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Pono Bill Big Board Test

Pono Bill Board Test

I don’t have any good excuse why this took so long to post. First off, a BIG Mahalo (Thank You) to Bill (Pono Bill), Diane, Bob (stoneaxe) and Sue for treating me like family. I had the best time and really enjoyed getting to know everyone. I hope I wasn’t too much of a hassle. I’m not a morning person and did my best.

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The Primo Stand Up Challenge

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Soljah Presents
The Primo Stand Up Challenge
A benefit for Malama Maunalua

Saturday, June 7th, 2008
From Hawaii Kai to The Elk’s Club

Hawaii Based Entrepeneur Purchases Boardworks

HONOLULU (May 12, 2008) — Mike Fox, one of the founders of Hawaii’s C4 Waterman, has announced the acquisition of Boardworks, a global surfboard distribution company located in Oceanside, California.

The business will remain in Oceanside and will be operated by Bob Rief. Rief’s career has included high-ranking positions with companies such as Nike, Reef, Sanuk, and C4 Waterman, making him a natural selection for the position. Phillip Rainey, Gretchen Gamble, and Robby Ellingson will remain with Boardworks in their current capacities.

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DaKine Paddle Bag

DaKine Paddle Bag

I got my hands on 2 DaKine paddle bags for stand up paddles. I’m glad DaKine came out with a padded travel bag because it was pretty hard to find a travel bag that offered enough protection to go through the airline baggage process for my Maui trip to Pono Bill’s board test.

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Stand Up Paddling Goes Mainstream on ESPN Magazine

This is a video featuring Olympic Skier Julia Mancuso and her stand up paddling.


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Tropical Blends Newsletter

Here’s the latest from Tropical Blends

Tropical Blends

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Moonlight Beach Paddle & Swim, May 17th Oceanside to Moonlight

Moonlight beach Paddle & Swim May 17th, 2008 Presented by Nixon
www.encinitasrace.com

Great downhill course
Everyone who enters will receive a t-shirt and pair of trunks from Honolua Surf in addition to other Sponsor Swag

Winners will receive a killer Tide Watch thanks to Nixon
Top three in each division to receive an Excel Rashguard

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Tropical Blends Newsletter

Here’s the latest from Tropical Blends

Tropical Blends

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Surftech Lairds in Action

Surftech Lairds in Action

Got a couple shots from Surftech of the new Laird sizes in action. Continue reading ‘Surftech Lairds in Action’

DaKine Waterman Hydration Pack

DaKine Waterman Hydration Pack

There’s been some talk about hydration bags for stand up paddling and especially for long cruises or downwind runs. There are a number of choices out there although this is the first one I found that is water sports specific.

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C4 Waterman Holoholo

C4 Waterman Holoholo

I finally got a chance to ride the C4 Waterman Holoholo. This is a stand up board that I saw on the floor months ago at the C4 HQ. The real board is very slick looking. Here’s what my initial impression is.

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Tropical Blends on Outdoor America TV Show

Check out this video of Tropical Blends team rider Candice Appleby on Outdoor America TV Show.


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Surftech Takayama Alii 10-7

Surftech Takayama Alii 10-7

I first got a chance to ride the Surftech Takayama 10’7” stand up board in Maui at Pono Bill’s board test. I think we were among the first people to ride it in the world which was nice. The first day I only had about 20 minutes on it in knee high surf so I couldn’t tell if it was good or not. It paddled fine and I did notice that from the nose I could control it on the wave better than I thought.

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C4 Waterman New Products


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2008 Hennessey’s Events

Here’s an update on the 2008 Hennessey’s Events:

Hennessey’s River Run
Friday, May 2nd from Laughlin to Needles, Nevada
Info and entry forms are posted on the Hennessey’s website or email
Hennesseysraces@aol.com.

http://www.hennesseyspaddleboarding.com/