Archive for August, 2008

You Are Invited…. Watch C4 Live at OceanFest

2008 Honolua Surf Co. & C4 Waterman present Hawaii Paddleboard Championship-Duke’s Race Update

I’ve been getting a lot of questions regarding the Duke’s race on Saturday.  Here’s the info I got:

Beach Entries are ok.  Show up at 9 am with your form and check for $40 written to “Hawaii Paddleboard Championship”.  There is no beach entry penalty or late fee.  Registration table will be at Koko Head side of Maunalua Bay (Maunalua Bay Bath House) near the restrooms.

The orientation/briefing will start around 10:45 am and race begins at 11 am.

The race starts in the water at Maunalua Bay and racers need to go around the last green channel marker buoy (blinkey I think it’s called) and one more around Queen Surf (NOT Diamond Head Buoy) and then the finish line is at the Duke Statue.  I saw something earlier that said it ended at Duke’s Restaurant but it’s Duke Statue.  After that you’ll get your swag stuff and lunch.

They are still figuring out the final divisions for the SUP divisions although all boards are welcome.  I heard rumors yesterday about a 14′ limit but today I was told that there will be a 14′+ unlimited class.  I was told there are over 100 entrants so far for paddleboards and SUPS and over 30 SUPs already entered.

Here’s the race organizer’s info:

Carl Kim

Any other info please post in the comments.

Steel Core Board Security Straps

A short video clip of Teene talking about the Steel Core Security Straps. Very good when you have to run to the market after a SUP session and have to leave your board on the car. Hopefully, I’ll get a chance to try these myself.

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Surf n Sea Demo Day Video – Part 2

Part 2 video of the Surf n Sea demo day.

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Outdoor Retailer Expo – Surftech Gear

Sander from Surftech sent over these pics from the Outdoor Retailer Expo and demo day. I spoke with Joe Bark the other day and he was thrilled at the response from everyone. All in all, I hear it was a lot of fun and more proof that stand up paddling is here to stay. I wish I was there to try all the new stuff.
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DVD Release: Stand Up Paddle Surfing, Volume 2


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Surf n Sea Demo Day Video – Part 1

Check out this video I took of the recent Surf n Sea demo day. The event was a huge success. A lot of people came and got to try out several boards from C4 Waterman, Surftech and Southpoint.

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Surftech SUP Gauntlet Video

This is a pretty funny event. What’s up with the kayak paddles?

The Surftech SUP gauntlet, the 4th stage of Transworlds Cali Rally is definitely a historic event. Ironically both something stand up paddle aficionado’s and haters alike should be able to appreciate!

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Boardworks New Sponsor of Oceanside Surfing Festival SUP Event


Gretchen at Boardworks –
(760) 722-8536
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Brian Keaulana and Bonga Perkins Spin Challenge

Cool video of Bonga Perkins and Brian Keaulana doing a spin challenge and having fun. Brian’s been practicing and uses a non-traditional method. It was pretty amusing to watch.

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Black Marks on the Rail Removal

Check out this quick video I shot on how to remove the black scuff marks on the rails of a stand up paddle board.

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Sam Pa’e 7-10 Stand Up Paddle Board

Sam Pa'e 7-10 Stand Up Paddle Board

I met Sam Pa’e at the Surf N Sea Demo Day and got a chance to check out his tiny stand up paddle board. I think he’s taken this in double and maybe triple overhead waves. As you will see, Sam’s not a small guy so it’s pretty unreal that he can ride this board. I tried and managed to paddle it although I spent a lot of time on my knees.

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Need Some Motivation?

I was debating whether to exercise the other day because I was tired and out of the blue a friend of mine showed me these videos. After watching these videos I can definitely see the true meaning of motivated. It would be pretty awesome to see what they can do with some stand up boards.

Here’s the background on Team Hoyt:

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Duke’s OceanFest Hawaii: C4/Honolua Surf Events Announced


Announce: Duke’s OceanFest Stand Up Paddle Events
Presented by Blue Planet
August 17-24, 2008
Queen’s Beach, Waikiki, HAWAII

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Stand Up Paddle Sessions at Outdoor Retailer

C4 Waterman Announces:
“Learn to Stand Up Paddle” Sessions at Outdoor Retailer

Salt Lake, UTAH (August 5, 2008) – Here’s a chance to learn Stand Up Paddle from three of the world’s premier watermen, from Hawaii.
C4 Waterman founders Brian Keaulana and Todd Bradley, and noted shaper/surfer/journalist Dave Parmenter will be “on the water” tomorrow, August 6th, and Wednesday, August 7th, at the Outdoor Retailer event here in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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