Archive for August, 2008

Downwind Insight 8-5-08

I was waiting for the south swell that didn’t show up today.  Since I’ve been having fun doing downwinders and making decent improvements my new personal rule of thumb is that if the waves are less than chest high and the wind is 10 mph+ then I’ll do my best to go on a downwinder.  It’s more stimulating for me.  The wind started blazing today in the morning so I got together my buddy Luis who rode a Joe Bark lie down paddle board demo from Surftech and Kainoa Beaupre who rode the 14′ yellow Ted Spencer that I kept falling off of a few weeks back.  Incidentally, Kainoa paddled that board in the Molokai race (unofficially bc he missed the application deadline) under 7 hours.  That goes to show how it’s the rider more than the board (although the board definitely makes a difference). Continue reading ‘Downwind Insight 8-5-08′



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Spring Break

Spring Break 2008

I’m pretty late on a lot of posts and this is no exception. Spring break in March was a blast. We got in a week in Haleiwa on the North Shore of Oahu. Joe Blair was on island at the same time.

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International Surfing Assoc SUP rules 7-10-08

This was emailed to me today.

SUP section 14 7 08 rulebook08 update.doc

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Joe Blair Stand Up Board Touch Up Tips

Here’s a short video clip of Joe Blair helping me touch up my board. The part with the spray paint is from a repair needed from hitting the reef and busting out my fin box. I got the board fixed but didn’t get any color at their suggestion. Needless to say, it looked ugly on the bottom.

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