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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’

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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

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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.

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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!

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The stand up paddle explained in detail by Todd Bradley from C4 Waterman Part 1 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

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Stand Up Paddle Board Vent Plugs

Aloha you all… Evan gave me access to the site and here I am writing my first post. A quick stand up paddle history about me. I first stood up with a paddle about two years ago on Maui when I was visiting a couple of friends. They plopped me onto a couple monster 12 foot boards and I was hooked. I left Maui with a repaired paddle (broken windsurf mast and universal) looking for a board. A buddy in Honolulu had an old beat up Munoz Surftech that he loaned me. I was in for a surprise the first time I paddled out at Kaimana. The board was totally unstable and the winds battered me to shreds. I kept taking the board out until I finally found my very own board. It was a Dave Parmenter 10′ gray camo board shaped for Archie on Maui. This board was a beast. Heavy, stable, and a tank on water. The board had gone many through many hands and everytime I went out someone would yell.. hey that board was sitting at my house for months…

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Sit Down Paddle Surf

I know the idea is to stand on the stand up paddle surfboard the whole session but when the wind is over 20 mph it is super hard. Hence, today was a sit down paddle surf session. When it’s really windy and there are a lot of people around I don’t like to stand while waiting for waves. Part of it is because it’s hard to balance. The other part is that I don’t want the board to fly and hit someone if I fall off.

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Stand Up Paddle Surfing Instructional Video Release

I think a lot of the questions being asked about SUP are going to be answered in the C4 Stand Up Paddle Surfing DVD which is being released in October 2007.

I went to their HQ to buy a handle grip and ended up getting a bunch of great tips which Todd said are in the video. He showed me why the paddle was designed how it is and the angles and everything. Continue reading ‘Stand Up Paddle Surfing Instructional Video Release’

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Comparison between C4 Waterman Boardworks 10′ and 10′6″ stand up paddle surfboards with video

C4 Waterman 10′ and 10′6″ stand up paddle surfboards C4 Waterman 10′ and 10′6″ stand up paddle surfboards

C4 Waterman 10′ and 10′6″ stand up paddle surfboards C4 Waterman 10′ stand up paddle surfboardsC4 Waterman 10′ bottom side of stand up paddle surfboards

I’ve been riding the C4 Waterman 10′6″ stand up paddle surfboard for about 2 or 3 weeks now. I think I have about 15 hours on the 10′6″ for now and 6 hours on the 10′ stand up board. At 210 lbs on a good day, the 10′ board is a bit more challenging to balance on than the 10′6″ which I’m very comfortable on. The 10′ board surfs way better than anything I’ve tried so far so it’s been worth the extra effort to get the balance right. I paddled the 10′ today in 20+mph winds. Basically, paddling any size stand up paddle board is hard in winds over 15 mph. I was very pleased today in that I was able to balance on the 10′ C4 board and was fairly comfortable. I think with another 5 hours or so more of time on the 10′ board in the water I’ll be really comfortable and will have a much easier time surfing. We’ll see.

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The beginning of the stand up paddle surfing explosion

I asked Todd Bradley over at C4 Waterman for some pictures from when Dave Parmenter, Brian Keaulana and Todd were building the first stand up paddle surf boards.

Todd Bradley, Mike Fox and Brian Keaulana - Founders of C4 Waterman

 (Picture from left: Todd Bradley, Mike Fox and Brian Keaulana)

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Stealth C4 Waterman Carbon Fiber Stand Up Paddle Surfboard

Stealth C4 Waterman Carbon Fiber Stand Up Paddle Surfboard

I just got the sneak peek at what’s to come over at C4 Waterman HQ. Todd showed me some new products that blew my mind. One of them was a full carbon fiber distance racing SUP that I think was 14 ft long. The whole shape and design looked like it was one of those spy planes the U.S. Air Force has. He let me take a picture of it but it’s still in my camera. I also got a quick 5 to 10 sec video of Todd in front of a huge room full of boards, paddles, dirt bikes, tow in surf gear, etc. It’s like a candy store for guys. He said I can post it for everyone to see.

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Jimmy Lewis Stand Up Paddle Surfboard Shaping Shack and Kiteboarding Pros

Here are some pictures from a Kiteboarding trip I went on in May 2007 to Maui. The first pictures are of Jimmy Lewis at his shaping shack in Haiku Maui. He’s shaping kiteboards in these pictures but we all know his stand up paddle surf boards are great too.

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Central California Leg of Tom Jones ‘California Paddle’ Environmental Awareness Campaign for our Oceans

For Immediate Release

Central California Leg of Tom Jones ‘California Paddle’ Environmental Awareness Campaign for our Oceans

Story and Pics by Shawn Alladio and Ray Wolfgramm

Shawn Alladio joins Tom Jones as he passes Pillar Point, home of the big wave spot ‘Mavericks’.

On Saturday we had launched from Pillar Point out to the legendary Mavericks surf spot. This was Tom’s ‘California Paddle’ launch point for the Central California leg of his environmental awareness paddle.

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A NEW DAY FOR S.U.P. SURFING AT WAIKIKI

PRESS RELEASE
August 22, 2007
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jodi Wilmott
Cell: (808) 258-8533
Email: oceanpromotion@hawaii.rr.com
A NEW DAY FOR S.U.P. SURFING AT WAIKIKI

Celebrating a Hawaiian Tradition at Duke’s OceanFest

HONOLULU – (August 22, 2007) – Half a century ago, Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku, his many brothers, and a collective group of surfers who became known as the Waikiki Beachboys, gave rise to a sport that has today become a multi-billion dollar international industry. Prestige and money aside, what they really created was a tradition, handed down over the years, that has evolved into a complete waterman’s lifestyle. Today, there isn’t a soul who sets foot on Waikiki Beach who doesn’t snap a shot of the famous waters or venture further to try their own hand at the “sport of kings”. That tradition was celebrated today at Duke’s OceanFest, featuring the C4 Waterman/Honolua Surf Co. Stand-up Paddle Surfing Invitational.

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Take a stand

By Paula Story

Looking to catch the next big wave in water sports? Try stand-up paddle surfing. With a big barge of a board and an extra-long paddle, you can get a full-body workout, cover lots of area and put an end to bad-wave days.

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