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November 12th, 2008 by evan
I changed in my Xcel booties a while back for these 5 finger ones by Vibram. I did it because the sole is thicker and gives more protection against sea urchins and sharp rocks. The razor cuts in the sole also give excellent grip. Now that I’m used to the 5 toe feeling, other booties feels uncomfortable. They feel like putting a sock on your hand versus a glove. Continue reading ‘Five Finger Bootie by Vibram’
November 11th, 2008 by evan
In this next video, Todd explains the proper design of a stand up paddle in more detail. The bottom line is, a paddle should have the right shape, blade angle and surface design to get maximum efficiency.
Continue reading ‘Todd Bradley – SUP Paddles and Downwind Tips Part 2′
November 10th, 2008 by evan
I’d almost rather get cut on the reef and get reef rash than have ‘Wana’ sea urchin stingers in my foot. I was surfing out at Kaiser’s a while back although I never go there normally. I went to meet a friend staying at the Hilton to let him try my stand up board but it was windy and choppy and he got frustrated. Since I was there, I decided to go surf at Kaiser’s. Continue reading ‘Urchin Toe’
November 9th, 2008 by admin
By Stuart Murray
Inoke Tuhukava and Stuart Murray will attempt what has never been tried before. To complete the 111km overnight ultra-marathon paddle down the Hawkesbury River on November 1-2 2008. Although this is an established paddle race called the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic this is the first time Stand Up Paddlers have applied to be a part of the race which raises funds for the Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation.
Continue reading ‘GROUNDBREAKING ULTRA-MARATHON STAND UP PADDLE FOR CHARITY’
November 8th, 2008 by evan
This was sent in by Erik who works with Starboard. I got a chance to spend some time with him on a recent trip to Thailand and have to say that he is a great guy. Very humble and gracious. I was supposed to go with them on this journey but ran out of time. Looks like I missed out. Here’s what he had to say on what looked like an awesome SUP session in Thailand.
I have been visiting Bangkok for about 3 weeks now, and together with locals I have explored the city and the surrounding areas. Back home in Norway, i just started SUP this summer and every time I went out in the ocean, boats approached and wanted to “save” me.
Continue reading ‘SUP in Thailand Floating Market’
November 6th, 2008 by evan
Tommy Chorman from www.freedomridingco.com sent this to me and I had to post it up. After watching this I know that I have no excuses not to get out in the water.
(click thumbnail to launch video)
November 5th, 2008 by evan
Todd talks about the importance of paddle design and the differences between SUP and other paddle sports. It’s all about efficiency in the water and doing it with the right paddles as Todd explains. He also shares paddling techniques and tips on choosing the right gear.
Continue reading ‘Todd Bradley – SUP Paddles and Downwind Tips Part 1′
November 3rd, 2008 by evan
I think that a quiver of downwind boards is going to be preferable…at least for me and my lack of endurance and paddling skills. I just finished the Coast Guard race this morning which was basically just paddling. There was no wind except for maybe 2 gusts I felt but still under 10 mph. I caught a couple good runners but that was about it for me. Continue reading ‘Thoughts on Downwind SUP Stand Up Boards’
November 2nd, 2008 by evan
I didn’t get any good video shots of the Duke’s Race but shot this short clip before it started so people can see what others were using. I should have gone around more and waited a while because the amount of boards and people were impressive. Continue reading ‘Duke’s Oceanfest SUP Stand UP Race 2008′
November 1st, 2008 by evan
I know we’ve all see the “Keep Country Country” bumper stickers. I just saw this the other day on a car and had to take a picture of it and post it.
October 31st, 2008 by evan
Just got off the phone with Tad Tucker who is organizing this race. He’s a reserve in the Coast Guard and a cool guy. This can change on race day but here’s what I got for now: Continue reading ‘Update – U.S. Coast Guard SUP Stand Up Race MALAMA KA MEA HO`OPAKELE’
October 30th, 2008 by evan
Here’s a video of Carissa and Tishya trying out stand up paddle surfing at Ala Moana. Carissa is Kekoa’s sister and Tishya is my sister. They are both non water people and were just visiting from Los Angeles. Continue reading ‘First Time SUP Stand Up – Carissa and Tishya at Ala Moana’
October 29th, 2008 by admin
Join us as we say “Thank You” to the rescuers who risk their lives to be there when they’re needed.
Show your support by racing Sunday November 2, 2008 8:00 am
Continue reading ‘MALAMA KA MEA HO`OPAKELE CANOE REGATTA, NOVEMBER 2′
October 29th, 2008 by admin
Local surfers were left awestruck this week when Hawaiian surfing legend Dave Parmenter made a long-awaited return to the resort since 1980s.
The pioneer waterman, who introduced stand up paddle boarding to the US, spent ten days in the resort paddle surfing some of the beaches he used to compete on during his long competitive career.
Local stand up paddle board champ Adam Zervas, who accompanied the legend during his visit, said: “Dave is a very respected surfer and board shaper and pioneer in the US in setting up paddle boarding.”
Continue reading ‘Dave Parmenter in UK News’
October 27th, 2008 by evan
I saw Sam and his Vortice SP 14 footer at the Duke’s Race a while back. Here he is to show us his creation that was shaped by Dave Parmenter and glassed by Sam Pa’e.
Continue reading ‘Sam Pa’e C4 Waterman Vortice SP’