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Surftech Party 2009


Surftech hosted an awesome party at their Queen Street showroom just before the surf auction a couple months ago.  Lots of famous surf industry people were there and the food was unreal, thanks to George Kam and friends.  The meat and ribs were smoked all day and everyone had a blast.  Here’s a short video showing the action and some pictures.
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Downwind SUP Run and Tips from Ekolu Kalama


A few weeks ago I got a chance to join some of the fastest downwind paddlers on a practice run before the Duke’s Oceanfest Race.  The plan was to shoot some video tips from each of them but my Sanyo Xacti E2 died a few minutes into it.  Here’s what I was able to get from Ekolu before the camera died. Continue reading ‘Downwind SUP Run and Tips from Ekolu Kalama’

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Tropical Blends Bernhardt Custom SUP Boards


Here is an older preview of Tropical Blends’ custom SUP board. The board was shaped by Kyle Bernhardt. The deck has a beautiful wood veneer and the rails are reinforced by kevlar. To see more of this custom board visit Tropical Blends Surf shop.
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SUP Surfers Manila Givesback to Ketsana Storm Victims

In a follow-up post on the Manila SUP Stand Up Paddlers Help Flood Victims, I would like to commend the efforts of the Manila Surfers Association and Aloha Boardsports, for taking the initiative to brave the murky waters of Angono, Rizal, and help in the relief operations of people affected by typhoon “Ondoy” (Ketsana storm). Continue reading ‘SUP Surfers Manila Givesback to Ketsana Storm Victims’

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Battle of The Paddle 2009 Results

Battle of the Paddle 2009

The 2nd Annual Rainbow Sandals-Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle 2009 turned out to be a huge success. Staged last October 3 and 4 at the Doheny State Beach, California. There were SUP races for all levels, sup expo from different manufacturers, music, food, and entertainment for everyone to enjoy.
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Kelsey Grammar SUP Stand Up Paddling

This looks like the North Shore of Hawaii but I’m not sure. I found this online video of Kelsey Grammar from Frasier on a SUP stand up paddle board. If the other lady is his wife, she sure looks a lot younger (and better shape) than he is.

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Duke’s OceanFest 2009 Paddleboard Race

Here’s a delayed update from the Duke’s OceanFest 2009 SUP Race held last August 23-29.  I was pretty excited for this race and trained for it by paddling a few downwinders a week.  Last year’s conditions provided winds that seemed under 10 mph and I wasn’t sure what the tide was.  My time to finish last year was 1:55 so I thought that if I could get anywhere between 1:40 to 1:45 I would be doing fine.  What I didn’t realize, is how much better the competition would get.

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Manila SUP Stand Up Paddlers Help Flood Victims

My friend Bernice Parsons sent me this video from the Philippines. If you’ve been watching the news, the Philippines was just blasted by a huge storm which flooded 80% of Manila. There was a month’s worth of rain in 12 hours.  People’s homes flooded, thousands were stranded on their roofs and over 500,000 people lost their homes.  A group of stand up paddlers wanted to help and did it in a unique way. They delivered relief aid and supplies via their SUP’s because everything was under water.  Check out the video. Continue reading ‘Manila SUP Stand Up Paddlers Help Flood Victims’

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New C4 Waterman Sub Vector 10′


I got to try the new C4 Sub Vector 10′ designed by Dave Parmenter and Brian Keaulana. At the time, this was one of only 3 on the island. Robert Stehlik from Blue Planet Surf let me be the first person to demo the board and I was impressed. In my opinion, for my personal preference, this is the best board from C4 that I have surfed so far.  I actually demoed this board over two separate weekends.  Blue Planet will apply any rental fees to the purchase of a board so there’s no loss if you’re looking to try before you buy.
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Tropical Blends New Wood SUP Boards


On my recent visit to the Tropical Blends’ shop, Jim Hayes showed me a couple of new shapes in their SUP board line up, the 9′2″ by Kyle Bernhardt and the 9′10″ by Dennis Pang.
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Surftech Pearson Laird 14′ “The Coast Runner” SUP Board


Fresh from the box, here’s another SUP board from Surftech’s latest offering, the Pearson Laird 14′ “Coast Runner” shaped by Bob Pearson. Watch the video and check out the photos to see more of this board. Continue reading ‘Surftech Pearson Laird 14′ “The Coast Runner” SUP Board’

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Free Surf Article from Duane DeSoto


Aloha Na Kama Kai Ohana

Na Kama Kai is getting rave reviews thanks to all of your hard work and dedication. The keiki are blessed to have guidance from waterman and waterwoman who care as much about children as you do. We are all making a positive contribution to our community through Na Kama Kai.


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Bark Race SUP and F-18


I took this quick video after the July 4th Da Hui race of the new S.I.C. F-18 next to a Bark 17′6″. Both boards placed in the top so it was interesting to see their design differences.  Check out the video for a quick peek. Continue reading ‘Bark Race SUP and F-18′

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SUP on Good Morning America

Laird Hamilton teaches stand up paddling on Good Morning America.

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20th Annual Haleiwa Joe’s Labor Day Paddleboard Race Results

Here’s the result of the 20th Annual Haleiwa Joe’s Labor Day Paddleboard Race.  I wasn’t able to race in this one but I heard it was fun. Continue reading ‘20th Annual Haleiwa Joe’s Labor Day Paddleboard Race Results’

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