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Outdoor Retailer Expo – Surftech Gear

Sander from Surftech sent over these pics from the Outdoor Retailer Expo and demo day. I spoke with Joe Bark the other day and he was thrilled at the response from everyone. All in all, I hear it was a lot of fun and more proof that stand up paddling is here to stay. I wish I was there to try all the new stuff.
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Surf n Sea Demo Day Video – Part 1

Check out this video I took of the recent Surf n Sea demo day. The event was a huge success. A lot of people came and got to try out several boards from C4 Waterman, Surftech and Southpoint.

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Surftech SUP Gauntlet Video

This is a pretty funny event. What’s up with the kayak paddles?

The Surftech SUP gauntlet, the 4th stage of Transworlds Cali Rally is definitely a historic event. Ironically both something stand up paddle aficionado’s and haters alike should be able to appreciate!

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Brian Keaulana and Bonga Perkins Spin Challenge

Cool video of Bonga Perkins and Brian Keaulana doing a spin challenge and having fun. Brian’s been practicing and uses a non-traditional method. It was pretty amusing to watch.

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Black Marks on the Rail Removal

Check out this quick video I shot on how to remove the black scuff marks on the rails of a stand up paddle board.

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Sam Pa’e 7-10 Stand Up Paddle Board

Sam Pa'e 7-10 Stand Up Paddle Board

I met Sam Pa’e at the Surf N Sea Demo Day and got a chance to check out his tiny stand up paddle board. I think he’s taken this in double and maybe triple overhead waves. As you will see, Sam’s not a small guy so it’s pretty unreal that he can ride this board. I tried and managed to paddle it although I spent a lot of time on my knees.

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Need Some Motivation?

I was debating whether to exercise the other day because I was tired and out of the blue a friend of mine showed me these videos. After watching these videos I can definitely see the true meaning of motivated. It would be pretty awesome to see what they can do with some stand up boards.

Here’s the background on Team Hoyt:

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Downwind Insight 8-5-08

I was waiting for the south swell that didn’t show up today.  Since I’ve been having fun doing downwinders and making decent improvements my new personal rule of thumb is that if the waves are less than chest high and the wind is 10 mph+ then I’ll do my best to go on a downwinder.  It’s more stimulating for me.  The wind started blazing today in the morning so I got together my buddy Luis who rode a Joe Bark lie down paddle board demo from Surftech and Kainoa Beaupre who rode the 14′ yellow Ted Spencer that I kept falling off of a few weeks back.  Incidentally, Kainoa paddled that board in the Molokai race (unofficially bc he missed the application deadline) under 7 hours.  That goes to show how it’s the rider more than the board (although the board definitely makes a difference). Continue reading ‘Downwind Insight 8-5-08′

Spring Break

Spring Break 2008

I’m pretty late on a lot of posts and this is no exception. Spring break in March was a blast. We got in a week in Haleiwa on the North Shore of Oahu. Joe Blair was on island at the same time.

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International Surfing Assoc SUP rules 7-10-08

This was emailed to me today.

SUP section 14 7 08 rulebook08 update.doc

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Joe Blair Stand Up Board Touch Up Tips

Here’s a short video clip of Joe Blair helping me touch up my board. The part with the spray paint is from a repair needed from hitting the reef and busting out my fin box. I got the board fixed but didn’t get any color at their suggestion. Needless to say, it looked ugly on the bottom.

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Tropical Blends Newsletter 31 July 2008

Hello Everyone,

Big thanks to Candice and friends, and everyone who participated in our demo day last Sunday. If you didn’t get a chance to try out a particular board or wasn’t able to make it, please contact us so we can set something up.


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Super Choppy Conditions at Mokuleia on Oahu North Shore

Super Choppy Conditions at Mokuleia on Oahu North Shore

This is a quick video I shot while sitting on my board at Mokuleia late 2007. I couldn’t even stand up and paddle it was so choppy so I shot it so people can see how rough the water gets in Hawaii.

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Downwinder Insights

I’ve been doing a lot of downwind runs in the past 3 weeks.  I just did the Hawaii Kai to Kaimana Beach (9 miles?) today.  I finally did it under 2 hours and maybe that’s because I didn’t sit down as much as I normally do.  Yes, I’m the lazy paddler and I realize that time is still slow. Continue reading ‘Downwinder Insights’

Stand Up in Maui

Mark Jackson Ho’okipa

Mark Jackson from the island of Maui sent over these pics for big Ho’okipa and his collection of gear. I think he also paddled the Molokai race and may give us an update.

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