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Comment on Peyote Races With The Big Boys by Randy Unsbee, ABC

Posted 6 years ago

Have loved watching the Peyote at PIR over the years while I’ve been racing in ITA and SSC and heading up marketing, PR and publishing. Took a little break this summer to finish my Masters in Online Communication, so maybe I can get back on the track next season :D By the way, I love Kona but haven’t made it to Maui yet. [Link]

Comment on Who cares by kalamadrama

Posted 6 years ago

I SUP because Dave Kalama does it. :) So there, Jennifer Aniston. :P [WORDPRESS HASHCASH] The poster sent us ’0 which is not a hashcash value. [Link]

Outside Mag Girls SUP

Posted 6 years ago

Well that does it. For anyone that thought SUP hasn’t entered the mainstream here’s the rule, if Outside Magazine covers it, it’s mainstream. When they bring in the cute girsl to cover it, it’s VERY mainstream. …Read More [Link]

Comment on Activities by Peter

Posted 6 years ago

I need a reply [Link]

Comment on About by John Cawrse

Posted 6 years ago

Hey Bill, It seems like you have your finger on the pulse of the SUP industry. Wonder if you have a few moments to talk? Yes, I am the John of SUAN of SUPZone. If that didn’t start a conversation, I don’t know what will. John 541-233-4138 [Link]

Comment on Big Board Comparison Underway by Luna

Posted 6 years ago

Коллеги , подскажите , кто знает или сталкивался. Есть желание приобрести подвеску с бриллиантом массой более карата, но осознаю, что это стоит безумных денег и мне не по карману. Но читала , что есть облагороженные бриллианты, которые ничем не отличаются от обычных, но стоят дешевле в три раза. Кто-нибудь вообще держал такие в руках, они правда прекрасны ? [Link]

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

Posted 6 years ago

I found this on Playak, a kayak site I visit frequently looking for technique and equipment information: This important and educational article was written by Mario Vittone and should be shared globally. The Incident – The new captain jumped from … Continue reading → [Link]

Drowing Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

Posted 6 years ago

I found this on Payak, a kayak site I visit frequently looking for technique and equipment information: This important and educational article was written by Mario Vittone and should be shared globally. The Incident – The new captain jumped from … Continue reading → [Link]

Teach Your Children Well…

Posted 6 years ago

I’m laid up after knee surgery, so I’ve been working on some writing that may never see the light of day. Some ideas I have that might someday be a book but more likely exists solely to clarify my thinking–in … Continue reading → [Link]

Comment on Peyote Races With The Big Boys by Bill Brown

Posted 7 years ago

Enjoyed the video of Peyote and the Big Boys. I owned and raced Peyote back in the ’60′s. Bill Brown
Apple Valley, MN [Link]

Comment on Diving with a Hobie Adventure Island by Kayaks for sale cheap

Posted 7 years ago

Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn’t here. [Link]

Comment on Hobie Trimaran Kayak by Bill Babcock

Posted 7 years ago

Sure, it’s pretty simple. the sail is unfurled by slacking the line securing the roller on the bottom of the sail and pulling out on the outhaul, which is the rope attached to the edge of the sail. To furl the sail you pull on the rope that is wound around the spool on the bottom of the sail. You should adjust the rope so that it can completely furl the sail and have about a turn left on the spool. Then when you un-cleat the line to the spool and extend the sail by pulling on the outhaul, the spool will fill with enough line to enable it to be wound to any degree. Seriously though, this is very basic stuff, you’d be wise to get someone who knows how to sail a dingy to teach you the ropes of sailing. It will make everything much easier. [Link]

Comment on Hobie Trimaran Kayak by Larry Haley

Posted 7 years ago

Hi,
I just bought an adventure island hobie kayak but i am having trouble attaching lines to the mast for furling and unfurling. Truth is I don’t know what I am doing and the instructions that came with it are vague. Can you walk me through line attachment to mast and sail?
thanks
Larry Haley [Link]

Ultimate Rail Tape: Railsaver Pro

Posted 7 years ago

Carles Carrera is a fanatic SUP fan and a motorcycle engineer/designer. He also likes to take care of his toys. When he knocked a chip out of one of his new boards he immediately started looking at options, and didn’t … Continue reading → [Link]

We Didn’t All Make It To Here

Posted 7 years ago

Without being too gruesome, too maudlin, or spending time reviewing the large number of opportunities I gave myself to shuffle off this mortal coil. A brief salute to those who can’t join us tonight. As soon as I post this … Continue reading → [Link]

Peyote Races With The Big Boys

Posted 7 years ago

Peyote is my race car, a homebuilt special based on a Triumph TR3 frame and running gear, built in Minneapolis over 50 years ago by a guy named Bill Ames. I’ve been racing it since 1999, but Peyote has been … Continue reading → [Link]

Cape Cod Bay Challenge Gets Bigger

Posted 7 years ago

The Cape Cod Bay Challenge is put on by a vigorous and talented group of people including the founders–Mike Brown and Bob Babcock (Full disclosure, Bob is my brother). They’ve been doing an amazing job growing and enhancing the event, … Continue reading → [Link]

Great Standup Paddlesurf Video: Praise the Laird

Posted 7 years ago

I found this video on the Standup Zone–a forum I frequent (all too frequently). Its by a guy whose handle (or maybe his real name) is Beasho Free. Hmmm, anyway, what I love about the video is his stoke (ok, … Continue reading → [Link]

Xtreme Tech–The IPhone

Posted 7 years ago

I have no patience for people who say “Oh, I’m no good with technology” as if it were a talent, or an inherited characteristic. Using technology is something you learn, and being over 40 is no excuse for acting like … Continue reading → [Link]

Comment on Who cares by WEB

Posted 7 years ago

This is a great article. Really great. I once did something when I was 21 that people remark about to me even now at 60. But I can’t even relate. That 21 yr old was tough. Most 21 yr olds are tough and adventurous. But this 60 yr old isn’t even close to that person anymore. Not the same body or mind. Plus I don’t want to be attached to something I did so long ago. I think the thrust of this site is so positive thinking about what you’re going to do today. The past dies immediately like the track of a wave that has just been ridden. There’s only this moment… and then it’s gone. Yes absolutely. Who cares? [WORDPRESS HASHCASH] The poster sent us ’0 which is not a hashcash value. [Link]

Comment on Who cares by WEB

Posted 7 years ago

This is a great article. Really great. I once did something when I was 21 that people remark about to me even now at 60. But I can’t even relate. That 21 yr old was tough. Most 21 yr olds are tough and adventurous. But this 60 yr old isn’t even close to that person anymore. Not the same body or mind. Plus I don’t want to be attached to something I did so long ago. I think the thrust of this site is so positive thinking about what you’re going to do today. The past dies immediately like the track of a wave that has just been ridden. There’s only this moment… and then it’s gone. Yes absolutely. Who cares? [Link]

Comment on Who cares by danj78

Posted 7 years ago

dave,
your right, who cares! sup has made lots of people stoked, and thats what really matters, we need more stoke and aloha. Also, we met in Magnolia at your wedding. I was the bartender servering you pinot grigio on the rocks and the others cold coronas. It was a good time. I plan on paddling the molokia this year in the prone paddling class and would love some advice and also have some questions for you. Keep inspiring. [WORDPRESS HASHCASH] The poster sent us ’0 which is not a hashcash value. [Link]

Why Are There So Many Xtreme Geezers

Posted 7 years ago

Adapted from a CBS news story If you’re nearing or past retirement age you’re far from alone. The number of people age 65 and older around the world hit 506 million last year. At the current rate that number will … Continue reading → [Link]

Maui Party: Yup, It Was Fun

Posted 7 years ago

Mark’s party at the Ding King was great fun. There was a really grim MCKC Maliko race earlier in the day, so that was one of the main topics of conversation. A very spooky and slow race (story to follow). … Continue reading → [Link]

Maui Party

Posted 7 years ago

Any of you folks on Maui might want to swing by S.I.C.s new shop on Saturday, February 12. Mark and company are throwing a grand opening party. Knowing Mark that probably means a lot of beer and talking story, bound … Continue reading → [Link]

So here’s how to Roll

Posted 7 years ago

This video just makes me want to surf. Bunch a guys having fun, but the bunch of guys includes Kelly Slater, Eddie Vedder, Brian Keaulana, and other lunatics. Kelly is just astonishing. He’s just screwing around and what he’s doing … Continue reading → [Link]

Comment on Who cares by PrecisionPaddleboards

Posted 7 years ago

Dave – great post. I have a Harper’s Weekly Magazine from 1874 with an illustration of an “Indian Canoe Race” – the competitors are standing in their canoes, paddling. Islanders and inlanders alike have been doing it for longer than anyone claiming they invented it… It’s important to respect the sport’s history and origin(s), AND it’s important to celebrate and thank those who, in the modern era, promote it and make it accessible to all comers. So even though you don’t get a prize, at least take a “thank you” for helping SUP get to where it is today.
Josh [WORDPRESS HASHCASH] The poster sent us ’0 which is not a hashcash value. [Link]

Comment on Who cares by BB

Posted 7 years ago

This is a great article. Really great. I once did something when I was 21 that people remark about to me even now at 60. But I can’t even relate. That 21 yr old was tough. Most 21 yr olds are tough and adventurous. But this 60 yr old isn’t even close to that person anymore. Not the same body or mind. Plus I don’t want to be attached to something I did so long ago or yesterday for that matter. I think the thrust of this article is so positive thinking about what you’re going to do today. The past dies immediately like the track of a wave that has just been ridden. A fading memory and then it’s gone. There’s only this moment… Yes absolutely. Who cares? [WORDPRESS HASHCASH] The poster sent us ’0 which is not a hashcash value. [Link]

Comment on Who cares by outerwild

Posted 7 years ago

If there are people who care or are complaining about who started the SUP industry, no one is listening. >:) [WORDPRESS HASHCASH] The poster sent us ’0 which is not a hashcash value. [Link]

Comment on Who cares by outerwild

Posted 7 years ago

Nice try on being all humble, Dave, but we all know you’re “The Man”, dude! [WORDPRESS HASHCASH] The poster sent us ’0 which is not a hashcash value. [Link]

Comment on Who cares by WaveChaser

Posted 7 years ago

Funny, no I was referring to in Orange County they are starting to restrict SUP’s near shore calling them vessels have you heard any of this? Oh ya and when you said 405 it gave me chills yuck! [WORDPRESS HASHCASH] The poster sent us ’0 which is not a hashcash value. [Link]

Comment on Who cares by betteryeti

Posted 7 years ago

I think of it more in Jared “Guns, Germs and Steel” Diamond terms: the pieces were always lying around, but there had to be a couple of catalytic events. What I’d fling into the mix here is that EPS/epoxy construction and cheap carbon fiber made it possible for people who weren’t muscled-out Daves or Lairds just to lug the stuff off the board racks and onto the beach. That seems huge to me. Little five-foot-nothing yoga instructor women in Topanga or Kailua can get involved without tearing a hamstring. Another thing that comes to mind is that prone surfing has become, historically speaking, really hostile to newcomers — how many naive, trusting, starry-eyed enthusiasts have bought their first longboard, paddled out at Surfrider, and promptly been kicked in the teeth by Joe Local McAggronar? And SUP just glides you right around that — paddle out at some nothin’ beach break or some flat lagoon, and you’re having a great time without having to pay all those up-front dues of pain and humiliation and initiation, and you can ease into the whole scene and progress at your own pace. For sure, there’s the evangelism — Laird’s actually given me pointers at Little Dume, which is really kind of awesome, and you, Dave, are outrageously accessible and helpful here and at your Kamp (I wanna go sometime…) So, like everything else, people are looking for a Messiah narrative, the Promethean who brings fire to mortals, blah blah. The facts are always muddier, more subtle, with way more than enough credit to go around. Just my two cents… [WORDPRESS HASHCASH] The poster sent us ’0 which is not a hashcash value. [Link]

Exercise and Weight Loss

Posted 7 years ago

We all know exercise is important to being fit and losing weight, but to what degree? Can exercise make up for bad eating choices? For example, say you decide to eat a Big Mac with cheese (Calories 704) fries (380) … Continue reading → [Link]

Comment on Who cares by Dave

Posted 7 years ago

I was thinking of the 405 in southern Cal. when I said that. [WORDPRESS HASHCASH] The poster sent us ’0 which is not a hashcash value. [Link]

Comment on Who cares by Dave

Posted 7 years ago

Unfortunately, I’m not that familiar with the situation. [WORDPRESS HASHCASH] The poster sent us ’0 which is not a hashcash value. [Link]

Comment on Who cares by Dave

Posted 7 years ago

No he doesn’t, but it’s worth taking a peak at now and then. [WORDPRESS HASHCASH] The poster sent us ’0 which is not a hashcash value. [Link]

Comment on Who cares by Goofy

Posted 7 years ago

carpool lane in Maui? [WORDPRESS HASHCASH] The poster sent us ’0 which is not a hashcash value. [Link]

Comment on Who cares by WaveChaser

Posted 7 years ago

Love this artical, you hit it right on the head. Why is there allways so much drama around this sport! I would also like to know what you think about the Orange County SUP nightmare? [WORDPRESS HASHCASH] The poster sent us ’0 which is not a hashcash value. [Link]

Comment on Who cares by Charlie

Posted 7 years ago

For what it’s worth, Laird’s probably doesn’t drink Guinness so I never check his blog! [WORDPRESS HASHCASH] The poster sent us ’0 which is not a hashcash value. [Link]

Comment on Who cares by gchinchilla

Posted 7 years ago

“You don’t need to be famous to be considered great. You just have to have heart!” Having Heart: Vital to Achieving Greatness!” ;-) You got it man! [WORDPRESS HASHCASH] The poster sent us ’0 which is not a hashcash value. [Link]

Comment on Who cares by SUPsonic

Posted 7 years ago

Like you said “WHO CARES”
I am in it for the fun and entertainment I get from this wonderful sport.
Its certainly not the money thats for sure because I have not made any.
My addiction to SUP has cost me heaps of money in boards paddles and gear to keep up the addiction. It also cost me relationships and friendships
which makes me a SUP addict
I need a fix now see you in the water. [WORDPRESS HASHCASH] The poster sent us ’0 which is not a hashcash value. [Link]

Comment on Who cares by srfnff

Posted 7 years ago

Right on! [WORDPRESS HASHCASH] The poster sent us ’0 which is not a hashcash value. [Link]

Comment on Who cares by cechezabal

Posted 7 years ago

Dave,
Sports like stand up and surfing become timeless and ubiquitous because the purity of the activity itself just takes care of everything. Its sort of like running…do we really need a “first” to know that it’s just an amazing thing to be able to do? The ones who really matter are the ambassadors – people like you, Laird and others who live the message and pass on the stories and knowledge to others.
Many thanks for this great site and your time spent on it!
Chris [WORDPRESS HASHCASH] The poster sent us ’0 which is not a hashcash value. [Link]

Lovely Surf

Posted 7 years ago

Bill Boyum, a good friend here on Maui, shot this video from the bluff above Ho’okipa and from the water. Bill is a true Xtreme Geezer, braving this heavy surf in fins and swim goggles with a waterproof handheld camera. … Continue reading → [Link]

Lovely Surf

Posted 7 years ago

Bill Boyum, a good friend here on Maui, shot this video from the bluff above Ho’okipa and from the water. Bill is a true Xtreme Geezer, braving this heavy surf in fins and swim goggles with a waterproof handheld camera. … Continue reading → [Link]

P51 Cockpit

Posted 7 years ago

Flying old combat planes has to be a serious gas. I’ve always wanted to be a pilot, but I’m the poster boy for ADD. When you’re as easily distracted as I am it just doesn’t seem like a good idea. … Continue reading → [Link]

Comment on Who cares by ericonmaui

Posted 7 years ago

Well said there, buddy! [WORDPRESS HASHCASH] The poster sent us ’0 which is not a hashcash value. [Link]

Who cares

Posted 7 years ago

No, this doesn’t really belong in Extreme Geezer–it’s a test of cross-posting from Dave Kalama’s website. Seems to work pretty well. Oh, and if you’re into Stand Up Paddle Surfing it’s a pretty interesting article. It seems that everybody around … Continue reading → [Link]

Blues and Bearcats

Posted 7 years ago

This is a really cool video of Bearcats, which were the airplanes the early Blue Angels flew the most and modern Blue Angel F18s. When they knew the event was going to take place, the got some of the original … Continue reading → [Link]

Blues and Bearcats

Posted 7 years ago

This is a really cool video of Bearcats, which were the airplanes the early Blue Angels flew the most and modern Blue Angel F18s. When they knew the event was going to take place, the got some of the original … Continue reading → [Link]

Building A 737 For Southwest Airlines

Posted 7 years ago

Wow, just plain wow. This is a wonderful video of Boeing building and painting a 737-800 for Southwest Airlines (though it looks like the actual airplanes being built are for Jet Blue). What a company! What technology. What a plane. … Continue reading → [Link]

Blues and Bearcats

Posted 7 years ago

This is a really cool video of Bearcats, which were the airplanes the early Blue Angels flew the most and modern Blue Angel F18s. When they knew the event was going to take place, the got some of the original … Continue reading → [Link]

Blues and Bearcats

Posted 7 years ago

This is a really cool video of some of the original Blue Angels watching a formation of Bearcats, which were the airplanes the early Blue Angels flew the most and modern Blue Angel F16s. I love the look on the … Continue reading → [Link]

Blues and Bearcats

Posted 7 years ago

This is a really cool video of some of the original Blue Angels watching a formation of Bearcats, which were the airplanes the early Blue Angels flew the most and modern Blue Angel F16s. I love the look on the … Continue reading → [Link]

Tom McCahill Tests The New Triumph TR2

Posted 7 years ago

When I was a kid I loved Mechanix Illustrated, especially the car tests by Tom McCahill and the feature “Mail for McCahill”. I loved his style. As a Triumph TR2/3 fan I was tickled to come across this review of … Continue reading → [Link]

Kalama Kamp

Posted 7 years ago

One of the primary differences between starting a difficult sport when you’re young and crazy and when you’re an Xtreme Geezer is that geezers have more money. So we can do things like get the proper gear, get some training, … Continue reading → [Link]

Magic Supplement ??

Posted 7 years ago

Here’s a bit of potentially exciting news for older athletes. A recent (relatively small, but what the heck) study indicates your overall athletic performance may be dramatically increased with a relatively inexpensive commercially available supplement. Any supplement containing the amino … Continue reading → [Link]

Comment on Stand Up Paddle Surfing 101(updated) by Paddle surf

Posted 7 years ago

These boards are huge, so carrying them around and getting them in the water can be a challenge in itself. If you’re in heavy shorebreak doing it wrong can be dangerous. [Link]

Comment on Oregon Scientific ATC-2k Camera: Bah! by Matt

Posted 7 years ago

I’ve owned the ATC-2K helmet cam for 2 1/2 years now and still haven’t been able to take one minute of video. I couldn’t get it to work when I first got it, but I wsa on vacation, so I figured I’d get it working when I got home…Fast-forward 2 1/2 yrs (June 2010) and I remember I have it. All day I’ve messed with it only to come across all the same problems I’ve read above. I’ve finally got it to turn on and stay on. If I try to record without the SD card, it beeps once (which is correct), but the counter stays at 00:00. When I put the SD card in (upside down of course) I get the “Err” message, so I figure my card needs to be formatted from FAT32 to FAT16. I’ve plugged the supplied USB both into my MAC book and my Dell desktop with Windows Visa…neither of them seem to recognize that anything is plugged in. The “Err” message stays on the camera, and neither cpu responds. ANY SUGGESTIONS??? [Link]

Comment on Oregon Scientific ATC-2k Camera: Bah! by Fareskaram

Posted 7 years ago

Only addition is something rattles inside the camera and the SD card won’t stay in, no matter which side is up. best mortgages [Link]

Comment on Standup Longboard Sailing and Surfing 101 by OahuSurfer

Posted 7 years ago

Hi Pono House, Newbie question: I have a 11’6″ SUP board and I’d like to put a mast track in it. What is the best position for this? Center of balance or more forward? Thanks! [Link]

Comment on Thousand Peaks (“it’s more den fifteen hunret, it’s at least a tousand”) by Mike Ehlen

Posted 7 years ago

Almost? Damn! [Link]

Comment on Oregon Scientific ATC-2k Camera: Bah! by Tafantic

Posted 7 years ago

The EXACT same thing happened to me! [Link]

Comment on Saving Your Life With A Camelback by Jim M

Posted 7 years ago

Bill, sorry to hear someone knicked you at Elkhart Lake. I noticed you may be a gearhead as well. If you ever find yourself back in this neck of the woods and would like to get a paddle in w/someone, look me up! Jim
(also a bit of a car guy) [Link]

Comment on Why Windsurfing On Longboards Will Be the Next Big Thing by Trevor

Posted 7 years ago

Just purchased a Aitken 911 at salvation army board and mast need sail is it possibl or out dated any info would be helpful long boards rule regard Trevor [Link]

Comment on Standup Longboard Sailing and Surfing 101 by Al Karel

Posted 7 years ago

MORE! MORE! I’ve been coming back to read and read this for months. It has all kinds of good stuff…but ends abruptly with the promise of more good stuff to come. PLEASE…let’s have it !! My request for info on sailing upwind without a centerboard in Stand Up Zone has gotten a lot of good posts including yours (very happy to see you check into that discussion). But they all assume quite a bit of knowledge to SUPers who have no previous knowledge. For example, you mention the seemingly inscrutable: adjust the sail to sail, not to steer! But I’ve read two pretty thorough beginner instruction books and adjusting the sail is the only way mentioned for steering. How else? I think you may have hinted at the answer, but I didn’t understand it. So please supplement this fine entry. We would love to join you in the company of SUP sailors!! Al
Santa Monica [Link]

Comment on Surfing Chicago by Chris Aguilar

Posted 7 years ago

Hi there
looking for SUP’ers in the Chicago area, please contact me at chris@soulsurfmedia.com. We are considering coming out and doing a story on the SUP scene over there. But I need some info on best times to SUP/SUP Surf the lakes, and local shops supporting the SUP movement there. thanks
Chris [Link]

Measure Twice, Cut Once

Posted 7 years ago

Carles Carrera recently published an excellent article in his blog about measuring the paddle length that best suits you: http://www.carlescarrera.com/2010/04/definitive-guide-for-choosing-your-sup.html. Carles is a guy after my own heart, Stand Up Paddle Surfing fanatic and a motorcycle nut, with an engineering … Continue reading → [Link]

Paddling Hard, Paddling Fast

Posted 7 years ago

Yesterday I did the Maui Canoe and Kayak Club race in the Stand Up Paddle Board division from Napiili Bay to Canoe Beach. Favorable wind and small bumps at first, followed by wind in our faces and swells from all … Continue reading → [Link]

Dolphin Rings

Posted 7 years ago

One of the best things about being on a Stand Up Paddle board is the marine life you can see. It’s always a privilege, even just looking at a little school of fish, or a nice reef. But when you … Continue reading → [Link]

Hydration = Balance

Posted 7 years ago

When you perform any exercise it makes sense to have your body operating at optimal levels, and hydration is clearly necessary to achieve optimal performance. But proper hydration is even more critical for Stand Up Paddle Surfing, because hydration has … Continue reading → [Link]

iPhone for SUP

Posted 7 years ago

Apple’s iPhone is a great tool for anyone, but it has some features and available applications that make it particularly great for Stand Up Paddle Surfing. The phone I’m going to cover is the 3G version, which is handiest since … Continue reading → [Link]

Saving Your Life With A Camelback

Posted 7 years ago

A bit of business–Camelback(tm) is a trade name of the leader in hydration packs. We’re using the name genertically because most people refer to hydration packs as Camelbaks. We’ll get to the Camelback part in a little bit, but first … Continue reading → [Link]

New Design, New sites

Posted 7 years ago

As many regular readers know I’ve been working on GPS features for Ke Nalu. In my typical poster-boy-for-attention-deficit manner I have fertilized this already challenging project with a thick layer of new ideas and redesigns, Ke Nalu into a publishing … Continue reading → [Link]

Stand Up Paddle Racing, Downwinders and Distance Chapter 11

Posted 7 years ago

Rudder or no Rudder It’s immediately obvious when paddling behind a long board like the Penetrator that rudders are a necessary evil. Tap the rudder and the board slews a little sideways. That can’t be good. So the plan generally … Continue reading → [Link]

Living Well Is The Best Revenge

Posted 7 years ago

George Herbert said that sometime in the 1600′s, still true today. Stand Up Paddle Surfing has plenty of detractors, none of whom have the slightest idea of what SUP really is. For example, yesterday started off inauspiciously. The North Shore … Continue reading → [Link]

Downwind Video Remix

Posted 7 years ago

Bob (Stoneaxe) remixed my SIC Animoto video. I like the results a lot. More active and upbeat. Shows that in Animoto, as in other things, less is more. http://www.kenalu.com [Link]

New Features On The Way

Posted 7 years ago

You may wonder why there have been fewer articles in Ke Nalu recently, and why it’s taking so long to get the SUP surfing and SUP distance e-books done. it’s not just that I’ve been spending all my time getting … Continue reading → [Link]

Holy Buckets!…Maliko 6

Posted 7 years ago

So maybe you’re getting tire of hearing about Maliko runs, I think this is the last one I’ll write up for awhile. But this one was kind of special, and perhaps a little stupid. I called the usual suspects and … Continue reading → [Link]

Off Topic, But Fun

Posted 7 years ago

I hope readers don’t mind these totally off topic videos. I don’t go scouting youtube for this stuff, but I get a lot of email correspondence from fellow nutcases, and it seems lately that whacked videos, especially as related to … Continue reading → [Link]

OMG

Posted 7 years ago

I NEVER say that. Never. But OMG. Watch this video and tremble. wingsuit base jumping from Ali on Vimeo. http://www.kenalu.com [Link]

Whot’s it Like?

Posted 7 years ago

I’ve had a few people ask me what’s so special about a Maliko run. Hard to sum up. When it’s big and nasty it’s like nothing you’ve ever done before. Ten miles of hanging on for dear life. I was … Continue reading → [Link]

Maliko V, and Some Explanations

Posted 7 years ago

Wow, I thought conditions were wild yesterday. Today the mouth of the channel that leads out from Maliko Gulch looked like death and destruction. Waves smashing on the rocks on both sides of the channel, spray everywhere, huge chop in … Continue reading → [Link]

Maliko Quattro

Posted 7 years ago

Maliko run number four is in my official record book. Last guy to the beach again, but I improved my time over the last run (the Maui Canoe and Kayak club race) by 15 minutes. If I keep improving at … Continue reading → [Link]

Go! Gumby Go!

Posted 7 years ago

I turned the corner onto South Kihei Rd and saw whitecaps. Big, fluffy spraying-off-the-top whitecaps, and chunky swells even with the short fetch from Maalaea Bay. Perfect for a fast downwinder to the Four Seasons beach. Diane was dubious as … Continue reading → [Link]

2009 Stand Up Paddle Race, Distance, and Downwinder Board Showcase–Part 3

Posted 7 years ago

Mark’s Big Idea Kiwi Jackson got sick just prior to the showcase, which upset him as much as it did me. Not only is he a fine SUP racer but he has a couple of very interesting boards and he’s … Continue reading → [Link]

Maui Alarm Clock

Posted 7 years ago

The heavy lump resting against my leg leaped from the bed and ran straight into the screen door, barking viciously. “What the hell is that stupid dog barking at” thinks I. I had foolishly trusted Sam to stay in his … Continue reading → [Link]

Comment on PaddleBoy Goes Big by kofi

Posted 7 years ago

try to lead me [Link]

Comment on PaddleBoy Goes Big by kofi

Posted 7 years ago

I want latest pone [Link]

Comment on PaddleBoy Goes Big by kofi

Posted 7 years ago

I want to watch pono movies. [Link]

Comment on Standup Paddle Surfing 101 by Lex

Posted 7 years ago

Hey Ryan,
I’m headed to Jamaica for a few weeks, leaving tomorrow but I’d love to get some SUP in while on the island. Perfect water for it. Were you able to find any? We are willing to travel. Lexy [Link]

Comment on Stand Up Paddle Surfing 101(updated) by Paddle surf

Posted 7 years ago

These boards are huge, so carrying them around and getting them in the water can be a challenge in itself. If you’re in heavy shorebreak doing it wrong can be dangerous. [Link]

Comment on Standup Paddle Surfing 101 by Whitney

Posted 7 years ago

PonoBill, I can’t find an e-mail address for you. I know you would know the different recommendations for the various SUP paddles out there these days. I’m sticking to just all carbon, blade and shaft. What are the different shapes designed for? Werner Nitro- long skinny blade 7.125 wide. Newer boardworks, standard teardrop 8.3″ wide. Standard Pohaku C4 9″ wide. Quick Blade and Kialoa similar shapes 8 to 9″ wide. What are the different designs made for? I know the Nitro is easier on the shoulders and requires a higher cadence for equal power. Drop me a line. Whitney Guild whitguild@hotmail.com [Link]

Comment on Oregon Scientific ATC-2k Camera: Bah! by Matt

Posted 7 years ago

I’ve owned the ATC-2K helmet cam for 2 1/2 years now and still haven’t been able to take one minute of video. I couldn’t get it to work when I first got it, but I wsa on vacation, so I figured I’d get it working when I got home…Fast-forward 2 1/2 yrs (June 2010) and I remember I have it. All day I’ve messed with it only to come across all the same problems I’ve read above. I’ve finally got it to turn on and stay on. If I try to record without the SD card, it beeps once (which is correct), but the counter stays at 00:00. When I put the SD card in (upside down of course) I get the “Err” message, so I figure my card needs to be formatted from FAT32 to FAT16. I’ve plugged the supplied USB both into my MAC book and my Dell desktop with Windows Visa…neither of them seem to recognize that anything is plugged in. The “Err” message stays on the camera, and neither cpu responds. ANY SUGGESTIONS??? [Link]

Comment on Oregon Scientific ATC-2k Camera: Bah! by Fareskaram

Posted 7 years ago

Only addition is something rattles inside the camera and the SD card won’t stay in, no matter which side is up. best mortgages [Link]

Comment on Standup Longboard Sailing and Surfing 101 by OahuSurfer

Posted 7 years ago

Hi Pono House, Newbie question: I have a 11′6″ SUP board and I’d like to put a mast track in it. What is the best position for this? Center of balance or more forward? Thanks! [Link]

Comment on About by Kevin

Posted 7 years ago

Whoops. 541.948.7476. [Link]

Comment on About by Kevin

Posted 7 years ago

Bill,
I’m the editor of 1859 Oregon’s Magazine, a 30K circulation sold throughout the Northwest. A friend of mine told me about your site and that you’re a Portland/Maui jumper. We’re working on an article on SUP for our summer issue. Gerry Lopez, a fellow Bendite, and Karen Wrenn of Catalina SUP grit, just did a shoot with us at Pacific City for the piece. I’d like to chat with you about some of the fundamentals of the sport.
Kevin
541.948.7474 [Link]

Measure Twice, Cut Once

Posted 8 years ago

Carles Carrera recently published an excellent article in his blog about measuring the paddle length that best suits you: http://www.carlescarrera.com/2010/04/definitive-guide-for-choosing-your-sup.html. Carles is a guy after my own heart, Stand Up Paddle Surfing fanatic and a motorcycle nut, with an engineering bent. He went about his analysis in a time honored fashion–he built a table of [...] [Link]

Paddling Hard, Paddling Fast

Posted 8 years ago

Yesterday I did the Maui Canoe and Kayak Club race in the Stand Up Paddle Board division from Napiili Bay to Canoe Beach. Favorable wind and small bumps at first, followed by wind in our faces and swells from all directions for the last two miles. Ugh, what a grind. Finished third overall and second [...] [Link]

Comment on Thousand Peaks (“it’s more den fifteen hunret, it’s at least a tousand”) by Mike Ehlen

Posted 8 years ago

Almost? Damn! [Link]

Comment on Oregon Scientific ATC-2k Camera: Bah! by Tafantic

Posted 8 years ago

The EXACT same thing happened to me! [Link]

Comment on Standup Paddle Surfing 101 by Ryan

Posted 8 years ago

A few months late to the discussion I guess but noticed a Jamaican looking for a SUP. I’m also looking for a board in Jamaica and it would be great to speak with some others in the surf community. There are a few people who use them in Jamaica, but it is very expensive to ship a board there on your own. I’ve been using old windsurf boards that I fixed up! Nathalie i’d be interested to hear if you found any boards? Ryan [Link]

Comment on About by Sam Handelman

Posted 8 years ago

Great stand up site. Can we get a link to http://www.kialoa.com? Thanks.
Sam [Link]

Comment on PaddleBoy Goes Big by pagasty

Posted 8 years ago

hello dear am pagasty,am from ghana but i live in accra is my dream to become an pono actist,but i dont no eny way to become a member of that please i need your help i wont u to help me i wont to become a member of porno man u can send me email at jpagasty@yahoo.com i well be very happy to here from u thank u very much pagasty [Link]

Comment on Saving Your Life With A Camelback by Jim M

Posted 8 years ago

Bill, sorry to hear someone knicked you at Elkhart Lake. I noticed you may be a gearhead as well. If you ever find yourself back in this neck of the woods and would like to get a paddle in w/someone, look me up! Jim
(also a bit of a car guy) [Link]

Comment on Why Windsurfing On Longboards Will Be the Next Big Thing by Trevor

Posted 8 years ago

Just purchased a Aitken 911 at salvation army board and mast need sail is it possibl or out dated any info would be helpful long boards rule regard Trevor [Link]

Comment on Standup Longboard Sailing and Surfing 101 by Al Karel

Posted 8 years ago

MORE! MORE! I’ve been coming back to read and read this for months. It has all kinds of good stuff…but ends abruptly with the promise of more good stuff to come. PLEASE…let’s have it !! My request for info on sailing upwind without a centerboard in Stand Up Zone has gotten a lot of good posts including yours (very happy to see you check into that discussion). But they all assume quite a bit of knowledge to SUPers who have no previous knowledge. For example, you mention the seemingly inscrutable: adjust the sail to sail, not to steer! But I’ve read two pretty thorough beginner instruction books and adjusting the sail is the only way mentioned for steering. How else? I think you may have hinted at the answer, but I didn’t understand it. So please supplement this fine entry. We would love to join you in the company of SUP sailors!! Al
Santa Monica [Link]

Comment on Surfing Chicago by Chris Aguilar

Posted 8 years ago

Hi there
looking for SUP’ers in the Chicago area, please contact me at chris@soulsurfmedia.com. We are considering coming out and doing a story on the SUP scene over there. But I need some info on best times to SUP/SUP Surf the lakes, and local shops supporting the SUP movement there. thanks
Chris [Link]

Comment on Longboard Sailing 101 by Al Karel

Posted 8 years ago

Bill- PLEASE do more on longboard sailing. I am in the dark and need to know more. For example, my Starboard Mr. Easy, 12 ft, 34 inches wide,
has no centerboard…even tho it does have two mast mount fittings. I can sort of sail it….but it does a LOT of sideslipping. Is your experience with no centerboard? Does sinking the windward rail, etc actually work, or should I be
getting the Starboard 12 6 with operational centerboard? Having fun tho just learning….knowing how to sail and knowing how to surf doeth not equal knowing how to windsurf. But after 3 days, I can get there and back just
so there’s no real tacking involved! THANKS for your great publications, especially the e-mail versions so we don’t miss a post! Al Karel
Santa Monica [Link]

Comment on About by Guy

Posted 8 years ago

Aloha,
Interesting story. I was looking online for a different Bill Babcock and stumbled across your LinkedIn profile. After reading, I was compelled to say thank you. Just that little bit of history was inspiring to me and a pleasure to read. You may be “nearly completely incompetent at managing people” but your wit and style more than compensate. With my ultimate goal of being a beach bum I think I can learn a lot from you so my subscription is in. Be well and enjoy! Guy [Link]

Dolphin Rings

Posted 8 years ago

One of the best things about being on a Stand Up Paddle board is the marine life you can see. It’s always a privilege, even just looking at a little school of fish, or a nice reef. But when you get sot see something big in the water–a shark, a whale, a turtle–it seems really [...] [Link]

Hydration = Balance

Posted 8 years ago

When you perform any exercise it makes sense to have your body operating at optimal levels, and hydration is clearly necessary to achieve optimal performance. But proper hydration is even more critical for Stand Up Paddle Surfing, because hydration has a profound effect on balance. Try this simple test. Next time you are thirsty, before [...] [Link]

iPhone for SUP

Posted 8 years ago

Apple’s iPhone is a great tool for anyone, but it has some features and available applications that make it particularly great for Stand Up Paddle Surfing. The phone I’m going to cover is the 3G version, which is handiest since it has built-in GPS capabilities. In fact the iPhone GPS is especially useful since it [...] [Link]

New Design, New sites

Posted 8 years ago

As many regular readers know I’ve been working on GPS features for Ke Nalu. In my typical poster-boy-for-attention-deficit manner I have fertilized this already challenging project with a thick layer of new ideas and redesigns, Ke Nalu into a publishing empire (sort of). First and foremost is an efficiency redesign. I spent some time analyzing what [...] [Link]

Saving Your Life With A Camelback

Posted 8 years ago

A bit of business–Camelback(tm) is a trade name of the leader in hydration packs. We’re using the name genertically because most people refer to hydration packs as Camelbaks. We’ll get to the Camelback part in a little bit, but first a little recap of current PFD requirements for SUP. If the U.S. Coast Guard has things [...] [Link]

Stand Up Paddle Racing, Downwinders and Distance Chapter 11

Posted 9 years ago

Rudder or no Rudder It’s immediately obvious when paddling behind a long board like the Penetrator that rudders are a necessary evil. Tap the rudder and the board slews a little sideways. That can’t be good. So the plan generally is to minimize use, at least in flatwater. In swells, the rudder is necessary on a [...] [Link]

Comment on Standup Paddle Surfing 101 by PonoBill

Posted 9 years ago

Probably the best place to start is on the companion (and newer) site ke nalu. Ke Nalu has a board comparison feature that starts here: http://www.kenalu.com/forums/showcase-index/ It’s gotten a bit out of date because there are SO many SUP board now. You are blessed with small size, that’s a huge help in SUP, it gives you a far greater range of choices. The Surf/Cruise issue is a little problematic. A board that would be great for you to surf on would be slow in a cruise. I’m surprised to hear there aren’t any sUP surfers in Jamaica, I would think it would be huge there by now. I would check with any local shop that handles longboards and see what they have for SUP. You might find it’s alive and well there. if that’s not so, then any windsurfing dealer that handles Starboard can order any of the Starboard line for you, which is extensive. Here’s a link to their catalog download page (via Ke Nalu). You want the 2009 catalog. http://www.kenalu.com/index.php?s=starboard+catalog&x=0&y=0 The Starboard super fish is a fine surfing board, okay for cruising, and it sails great. the Element or Gun would cruise better but wouldn’t surf as easily with your size. You don’t need a big board. Probably something in the 9’6″ range. It will be a little challenging at first, but you’ll master it quickly and it will remain a good board for you for a long time. If you got something bigger–say 11″–you would be able to stand up on it the first day and three months later you’d want a new board. you will anyway, but that’s typical. Hope this helps, if you have other questions please feel free to drop me a line. You’ll love SUP. [Link]

Comment on Standup Paddle Surfing 101 by Nathalie

Posted 9 years ago

Hey Bill, this is a really useful website, thank you! I was wondering if you could help me with some advice – I’m a surfer in Jamaica and have been intrigued by SUP for a while – it looks like a wonderful way to be on the water even when there are no waves to surf and a very good way to stay healthy, mentally and physically and have a blast. I’d very much like to buy a board but don’t know where to begin – there are no SUpaddlers here. I’m pretty small – under 5’3 and 115lbs. Would like tp get something to cruis on but also to begin learning to catch small waves with too. Mahalo nui loa,
Nathalie [Link]

Comment on New Toy: Hobie Adventure Island by Guy MacLachlan

Posted 9 years ago

Good stuff, thanks! I was at Valley Island Marine yesterday and that damn A.I. demo they had set up there has been on my mind ever since… Guy / Ulupalakua Ranch, Maui [Link]

Comment on Maui Alarm Clock by Bill Rozier

Posted 9 years ago

Wonderful post…I forgot how good of a story teller you are…. [Link]

Comment on Amazing Dedication by Bill Rozier

Posted 9 years ago

B: Wow….I have never seen anything like it….VERY cool…. Hope all is well my friend….. B. [Link]

Comment on Standup Paddle Surfing 101 by Jim Miller

Posted 9 years ago

Hey Bill,
We want to make sure that folks can get started in the sport correctly also. I look forward to more from you in the 101 section. We posted some info about getting started in SUP on our site under Stand Up Paddling Basics… http://www.wernerpaddles.com/go_paddling/tips/
More in video format at Werner TV…
http://www.wernerpaddles.com/wernertv/ We will be producing even more to make sure SUP’rs are enjoying their time on the water as mush as possible. [Link]

Living Well Is The Best Revenge

Posted 9 years ago

George Herbert said that sometime in the 1600’s, still true today. Stand Up Paddle Surfing has plenty of detractors, none of whom have the slightest idea of what SUP really is. For example, yesterday started off inauspiciously. The North Shore of Maui was due for a decent swell, so I rousted myself early. Ho’okipa was closed [...] [Link]

Comment on Hobie Trimaran Kayak by PonoBill

Posted 9 years ago

Hi Luca,
I have had the Adventure Island in very strong winds and swells to twenty feet. Took it with no problem, though it was a bit scary. They are very tough and can handle a lot more than Hobie would probably recommend them for. I haven’t done any trips longer than 30 miles, but I wouldn’t hesitate to. They can carry a lot of stuff. I’d carry a bilge pump though, they do take on some water, but it’s relatively easy to pump them out from the middle hatch. [Link]

Downwind Video Remix

Posted 9 years ago

Bob (Stoneaxe) remixed my SIC Animoto video. I like the results a lot. More active and upbeat. Shows that in Animoto, as in other things, less is more. http://www.kenalu.com [Link]

Comment on Hobie Trimaran Kayak by luca dadamos

Posted 9 years ago

hi. it’s luca from Italy, I would be intrested on buying this adventure island for nautical trekking. I just have some question for you: have you ever used this boat for a long trip? Is material strong enough even for strong wind? Have you ever sailed with big waves? (beaufor) sorry for my bad english I hope you understand enough. By Luca [Link]

New Features On The Way

Posted 9 years ago

You may wonder why there have been fewer articles in Ke Nalu recently, and why it’s taking so long to get the SUP surfing and SUP distance e-books done. it’s not just that I’ve been spending all my time getting the crap scared out of me in Maliko Gulch. I’ve been working on a set [...] [Link]

Comment on Proof that Santa SUP’s by noxtheking

Posted 9 years ago

noxtheking… Have you been blogging long? %TTITLE% is a great blog, you have a great writing style too. Found this post last Friday and i’ve been reading your blog since. I’ve subscribed to your RSS feed and I am excited for more quality posts like this one :) … [Link]

Holy Buckets!…Maliko 6

Posted 9 years ago

So maybe you’re getting tire of hearing about Maliko runs, I think this is the last one I’ll write up for awhile. But this one was kind of special, and perhaps a little stupid. I called the usual suspects and no one seemed to want to go. Just about as i was about to give [...] [Link]

Comment on Oregon Scientific ATC-2k Camera: Bah! by mick

Posted 9 years ago

I recently purchased OS ATC-2K POS (piece of shit) from Compuvisor (worthless, don’t order from them) & am a Mac user w/ an IQ & have had no response from either OS or Compuvisor re Mac & SD card format instructions. Went to the Mac store & not one of the employee’s there were able to figure this out !! Absolutely disgusted w/ OS, Compuvisor & in general American Capitalism !! Give us your money & we will do as we wish, because we can !! Aren’t there any legal (lawyers) people out there that have been shafted by OS that can get a lawsuit going ?? I’m soooo pissed off because of the principle & not the $115 that I feel I threw away. I’m going to fight this to get a full refund because I CAN !!! WANKERS, the lot of them !! [Link]

Off Topic, But Fun

Posted 9 years ago

I hope readers don’t mind these totally off topic videos. I don’t go scouting youtube for this stuff, but I get a lot of email correspondence from fellow nutcases, and it seems lately that whacked videos, especially as related to race cars or doing extreme extreme (uberextreme?) stuff makes up a large portion. So, this [...] [Link]

Comment on Oregon Scientific ATC-2k Camera: Bah! by nathan

Posted 9 years ago

hey all
well me and my friend both bought an atc2000 headcam each. we use them for surfing so they get fully immersed and thrown a bought a bit. They worked faultlessly for about 2 years. his though one day just wouldnt recognise the sd card. now today i went to format the card to remove some footage, using disk utility on the mac which i have used before to format the footage, and it seems to have wiped the DCIM file off the camera. this means that it now wont turn on except when plugged into pc via usb, and there is no DCIM file that i normally clicked on to view footage. If anyone knows if its possible to reload the software or recover it from my mac that would be great. email is ngm8x@hotmail.com as for quality of footage it was quite good considering the price. check out my user name on you tube of “ngm8x” for some bore surfng videos, also try bristolsurfer as he is another mate with same camera but his is still working!!! [Link]

OMG

Posted 9 years ago

I NEVER say that. Never. But OMG. Watch this video and tremble. wingsuit base jumping from Ali on Vimeo. http://www.kenalu.com [Link]

Comment on Surfing Chicago by surfC

Posted 9 years ago

the guards are the law at chicago beaches and they are there for your safety. at the popular beaches like north, trose, oak, and foster, the guards are strict cuz it gets so busy. but other beaches are more lax. leone, hartigan, and of course hollywood are low key and a chill place to surf it up. if ur cool with the guards there, you can do pretty much whatever you want, seriously. just be nice. oh and btw, im a chicago lakefront guard :) [Link]

Whot’s it Like?

Posted 9 years ago

I’ve had a few people ask me what’s so special about a Maliko run. Hard to sum up. When it’s big and nasty it’s like nothing you’ve ever done before. Ten miles of hanging on for dear life. I was playing around with Animoto tonight and put this little slide show together. It gives [...] [Link]

Comment on Surfing Chicago by Sean

Posted 9 years ago

There are some surfers around Chicago, one in particulaur is a Dentist friend of mine Dr.Stiffel Always there Dental Care! He is pretty stoked on Lake Surfing until I show him pictures of my latest surf trip.
Unfortunately it is illegal to take a floatation device into the water in the city of Chicago. They will arrest you! People from Chicago Surf N of the city by N.Westren or S. of the city down by Hammond,IN. There is also a big surf scene on the other side of the lake as well.
Try the folks @ Windward SPorts Jackie knows alot of thefolks around, she is super nice & full of info.
Hope this helps! [Link]

Maliko V, and Some Explanations

Posted 9 years ago

Wow, I thought conditions were wild yesterday. Today the mouth of the channel that leads out from Maliko Gulch looked like death and destruction. Waves smashing on the rocks on both sides of the channel, spray everywhere, huge chop in the channel and whitecaps with spindrift blowing off them outside. Perfect. There was even a whale on [...] [Link]

Comment on Surfing Chicago by Jeekoos

Posted 9 years ago

luckily the life guards stop their harassment on labor day!
now, you can launch anywhere.
and there are about 4 or 5 of us that SUP on Lake Michigan,
there’s at least a dozen folx that surf it otherwise.
:) [Link]

Maliko Quattro

Posted 9 years ago

Maliko run number four is in my official record book. Last guy to the beach again, but I improved my time over the last run (the Maui Canoe and Kayak club race) by 15 minutes. If I keep improving at this rate by the time I have Maliko 10 under my belt I’ll be whipping [...] [Link]

Comment on Surfing Chicago by Nicole

Posted 9 years ago

Hi billb, I live in Chicago and I was wondering if you met any other people/know any other people or groups that surf Lake Michigan in Chicago. I’m trying to write a profile story about underground surf in the Midwest. Thank you for your help. [Link]

Go! Gumby Go!

Posted 9 years ago

I turned the corner onto South Kihei Rd and saw whitecaps. Big, fluffy spraying-off-the-top whitecaps, and chunky swells even with the short fetch from Maalaea Bay. Perfect for a fast downwinder to the Four Seasons beach. Diane was dubious as usual, she considers anything beyond a gentle zephyr to be life-threatening, but I couldn’t [...] [Link]

Comment on Why Windsurfing On Longboards Will Be the Next Big Thing by Karen

Posted 9 years ago

Tom– is it you? Are you still living in Connecticut? I’m still in Ithaca, but I never get to go sailing at all!! Never! It gets me so mad– both my husband and my boy prefer motorboats. Write to me: ksg1@cornell.edu Karen [Link]

2009 Stand Up Paddle Race, Distance, and Downwinder Board Showcase–Part 3

Posted 9 years ago

Mark’s Big Idea Kiwi Jackson got sick just prior to the showcase, which upset him as much as it did me. Not only is he a fine SUP racer but he has a couple of very interesting boards and he’s a really nice guy who is always fun to be around. Sick though he was, he [...] [Link]

Comment on Oregon Scientific ATC-2k Camera: Bah! by Chris

Posted 9 years ago

I have been having a problem perhaps in its own class. Turned the unit on and captured 10 or so quick videos for testing purposes. Later on i used the unit again and though the unit powers on as soon as you click the record button a “0″ is displayed and slowly fades out. In order to turn the unit back on, the batteries must now be removed? what a bummer. Contacted oregon scientific and hope to hear back. Menu and everything else works fine, just when you click record the 0 is displayed and dissapears and no final products! Not recording internal or external (sd). [Link]

Maui Alarm Clock

Posted 9 years ago

The heavy lump resting against my leg leaped from the bed and ran straight into the screen door, barking viciously. “What the hell is that stupid dog barking at” thinks I. I had foolishly trusted Sam to stay in his own bed, but some time in the night he snuck into ours. I looked around [...] [Link]

Comment on PaddleBoy Goes Big by kevin nicolas

Posted 9 years ago

hey thanks for sharing your sup pics and blog.
i ride a 9 6 robert august woody but lately am leaning towards riding a sup. your blog planted some seeds *smiling*.
keep surfing brother
sincerly
kevin [Link]

2009 Stand Up Paddle Race, Distance, and Downwinder Board Showcase–Part 2

Posted 9 years ago

In the last segment we revealed our high-tech weighing and measuring processes aided by a $39 scale, some home-made calipers, and a tape measure sacrificed to rapid corrosion after being submerged in the saltwater pool at Ponohouse. So now it’s on to the beach. We had a few people who had conflicts arise and had to [...] [Link]

Comment on Funeral For a Friend by joe

Posted 9 years ago

Bill, Curious – is there a fund for Barney’s favorite cause? My dad grew up with him in MD (my dad’s wife did too) and I am sure that they’d like to remember him in some way. San Diego has great SUP spots, by the way. Email me at hoenalu@gmail.com if you’re ever in town and we’ll make sure to get you a board and show you a good time. JG [Link]

Amazing Dedication

Posted 9 years ago

I know a lot of you aren’t really car folks, but this video isn’t really about cars. It’s about what someone can accomplish by themselves, and the extraordinary focus and determination that some people can muster. I found it uplifting. Incredible Ferrari Project @ Yahoo! Video http://www.kenalu.com [Link]

Comment on Oregon Scientific ATC-2k Camera: Bah! by rob

Posted 9 years ago

i bought this not too long ago and i have no problem with it.
i dont know about all you putting the card in the wrong way, it only goes in one way IF YOU DONT FORCE IT. [Link]

Any Penetration, However Slight…

Posted 9 years ago

…is sufficient to complete the offense. Any other current or ex-servicemen out there will recognize these words from the Uniform code of Military Justice regarding sexual offenses. Always made me snicker. So it’s just simple karma that now I own a board called the Penetrator. Today I got the Penetrator out in what i suspect [...] [Link]

2009 Stand Up Paddle Race/Distance/Downwinder Showcase Part 1

Posted 9 years ago

We chose an odd day for our showcase–a Tuesday–but we were running out of time and Maui Canoe and Kayak Club had a race scheduled for the weekend that included Stand Up Paddle boards. We assumed most paddlers and some of the boards we wanted to test would be committed for the weekend. Alan (shapeshifter) [...] [Link]

Advanced SUP Techniques

Posted 9 years ago

Written by Tom English www.AlohaWealth.com When people ask me why I surf with a paddle, my response is usually, “because it’s fun”. But when I think about it, it is really about the speed and power that a high performance board and paddle make possible. The paddle allows you to lean into turns harder and [...] [Link]

Race/Distance/Downwind Board Showcase

Posted 9 years ago

The showcase test day is complete, we tested two SIC F16’s (the MkI and Mk II boards), the new SIC molded F14, A Bill Foote 14 Maliko, the Bill Foote 12 Maliko, the Penetrator 572, and Naish Glide 12, with a Starboard 12′6″ tossed in as a baseline standard board. That’s a lot fewer boards [...] [Link]

The Perfect Paddle

Posted 9 years ago

So you are ready to buy a high-zoot carbon fiber paddle and tweak it to make it all yours. Please don’t tell me you already bought one and it’s precut. If you did, skip way down to the taping section. This part will just make you uneasy. If you’re considering a wood paddle you’ll have [...] [Link]

Gumby Does Maliko

Posted 9 years ago

Maliko Gulch in the early morning is a strange place. Rainwater rushes through the creek from rainstorms up the mountain. The gulch smells of horseshit and squashed green things (there’s a ranch up the gulch). As I parked next to the muddy road in some tall grass I could see a swarm of mosquitoes lifting [...] [Link]

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