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Laird Hamilton’s New Book ‘Force of Nature’

This article originally appeared in KGMB9.com – http://kgmb9.com/main/content/view/12330/108/

Written by Sunrise on KGMB9 – sunrise@kgmb9.com

When he was 10 years old his stepfather took him to Waimea Falls. They climbed a cliff 60 feet up above the water and when his stepfather turned his head he jumped! You could say superstar surfer Laird Hamilton has always had an adventurous spirit. Today he joins us for a little less-dangerous chit-chat.


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For more information on Laird’s new book, check out his website: www.lairdhamilton.com

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Dennis Pang 12-6 SUP Racing Board

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Here are some pictures I took of the Dennis Pang 12’6” race board which was made for Candice Appleby. I had to finish up and demo this board quickly so I could hand the board over to Reid Inouye from Heavy Water Magazine, who ended up buying it. I found out from Dennis that Reid’s 15′ race board is almost ready and the 17′6″ race board (Guy Pere’s one) is being prepped for demo.
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C4 Waterman Sub Vector 9-3 SUP with Todd Bradley – Video

C4 Waterman Sub Vector 9-3

Here’s a video interview of Todd Bradley introducing the latest from C4 Waterman, the 9′3″ Sub – Vector, shaped by Dave Parmenter and Brian Kelana. Todd demos here their current short board offering for stand up paddle surfing which he said took most of its features from Dave’s original board design called “stub vector”. It’s interesting to know that this short board can actually take on big guys of up to 240 lbs.
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SUP at Toes with Kainoa and Sonny

Here are some pictures and a short video clip from a SUP session from a while ago at Toes in Aina Haina. Kainoa B and crew were helping out some AccesSurf friends and teaching a few others how to SUP.

Sonny teaching a friend how to SUP for the first time

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My SUP experience at Bung Taco Cable Park in Bangkok Thailand

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Here’s the continuation of my Starboard SUP experience in Bangkok, Thailand. I was absolutely impressed with the R&D process at Starboard HQ. They can take any prototype on a test ride in the Bung (Lake) Taco cable park which is right next to the offices. I saw a couple of guys doing some test runs with cable wakeboarding /cable ski. Continue reading ‘My SUP experience at Bung Taco Cable Park in Bangkok Thailand’

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Joe Blair 12-6 – Interview

Joe Blair 12-6 SUP Racing Board

In follow up to my previous post, I was able to hook up with Joe Blair for an interview on his all new 12’6″ race board. He shared his philosophies on why the board works, why it’s so different than others and all in the normal Blair style. Check out the interview and hear more of his thoughts.
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Clear Channel Island 98.5 Enter to Win!

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Those lucky enough to live in the islands have a chance to Win A Free C4 Board & Paddle courtesy of C4 Waterman, Boardworks Hawaii and Clear Channel Communications by entering at any of eight premier SUP shops: Blue Planet, Wet Feet, Hawaiian South Shore, Surf ‘N Sea, Hawaiian Watersports, Surf Garage, and Kimo’s Surf Hut.
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Jimmy Lewis SUP Stand Up Boards Interview- Video part 2

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Here’s part 2 of the video I shot at the Wet Feet expansion party. He goes a little more into his line of SUP boards and how his experience with windsurfing, kiteboards and surfboards influence his designs. Jimmy actually doesn’t ride some of the shapes before he sends them off to get molded. I questioned why he doesn’t ride his race board and he said that the best tow-in surfboard shapers don’t tow-in but can make great boards. I’ve found that the SUP shapers that SUP a lot seem to normally be on the leading edge in design but it’s an interesting perspective. Watch this video to see what Jimmy Lewis has to say about his SUP’s.
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Windsurfing the Starboard Super 12-6 SUP at Lake Bung Taco in Bangkok Thailand

Windsurfing the Starboard Super 12-6 SUP at Lake Bung Taco in Bangkok Thailand

During my visit to Starboard headquarters Svein thought it would be a good idea for me to try and windsurf.  I was excited but a bit reluctant.  First off, there was no wind.  Second, I have no windsurfing experience.  He asked the resident pro instructor, Duncan to teach me so I decided to give it a shot.  I was surprised that Duncan could even get the Super 12′6″ SUP to move in the sub 5 mph winds. Continue reading ‘Windsurfing the Starboard Super 12-6 SUP at Lake Bung Taco in Bangkok Thailand’

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Standing up for fitness

This article was originally published on Star Bulletin: http://www.starbulletin.com/news/20081201_standing_up_for_fitness.html

By Rosemarie Bernardo – Star Bulletin

Surfing, move over. You’ve got some competition from another water sport.

The quest for fitness is driving the new worldwide popularity of stand-up paddling, enthusiasts and equipment retailers say.
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Jimmy Lewis SUP Stand Up Boards Interview – Video part 1

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I ran into Jimmy Lewis at the Wet Feet expansion party a while back. I had my camera there and got this short video Q&A w/ him regarding his line of SUPs. Jimmy showed me his board models: the wave, the distance board and his “all-around” model. He shares how his 40 years of shaping boards has become his classic trademark in SUP…40 years, yikes…that’s longer than I’ve been alive. His secret to success is simple: make boards that are easy and fun to ride. Jimmy openly admits not having much interest in distance paddling but is stoked on his all-around boards.
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Joe Blair 12-6 SUP Racing Board – Preview and Video

Joe Blair 12-6 SUP Racing Board

After a long wait, I finally got my Joe Blair 12′6″ SUP race board. It’s way different than any of the other racing stand up boards that I’ve ridden or even seen. Actually, the closest one to this would probably be the Jimmy Lewis 12′6″. But the Jimmy Lewis 12′6″ is much thicker, the rails are different and the outline is different. Some of the other ones almost have a kayak type look, or paddleboard type look and feel. But to me, this one to me has more of a surfboard feel.
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My Visit to Starboard Headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand

My Visit to Starboard Headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand

I had the best time visiting Svein Rasmussen and crew at the Starboard Headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand. I was able to shoot a number of pictures and video and this is the first installment of my visit. In October, I had to go to the Philippines to handle some work meetings and another project that I’m working on but on the weekend I didn’t have anything planned. I ended up getting in touch with the Starboard crew and Svein, who owns Starboard and we started tossing around the idea of maybe flying over Thailand during the weekend. That’s what I ended up doing. Actually I was kinda scared a bit because after I already bought my tickets and was ready to go, a friend of mine who had just joined the U.S. National Guard told me that this is the most dangerous time for American tourists to travel to Thailand.
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Morgan Hoesterey: Female Stand Up Solo Unlimited Division of Quiksilver Edition Molokai Race

Morgan Hoesterey at the Molokai SUP Race

After finishing 4th at the recently concluded Molokai Paddleboard race, I had a chance to talk to Morgan Hoesterey, the only female paddler for the SUP solo unlimited division. Morgan said that her stint in this race was just to step up to the challenge; she never expected anything from it. Continue reading ‘Morgan Hoesterey: Female Stand Up Solo Unlimited Division of Quiksilver Edition Molokai Race’

 
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What is Pre-Preg in a Carbon SUP Paddle?

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This is the 2nd part of the interview I did with Todd Bradley on the C4 Waterman XPR. I‘ve been hearing about pre-preg lately and wanted to know what it was so I asked Todd what exactly is a pre-preg carbon shaft? Pre-preg, which is short for pre-impregnated, as Todd explains, is a actually a process by which carbon fiber cloth is mixed with the exact ratio of adhesive and other materials needed for the optimum strength and weight proportion of the paddle. So, if you’re still wondering why pre-preg shafts look a lot sturdier? Watch this video and learn more from Todd.
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