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Todd Bradley Teaches Proper Paddle Technique #3 – Video

This is Todd Bradley of C4 Waterman’s last installment of the paddle technique video series.


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Waikiki Beachboy Alika Willis Earns The Ultimate Respect At C4 Waterman Standup Beachboy Event a Highlight of Duke’s OceanFest

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HONOLULU, August 27, 2009 – Waikiki beachboy Alika Willis, 45, might not have made it to the final of the C4 Waterman Standup Beachboy contest, but anyone familiar with the company of C4 Waterman and the story behind Duke’s OceanFest, knows that its spirit doesn’t lie in competition. Duke’s OceanFest is a celebration of the life of the greatest waterman who ever rode the waves – Duke Kahanamoku. C4 Waterman is a company founded on the principles that Duke stood for: a passion for riding the waves and a mission of sharing aloha with any person open to receiving it. Respecting that, the top honor of Waterman of the Event today went to Willis.

“This award goes to the surfer who best embodies the spirit of Duke and the heart of aloha, both on the beach and in the water,” said C4 founder Brian Keaulana. “And that is Alika Willis.”
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Surftech Gerry Lopez’ 8′11″, 9′6″, 10′ SUP Boards

Here’s a peek at the new Surftech Gerry Lopez SUP line.

GERRY LOPEZ – 8′11 “Lil’ Darling SUP Board”


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Funny Laird Hamilton Interview

I found this on youtube the other day and thought it was pretty funny.


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Remembering Duke Kahanamoku, on his Birthday

I’ll be at the Duke’s race on Saturday.  I hope you can make it and if you see me, please say, “Hi”.

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Remembering Duke Kahanamoku, on his Birthday
Born August 24, 1890

HONOLULU, August 24, 2009 – Surfers from around the world are gathering here in Waikiki to remember the greatest waterman of all time: Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, born August 24, 1890. In honor of his life, the annual Duke’s OceanFest is underway, staged at Queen’s Beach at the foot of his bronze statue and on the sands where surfing, as we know it today, began.

While a single Olympic gold medal is enough to substantiate many an athlete’s life, Kahanamoku won six, three gold for swimming, two silver for swimming, and a bronze for water polo. Yet today he is most widely renowned for being the father of modern day surfing.
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2009 Molokai-Oahu PaddleBoard Race -video part 2

Here is video part 2 of the 2009 Rainbow Sandals Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard Race last July 25. Check it out.


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2009 Molokai-Oahu PaddleBoard Race – video part 1

Better late than never…here is the video (part 1) and more pictures of the 2009 Rainbow Sandals Molokai-Oahu PaddleBoard Race.


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Molokai Trip with Mark Raaphorst and Sandwich Island Composites Team

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Mark Raaphorst and his Sandwich Island Composites Team did a great job with these photos on their Molokai Trip. Mark sent me these to share with everyone. Enjoy the images.
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Dave Parmenter at Kaimana – Part 2

Here is part 2 of my interview with Dave Parmenter at the Kaimana Beach. This part focuses on tips for downwinders. Check out the video and get some more tips from the C4 Waterman co-founder.


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Tropical Blends 9′2″ Wai Kahe SUP Board

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Here’s Kumau from Tropical Blends showing a Tropical Blends Kyle Bernhardt custom 9′2″ SUP. Check out the video for more info.
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Surftech Bark Expedition 14′ SUP Preview – Video

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After a fairly long wait, I finally got my hands on the Surftech Bark Expedition 14′ Race/Cruiser SUP. At first glance, I started to question how it would perform since it was pretty different from anything else I’ve seen or ridden so far. Most of the planing hull race boards I’ve seen have been over 5″ thick, boxy rails, sharp bottom rail edge, concaves on the bottom, thick nose, thick tail, etc. The Bark is quite different.
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VersaTraction Deck Grip

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I initially heard about VersaTraction from Kainoa Beaupre a few months ago and he was raving about how this peel and stick traction for surfboards was going to replace wax, etc.  I didn’t think about it again until talking with Curtis Miyashiro who explained to me how it actually worked and how good it was.  He showed it to me on his new Firewire board and I decided to try it on the nose portion of my new SUP’s.  I have to say, I am impressed. Continue reading ‘VersaTraction Deck Grip’

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Todd Bradley Teaches Proper Paddle Technique #2 – Video

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Here is Todd Bradley of C4 Waterman on his second installment of the paddle technique video series. Continue reading ‘Todd Bradley Teaches Proper Paddle Technique #2 – Video’

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2009 Starboard Element 9′8″ SUP

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I recently got a Starboard 9′8″ x 30″ Element SUP and have been enjoying it in the early south shore swells.  At first, I was a bit surprised to see the center fin.  It has a lot more rake than the other center fins I’ve been using.  This board was designed by Svein Rasmussen and Scott McKercher. Continue reading ‘2009 Starboard Element 9′8″ SUP’

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Todd Bradley Teaches Proper Paddle Technique – Video

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I’ve had a few breakthroughs in the past month or so by talking with a few experts on paddle technique and downwind racing tips.  One of the experts is Todd Bradley who has over 40 years of competitive paddling experience.  He’s done dozens of Molokai (32 miles) to Oahu crossings in SUP, OC-1, OC-6, paddleboard, etc and has a long history of winning and training winners like Karel Tresnak Jr.  The whole conversation started after we saw a low res video of Todd teaching the paddle stroke to Chip Bock on what looked like a sidewalk on the edge of a body of water. Continue reading ‘Todd Bradley Teaches Proper Paddle Technique – Video’

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