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Bark Race SUP and F-18

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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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SUP Downwinder – Hennessey 2007

I was browsing youtube.com and found this short video from the Hennessey 2007 Maliko race. Now that I’m into downwind racing, it’s really interesting to see how these guys are catching bumps. If you watch the SUP portion around 2 minutes into the video, you’ll see Dave and Ekolu Kalama almost not even paddling and getting really long glides. It’s definitely something to strive for and the Maliko conditions look super fun. Check out the video.


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SUP Sensation Connor Baxter Stand Up Paddles in Holland’s SUP 11-City Tour

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After competing and winning his division in the Duke Kahanamoku Oceanfest race, Starboard team rider Connor Baxter travelled to Friesland, Holland for another SUP event.  In the Duke’s Oceanfest Race, Connor placed 1st in his division (19 and under) and landing 8th overall SUP – finishing in 1:24:00–only 9 minutes behind the winner–Scott Gamble.
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New C4 Waterman Subvectors – 9′6″ and 10′

C4 is releasing a couple new Subvectors. One is 9′6″ and the other is 10′.

New Sub Vector boards

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2009 Molokai Channel Crossing Mental Notes from Robert Stehlik

Here’s some good insights from Robert Stehlik on his Molokai Channel Crossing experience.

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My wife asked me after the Molokai race: “What were you thinking about for those six hours?” My reply: “I was trying not to think about anything.”
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I had several more people ask me what was going through my head during the Molokai crossing, so while it is still fresh in my mind, I will write down some thoughts on the mental aspect of the crossing. So, if the short answer above is not enough for you, read on. Continue reading ‘2009 Molokai Channel Crossing Mental Notes from Robert Stehlik’

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S.I.C. F-Series Video

Here’s a new video I found on You Tube for Sandwich Island Composites F-Series boards. I think this was taken during their recent Molokai trip. This is a great video showing brief clips of each board.


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Himalayas and Polluted Water

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I took the video and these pictures last New Year’s eve on the North Shore after heavy rainfall. You’ll notice from the pictures here how gross the water looks. Continue reading ‘Himalayas and Polluted Water’

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Surftech Pearson Arrow Laird 10′6″ and 11′ SUP Boards

From Surftech comes another new line of Pearson Arrow surfboards- the Laird 10′6″ and Laird 11′ SUP boards. Here’s a closer look at these boards shaped by Bob Pearson.

Pearson Arrow Laird 10′6″ SUP Board


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Randy French (Surftech Owner) Interview – Video

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At a recent party at Surftech HQ in Hawaii, I got a chance to meet Randy French, the founder of Surftech.  After talking with him for a bit I thought it would be interesting to hear where he started and where he sees SUP going in the future.  Click below for the video interview. Continue reading ‘Randy French (Surftech Owner) Interview – Video’

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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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