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Stand Up Paddle Surf Instructional Video


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Ran across this pretty cool instructional video on Stand Up Surf. Very well done.

California stand up paddle surf pioneers Steve Boehne (Infinity Surf) and Ron House (Laird Hamilton’s shaper)

I’m currently dry because I’m on a California trip but I did get a chance to stop in and visit Steve Boehne at Infinity Surf in Dana Point and Ron House in San Clemente. Both run unique operations and it was very interesting to see the similarities and differences in their design and direction. Steve developed the odd shaped otter blade stand up paddle. His perspective is very different from Todd’s at C4 and you’ll see why. Continue reading ‘California stand up paddle surf pioneers Steve Boehne (Infinity Surf) and Ron House (Laird Hamilton’s shaper)’

Must get stand up paddle surf

Winds howling, high tide, not much swell… but I had to get some stand up paddle surf today. I have had nothing else on my mind since meeting up with Blane Chambers this weekend. I was up on the North Shore of Oahu running some errands and was able to drop by Wahiawa on my way back into town. Rachel and I drove to his shop and walked into what could be considered a modern art gallery. Super clean and spacious (for Hawaii standards) with all sorts of boards in the racks. It was easy to see that the shop capacity is much more than what’s on hand today. Continue reading ‘Must get stand up paddle surf’

FREE stand up paddle bag from C4 Waterman

Say thanks to Todd Bradley over at C4 Waterman for offering our friends at StandUpPaddleSurf.net a FREE Stand Up Paddle Bag with any paddle order. Just call Kellie at C4 Waterman at 808-739-2837 and tell her that Evan at StandUpPaddleSurf.net sent you and place your order. It’s that easy.

Duke’s OceanFest 2007

By Todd Bradley of C4 Waterman

With arms outspread in a gesture of welcome to all, the larger-than-life bronze statue of Duke Kahanamoku on the shores of Waikiki Beach delineates where the pavement ends and the ocean that Duke loved so much, and mastered so well, begins. The annual Duke’s OceanFest celebration recently brought together surfers and surf enthusiasts from around the world to enjoy the many forms of surfing that Duke loved to savor at Waikiki. If the “father of surfing” were still around, he would have been honored to see his beloved sport and all its offshoots being practiced and enjoyed by so many.

Stand up paddle surfing behind a boat and in white water rapids video

I found this video surfing youtube. I guess you can stand up paddle surf behind a boat. I kinda want to try this behind a jet ski but i doubt the wave will be big enough.
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Stand up paddle grip review

I just put on the C4 grip on my stand up paddle. My paddle is 78″ long and the blade is 8.5″. I have another one that’s 80″ long which I use for downwind paddles and when I let my friends use my other boards. I think I installed it wrong but it still works. I don’t know if I like the grip diameter being so big but it does make the paddle easier on my hands and add a lot of extra grip. I like that it’s a bright color which makes it easy to spot in the water if I drop it. The downside is that when it gets dirty it looks really dirty.

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icon for podpress  C4 stand up paddle grip [0:25m]: Download
icon for podpress  C4 stand up paddle grip [0:25m]: Download

Save your rails on your stand up paddle surfboard with video

When I first started stand up paddle surfing I would hit the rails of the stand up board A LOT. I still hit it and have even taken chunks out of the rails. The carbon fiber stand up paddles are strong and easily dent and ding the epoxy boards. My friend’s board looks like a shark ate the rail. It is wasted almost the entire length of the rail. I gotta get a picture to post but I don’t think he’ll like that.

The first solution was to tape up the edge of the stand up paddle with electric tape. That works reasonably well but a hard hit and the gel coat comes off the rail. Then I tried ‘rim rubber’ which is made for kayak paddles. It looks like door jam material and you use Aqua Seal glue to make it stick. It looks and works great on kayak paddles because they are relatively flat on the blade. Continue reading ‘Save your rails on your stand up paddle surfboard with video’

icon for podpress  Save your rails on your stand up paddle surfboard [1:54m]: Download
icon for podpress  Save your rails on your stand up paddle surfboard [1:54m]: Download

Stand up paddle surf Dreaming

Been dreaming of stand up paddle surfing. Thinking of stand up paddle surfing. Wishing I could stand up paddle surf. Finally cracked and grabbed my 9′6″ Chambers this morning for a quick paddle at Old Man’s. It was gale force winds, but I had to get wet. No one in the water anywhere so waves were all mine. Managed a couple fun rides and got my fix.

I’m dreaming of a new board. Custom Chambers? 9′2″ Chambers production board? Hand shaped Jimmy Lewis? 10′ C-4 boardworks? It is amazing the selection of boards we have available today. I remember not too long ago when I had to use a Surftech Munoz because there was nothing else around.

F-16 High Tech Stand Up Paddle Board for distance runs and downwinders

My buddy Jeff Chang at Wet Feet Hawaii www.WetFeetHawaii.com turned me onto the F-16 stand up paddle board for distance runs. I guess they do up to 30 mile paddles on this bad boy. I can’t wait to get him to let me try his out. Jeff got me so excited yesterday when he was telling me about it. He said that it was like riding a continuous wave the whole paddle run. It’s because you can actually ride open ocean swells and any little bump during your ride as long as the wind is fairly strong.
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Stand Up Paddle Surfers make a stand in Glenwood Canyon

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. — Desiree Powell had never seen people surfing down the Colorado River.

Not kayaks or rafts or boogie boards. Surfboards.

Dave Parmenter stand up paddle surfs white water rapids in Colorado


She was at work, driving fish to Sylvan Lake for stocking when she spotted the four surfers somewhere not far east of the No Name tunnels. Continue reading ‘Stand Up Paddle Surfers make a stand in Glenwood Canyon’

The stand up paddle explained in detail by Todd Bradley from C4 Waterman Part 2 with Video

I asked Todd Bradley from C4 Waterman to let me film him talking about the stand up paddle to share the fundamental information with everyone. I got a lot out of his explanations and hope it can help others.

C4 Waterman Stealth Stand Up Paddle and Paddle Grip

Click here for stand up paddle video 2:
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icon for podpress  The stand up paddle explained in detail by Todd Bradley from C4 Waterman Part 2 [1:46m]: Download

Sneak Peek at the 2008 C4 Waterman Stand Up Paddle Surfboards with Video Preview by Todd Bradley

I got the sneak peek at the new C4 Waterman stand up paddle surfboards for 2008. They are the 10′ x 28″ Brian Keaulana Wing Swallow Hawaii Performance Stand Up Paddle Surfboard, the 9′ x 27″ Bat Tail Hotdog Board and the 9′6″ x 27″ Swallow Hawaii Performance Fun Board.

Click here for the video of Todd Bradley from C4 Waterman explaining the new stand up paddle boards:
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icon for podpress  Sneak Peek at the 2008 C4 Waterman Stand Up Paddle Surfboards [9:53m]: Download
icon for podpress  Sneak Peek at the 2008 C4 Waterman Stand Up Paddle Surfboards [9:53m]: Download

Hanging Five

Woke up to calm(er) winds this morning and decided to catch the tail end of the S swell before hopping on a plane later today. Grabbed the 9′6″ Chambers and jumped in around 7 a.m. by publics. Paddled over to Queens and immediately knew it was gonna be fun. Only one other SUP out and a hoard of other prone bodies in the lineup. The tide was coming in pretty fast and the waves were getting a bit mushy. Perfect. Was able to paddle in smoothly from the outside, stroke into the flat section and lined myself up for the nice walled up section over the inside reef. I decided to work on hanging five today and managed a couple long noserides. It is pretty nice to have the paddle to control my speed… slow down to stick the tail into the whitewater and paddle to speed up without having to backstep. Lots of aloha in the water and many fun waves all around. Should be good for the next couple of days I think. Have fun!