Archive for October, 2010

Event Distressed Mullet – 2010 Freaky Flotilla

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Freaky Flotilla RaceThanks to Mark Colino for giving me the heads up about an East Coast Event. Sorry we’re a bit behind the ball on this one but it looks fun.

General Description: This is a fun day. We’ll be paddling on the sound side of Wrightsville Beach. We will not be in the ocean, in the inlets, or going through the drawbridge. We will be starting and finishing at Dockside Restaurant. Lunch and music. Then, the parade. This is a fun event. If you have a family who wants to paddle together, there is a reduced family rate for the Recreational Race and the parade is free to the public.

9AM—Last-Minute Registration and Check In

10AM—Recreational Race: 3.5 miles. This is a run what you brung race. Surf and recreational boards.$35 includes T-shirt and lunch at Dockside with kick ass prizes and trophies.

10:15AM—Open Race: 7 miles. Stock, 14, and Unlimited Divisions. $45 with kick ass prizes and trophies.

12:30—Feats of Strength: An unusual contest involving a pyramid of events such as a tug of war, joust, and logroll. $10, cap at 16 people.

2:00—Halloween Freaky Flotilla Parade: THIS IS FREE and is anything you can paddle. You need to have a costume. Prizes for best costume in bizarre categories. SUPs, Kayaks, Canoes, Row Boats, Surfskis, Outrigger Canoes. Whatever you can paddle.

4:00—Awards Ceremony

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RULES: YOU NEED A PFD TO PARTICIPATE. NO DRAFTING. NO STINK EYE. WEAR A COSTUME. BRING YOUR FAMILY.

Kevin Coffman and Chuck Glynn Oct 24, 2010

Monday, October 25th, 2010

These guys are always fun to watch in the surf.

Event Coastal Urge – 2nd Annual Southeast SUP Championship 2010

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Divisions

Elite:

Men’s 14’ & under

Women’s 14’ & under

Relay:

Men’s, Women’s, and Coed 14’ & under

2x- Men

3x Men

2x Women

3x Women

2x Coed

3x Coed

Proceeds Benefit

Course:

The race will start at Dockside on the Intracoastal Waterway. The race route will proceed south down the ICWW through Snow’s Cut and continue south down the Cape Fear River to Bald Head Island ending on Bald Head Creek. There will be markers at the approach to Bald Head Island guiding racer’s to the finish line at the Pavilion Pier.

Registration Fees:

Includes; lunch, cold beverages, commemorative event tee shirt, and one way ticket from BHI to Deep Point in South Port

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Elite Racers: $90.00

Relay 2x Men: $130.00

Relay 3x Men: $195.00

Relay 2x Women: $130.00

Relay 3x Women: $195.00

Relay 2x Coed: $130.00

Relay 3x Coed: $195.00

Race Rules:

  • Every Elite Racer and Relay Team must provide their own support vessel.
  • All support vessels must have a reliable motor and working VHF radio.
  • Teams must use only one board from start to finish.
  • Racers can use their own paddle.
  • Support vessels must stay 50′ behind or to the side and a minimum 300′ in front to prevent drafting or wake riding.
  • No changes 1 mile from the start or finish.
  • Racers and support vessels must stay to one side or the other of the ICWW and not block or disrupt any boat traffic.
  • All racers must have a USCG Approved PFD with them to race.
  • If anyone is in trouble you must stop and help them.
  • Every team has to check in with the Coastal Urge race committee after proceeding through finish line on the Pavilion Pier.
  • Support Vessels have to dock at the Bald Head Island Marina and do not have to go down Bald Head Creek. (see map)
  • Support vessels cannot dock at the Pavilion Pier on Bald Head Creek.
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1319 Military Cutoff Rd

Wilmington, NC

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12-B Maritime Way

Bald Head Island, NC

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Bald Head Island, NC

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Nose Riding

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Nose riding looks easy, all you really do is stand there, but for many it seems like a mystery that’s unsolvable. With a couple of simple tips you can not only have a clue but most likely find yourself logging some serious tip time.

You can noseride on almost any SUP board, but there are certainly some shapes and designs that are easier than others. In general, a round nose offers more support than a pointed one, and moderate nose rocker keeps the tail from being levered up. A little concave in the nose helps as well. Some folks like a little V in the tail to make steering the board from the nose a bit easier–but I’m not a fan of V, to me it makes the rail to rail transitions too much like flipping a switch. It also helps to have a long fin to keep the tail under control if it’s levered out the back of the wave.

First and probably the most important is positioning. Positioning on the board is important but positioning on the wave is most critical. If there were a secret it is positioning yourself high up on the face. This serves two functions. One, because of the steep angle at the top of the wave, it is easier to keep the nose from pearling, and two, the crest of the wave essentially peels over the board  and holds the tail down so that it counters your weight at the nose.

Next, positioning on the board is a delicate dance of balance and control. The idea of course is to get yourself as close to the nose as possible, hopefully to the point of hanging your toes over the nose. The problem is the closer you get to the nose, the less control you have over the board and the more the board wants to pearl. The control issue is managed by delicate steps on your way to the nose, being careful to keep your weight centered over the stringer, or middle line of the board, this will keep the board traveling on the same line and hopefully maintain that high line that makes it much easier.

You can shuffle around to move on the board, but it upsets the board quite a bit and makes it hard to keep the board trimmed. Still, you might find shuffling around to be easier at first, and there’s no harm in it, but sooner or later you’re going to want to cross step. Cross-stepping is the classic way to make your way to the nose. Not only does it look cool, it also enables you to maintain control of the board. As you cross you can control the pressure on your toes and heel to keep the board flat. If you aren’t already cross-stepping around on your board then now is a good time to learn. You can cross step anywhere for practice, even though it might look weird to your spouse or friends. Knees bent, weight balanced evenly between toes and heels, pick up the rear foot, step over the toes of the front foot and place it a few inches or so in front of the prior front foot. Transfer your weight to the new front foot, keeping toe and heel pressure balanced, move the new rear foot around the heel of the front foot and place it a few inches ahead. As the shampoo bottle says–”lather, rinse, repeat”. Going backwards is the reverse of frontwards of course. The biggest problem you’ll have is keeping the pressure on toes and heel under control. Don’t try to go fast until you have full control of your weight and balance.

On a shorter board it might take two steps, on a 12 footer, maybe four steps, but in either case it will be an even number so your dominant foot is forward. As you cross step make the last step a bit longer to reach the magic spot on the nose. Once you get to the nose keep most of your weight on your back foot. This will help keep the board from pearling. The coveted hang ten takes much more practice and comes after you’ve mastered the hang five.

The paddle can also be used as an aid in balancing once you commit to the nose, by skimming it across the surface as you ride. If you feel the nose on the verge of pearling you can either step back to keep it from going under or just put more weight on your back foot if a little adjustment will suffice. You will also discover that you actually can have some control over the board from the very tip. By pressuring your toes or heels the board will veer slowly to one direction or the other. Again, experimentation is key to learning this skill and many falls will come between you and success, but ultimately you will make it.  Another tip that will make it a little easier is to try and ride on your front side whenever practicing. This will allow you to integrate your toes more into the equation, which are more sensitive to fine balance adjustments. You will want to master it in both directions though ultimately. Good luck.

Aloha,

Dave

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Stand Up Paddle Tips – Using Your Paddle

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

One of the special attributes of stand up is the paddle. The paddle itself , as we all know, is not unique to stand up yet, I believe that the paddle is the key to it’s functional success in the surf, and thus gifting stand up as a more efficient form of surfing. Like many other paddle sports, the paddle is the source of locomotion, but people are just starting to explore it’s other uses. At its best the paddle is the key to balance, leverage, locomotion and steering.

So if the paddle is the key to this spectacular sport, how do we maximize it’s use? While the little subtle uses are endless, I will try to impart a few tips that I’ve found helpful while doing stand up in the surf. to keep this article length manageable I’m just going to cover a single turn set: A bottom turn leading into a cutback. I believe that if you think your way through this turn set, then visualize it, and then practice it, it will lead eventually to doing all your turns with more power and control.


All photos courtesy of Darrell Wong

For the sake of this article I will assume you know how to catch a wave. Once the wave is caught, you are faced with the task of making that first bottom turn. Because the typical stand up board is much bulkier than a standard surf board, the force or leverage it will take to turn with authority are much greater. Standing in the middle of the board will not allow you to put the necessary downward force on the rail to sink it into the water enough to take advantage of the rail outline and the rocker profile. So you must move your foot further over to the rail to a point of almost hanging your toes over the side of the rail. While this will give you the needed leverage to control the rail, it also will create a situation of instability because you can no longer use the width of the board to stabilize your balance because of your proximity to the edge of the board. This is where the paddle becomes the critical counter balance to this over leveraged scenario.

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Skimming the blade of the paddle across the surface as you lean into the turn offers a way to lean into the rail yet balance yourself.  The paddle counters your lean and provides the stability and leverage to make sure you don’t fall face first on to the wave. I’m regular foot so I  will explain the technique I use from this perspective, for goofy just flip flop the orientation of the wave so you can adapt it to your stance. Remember that we are not talking about making a gentle turn, and that the bottom turn leads into the cutback. You want to steadily increase how hard you drive these two turns until you are tossing spray with each carve.

For your front side bottom turn on a right hand wave you will want the paddle on your right side. Even if you catch the wave while paddling on the left quickly switch the paddle to your right side, just as if you were about to take another stroke( with the blade angle reaching forward as usual). It’s important to have your upper hand on top of the handle to give you maximum control of the paddle while using it to skim across the surface–you simply can’t do these turns if you’re choked down on the paddle shaft.

As you begin your bottom turn move your back foot as close to the rail as possible without stepping off the board. Next, reach out the paddle towards the wave and skim it across the surface of the wave. Do this by dropping your top hand down towards your waist just as you would during the return portion of a normal Hawaiian stroke, but this time reach out further to the side with your lower hand, to extend the paddle face out away from you and towards the face of the wave. Use your top hand to tilt the leading edge of the paddle slightly higher than the trailing edge to ensure that the paddle does not dive down into the water and catapult you onto your face.

As you drive yourself into the turn and approach the finishing point for the bottom turn, use the paddle as an initiation point to transfer your weight from your toes back to your heels. As the board comes back underneath you follow this with a significant step across the board with your back foot from the bottom turn rail over to your cutback rail once your weight starts to be centered.

While you are transferring your weight, make a wide sweeping motion around the tail of the board with the paddle from your fore hand side to your back side and begin to use the paddle as a lever to pry with as you push down with your back foot, which is now on the inside of your cutback rail.  This prying motion allows you to accentuate the push that you can put on your back foot. The key here is to not lever so hard that you stop carving the turn and start sliding the tail. Practice will be your greatest ally here. It should feel as though you are pushing with your top hand and pulling with your bottom hand, the pushing with your back foot will supply the counter force to your pulling with the bottom hand.

Don’t treat these as two turns, think of them and practice them as one. Think of the paddle position and motion as you make the turns, because it is the paddle that enables you to press the rails hard enough, and compromise your balance by railing the board without falling in.

Use of the paddle as an aid in turning is almost a necessity in my opinion, but it is a subtle technique at times while sometimes it can be very forceful. The key is practicing and experimenting with the amount of effort to put forth on the paddle at different points throughout the turn. Good luck.

Aloha,

Dave

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Battle of the Paddle Recap with Brandi Baksic

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Battle of the PAddle 2010WOW!!!! what an awesome end to the 2010 race season. The BOP California turned out to be everything that it promised to be, a true Battle of the Paddle. Thanks to Rainbow Sandals for another incredible event! BOP, from Brandi’s eyeview:

Day 1, the Elite Race: I arrived about 2 hours before the elite race, super excited with lots of extra energy (adrenaline) running through my body. Pre-race I was able to meet some of the new girls that I had heard about or had been facebooking with throughout the year, girls like Annabel from New Zealand, Heather from PR, and finally met Anne-Marie as well. I also met up with Candice in the parking lot where we plotted our strategy, Go Fast! That’s really all we had, that, and pray that God would spare us on the buoy turns. Race day itself is pretty tense. Some competitors like to be alone and interact little prerace as they concentrate on the days events. For me, I’m not sure what I do. I think I am all over the place. I just know that that day, I was just ready to go, super eager! Anyhow, the men’s race launched a minute before the girls race, and then we were off. It was pretty much me, Candice, and Jenny to the first buoy where we caught the back end of the men’s group. We then headed to the south buoy at Thor’s Hammer, where the carnage and the race would begin. From there, the race was on. The first 4 laps, Candice and I switched leads back and forth. It was crazy, fun and exciting! Tracy dictated our race play by play on the loud speaker, “Candice is in the lead, now Brandi is in the lead!” It was play by play action, she got me excited to see the outcome. Well, we all know the outcome, in the end Candice took the victory, and I finished 2nd. I was super stoked!!!!! Candice is a great competitor, and made the race so much fun. Congrats to her for sure!

Day 2, the distance race: Once again I arrived a couple hours early. I think I was one of the first competitors there. I knew I had to get my board to the OnIt Pro booth and I was up, so I figured I might as well get to the race site early. The distance race, for me, is pretty low stress, in comparison to the elite race. Pretty much, you’re either faster than your ompetitors or you’re not. Not too many variables, go straight there, and come back. Pretty simple. I had a really good race that day. I felt strong throughout and the conditions were unreal. (especially compared to last years distance race.) I completed the race in 1st place on my Lahui Kai Paddleboards 14ft. Once again, super stoked!!!!!!!
Day2, the relay: The relay race was simply, off the hook excitement!!! Basically, I was on a kick ass team. Me, Jamie Mitchell, Slater Trout, and Kelly Margetts all teamed up to form the SUP Companywater/Lahui Kai Paddleboards team. Due to some “technical difficulties” after our first leg we started off in 12th place. Things weren’t looking so hot at first. But, we all dug deep, and slowly but surely we inched our way back up. The 1st round of the race was led by the Hobie, Bark and Starboard teams. Then, during Slaters second round we realized he had passed the Bark team whom the announcers had been saying were in 2nd place. Hobie had a pretty sizeable lead on us at that point, probably a couple of hundred yards. Going second in the rotation, I headed out to chase Chuck Patterson, ok, maybe not so much chase, but more like try not to let him gap me any more. I think I did ok. Kelly went third and cut our gap down to about 20-30 yards as he chased down Emmy. And then it was on, Jamie vs Byron. From the get go, I had my money on Jamie. No disrespect to Byron, but come on, it was Jamie. As they both rounded the first outside buoy Jamie caught a bump that shot him up equal with Byron, as they the turned the last outside buoy the race was on head to head. On the last turn Jamie cuaght a bump/swell that only Jamie Mitchell could have caught. kudos!!!! Oh, yeah, we won!!!! So much fun and excitement!!! Again super stoked!!!!!!

Super Stoked: I can’t begin to express my gratitude to my supporters and sponsors. They have all been integral in my success and pure enjoyment of the sport. Thank you sooooooooooo much to: God, Lahui Kai Paddleboards, SUP Company, QuickBlade Paddles, Watermans Applied Science, Crush Eyewear, Sports Performance Institute, OnIt Pro, ZsuZsi Sportkini, Larry Allison Race Fins, 2XU, Inno racks, Sambazon, my daughter Summer and incredible husband Mike.

Ciao for now,

Brandi Baksic

Puerto Escondido – HUGEEEEEE!!!

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Do filme Absolute Mexico, Puerto Escondido Gigante

Jamie Mitchell – MY TAKE ON THE 2010 BOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Jamie Mitchell's Take on the Battle of the Paddle Dana Point Doheny 2010Well what a way to finish off the end of the paddling season. Its definitely time to hang up my paddle and shoulders for some R&R. If you haven’t been to a Battle of the Paddle yet do yourself a favor and make it to one.. What a EPIC event.. If you’re a paddler this really is a Paddlers weekend. From Elite Race carnage to Team Relay Spirit and anything and everything u need to SUP is right there you just have to look. If your not careful you will find yourself getting lost and spending hrs just looking around at all the exhibitors tents in the whole scene that is going on.But what a great thing we have going on right??

What other sport can u think of where and Tom,Dick or Harry can just show up pay $200 and be on the start line next to a Danny Ching,Chuck Patterson,Gerry Lopez etc in what is one of our sports most important and elite race?? Sort of crazy hey. Its like jumping on the court with Kobe and shooting hoops in the Finals or walking around 18 holes with Tiger at Augusta? But u know that would never happen in a million years. So lets enjoy what we have going for the moment cause i can sense things will change in the Future. But its cool that you can be side by side with your Idols or heroes and they are most likely to say what’s up and shake your hand.

As for the my weekend at the Battle I was very happy with how it went down. Of course i would have loved to defend my title at Doheny but it wasn’t to be this year.. Danny was solid as usual and deserves everything he achieved this year.. Congrats mate . I made one crucial mistake which hurt me really bad in the race. Going out in the 2nd lap me and Danny were pretty neck and neck and I had the inside run to the turn buoy but i missed a stroke which put me a half a board length back and Danny took full advantage and I was blocked getting around the buoy and Danny got the wave i missed it and all of a sudden a gap of 200 yards was opened up.

So when i look back that was what really hurt my chances of going toe to toe with Danny. I had to hammer to try and catch back up which i made some ground up coming into the changeover into the 3 rd lap and ran as fast as i could and got back onto Danny’s tail but i had used everything I had and he realized and put the gas on and dropped me like a bad habit. Good racing by him. By that stage i was trying to recover and flush all the lactic acid out of my body the rest of the lap and that’s where the final margin was made and stayed till the end of the race. Funny how when you break it down it came down to one lazy stroke that hurt me.. But as long as you can learn from your mistakes and take something away from it you are always evolving. So all in all it was another exciting year at Dana Pt. We had waves again great weather and exciting tight racing. 3rd, 4th and 5th was a sprint up the beach with Slater ,Travis and Andrew and that’s exciting for the crowd(which i must say was awesome). Its nice to hear the cheers to keep u pumped while your racing.

Then you had the Age group race which was like looking out at 500 people walking on water. It was crazy. The Distance Race on Sunday morning which is a flat out slugfest in flat water and topping it off is the Relay Race which personally for me is the funnest race of the weekend. Everyone having a great time but also a little bit of Bragging rights to the team who comes away with the win.

This year was a epic Relay. I was lucky to be in Team SUP CO/LA HUI KAI with Brandi,Kelly and Slater and we were stoked to get the win. What a way to finish off a great weekend for everyone. I want to thank Sparky,Gerry, Barrett and all of the helpers and behind the scene volunteers that make this race happen. I’m stoked to be a part of it. This year it was also great to see so many Aussie’s over here. Many who were from The Gold Coast where I live – Mick,Kelly,Travis,Jacko,Angie,Peasey to name a few. Well done guys on some awesome results!

The future looks bright for us Aussie’s. Also a HUGE thanks to my Sponsors for all the help and Support while we are in California. Quiksilver, Kaenon Polarized, SUP CO, Surftech, La Hui Kai, Futures Fins, Waterman’s Applied Science,Quickblade. You guys are all legend’s and im stoked to represent you guys.

Below is a video of this years race that Joss took and have a look and check it out… Take care everyone and make sure to get some rest and don’t burn yourselves out..JM

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Stormsurf – El Nino Weather Pattern Update from October 2010

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Mark SponslerEl Nino Forecast updated by Mark Sponsler at StormSurf.com – We were looking at a decent El Nino just a few months back, but Mark’s data tells him that La Nina is now taking over again.. aaargh!There’s some hope in the early season but we can probably expect the same dismal crappy short lived swells as in the last 3 years, especially after December. The same swell starved, get-it-while-you-can crowds – delightful! Although for boarding and skiing, when it does snow it should bone dry pow pow in the South.

This article is a little technical but reading conclusions drawn in the last half makes it really interesting and worth a read..

Here is an excerpt from Mark
“We have assigned a swell potential rating of 4.0 for the coming Fall and Winter season, suggesting slightly less than average odds of a historically ‘normal’ Winter swell production season. But diving down to the details, we expect it to be a hybrid year, with more production on the front end and a rapid decrease as the season moves on, with next to no activity once we reach mid February 2011, with colder than normal air and water temps and an early and strong Spring signature setting in (i.e. brisk cold north winds).

During El Nino events the standard swell profile is for not only more storm frequency, but stronger and longer lasting ones producing larger and longer lasting swells. And with the jetstream shifting south,. the swell angle tends to favor a more westerly swell angle. Such a pattern was in abundance during the glory days of the 90’s and early 2000’s. Conversely the abysmal surf pattern of 3 year period between 2006/2007-2008/2009 where we would get one day, or even 12 hour swell events, was marked by the presence of La Nina. For this year we believe that will be the case as well, with short lived-swell durations with long breaks in between, perhaps not so much that way early in the season, but increasingly moving toward that pattern as the season progresses. So if last seasons surf strategy was to plan for for the long run, where endurance and stamina month after month outweight short feasts and ‘go-for-broke’ assaults, this seasons strategy should be to get all you can while you can cause the odds of it occurring anytime soon again will be low.”

Read the Full Article on StormSurf.com

Kai Lenny KiteBoarding Lake Michigan Milwaukee to Chicago – Possible New Record

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Kail lenny attempts to break the world kite boarding distance recordRed Bull athlete and paddling superstar Kai Lenny will arrive in Milwaukee on Thursday and attempt to kiteboard from Milwaukee to Chicago starting Friday morning at sunrise.

Lenny — who just turned 18 on Oct. 8 — is an accomplished surfer, kiteboarder, long distance paddler, stand-up paddler, tow surfer, canoe surfer and windsurfer.

If he completes his goal, he will be the first person to ever kiteboard from Milwaukee to Chicago. Kiteboarding — also called kitesurfing — is a surface water sport in which the wind pulls a rider through the water on a small surfboard / kiteboard.

Lenny is a true waterman – kitesurfer, windsurfer, surfer and SUP athlete.

The 100-mile challenge might generate a new record. Kai will be the first person to ever kiteboard from Milwaukee to Chicago, if he completes his journey successfully.

“I just want to keep having fun, take it in stride,” said Lenny.

For those who are not familiar with the wind conditions, we did some research on the local kiting forums and got some locals feedback. As you can see this is not pushover so we wish you best of luck Kai!

“Forecasted conditions were not good for that type of downwinder….. strong NW turning due North and backing off!!! The coastline between Milw. and Kenosha is not conducive to that direction. He would have to be kiting a mile and more offshore to get even marginally clean winds. A chaseboat would be a MUST for safety reasons, and even a boat in those conditions, offshore with a swell running and a “punchy” North wind, would be a challenge. Racine and Wind Point have to have a great amount of NE in it to be able to round the Point. At Waukegan, there is a huge “dead-spot” South of the Pier for a couple of miles, due to the coastline cutting back. And most of the shoreline down to Chicago is littered with old, rusting metal breakwalls and rocks….with a little sand thrown in here and there. Better not have an equipment failure. ”

World kiteboard distance record

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Kai Lenny: a brave waterman

Kai Lenny, 18 years old, is going to kite cross from Milwaukee to Chicago, in USA.

Lenny is a true waterman – kitesurfer, windsurfer, surfer and SUP athlete.

The 100-mile challenge might generate a new record. Kai will be the first person to ever kiteboard from Milwaukee to Chicago, if he completes his journey successfully.

“I just want to keep having fun, take it in stride,” said Lenny.

12’6″ Race Board Tested In The Surf – Nidecker

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Eric Terrien stock raceboard surf SUPI ran into Eric and Abel at the Battle of the Paddle last week and it reminded me of this footage from last year. As a shaper I know that everything has to be tested and its cool to see what people are doing across the Atlantic. Keep up the good work. See you guys at the next race. Paddle On!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1-KfgEtL4w[/youtube]

Quiksilver Trip to the Caribbean!!

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Well i just landed back in god’s country today.. After about 40 hrs of travelling i am exhausted but excited to be back in Currumbin. Its been a busy last few weeks with the Hennessey’s,Battle of Paddle and a trip with Quiksilver to Puerto Rico and The British Virgin Islands all in the last 3 weeks. Joss done some filming for the Battle of the Paddle that hasn’t been edited yet but i did make a quick video of my time in the Caribbean. So check it out. There is a cool section of Mark Healey free diving down to a plane wreck..He has gills that man i swear..

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/15761652[/vimeo]

Battle Of The Paddle: Starboard SUP Team Round Up

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Battle Of The Paddle: Starboard SUP Team Round Up

The Starboard team descended on Dana Point for the Third Annual Battle of The Paddle in San Clemente California. October 2nd and 3rd saw 863 paddlers and over 10,000 spectators which made for BOP the largest Stand Up Paddleboard event in the world.  This year brought out top athletes from every corner of the world to compete.  Starboard’s team definitely had the US presence; bringing in our top riders from around the world. The riders brought their best physically and mentally and Declan Sacre brought the best boards for them.

Some of the highlights to catch up on; Starboard SUP Team honors go to Bart De Zwart (52:52) in the open race, riding a 14-foot board out paddled and out maneuvered every size of paddleboard out there to get fastest time. “Because there were so many racers (350) they had staggered starts for the unlimited, 14 foot and 12’6. Connor and Zane went on the 12’6 and me on the 14ft.” Said Bart. “The start went well with just about 10 racers ahead of me I slowly started to work my way to the front. With so many racers getting around the buoys was a challenge again. Near the finish I only had 2 unlimited racers seconds in front of me but since they started one minute ahead of me I only had to stay close to get the overall. After the last wave ride I finished right behind the 2 unlimited.”

15 year old Connor Baxter did Starboard proud coming in 6th overall in the men’s elite is definitely amazing. The testing grounds for athletes to push themselves and their equipment to the limit is the Elite Class. This year it was broadcast live to 60 countries and showed the best paddlers worldwide giving their all to go down in history as the Battle of The Paddle Champion.  160 people in this class, 5 miles, 4 laps, and 100 yard beach sprints, make this battle what it is.

Zane and Connor were neck and neck pushing the limit in the 18 and under 14ft class taking 1st and 2nd respectively. Zane is quoted as saying “Battle of the Paddle was held on no better time possible, the weather was beautiful, clear and warm, the waves were big enough to make the races exciting, and today the day after the event, it was 55 degrees and raining all day.”

The Starboard team did great things at the Battle Of the Paddle. This event brought out the best in each person there and has grown the sport and competition tremendously. Pat Huber the director of Rainbows Sandals Marketing is quoted as saying “We do it solely because we believe SUP is good for the family as it is something most everyone can do. It has brought a lot of families closer together, including our own.”

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Hennessey’s International

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Jamie Mitchell Hennessey's InternationalHey guys here is a clip from the Hennessey’s International Race which was held in San Diego a few weeks ago.. Lots has been happening the last few weeks so i need to get busy but i am in Puerto Rico at the moment and will get some more stuff up on the blog about this trip and also the Battle of the Paddle which was last weekend.. Hope all is good..Take care JM

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/15650452[/vimeo]

Battle Weary “Breaking down the 2010 California BOTP”

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

5000 spectators left little doubt regarding the permanence of SUP as an independent market5000 spectators left little doubt regarding the permanence of SUP as an independent market

My decision to attend the first Battle of the Paddle (BOTP) in October of 2008 was derived more from a feeling of morbid curiosity than anything else.  I simply wanted to see if anyone would actually show up to and SUP only event.  What I walked into was a freaking mess.  The attendance had eclipsed the most wild expectations of the organizers, the start had been pushed back several hours and conditions were crappy to say the least – windy and flat as a lake.  However, there was a buzz in the air and a feeling that something was going to be different from here on out.  One got the sense it would be beneficial to pay attention to the young sport of Stand Up paddling.

The buzz that lit candles in 2008 blew doors off last weekend (October 2 & 3rd, 2010)and electrified the atmosphere at Doheny Beach.  There was a palpable tension on the sand that left no doubt that the sport had broken free from the pack and brought with it the good, bad and ugly of independence.  This was SUP, not surfing, and it wasn’t just the competitors that were jockeying for possession of valuable territory.

For the first time the spectators on the beach weren’t surfers, they were Standup Paddlers.  The sport has come into its own and everyone wants a part of it.  Companies that enjoy monopoly like positioning within the surf industry find themselves pounding it out with SUP specific companies that have spent the last three or four years riding a growing wave of grassroots support.  For some the fight is friendly, but for others it is bloody and fought without regret.

Pete Stirling WwatermansThe athletes saw no reprise from the drama.  Seasoned paddlers find themselves torn between sponsors, facing a noticeably younger generation of competitive competition and looking at the possibility of actual financial reward for success.  For some the weekend’s results were validation that they can still hold their ground, but for others they were a notification that ones role within the industry was transitioning into that of personality over performance.

SUP is heading down the path of professionalism.  Anyone can tell which athletes are sponsored.  It is simple, the ones babying their equipment pay for it and the ones focused only on winning do not.  To compete in the Elite race not only ran a competitor $250USD, but to actually compete it also required the sacrifice of minimum 20-hour training weeks, at least a $2500USD board and most likely a $300 paddle.

Simply put, things are moving fast and if the BOTP is the best indicator of where they are going then we are just beginning to scratch the surface.  Since 2008, the October gathering of the tribe’s people has set the foundation on which the sport built and developed over the coming year.  This year was and will be no different.  At times during the past weekend it seemed everyone landed on the beach with a personal agenda and the entourage of drama and competition that such behavior breeds.  However there is good news.  Drama attracts attention and that is good for sport – wherever there is attention people and corporate entities will compete for it.  Competition is the foundation of innovation and development.  The only question is where it is all going.

The original 2008 champion, Chuck Patterson welcomes the competition and the growth of the sport

Post by Pete Stirling @ Watermans Applied Science Photos courtesy of www.chuckpattersonsports.com

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Discussion – Do we really need a 12’6″?

Thursday, October 7th, 2010
All teeth

Before I even start please keep in mind that this is just my opinion and I am very willing to hear everyone that has an opinion about this topic.

To me the 12’6″ is like racing unicycles. Sure you can do it, but should you? When I think racing, I think of going as fast as you can. Not going as fast as I can on a unicycle. When the 12’6 category started a lot of the motivation was so that the surf guys could race too. 12’8″  also being the size that Clark made their tandem blank, which was the blank of choice at the beginning. Nowadays nobody uses a 12′ 6″ for wave riding and no serious racer aspires to use a 12’6″ some day, unless you want to compete in the elite division of the BOP. I realize a lot of people look at the 12’6″ as a stepping stone, as well as a more economic way to find out if you’re really going to like racing at all. The problem is that once you do discover that you like it, your stuck with a 12’6″, and don’t kid yourself, you are going to like it. How many people can you think of that have tried downwinding or even flat water racing and not enjoyed them selves? I can’t think of one. Either the experience, the exercise or the people involved in this sport are too fun.

Now if your rationale for using it at the BOP elite race is so that you can surf it back in, then I say if you really are elite then you should be able to surf a 14′ race board back in. Plus I think the benefit to the wow factor could increase watching people trying to manage the larger boards through the surf. I also think it would level the playing field for the larger guys, and I’m not just saying that because I’m one of the larger guys, I don’t race in that division so there are no selfish motivations for this point. I honestly don’t think it will change the results much but it could play a factor.

From my perspective the 12’6″ is becoming an overbearing compromised design that neither progresses the sport nor continues to serve a functional need. I think the moment it is retired from all racing divisions, designers will be able to focus on designs that make sense to either the stock division (14 ‘) or the open class ( 16′ plus). If companies feel they need to accommodate an entry level racer they can just offer a wider version of their top of the line board as well as a cheaper construction like the Naish guys do.

To me racing is Nascar or Formula One. In motocross it’s 250 or 500 not 125′s, in stand up it’s 14 and open. Having the 12 foot class makes it hard on the racers to accommodate all the classes and it’s more difficult on the manufacturer to build all the classes and needlessly expensive to the retailer who has to figure out what to stock. I realize there are numerous classes to race cars in and all of them I’m sure are a lot of fun, and the same with motocross, but if we are going to put professionals out on the water for ever growing purses, let’s put them on professional equipment, not over compromised designs that don’t maximize the potential of the sport.

I look forward to any feed back or at least I hope to spark some good discussion wherever you might have an opinion.

Aloha,

Dave

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Travel – Dave Kalama Back to Namotu

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010


I didn’t make it to the Battle of the Paddle but I did make it back to Namotu. Congratulations to Danny, Jamie and Slater. There couldn’t have been a better 1,2,3 combo.  Here’s a few of the trip highlights. Aloha, Dave
All photos by Stuart Gibson

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Video – Yolo 2010 Seaside Celebration & Chuck Patterson Nikki Gregg SUP Race Clinics

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Chcuk Patterson Race ClinicsYolo Board 2010 Seaside Celebration!

Chuck Patterson SUP Race Clinic, Nikki Gregg SUP Boot Camp,Heritage Concert, Outtakes and more Fun Clips! Stand up paddle magazine & Buckner Productions

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Nikki Gregg has a Boot Camp at Coastal Urge on October 23, 2010

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Video – 2010 Pro Elite Race at the Battle of the Paddle

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

http://www.suptrainer.comHere’s a awesome footage from Jon Ham. Footage from the 2010 Pro Elite Race at the Battle of the Padde in Dana Point, CA.

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URgeqBtKVI4[/youtube]

Video Review – Danny Ching tests the new 404 Monster Race Board

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Danny Ching talks about training and 4040 from Riviera PaddlesurfDanny Ching tests the new 404 Monster Race Board.

This board is one of the Fastest & Lightest Stand Up Paddle Boards Available. 404 was created by Danny Ching and Greg Jensen to develop high performance, light and stable race boards. The 12’6″ stock racing board design blends speed and stability and effortlessly slices through the water.  Available @ PaddleBoard Planet and Riviera Paddlesurf. Winner Danny discusses training tips and SUP and OC1 racing.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eisOIAmBjcI[/youtube]

Insights about “Me my Shark and I” – White Shark Revisited by Chuck Patterson

Monday, October 4th, 2010

GoPro Hero Great White Shark video Chuck patterson

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What lurks below every day

I have been stand up paddling for the last 5 years traveling the world chasing waves, paddling long distance ocean channels and coastlines and racing. The sport of stand up paddling gives you such a great view of marine life as you stand on top of your board paddling through the oceans and lakes. I think that is one of the most intriguing beauties that makes stand up paddling so inviting. “You are your own captain of your ship, exploring the waters of the world”.

Ever since I have been stand up paddling, I have witnessed some unbelievable moments of mother Natures creations paddling in the ocean. I have had a Blue whale breech in front of me, startled a huge Marlin sunning itself on the surface, paddled along side dolphins, Grey whales, Whale sharks, Thresher and Mako sharks and in the last 2 years several Great White encounters.

For someone who rarely paddles in the ocean; this could be pretty scary, but for someone like me who spends almost every day in it, It is magic.

San Onofre beach has been known for hundreds of shark sightings; in my opinion because of the Power plant that sits just South of the beach park that uses the salt water for cooling and the warm water that flows back in attracts big numbers of fish and marine life and this coastline has been a known breeding ground for several sharks for over a hundred years.

For the last couple of years paddling that stretch of beach, many oStand up paddle surfing at San Of us have had Mako, Thresher and Great White sharks swim under and around us while SUP surfing in the line up. The sharks have always been there; it’s just until now because we are standing up on our boards paddling, that we have a better view of what lurks below. Most of the sharks we have seen vary from 6′ to around 10′ in length with a couple rare sightings of 12′ and bigger. With a huge abundance of fish, these sharks are fed well and have only been curious of what else shares their waters.

It’s become a normal occurrence where someone has seen a shark just about every other day. The more you see them, the more comfortable you get which in turn can be a mistake, being that these kings of the sea are still very wild and unpredictable. In the past 2 years I have had some very long encounters where I have had a shark swim around me off and on for a couple hours. I would paddle around chasing down waves and like a puppy dog, it would be waiting for me just outside the surf zone. Kind of creepy, but it has always captured my own curiosity as well. It’s like being in Africa and stumbling across a lion or tiger in the bush or even fishing in Alaska and seeing a grizzly bear catching fish in the same river your fishing in.

I have always wanted to take a photo of these sharks that swim along side us, but every time I took my water camera with me, I would never see one. Then finally, after SUP surfing with a couple good friends one afternoon where we had a 7′-8′ shark circle us off and on for a half hour, I was determined to get a photo the next day. I rigged up an extension pole with one of the new GoPro HD HERO water proof cameras and paddled out on my 12’6 Hobie SUP race board to the same spot we saw the shark the day before and within 5 minutes there he was.

Pretty unbelievable to see in person.

GoPro Hero Great White Shark in the USAIt was a little freaky because I was looking forward and as I was scanning the horizon I accidentally startled the shark which was just behind me and as it took off, it’s tail hit my board bringing me to my knees to keep myself from falling in the water. After a moment of confusion and clarity; I stood up and set up my camera rig to take photos. A couple minutes passed and shark was no where to be seen. I had blown my only opportunity to capture a rare moment and then he appeared about 4o feet off the nose of my board. I’m not quite sure if this was the same shark or a smaller one. He made a couple wide passes and then came pretty close to where I could follow him swimming past with the pole cam. I shot a couple shots and then changed the setting to Video mode and was lucky to capture a couple really cool clips of  him circling before taking off. I paddled around searching for him and caught a couple more waves and paddled in.

Finally, I had some photos and video that I could study and share with friends. When I got home that night, my wife and I went over the photos and video and were blown away at what we saw. It was a 7′-8′ juvenile Great White shark that looked pretty Gurthy around his mid section. Totally stoked on my find, I put my video on Vimeo and posted it along with a couple photos on my Face Book to share with my friends. To my surprise; the next morning I was bombarded by phone calls and emails about the video.

I had no idea that this was so out of the ordinary because we see these sharks almost every day. I was completely  shocked at the mayhem that ensued shortly after. The shark video went viral world wide and by the next day had over 1.2 million views. I was contacted by several Shark specialists and marine biologists along with the whole alphabet of world wide news like CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, you name it. View it here

Long story short it has been a major learning experience for me with a lot of good and also some frustration. While most of the world seemed totally shark crazed and happy there were the few who didn’t approve. My mother and sister was one of them who made me realize that yes I was very lucky to come away from that experience alive and that perusing the shark is not a good idea. I also got an ear full from the local surf schools that were losing business because the parents saw the video and did not want to send their kids back in the water. I totally understand their frustration but can’t take the blame for filming something that has been going on for over 50 years. It’s basically what I call ” out of sight, out of mind mentality “. The video went world wide because everyone shared it and it turned into a whole new animal.

That being said, I have learned a great deal on how precious life is, our curiosity can, down the line get us into trouble, with every action there is a reaction, listen to your elders, and if your passionate about nature and life itself; be grateful and share it with everyone.

Words of wisdom – I was lucky and the next person may not be. Leave the shark exploring to the experts and divers of the world and Shark Week. Respect and protect nature and it’s surroundings from a safe distance and keep the ocean and our world clean.

Thanks for listening to another one of my eye opening adventures.

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[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/14054518[/vimeo]

Race Results for the Battle of the Paddle 2010 Dana Point

Monday, October 4th, 2010

2010 Battle of the Paddle results

Below are most of the results from the Battle of the Paddle in Dana Point for 2010.

Team Relay Results

Team Relay Results
Sup Co/ La Hui Kai, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 1 1 1 0:37:58
Team Hobie, Team Dana Point, Ca 46 2 2 2 0:38:13
Naish Hawaii, Team Honolulu, Hi 55 3 3 3 0:39:46
Team Bark, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 4 4 4 0:40:12
Sic Brazil, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 5 5 5 0:40:24
Starboard a Team, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 6 6 6 0:40:28
Boardworks Surf, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 7 7 7 0:42:08
Starboard, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 8 8 8 0:42:28
Infinity, Team Dana Point, Ca 34 9 9 9 0:42:44
Ohana, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 10 10 10 0:42:49
Riviera, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 11 11 11 0:43:10
Team Florida, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 12 12 12 0:43:12
Hobie Love, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 13 13 13 0:43:15
Super Dudes, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 14 14 14 0:43:44
Hobie #2, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 15 15 15 0:43:45
Hovie Sup Race Team, Team Newport Beach, Ca 40 16 16 16 0:43:51
Eurosupa, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 17 17 17 0:44:01
Lahui Team B, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 18 18 18 0:44:44
King’s (that’s Hot), Team Dana Point, Ca 50 19 19 19 0:44:53
Canada, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 20 20 20 0:44:54
Supcompany, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 21 21 21 0:45:25
Rogue #1, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 22 22 22 0:45:34
Suplove, Team Costa Mesa, Ca 36 23 23 23 0:46:03
Rogue #2, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 24 24 24 0:46:03
Nidecker, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 25 25 25 0:46:05
Team Surftech, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 26 26 26 0:46:22
Everpaddle, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 27 27 27 0:46:48
Sup Core, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 28 28 28 0:47:04
Mahalo Paddleboards Team, Team Honolulu, Hi 48 29 29 29 0:47:07
Team Yolo, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 30 30 30 0:47:12
Naish1, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 31 31 31 0:48:28
Silver Backs, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 32 32 32 0:48:44
E-Boards, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 33 33 33 0:49:09
Sup Surf Club, Team San Clemente, Ca 43 34 34 34 0:49:50
The Team, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 35 35 35 0:50:25
Hobie Desk Jockies, Team San Juan Capistrano, Ca 45 36 36 36 0:50:34
Mexico, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 37 37 37 0:50:49
Herbie Aloha, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 38 38 38 0:50:54
De Soto Na Kawa Kai, Team Dan Point, Ca 50 39 39 39 0:51:25
Bullet Proof Tigers, Team San Clamenta, Ca 30 40 40 40 0:51:47
Qwc, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 41 41 41 0:51:49
Team O’fish’l, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 42 42 42 0:52:54
Crossfit Oc, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 43 43 43 0:53:59
Awesome Otters, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 44 44 44 0:55:18
Surfworks Usa, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 45 45 45 0:55:23
Team Ooba, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 46 46 46 0:55:44
Team Gummer, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 47 47 47 0:56:04
Sup in the Bu, Team Malibu, Ca 50 48 48 48 0:56:34
Piranhas, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 49 49 49 0:57:09
Maui Jim Sup Lbc!, Team Dana Point, Ca 50 50 50 50 0:59:20

Distance SUP Race Results

Distance SUP Race
Ching, Danny Redondo Beach, Ca M 27 1 1 1 1:02:19
Rojas, Rob Laguna Beach, Ca M 37 1 2 2 1:02:59
Patterson, Charles Dana Point, Ca M 41 1 3 3 1:03:52
Grant, Travis Palm Beach, Na M 27 2 4 4 1:05:35
Vargas, Jared Honolulu, Hi M 26 3 5 5 1:06:29
Shahinian, Thomas San Clemente, Ca M 41 2 6 6 1:07:28
Bess, Jerry Kamuela, Hi M 45 3 7 7 1:07:41
Stockdale, Brian Laguna Niguel, Ca M 47 4 8 8 1:07:58
Ndiaye, Dialy Marina Del Ray, Ca M 43 5 9 9 1:08:36
Mitchell, Jamie Currumbin, Na M 33 1 10 10 1:09:13
Gages, Cronsteadt Teva Tuta, Na M 30 2 12 11 1:09:14
Trout, Slater Lahaina, Hi M 15 1 11 12 1:09:14
De Zwart, Bart Haiku, Hi M 40 1 13 13 1:09:23
Shoemaker, Scott Poway, Ca M 44 6 14 14 1:09:27
Baxter, Connor Makawao, Hi M 15 2 15 15 1:09:31
Owens, Casey San Diego, Ca M 46 7 16 16 1:09:32
Clifton, Cody San Clemente, Ca M 18 1 17 17 1:10:38
Gallagher, Tom Long Beach, Ca M 50 1 18 18 1:11:15
Hauanio, Kainoa Pahoa, Ca M 30 2 19 19 1:11:25
Mcphillips, Colin San Clemente, Ca M 35 3 20 20 1:11:26
Napoleon, Aaron Pearl, Hi M 44 2 21 21 1:11:32
Pelkey, Rob Dana Point, Ca M 43 3 22 22 1:11:44
York, Spencer Corona Del Mar, Ca M 25 1 23 23 1:11:47
Curry, Chris Wrightsville Beach, Nc M 29 2 24 24 1:12:07
Eberhardt, Dan Manhattan Beach, Ca M 43 8 25 25 1:12:35
Jackson, Paul Gold Coast, Ca M 34 1 26 26 1:13:03
Kahn, Mitch San Clemente, Ca M 50 1 27 27 1:13:05
Carter, Rand Tahoe Vista, Ca M 46 9 28 28 1:13:11
Terrien, Eric Villa Verde, Na M 28 1 29 29 1:13:23
Pease, Troy Miami, Na M 38 4 30 30 1:13:37
Becker, Matthew Santa Barbara, Ca M 16 1 31 31 1:13:37
Boland, Chris Dana Point, Ca M 49 4 32 32 1:13:41
Wild, Jay Truckee, Ca M 30 2 33 33 1:14:05
Becker, John Santa Barbara, Ca M 51 2 34 34 1:14:32
Napoleon, Sepa Kapolai, Hi M 22 1 35 35 1:14:39
Hill, Christopher Holly Ridge, Nc M 42 5 36 36 1:14:41
Kurt, Byron Dana Point, Ca M 46 1 37 37 1:14:46
Butler, Colin Charlotte Amalie M 40 6 38 38 1:15:04
Baksic, Brandi San Clemente, Ca F 38 1 1 39 1:15:26
Matero, Alessandro Sao Paulo, Sp M 36 5 39 40 1:15:33
Bradley, Todd Honolulu, Hi M 51 3 40 41 1:15:47
Hann, Norm Garibaldi Highlands, British Columbia M 41 7 41 42 1:16:04
Robinson, Stu Courtenay, Bc M 29 3 42 43 1:16:06
Vitale, James Newport Coast, Ca M 52 2 43 44 1:16:09
Pavao, Greg Waianae, Hi M 49 8 44 45 1:16:11
Brunton, Rachel Rpv, Ca F 25 2 2 46 1:16:30
Thierry, Tching Faaa Tahiti M 44 9 45 47 1:16:38
Ginella, Noa Kahuku, Hi M 16 2 46 48 1:16:49
Erickson, Lance Dana Point, Ca M 54 3 47 49 1:16:51
Morrissey, Dane Huntington Beach, Ca M 24 2 48 50 1:16:58
Moller, Andrea Haiku, Hi F 31 1 3 51 1:17:00
Mcdonald, Matthew Miramar Beach, Fl M 31 6 49 52 1:17:06
Brown, Billy Laguna Beach, Ca M 36 7 50 53 1:17:11
Bashor, Chad Laguna Niguel, Ca M 40 10 51 54 1:17:16
Appleby, Candice Honolulu, Hi F 24 3 4 55 1:18:08
Johnson, E.j. Dana Point, Ca M 47 11 52 56 1:18:12
Closier, Greg Landurvez, Na M 35 3 53 57 1:18:20
Wrenn, Karen Portland, Or F 38 2 5 58 1:18:42
Cook, Justin Santa Rosa Beach, Ca M 23 3 54 59 1:18:44
Vela, Anthony Encinitas, Ca M 36 4 55 60 1:18:45
Dudley, Elliot Cardiff, Cardiff M 25 4 56 61 1:18:46
Elbert, Derek Park City, Ut M 37 8 57 62 1:18:47
Springer, Seth Thousand Oaks, Ca M 33 9 58 63 1:19:02
Field, Mark Imperial Beach, Ca M 48 2 59 64 1:19:08
Campbell, Brent Newport Beach, Ca M 28 5 60 65 1:19:26
Miranda, Kimo Kaneohe, Hi M 53 1 61 66 1:19:33
Inouye, Matthew Pearl City, Hi M 26 4 62 67 1:19:39
Schweitzer, Zane Lahaina, Ca M 16 3 63 68 1:19:55
Menelau, Livio Haiku, Hi M 32 5 64 69 1:20:00
Kirkcaldie, Adam Santa Barbara, Ca M 32 10 65 70 1:20:04
Lester, David San Clemente, Ca M 53 4 66 71 1:20:21
Parmenter, Rod Hood River, Ca M 45 12 67 72 1:20:30
Jones, Jonathan Rolling Hills Estates, Ca M 42 3 68 73 1:20:33
Mulholland, Kristian Park City, Ut M 39 11 69 74 1:20:40
Lopez, Gerry Bend, Or M 61 1 70 75 1:20:51
Fielder, Chance Dana Point, Ca M 38 12 71 76 1:21:32
Hunt, Kelley Koloa, Hi M 31 13 72 77 1:21:35
Sheldon, Paul Long Beach, Ca M 48 13 73 78 1:21:39
Grey, Charlie Ditchling, Na M 28 6 74 79 1:21:50
Richards, Michael Encinitas, Ca M 41 4 75 80 1:21:53
Wild, Anik Truckee, Ca F 38 3 6 81 1:21:53
Smith, Gene Tarzan Hermosa Beach, Ca M 49 14 76 82 1:21:56
Fenton, Bobby Scituate, Ma M 42 15 77 83 1:22:19
Graham, Rob Carpinteria, Ca M 45 16 78 84 1:22:23
Bock, Chip Melbourne Beach, Fl M 43 17 79 85 1:22:24
Kho, Billy Trabuco Canyon, Ca M 47 18 80 86 1:22:33
Zimmerman, Kyle Huntington Beach, Ca M 19 7 81 87 1:22:59
Butki, Jay Los Angeles, Ca M 48 19 82 88 1:23:03
Demarco, John Honolulu, Hi M 44 5 83 89 1:23:18
Chain, Claudio Sao Paulo M 42 20 84 90 1:23:25
Pascoe, Brent Dana Point, Ca M 31 3 85 91 1:23:33
Jardine, Kolaiah Kailua, Hi M 33 6 86 92 1:23:37
Cruet, Rafael San Juan, Pr M 44 6 87 93 1:23:39
Estrada, Scott Sacramento, Ca M 43 21 88 94 1:23:41
Welte, Brody St Petersburg, Fl M 34 14 89 95 1:23:50
Swanecamp, Tom Dana Point, Ca M 45 22 91 96 1:23:57
Allen, Ian Oxnard, Ca M 41 10 90 97 1:23:57
Vaughan, Michael Santa Monica, Ca M 39 15 92 98 1:24:09
Beausang, John Wilmington, Nc M 40 23 93 99 1:24:14
Longley, Sparky San Clemente, Ca M 64 2 94 100 1:24:49
Westenberger, Michael Key West, Fl M 35 7 95 101 1:24:53
Murray, Stuart Mona Vale, New South Wales M 46 7 96 102 1:24:55
Moore, Jim Crystal Bay, Nv M 48 24 97 103 1:25:00
Wible, Arthur Santurce, Pr M 49 1 98 104 1:25:03
Garcia Lopes, Jorge Aguadilla, Ca M 34 8 99 105 1:25:06
Hildreth, Darian Key West, Fl M 37 16 100 106 1:25:10
Napoleon, Riggs Pearl City, Hi M 12 4 101 107 1:25:25
George, Sam Malibu, Ca M 54 2 102 108 1:25:27
English, Tom Lencadia, Ca M 47 11 103 109 1:25:42
Somerville, Phil Marina Del Ray, Ca M 40 25 104 110 1:25:45
O’hea, Patrick Santa Cruz, Ca M 34 17 105 111 1:25:51
Jackson, Angela Gold Coast F 34 1 7 112 1:26:06
Anderson, Annabel Wanaka, Ca F 29 4 8 113 1:26:20
Rhodes, Bryce Del Mar, Ca M 57 5 106 114 1:26:49
Baus, Heather Penuelas, Pr F 38 2 9 115 1:26:56
Sweet, Jeff Thousand Oaks, Ca M 42 26 107 116 1:27:34
Honscheid, Sonja Corralejo, Ca F 29 1 10 117 1:27:45
Macarewich, Matt Capistrano Beach, Ca M 47 12 108 118 1:27:49
Holbrook, Tommy Newport Beach, Ca M 24 8 109 119 1:27:53
Bond, Michael Mammoth Lake, Ca M 55 3 110 120 1:28:44
Willis, Alika Honolulu, Hi M 47 8 111 121 1:29:17
Anderson, Roger Haiku, Hi M 44 27 112 122 1:29:17
Misiewicz, Jim Holland, Mi M 43 28 113 123 1:29:19
Drottar, Steve Santa Cruz, Ca M 46 29 114 124 1:29:42
Augaitis, Lina Vancouver, Bc F 29 5 11 125 1:29:49
Goodman, John Santa Barbara, Ca M 54 4 115 126 1:29:57
Farrar, Bob Corona Del Mar, Ca M 50 6 116 127 1:30:04
Tam Sing, Kelly Honolulu, Hi M 40 9 117 128 1:30:17
Feeley, Thomas Sunny Isles Beach, Fl M 42 10 118 129 1:30:29
De Queiroz, Fabiano Curitiba, Ca M 36 9 119 130 1:31:42
Kawai, Tatsumi Aichi M 38 10 120 131 1:32:23
Underwood, Jeff Mercer Island, Wa M 44 11 121 132 1:32:44
Wright, Clayton Wright Newbury Park, Ca M 54 5 122 133 1:33:13
Donnelly, Jaime Long Beach, Ca F 34 4 12 134 1:33:38
Benhaim, Nitzan North Hollywood, Ca M 35 11 123 135 1:34:00
Fereday, Brett San Clemente, Ca M 45 12 124 136 1:34:27
Salas, Gilbert La, Ca M 50 6 125 137 1:34:30
Roediger, Bernd Kahului, Hi M 13 5 126 138 1:34:33
Reed, Hunter Rancho Santa Fe, Ca M 22 9 127 139 1:34:48
Titcomb, Herbie Honolulu, Hi M 57 7 129 140 1:34:53
Altman, Ken Citrus Heights, Ca M 68 1 128 141 1:34:53
Losee, Tom Santa Rosa Beach, Ca M 44 13 130 142 1:35:04
Wowk, Delmer Edmonton, Ab M 42 14 131 143 1:35:46
Currie, Warren St. Albert, Ab M 45 15 132 144 1:35:51
Becky, Bishop Hood River, Or F 38 3 13 145 1:36:03
Owen, Eduardo Miami, Fl M 49 16 133 146 1:36:21
Hillery, Drew New Orleans, La M 25 10 134 147 1:36:56
Abel, Cathelineau El Cotillo, Na M 39 12 135 148 1:37:01
Beebe, Leah Hermosa Beach, Ca F 28 1 14 149 1:37:49
Copp, Tony Danapoint, Ca M 48 17 136 150 1:37:52
Gibson, Cindy Honolulu, Hi F 28 2 15 151 1:38:13
Stoney, William San Diego, Ca M 21 11 137 152 1:38:19
Humenny, Kelvin North Vancouver, British Columbia M 42 13 138 153 1:39:04
Babcock, Bill Hood River, Or M 63 3 139 154 1:39:12
Aaron, Joe Capo Beach, Ca M 19 12 140 155 1:39:28
Campbell, Scott San Clemente, Ca M 39 4 141 156 1:39:57
Kubeska, Mike Orange, Ca M 28 13 142 157 1:40:10
Meyer, Matt San Clemente, Ca M 43 18 143 158 1:40:25
Kingsmill, Taylor San Clemente, Ca F 18 1 16 159 1:40:39
Reichman, Anne-Marie Paia, Hi F 35 5 17 160 1:41:28
Demsey, Brian Laguna Niguel, Ca M 68 1 144 161 1:42:22
Arche, Monica Miami, Fl F 38 4 18 162 1:42:55
Evatt, Mike Mt Pleasant, Sc M 50 8 145 163 1:43:13
Brostowicz, Allen Malibu, Ca M 42 19 146 164 1:44:03
Mcphail, Scott Honolulu, Hi M 48 20 147 165 1:44:41
Perna, Frank Malibu, Ca M 72 1 148 166 1:44:45
Davis, Sara San Clemente, Ca F 26 3 19 167 1:45:58
Brackett, Julianne South Lake Tahoe, Ca F 10 1 20 168 1:46:00
Koerner, Chris Capistrano Beach, Ca M 52 4 149 169 1:50:10
Hull, Nichole Homewood, Ca F 32 5 21 170 1:51:32
Cachia, Victor San Juan Capistrano, Ca M 53 9 150 171 1:52:36
Lee, Audrey Honolulu, Hi F 54 1 22 172 1:53:43
Auerswald, Cliff Capistrano Beach, Ca M 49 21 151 173 1:54:21
Szymanski, Brian Cardiff, Ca M 42 30 152 174 1:55:03
Healy, Cameron Portland, Or M 60 2 153 175 1:56:07
Riserbato, Joseph Mission Viejo, Ca M 51 10 154 176 2:11:38
Kalmbach, Jennifer Kailua Kona, Hi F 27 0
Morrison, Jen Issaquah, Wa F 34 0
Harrison, Elsa San Clemente, Ca F 36 0
Melvin, Pete Huntington Beach, Ca M 48 0
Poppler, Jericho Long Beach, Ca M 58 0

Elite Men and Women Battle Race

SUP Elite Men
Name Hometown Age Rank Time
Ching, Danny Redondo Beach, Ca 27 1 0:57:45
Mitchell, Jamie Currumbin, Ca 33 2 0:59:36
Trout, Slater Lahaina, Hi 15 3 1:00:39
Grant, Travis Palm Beach, Na 27 4 1:00:39
Logreco, Andrew Honolulu, Ca 26 5 1:00:43
Baxter, Connor Makawao, Hi 15 6 1:01:52
Cronsteadt, Georges Mataiea, Tahiti 30 7 1:01:55
Ginella, Noa Kahuku, Hi 16 8 1:02:54
Becker, Matthew Santa Barbara, Ca 16 9 1:03:08
Napoleon, Sepa Kapolei, Hi 22 10 1:03:08
Mcphillips, Colin San Clemente, Ca 35 11 1:03:08
Margetts, Kelly Australia, Ca 38 12 1:03:12
Napoleon, Aaron Pearl, Hi 44 13 1:03:13
Rojas, Robert San Clemente, Ca 37 14 1:03:15
Macbeth, Dave Dana Point, Ca 36 15 1:03:15
Wild, Jay Truckee, Ca 30 16 1:03:53
Kurt, Byron Dana Point, Ca 46 17 1:03:56
Patterson, Charles Dana Point, Ca 41 18 1:04:09
Jackson, Paul Gold Coast, Queensland 34 19 1:04:13
Morrissey, Dane Huntington Beach, Ca 24 20 1:04:28
Casey, Packet Ft. Lauderdale, Ca 37 21 1:04:44
Kahn, Mitch San Clemente, Ca 50 22 1:05:05
Starnes, Eric San Juan Capistrano, Ca 52 23 1:05:13
Lloy, Tommy Dana Point, Ca 24 24 1:05:15
Curry, Chris Wrightsvillie Beach, Nc 29 25 1:05:16
Pease, Troy Gold Coast, Queensland 38 26 1:05:25
Poppler, Tyson Redondo Beach, Ca 24 27 1:05:26
Rambo, Brandon San Clemente, Ca 21 28 1:05:35
De Zwart, Bart Haiku, Hi 40 29 1:05:36
Bess, Jerry Kamuela, Hi 45 30 1:05:51
Pelkui, Rob Dana Point, Ca 43 31 1:06:11
Menelau, Livio Haiku, Hi 32 32 1:06:13
Vela, Anthony Encinitas, Ca 36 33 1:06:37
Rico, Leroy Lacanau, Hi 37 34 1:06:44
Schweitzer, Zane Lahaina, Ca 16 35 1:07:06
Coffman, Kevin San Diego, Ca 40 36 1:07:07
Cook, Justin Santa Rosa Beach, Fl 23 37 1:07:17
Stalla, Fernando San Diego, Ca 23 38 1:07:17
Vargas, Jared Honolulu, Hi 26 39 1:07:19
Robinson, Stuart Courtenay, Ca 29 40 1:07:20
Mcfarland, Iain Merritt Island, Fl 24 41 1:07:20
Kosterlitz, Chase St. Pete Beach, Fl 24 42 1:07:21
Cambilargiu, Carl Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca 43 43 1:07:33
Gavere, Dan Hood, Ca 46 44 1:07:40
Butler, Colin Cgarlotte Amalie, Usvi 40 45 1:07:45
Beaupre, Kainoa Honululu, Ca 35 46 1:07:54
Dudley, Elliot Cardiff, Cardiff 25 47 1:07:57
Ndiaye, Dialy Marina Del Rey, Ca 43 48 1:07:59
Morgan, Tyler Inglewood, Ca 33 49 1:08:13
Saeman, T.j. Dana Point, Ca 25 50 1:08:21
Kirkcaldie, Adam Santa Barbara, Ca 32 51 1:08:25
Macarthur, Charlie Snowmass Village, Co 50 52 1:08:26
Barth, Garrit Long Beach, Ca 25 53 1:08:27
Napolean, Riggs Pearl City, Hi 12 54 1:08:29
Desoto, Duane Honolulu, Hi 33 55 1:08:29
Pavao, Greg Waianae, Hi 49 56 1:08:34
Murphy, Michael Redondo Beach, Ca 31 57 1:08:36
Mcdonald, Matthew Miramar Beach, Fl 31 58 1:09:04
Hill, Christopher Holly Ridge, Nc 42 59 1:09:25
Haag, Brian Laguna Niguel, Ca 19 60 1:09:29
Kenworthy, Jason Dana Point, Ca 37 61 1:09:32
Erickson, Lance Dana Point, Ca 54 62 1:09:32
Matero, Alessandro Sao Paulo, Sp 36 63 1:09:37
Emory Ii, Wally Capo Beach, Ca 37 64 1:09:46
Dorries, Peter Elanora, Queensland 43 65 1:09:48
Hauanio, Kainoa Pahoa, Hi 30 67 1:10:42
Garcia, Jorge Adrian Aguadilla, Pr 34 68 1:10:50
Clifton, Cody San Clemente, Ca 18 69 1:10:50
Chanzy, Patrice Tahiti 36 70 1:10:52
Inouye, Matthew Pearl City, Hi 26 72 1:11:15
Gregory, Closier France, Bretagne 35 73 1:11:21
Carter, Rand Tahoe Vista, Ca 46 74 1:11:28
Holbrook Jr., Tommy Newport Beach, Ca 24 75 1:11:33
Hunt, Kelley Koloa, Hi 31 76 1:12:10
Ellingson, Robby Mt. Baldy, Ca 35 77 1:12:11
Hann, Norm Garibaldi Highlands, British Columbia 41 78 1:12:17
Boehne, Dave Dana Point, Ca 34 79 1:12:28
Ring, Karl San Juan Capistrano, Ca 46 80 1:12:50
Thierry, Tching Faaa Tahiti, Tahiti 44 81 1:12:55
Finer, Adam Bucerias, Nayarit 39 83 1:13:03
Stephenson, Riley Escondido, Ca 19 84 1:13:04
Tureck, Charles San Diego, Ca 40 86 1:13:34
Drinkward, Neal Redondo Beach, Ca 47 87 1:13:38
Johnson, Ej Dana Point, Ca 47 88 1:13:41
Field, Mark Imperial Beach, Ca 48 89 1:13:46
Addison, Corran San Clemente, Ca 39 90 1:14:00
Grey, Charlie Ditchling, Ca 28 91 1:14:05
Stockdale, Brian Laguna Niguel, Ca 47 92 1:14:10
Richards, Michael Encinitas, Ca 41 93 1:14:13
Shandro, Bodie Sun Peaks, Bc 46 95 1:15:02
Butki, Jay Los Angeles, Ca 48 96 1:15:02
Liberator, Brad Costa Mesa, Ca 23 97 1:15:38
Szymanski, Brian Cardiff, Ca 42 98 1:15:43
Warner, Jeff Carlsbad, Ca 43 99 1:15:44
Kawai, Tatsumi Aichi 38 101 1:16:00
Roediger, Bernd Kahului, Hi 13 102 1:16:13
Seid, Kevin Haleiwa, Ca 45 103 1:16:23
Voci, Ryan Lakewood, Ca 32 104 1:16:30
Lopez, Gerry Bend, Ca 61 105 1:16:34
Willis, Alika Honolulu, Hi 47 106 1:16:37
Kho, Billy Trabuco Canyon, Ca 47 107 1:16:38
Wells, Martie Colton, Ca 48 109 1:16:51
Bishop, Craig Hood River, Or 41 110 1:16:51
George, Sam Malibu, Ca 54 111 1:16:53
Murray, Stuart Mona Vale, New South Wales 46 113 1:17:25
Shimabukuro, Noah Kula, Hi 28 114 1:17:27
Ayres, Ronnie Truckee, Ca 42 116 1:18:12
Brown, Billy Laguna Beach, Ca 36 117 1:18:13
Cruet, Rafael San Juan, Pr 44 119 1:18:34
Vaughan, Michael Santa Monica, Ca 39 120 1:18:41
Bock, Chip Melbourne Beach, Fl 43 123 1:19:25
Westenberger, Michael Key West, Fl 35 124 1:19:25
Zur, Rami Costa Mesa, Ca 33 125 1:19:27
Griffith, John Santa Cruz, Ca 48 127 1:19:42
Wible, Arthur Santurce, Ca 49 128 1:19:59
Ishiki, Job Huntington Beach, Ca 25 130 1:20:30
Aaron, Joe Capistrano Beach, Ca 19 132 1:20:37
Gornall, Allan Comex, Ca 25 135 1:22:09
Smith, Gene Tarzan Hermosa Beach, Ca 49 136 1:22:20
Kubeska, Mike Orange, Ca 28 139 1:22:21
Wright, Clayton Wright Newbury Park, Ca 54 140 1:22:43
Abel, Cathelineau El Cotillo, Na 39 142 1:23:38
Titcomb, Herbie Hawaii, Ca 57 148 1:29:24
Ginella, Noa Kahuku, Hi 16 0
Schweitzer, Zane Lahaina, Ca 16 0
Glynn, Chuck Carlsbad, Ca 22 0
Terrien, Eric Vill Verde, Ca 28 0
Hanny, Thomas Kirkland, Wa 35 0
Camhe, Mace New York, Ny 43 0
Becker, John Santa Barbara, Ca 51 0
SUP Elite Women
Appleby, Candice Honolulu, Hi 24 66 1:10:31
Baksic, Brandi San Clemente, Ca 38 71 1:11:03
Bruntsch, Rachel Honolulu, Hi 26 82 1:12:59
Kalmbach, Jennifer Kailua Kona, Hi 27 85 1:13:20
Gibree, Gillian San Diego, Ca 24 94 1:14:35
Moller, Andrea Haiku, Hi 31 100 1:15:58
Baus, Heather Mtn. Grove, Mo 38 108 1:16:41
Wrenn, Karen Portland, Ca 38 112 1:17:19
Anderson, Annabel Wanaka, Ca 29 115 1:18:01
Merrill, Emmy San Clemente, Ca 16 118 1:18:31
Hogan, Maggie Chula Vista, Ca 31 121 1:18:43
Hoesterey, Morgan Honolulu, Hi 29 122 1:18:43
Hunscheid, Sonja Corralejo Fuerteventura 29 126 1:19:32
Goebel, Helga Ft. Lauderdale, Ca 33 129 1:20:09
Cravens, Beccy Haleiwa, Hi 24 131 1:20:35
Jackson, Anglea Gold Coast 34 133 1:20:44
Reichman, Anne Marie Paua, Ca 35 134 1:21:26
Donnelly, Jaime Laguna Beach, Ca 34 137 1:22:21
Wild, Anik Truckee, Ca 38 138 1:22:21
Gregg, Nikki Haleiwa, Ca 36 141 1:23:01
Wenzel, Diane San Clemente, Ca 45 143 1:23:56
Plunkett, Terri San Clemente, Ca 41 144 1:24:38
Macarthur, Jenny Snowmass Village, Co 46 145 1:24:38
Augaitis, Lina Vancouver, Bc 29 146 1:25:26
Cocco, Antoinette Lomita, Ca 34 147 1:26:01
Boyer-Willis, Mary Anne Weston, Fl 44 149 1:29:31
Starr, Jamilah Princeville, Hi 32 150 1:38:04
Poppler, Jericho Long Beach, Ca 58 151 1:41:57
Harrison, Elsa San Clemente, Ca 36 0

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