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RANDOMS II Surf Movie Premiere by Robin Johnston and Ku Hoe

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Watch the RANDOMS II surf movie premiere of Robin Johnston and Ku Hoe on Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 8:00 pm at Jazzminds, 1161 Kapiolani.
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DaKine Hydration Pack 2.0

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I used my first DaKine Hydration Pack so much that I gave it to my brother and got a new one. The good news is that the new version has a few additions that were missing in the first version.
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Surftech features Surf SUP by Men’s Fitness Magazine

This article was originally published by Men’s Fitness Magazine in their May issue and featured by Surftech on their site.

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SUP Surfing Rapids

Todd B over at C4 Waterman showed us these videos of Charlie Mac SUP Surfing the Colorado rapids. Looks kinda dangerous…

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2009 Starboard SUP Stand Up Paddle Guide

Just got this in from Starboard’s North American Distributor.
Check out the 2009 line of SUP’s.

Download Product Guide pdf here:
2009 Starboard SUP Stand Up Paddle Guide

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Watermans’ Applied Science – Sunscreen for Water Athletes

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I normally shy away from the word ‘best’ when talking about products but I have to say it for Watermans’ Applied Science Sunscreen. I’ve been searching high and low for a sunscreen that doesn’t run in the water and won’t give me eye styes. This is a review of sunscreen designed for your face, not for the body. I normally wear a long sleeve sun protective shirt to block the UV rays from my torso.
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What’s SUP? A Surf Sport That Needs No Ocean

By Matt Kettmann / Santa Barbara
Monday, Jun. 08, 2009
This article was originally published by TIME.com

Stand-up paddle surfing may sound like a scene from a screwball comedy, but no one’s laughing in a sports and fitness industry that has hit the recession skids as hard as any other business.

SUP, as it’s called for short, looks exactly as it sounds: you stand on a large surfboard and propel yourself forward with a paddle. But, unlike traditional surfing, you don’t have to wait for the waves. In fact, SUP, which is wildly popular, can be done on lakes, rivers, pools or any sufficiently large body of water. “It’s completely blown up in the past five years and every spring it just blows up even more,” says Jim Brewer, 45, a painting contractor who, in October 2008 and in spite of everyone calling him nuts, opened Blueline Stand-Up Paddle Surf in Santa Barbara, Calif., the first fully dedicated SUP shop in the country. “We thought it was phasing out, but then we realized that it’s just beginning. It’s going mainstream.”
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Future Fins – Vector 3/2, 3/2/1, Scimitar and Gerry Lopez

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Since there hasn’t been any wind, I’ve been SUP surfing a lot more. I also just got some new Future Fins to play with and finally had some time to test them. If anyone has had success using these fins, please comment below because I’m still trying to figure out which ones work best for different conditions.
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Tropical Blends Surf Shop- video

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I visited the Tropical Blends Surf Shop at 907 South Queen Street here in Honolulu, Hawaii and took a look at surf heaven. In the last year, the store has more than doubled in size, largely due to the growing interest in stand up paddle gear.

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F-16 Version 2 in Action Video

Mark Raaphorst told me about a tripod camera system he was making to record his downwind sessions. Very nice job Mark. Check out the video of the F-16 Version 2 in action.


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DaKine SUP Accessories

Part of the reason that I love SUP is that I love gadgets and DaKine has some of the best gadgets around. I just got some DaKine tools and gear and wanted to show them here.

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Laird Hamilton Stand Up Paddle Surfing Hookipa Video

Rand over at www.standupzone.com posted this video done by www.pdmaui.com and I thought I’d repost it here since it’s a great video and Laird makes it look so darn easy.


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Starboard K15 SUP Board in Action-video

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I’ve been riding the Starboard K15 SUP board off and on and shot some video of it in action. First off, the K-15 is an interesting board. It’s not meant for surfing but it can actually surf small waves. The board has incredible glide, especially in flat water which makes it perfect for lakes and inland paddling. A while back I took it out to Old Man’s in Waikiki and caught swell. I’m saying swell because for the most part, the swell never broke into a wave. You’ll see what I’m talking about in the video I shot of Randy Lui-Kwan surfing it.
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Olukai Hoolaulea Race – Painful but Fun

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Mark Raaphorst from S.I.C. kept talking about the Olukai race that went on May 17 and 18, 2009 and it sounded like fun so I flew from Oahu to Maui to participate. I was excited because Maliko downwinders are legendary and I was ready for the action. Before the race weekend, I kept looking at the wind forecasts and got worried because the forecast was for a headwind and not the awesome 25+ mph tailwind that we see and hear about.
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Ultimate Fishing – Is SUP Next?

Randy Lui-Kwan sent me this crazy video of an alternative way to fish.


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