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Archive Page 48
March 1st, 2009 by evan
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.
Continue reading ‘Ekolu Kalama Waterview at Sunset Beach’
February 27th, 2009 by clarise
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.
Continue reading ‘C4’s Greg Pavao Ripping Out with His New 9′8″ Sub-Vector at Makaha’
February 26th, 2009 by evan
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.
Continue reading ‘Noah Shimabukuro Pics from 2008 SUP Contest in Puerto Escondido Mexico’
February 23rd, 2009 by evan
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.
Continue reading ‘The Hammer and Robin Johnston SUP Surf at Cardiff Reef’
February 21st, 2009 by clarise
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.
Continue reading ‘2009 Quicksilver Makahiki Stand Up Paddle/Canoe Surf Contest – with Video’
February 20th, 2009 by clarise
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.
February 20th, 2009 by clarise
SUPAH Distance Paddling Clinics
Presented by the Stand Up Paddle Association of Hawaii (SUPAH)
an independent non profit organization whose mission is to promote SUP distance paddling, SUP etiquette, and SUP community service events.
Continue reading ‘SUPAH Distance Paddling Clinics – 2nd Session, Saturday, 2-21-2009′
February 18th, 2009 by clarise
Tropical Blends’ Team rider, Candice Appleby gives us a glimpse of her new proto-type high performance model by shaper, Shane Reuber. Candice shows us the stage 1 of the shaping process with this video clip that she personally took.
Continue reading ‘Candice Appleby with Her New Tropical Blends Pro-Model Prototype SUP Board – Video’
February 15th, 2009 by evan
I was talking with Duke over at Surftech to see what was new, who was getting into SUP, etc and found out that NFL star Junior Seau is now pretty stoked on stand up paddle surfing. From the pictures it looks like he’s all by himself but then again, who would drop in on Junior Seau?
Continue reading ‘NFL Star Junior Seau SUP Surfing on Surftech SUP Stand Up Paddle Board’
February 12th, 2009 by clarise
Can you believe this is a new quiver…for one person? This was sent to us from Ted Rutherford and Todd Bradley over at C4 Waterman:
Continue reading ‘Ultimate C4 Waterman SUP Stand Up Board Quiver’
February 9th, 2009 by evan
I filmed 2 separate videos with Ekolu Kalama showing me his Starboard 9’0”x30” Superfish SUP board. The first video is a short one shot in the parking area of Sunset Beach. He rode this board as a quad that session. Ekolu’s been riding the 9’0” Starboard Superfish especially when he’s out in the water catching waves be it Teahupoo or Pipeline. Watch this short clip as Ekolu gets ready for a session at Sunset Beach, Hawaii.
Continue reading ‘Ekolu Kalama’s Starboard 9-0 Superfish SUP Board’
February 8th, 2009 by evan
Ekolu Kalama sent over this video he just made from some sick footage of him SUP surfing in huge Puetro Escondido waves. The barrels are huge and they don’t call Puerto Escondido the Mexican Pipeline for nothing. Ekolu is definitely living life to the fullest.
(click thumbnail to launch video)
February 6th, 2009 by evan
After riding Ray Shiraishi’s F-14 in epic downwind conditions a few weeks back I couldn’t get it out of my mind. I told Ray that his F-14 (w/out rudder) would be perfect with a rudder. Last week I called Mark Raaphorst at Sandwich Island Composites (S.I.C.) to ask how long it would take to shape an F-14 and see what was new. I got lucky as it turned out another customer had ordered an F-14 carbon molded model SUP and didn’t like the color so I ordered it. I got it yesterday. Continue reading ‘Sandwich Island Composites (S.I.C.) F-14 by Mark Raaphorst – Video’
February 5th, 2009 by evan
Werner Paddles recently unveiled new innovations in its Stand Up Paddle range at the Surf Expo Trade Show in Orlando Florida. The Werner Nitro is a smaller, Performance Core, carbon paddle and the new Adjustable 3-piece shaft which can be found on all of the SUP models.
I’ve been using the prototype Werner Nitro SUP paddle for a number of months and absolutely love it. I’ve been cutting the width of other paddles down to get to the feel I like and this one is light years ahead of my ‘hack jobs’. It’s interesting that with such a narrow blade I still get enough propulsion and it’s very easy on my joints and shoulders. I’ll do a more thorough review on this paddle later.
Continue reading ‘Werner Paddles releases The Nitro SUP Stand Up Paddle’
February 3rd, 2009 by clarise
No SUP for me today. Where was I? Having a baby. Welcome Kyndra Lyn Setsuko Leong, born today at 2:37 pm and weighing in at 7.1 lbs.
Meet my Kyndra Lyn Setsuko Leong