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Archive Page 45
November 4th, 2009 by evan
I know this is a promotional video but it does a great job at showing how excited people get when they first SUP and how accessible this sport is becoming. This is one of the best promotional videos I’ve seen so far. This was shot in Seattle, Washington.
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November 3rd, 2009 by davi
Here are the results for the Stand Up Paddle division of the Fallen Guardians Memorial Race held last Sunday, November 1, 2009.
Continue reading ‘2009 Fallen Guardians Memorial Race SUP Results’
November 3rd, 2009 by evan
I was fortunate to be able to attend this year’s Battle of the Paddle, not as a racer but as a spectator. The thought of cold water, unfamiliar territory, logistics of equipment, etc didn’t make me want to race. I had a great time shooting pics and video and got a chance to see a lot of the movers and shakers in the SUP industry. Then my camera battery died. Oh well. I know this took a while to post but here it is. I didn’t get that many pictures of the races because I was shooting video so if you want to see the races, please watch the videos.
Continue reading ‘2009 Battle of the Paddle SUP Race’
October 31st, 2009 by evan
Back by popular demand, the Nui Loa SUP stand up board by Tropical Blends Surf fills the need for an all around family board. Whether on a lake, slow moving stream or the wide open ocean, the Nui Loa offers a graceful refined approach to having fun on the water. The carefully crafted bottom contours provide significant stability without hampering the rider’s ability to continually improve. From beginner to experienced paddler, the Nui Loa supplies the perfect platform for point to point adventures, fitness paddling, fishing, surfing or just hanging around in the sun.
Continue reading ‘Tropical Blends Nui Loa 11′9″ SUP Board’
October 29th, 2009 by evan
Kainoa Beaupre sent over this video of him on his little mini SUP. At 200 lbs, I’d probably sink it to the ocean floor but Kainoa’s about the size of my 6 year old so it floats him just fine…just kidding. Check out the video.
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October 28th, 2009 by evan
I recently visited Joe Bark’s SUP and paddleboard factory and he showed me a couple of his new 12′6″ racing stand up paddle boards. These are the same boards that will be produced by Surftech in 2010 and the same ones his team riders raced at Battle of the Paddle 2009.
Continue reading ‘Joe Bark 12′6″ SUP Stand Up Paddle Race Boards’
October 25th, 2009 by evan
Jim over at Tropical Blends Surf is keeping ahead of the SUP stand up paddle board curve by continually releasing new models. The latest is an 8′10″ x 28.5″ x 3 7/8″ SUP called the Pokole. Here’s the specs and info.
Continue reading ‘Tropical Blends Pokole 8′10″ SUP Board’
October 22nd, 2009 by evan
I took this video during the 2009 Battle of the Paddle at Doheney Beach, California where I met up with Joe Blair and he showed me a couple of his new boards.
Continue reading ‘New Blair Softtop and Inflatable SUP Boards’
October 19th, 2009 by clarise
This is an interview I did with Todd Bradley over at the new C4 Waterman HQ on Coral Street. This video shows Todd explaining the difference between the original C4 9′3″ Sub Vector and the new 9′6″ and 10′ Sub Vectors. Continue reading ‘C4 Waterman Sub Vector Comparison with Todd Bradley – Video’
October 16th, 2009 by evan
This is one of the new Tropical Blends SUP prototype boards. The Rawson Custom 10′ was shaped by Pat Rawson for Tropical Blends’ custom line of SUP’s.
Continue reading ‘Tropical Blends Rawson 10′ Custom SUP Board’
October 13th, 2009 by davi
Shawneen Schweitzer sent us this race recap of the 2009 Battle of the Paddle. Thanks Shaween!
Here is the report from the Battle of the Paddle. It was an incredible event, over three hundred competitors and lots of fun (and a bit of carnage). With what seemed like a thousand spectators on the beach, the SURF EXPO and the top SUP racers in the country here to compete in the 2009 Battle of the Paddle, you know it was a huge success.
The competitors of the 2009 Battle of the Paddle at Doheney Beach in Dana Point, California
Continue reading ‘Zane Schweitzer at the 2009 Battle of the Paddle’
October 12th, 2009 by davi
2009 Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle Champion
Here’s a race recap sent to us by Duke Brouwer from Surftech
2009 Battle of the Paddle Champ sets record
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 12 October, 2009 : – - Dana Point, Ca — Australian Jaime Mitchell is the reigning eight time champ of the grueling Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard Race held every July. Known in elite paddleboard circles for his prone paddling prowess, Mitchell recently took his paddling act to his feet at Doheny Beach, California for Rainbow Sandals’ 2nd Annual Battle of the Paddle, the world’s largest Stand Up Paddle (SUP) race.
Continue reading ‘Surftech’s Jamie Mitchell wins the 2009 Battle of the Paddle’
October 11th, 2009 by clarise
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.
Continue reading ‘Surftech Party 2009′
October 8th, 2009 by evan
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’
October 5th, 2009 by evan
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.
Continue reading ‘Tropical Blends Bernhardt Custom SUP Boards’