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F-16 Stand Up Paddle Racing Board Second Impression with Video

F-16 Stand Up Paddle Racing Board

After riding the F-16 and the C4 prototype racing stand up paddle boards a while back I asked Todd Bradley if I could borrow the C4 boards while he went on his trip to Tahiti. Todd said that the boards were going to someone else while he was gone but I could borrow the F-16. Not a bad concession, huh? I picked up the board and finally got a chance to ride it.

The last session on the F-16 was in moderate winds and high chop. I had a hard time balancing and using the steering mechanism. I asked Jeff from Wet Feet if this was normal and he told me that it needed to be really windy to get the full effect of the F-16. On Thursday, October 25, I did a second downwind stand up paddle run with my friend Kekoa. He went on the Angulo 11′9″ and I went on Todd’s F-16. The F-16 is 16’ X 27 3/8” X 5 1/4” and the Angulo is 11′9″ X 31″ X 4.25″. Continue reading ‘F-16 Stand Up Paddle Racing Board Second Impression with Video’

Blane Chambers 10′ Production Stand Up Paddle Surfboard Video

Blane Chambers Production 10' Stand Up Paddle Surfboard

Check out the Blane Chambers 10′0″ production stand up paddle surfboard, which according to Tropical Blends is designed more for surfing but still paddles well. The board is very light as you can see from the video. The rocker is also pretty much emphasized, which makes the board loose and match the waves.
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Epic SUP Session

I try to limit describing my surf sessions as epic… in all, maybe a dozen sessions a year may even qualify as epic status. This year with work and travel, my epic sessions have been far and few. Well, yesterday definitely classifies as an epic SUP session. Continue reading ‘Epic SUP Session’

Stand Up Paddle Board Carrying Strap for C4 Waterman Stand Up Paddle Boards

Stand Up Paddle Board Carrying Strap for C4 Waterman Stand Up Paddle Boards

I found a new use for the 2 small leash plugs on the C4 Waterman stand up paddle surfboards. They were designed initially to have the velcro attach around a paddle and use as a handle but I need stronger velcro for when the wind picks up. I also don’t like carrying the board that way very much. Continue reading ‘Stand Up Paddle Board Carrying Strap for C4 Waterman Stand Up Paddle Boards’

Wild and Wooly

It’s summer somewhere in the world… oh yeh.. in New Zealand. Too bad for the kiwis they are all experiencing a winter revival. The last two weeks have seen a swath of winter type storms brewing in the SPAC producing some of the biggest south swells of the season – in Nov. Good for us in Hawaii. There is basically surf all over the island. Blane emailed to say the Northshore was firing the past couple of days. I went out in town this morning to find some pretty fat waves rolling through out in the Waikiki bay. A couple Standup Surfers trying to battle the ferocious winds. A pretty amazing change from the super oily glassy conditions we had on Sat. Hope you are finding time to get out and catch some! As a special treat before the holidays, my buddies at Tactics have extended a 15% discount to all Standup Paddle Surf readers for tons of quality surf, skate, and snow gear. Just click on the image below and make sure to use the code “Paddle” when you check out.

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Stand Up Paddle Surfing Girls Video

I found this cool video of some girls having fun while stand up paddle surfing. They look like beginners but are doing pretty well. I’m wondering where this was filmed so if anyone knows please post a comment.

Click here for the Stand Up Paddle Surfing Girls Video: Continue reading ‘Stand Up Paddle Surfing Girls Video’

FREE DVD with C4 Waterman Stand Up Paddle

C4 Waterman is giving away a free DVD of “Stand Up Paddle Surfing – Hawaiian Style Vol. 1″, a how-to video on stand up paddle surfing, for every purchase of a C4 Waterman Stand Up Paddle. Promo runs until December 15, 2007.

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Stand Up Paddle Surf Girl that Rips – Candice Appleby and her dad

Stand Up Paddle Surf Girl that Rips - Candice Appleby

Since I missed the stand up paddle surf division finals in the HASA surf contest at Queen’s Beach in Waikiki, Oahu, I paddled out past the break where I saw a bunch of stand up paddle surfers. It was a great day for first timers and it just brought back memories of my first attempt at stand up paddle surfing.

I’ve known Candice Appleby briefly since I see her surfing in Waikiki and at contests so I wasn’t surprised that she beat all the guys and took first place in the stand up paddle surf division of the contest. Candice won on a Blane Chambers production 10′ stand up paddle surf board from Tropical Blends Surf Hawaii and a C4 Waterman hybrid paddle with carbon blade and wood shaft (which she won at the Duke’s OceanFest contest in September). Continue reading ‘Stand Up Paddle Surf Girl that Rips – Candice Appleby and her dad’

Custom Brian Caldwell 9-4 Stand Up Paddle Surfboard Video

Custom Brian Caldwell Stand Up Paddle Surfboards at Wet Feet Hawaii

I visited Wet Feet and checked out the Brian Caldwell 9′4″ custom board — 27 inches wide and 3 ¾ thick. The board rides well on overhead waves and has a lot of interesting concaves and angles.

Doug explains more about the board on the video.

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Happy Birthday Wet Feet Hawaii

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HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY WET FEET HAWAIIGET IN ON THE SALE-ABRATIONS THIS WEEKEND IN THE AINA HAINA SHOPPING CENTER! Saturday Nov. 3rd, 10am to 6pm….refreshments and door prize giveaways.

Get a head start on Christmas shopping with Hawaii’s standup surfing specialists or treat yourself to one of the following promotions:

UNTIL CHRISTMAS Buy a standup board and paddle and get a free standup board bag.

Buy a C4 Paddle and get a free paddle bag and how to Standup DVD.

Checkout the new 10′ Surftech Laird Standups in Tufflite and Softop versions.

Buy one and get a free Surftech Laird paddle. Continue reading ‘Happy Birthday Wet Feet Hawaii’

New 9-2 Blane Chambers Paddle Surf Hawaii Stand Up Paddle Surfboard for the Wahine

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Had a great time this weekend dropping by Blane Chamber’s “office” at Paddle Surf Hawaii to check out a batch of new stand up paddle boards that arrived from San Diego. The trip was not just to talk story, but to pick up a new stand up paddle board for Hampig. She was super excited to finally be getting her own board after using hand me downs for a while. As always dropping by and talking to a shaper like Blane who is sooo stoked on stand up paddle surfing is a great learning experience. We talked about new shapes, ideas and we even got a lesson on how to put on deck padding. Continue reading ‘New 9-2 Blane Chambers Paddle Surf Hawaii Stand Up Paddle Surfboard for the Wahine’

Ed Angulo 11′9″ Stand Up Paddle Surfboard Review with Video

Ed Angulo 11'9 Stand Up Paddle Surfboard

I picked up an Angulo 11′9″ a week or so ago and wanted to test it as a big all around stand up paddle surfboard. Jim at Tropical Blends Surf did a super nice job of customizing the deck pads. You can see that there is a tail pad, deck pad and nose pad. This board went through a series of sessions to see what it could do. I would say it passed with flying colors.

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Buy and Sell Stand Up Paddle Gear at MyPaddleSurf.com

MyPaddleSurf.com

The team behind StandUpPaddleSurf.net recently launched its Classifieds site catering to the growing number of stand up paddle enthusiasts around the world. MyPaddleSurf.com connects stand up paddle surf buyers and sellers, providing them with a platform where they can exchange SUP-related goods and services.

The site adds to StandUpPaddleSurf.net’s growing service offering. SUPS.net aims to build a locus where SUP fans can gather information and exchange ideas about this relatively new water activity that is sweeping the world’s oceans.
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Ron House – stand up paddle surf board master shaper and personal shaper to Laird Hamilton – Video Part 2

Ron House - stand up paddle surf board master shaper and personal shaper to Laird Hamilton

Ron House gives a tour of his shaping factory in San Clemente, California, where he talks briefly about the beginnings of his career as a board shaper. This was at a time when short boards from Australia were of relatively new concept in the shores of California.

Ron also explains how he met Laird Hamilton and started shaping stand up paddle boards for him — all before the rise of stand up paddle surfing as a popular water sport. Continue reading ‘Ron House – stand up paddle surf board master shaper and personal shaper to Laird Hamilton – Video Part 2′

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Ron House – stand up paddle surf board master shaper and personal shaper to Laird Hamilton – Video Part 1

Ron House - stand up paddle surf board master shaper and personal shaper to Laird Hamilton

Ron House gives a tour of his shaping factory in San Clemente, California, where he talks briefly about the beginnings of his career as a board shaper. This was at a time when short boards from Australia were of relatively new concept in the shores of California.

Ron also explains how he met Laird Hamilton and started shaping stand up paddle boards for him — all before the rise of stand up paddle surfing as a popular water sport.

Continue reading ‘Ron House – stand up paddle surf board master shaper and personal shaper to Laird Hamilton – Video Part 1′

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