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Update – My First SUP Experience in the Kaiwi Channel

Tommy Chorman from Freedom Riding Co. made this video of the SUP session in the Kaiwi Channel from a while back. I’m in the yellow long sleeve shirt and red hat and on the green F-15 SUP. Kainoa is also on the green F-15 and has no shirt. I think he may be allergic to shirts because I never see him wear one. Just kidding “Hammer”. He also told me to stop calling him “Hammer”. Continue reading ‘Update – My First SUP Experience in the Kaiwi Channel’

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Saturday November 22, 2008 PA’A Race and Food Drive

Start: Nov 22 2008 – 8:00am
End: Nov 22 2008 – 9:00am
Timezone: ETC/GMT-10
Website: http://paahawaii.com/

Event Description:
The Holidays are around the corner and PA’A is getting ready for our upcoming racing season.
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Todd Bradley Unveils the New C4 Waterman XPR Racing SUP Paddle

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I’ve been using the prototype XPR racing stand up paddle for the past few months but had to keep it hush hush until now. I first took it out in a great south shore swell at Publics and fell in love with it. It felt like I got 10 to 20% more power than the C4 Pohaku 8.5″ without the extra strain that normally brings. It’s really smooth with the entry and exit and is very light. Todd can explain the fine points way better than I can so check out this video I shot of him explaining the 3 stage C4 XPR SUP paddle.
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Surftech Stand Up Paddles

Surftech New Paddles

Here’s a short clip of the new Surftech carbon fiber paddles shot during their grand opening.
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Wet Feet Hawaii Party

Wet Feet Hawaii Party

Wet Feet Hawaii had a fun party to celebrate their expansion for their store…more proof that stand up is here to stay.  I’m not sure if it’s double the size but they took over the space next door and did a pretty quick build out.
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Kevin Seid shows Everpaddle Bamboo and Carbon Fiber Stand Up Paddle – Video Interview

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I shot this video of Kevin Seid from Everpaddle at the Wet Feet Hawaii expansion party. I got a chance to try this for a couple waves out at Puena Point. It’s really light weight and the look and feel is very cool. I’m waiting to see what they come out with in smaller blade sizes since that’s my preference.
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Surftech Hawaii Grand Opening

Surftech Grand Opening

Surftech had the grand opening for their retail location on Queen Street a while back and for some reason it got buried in a list of posts.  They had a first class party with awesome food, music, drinks and industry heavies.
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Killer Shark Devours Turtle in Hawaii Kai Waters

Killer Shark Devours Turtle in Hawaii Kai Waters

I got an email from my friend Marshall Wells tonight with these pics and a question.

“Is this why they call the surf break ‘Turtles’?”
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Beware of the Reef

My friend Erik Berglihn from Starboard sent me this picture from a previous trip to Pattaya, Thailand to windsurf and SUP. He stepped on coral and I think a sea urchin and had to go to a Thailand hospital which is a whole story in itself. Check out the meds needed to make sure he didn’t get an infection.

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U.S. Coast Guard MALAMA KA MEA HO`OPAKELE – Race Results

Here are the results for the Stand Up division of the U.S. Coast Guard MALAMA KA MEA HO`OPAKELE CANOE REGATTA held last Nov. 2, 2008 courtesy of Tad Tucker and Y2Kanu.
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Five Finger Bootie by Vibram

Five Finger Bootie by Vibram

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’

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Todd Bradley – SUP Paddles and Downwind Tips Part 2

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.
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Urchin Toe

Urchin Toe

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’

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GROUNDBREAKING ULTRA-MARATHON STAND UP PADDLE FOR CHARITY

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.
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SUP in Thailand Floating Market

SUP in Thailand Floating Market

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.
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