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C4 Waterman’s Archie Kalepa to speak at TEDx 2013

C4 Waterman’s Archie Kalepa to be speaker at TEDx 2013, globally broadcasted live January 12, 2013.

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Supsquatch in Big Makaha Waves

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Jeff at C4 sent over these photos shot by Jeff Wathell of Mana Photography of their recent session at Makaha. Most people would think twice about SUP surfing waves this size but it’s nuts on a C4 Supsquatch with 7 riders. Looks like a much better use than racing. Lol. Here’s Jeff’s recap below.
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A Visit to Uncle Joe Blair’s Shaping Room and a Lesson in Shaping Stand Up Paddle and Surfboards

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My family and I recently went on a trip to California and we had the chance to visit Joe Blair at his HQ in Solana Beach. Joe showed us his shaping room and the basics of shaping surf and stand up paddle boards. I usually do the interviews but this time, my boys Koko and Buddy were there to help me out. As you’ll see, Koko has a lot of questions and Buddy doesn’t say much. Check out the video below. Continue reading ‘A Visit to Uncle Joe Blair’s Shaping Room and a Lesson in Shaping Stand Up Paddle and Surfboards’

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Interview with Turtle Bay Ambassador Kai Lenny at the 2012 Turtle Bay Challenge

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Here’s an interview with Turtle Bay ambassador and 2012 Stand Up World Series champion Kai Lenny. Kai shares some of his experiences in stand up paddle racing, surfing at Jaws and wipeouts.
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VIRUS Women’s Stay Cool Compression Crop Pants – Review

Guest post from Kari Leong (2x Winner of Hawaii Business Magazine’s Fittest CEO Contest)

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I was so excited to get my own Virus International Crop Pants and V Neck Top. Evan has been raving about how his Virus Compression gear helps his body to “recover” after a hard SUP session. I wake up at 5 am each morning to work out for about 60- minutes. Since I’m scared of sharks, I stick to land based exercise. Sometimes I’ll do Beachbody workout videos and sometimes I’ll go on the elliptical machine. After having three children, it takes “a lot more working out” to get my body close to its same shape and form.
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S.I.C. 2012 Year-End Special

2012 YEAR-END SPECIALS

2012 was another good year for SIC. Flow Sports, a successful and innovative snowboard company, picked up and is now the parent company taking the SIC brand global. This move has allowed Mark, Andres and Amir more time to explore new possibilities in SUP surf and flat water designs as well as continue to refine their winning downwind designs. In the past keeping a stock line of boards available was not possible. With our new partnerships and the support of Flow Sports we now can.
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Interview with Connor Baxter at the 2012 Turtle Bay Challenge

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Starboard team rider Connor Baxter gives us a recap of his race at the 2012 Turtle Bay Challenge and also shares some recent surfing sessions including a wipeout at Jaws.
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2012 Wet Feet/Blue Planet Surf WPA Race

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Here is a slideshow video of the pictures I took from the finish line of the 2012 Wet Feet/Blue Planet Surf WPA Hawaii Regional Championships Race.
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Turtle Bay Resort – The Ultimate SUP Resort

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If there was ever a perfect resort for stand up paddlers and surfers, Turtle Bay would easily come in first place. It’s really the only large resort on Oahu’s north shore and is positioned to give active vacationers everything they need. When I stay on the North Shore, Turtle Bay is now where I stay. Continue reading ‘Turtle Bay Resort – The Ultimate SUP Resort’

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2012 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Championships

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Here is a slideshow video of the pictures I took from the finish line of the 2012 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Championships.
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C4 Waterman’s Black Friday SALE is Back! SUPs starting at $350 only on 11/23

BOARDS | PADDLES | ACCESSORIES | APPAREL

November 23rd 2012
BLACK FRIDAY

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Boosted Boards Electric Longboard Skateboard – The lightest electric vehicle “almost” available

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I saw the kickstarter campaign for Boosted Boards on a friend’s Facebook page in late September and was blown away. I used to have an Altered Electric MX800 skateboard and really liked it however the weight really deterred me from using it. The board had very good acceleration and power but in order to compensate for that it weighed around 60 pounds. I don’t even like to carry standup boards that weigh more than 30 pounds, much less a skateboard that weighs 60 pounds. Needless to say, I rode it a lot in the beginning with my son and eventually stopped riding it. That’s why I got so excited when I saw the campaign for Boosted Boards on kick starter. It was like nothing I had seen before and if I had to imagine how good an electric skateboard could be, this would be it. Continue reading ‘Boosted Boards Electric Longboard Skateboard – The lightest electric vehicle “almost” available’

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S.I.C. Bullet 14′ SUP Race Board with Fixed Fin

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Here again is S.I.C.’s Mark Raaphorst with a fixed fin variant of the Bullet 14′ SUP race board. This is for the guys who want to race in fixed fin SUP divisions. The board is also a few hundred dollars less than the Bullet 14′ with the full steering system. Continue reading ‘S.I.C. Bullet 14′ SUP Race Board with Fixed Fin’

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Joe Blair 7′7″ Surfboard / SUP Board for Kids

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Here’s a new surfboard from Joe Blair which also doubles as SUP board for kids. This is a production sandwich construction board. My 9 year old could handle it pretty well but my 7 year old was struggling to carry it. Both were able to paddle and balance with no problem at Cardiff. I may have to get some for my boys. Continue reading ‘Joe Blair 7′7″ Surfboard / SUP Board for Kids’

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Stand Up World Series Finals at Turtle Bay, broadcast live, this weekend

Friday 12 October

Stand Up World Series Finals to be broadcast live

Pacifico brings you the Stand Up World Series Finals at Turtle Bay this weekend in association with Naish. With the world’s best descending upon Oahu’s North Shore, the tension is mounting as the climactic Final showdown of the year will take place at Turtle Bay’s unique and spectacular amphitheater throughout the weekend.
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