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April 12th, 2009 by admin
This is the video that Starboard’s Ekolu Kalama sent us when he got his new 14′8″ The Point which is especially designed for downwind paddling.
It’s fresh from the box and he tried it at Puena Point with the whole Kalama family. They’ve got “kona” (leeward) winds blowing bringing some swells straight into the harbor so they were able to have some downwind glides.
Catch Ekolu with his family in this video doing some downwinder.
(click thumbnail to launch video)
April 9th, 2009 by clarise
This weekend the famous Devizes to Westminster Paddle Race gets under way, but this year there are two notable stand outs from the crowd of kayakers and canoeists. John Hibbard and his training partner Anthony Cooper are set to make history as the first Stand Up Paddlers ever to enter the race.
Continue reading ‘125 Mile by Stand Up Paddle Board’
April 6th, 2009 by clarise
We saw this news video at KITV.com published March 24. Featured on this video are C4 Waterman’s Todd Bradley and Brian Keaulana.
A recession proof business on the forefront of a sport with Hawaiian roots that has exploded in popularity.
To see the video, go to this link: http://www.kitv.com/video/19003223/?taf=hon
April 6th, 2009 by clarise
This article was originally published at www.examiner.com
by Ken Ilio
for Chicago Photography Examiner
A stand-up paddle boarder starting out from the beach on Lake Michigan last week.
There seems to be an upsurge in interest in paddle boarding (stand up paddleboarding) on Lake Michigan in the past two or three years. I’ve seen them spring, summer and … yes, even in winter. Just last week, just before going to work, I glanced out of my window and saw a paddle boarder on the lake. Naturally, I grabbed my camera and took a shot.
Continue reading ‘Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Chicago’
April 6th, 2009 by evan
DW a.k.a Dwight Fisher, is an active blogger on the Standupzone forum. He lives in North Carolina and an Engineer by trade. Both DW and his wife Jacky, are SUP addicts. He has a great blog at http://ncpaddlesurfer.blogspot.com/. DW and Jacky are fun to hang out with and a very nice couple. They were on Oahu for the week of January 26, checking out the North and South shore for SUP surfing. They went everywhere from Waikiki Canoes to Diamond Head and North Shore. They even got a chance to join some paddling clinics and hang out with Todd and the C4 crew in Waikiki.
Continue reading ‘SUP Surfing at North Shore with DW and Jacky-video’
April 3rd, 2009 by clarise
Todd Bradley of C4 Waterman sent this feature article from PaddleSports Business Magazine.
Standup paddling has taken parts of the country by storm, spurred by better equipment and high-profile practitioners, from pro surfers like Liard Hamilton to such buzz-generating starlets as Jennifer Aniston. Not to mention the fact that it’s a great workout and just plain fun. PSB consulted two major industry players for the lowdown on the sport’s history and direction-particularly in the Midwest, where it has yet to fully catch on. Bill Kueper, 42, vice president of Minnesota-based Wenonah Canoe & Current Designs Kayaks, provides voice for this next frontier, one rooted in the ’sit-down’ traditions of recreational river running and lake paddling, while Todd Bradley, 50, the co-founder of Hawaii’s C4 Waterman, has spent 25 years standup paddling and surfing at ground zero for the sport’s development.- Jeff Kinney
To view the actual article download getting-on-board-paddlesports-business
March 31st, 2009 by evan
I’ve been using these car rack pads from Tropical Blends Surf www.tropicalblendsurf.com and really like them.
Continue reading ‘Tropical Blends Rack Pads’
March 28th, 2009 by clarise
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 .
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.
Continue reading ‘Sandwich Island Composites 2nd Generation F16 by Mark Raaphorst’
March 25th, 2009 by clarise
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
2 74 JAMES MARTINDALE 1:50:49
3 75 HERBIE TITCOMB 1:52:41
For the complete race results see www.kanakaikaika.com
March 23rd, 2009 by evan
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…’
March 22nd, 2009 by evan
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.
Continue reading ‘Starboard 9′8″ x 30″ Tufskin SUP Board’
March 19th, 2009 by evan
…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.
Continue reading ‘Standup Journal publisher Clay Feeter hashes out the mag’s history and the future of SUP’
March 16th, 2009 by clarise
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 www.ryanlevinson.com
Continue reading ‘Meet C4 Waterman Ambassador Ryan Levinson’
March 13th, 2009 by evan
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.
Continue reading ‘SUP Surfing with Ekolu Kalama at Sunset Beach – Video’
March 10th, 2009 by clarise
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.
Continue reading ‘Sandwich Island Composites (S.I.C.) New F-18 by Mark Raaphorst’