Archive for May, 2013

Jason Polakow and Robby Swift at Backyards

Friday, May 31st, 2013

With so many northerly winds and medium sized waves on Maui this winter, Jason and Robby ventured to the North Short of Oahu in search for winds and good windsurfing waves. And did they find both!

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Team Quickblade at the 2013 Carolina Cup

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

The team gathers for the race of the year on the East Coast, the season opening Carolina Cup.

Wade Koniakowsky – M20 Race Art

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

This documentary captures Wade Koniakowsky creating the art for the 2013 Molokai 2 Oahu World championships of paddle boarding through various inspirations from the event and location.

Bigfork Whitewater 2013 HexaXL Multirotor

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Great edit of aerial and ground video from the Bigfork Wild Mile Whitewater Festival in Montana. We used a MK Hexakopter XL with a GoPro Hero 3 for the aerials and a Sony FS700 for the ground work. The hispeed was shot at 240fps and everything else was at 1080 60P.

Retro – Early Whitewater SUP Fletcher Burton South Silver

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Fletcher Burton stand up paddling (SUP) South Silver Creek in California.

Video of Fletcher Burton’s epic stand up paddling (SUP) descent of South Silver Creek’s 600 foot per mile section. South Silver has always allured whitewater enthusiasts to it’s granite paradise of waterfalls and slides. It was no surprise to us when Fletcher called and wanted to try it’s first SUP descent. The sport of SUP has migrated inland and continues to grow with new vertical descents. Determined to take these “limits” to an entirely whole new level, Fletcher charged it and attempted every drop at least twice (even with a busted leg after Skyscraper). Fletcher has been pushing his the limits of the sport even before it hit mainstream, by standing up on his wave ski. No stranger to the paddling world either, he has many accomplishments including:

– 7x’s US Waveski National Champion
– 2x’s US Surfkayak Champion
– 2nd at Worlds Surfkayak in Brazil
– 2nd at Worlds Waveski in New Zealand
– 3x’s California dungeons and dragons champion (not really, he wrote that in)

Enjoy the film and we think Fletcher said it best,

“Maybe a stand-up paddler will never do what a kayaker does [on steep creeks] but there is a learning curve and gear to be developed to be able to accomplish something like South Silver Creek.” – Fletcher Burton

Shot with a Sony EX1r, 7D and GoPro’s

Substantial Play Boating SUBSTANTIAL + AWESOME!

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Rarely will you find the Substantial Boys dabbling in the arts of “PLAY” boating…but there is a time, and in that time, there is a place, and in that place, there is a saying…HAPPY STAKEOUT! Enjoy some amazing wave surfing from some of the sports best (not including me)…The Ruins wave is one of the greats in big wave surfing…it’s like the feeling you get when you take a first sip of an ice cold beer after a long day of work

Garrett McNamara at Navare on a Wavejet

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Just a day before he set the new world record for the biggest wave ever surfed, WaveJet team rider, Garrett McNamara hit the same spot with his WaveJet Gun

Boardworks – Monster Paint SUP Board Application

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

Boardworks Surf GM, Phillip Rainey, shows how to apply Monster Paint to the nose of a standup paddleboard.
Monster Paint Traction is a Clear Grip Spray for SUP Board and Paddle, one spray can will grip 3 SUP boards and 3 paddles. Monster Paint is used and recommended by Gerry Lopez, Ron House, Chuck Patterson, and may other Elite Waterman.
Monster Paint Traction is available at and most SUP/SURF Shops. Ask for Monster Paint Traction at your local SUP/SURF Shop.

KiteSurfing – Visions with Reo Stevens

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Amazing footage of the new breed of kite surfing!

Retro – Great Footage From the BOP 2012

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Retro – Teahupoo Biggest Ever

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Some called this the biggest swell ever to hit Teahupo and stay rideable.  If you go in the water you’d be arrested on the spot except for these few chargers!   Shot in full HD slomo – Amazing Footage!

Massive Teahupoo Tahiti May 13 2013

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Witness the growing swell on this incredible day!

Tahiti – Wave of the day Koa Rothman

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

That’s intense!

Amazing Encounter with a pod of Orca’s in boat wake

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Rich & Laura Howard celebrated their 20th Wedding Anniversary in La Paz Mexico at Costa Baja Resort/Spa. Their dive with the friendly resident sea lion colony was interrupted when whales dropped by. Watch the amazing video as these whales play “like dolphins” in the wake of their boat.

Some Southeastern Stoutage

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Hunt, Eliot, Kincaid, and Isaac running a southeastern waterfall after the past week’s big rain

Live Unbound Now!

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

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Retro – Kalama on Molokai 2012

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Great interview with master downwind paddler Dave Kalama from the finish line at Molokai2Oahu 2012.

Primi Downwind Dash Cape Town

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

The Final race of the PRIMI Naish SUP Downwind Dash series, Cape Town, South Africa. 20 weeks of downwind racing from October to March every year.

Robbie Naish DNA

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Join NKTV for yet another epic season of ridiculous bumping, jumping, traveling and team shenanigans.…Watch killer airs and crazy-sweet tricks as loads of adrenalin are unleashed on the Cape Town South African sea by the Langeree & Richman siblings and “The Boss” during their recent trip to the RedBull King of the Air Contest.

Strap in, watch and get stoked as the Naish team takes kiteboarding on endless adventures to newly charted territories around the world with style.

Title: Naish DNA
Producer: Naish

Flood Breaker Flood Kayaking Kamai Ranges, NZ

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Retro – Big and Perfect Cloudbreak July 2011

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Fat Cloudbreak from July 2011

L’Hydropter Incredible Footage World’s Fastest Sailboat

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

The Hydroptère is an experimental sailing hydrofoil designed by French yachtsman Alain Thébault. Her multihull hydrofoil design allows the sail-powered vessel to reach high speeds on water. The design is based on experience from a range of hydrofoil sailcraft that Thébault built in cooperation with the late Éric Tabarly since the 1990s. On October 5, 2008 she reached a record speed of 52.86 knots (97.90 km/h; 60.83 mph), however this was over a shorter distance than the 500m necessary to qualify for an official world record On December 21, 2008, the Hydroptère briefly reached 56.3 knots (104.3 km/h; 64.8 mph) near Fos-sur-Mer, but capsized shortly thereafter.

On September 4, 2009, the Hydroptère broke the outright world record, sustaining a speed of 52.86 knots (97.90 km/h; 60.83 mph) for 500m in 30 knots of wind. In November 2009, she broke the 50 knot barrier for a nautical mile with a speed of 50.17 knots (92.91 km/h; 57.73 mph) in Hyères, France.