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Ekolu Kalama SUP Stand Up Paddle Surfs in Huge Puerto Escondido Barrels

Ekolu Kalama sent over this video he just made from some sick footage of him SUP surfing in huge Puetro Escondido waves. The barrels are huge and they don’t call Puerto Escondido the Mexican Pipeline for nothing. Ekolu is definitely living life to the fullest.

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Sandwich Island Composites (S.I.C.) F-14 by Mark Raaphorst – Video

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After riding Ray Shiraishi’s F-14 in epic downwind conditions a few weeks back I couldn’t get it out of my mind. I told Ray that his F-14 (w/out rudder) would be perfect with a rudder. Last week I called Mark Raaphorst at Sandwich Island Composites (S.I.C.) to ask how long it would take to shape an F-14 and see what was new. I got lucky as it turned out another customer had ordered an F-14 carbon molded model SUP and didn’t like the color so I ordered it. I got it yesterday. Continue reading ‘Sandwich Island Composites (S.I.C.) F-14 by Mark Raaphorst – Video’

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Werner Paddles releases The Nitro SUP Stand Up Paddle

 

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Werner Paddles recently unveiled new innovations in its Stand Up Paddle range at the Surf Expo Trade Show in Orlando Florida. The Werner Nitro is a smaller, Performance Core, carbon paddle and the new Adjustable 3-piece shaft which can be found on all of the SUP models.

I’ve been using the prototype Werner Nitro SUP paddle for a number of months and absolutely love it. I’ve been cutting the width of other paddles down to get to the feel I like and this one is light years ahead of my ‘hack jobs’. It’s interesting that with such a narrow blade I still get enough propulsion and it’s very easy on my joints and shoulders. I’ll do a more thorough review on this paddle later.
Continue reading ‘Werner Paddles releases The Nitro SUP Stand Up Paddle’

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It’s a Girl – Kyndra Lyn Setsuko Leong

No SUP for me today. Where was I? Having a baby. Welcome Kyndra Lyn Setsuko Leong, born today at 2:37 pm and weighing in at 7.1 lbs.
 

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Dave Parmenter Shaping C4 Waterman’s 10′10″ “Bombora Chaser”

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Just last week, Todd Bradley of C4 Waterman sent a bunch of pictures showing Dave Parmenter’s latest big wave board: the 10′10″ “Bombora Chaser”. Dave gave us some background and specifications of this new SUP board. Take a closer look at this latest offering from C4 Waterman and see it first on this page.
Continue reading ‘Dave Parmenter Shaping C4 Waterman’s 10′10″ “Bombora Chaser”’

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Challenged Athletes Foundation and Operation Rebound Clinic

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C4 Waterman ambassador Ryan Levinson joined forces with paddleboard retailer Aqua Adventures and members of the San Diego Outrigger Canoe Club to host an inspirational paddleboarding and outrigger canoe clinic for disabled athletes. The event was held in support of the Challenged Athletes Foundation and CAF’s “Operation Rebound” program. Fifteen challenged athletes, veterans, troops, and first responders enjoyed paddling an armada of C4 Holo Holos and Classics in Mission Bay, San Diego.
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Starboard 8′5″ x 30″ SUP Stand Up Paddle Board

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This is part of the series of video clips I took from my Starboard HQ visit in Thailand. On the video is Svein Rasmussen, Starboard CEO, showing the new 8’5” x 30 board, which he said gives the rider a different perception of SUP surfing. He said that when he tried it, it gave him a good and easy surf experience. It can take on a 160 lbs. rider and will still have that ease and glide that you could get from a 10’5”, 11’2 or even a 12’6”. Continue reading ‘Starboard 8′5″ x 30″ SUP Stand Up Paddle Board’

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13th Annual Hanohano Ocean Challenge – Update

 

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Only 5 days ’till the 13th Annual Hanohano Ocean Challenge. More info on the Sponsors and race day happenings can be found at: www.hanohano.org.

Click here to download the PDF poster

Click here to download the PDF article from Beach and Bay Press

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Hawaii Kai C4/Wet Feet Day- Update

 
Here’s an update on the Hawaii Kai C4 Waterman and Wet Feet Demo day.
Confirmed dates are:

Saturday January 31 – Demo day @ Hawaii Kai with Wet Feet.
at the Hawaii Kai boat ramp from 10:00 am till 1:00 pm.

Saturday, February 28 – Demo day @ Kailua boat ramp with Kimo’s Surf Hut
from 10:00 am till 1:00pm.

See you all there.
 
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C4 Waterman and Wet Feet are teaming up so you can try Stand Up Paddling. Expert tips, equipment advice and water etiquette from Hawaii’s leading watermen Brian Keaulana, Dave Parmenter and Todd Bradley.

Free of charge just bring your valid I.D.

There will be prizes and giveaways.

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Top Menu Change – Any Suggestions?

After some discussion, we made some changes on the navigation menu of the site to hopefully make things easier to find. We just changed the order of the top menu links and nothing was deleted. Please send us comments or suggestions on what you think. Aloha.

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Connecting the Downwinder Bumps

If you spend time at www.standupzone.com then you’ve probably seen posts by Rambo from http://rambos-locker.blogspot.com. I was watching this video and it gave me a first person view of exactly what the feeling is like to connect open ocean waves (bumps). You’ll see in Rambo’s video how he turns his OC-1 canoe to line up and catch the next bump. This is what people are always talking about and the super fun part of downwinders that I enjoy.

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Hawaii Kai C4/Wet Feet Day

C4 Waterman and Wet Feet are teaming up so you can try Stand Up Paddling. Expert tips, equipment advice and water etiquette from Hawaii’s leading watermen Brian Keaulana, Dave Parmenter and Todd Bradley.

Join us at the Hawaii Kai boat ramp on Saturday January 31st. from 10am till 1 pm.
Free of charge just bring your valid I.D.

There will be prizes and giveaways.

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SUPAH Distance Paddling Clinics – Update

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SUPAH Distance Paddling Clinics

Presented by the Stand Up Paddle Association of Hawaii (SUPAH)
an independent non profit organization whose mission is to promote SUP distance paddling, SUP etiquette, and SUP community service events.

Here is an update for this Saturday’s SUPAH Distance Paddling clinic from Jeff.
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Meet Zane Schweitzer, Starboard Team Rider from Maui

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Zane Schweitzer 15 years old, Born and raised on the West side of Maui. Attends 9th grade at Maui Preparatory Academy High School.

Sponsors: Starboard, Maui Jim Sunglasses, Ion Wetsuits, Genr8, North Sails, Quicksilver Boardriders Club and SurfCo Hawaii.
Continue reading ‘Meet Zane Schweitzer, Starboard Team Rider from Maui’

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Quiksilver Ku Ikaika C4 Holding Period Starts Tomorrow

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Quiksilver Ku Ikaika C4
THE QUIKSILVER KU IKAIKA CHALLENGE
Sponsored by C4 Waterman

 
HOLDING PERIOD BEGINS TOMORROW JANUARY 15

(Huntington Beach, CA) January 14, 2009 — Quiksilver is pleased to announce that the holding period for the second annual Quiksilver Premium Ku Ikaika Challenge, sponsored by C4 Waterman, will commence tomorrow, January 15, through February 28, 2009. It is possible that the event will run immediately, given the current long-range forecast for large to extra-large surf that will coincide with the onset of the holding period.
Continue reading ‘Quiksilver Ku Ikaika C4 Holding Period Starts Tomorrow’

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