Archive for December, 2011

Dan Gavere – 1080 Flat Spin 360 Body Variable

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Dan Gavere Master Instructor at completes the 1080 Flat Spin 360 Body Variable on the river in WA. This is entry number 2 for the Boardworks, Whats Your Move Contest.


SUP upwind downwind Kailua Beach

Friday, December 30th, 2011

29Dec2011. Me trying to surf at Popoia (Flat Island). Located about 3-400 yards off of the Kailua Beach boat ramp in Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii. Camera: ContourHD. Board: C4 Waterman SwitchBlade 12’6″. Conditions: Paddling into 15-20mph winds, 1-2′ waves, rough, choppy, mostly cloudy. Music: Artist: Pancho Man. Song: Do you remember. Good Fun. thanks for watching. Aloha.

2011 King of the Coast Queensland

Monday, December 5th, 2011
┬áThe King Of The Coast race being run from Point Arkwright (Yaroomba), 19 kilometres downwind to Mooloolaba. Over 200 entrants competed in all paddling disciplines including Stand up paddling, surf ski’s, and prone paddleboards, competing in what was described as challenging conditions by the race organisers.

Causing some slight controversy, the event raised eyebrows when it claimed to be the QLD state titles for Stand up paddling. ┬áSanctioned by QLD Canoeing, many wondered whether they had the authority to name the event as such, especially since SUP Australia are planning their own QLD state titles on the Gold coast later this year. Not to mention the previously held QLD titles by Surfing QLD, although to be fair – that was for Stand up paddle surfing, not racing.

Aside from the controversy, the event was a massive success for all involved, heaps of paddlers had a ball making the run from Point Arkwright, south to Mooloolaba in a 13-15 knot sea breeze, and 1-3 foot swell. Here’s what the SUP co-ordinator Sue had to say about today:

“A great turnout today for the 3rd Annual King of the Coast Race. Thanks so much all those who travelled up to participate and for supporting such a great cause that is so close to my heart. Also congratulations for all the first time competitors who got out there and had a go today in some tough conditions. You should be really proud of your accomplishments. Congratulations all who paddled !!”


VIDEO – Kai Lenny Surf | SUP | Kite | Windsurf – Huge Southern Hemi

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

SUP surf kite and windsurf A massive southern hemisphere swell cut its path through the Islands of the South Pacific. On August 30th, 2011 the swell made landfall in Hawaii, marking the last day of Hawaiian Summer.

Hawaii based OXBOW Progression Team rider and SUP World Champion Kai Lenny (18 years old), tracked the swell with precision to his secret spot. He raced through the day against time and odds to be the first athlete ever to tackle 4 sports in one day (Surfing, SUP, Windsurfing and Kitesurfing), in 15-20 foot waves. This day made its mark in the history books as the largest south swell to hit the Hawaiian Islands in 15 years, and cemented Kai Lenny’s position as one of the world most versatile ocean athletes.
The OXBOW Production Crew captured Kai’s amazing day in detail. The 46 second teaser shows a glimpse of Kai’s performance with a Paparrazi style twist. In the spirit of “catch me if you can,” Kai moves with lightning speed through his day.
Being no match for the cameras, Kai’s ocean performance speaks for itself.