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Sandwich Island Composites 2nd Generation F16 by Mark Raaphorst


Sandwich Island Composites gives us a preview of the 2nd generation F16 which is a proven point-to-point racing board by Mark Raaphorst. Check out what’s new with the new generation F16 .

The differences:
Rhino design and CNC cut (true curves, better symmetry)
More boxy rails. (dry feet)
Single concave with small hydro hull side panels (better stability)
Smaller pad (lighter weight)
Contoured deck (increase comfort and stability)

The board is even faster, planes out longer and is more stable
Future construction is autoclave.
Basically a lot of what is going on with the new F14.
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Oahu Championships SUPS results

Here is the result of the recently concluded Oahu Championships held last Saturday, March 21, 2009 at Hawaii Kai. Results are for the SUPs Division only.

AGE GROUP: FEMALE Stock 12′6″ & under Standup

1 90 CAROLYN ANNEROD 2:29:15

AGE GROUP: MALE Stock up to 14′no rdr Standup

1 73 RAY SHIRAISHI 1:49:12

AGE GROUP: MALE Open/Unlimited Class Standup

1 70 JEFF CHANG 1:42:48
3 75 HERBIE TITCOMB 1:52:41

For the complete race results see

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Touched by a Whale…Almost…

This week is looking to be great for downwind runs. East winds are 10-20 mph+ all week and there’s an east swell. I got a chance to do a downwind run this morning in great conditions. I was trucking along and focused on catching bumps when about 20 minutes into the run I heard a super loud blowing sound just to my right. Let me preface that when I get into ‘the zone’ I tune out everything except trying to catch bumps. There can be a boat on my side and I may not even notice it. The sound I heard was loud, close and scared the daylights out of me although it paled in comparison to what made the sound. Continue reading ‘Touched by a Whale…Almost…’

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Starboard 9′8″ x 30″ Tufskin SUP Board


I took this video last year during my trip to Bangkok, Thailand where I met with Starboard’s Svein Rasmussen and Margareta Engström at the Starboard HQ. While at the headquarters, Svein showed me the 9’8”x30 Tufskin Black Camo.
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Standup Journal publisher Clay Feeter hashes out the mag’s history and the future of SUP

…and shares Surfer mag founder warning to Standup Journal: “Don’t encourage them”-


We got a chance to catch up with Clay Feeter, publisher of Standup Journal Magazine who is celebrating their 2nd year anniversary. Congratulations! This was a bit different for Clay as he’s normally on the question asking side and not the question answering side. We found out much more than we expected and Clay threw in some surprises. Here’s the interview below.
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Meet C4 Waterman Ambassador Ryan Levinson


What sets C4 Waterman ambassador Ryan Levinson apart is not the fact that he has spent over a decade competing successfully in national and international level triathlons while still pursuing his passion for water-sports like surfing, bodysurfing, paddleboarding, SUPing, kiteboarding, free-diving, and sailing, it’s the fact that he does all this despite continuously loosing muscle. Ryan can no longer do a pushup, a sit up, or even raise his arms over his head but by modifying his technique and equipment he continues to charge forward excelling in the water and on land. As he puts it, “It was not my choice to have Muscular Dystrophy, but I do, and it is my choice how I respond. This is my life. Disabled or not, I choose to live it.” For more information visit
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SUP Surfing with Ekolu Kalama at Sunset Beach – Video


A few months ago I got in a SUP surf session with Ekolu Kalama at Sunset Beach, North Shore, Hawaii. I got in touch with Ekolu on a Tuesday and he called me to say that he would be in Oahu getting ready for a humanitarian trip and sup movie they are filming in Honduras and El Salvador. He was going to be here from Thursday to Tuesday which coincided with a huge north swell that had come in with I think about 20′ face type waves with really good conditions, light winds and just pristine weather.
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Sandwich Island Composites (S.I.C.) New F-18 by Mark Raaphorst


We have asked Mark Jackson, to give us his views on the F18. Here is the review of his two F18 boards (flat water and a channel board) both of which he is extremely pleased.

With flat water club racing and both coastal and channel crossings becoming popular, stand up race boards are becoming more exotic and user specific. Both my F18’s were designed and shaped by Mark Raaphorst and built by the Sandwich Island Composites (S.I.C ) dream team.
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Surftech Demo Day at Chun’s Reef North Shore

Surftech is having a free demo day on March 14, 2009 at Chun’s Reef North Shore
Event will start at 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

There will be SUP, longboards, shortboards, fun boards and skim’s.
Surftech will have a tent on the location and participants need to bring their driver’s license as collateral. Demo waivers are required for people to sign before they go out with the boards. Kids under the age of 18 will need a parent to sign the waiver and give up collateral.

For inquiries, please call Surf n’ Sea at (808) 637-9887 or Surftech at (808)596-8690.

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Downwinders, Weight Loss and HIIT

When I started SUP surfing I ended up actually gaining weight. I went from 210 or so to about 218 lbs. My reasoning for that was that I was eating everything in sight and I sat down a lot during my sessions.  I also thought that since I was exercising, I could eat whatever I wanted.

Once I started doing downwinders I dropped 20 lbs in a very short period of time…I think a couple months or so. Along with the fact that downwinders are now super fun (after I figured it out) it’s also an incredible way to burn fat and lose weight.  I weighed myself yesterday and I was 193 lbs.  That’s 25 lbs less than I was last year before I started doing downwinders. Continue reading ‘Downwinders, Weight Loss and HIIT’

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Surftech’s 8′11 Gerry Lopez Tuflite Model in Action at Pleasure Point


George Phiripes of Surftech, sent us these pictures of the new 8′11 Gerry Lopez Tuflite model while in action at Pleasure Point. This is just a preview at the new Gerry boards which are still in production but will soon be available during the summer… check out the other pictures to see more of this board.
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New F-14 S.I.C. Stand Up Paddle SUP Race Board


I’ve actually had this board for a few weeks now but this post took a while to finish. I got lucky with this F-14 SUP race board. I tried Ray Shiraishi’s custom F-14 (no rudder) during a downwind run a while back in pure epic conditions. The wind was over 20 mph and was very consistent. The swell was going in the right direction. It was at least waist high on the swell and there was a good amount of bumps and wind and it was a super fun downwinder.
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NA KAMA KAI Ocean Awareness & Safety Clinic

NA KAMA KAI Ocean Awareness & Safety Clinic

Ages 2-18
on Sunday, March 08, 2009
One Hour Clinics
First clinic starts at 9:00 am and Last Clinic starts at 3:00 pm

To preregister email,
or for information contact Duane DeSoto at (808) 864-9164

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My Thoughts on the C4 Sub-Vector – Liam Wilmott


I am 6′2″ and weigh 240 lbs. That’s about 119 kg. I recently tried to go skydiving and found that I had to pay extra for every pound over 200 lbs. Thankfully the Sub-vector holds no kind of pre-conditions for who gets to ride. So the first time I tried it, it was at 6 ft. Jocko’s super clean. I ran it with a 7″ middle and two 451 side fins from Future Fins (part of the Quad set up). I found it to paddle unreal and be very forgiving from rail to rail, especially when your trying to bring it back from the ‘tipping point’ or as all SUPers know as the ‘embarrassing point’.
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Reid Inouye’s Stand Up Paddle Magazine Vol. 1



I just got a copy of Reid Inouye’s Stand Up Paddle Magazine. Here’s a preview and hope you get a chance to check it out.

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