanging stories, I was committed to standing up the whole way. I wanted to get to the end and dedicate my standup paddle as a symbol to the native people, to show that it just takes one person to stand up and take a stance to start to make a difference." Along the way, Kalepa encountered rough-water rapids he describes as "five-dimensional, not three-dimensional like a wave". "I've surfed some really big waves in my life and I put that final rapid – 'The Lava', a class 10 rapid, right up there with them, including my 70-foot wave at Pe'ahi.” The journey sparked a new focus in Kalepa who was moved by the stories of the Indians and their willingness to share them. "It gets to where people don't want to open up anymore, where they feel they have been stripped away. But the further we went, the more the walls of the canyon rose, the more the walls around the stories came down. The contributions offered by each person were tremendous. There were times sitting around the fire talking where it got really emotional. Working our way through the Grand Canyon, all those miles and rough water, and coming out at the end of it together and safe, it was unbelievable. It was the ride of my life. It made me a better waterman. It made me a better person. "I truly want to extend my gratitude and aloha to all the folks at explore and all the people who participated in the journey, C4 Waterman for the equipment, as well as the river guides and Arizona river rafters.” explore is a multimedia organization that documents leaders around the world who have devoted their lives to extraordinary causes. Both educational and inspirational, explore creates a portal into the soul of humanity by championing the selfless acts of others. explore features a wide range of topics including animal rights, health and human services, poverty, the environment, education and spirituality. Never stop learning™. Come explore. Check out the iSUP inflatable stand-up board that Archie was riding. {gallery}Archie_Explore{/gallery} More photos by Aaron Huey and Explore.org [Link]

Molokai Hoe Live Streaming

Posted 8 years ago

Watch as Hawaii's top watermen paddle outrigger canoes across the Kaiwi Channel racing from Molokai to Oahu on Sunday, October 11th at 7:30 am HST. http://molokaihoe.org/ Watch the 57th crossing of the men's Moloka'i to Oahu canoe race LIVE on line beginning at 7:30am [Link]

Congratulations Slater

Posted 8 years ago

14 Year Old Slater Trout Places 2nd in the World Class Elite ‘Battle of the Paddle’ SUP Race – By Gretchen Gamble October 7, 2009: – - Dana Point, CA – The 2009 Rainbow Sandals / Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle proved to be the year's most spectacular event in the fast growing sport of Stand Up Paddle Racing. The challenging elite race with four of the buoy roundings placed inside the surf break combined with consistent shoulder to head high sets pumping through the course and 110 of the world's fastest paddlers battling for $25,000 in prize money, all made for a nail biting event that had the crowd cheering and gasping. The most talked about competitor of the Elite Men’s Division was fourteen year old, Slater Trout who managed to stay in the top three slots the entire race. Beating all but one of the world’s fastest paddlers (Jamie Mitchel of Australia), Trout claimed a solid second place finish and proved to all in attendance that he has a very bright future in the sport. Below is an interview with this inspiring athlete. GG: I heard some people compare the 2009 Battle of the Paddle to a motocross race. What did you think of this year’s course and conditions? ST: It was the best course I have ever done because it was in and out through the surf four times which made it fun, exciting, scary and nerve racking at times. The conditions were perfect for the race, could not have been better. GG: What was the most exciting part of the race for you? ST: The most exciting part was when I realized that I had second place in the bag. I caught a wave on the last buoy turn and that is when it hit me. GG: Did you have a particular strategy for the race? I wanted to have a great start and catch every wave that came my way.
GG: How long have you been surfing and doing Stand Up? ST:I got on my first surfboard at age four when my Dad pushed me into a wave on a soft top longboard. I have been doing stand up for about two and a half years. GG: What has your training regimen been like since last year? ST: It's been really intense a lot of weight lifting, paddling, running and swimming. I really want to thank my Uncle Wes who helped me so much with training. He worked out my whole weight program and really took time with me. GG: What music did you listen to during the race? ST: I put together a race playlist and I was listening to all sorts of songs. The last song that I was listening to was the Black Eyed Peas, then I got hit by a set on the third lap and it ripped my shuffle off so that was the end of my music for the day! GG: What event are you looking forward to next? ST: I am looking forward to some wave riding this winter and hopefully doing the Kui Ikaika Big Wave challenge at Makaha, we'll see. GG: What do you like best about SUP? ST: I like that it is something new and exciting to surfing (although it has a rich history in Hawaiian culture) and that you can take it anywhere there is water. GG: What would tell other people your age that are thinking about trying the sport? ST: For anyone who wants to try it I would say keep at it, practice until you get it and feel comfortable on the board, don't give up, and be respectful to the surfers and know the etiquette when you are ready for waves. GG: Surfing, SUP surfing or racing…..which do you prefer? ST: I love them all but if I had to choose it would be SUP surfing.
GG: What are a couple of your favorite things to do when you are not in the water? ST: I really like to work out and do dry land training, dirt biking with friends, hanging out and cruising with buddies.
GG: Any big goals for the future? ST: I am already looking forward to next year and have already started training for next years Battle!!!
A huge congratulations to Slater Trout on behalf of everyone at C4 Waterman, Pohaku Paddles and Boardworks Surf and a giant thankyou!!! to Sparky and Barrett of Rainbow Sandals and Gerry Lopez for putting on a spectacular and unforgettable event. Written by Gretchen Gamble, Marketing Director, Boardworks Surf Boardworks Surf is the US Distributor for Pohaku Paddles and manufacturer and worldwide distributor of over 100 models of surfboards SUPs and paddle boards designed by some of the worlds best shapers and brands including C4 Waterman, Bill Stewart, Ben Aipa, Mike Hynson and many others. For more information visit www.boardworkssurf.com or www.c4waterman.com To see the full race results for the 2009 Battle of the Paddle go to www.rainbowsandals.com/battleofthepaddle/
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OceanFest Video Around the World

Posted 8 years ago

Betty Depolito's OceanFest Video of C4's Contest! {youtube}HRV2i_i7d64{/youtube} Duke's Oceanfest video is going global… check out this wave of Brian Keaulana and Kathy Tereada filmed by Bruno Lemos [Link]

Hawaii Paddleboard Championship Results

Posted 8 years ago

Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation
Hawaii Paddleboard Championships
Saturday, August 29, 2009

********** DIVISIONS & AWARDS LIST **************

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MALE-UNLIMITED UP TO 39 AGE GROUP: 2-39

Place No. State Country Name Time 1 104 MATTHEW DUBRULE 1:22:27 2 140 KAEO OKALANI ABBEY 1:24:53 3 126 JUSTIN LANGLAIS 1:35:10 4 136 AARON BROWN 2:05:58 H3 { TEXT-ALIGN: center; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-WEIGHT: bold; img: "RS_RTSW.jpg"> } BODY { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TABLE { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TH { BACKGROUND-COLOR: lightgray; PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } TD { PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } .footer { FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-SIZE: 7pt }
MALE-UNLIMITED AGE GROUP: 40-90

Place No. State Country Name Time 1 99 MATT BARNETT 1:27:57 2 133 MARC HAINE 1:33:04 3 138 CLARK ABBEY 1:35:56 4 36 JOHN ABRAMSON 1:40:08 5 121 DESMOND BARBADILLO 1:47:06 6 137 ALAN PFLUEGER 1:51:53 7 27 KAEO KEALEOALOHA 1:53:02 8 73 Hawaii Us TROE HERLONG 1:53:58 9 43 Hawaii Us JEFF PETERSON 2:02:28 10 3 Hawaii Us MARK MATHESON 2:30:56 H3 { TEXT-ALIGN: center; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-WEIGHT: bold; img: "RS_RTSW.jpg"> } BODY { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TABLE { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TH { BACKGROUND-COLOR: lightgray; PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } TD { PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } .footer { FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-SIZE: 7pt }
FEMALE-UNLIMITED AGE GROUP: 01-90

Place No. State Country Name Time 1 40 Hawaii Us KANESA DUNCAN 1:31:11 H3 { TEXT-ALIGN: center; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-WEIGHT: bold; img: "RS_RTSW.jpg"> } BODY { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TABLE { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TH { BACKGROUND-COLOR: lightgray; PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } TD { PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } .footer { FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-SIZE: 7pt }
MALE-PDB-STOCK AGE GROUP: 02-19

Place No. State Country Name Time 1 103 CHRIS FONG 1:32:24 2 78 BRENDAN BRADLEY 1:32:39 3 95 NOA GINELLE 1:41:27 4 97 JOHN GINELLA 1:53:18 5 131 JORDAN ABBEY 2:00:16 H3 { TEXT-ALIGN: center; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-WEIGHT: bold; img: "RS_RTSW.jpg"> } BODY { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TABLE { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TH { BACKGROUND-COLOR: lightgray; PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } TD { PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } .footer { FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-SIZE: 7pt }
MALE-PDB-STOCK AGE GROUP: 20-29

Place No. State Country Name Time 1 15 ANDREW ESTES 1:40:50 2 82 Hawaii Us MATT GATELY 1:44:08 3 93 Hawaii Us SCOTT SAITO 1:46:50 4 141 BRAD BARNESON 1:47:37 5 33 Hawaii Us CHAD SEYMOUR 1:51:50 6 139 CARLTON HELM 2:20:45 H3 { TEXT-ALIGN: center; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-WEIGHT: bold; img: "RS_RTSW.jpg"> } BODY { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TABLE { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TH { BACKGROUND-COLOR: lightgray; PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } TD { PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } .footer { FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-SIZE: 7pt }
MALE-PDB-STOCK AGE GROUP: 30-39

Place No. State Country Name Time 1 18 KIMO GREENWELL 1:29:21 2 47 RUA TAFT 1:38:22 3 109 KEONE MACARTHUR 1:39:37 4 117 JOHNNY COMSTOCK 1:41:41 H3 { TEXT-ALIGN: center; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-WEIGHT: bold; img: "RS_RTSW.jpg"> } BODY { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TABLE { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TH { BACKGROUND-COLOR: lightgray; PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } TD { PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } .footer { FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-SIZE: 7pt }
MALE-PDB-STOCK AGE GROUP: 40-49

Place No. State Country Name Time 1 23 BLAIR THORNDIKE 1:33:24 2 24 Hawaii Us DAVE WARD 1:33:41 3 32 Hawaii Us MICHAEL CHEAPE 1:36:24 4 135 BILLY BALDING 1:37:00 5 128 GREGORY QUINN 1:38:27 6 108 JON PIPER 1:39:52 7 79 Hawaii Us MARK EUGENIO 1:44:51 8 17 Hawaii Us LAYNE OWEN 1:46:57 9 132 KARIM CHAIBAI 1:48:50 10 34 Hawaii Us HENRY LEE 1:49:54 11 115 J. STEPHENS 1:53:22 H3 { TEXT-ALIGN: center; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-WEIGHT: bold; img: "RS_RTSW.jpg"> } BODY { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TABLE { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TH { BACKGROUND-COLOR: lightgray; PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } TD { PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } .footer { FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-SIZE: 7pt }
MALE-PDB-STOCK AGE GROUP: 50-59

Place No. State Country Name Time 1 35 Hawaii Us GEORGE RAMOS JR. 1:40:42 2 134 MARK CUNNINGHAM 1:48:55 3 94 TIM JOHNS 1:54:32 4 96 SEAN GINELLA 1:58:17 5 10 MICHAEL LORNE 2:03:31 H3 { TEXT-ALIGN: center; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-WEIGHT: bold; img: "RS_RTSW.jpg"> } BODY { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TABLE { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TH { BACKGROUND-COLOR: lightgray; PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } TD { PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } .footer { FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-SIZE: 7pt }
MALE-PDB-STOCK AGE GROUP: 60-99

Place No. State Country Name Time 1 2 Us TIM FERNANDEZ 1:51:04 H3 { TEXT-ALIGN: center; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-WEIGHT: bold; img: "RS_RTSW.jpg"> } BODY { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TABLE { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TH { BACKGROUND-COLOR: lightgray; PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } TD { PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } .footer { FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-SIZE: 7pt }
FEMALE-PDB-STOCK AGE GROUP: 01-19

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FEMALE-PDB-STOCK AGE GROUP: 20-39

Place No. State Country Name Time 1 31 Hawaii Us JOANNA BILANCIERI 1:49:25 2 130 KRISTEN JOHNS 1:50:37 3 81 ANGELA GIANCATERINO 1:57:14 4 118 COLLEEN TESSLER 2:02:17 5 127 ERIN WASCHER 2:05:55 H3 { TEXT-ALIGN: center; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-WEIGHT: bold; img: "RS_RTSW.jpg"> } BODY { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TABLE { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TH { BACKGROUND-COLOR: lightgray; PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } TD { PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } .footer { FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-SIZE: 7pt }
FEMALE-PDB-STOCK AGE GROUP: 40-99

Place No. State Country Name Time 1 74 Hawaii Us JOAN FUKUMOTO 1:52:32 H3 { TEXT-ALIGN: center; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-WEIGHT: bold; img: "RS_RTSW.jpg"> } BODY { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TABLE { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TH { BACKGROUND-COLOR: lightgray; PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } TD { PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } .footer { FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-SIZE: 7pt }
MALE STAND-UP Less than 12.6 ft

Place No. State Country Name Time 1 1 Hawaii Us KIMO MIRANDA 1:25:32 2 98 DOUG LOCK 1:32:48 3 142 ERIC OLSEN 1:39:47 4 55 Hawaii Us JEREMIAH WOZNICK 1:44:04 5 86 ROBERTO LOPES 1:45:46 6 59 SAM PAE 1:52:18 7 61 Hawaii Us SHANE SAKAI 1:52:35 8 52 SHANE OYAMA 1:52:50 9 8 MARTY SANTOS 1:54:20 10 57 Hawaii Us JUSTIN BEYERS 1:55:37 11 54 Hawaii Us CHAD BURGHER 1:57:21 12 19 Hawaii Us MICHAEL KUAKINI 1:58:28 13 9 JEFF THOMAS 2:01:21 14 71 Hawaii Us ALIKA COSNER 2:06:55 15 119 CURTIS MILLER 2:13:29 16 64 Hawaii Us ROBERT NORTON JR. 2:21:12 17 60 MICAH LIANA 2:33:03 H3 { TEXT-ALIGN: center; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-WEIGHT: bold; img: "RS_RTSW.jpg"> } BODY { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TABLE { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TH { BACKGROUND-COLOR: lightgray; PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } TD { PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } .footer { FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-SIZE: 7pt }
MALE STAND-UP Less than 14.6 ft

Place No. State Country Name Time 1 77 TODD BRADLEY 1:24:10 2 100 Hawaii Us JERRY BESS 1:25:00 3 122 SEPA NAPOLEON 1:25:01 4 69 Hawaii Us DAVE PARMENTER 1:25:07 5 107 EDMUND PESTANA 1:26:54 6 26 MICHI SCHWEIGER 1:27:41 7 129 DOLAN EVERSOLE 1:29:32 8 113 France LEROY RICO 1:29:54 9 68 Hawaii Us ARCHIE KALEPA 1:32:31 10 30 Nsw Australia SIMON DODD 1:32:35 11 112 KAIPO GUERRERO 1:32:52 12 39 SCOT MCPHAIL 1:33:27 13 51 Hawaii Us CARLOS GILLIS 1:35:47 14 56 Hawaii Us ROSS KOIZUMI 1:35:49 15 20 Hawaii Us RAY SHIRAISHI 1:36:03 16 124 BODO VAN DER LEEDEN 1:36:45 17 4 DARIN KOHARA 1:37:04 18 37 JOHN DEMARCO 1:38:10 19 91 Hawaii Us BRAD FELDMAN 1:39:36 20 72 Hawaii Us STUART NAKATA 1:42:33 21 75 ERROL KANEZ 1:43:09 22 62 HAROLD IGGY 1:43:39 23 76 Ca Us TED RUTHERFORD 1:44:01 24 48 Hawaii Us BYRON VALDEZ 1:44:37 25 49 DAMON ANCHETA 1:47:07 26 50 Hawaii Us SCOTT NAGASAWA 1:47:35 27 53 Hawaii Us KALANI KAHALIOUMI 1:49:20 28 65 TONY MONIZ 1:49:45 29 83 Puerto Rico JAIME TORRES 1:51:23 30 38 TIM BRANDON 1:52:18 31 88 DARIN LEONG 1:55:10 32 125 JEFF HARRIS 2:03:12 H3 { TEXT-ALIGN: center; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-WEIGHT: bold; img: "RS_RTSW.jpg"> } BODY { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TABLE { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TH { BACKGROUND-COLOR: lightgray; PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } TD { PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } .footer { FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-SIZE: 7pt }
FEMALE STAND-UP Less than 14.6 ft

Place No. State Country Name Time 1 111 HEATHER JEPPESEN 1:39:21 2 46 Hawaii Us REBECCA JAKEWAY 1:39:50 3 123 DONNA BABOME 1:41:35 4 101 MARJ TAKABAYASHI 1:52:58 5 120 CAROLYN ANNERUD 1:56:59 6 21 LYNDA LIM 2:03:33 7 6 Hawaii Us SHARON STEHLIK 2:20:00 H3 { TEXT-ALIGN: center; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-WEIGHT: bold; img: "RS_RTSW.jpg"> } BODY { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TABLE { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TH { BACKGROUND-COLOR: lightgray; PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } TD { PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } .footer { FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-SIZE: 7pt }
MALE STAND-UP More than 14.6 ft

Place No. State Country Name Time 1 143 SCOTT GAMBLE 1:15:26 2 105 AARON NAPOLEON 1:17:01 3 41 Hawaii Us SCOTT TRUDON 1:18:27 4 13 MARK RAAPHORST 1:19:12 5 12 Hawaii Us L MENELAU 1:21:01 6 11 Hawaii Us ROBERT STEHLIK 1:22:39 7 42 JEFF CHANG 1:26:36 8 63 JODY RAGSCHLUTZ 1:29:20 9 116 NORM BRADLEY 1:30:05 10 110 BLACK ABRAHAM 1:31:10 11 87 Hawaii Us EVAN LEONG 1:33:53 12 84 Hawaii Us KEVIN SEID 1:36:11 13 66 Hawaii Us HILTON ALVES 1:40:12 14 102 HERBIE TITCOMB 1:41:46 15 80 Hawaii Us REID INOUYE 1:42:21 16 58 ALIKA WILLIS 1:45:37 17 90 RANDAL LUI-KWAN 1:48:57 18 67 Australia RICHARD FINLAY-JONES 1:51:55 19 89 HARRIS CHANG 1:58:41 H3 { TEXT-ALIGN: center; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-WEIGHT: bold; img: "RS_RTSW.jpg"> } BODY { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TABLE { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TH { BACKGROUND-COLOR: lightgray; PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } TD { PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } .footer { FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-SIZE: 7pt }
FEMALE STAND-UP More than 14.6 ft

Place No. State Country Name Time 1 85 Hawaii Us ANDREA MOLLER 1:28:29 2 70 JENNY KALMBACH 1:32:17 3 114 KATIE SLOCUMB 1:48:05 4 45 Hawaii Us MARY JO GUMBERT 1:50:03 H3 { TEXT-ALIGN: center; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-WEIGHT: bold; img: "RS_RTSW.jpg"> } BODY { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TABLE { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TH { BACKGROUND-COLOR: lightgray; PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } TD { PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } .footer { FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-SIZE: 7pt }
MALE STAND-UP 19 years & Younger

Place No. State Country Name Time 1 14 Hawaii Us CONNOR BAXTER 1:24:20 2 22 Hawaii Us SLATER TROUT 1:24:27 3 7 Hawaii Us ZAME SCHWEITZER 1:30:12 4 29 Hawaii Us BERND ROEDIGER 1:31:52 5 106 RIGGS NAPOLEON 1:33:16 6 25 Hawaii Us MARCIANO WHITFORD 2:16:30 [Link]

OceanFest 2009 Results

Posted 8 years ago


WAIKIKI BEACHBOY ALIKA WILLIS EARNS THE ULTIMATE RESPECT AT C4 WATERMAN STANDUP BEACHBOY EVEN A Highlight of Duke's OceanFest by Jodi Wilmott

HONOLULU, August 27, 2009 – Waikiki beachboy Alika Willis, 45, might not have made it to the final of the C4 Waterman Standup Beachboy contest, but anyone familiar with the company of C4 Waterman and the story behind Duke's OceanFest, knows that its spirit doesn't lie in competition. Duke's OceanFest is a celebration of the life of the greatest waterman who ever rode the waves – Duke Kahanamoku. C4 Waterman is a company founded on the principles that Duke stood for: a passion for riding the waves and a mission of sharing aloha with any person open to receiving it. Respecting that, the top honor of Waterman of the Event today went to Willis. "This award goes to the surfer who best embodies the spirit of Duke and the heart of aloha, both on the beach and in the water," said C4 founder Brian Keaulana. "And that is Alika Willis." Willis received a one-of-a-kind paddle trophy that was hand-painted by Hilton Alves with the image of Duke Kahanamoku on the beach at Waikiki. On the competition side, Nanakuli's Auwae brothers Kamu and Kekoa dominated the 30-minute final that was wave-starved in comparison to the earlier rounds of competition, with Kamu the winner. They reached the final, along with Kai Sallas (3rd, Honolulu), Kalani Vierra (4th, Kauai), Leleo Kinimaka (5th, Big Island), and Tony Moniz (6th, Honolulu) after qualifying through two rounds of competition that saw a total of 42 surfers take to the waves. Surfers were given two opportunities to surf at Queens, with their top two rides from each of the rounds counting towards an accumulated total. Based upon those totals, the six surfers with the most points surfed off in a final. The C4 Waterman Standup Beachboy event is a perfect fit for Duke's OceanFest, showcasing the fun tradition of standup paddle surfing that was pioneered here at Waikiki more than half a century ago. While its modern form offers a competitive platform with highly technical equipment, back in the day it was a rudimentary practice employed for practicality, combining the elements of paddling with a paddle, borrowed from outrigger canoeing, and standing up on a surfboard. This combination allowed Waikiki Beachboys to easily navigate the gentle Waikiki lineups, instructing tourists who were learning to ride the rollers, while keeping their cameras dry as they snapped off shots of those same beginners, providing them the opportunity to earn an extra dollar or two on the water. Mahalo to Maui Jims, Blue Planet and Quiksilver for showing their respect for Duke and his message of aloha by getting behind this event.

RESULTS: Final:
Top 6 surfers after 2 rounds, based on accumulated scores of top 4 rides after 2 rounds, qualified for the final.
1st: Kamu Auwae (Nanakuli, HI)
2nd: Kekoa Auwae (Nanakuli, HI)
3rd: Kai Sallas (Honolulu, HI)
4th: Kalani Vierra (Kauai, HI)
5th: Leleo Kinimaka (Big Island, HI)
6th: Tony Moniz (Honolulu, HI)
SPECIAL WATERMAN AWARD: Alika Willis (HI)
TOP JUNIOR: Slater Trout (Maui)
TOP WOMAN: Jen Koki (Oahu)

Round 2:
H1: Slater Trout; Archie Kalepa; Duane DeSoto; Titus Kinimaka; Morgan Faulkner; Nate Burgoyne
H2: Kamu Auwae; Kekoa Auwae; Zack Howard; Micah Liana; Robert Stehlik
H3: Alika Willis; Attilla Jobbagyi; Jen Koki; Kevin Williams; Conner Baxter; Sondra Purser
H4: Tony Moniz; Robin Johnston; Kody Kerbox; Noland Ginella; Candice Appleby; Taylor Savage
H5: Ikaika Kalama; Brian Keaulana; Kaipo Guerrero; Cyril Huddy; Simon Dodd; Lahiki Davis
H6: Kalani Vierra; Kala Alexander; Dino Miranda; Kolaiah Jardin; Noah Yap; Ben Purser
H7: Kai Sallas; Leleo Kinimaka; Chris Martin; Black Abraham; Sam Pai; Tiare Lawrence [Link]

Kamu Auwae Wins C4 Duke's OceanFest SUP Contest

Posted 8 years ago

C4 Congratulates Kamu Auwae and all the contestants and thanks Blue Planet Surf and Maui Jim as well as ASP Hawaii and the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation for a great event! [Link]

OceanFest Live from Waikiki

Posted 8 years ago

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Surfing Colorado

Posted 8 years ago

C4 Team Rider Noland Martin and Team Manager Liam Wilmott competed in the first ever Whitewater Stand Up Championships along with twenty other athletes in the three-event competition. There was a whitewater race, a slalom event and a freestyle surfing showdown in the surging standing wave of Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park. Overall Winners: Charlie MacArthur and Coral Ferguson Read more in the Aspen Daily Online Event video by Paul Teft of Paul Tefft of EnviroAction Productions will be online shortly. [Link]

Subvector May Be SIMA Board of the Year

Posted 8 years ago

A testament to Dave Parmenter's shaping ability, the C4 Waterman Subvector 9-3 is the only SUP board accepted in the category of Surfboard of the Year in the prestigous 2009 SIMA Image Awards. The Surf Industry Manufacturers Association Image Awards' goal is to identify the surf industry’s most influential companies and recognize them for their efforts to advance and grow the industry over the past year. Specifications:
Length: 9'3" Nose: 19 1/8" Width: 28 13/16" Tail: 19 1/4" Thickness: 4 1/4" Weight: 22.5 lbs Hard Diamond Tail Fin array: 2 X 1 or Quad (Five Boxes) Fins Included: SB1 350 Sidebites and 7" Center Fin We are nominating the C4 Waterman Subvector 9-3 stand up paddle board as the surfboard product of the year for three reasons: (1) it is without a doubt the most finely tuned and advanced short SUB on the market, (2) its Thermal Epoxy Compression molding construction is strong, light and eco-friendly, and (3) it is short enough to rip, stable enough for a beginner, and rides with a "feel" that is so important to good surfers.

Based on one of C4 shaper/designer Dave Parmenter's most successful surfboard models, the 'Stubb-Vector,' this new model has a progressive rocker, flat bottom, firm edges, angular boxy rails, and double-barrel inverted vee panels, the "C4 Subvector" delivers sports-car-like speed and snappy handling characteristics. Its lightly concave deck carries out to a crisp, soaring deckline, providing the maximum of usable deck width and, thus, increased stability; the concave deck blends at the tail into innovative new foot wells, which lower the center of gravity and grant the rider's back foot more leverage and grip in radical turns.

C4 Waterman is a company dedicated promoting the life of the waterman. Our goal is to bring products to market that bring out the hidden waterman in everyone. {youtube}J_ONVgYOzvw{/youtube} Boards nominated are: C4 Waterman Subvector 9-3 Stand Up Board by C4 Waterman/Boardworks
GTR by Rusty Surfboards
Proton by Channel Islands
Shane Beschen Rocket by …lost
Taj Pro Model by Firewire Surfboards
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony during SIMA Surf Summit 12 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, May 6-9, 2009. The awards ceremony will again feature a video component highlighting and introducing each nominee and winner. {gallery}greg_pavao_9-3:300:300:0{/gallery} [Link]

Aloha and Welcome to C4 Waterman

Posted 8 years ago

A hidden waterman exists in each one of us. It all depends on you to bring it out. C4 offers a variety of tools and equipment to enhance the waterman's lifestyle. Follow the C4 way of life and see what success awaits you. C4, or Core 4, represents the four core disciplines of a waterman. BALANCE, ENDURANCE, STRENGTH, TRADITION (B.E.S.T) Our goal is to teach respect for the ocean and our sport and to extend the culture and camraderie of true watermen. [Link]

Watch Ala Moana Bowls Live Today!

Posted 8 years ago

C4 Hawaii Sales Rep. Kaipo Guererro is announcing live from the SponsorMe. TV Pro Am at Ala Moana Bowls. This short boarding contest is also sponsored by Transworld and should finish up later today. 3:30 pm Pau. 1) Flynn Novak 2) Solomon Ortiz 3) Dustin Quizon 4) Roy Powers [Link]

See Who is Wearing C4 Dri Tech

Posted 8 years ago

People Magazine posted this photo of a famous actor wearing a C4 Waterman Dri Tech Long Sleeve Jersey. Check it out. Now if the producers of his next movie “The Bourne Waterman” can write in a scene with him doing paddle to paddle combat vs. his nemesis while riding 9’3 subvector, that would really be something! [Link]

SEAPaddleNYC

Posted 8 years ago

On August 24, 2009, hundreds of stand up paddlers will journey 28 miles in New York for Autism. [Link]

Operation Amped

Posted 8 years ago

“Serving Those Who Serve”
14 -16 August, 2009
The Church, Camp Pendleton, CA
Operation Amped was three days of ocean activities for combat veterans that had suffered injuries while engaged in the War on Terror. The vets were from all branchs of the military. Paradox Sports, Wounded Warrior Project, Amped Vets and the Veterans Administraion put on the event. This event has run before, but this year it had a new twist with the addition of Stand Up and Outrigger Paddling. Rick Thomas put together a crew of volunteers to help with the event.

Operation Amped Volunteers: (l-r) Keynan, Fog, Clayton, Greg, Rick, Ted, Dan, Gordon, Matt (not shown Mike and Craig)
Greg Buckley helped underwrite this event donating money for the standup paddleboards, and also bringing his personal 4-man surfing canoe. The event was rewarding for both participant and volunteer alike as the “Wounded Warriors” showed their great meddle as they bravely went beyond their comfort zone and participated in surfing, SUP and Outrigger Canoe activities.

Marine Sean, with his living memorial to his fallen battalion mates. Sean himself suffered severe injures to his left arm.

Bruddah Rick overseeing the departure of the canoe

An early morning run to Moochietown in the Canoe yielded a sighting of “Fluffy”, the 10’ male great white shark breaching outside of our position. Above left: Matt and Craig keep a watchful eye out as “Fluffy” was summoned from the deep. Above right Greg watches for choice waves and our “little friend”

Clockwise from top: Canoe/Sup HQ; Rick giving the brief; Craig, “Mrs. Fog”, and Matt resting between go-outs with the Vets.



Top-bottom: Marine Tim, post surf; Craig and Army Captain J.D. Holoholo. J.D. was fighting alongside the Marines in Iraq and took and RPG to the chest, suffering severe injuries to face arm and gut. He is still on active duty, and also rock climbs big walls.

Above: Greg, Captain D.J. US Army, Craig, Kevin

Above Left and Right: Jake was a natural paddler on the Beachboy board and in the canoe.


Clockwise from above left: Greg Buckley, always quick with lending a hand, Gordon, Skipper Rick, Craig and Greg keep a watchful eye on the Warrior’s return to shore. Our gracious hosts, Marine LtCol Chuck, his wife Gina and their son Chase; Gordon, Rick and Matt listening to Captain J.D. and his inspirational debrief of the event.
In Summary, it was a very moving event that would not be possible without the great leadership of Rick Thomas, and the generosity of their time and resources: Greg, Matt, Mike, Craig, Gordon, Dan, Fog, and Clayton. The support of Paddle Surf Hawaii, C4 Waterman, Boardworks, Ron House and Surftech also made the event possible.

Respectfully Submitted, Ted C4 Waterman

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Almost 10 Questions With Jen Koki

Posted 8 years ago

1. Was this your first win at China's contest? No, I've won his contest before but I've been doing his contest for 18 years now so I can't remember when that was.

2. What makes China Uemura's contest so special? China's contest has always been one of the events I look forward to every year. It's great because the money raised goes to a good cause and on top of that it's good fun!

3. Candice Appelby is a pretty big force in any contest at Queen's, how did you beat her? Candice is a great SUP surfer…I think our style of SUP surfing are different shes more of a progressive surfer and I try to keep it more traditional while adding a bit of progressiveness to it and I think the mix is what helped me beat her.

4. What type of board were you riding? I was riding a C4 custom shaped by Dave Parmenter.

5. How serious is the vibe in an all female final? An all female final can be pretty intense depending on who's in it. The final I surfed was stacked with all the top SUP girls so it was pretty serious. We tried to keep it fun but at the same time I think everyone really wanted to do well.

6. Having been a professional longboarder, how does that experience help in an SUP event? Being a professional longboarder helped me because I already had experience competing and I know what to expect out there.

7. Who do you think are some of the other stand out Women riding SUP's? There are so many great woman especially if you compare to last year, Tiare Lawrence, Geodee Clark, Pinoi Makalena, Kawehi Whitford, Vaisha Bungho just to name a few these women are all great and all have there own style that makes them unique.
8. Any advice for people wanting to get into the contest side of SUP? I think its great that more and more people want to get into the competition aspect of SUP surfing. My advice to them would be to do some research on what the judging criteria is and practice, practice, practice.

9. What's on the horizon for you in the near future? In the near future I want to continue to do well in my standup surfing and longboarding, I'm really looking forward to Duke's OceanFest. Hopefully I can deliver the same results that I did at China's, but in the mean time I just want to continue to have fun and train hard.
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Jen Koki Wins China's SUP Division

Posted 8 years ago

Congratulations to C4 Team Rider Jen Koki for winning the SUP division of China Uemura's Longboard contest at Queens in Waikiki on July 25th and 26th. Check out more photos at HawaiianWatershots.com Read more at the Honolulu Advertister.com [Link]

Molokai Channel Race Sunday

Posted 8 years ago



Rainbow Sandals, Honolua Surf Co. and C4 Waterman are excited for Sunday's 32-mile SUP race and Paddleboard race across the Ka'iwi Channel. This year there are more SUP racers than traditional prone-kneeling paddle boarders – a testament to the growth of the sport. A 7:30 am start of the paddleboarders followed by the 8 am start of the SUP racers will have the finishers in Hawaii Kai about noon. Racers are hoping for the trade winds to return and that the outgoing tide will not hinder their times. And the logistics of getting all the equipment, escort boats, supplies and racers to Molokai are playing out as I write. SUP divisions include solo, team, mixed team, open class, and stock. And there will be a at least one team of 4 or more paddlers. Greg Pavao and Noland Martin will be battling Todd Bradley and son Christian racing Vortice XPs in the Stock SUP division. Dave Parmenter and Archie Kalepa will also race Vortice XPs. Duane DeSoto is not in this year's event but his son and Aaron Napoleon's son, Riggs are competing. Dave Kalama and cousin Ekolu Kalama look to be the the Open SUP favorites. Meanwhile, Brian Keaulana, Mike Fox, Lanai Tulba and Malika Dudley will make up a "press" team. In the open prone division, 7-time winner Jamie Mitchell looks to 8-peat. In the stock class, Brendan Bradley and Chris Fong may take the prone paddleboard title for their age group on a C4 'Eleu XP. $16,000 in prize money is at stake…Stay tuned for update, [Link]

Duke's Oceanfest 2009

Posted 8 years ago

Aloha all SUP competitors!

Thank you for all the interest in the SUP event this year. At the moment all the spots are full though there is a chance of a few spots opening up on the day. Our event starts at 2:45 pm on Wednesday. Please be sure to give yourself enough time to register and sign your waiver with the beach marshal. Those who have not paid yet will be able to do so at the tower. A mandatory competitor meeting will be held at the C4 beach tent at 1:45pm on Wednesday before the competition starts.

Remember all, this is more than a SUP contest this is in memory and in respect for Hawaii's most famous waterman, Duke Kahanamoku. Please come with Aloha to enjoy the event and the experience.
Duke's Creed:
" In Hawaii, we greet friends, loved ones or strangers with Aloha, which means love. Aloha is the key word to the universal spirit of real hospitality, which makes Hawai'i renowned as the world's center or understanding and fellowship. Try meeting or leaving people with Aloha. You'll be surprised by their reaction. I believe it and it is my creed. Aloha to you."
Duke Paoa Kahanamoku See you on the beach in Waikiki August 26 & 27th! Wednesday – August 26th 8:15 to 9:35 Toes on the Nose Round 56 9:35 to 12:15 Toes on the Nose Round 48 12:15 to 12:45 Tandem Masters Finals 12:45 to 1:25 Access Surf Semis 1:25 to 2:45 Tandem Open Quarters 2:45 to 3:25 Stand Up Paddle Round 1 (H1-H2) 3:25 to 3:55 Access Surf Finals 3:55 to 5:35 Stand Up Paddle Round 1 (H3-H7) Thursday – August 27th 7:15 to 9:55 Gidget Pro Round 32 9:55 to 10:35 Tandem Open Semis 10:35 to 1:15 Toes on the Nose Round 32 1:15 to 1:45 Tandem Open Finals 1:45 to 4:05 Stand Up Paddle Round 2 4:05 to 4:25 Gidget Pro Quarters (H1) 4:25 to 4:55 Stand Up Paddle Finals 4:55 to 5:55 Gidget Pro Quartes (H2-H4) Friday – August 28th 7:30 to 9:00 Toes on the Nose Quarters 9:00 to 9:50 Gidget Pro Semis 9:50 to 10:40 Toes on the Nose Semis 10:40 to 11:40 Legends Round 1 (H1-H3) 11:40 to 12:10 Gidget Pro Finals 12:10 to 12:40 Toes on the Nose Finals 12:40 to 6:00 Legends Round 1 (H4-19) Saturday – August 29th 7:15 to 1:15 Legends Round 2 1:15 to 1:45 Corona Noseriding Express Session 1:45 to 2:30 Legends Finals This year's C4 Waterman Duke's OceanFest SUP competition is following and "Eddie" format where surfers total their highest two waves in two heats to make the finals. There are limited spots available. The contest will be held at Queen's Surf in front of Duke's statue on Wednesday, August 26th & Thursday, August 27th with times to be announced. Prizes will be awarded in three divisions: Men's, Women's and Junior's (17 and under). Oceanic Cable is providing a live video stream over the internet. You can find it online here or at c4waterman.com or DukeFoundation.org. (You will need a current version of Adobe's Flash Player) The Hawaii Paddleboard Championships including a SUP division from Hawaii Kai to Waikiki is set for Saturday, August 29th starting at 11 am and finishing at approimately 12:30 in Waikiki. Download the Hawaii Paddleboard Championships entry form. [Link]

Almost 10 Questions With Jen Koki

Posted 8 years ago

1. Was this your first win at China's contest? No, I've won his contest before but I've been doing his contest for 18 years now so I can't remember when that was.

2. What makes China Uemura's contest so special? China's contest has always been one of the events I look forward to every year. It's great because the money raised goes to a good cause and on top of that it's good fun!

3. Candice Appelby is a pretty big force in any contest at Queen's, how did you beat her? Candice is a great SUP surfer…I think our style of SUP surfing are different shes more of a progressive surfer and I try to keep it more traditional while adding a bit of progressiveness to it and I think the mix is what helped me beat her.

4. What type of board were you riding? I was riding a C4 custom shaped by Dave Parmenter.

5. How serious is the vibe in an all female final? An all female final can be pretty intense depending on who's in it. The final I surfed was stacked with all the top SUP girls so it was pretty serious. We tried to keep it fun but at the same time I think everyone really wanted to do well.

6. Having been a professional longboarder, how does that experience help in an SUP event? Being a professional longboarder helped me because I already had experience competing and I know what to expect out there.

7. Who do you think are some of the other stand out Women riding SUP's? There are so many great woman especially if you compare to last year, Tiare Lawrence, Geodee Clark, Pinoi Makalena, Kawehi Whitford, Vaisha Bungho just to name a few these women are all great and all have there own style that makes them unique.
8. Any advice for people wanting to get into the contest side of SUP? I think its great that more and more people want to get into the competition aspect of SUP surfing. My advice to them would be to do some research on what the judging criteria is and practice, practice, practice.

9. What's on the horizon for you in the near future? In the near future I want to continue to do well in my standup surfing and longboarding, I'm really looking forward to Duke's OceanFest. Hopefully I can deliver the same results that I did at China's, but in the mean time I just want to continue to have fun and train hard.
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Read C4 Australia Simon Dodd's Blog

Posted 8 years ago

Read up on SUP in Australia and Simon's inaugural Molokai crossing! http://www.newcastle-standup-paddlesurfing.com.au/myblog/ [Link]

Jen Koki Wins China's SUP Division

Posted 8 years ago

Congratulations to C4 Team Rider Jen Koki for winning the SUP division of China Uemura's Longboard contest at Queens in Waikiki on July 25th and 26th. Check out more photos at HawaiianWatershots.com Read more at the Honolulu Advertister.com [Link]

Rainbow C4 Molokai Crossing Press Release

Posted 8 years ago

Ocean Promotion Press Release By Jodi Wilmott
Presented By


MAJOR RESULTS:
(For complete results
www.pacificsportevents.com)

Unlimited – Elite
Jamie Mitchell (Aus) 4:58:25
Brian Rocheleau (HI) 5:20:53
Tim Foran (Aus) 5:30:45

Stock – Elite
Mikey Cote (HI) 5:32:25

Women Overall
Kanesa Duncan (HI) 6:29:29
Bianca Lee (Aus) 6:46:08

SUP Solo Unlimited
Ekolu Kalama (HI) 5:02:06
Guy Pere (HI) 5:22:01
Scott Gamble 5:22:39

SUP Solo Woman
Jenny Kalmbach (Big Island) 5:48:31

SUP Team Unlimited
Aaron Napoleon &
Kai Bartlett 4:45:17

SUP Team Stock
Noland Martin & Greg Pavao (HI) 5:28:51
MITCHELL CLAIMS 8TH CONSECUTIVE RAINBOW SANDALS MOLOKAI TO OAHU PADDLEBOARD
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.

Hawaii's Kanesa Duncan claimed her seventh crown today in a time of 6:29:29 – almost 40 minutes slower than her own record. Rookie Bianca Lee (21, Australia) placed second in 6:46:08, overcoming heat exhaustion and a blackout four miles out from the finish. It was a brutal introduction to the channel, but not enough to keep her from finishing. She made her way to the finish line unassisted before being carried off for medical attention.

In the 12-foot (rudderless) stockboard division, Hawaii's Mikey Cote broke the stock record that has stood for 11 years, coming in in 5:32:25. Cote believed that the shorter length of the stockboard actually fit the broken up swells better than the longer open class board that Mitchell was riding and therefore made for a more enjoyable crossing.

In the standup paddle (SUP) division, favorite Ekolu Kalama did not disappoint, posting his first solo win in the record time of 5:02:06. The first solo woman SUP-er was Jenny Kalmbach, from the Big Island, in a time of 5:48:31.


Above: Ekolu Kalama (white) led the SUP field out from the start and never looked back. Photo: Bernie Baker.

"It felt like six hours today," said Mitchell, who couldn't believe he came in under five hours. "The first two thirds was good, but that last third… it took forever to get close, then the current, then the backwash. It was definitely the toughest (race) of the last three or four years for me.

"It was real technical today. It wasn't easy to catch the bumps. You had to be really on your game to get them.

"The current had a stationary wave effect. You'd be trying to get down it and it would be sucking you back up.

"The last couple of hours was pretty painful for me," Mitchell added, supported by his cheese-grated feet that bore the brunt of the hard work. "I felt strong, just the conditions today made it a lot harder than previous years."


Above: Mitchell's feet show the wounds that come with a win.
Photo: Bernie Baker

Perennial "bridesmaid" Brian Rocheleau was speechless on the topic of what it will take to beat Mitchell. When asked where the difference lies between himself and Mitchell, he said: "I don't know…. I wish he'd tell me. I'm training about as hard as I can. I can only do the best that I can do."

SUP winner Ekolu Kalama was emotional about his victory. "My grandfather was smiling down from heaven on me today. Words can't explain how I feel."

While he didn't complete the course in a faster time than Mitchell, Kalama sounded like he had more fun on the channel:

"That was like a five-and-a-half hour surf session. I'm not going to have to surf for a while.. I'm good for about a week."

Kalama and Mitchell were rewarded equal prize money for the first time today, thanks to Rainbow Sandals, each receiving $3,000. Kanesa Duncan and Jenny Kalmbach each received $750.

"It was hard," said Duncan. "During the blessing on Molokai (the priest) said something about how magnificent the ocean is and how insignificant we were going to feel out there. Today I felt really insignificant!"

SPECIAL C4 WATERMAN AWARD TO TERRY MACDERMOTT:
Supporting race sponsor, C4 Waterman, had the top two stock SUP teams across the line, but reserved their major award for an Australian who was almost three hours behind the bulk of the field: Terry MacDermott. MacDermott first came to Hawaii to compete in this race nine years ago, setting out to accomplish the feat in memory of his young son. He was pulled from the water that year one mile from the finish and taken to hospital in a state of extreme exhaustion and dehydration. It took him almost a decade to get back to finish the job, but he did that today in a time of 7:44:12. C4 Waterman presented Terry with a new "Eleu" paddleboard today in recognition of his true and honorable waterman spirit; a spirit that has nothing to do with wins or record times.

Today's starting field was a record 125. Of that, only five entries did not finish.

The Rainbow Sandals Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard Race, presented by Honolua, C4 Waterman, Duke's Waikiki and Maui Jim, is the unofficial world title of the sport and is considered the most brutal physical and mental challenge in the world for the waterman. The race includes divisions for traditional paddleboarding, standup paddleboarding, and solo and team divisions in each. [Link]

Molokai Success!

Posted 8 years ago

Jamie Mitchel won the open paddleboard division…a record 8th strait time…. and it wasn't easy. Just take a look at his toes… The team of Kai Bartlet and Aaron Napoleon won first in the open class team SUP division. Ekolu Kalama was the first SUP solo open class paddler to finish. Greg Pavao and Noland Martin won the 14-foot and under SUP division. Above, Noland Martin mid channel. Greg Pavao making it look easy! Greg Pavao, Noland Martin and their secret weapon on Molokai's Papohaku Beach Read the Star Bulletin's article … [Link]

Molokai Channel Race Sunday

Posted 8 years ago



Rainbow Sandals, Honolua Surf Co. and C4 Waterman are excited for Sunday's 32-mile SUP race and Paddleboard race across the Ka'iwi Channel. This year there are more SUP racers than traditional prone-kneeling paddle boarders – a testament to the growth of the sport. A 7:30 am start of the paddleboarders followed by the 8 am start of the SUP racers will have the finishers in Hawaii Kai about noon. Racers are hoping for the trade winds to return and that the outgoing tide will not hinder their times. And the logistics of getting all the equipment, escort boats, supplies and racers to Molokai are playing out as I write. SUP divisions include solo, team, mixed team, open class, and stock. And there will be a at least one team of 4 or more paddlers. Greg Pavao and Noland Martin will be battling Todd Bradley and son Christian racing Vortice XPs in the Stock SUP division. Dave Parmenter and Archie Kalepa will also race Vortice XPs. Duane DeSoto is not in this year's event but his son and Aaron Napoleon's son, Riggs are competing. Dave Kalama and cousin Ekolu Kalama look to be the the Open SUP favorites. Meanwhile, Brian Keaulana, Mike Fox, Lanai Tulba and Malika Dudley will make up a "press" team. In the open prone division, 7-time winner Jamie Mitchell looks to 8-peat. In the stock class, Brendan Bradley and Chris Fong may take the prone paddleboard title for their age group on a C4 'Eleu XP. $16,000 in prize money is at stake…Stay tuned for update, [Link]

VIPs at Rarick's Surf Auction

Posted 8 years ago

July 17 & 18 drew a crowd of VIP surfers for Randy Rarick's Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Auction including Joe Quigg, Greg Noll, Bing Copeland, Jock Sutherland, Dick Brewer, Peter Townend, and Mark Richards. The biennial auction event benefits the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation and other charities. {gallery}hivsa_vips{/gallery} reg Noll, Bing Copeland, Jock Sutherland, Mark Richards, and Peter Townend. Also present were legendary shapers Matt Kivlin and Joe Quigg whose, combined board sales exceeded $100,000. Joining them was Dick Brewer, reg Noll, Bing Copeland, Jock Sutherland, Mark Richards, and Peter Townend. Also present were legendary shapers Matt Kivlin and Joe Quigg whose, combined board sales exceeded $100,000. Joining them was Dick Brewer, [Link]

SUP Wold Cup in Germany

Posted 8 years ago

Thousands of fans lined the water's edge in the first ever German SUP World Cup held in Hamburg July 10-12, 2009. C4 distance specialists Ernest "EJ" Johnson and Brian Szymanski were 2 of the 20 professionals invited to compete. They did well finishing 6th and 7th respectively in the Sprints and 5th and 6th in the Long Distance race. Congratulations to Ekolu Kalama for winning both events. Look for them in the upcoming Molokai to Oahu race on July 26th that is sponsored by C4 Waterman and Rainbow Sandals. See supworldcup.de for more info and videos and check out the crowd of spectators! {youtube}bWEsuDjHBPE{/youtube} [Link]

No Country for Cold Men

Posted 8 years ago

Two days after Memorial Day your humble scribe, along with most of the crew of a previous mission to Big Sur, struck out for some yet to be SUP-ed territory on our Vortice XP raceboards. This time the mission was not one way, but up and back; heading further north along the rugged and beautiful and most inaccessible areas of the west coast. Dave once again helmed this crew, including Matt and Randy and me. We headed north far above sites of past of paddling and beachboy surfing sorties and into a more remote area of the central coast. The crew was loaded for the contingencies of surf or exploratory paddling. After checking out the conditions, Uncle Dave recommended that the Vortice XP’s would be the best tools for a nice little run up the coast. The elements included 49 to 50 degree water, calm winds and a low scud hanging tight to the upper part of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range. It would have been great to “bronze it up” if the sun had been out, but with the Aleutian-style sea conditions some neoprene accessories were in order should we topple into the upwelling-chilled brine. Randy, Matt, Dave about to shove off. Randy off-gassing his hog leg. Randy and Dave lighting out for the country [Link]

Raimana SUP Video on Surfline

Posted 8 years ago

Check out C4 Team Rider Raimana on stand up paddle surfing from Surfline. [Link]

See Who is Wearing C4 Dri Tech

Posted 8 years ago

People Magazine posted this photo of a famous actor wearing a C4 Waterman Dri Tech Long Sleeve Jersey. Check it out. Now if the producers of his next movie “The Bourne Waterman” can write in a scene with him doing paddle to paddle combat vs. his nemesis while riding 9’3 subvector, that would really be something! [Link]

Vortice XP Proves Itself in Molokai Conditions

Posted 8 years ago

Anxiety at the start of the 2009 Cline Mann Ko'olaupoko race was high… as high as the twelve-foot face surf at Diamond Head. Race Director Dolan Eversole stressed safety, "Keep an eye on fellow paddlers…. Remember this is only a race and that you may need to render aid." The wind was blowing 15-20 knots, perfect conditions for the downwind 9-mile short course. Stand Up racers in both unlimited and stock classes lined up at the start knowing full well the challenge ahead. Stock class was 14' max length with no rudder while open class was for boards with moveable rudders. Off the beach and around the Hawaii Kai channel marker, the racers surfed downwind to the finish. In ideal Molokai like-conditions, open racers Guy Pere, Scott Gamble and Kamaki Worthington pulled ahead. Meanwhile a crew of C4 Vortice XP racers continued to gap the others and stayed just behind the open pack. The stock pack was: Noland Martin, Dave Parmenter, Greg Pavao, Christian Bradley, Todd Bradley. And they stayed close to each other. They were followed by the rest of the racers, spread out not too far behind. Around Diamond Head, water safety patrol on jet skis kept racers aware of the rising surf which at this point was breaking on the final turning buoy 1/4 mile outside Kaimana Beach. Chances of making it cleanly around the final buoy and to the beach without a wave breaking on you were slim. Just ask Todd Bradley. As Kaipo Guerrero says, "The deck got shuffled at the finish. Some guy timed it and got lucky, while others did not." Heading in toward the final buoy, just 15 yards behind Greg Pavao, Todd Bradley decides, "Maybe I can make up a place or two" and stroke into a swell… only to have it jack up and break. Designed for racing, Todd surf his XP standing up, then lying down, then standing, then YARD SALE! Board gone, glasses gone, paddle gone… Luckily, open class sup racer Jason Ignacio stopped and helped Todd get his board which was now drifting out the channel. Even with a 5 minute delay, Todd finished third in his age group behind Dave Parmenter and Greg Pavao. C4's Noland Martin was the winner of the stock division. And Vortice XPs took five of the top six places. (Nobody told Manny Kulukulualani that his 15-foot "Stock" board was too long.) All in all it was an excellent showing for the Vortice XP and a good precursor to the C4 Waterman/Rainbow Sandals Molokai Channel race coming up July 26th. For the Long Course results click the Read More link below.
2009 CLINE MANN MEMORIAL PADDLEBOARD RACE
KO'OLAUPOKO – MAKAPU'U * HAWAII KAI TO KAIMANA
SATURDAY JUNE 13TH, 2009

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PB UNLIMITED AGE GROUP: 1 – 39

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PB UNLIMITED AGE GROUP: 40 – 99

1 70 Marc Haine 1:31:42 2 80 Mike Takahashi 1:48:38 3 66 Kaeo Kaleoaloha 2:47:00 H3 { TEXT-ALIGN: left; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 11pt; FONT-WEIGHT: bold } BODY { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TABLE { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TH { BACKGROUND-COLOR: lightgrey; PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } TD { PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } .footer { FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-SIZE: 7pt } SHORT COURSE
PB STOCK AGE GROUP: 1 – 17

1 102 Chris Fong 1:29:20 2 117 Brendan Bradley 1:34:25 3 81 Holden Takahashi 1:52:46 H3 { TEXT-ALIGN: left; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 11pt; FONT-WEIGHT: bold } BODY { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TABLE { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TH { BACKGROUND-COLOR: lightgrey; PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } TD { PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } .footer { FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-SIZE: 7pt } SHORT COURSE
PB STOCK AGE GROUP: 18 – 39

1 103 Robby Kelley 1:38:22 2 82 Anders Jonsson 1:41:17 3 90 Kevin Johns 2:04:31 H3 { TEXT-ALIGN: left; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 11pt; FONT-WEIGHT: bold } BODY { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TABLE { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TH { BACKGROUND-COLOR: lightgrey; PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } TD { PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } .footer { FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-SIZE: 7pt } SHORT COURSE
PB STOCK AGE GROUP: 40 – 99

1 113 Dale Hope 1:31:50 2 104 Chuck Kelley 1:35:12 3 119 Mark Cunnigham 1:39:56 4 109 Brad Akeo 1:42:48 5 95 Jon Piper 1:45:58 6 77 Buttons Kaluhiokalani 1:50:04 7 110 Layne Owen 1:50:26 8 72 Carl Kimm 1:52:18 9 89 Tim Johns 1:55:16 10 75 Timothy Fernandez 1:58:02 11 64 Peter Jensen 2:02:09 12 120 Randy Shibuya 2:02:35 13 101 Brett Thomas 2:03:01 14 57 Corbin Peleiholani-Kuhns 2:09:20 15 74 J Stephens 2:23:48 H3 { TEXT-ALIGN: left; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 11pt; FONT-WEIGHT: bold } BODY { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TABLE { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TH { BACKGROUND-COLOR: lightgrey; PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } TD { PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } .footer { FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-SIZE: 7pt } SHORT COURSE
PB STOCK AGE GROUP: 1 – 90

1 76 Natalie Jane Wallgrove 2:07:34 2 87 Kristen Lee 2:12:48 3 88 Lisa Livingston 2:31:58 H3 { TEXT-ALIGN: left; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 11pt; FONT-WEIGHT: bold } BODY { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TABLE { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TH { BACKGROUND-COLOR: lightgrey; PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } TD { PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } .footer { FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-SIZE: 7pt } SHORT COURSE
SU UNLIMITED AGE GROUP: 1 – 39

1 114 Guy Pere 1:19:16 2 86 Scott Gamble 1:20:19 3 53 Kamaki Worthington 1:22:31 4 61 Jason Ignacio 1:31:47 5 60 James Martindale 1:32:20 6 69 Hilton Alves 1:38:12 7 92 Justin Rapoza 1:41:09 H3 { TEXT-ALIGN: left; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 11pt; FONT-WEIGHT: bold } BODY { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TABLE { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TH { BACKGROUND-COLOR: lightgrey; PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } TD { PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } .footer { FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-SIZE: 7pt } SHORT COURSE
SU UNLIMITED AGE GROUP: 40 – 99

1 112 Edmund Pestana 1:26:13 2 107 Kevin Seid 1:37:16 3 85 Jody Ragsdale 1:39:38 4 93 Jimmy Keaulana 1:58:51 5 55 Chris Whitesides 2:25:55 H3 { TEXT-ALIGN: left; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 11pt; FONT-WEIGHT: bold } BODY { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TABLE { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TH { BACKGROUND-COLOR: lightgrey; PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } TD { PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } .footer { FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-SIZE: 7pt } SHORT COURSE
SU UNLIMITED AGE GROUP: 1 – 90

1 73 Katie Slocumb 2:02:37 2 52 Mary Jo Gumbert 2:06:04 H3 { TEXT-ALIGN: left; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 11pt; FONT-WEIGHT: bold } BODY { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TABLE { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TH { BACKGROUND-COLOR: lightgrey; PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } TD { PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } .footer { FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-SIZE: 7pt } SHORT COURSE
SU STOCK AGE GROUP: 1 – 17

1 91 Riggs Napoleon 1:33:27 2 51 Micah Liana 2:34:47 H3 { TEXT-ALIGN: left; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 11pt; FONT-WEIGHT: bold } BODY { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TABLE { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TH { BACKGROUND-COLOR: lightgrey; PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } TD { PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } .footer { FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-SIZE: 7pt } SHORT COURSE
SU STOCK AGE GROUP: 18 – 39

1 96 Noland Martin 1:23:06 2 94 Manny Kulukulualani 1:23:28 3 116 Christian Bradley 1:27:22 4 108 Eric Olson 1:39:31 5 79 James Bradley 1:48:30 6 106 Shane Sakai 1:53:52 7 56 Robert Picayo 1:56:31 8 97 Juan Caviedes 1:59:10 9 63 Jared Kimbler 2:14:15 10 105 James Baloaloa 2:20:40 11 71 David Bearden 2:42:01 H3 { TEXT-ALIGN: left; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 11pt; FONT-WEIGHT: bold } BODY { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TABLE { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TH { BACKGROUND-COLOR: lightgrey; PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } TD { PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } .footer { FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-SIZE: 7pt } SHORT COURSE
SU STOCK AGE GROUP: 40 – 99

1 84 Dave Parmenter 1:24:59 2 83 Greg Pavao 1:26:35 3 115 Todd Bradley 1:31:40 4 67 Kaipo Guerrero 1:32:04 5 59 Ray Shiraishi 1:44:46 6 98 Herbie Titcomb 1:44:50 7 100 Kyle Bernhardt 1:45:13 8 99 Bodo Van Der Leeden 1:46:45 9 118 Mike Fox 1:48:02 10 58 Alika Willis 1:50:25 11 54 Cory Larrieu 1:50:48 12 111 Stuart Nakata 1:55:44 13 65 Ed Wheeler 2:04:12 H3 { TEXT-ALIGN: left; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 11pt; FONT-WEIGHT: bold } BODY { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TABLE { FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-SIZE: 9pt } TH { BACKGROUND-COLOR: lightgrey; PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } TD { PADDING-LEFT: 10px; PADDING-RIGHT: 10px } .footer { FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-SIZE: 7pt } SHORT COURSE
SU STOCK AGE GROUP: 1 – 90

1 68 Heather Jeppessen 1:44:37 2 62 Keala Fung 2:14:15 [Link]

Meet Brian Keaulana at Legens Surf in Carlsbad

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Stop by Legends Surf at 2658 State Street in Carlsbad, CA, 92008 on Monday, June 15th at 5:30 for drinks and snacks and meet C4 partner Brian Keaulana. Download the Flyer [Link]

Alika Willis Wins Hawaii State Championships

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In excellent surf at Ala Moana Bowls Alika Willis won first place in the SUP division on a C4 9-9 Slingblade. Slater Trout took second on a 9-0 Batwing Swallow. Here are the SUP results: Standup Paddle:
1st-Alika Willis; 2nd-Slater Trout; 3rd-Titus Kinimaka; 4th-Chris Marten; 5th-Miguel Graham; 6th-Black Abraham [Link]

C4 and K5 Demo Day June 6th

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C4 and K5 are having a Stand Up Paddleboard demo this Saturday.
Let all of your friends know about it. There is no charge
and gives you a great chance to try all the different styles of sup's C4 has to offer.
It will be at South Ponto Beach. You can park free just north, or in the State Park day parking for a fee. [Link]

Surfing Colorado

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C4 Team Rider Noland Martin and Team Manager Liam Wilmott competed in the first ever Whitewater Stand Up Championships along with twenty other athletes in the three-event competition. There was a whitewater race, a slalom event and a freestyle surfing showdown in the surging standing wave of Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park. Overall Winners: Charlie MacArthur and Coral Ferguson Read more in the Aspen Daily Online Event video by Paul Teft of Paul Tefft of EnviroAction Productions will be online shortly. [Link]

Rocky Mountain C4!

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Team Manager Liam Wilmott and C4 team rider Noland Martin surf the Colorado River as part of Colorado Kayak Supply's Paddlefest
They will also put on a Demo Day in Blue Lake near El Jebel outside of Glenwood Springs. [Link]

Indies Trader Captain's Log

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Martin Daly’s CAPTIANS LOG 5-2009
INDIES TRADER III MENTAWAIS, INDONESIA http://www.indiestrader.com
C4 Waterman SUP GUYS get SMASHED and SHACKED in the MENTAWAIS I’ve seen a lot of surfers ride shallow reef waves off my boats in the Mentawais over the years, but I have never really seen anyone on a standup paddleboard come out here and tear it up. Well, maybe Laird Hamilton, but that guy is like an action hero… he doesn’t really count!
Indies Trader III
When a crew of stand up surfers decided to come on a boat trip and surf serious, heavy waves, I was pretty skeptical to say the least. My good mate Bruce Raymond (C4 Ambassador) and the C4 Watermen guys Todd Bradley, young ripper Kekoa Auwae, Mike Fox and Hawaiian waterman legend Brian Keaulana have just spent 2 weeks onboard Indies Trader 3 and we have just had a remarkable trip.
[Link]

Bud Light Service Industry Night

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Tiki's Grill and Bar was rocking Wednesday night for Bud Light Service Industry Night. Complementary pupus and free samples of Budweiser's new brands, a Quiksiver fashion show, The Budweiser Ambassadors (girls) were on hand, and hundreds of partygoers entered to win a custom C4/Bud Light stand up board. Jody Ragsdale was the lucky winner! {gallery}bud_light/tikis:200:150:1{/gallery} Mahalo to Budweiser's James Baloala, Aaron and the whole Budweiser marketing team! Also, thanks to Bill Tobin of Tiki's and Happy Birthday to Tiki's Michael Miller. [Link]

C4 Builds 20 Bud Light Custom SUBs

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A six-pack of C4/Bud Light SUP Boards! Enter to win one of 20 of these beauties at any of the 200 Hawaii Foodland or Sack 'N Save stores!

C4 Hawaii with Bud Light Boards (l-r): Joe, Greg, Deano, Rizu, Tara and Liam
On Friday, April 17, 2009 we marked the completion of the C4 Waterman/Bud Light stand up paddleboards project. It took a huge combined effort to make this happen, especially in such a short time frame. This is the first time that this large of a batch of 20 boards had been attempted, also using some new graphics techniques.
Todd Bradley, President of C4 Waterman had received some interest from the folks at Bud Light wanting to do some promotional “Point of Purchase” projects for Hawaii. Todd gave them the affirm, “We can do it!” There was some discussion on how to do the combined C4/ Bud Light Graphics: whether to use airbrush or a combination of airbrush and laminates. Graphic expert John Thomas (JT) worked with the folks at C4 Hawaii, and Jerry and Jason at Headline Graphics to come up with a design. Jason, of Headline Graphics in Cardiff by the Sea, printed the large full length laminate on a special photo cloth, which encompassed both company's logos, as seen below.
Joshua puts the finishing touches on the just polished board as Roy (on the left) looks on
The blanks were provided by Jeff Holtby at US Blanks which were light, consistent, white and strong. The blanks were cut into a Dave Parmenter shape known as the 10’ Da Classic Chip; a thinner more high performance “longboard” style standup paddle board, which combines stability with a responsive, thin, light feel. The blanks were cut by Rudy and Brando at the Roughhouse.


Brando and Rudy prepping the blank for cut

Rudy operating the cutting computer.
Micheal Andrews then did the final shaping on each of the boards to ensure that they were flawless.

Mr Andrews, extraordinary shaper, enjoying a the name sake beverage
After getting the undivided attention of Micheal, next Johnny took over the laminating duties combining the photo laminate cloth with the fiberglass in a way that would ensure a strong bond, and also enhance the “visuals” of the graphic, because the boards were to be not only beautiful, but are intended to be ridden with high performance functionality.

Master Laminator Johnny conferring with Headlines Graphics owner Jerry
After Lamination and hot coating, Kurt installed the finboxes and gloss coated the boards. Next Mark pinlined the bottoms of the boards on the border of the photo cloth and blank. In order to further blend the graphics, Mark did and airbrush “fog” that really tied the logos together.

Pinline and "fog" detail
Roy then did a masterful job of sanding and polishing the boards that made the graphics "pop." In celebration of a hard job completed in an outstanding and ahead of schedule fashion, a Bud Light and Rubio’s Tacos lunch fest ensued.

Gentleman and Master Artisans: (l-r) Joshua, Brando, Jeff, Chris, Roy, Kurt, Micheal, Rudy and Mark

The boards were then boxed and sent over the “pond” by H2O logistics. Upon arrival the crew at C4 commenced unpacking and and installing deck pads; this was an all hands “barn-raising” event.
Dave Parmenter, (a sliver of) Ted Rutherford, Deano Kiyohara and Rizu Kennamore installing deck pads
A huge Mahalo to all that made this happen: Tara, for setting up the shipping, Robby and Philip for getting us our shipping boxes, Jerry Anderson and Jason for the great print graphics and the lamination suggestions. Rudy, Brando and Chris for getting these blanks cut so timely. Jeff, at US Blanks for helping us as your new customers with such great service. Micheal Andrews, for getting some serious foam yardage. Roy, you are a super human for getting these large beasts sanded and polished in such record time. Kurt for getting all the finboxes placed. JT the graphic design is perfect! Mark, your pinlines are the “cherry on the top” thanks to you and Steve Ford. Rizu, your tireless effort to help me keep it all under budget and getting these fine folks paid. Last but not least, Josh and Ernie for keeping the wheels on this project when I was “moonlighting” with my “day-job”. The C4 Ohana of Hawaii made the deckpad production and installation a very pleasurable occasion; Dave came all the way out from the West Side to help. Dave, Tara, Rizu, Greg, Deano and Joe, your “cut and paste” skills were invaluable! All of you folks are in keeping with the highest traditions of the ancient sea fairing craft production; I am honored to be part of the crew…
Very Respectfully, Ted Rutherford C4

[Link]

Demo Day Hawaii May 23rd

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Who: C4 Waterman and Blue Planet Surf Shop
When: Saturday 23rd may. 10am- 1pm
Where: In front of the canoe hale.
Why: Cause we love it. Directions: Take Sand Island Access Road. Go over the bridge and take the first right. Look for the Canoe Hale. [Link]

Colorado Kayak Supply PADDLEFEST

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The 2009 Whitewater Stand Up Paddling Championship will be held May 31 in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. This one of a kind event will feature the world’s best river stand up paddlers displaying their paddling prowess on the snowmelt swollen Colorado River. This new and innovative competition is up for grabs. Local CO river SUP guru and owner of the Aspen Kayak Academy (www.aspenkayakacademy.com/index.htm ) Charlie MacArthur is one of the favorites, but the competition promises to be fierce. A handful of Hawaii’s top stand up paddlers will be traveling to the mainland for the event. C4 Waterman will be well represented at the competition with a number of their SUP team heading to CO for this unique test of skill. {youtube}DInV6-z4MM8{/youtube} The event starts with an 6 mile downriver race on the Colorado River from Grizzly Creek to Two Rivers Park in downtown Glenwood Springs. This fast and furious whitewater balancing act will feature a mass start with the fastest paddler winning this segment of the championship. Next up is a timed "slalom" competition starting at the Two Rivers Park. Spectators should be plentiful as the championship is taking place in conjunction with the popular Yagatta Regatta (www.coloradoyagattaregatta.com/ ) – a popular annual river festival in Glenwood Springs. Competitors will race from the park to the top of the famous Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park (http://glenwoodwhitewaterpark.org ). This portion of the contest will involve catching a number of pre-determined eddies on both sides of the river on the way to an eddy above this massive whitewater play feature. The championship will culminate with a surfing contest on this world famous wave. Each competitor will get 3 – 2 minute rides with the best score counting for each surfer towards their final results. The champion(s) will be determined by a point system with scoring accrued during the 3 events. After the surf contest, the SUPers would head back to the Two Rivers Park to celebrate during the Yagatta Regatta. This massive party features bands, food booths, thousands of river-stoked attendees and now will include the 2009 Whitewater Stand Up Paddling Championship’s award ceremony. The first-ever whitewater stand up paddling champions will be crowned during this riverside rage. Stay tuned as more detailed event information will be available on-line soon. As this epic event’s logistics are just being finalized and there is a short lead time to the big day, you can email paultefft@comcast.net for an immediate update on the world’s first whitewater stand up paddling championship. http://www.ckspaddlefest.com/ [Link]

Planet Cares Sustainability Website

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C4 Waterman Board Guide programmer and future mechanical engineer Tobias Schultz is now at UC Berkeley and a member of B.E.S.T. (Berkeley Expert Systems Technology Laboratory) where he's been working on an Open Source Portal for Sustainable Solutions called planetcares.com, Our mission is to enable consumers and stakeholders to make informed decisions about sustainability and renewable energy technologies. Coincidentally, C4 uses the B.E.S.T acronym for Balance, Endurance, Strength, and Tradition, the four core values of a waterman. [Link]

Field Report 41 Catalina Challenge

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Catalina Challenge

From Avalon to Dana Point’s Baby Beach 29 March 2009

(39.8 Miles)

Team Core NCP 4, Skipper, EJ leading the crew to the finish, Dana Pt. (photo: Andie Johnson)

On Saturday, 28 March the crew of four paddlers got underway in Ernie “EJ” and Andie Johnson’s 38’ Morgan sailboat, “Librada” from Dana Point to Avalon, Catalina Island. The “Skipper”, assembled the team. From North County Paddleboards (NCP): Brian Szmanski and Matt Friedman, two fantastic characters known all over California for their traditional paddleboard prowess in design and practice. Brian has numerous traditional stock class (12’) paddleboard victories in the Catalina Classic on his on self designed/built equipment. Mr Szmanski is also one of the spiritual ringleaders of the traditional paddleboard renaissance in San Diego County. Brian’s partner in NCP , Matt “Frito” Friedman, a tougher, more solid, salt of the earth gentleman there is not. Matt and Brian have recently starting building stock class (12’6”) flatwater stand-up paddleboards. EJ has been winning most of the latest stock class races on an NCP stock 22” wide missile that most paddlers could not even stay mounted on. EJ has an extreme work/training ethic that is legendary among the Orange County paddlers. EJ also builds strong, light wooden paddles (Johnson Big Sticks) www.johnsonbigstick.com.

The crew set out just abaft of dawn, in the mostly sunny morning, and was relieved to slip the cantankerous bounds of shore and responsibility.

Halfway across the channel the sun finally showed

Taking a Rocky Mountain beverage break in port, Avalon

Four paddle boards were brought on the crossing to accommodate potential sea and wind conditions affecting the crew: 3 stock NCP designed and built SUP’s from EJ’s ultra narrow glassy water rocket to a never been “christened” rough water stock board in the “desert camo”. A C4 Vortice XP was also brought in case the conditions warranted an even more “seaworthy” board for high winds and a strong following sea.

All four boards were paddled by the crew, and based on the forecasted sea-state and winds the new NCP 12’6” board was chosen. The race meeting took place ashore amongst many familiar faces:

After a nice supper ashore the crew retired early to sounds of much mayhem and merriment ashore, as “spring-break” was commencing. The next morning dawned with a dreary red sky with low scud on the horizon.

Skipper EJ motivated the crew with a calliope of heavy metal music. One half hour before the start we slipped the mooring lines and got underway to the race start area of “Lover’s Cove”, just to the south east of Avalon Bay.

Core NCP 4 gets underway to the race start (photo: Chris O’Kieffe)

Above left: Helmsman, Brian Szymanski “Gamming” with one of the other race crew boats, while Captain EJ looks on. Above right: the ladies “Bee Team” also deploys (photo: C O’Kieffe).

EJ leading from “the pointy end” takes the first to take a pull to start the race; below he is assisted by Brian:

Standing by for the starting gun [Link]

C4 10-6 ATB Stability Check

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Charlie MacArthur and his buddies in Colorado are testing out the stablilty of the C4 All Terrain Board getting reading for spring's river rapids. See the video below. {youtube}C768VcEeMH4{/youtube} [Link]

C4 In Australia

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HAWAII VISITORS DISCOVER DUKE'S SPIRIT ALIVE & WELL 'DOWNUNDER'
Above: Sharing the spirit at Palm Beach, Sydney, Australia
HONOLULU (March 24, 2009) – Hawaii ambassadors Brian Keaulana, Todd Bradley, Dave Parmenter and Archie Kalepa have returned from a life-changing, "chicken skin" Waterman's Cultural Exchange visit to the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. The group from C4 Waterman set out to retrace the steps and relive the camaraderie Duke Kahanamoku experienced in Sydney during the summer of 1914. Duke was the first Hawaiian to visit Australia to demonstrate surfing and share his aloha, and the group of watermen from Hawaii discovered that Australia has done much to keep his spirit alive. During their week-long visit, Keaulana and friends met with many surf-related groups and individuals, including a visit with a young boy who was attacked by a shark just days before their arrival. They also surfed with the locals, visited Surf Lifesaving and Boardriders Clubs, and spoke at a public high school where they addressed 800 students on the Hawaiian heritage of surfing and paddling. All activities revolved around sharing and exchanging ideas, techniques and equipment that are integral to the ocean-going lives that Australians and Hawaiians share. [Link]

Subvector May Be SIMA Board of the Year

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A testament to Dave Parmenter's shaping ability, the C4 Waterman Subvector 9-3 is the only SUP board accepted in the category of Surfboard of the Year in the prestigous 2009 SIMA Image Awards. The Surf Industry Manufacturers Association Image Awards' goal is to identify the surf industry’s most influential companies and recognize them for their efforts to advance and grow the industry over the past year. Specifications:
Length: 9'3" Nose: 19 1/8" Width: 28 13/16" Tail: 19 1/4" Thickness: 4 1/4" Weight: 22.5 lbs Hard Diamond Tail Fin array: 2 X 1 or Quad (Five Boxes) Fins Included: SB1 350 Sidebites and 7" Center Fin We are nominating the C4 Waterman Subvector 9-3 stand up paddle board as the surfboard product of the year for three reasons: (1) it is without a doubt the most finely tuned and advanced short SUB on the market, (2) its Thermal Epoxy Compression molding construction is strong, light and eco-friendly, and (3) it is short enough to rip, stable enough for a beginner, and rides with a "feel" that is so important to good surfers.

Based on one of C4 shaper/designer Dave Parmenter's most successful surfboard models, the 'Stubb-Vector,' this new model has a progressive rocker, flat bottom, firm edges, angular boxy rails, and double-barrel inverted vee panels, the "C4 Subvector" delivers sports-car-like speed and snappy handling characteristics. Its lightly concave deck carries out to a crisp, soaring deckline, providing the maximum of usable deck width and, thus, increased stability; the concave deck blends at the tail into innovative new foot wells, which lower the center of gravity and grant the rider's back foot more leverage and grip in radical turns.

C4 Waterman is a company dedicated promoting the life of the waterman. Our goal is to bring products to market that bring out the hidden waterman in everyone. {youtube}J_ONVgYOzvw{/youtube} Boards nominated are: C4 Waterman Subvector 9-3 Stand Up Board by C4 Waterman/Boardworks
GTR by Rusty Surfboards
Proton by Channel Islands
Shane Beschen Rocket by …lost
Taj Pro Model by Firewire Surfboards
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony during SIMA Surf Summit 12 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, May 6-9, 2009. The awards ceremony will again feature a video component highlighting and introducing each nominee and winner. {gallery}greg_pavao_9-3:300:300:0{/gallery} [Link]

Quiksilver Makahiki Video

Posted 8 years ago

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Aloha and Welcome to C4 Waterman

Posted 8 years ago

A hidden waterman exists in each one of us. It all depends on you to bring it out. C4 offers a variety of tools and equipment to enhance the waterman's lifestyle. Follow the C4 way of life and see what success awaits you. C4, or Core 4, represents the four core disciplines of a waterman. BALANCE, ENDURANCE, STRENGTH, TRADITION (B.E.S.T) Our goal is to teach respect for the ocean and our sport and to extend the culture and camraderie of true watermen. [Link]

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