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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.
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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.
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Starboard 2009 SUP Catalog – Sneak Peek

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We were fortunate to get a sneak peek at the 2009 Starboard SUP Catalog. Here is the latest offering from the largest windsurf company in the world now focusing on stand up paddle surfing. Continue reading ‘Starboard 2009 SUP Catalog – Sneak Peek’

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SUP at the Devizes to Westminster Canoe and Kayak Race

Here’s an update from Starboard Team Rider, John Hibbard, all the way from UK.

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After winning the UK Distance title in 2008 I started thinking about some longer distance paddling. Most of our races were between 4-8 miles. I quite fancied trying to do some much longer paddles. Then one day while doing a bit of internet research I came across the Devizes to Westminster Canoe and Kayak race. This is the world’s longest race for canoes. 125 miles in total spread across 4 days. This looked like just the ticket. In fact it was a fair bit longer than I was actually thinking of, but it would be an amazing challenge.
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SUPAH Distance Paddling Clinics

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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.

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New Products from C4 Waterman – Sling Blade 9′9″ SUP Board

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Another video of Dave Parmenter, today with the new C4 Sling Blade 9′9″ stand up surf board. It has a very refined long board shape, a fairly neutral long board rocker, flat bottom, crisp edges, pulled in and foiled out tail. Something that your foot will build the control very easily.
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New Products from C4 Waterman – Da Mooch 11′ SUP Board

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Here’s another video of Dave Parmenter, this time with the new C4 Waterman 11′ Da Mooch SUP board. This 11′ has a lovely, very relaxed, neutral long board rocker. It’s something you can stand on the nose all day on and still let you make big swooping left or right turns. It’s a great San Onofre or Waikiki board. It’s unreal for long distance paddling. You can paddle miles on it and still surf.
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New Products from C4 Waterman – Sub Vector 9′3″ SUP Board

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By Clarise:

Here’s a video of Dave Parmenter presenting the new C4 Waterman 9′3″ Sub Vector. The board was designed to be a no-fail board for intermediate surfers and above, starting around with a max range of around 240-250 lbs. It has a lot of very potent short board features: flat bottom, really hard crisp edges that goes into a double concave, and convertibility with five fin boxes.
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Paddling the latest holiday craze

This article was originally published by The Daily Telegraph. Read the original article here: http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,,24870319-5001021,00.html

By Jessica Seymour
for The Daily Telegraph

January 04, 2009 12:00am

MORE Australians are learning stand-up paddle boarding – an ancient technique created by Hawaiians – with some surfers using the boards in low swell to build up their balance while others are mastering a new skill in a sport they love.

IT’S surfing but with a twist. Continue reading ‘Paddling the latest holiday craze’

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C4 Waterman Handle Grip Install

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Here’s a couple of video clips I took of the C4 Waterman handle grip installation demo. Using some foam grip scrap pieces, see how Joe positions the pad on the top most portion of the handle, starting off at the center towards the sides, following the contour of the handle. Notice how he carefully removes the adhesive backing making sure it overlaps smoothly. He cuts clean the excess pad with a razor, sands it after and it’s done.
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Layne Beachley Enjoying Retirement on Northern Beaches

This article was originally published by The Daily Telegraph. Read the original article here: http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/ 0,,24860811-5001023,00.html

By Layne Beachley
for The Daily Telegraph

January 01, 2009 12:00am

FOR Layne Beachley, home has never been a constant.

Throughout a surfing career that spanned two decades and seven world titles she saw hundreds of hotel rooms and scores of beaches.

As a young woman working through the struggles of her adoption, there was an emotional journey surrounding her identity as well.

But after her decision to retire in October, a “refreshed” Beachley is back on the Northern Beaches for good.
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Thanksgiving Day Downwinder on 12′6″s

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I went on a downwinder last Thanksgiving Day which initially started off with my brother Darin who wanted to go stand up paddling. There weren’t too many choices, either it’s small waves and some wind on the South shore, or it’s going to be huge waves on the North shore. He’s out of surfing shape right now so that would be pretty tough.
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Joe Blair Custom 10′ SUP Stand Up Paddle Board

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I took a short video of this new custom shaped Joe Blair stand up board. It’s a 10’ board and what he did was he left the nose a bit full to keep some paddle power in there. There’s a decent amount of rocker in that nose so that you don’t curl. The tail pulled in quite a bit more than the blue 9’11” one that I had before.
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Interview with Starboard CEO Svein Rasmussen and Margareta Engström Part 2

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This is the 2nd installment of my interview with Starboard’s Svein Rasmussen and Margareta Engström at the Starboard HQ. Svein showed me an 8½’ X 30″ Sport Tech board used by Ekolu Kalama using wood technology. You can see the pine wood portions of the board’s outer shell which adds rigidity and lightness to the board. Also with us here is Margareta, who’s a professional windsurfer and gets to stand up paddle whenever she can. She also shared her thoughts on the differences between windsurfing as opposed to SUP.
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