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Zen Waterman – How to catch a wave on a SUP

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Robert Stehlik gives us an informative  edit because you were probably wondering when you would finally get around to how to catch and surf waves on a SUP.  Ideally, everyone would learn the basics first before even attempting to go into the surf to catch waves.  Unfortunately many head straight into the surf without basic skills and little knowledge of surfing etiquette.  I hope you are not one of them.  Please make sure you have a good grasp of all the basic skills covered in the first 6 technique posts and knowledge of surfing etiquette before even thinking about catching waves, especially if there are others in the waves with you.

Zane Schweitzer Takes on Mainland Mexico!

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Starboard SUP Team Rider takes on the Big Surf in Mainland Mexico! Exact location will remain disclosed…. After a Podium Finish in Cocoa Beach Florida Zane & Matty Schweitzer meet up with Zane’s Girlfriend Jimena Ochoa and head down the Coast searching for swell after the Massive storm! GoPro

You are paddleboarding next to 15 great white sharks! – CA police warn beachgoers

Friday, May 12th, 2017

California paddleboarders found themselves in what resembled an outtake from ‘Jaws’ when the chilling announcement was made that they were just metres from a school of around 15 great white sharks.

In helicopter footage taken by Orange County Sheriff’s Department, the creatures’ forms, which the aircraft’s occupants observe are 10 feet (3 meters) long, could be seen through the clear water just off the California coastline.

A loudspeaker announcement could be heard coming from the helicopter saying that the area is “heavily populated at the moment with large great white sharks” and that the creatures have come “as close as the surf line”.

The paddleboarders are then advised to “exit the water in a calm manner”.

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Sunday, December 6th, 2015

WPA National Race – Recap by Connor Baxter

Friday, June 24th, 2011

WPA National Race – by Connor Baxter:

The 2011 Wet feet WPA National Race was a super fun event. I flew over to Oahu from Maui on Friday and the event was on Saturday. The WPA – World Paddle Association – has a series of qualifying events for the Hennessey’s World Event in San Diego in September. An event I definitely want to compete in.

The morning of the race there was no wind, so I was pretty bummed. But the race started at 12:00pm, so there was some time for the wind to pick up. And, sure enough around 11:45am the wind started to blow about 10-12 mph. And once we were all on the start line there was good wind.

The race was on the North Shore from Sunset Beach to Haleiwa, which is about 7miles. There were 105 competitors – 90 were Stand Up Paddlers and there were 15 Prone Paddlers. Once the race started Scott Gamble and I took off and were in the lead. There were good bumps until we got to Waimea – where the wind turned off and the little wind we had was slightly offshore.

When there was still about 5 miles left, Scott pulled a huge gap on me, because I was a little too far outside – and hence he took the lead. So all I was thinking was “anything can happen”. I waited until I saw a good opportunity and I paddled like crazy and made up some ground on him – but I didn’t catch up. Then I did the same thing again – and finally caught up to him and I started to pull away from him.

As I got closer to the finish, the third place guy, Kaeo Abbey caught up to Scott and was right behind me and was starting to catch up. As we rounded the point, Kaeo caught a wave and was right next to me so for the last little bit it was a full sprint to the beach. So I put my head down and gripped my paddle tight and ended up winning – and am now qualified for the World Event. Super stoked.

The top six places are:
1 – CONNOR BAXTER 1:03:08
2 – KAEO ABBEY 1:03:17
3 – SCOTT GAMBLE 1:04:12
4 – JOEY NAPOLEAN 1:06:40
5 – ROBERT STEHLIK 1:07:54
6 – KAINOA BEAUPRE 1:08:37

I want to thank my sponsors for all their support – Starboard, Nike 6.0, Maui Jim Sunglasses, Dakine, EFX Technology, GoPro Cameras, On It Pro, Waterman’s Sunscreen, Sunrite Maui, SIC and Hi-Tech Sports.

Also a big Mahalo to all the event organizers and volunteers. It was a good fun event!!

World Series Distance Race: Ubatuba Pro 2013

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Here are the highlights from the Stand Up World Series Distance Race at Praia do Centro in Ubatuba, 2013

World Renown Shaper Brian Szymanski discusses the Lahui Kai Team Race 12’6″

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

Brian Szymanski shaped paddle boards have won more championships in the last four years than any other boards. In this video, “Shizzy” explains design details for the Lahui Kai Team Race 12’6″, the best performing boards at the 2014 Battle of the Paddle. More about Lahui Kai:

Windsurfing Dream- video by Bob Bohn

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

My friend and Blue Planet team rider Bob Bohn made this windsurfing video with some very creative camera angles and custom gopro mounts, cool stuff, thanks Bob!


Will it downwind? Starboard Sprint (Race) 14′ x 25″ (2013) SUP

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Will it downwind? The Starboard Sprint (Race) 14′ x 25″ (2013) SUP is tested in flatwater, upwind, ultra-near shore and downwind conditions.

Whitewater SUP in Gorge-ous Hood River | SUP’s Up, Ep. 2

Friday, January 26th, 2018

The SUP champion from Hawaii travels to Hood River to try her hand at stand-up paddling on the whitewater of White Salmon River. Can she cut it?

Candice Appleby then heads to the Columbia River Gorge for the 3rd Annual Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge and has some bonus fun in the video, stand up paddle training with the big winds JET team.

Before the day is out, Candice surfs in the wake of a massive river sternwheeler. That’s one hell of a day.

Director: Chris Emerick
Producer: Dan Gavere
Athletes: Candice Appleby, Anthony Vella

Whitewater SUP in Gorge-ous Hood River | SUP’s Up, Ep. 2

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What’SUP at the Golden Gate Bridge? | Red Bull Heavy Water

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

►Congratulations to this year’s winner Casper Steinfath. Red Bull Heavy Water, was arguably the most intense stand-up paddling event in the world. The location guaranteed 32 of the world’s best SUP athletes, waves over 10 feet high and consist of an open course stretching 12 km (7.5 miles) from Ocean Beach and finishing just past the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Friday, January 1st, 2016

This video is about people having fun on the Inflatable SUP boards and also on the Performance WAVE boards.

What is a Waterman?

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Interviews with Gerry Lopez, Dave Kalama and Brian Keaulana about the concept of a waterman, past and present. If you only surf you’re not a waterman!

Wet Feet/ Blue Planet 2017 WPA race- Sunset to Haleiwa

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Here is some drone footage of yesterday’s Wet Feet/ Blue Planet WPA Hawaii regional race. The wind was light but made for good conditions on a beautiful day on Oahu’s famous North shore. The start was at Sunset Beach, some of the footage was shot off Shark’s Cove in Pupukea and the finish was in Haleiwa. Kai Chong finished first with a good lead followed by Kione Dahlin, Buzzy Kerbox, Tyler Jaggers and Noah Garfield. The fastest women were Jenn Lee, Kiyomi Sheppard, and Jane McKee. Peter Balding and Colleen Tessler were the fastest prone paddlers. Congratulations to all finishers!

West Maui SUP Surfing 2017

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017


West Maui Humpback Whale Encounter

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Went for a paddle & vualaaa. 3 sets of Humpback Moms & Yearlings. Don’t try this yourself. Very intimidating. Malama O Ke Kai.

Welcome to Paddle Fit

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

From Modest Giant  –

PaddleFit is owned by fitness and SUP mad man Brody Welte. Brody has been a friend of ours for years and we have helped him develop his brand (in our previous life as designers) and Chad has been shooting the brand images for PaddleFit for the past 3 years. A big part of Brody’s and PaddleFit’s mission is to provide people with the tools to become healthier and happier through outdoor fitness and SUP (Stand Up Paddling). This piece was shot over a 4 day trip down the PCH starting in Santa Cruz and ending up in San Diego. The goal… to give people a taste of the PaddleFit lifestyle. Enjoy!

COMING SOON – We will be partnering with PaddleFit to film a training program series that will inspire and encourage people to get outdoors and change their body and state of mind.

Welcome to H2MexicO

Monday, January 13th, 2014

H2mexicO is a rare investment opportunity that includes taking a ground breaking Endless Summer style stand-up paddle journey down Baja’s surf drenched peninsula with 10x World Paddling Champion Jamie Mitchell, renowned watermen Dave Kalama, Chuck Patterson and Danny Ching along with up-and- coming talents: Slater Trout, Talia Decoite, Conner Baxter and Dave Boehne.

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Way To Go – Jamie O’

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Hawaiian Charger Jamie O’ Brien proves that anything goes and it’s all about having a blast!


Watermans Morgan House prepares for the Wold Cup in Racice, Czech Republic

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Photos and words provided by Morgan House

Trials result

Trials this this past weekend went pretty well. I placed 2nd in the k1 1000m behind Luke Michael and 1st in the k1 200m. I will be focusing on the k4 1000m this year with fellow teammates Luke Michael, Jake Michael, and Pat Dolan. We will be leaving san diego on the 10th and arriving in Pusiano, Italy on the 11th where we will spend a week preparing for the 2nd world cup (1st one for us) in Racice, Czech Republic. We will then travel to Duisburg Germany to compete in the final world cup. In both of these races, I will be competing in the k4 1000m an K1 200m. I will keep everyone posted on results as they happen.


Thanks for everyone’s support. I know I wouldn’t be able to do any of this without you!



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Watermans Jamie Mitchell Dominates Cline Mann Paddleboard race on road to 10th Molokai2Oahu victory

Monday, July 11th, 2011













Sunday, July 10, 2011_Honolulu, HI –  Jamie Mitchell dominated the field in Honolulu last Sunday on the way to victory in the Cline Mann Paddleboard race.  On July 31st he will attempt to secure his 10th World Title, an unheard of feat within the sport.


Mitchell took a commanding lead, finishing over seven minutes ahead of fellow Australian Joel Mason.   The 17-mile long course ran from Makapu’u to Kaimana; Mitchell finished in a time of 1:08:02.

Jamie’s next competitive stop is The 9.54-mile Maui International Paddleboard Race, July 24th, before  the 32-mile Molokai2Oahu Paddleboard World Championships, July 31st.  Mitchell is the current 9-time defending Molokai champion.

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Watermans dominates The SUP Awards!

Friday, July 15th, 2011

As of last time I checked Watermans Athletes are up for no less than TEN awards at the first annual SUP Awards and another five nominations for Movie of the Year and Top Philanthropic Effort.  So VOTE! (Yeah, you can click that link.)

Top Male Paddler:

Top Female Athlete

Top Expedition

  • The Lower Zam – Featuring Connor Baxter


Movie of the Year

  • Destination 3 Degrees – Featuring Jenny Kalmbach
  • The Ultimate Guide to Stand Up Paddling – Featuring Dan Gavere
  • Stand Up Paddle Fitness with Nikki Gregg – Featuring Niki Greg

Top Philanthropic Effort

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