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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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Ekolu Kalama Waterview at Sunset Beach


I took this video last year with Ekolu Kalama in the water at Sunset Beach. When I shot this, we were facing away from the surf breaks and were safe in the channel. I asked Ekolu to give some tips on how to move from bigger waves to smaller waves and how to stay safe in the water. He shared his first experience with big waves at 25’ Hawaiian style, not knowing what to do, still trying to get his act together in the water. Luckily, for him the water was not crowded which gave him the chance to experiment on his moves.
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C4’s Greg Pavao Ripping Out with His New 9′8″ Sub-Vector at Makaha


Todd B sent this over from photographer Dana Edmunds. Dana was at Makaha shooting for a Maui Jim ad and could not resist to shoot some shots of C4 Waterman Ambassador, Greg Pavao ripping out in the lineup on his new custom 9′8″ Sub-Vector.
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Noah Shimabukuro Pics from 2008 SUP Contest in Puerto Escondido Mexico


A couple of days ago, Duke sent us these photos of professional surfer, Noah Shimabukuro in action at the Central Surf SUP Contest in Puerto Escondido Mexico. Riding a Takayama 10’3” Tuflite from Surftech, Noah bagged the grand prize in the first Central Surf SUP contest besting other contenders from Mexico, California, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. I know these pics were circulated a while back but they are still impressive.
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The Hammer and Robin Johnston SUP Surf at Cardiff Reef

Looks like The Hammer and Robin Johnston had some great SUP surf sessions at Cardiff Reef in San Diego, California a few weeks ago. It took freezing cold weather (for Hawaii people that’s anything under 70 degrees) to make The Hammer cover his muscles with a wetsuit. Thanks mother nature. lol.
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2009 Quicksilver Makahiki Stand Up Paddle/Canoe Surf Contest – with Video


Here are some photos sent by Darin Fujimori from the 2009 QuickSilver Makahiki Stand Up Paddle/Canoe Surf Contest. Photos show some of the highlights during the stand up and canoe surfing event at the Makaha Beach, with C4 Waterman and QuickSilver as sponsors.
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Hawaiian WaterSports Demo Day – Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at Kaimana Beach

Hawaiian WaterSports

Hawaiian WaterSports will host a free demo day at the Kaimana Beach Park in Honolulu this Saturday, February 21 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

There will be representatives, boards and paddles from C4 Waterman, Surftech, Southpoint, NSP, and Aquaglide, on hand. Interested participants should reserve a time slot by calling 808-262-5483.

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