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Mark just sent over this quick video of the new SIC X-12 which may debut very soon. More to come…
Wednesday 5 October
$15,000 prize-money announced for the North Shore Paddle Challenge at Turtle Bay Resort
The North Shore Paddle Challenge at Turtle Bay Resort will take place from next Friday 14th – Sunday 16th October. This groundbreaking event will boast a $15,000 prize purse and provide the template for the 2012 Stand Up World Series, with elimination format sprint racing through the surf and the legendary North Shore downwinder. Register now at www.standupworldseries.com
Continue reading ‘North Shore Paddle Challenge & the Stand Up World Series’
Here’s a preview of another board from Starboard’s 2011 Pro Wave lineup, the 9′1″ x 29″ Pro SUP stand up paddle board.
Continue reading ‘Starboard 9′1″ x 29″ Pro SUP Stand Up Paddle Board’
C4 Waterman Producing Its Own SUPs In State-of-the-Art Factory
Leading Paddlesports Company Enters Joint Venture To Build New FeatherCore Composite™ Line
From the looks of the trailer, this is going to be a SUP movie worth seeing. I should be seeing it soon and when I do, I’ll post a review. In the meantime, here’s an interview with Mike Waltze, the producer of “That First Glide“.
Continue reading ‘That First Glide (SUP Movie) – Interview with Mike Waltze’
These are some videos of my boys and friends surfing at Baby Queens here on Oahu, Hawaii. Why is this important to me? Well, if you’ve been coming to this site over the past years, you’ll notice that there were videos of me and my oldest son at 4 or 5 years old doing the SUP thing and then there was nothing between then and now. That’s because my boys refused to go surfing with me until early August 2011. My oldest boy is now 8.5 years old and #2 is 6 years old. It’s been a long time coming. In fact, I was wondering if they would ever want to go surfing or just make me land locked while they play baseball and soccer.
Continue reading ‘The Boys Start Surfing – Finally!’
I shot these videos of Connor Baxter after he won the 2011 Duke’s Oceanfest Distance Race. Connor also won the surf race the day before and is on a pretty strong winning streak. Robert Stehlik did well too and had a great idea to interview Connor away from the crowd to get more in depth info on what keeps him winning.
Continue reading ‘Interview with Connor Baxter and Robert Stehlik – Video’
Found this video on youtube that shows the size of the swell we had last week. Very cool.
It’s time again for our free monthly Stand Up Paddle clinic. Come and try some of our many new rental boards and get a special deal on a new SUP if you attend.
Continue reading ‘Blue Planet: Free SUP clinic this Sunday at Ala Moana from 8 am to 10 am’
I was at Waimea Bay when the Haleiwa Joe’s Race started but didn’t race. I’ve been taking some time off from paddling after my board hit me in the ribs a week and a half ago. The X-ray’s showed no break but I still can’t lie on my stomach. Hopefully I’ll be back in action in a couple weeks. Robert from Blue Planet did really well in the race and also managed to shoot some video. Check it out below:
Mark Raaphorst was en route to New York with the latest version of the S-16 Catamaran SUP and was kind enough to let Robert Stehlik (owner of Blue Planet Surf and Zen Waterman Blog) try it out while it was on Oahu. The S-16 really excels in flat water conditions when going in a straight line. It gets up to speed really quick and doesn’t take much effort to keep it there. Robert did some flat water testing so I won’t go into that too much but the area the excited me the most about this board was going upwind.
Continue reading ‘SIC S-16 SUP Catamaran – Round 2′
I saw this on my friend Kyle’s facebook page.
“Duke’s OceanFest – Waikiki” By Connor Baxter
The Duke’s OceanFest is held each summer at the end of August. It’s a week long celebration in honor of Duke Kahanamoku, who is the definition of The Aloha Spirit.
It’s one of the events that I have not missed since I started Stand Up Paddling! It’s a fun event with loads of people, good food and just an all around good beach day with family and friends.
Continue reading ‘Duke’s OceanFest Event – Recap by Connor Baxter’
SUP Event in Hood River!! By Connor Baxter
The first ever 2011 Gorge Challenge was a great, fun event. There were three different races – the Elite course race, the long distance, and the most fun part – the team relay.
The event took place in Hood River Oregon, which is one of my favorite places to go, because there is so much to do. Before the race I got to windsurf, kayak, as well as go down the rapids on a SUP board.
Continue reading ‘2011 Columbia Gorge Paddleboard Challenge – Recap by Connor Baxter’