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Last update: 2008-12-08

Joe Blair 12-6 – Interview

2008-12-08 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 7s

In follow up to my previous post, I was able to hook up with Joe Blair for an interview on his all new 12’6″ race board. He shared his philosophies on why the board works, why it’s so different than others and all in the normal Blair style. Check out the interview and hear more [...]…

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Clear Channel Island 98.5 Enter to Win!

2008-12-06

Those lucky enough to live in the islands have a chance to Win A Free C4 Board & Paddle courtesy of C4 Waterman, Boardworks Hawaii and Clear Channel Communications by entering at any of eight premier SUP shops: Blue Planet, Wet Feet, Hawaiian South Shore, Surf ‘N Sea, Hawaiian Watersports, Surf Garage, and Kimo’s Surf [...]…

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Morgan Hoesterey: Female Stand Up Solo Unlimited Division of Quiksilver Edition Molokai Race

2008-11-26 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 10s

After finishing 4th at the recently concluded Molokai Paddleboard race, I had a chance to talk to Morgan Hoesterey, the only female paddler for the SUP solo unlimited division. Morgan said that her stint in this race was just to step up to the challenge; she never expected anything from it. Using a 14’ board [...]…

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Dennis Pang Interview: Stand Up Paddleboard Tips and Techniques from the Pros

2008-11-21 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 44s

In my recent interview with Hawaii born international shaper/surfer, Dennis Pang, I got a chance to know the guy who’s more than just your average shaper. Dennis talks about his SUP race creation for Tropical Blends – the 17’6” custom race board that Guy Pere won rode to win the 2009 Duke’s Oceanfest.Dennis said he [...]…

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Joe Bark Interview – Board Previews and Tips

2008-09-24 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 22s

I did this interview with Joe Bark last month over the phone. I just learned about Joe while getting more and more into the SUP distance paddling arena. Joe is famous for his paddleboards and is now expanding into stand ups. He’s got a new 14′ SUP racer coming out from Surftech [...]…

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Mark Raaphorst Interview – F-14, F-16 and New SUP Race Boards

2008-09-21 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 30s

Last month I interviewed Maui based shaper and surfer Mark Raaphorst, and he discussed the differences between the F14 and F16’s along with other boards being used for downwinder stand up paddling. I shared with him my experience using the F16 while doing a downwinder and how the board became faster when it filled with [...]…

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Surf Icon, Donald Takayama: The Talk Story

2008-09-19 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 37s

I got a chance to interview the legendary Donald Takayama over the phone. At 65, Donald Takayama is still going strong. He started his career of making boards at age 11, became a shaper, surfer and still proves to be the master of style and technique. Takayama discusses his board designs, quality, and craftsmanship which [...]…

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Joe Blair Stand Up Board Touch Up Tips

2008-08-01 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 7s

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 [...]…

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DaKine Downwind Paddle Leash

2008-06-20 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net

DaKine came out with a coiled stand up paddle leash designed for downwind runs or touring. The coils have a larger diameter than others I’ve seen and used and the leash cord is thicker.This is a dedicated downwind or touring leash because it stays nicely out of the water but if you wiped out [...]…

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Kialoa Shaka Puu Stand Up Paddle (Part 3)

2008-06-17 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 5s

Dave Chun of Kialoa Paddles answers questions about paddling technique, paddle design and performance, his all-new Shaka Puu paddle, and general concerns about the stand up paddle surf culture. Dave also talks about choosing the right paddle, which all boils down to intuition that tells what type of paddle is best for the stand [...]…

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Kialoa Shaka Puu Stand Up Paddle (Part 2)

2008-06-14 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 5s

Dave Chun of Kialoa Paddles answers questions about paddling technique, paddle design and performance, his all-new Shaka Puu paddle, and general concerns about the stand up paddle surf culture. Dave also talks about choosing the right paddle, which all boils down to intuition that tells what type of paddle is best for the stand [...]…

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Kialoa Shaka Puu Stand Up Paddle (Part 1)

2008-06-11 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 8s

Dave Chun of Kialoa Paddles answers questions about paddling technique, paddle design and performance, his all-new Shaka Pu’u paddle, and general concerns about the stand up paddle surf culture. Dave also talks about choosing the right paddle, which all boils down to intuition that tells what type of paddle is best for the stand [...]…

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DaKine SUP Board Bag

2008-05-27 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 2s

I bought a DaKine board bag for a friend for Christmas which turned out to be the best present he got last year. The bag was for a 9′ longboard but that gave me insight into the quality of these bags. For the first 3 months of 2008 we drove to the north [...]…

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Pono Bill Big Board Test

2008-05-18 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 9s

I don’t have any good excuse why this took so long to post. First off, a BIG Mahalo (Thank You) to Bill (Pono Bill), Diane, Bob (stoneaxe) and Sue for treating me like family. I had the best time and really enjoyed getting to know everyone. I hope I wasn’t too much [...]…

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DaKine Paddle Bag

2008-05-15 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 2s

I got my hands on 2 DaKine paddle bags for stand up paddles. I’m glad DaKine came out with a padded travel bag because it was pretty hard to find a travel bag that offered enough protection to go through the airline baggage process for my Maui trip to Pono Bill’s board test.The padded [...]…

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DaKine Waterman Hydration Pack

2008-05-06 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 1s

There’s been some talk about hydration bags for stand up paddling and especially for long cruises or downwind runs. There are a number of choices out there although this is the first one I found that is water sports specific.This pack is very minimalist in that you have only what you need. There aren’t [...]…

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Joe Blair 8-9 Stand Up Paddle Board – Video

2008-04-10 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 5s

I got a chance to hang out with Joe Blair during his recent trip to Oahu’s north shore. We surfed everyday and had a blast on this new 8′9″ x 30″ x 4.25″ stand up board. I was shocked that at 220 lbs I could stand on it comfortably. In fact, once [...]…

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F-17′6″ and the ASS

2008-03-28 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 7s

Doug Lock talks about the dimension and performance of the F-17′6″, and shows the Active Steering System he attached on a 15′ board.(click thumbnail to launch video) Doug Lock: This is a 17’6” shaped by Mark Raaphorst of Sandwich Isle Composites and… Evan Leong: So would it be called F-17? Doug Lock: F-17’6”. It’s [...]…

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9.8″ Jim Terrell Quickblade Hybrid Paddles at Wet Feet

2008-03-04 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 3s

Doug Lock of Wet Feet shows us the new Jim Terrell hybrid paddle from Quickblade and talks briefly about the blade’s design.(click thumbnail to launch video) Evan Leong: What are we looking at? Doug Lock: Yes, these are Jim Terrell’s new hybrid paddle—carbon shaft, carbon t-handle with a fiberglass blade. This particular blade, this [...]…

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Joe Blair gives his version of the nose kick turn for stand up paddle surfing – Video

2008-02-06 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 1s

Joe Blair shares a technique for spinning your board around quickly. It’s not as easy as it sounds. I tried it and it takes some practice.(click thumbnail to launch video) …

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Dave Chun of Kialoa Answers Questions About Paddles (Part 4)

2008-01-16 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 7s

Last month I spoke with Dave Chun, founder of Kialoa Paddles, about his paddles, which he has been manufacturing since 1990. Dave started with stand up paddles in 1999. I got him to answer some questions from our stand up paddle surf community at Wet Feet Hawaii’s store. You gotta tune out the [...]…

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Dave Chun of Kialoa Answers Questions About Paddles (Part 3)

2008-01-12 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 4s

Early last month I spoke with Dave Chun, founder of Kialoa Paddles, about his paddles, which he has been manufacturing since 1990. Dave started with stand up paddles in 1999.  I got him to answer some questions from our stand up paddle surf community at Wet Feet Hawaii’s store.  You gotta tune out the noise [...]…

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Dave Chun of Kialoa Answers Questions About Paddles (Part 2)

2008-01-08 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 7s

Early last month I spoke with Dave Chun, founder of Kialoa Paddles, about his paddles, which he has been manufacturing since 1990. Dave started with stand up paddles in 1999.  I got him to answer some questions from our stand up paddle surf community at Wet Feet Hawaii’s store.  You gotta tune out the noise [...]…

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Dave Chun of Kialoa Answers Questions About Paddles (Part 1)

2008-01-06 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 7s

Early last month I spoke with Dave Chun, founder of Kialoa Paddles, about his paddles, which he has been manufacturing since 1990. Dave started with stand up paddles in 1999. I got him to answer some questions from our stand up paddle surf community at Wet Feet Hawaii’s store. You gotta tune [...]…

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Installing Handle Mounts for a Stand Up Paddle Surfboard at Wet Feet Hawaii – Part 3 – Video

2008-01-03 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 3s

Wet Feet’s resident handyman takes us through the process of installing handle mounts on a stand up paddle surfboard. It’s worth it once you have those handles installed on your board. It will be much easier to carry, plus, it can be used as a grip to grab on to while in the water.(click [...]…

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Installing Handle Mounts for a Stand Up Paddle Surfboard at Wet Feet Hawaii – Part 2 – Video

2008-01-01 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 7s

Wet Feet’s resident handyman takes us through the process of installing handle mounts on a stand up paddle surfboard. It’s worth it once you have those handles installed on your board. It will be much easier to carry, plus, it can be used as a grip to grab on to while in the water.(click [...]…

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Installing Handle Mounts for a Stand Up Paddle Surfboard at Wet Feet Hawaii – Part 1 – Video

2007-12-30 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 5s

Wet Feet’s Clarke takes us through the process of installing handle mounts on a stand up paddle surfboard. It’s worth it once you have those handles installed on your board. It will be much easier to carry, plus, it can be used as a grip to grab on to while in the water.(click thumbnail [...]…

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Tropical Blends Surf Stand Up Paddle Board Fin Talk Video – Part 2

2007-12-28 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 5s

Jim of Tropical Blends Surf talks about the different type of fin box that they have on their surfboards and why they use such. He also explains to us the importance of fins and how they affect performance on any watercraft. He says that you don’t have to necessarily change the board if you’re not [...]…

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Tropical Blends Surf Stand Up Paddle Board Fin Talk Video – Part 1

2007-12-26 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 7s

Jim of Tropical Blends Surf talks about the different type of fin box that they have on their surfboards and why they use such. He also explains to us the importance of fins and how they affect performance on any watercraft. He says that you don’t have to necessarily change the board if you’re not [...]…

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Stand Up Paddle Boards at Wet Feet Hawaii Video

2007-12-22 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 3s

Jeff of Wet Feet Hawaii takes me around their establishment and shows his inventory of stand up paddle surfboards. Wet Feet has a wide array of boards from different manufacturers and shapers like Blane Chambers, Kyle Bernhardt, C4 Waterman, Surftech Laird and a bunch more. Jeff also showcases his rental fleets for customers who want [...]…

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Installing a Clear Grip on a Stand Up Paddle at Wet Feet Hawaii Video

2007-12-20 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 5s

This is a short, five-minute how-to clip on installing a clear grip on your stand up paddle. What’s cool about this grip, which is available at Wet Feet, is that it doesn’t add to the overall diameter thickness of the paddle shaft, as you will see on the video. Not much talking on this one, [...]…

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Leleo Kinimaka (Kinimaka Ku Iluna) Dove Tail Stand Up Paddle Video

2007-12-18 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 1s

I think this is Evan’s first wood paddle, the Leleo Kinimaka dove tail stand up paddle. As you may have seen on previous posts, wood paddles give that softer, gentler feel, and not to mention, they are just absolutely gorgeous. I’d say true works of art. Check out the video as Evan shows us [...]…

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Doug Lock Quiver – Custom 10 Ft Wood Veneer Stand Up Paddle Surfboard

2007-12-12 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 3s

Doug shows us his custom 10′ wood veneer stand up paddle surfboard made by Ted Spencer from Australia. The board as you can see doesn’t have an air vent compared to Doug’s other custom-made ones. He explains that the wood veneer has a solid, sandwich-like construction so that the air expanding is the [...]…

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Boardworks Stewart 11-6 Step Deck Stand Up Paddle Surfboard – Video Preview

2007-12-08 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 2s

We get to see another board design at Wet Feet, a Bill Stewart 11′6″ step deck manufactured by Boardworks. One standing feature of this board is the step deck, which you’ll see on the video. It has a double-wing pin tail, which can handle fast and steep waves like a long board. The board [...]…

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Makai Softop 11 Ft Stand Up Paddle Surfboard at Wet Feet Hawaii – Video Preview

2007-12-05 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 1s

We get a short preview of the Makai Softop 11 Ft Stand Up Paddle Surfboard from the guys at Wet Feet. As we see on the video, the board has a soft deck ideally for people who are concerned about landing on the board hard or want something that is family and user-friendly. The performance [...]…

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Kyle Bernhardt 10′6″ Stand Up Paddle Surfboard Video

2007-12-01 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 4s

This board surfs well as we learn from Jim of Tropical Blends Surf. He adds that he has had one of his longest nose rides on the Bernhardt 10′6″. The rocker is pretty much accentuated on this one to make it perform well on the waves. There’s a double barrel on both sides but [...]…

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Custom Brian Caldwell 10 ft Stand Up Paddle Surfboard Video

2007-11-28 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 7s

Doug Lock talks about the Brian Caldwell 10′ stand up paddle surfboard and shows us around its shape and explains its dimensions. He says that the board is good at riding four to five foot waves, and mentions the new concept on its nose shape called the bottleneck concave. The all-around shape of [...]…

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Stand Up Paddle Discussion with Pro Surfer and Jim from Tropical Blends Surf – Video Part 2

2007-11-27 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 4s

We hear from this two-part video a discussion between Jim of Tropical Blends Surf and a Pro Surfer about stand up paddles. They talk about the different aspects of the paddle — from the grip to the blade — and even the history and global influence put into the stand up paddle. I think the [...]…

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Deals on Stand Up Paddle Gear at Wet Feet Hawaii – Value Pack Video

2007-11-26 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 4s

Here’s a deal from Wet Feet…deck pad, fin, leash and $50 off a paddle for only $125. This is something worth considering especially for beginners. What’s better is that the board can be customized through a wide choice of their deck pads, fins and leashes.(click thumbnail to launch video) [Show as slideshow] [...]…

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Stand Up Paddle Discussion with Pro Surfer and Jim from Tropical Blends Surf – Video Part 1

2007-11-25 :: StandUpPaddleSurf.net
Length: 8s

We hear from this two-part video a discussion between Jim of Tropical Blends Surf and a Pro Surfer about stand up paddles. They talk about the different aspects of the paddle — from the grip to the blade — and even the history and global influence put into the stand up paddle. I think the [...]…

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