Archive for September, 2012

2012 BOP – 2012 Battle of the Paddle Race Results

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

This year, the Battle of the Paddle, is expecting over 1,000 entries from around the globe. SUP athletes will be racing for over $25,000 in cash & prizes (the largest on offer in the sport of SUP). Racers will also be taking part in two new Guinness World Record attempts. The first one on Saturday, to set the record for “the world’s largest paddleboard race” and on Sunday, trying to break the existing record for “most surfers riding a single wave” (currently 110 surfers in Cape Town, SAF, 2009).

No webcast this year at all,  and according to the organisers, webcast viewer numbers have been good, but they have not been increasing too much year after year. The Battle of the Paddle we

bcast also hasn’t been attracting outside fans; it’s catered purely to the hardcore SUP enthusiasts. It’s not helping to grow the sport as fast as the race organizers want it to. Final results will appear on PaddleAthlete on Monday 1st October 2012 as usual!


View all BOP Battle of the Paddle 2012 Race Results here

The Heart & The Sea: Official Trailer

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

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DVDs available via

‘The Heart & The Sea’ is the third release from independent Australian filmmaker Nathan Oldfield, the creator of the highly regarded left of centre surf films ‘Lines From a Poem’ and ‘Seaworthy’.

Over three years in the making, ‘The Heart & The Sea’ explores the joy that lies at the very centre of a surfing life: family, friends & a shared intimacy with the sea. Filmed in Australia, New Zealand, France & Spain, this is a gently refreshing & quietly enchanting contribution to the surf film genre.

Beautifully captured and sensitively crafted, ‘The Heart & The Sea’ features Dave Rastovich, Lauren Lindsey Hill, Alex Knost, Tom Wegener, Sage Joske, Brett Caller, Johnny Abegg, Kassia Meador, Clovis Donizetti, Belinda Baggs, Paul Joske, Ryan Burch, Chris Del Moro, Matt Chojnacki, Jared Mell, Dane Peterson, Harrison Roach & many others.

The song featured in this trailer is called ‘Happening For Us’ from Community Radio’s wonderful new album Serious Magic, which has just been released on Bandcamp & iTunes. You can find out more about Community Radio here

Thanks for watching!

Sanyo Bussan International Lifesaving Cup 2012 – Male Beach Sprint – Day 2

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Male Beach Sprint – Day 2 of the Sanyo Bussan International Lifesaving Cup 2012 at Utsumi Beach, Japan
Second Place for Team Canada (Gaetan NORMANDIN)

Southern California Spearfishing 2012

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Every summer, we do a few trips to Southern California and the Channel Islands to hunt yellowtail, white seabass, halibut, calico bass, and (if we’re lucky) mahi mahi. This year we had some incredible conditions, with visibility up to 80 feet, temperatures up to 76*F, yellowtail to 36 pounds, white seabass to 57 (not shown), calicos to 7.5, and mahi mahi to 29 pounds. Here is a compilation of clips from July to September 2012. All fish were taken while freedive spearfishing and consumed by us, our family, and our friends.

Bomb Flow Lost in VOSS

Friday, September 14th, 2012


Bomb flow goes to Norway and cracks open brown stoutest  stouts they could find!

Shot and Edited By: Evan Garcia & Fred Norquist

Additional footy by: Anton Immler, Josh Neilson, Aniol Serrasolses, & Gerd Serrasolses.

Shot on: Canon 7D and Go Pro HD Hero 2

Michael Tavares – Amazing Pool SUP in California

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

The much anticipated smallWATER 5 is finally here and it features some new faces. Michael Tavares and his trusty sidekick, Shredder, were in California and stopped into the World smallWATER headquarters and took our demanding factory course for a spin. We couldn’t get Michael out of the pool until well after the sun went down.

MT pulling some pretty classic stuff in the pool!


The Ding King – SUP Stand Up Paddle Repair

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Brian Szymanski discusses SUP Stand Up Paddle Board repair at The Ding King in Encinitas in North County San Diego – Visit Ding King at

ROTY Rider of the Year

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

This is the top honour bestowed upon the paddler felt to have had the most impressive year in whitewater. As with all the categories, Rider of the Year will be chosen by the votes from over 100 of the worlds best boaters from all whitewater disciplines.


SIC Bullet Aerial Downwinder SUP Video

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Connor Baxter – Custom Bullet 17
Dave Kalama – Custom Bullet 18
Jamie Mitchell – Production Bullet V1
Livio Menelau – Production Bullet V1
Mark Raaphorst – Bullet V2
Scott Trudon – Bullet V2
Andrea Moller – Bullet V2

We had a helicopter follow us on a downwind run from Maliko Gulch to Kahului Harbor for some aerial video action!