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September 26th, 2012 by evan
Here is an interview with C4 Ambassador and river SUP pioneer Charlie MacArthur. Charlie is regarded as C4’s “Mauka to Makai” guru. He shares with us how he got started on SUP and also some tips on stand up paddling in rivers and whitewater rapids. Continue reading ‘Interview with C4 Waterman Ambassador Charlie MacArthur’
September 24th, 2012 by robert
Livio is a Brazilian who made Maui his home. He is one of the fastest SUP racers and a funny guy to hang out with. We ended up sitting next to each other on the red eye flight from LA to Orlando. We arrived in Orlando at 6 am and headed off to the Surf Expo demo day, which was a great event. Despite the sweltering heat and humidity, being outside and on the water was more fun than being inside the convention center all day at the Surf Expo for the next 3 days.
Continue reading ‘Livio Menelau showing the SIC line and Ion camera at Surf Expo, Sept 2012′
September 16th, 2012 by davi
Sunday 16 September
Turtle Bay to host the Stand Up World Series Finals
In all sports there are the proving grounds, the place where it all began and the place where it will always return to. For the world of ocean sports, Hawaii has long been regarded as ‘that place’: the birthplace of surfing and stand up paddling and the roots of surf culture as we know it.
Continue reading ‘The Stand Up World Series comes home to Turtle Bay for the Finals’
September 14th, 2012 by evan
Hot off the press is C4 Waterman’s 2013 SUP stand up paddle catalog. It actually reads like a magazine with interesting first person pieces from the C4 team. Get a glimpse into the minds of Brian Keaulana, Dave Parmenter and Todd Bradley while meeting their team of ambassadors. Oh, and check out the huge line of products. Continue reading ‘C4 Waterman 2013 SUP Stand Up Paddle Catalog’
September 13th, 2012 by robert
It turned out that our Blue Planet/ Evepaddle booth at Surf Expo was right next to the Starboard booth. We sell a lot of Starboards products at the Blue Planet Surf Shop so I went over to check out what’s new for next year. It was on Friday, the day before the Standup World tour event at Coco Beach and all the top teamriders were on hand to talk about what’s new. Here are the videos I was able to shoot at the Starboards booth with some of the world’s top stand up paddlers:
Continue reading ‘Surf Expo: Starboards 2013 products previews by team riders’
September 11th, 2012 by evan
As I was leaving the finish, I ran into Scott Trudon who gave me some insight into his race experience at the 2012 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Championships. Scott competed in the SUP 3-man division with teammates Mark Raaphorst and Junya McGurn. Mark is the mind and energy behind the SIC brand of race boards and these guys are in great shape. Scott told he he’s 54 years old but you would never be able to tell that when racing him because he’s still so darn fast and he’s still in top athletic shape.
Continue reading ‘Interview with Scott Trudon at the 2012 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Championships’
September 10th, 2012 by robert
I just got back from the Surf Expo in Orlando where we were showing our line of Blue Planet SUP boards. We had a great response and are now working on setting up distribution on the East coast, one step at a time. While at the show, I was able to check out what’s new at our vendors and other manufacturers and brands I had not heard of. I shot some video and this is the first one to get done editing. More to follow soon.
Continue reading ‘Surf Expo Sept. 2012: What’s new at Quickblade’
September 6th, 2012 by davi
C4 Waterman’s Switchblade SUP stand up paddle board was recently featured at Men’s Journal magazine as the “Best Standup Paddleboard for Beginners”.
Continue reading ‘C4 Waterman Switchblade is Men’s Journal Approved’
September 5th, 2012 by davi
RACE REGISTRATION ONLINE NOW:
WORLD PADDLE ASSOCIATION 1st ANNUAL HAWAII REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE
Stand Up and Prone Paddlers and Friends Welcomed to South Shore of Oahu
September 16, 2012
(SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 – HONOLULU, Hawaii) – Race registration is now open for the Wet Feet/Blue Planet Surf World Paddle Association Hawaii Regional Championships Race. The event will be held on the ‘Hawaii Kai Run’, September 16, 2012 from Portlock to Kaimana Beach. Entry can be done online or at Wet Feet or Blue Planet Surf shops. For online entry, click here: http://wparegionalchampionships.eventbrite.com/
Continue reading ‘Wet Feet/Blue Planet Surf WPA Hawaii Regional Championships Race’
September 3rd, 2012 by evan
I caught up with Dave Kalama at the 2012 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Championships. Dave was the SUP unlimited division runner up to Connor Baxter by 30 seconds. They battled back and forth the entire 30 something miles and it came down to the absolute finish where Connor won by a hundred yards or so.
Continue reading ‘Interview with Dave Kalama at the 2012 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Championships’
August 30th, 2012 by evan
I caught up with Connor Baxter, winner of the SUP unlimited division of the 2012 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Championships and got his perspective on the race and how he won. It’s even more impressive because the previous week he had strep throat and was out of commission. Looks like the teens have taken over the race world and Connor is leading the way.
Continue reading ‘Interview with Connor Baxter at the 2012 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Championships’
August 30th, 2012 by davi
Werner Paddles Introduces River Running SUP
Werner Paddles has launched a 3-piece Adjustable version of their popular Fiji, Recreational SUP.
The Fiji in 3-piece is perfect for the budget conscious paddler who is looking for a travel paddle. Continue reading ‘Werner Paddles 3-piece Adjustable Fiji SUP’
August 30th, 2012 by evan
Mark Raaphorst from Sandwich Island Composites (S.I.C.) sent us another copy of their 2013 SUP stand up paddle board catalog. This time it’s the full, 19-page catalog.
Click here to download a copy
August 29th, 2012 by evan
Mark Raaphorst from Sandwich Island Composites (S.I.C.) sent us an advanced digital copy of their 2013 SUP stand up paddle board catalog.
Click here to download a copy
August 27th, 2012 by evan
Both Ed Wheeler and I love our SIC Bullet 12′6″ boards because it’s one of the few 12′6″ boards that can handle our weight. Ed got his a little after I got mine and I’ve seen him paddling it for south shore downwinders, north shore races and surfing. Ed’s a big guy so it’s something to see him surfing a 12′6″ race board. Continue reading ‘Ed Wheeler’s Custom S.I.C. Bullet 12′6″ SUP Race Board’