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Paddle Surf Hawaii 10′6″ Stand Up Paddle Board by Blane Chambers – The Sweetest Stand Up Paddle Surfboard You Can’t Get

Paddle Surf Hawaii 10'6

I’ve been bugging Blane Chambers for about a month now to come to his new shop and let me get a Paddle Surf Hawaii stand up paddle surfboard. My friend Carnet can’t stop talking about the one he’s riding and how he’s buying another new one for both him and his wife so I had to go see for myself. These boards are hard to get. There aren’t many in production and they go fast so I think Carnet has been waiting a while.

It’s a funny coincidence but Blane and I worked together almost a decade ago for a short period of time. It was nice reconnecting.

I called Blane last week because North Shore has been pumping and I wanted to surf it yesterday. I thought that I’d stop by his place on the way back in to town, after my stand up paddle surf session and see what he had in his new store. Continue reading ‘Paddle Surf Hawaii 10′6″ Stand Up Paddle Board by Blane Chambers – The Sweetest Stand Up Paddle Surfboard You Can’t Get’

Mastic Tape Stand Up Paddle Protector

Here’s an email and pictures from Beau in Washington and his “Mastic Tape Paddle Potector” that I thought I’d share with you guys:

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Video with Steve Boehne owner of Infinity Surf (Ku Ku Hoe) and master stand up paddle surfboard shaper

Infinity Surf Store

In my visit with Steve Boehne, master stand up paddle surf board shaper and owner of Infinity Surf and Ku Ku Hoe, Steve shared some very insightful tips on how to best choose a stand up paddle board and things to consider. Check out this video to hear Steve first hand.

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They’re Here – C4 Waterman 9′ Bat Tail stand up paddle surf board by Boardworks

C4 Waterman production 9' Bat Tail

I was at the C4 HQ last week and looked over and saw the new C4 production 9′ bat tail stand up paddle surf board sitting on a table outside as I was about to leave. I just had to show this on standuppaddlesurf.net so I took out my digital camera and shot some pictures and a short video of the board.

“We strive for a design that is shorter and doesn’t paddle with a lot of yaw. This board and the 9’6” paddle surprisingly fast for their size. And they don’t yaw and broach side to side when you paddle them as much as some other short boards… This is a fun board. That’s a great board for the guy who just wants to sit in the pocket and rip it up.” – Todd Bradley

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4 Year Old Toddler Stand Up Paddle Surfer

4 Year Old Toddler Stand Up Paddle Surfer

It’s never too early to start off the kids at stand up paddle surfing. I went to Waikiki Beach this past weekend to check out the stand up paddle surf division for the HASA surf contest. HASA said the heat would be at 1 pm and when I arrived at 10 am the final was already done. That gave me a lot of time to play in the ocean with my boys and I finally got my 4 year old on the stand up board.

My boy is pretty hesitant to try new things and he didn’t want to get on the stand up board but I eased him into it little by little. First he started sitting down and paddling. Then he was willing to go on his knees. Finally he stood up and paddled. The entire process took about 15 minutes. I shot a short video and added my brother’s music from www.hawaiiguitar.com. Continue reading ‘4 Year Old Toddler Stand Up Paddle Surfer’

First Stand Up Paddle Surf Contest

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What a beautiful day in Honolulu for a Stand Up Paddle Surf contest! My very first foray into a competitive surf environment. Small kine waves at Bowls for our 30 mins one heat final. Six of us out there and the best waves of the day! Nothing special, but enough to show off the grace and form of SUP surfers. I had a bunch of fun rides, lip hits, paddle tricks and noserides. When I got in the realities of surf contests hit me.. I had killer rides and would have placed somewhere in the top half, but what I didn’t know is that you get points deducted if you are on the same wave as other folks… the rule is usually first on their feet, but on a SUP you are already on your feet. So I did what I do with friends.. hop on together and if there’s room ride, if not pull out. Well.. that didn’t sit well with the judges and negative points I went. Oh well… there’s next time. It was all for fun anyways.

Photos courtesy of HawaiianWaterShots.com

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Joe Blair – stand up paddle surf board master shaper on boards for big boys – Video

Joe Blair

I met up with Joe Blair last week at Lego Land’s parking lot to check out the master shaper’s 9′9″ stand up paddle surf board. It was my last day in San Diego and there was no other way to meet up. I’m glad I did as the custom Blair stand up paddle board was worth checking out and Joe had some great stand up paddle info to share.

The board shown on video is designed for people 170 pounds and below. This custom Blair stand up board was made for a 130 lbs wahine (female). Continue reading ‘Joe Blair – stand up paddle surf board master shaper on boards for big boys – Video’

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Sup Music – CeU

Ok.. not exactly a Stand Up Surf post, but one that helps me ride the wave of life. I ran across this quote on a forum today:

Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but rather by the moments that take our breath away. Waiting for waves is alright, most People spend their Lives waiting for nothing.

CeU is a soundtrack I’ve been plugging in while working for a couple of weeks. Definitely worth the listen. You can get the CeU album at Amazon

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C4 WATERMAN Releases ‘Stand Up Paddle Surfing, Hawaiian Style, Volume 1: Basics to Intermediate’ DVD

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HONOLULU – (Friday, October 12, 2007) – C4 Waterman, the leaders in the stand-up paddle surfing market, have teamed up with Premiere Productions to produce Stand Up Paddle Surfing, Hawaiian Style, Volume 1: Basics to Intermediate.

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Stand Up Paddle Tip – What to do with the paddle when wiping out

I read a tip about what to do with the paddle when you wipe out and get dragged in the whitewash. Stand up paddle surf boards are BIG so when you fall in big surf you get dragged like a rag doll. There’s a way to make your paddle an asset instead of a liability in a wipe out.

Here’s the tip:

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A Beach Boys-inspired Business

By Linda Dela Cruz
Wednesday – October 10, 2007

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C4 Waterman founders (from left) Todd Bradley, Mike Fox and Brian Keaulana

A pastime of the famous Waikiki Beach Boys has been revived for the 21st century. Back in the 1960s when the Beach Boys wanted to take pictures of tourists, they created a smarter way to accomplish their goal. They stood up on the surfboard and used a paddle to help them navigate. A renaissance in the sport started when some of today’s surfers began using the paddles in surfing to intensify their training.

A trio of ocean sports competitors – Brian Keaulana, Todd Bradley and Mike Fox – formed the company C4Waterman this past January to create special products for stand-up paddling as they watched the popularity of the sport increase. Continue reading ‘A Beach Boys-inspired Business’

Infinity Surf Shop – Dana Point, California – An adult candy store for stand up paddlers

Infinity Surf Store

I got a chance to visit the Infinity Surf Shop in Dana Point, California last week. I was excited because I had been there once before in 2000. That’s when I was into surf kayaks and Steve Boehne makes a really cool sit on top wave ski.
I actually went surfing with Steve and his crew at San Onofre, California during that visit and absolutely froze my butt off. This visit was different. It was mainly to see what he had for his line of Ku Ku Hoe stand up paddle boards and paddles.

I shot a short video so you can see what they had in the store. I was there for about an hour and every person I noticed come in the store was looking at the stand up paddle boards. I didn’t see anyone browsing the regular surfboards and I think a couple Infinity stand up boards were sold during my visit. Continue reading ‘Infinity Surf Shop – Dana Point, California – An adult candy store for stand up paddlers’

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Standup Surf Tip – Cheap Paddle Protector

As part of our continuing SUPtips series here is a method that can be used for protecting both the rails of a stand up paddle board and the paddle. It is a 1” wide rubber mastic tape that can be purchased at any home improvement or hardware store. Pretty inexpensive way to protect your board and paddle.

It works best to apply with 2 people. Start at the shaft/ blade joint. Cross the joint and wrap ¾ away around the blade, then flip and wrap the rest of the way up and across the joint again. Then wrap a collar around the ends to keep them in place. Press the tape flat and try to keep air bubbles out. This material works really well and is especially important when boards are used in demo, rentals, or when someone is learning on your brand new board. Attached are a few pics of a paddle we applied it to and the box the tape was in.

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First Impressions of the F-16 distance stand up paddle board and C4 14′ and 12′ distance stand up paddle boards

It was great to get in the water this afternoon/evening after being land locked in California for a week. My friend called me last week and told me to call his buddy who would let me use his board to stand up paddle surf in California. I told him that I didn’t go to California to stand up paddle surf, I was there for other reasons. It’s too cold for my Hawaii warm blood. If I need a wetsuit, forget it. Continue reading ‘First Impressions of the F-16 distance stand up paddle board and C4 14′ and 12′ distance stand up paddle boards’

Landshark Surf Contest and 3 hour tour

I’ve had enough of not paddling. This weekend was just hectic moving in to my new Northshore pad and cleaning things… always cleaning. I met up with my buddy Mark and we went for a long downwind standup paddle and surf tour. We started at Kaimana beach and ended up down at Fly’s. It was a marvelous way to spend three hours. Paddling, surfing, paddling and then surfing some more. Pretty small kine waves out today.. but enough to have fun. Caught some at every break we passed, but a couple to remember at Three’s, in-betweens and out Ewa side of Concessions. All in all a good way to get in some practice for the Landshark Surf Contest.

Ok.. so what is the Landshark? It is a surf contest this Saturday at Bowls for lawyers, spouses of lawyers and significant others of lawyers. That pretty much covers everyone right? I mean if you have ever hired a lawyer, then you really are their significant other. There is a Stand Up Paddle Surf division for men and women. Anyways I am posting the sign up form. It is due by Oct 10th. See you out there!

2007 Landshark Surf Contest Form