Posts Tagged ‘stand up paddle’

Japan SUP river

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Masayuki Takahata ” Yacu “, Yoshida Taku and Fred Bonnef
Septembre 2015.
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Stand up paddle au Colorado

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Découverte des stand up paddlers du Colorado en compagnie du rider français du team JP Australia Nicolas Fayol.
Images : Blandine Mellouet. © getupsupmag.com

SUP trip en Irlande

Monday, January 11th, 2016

En décembre 2014, David Latastère, les frères Carpentier (Ben & Mat) et Benoit Cail (Natural Surf Camp) partaient sur un secret spot à l’approche d’une grosse dépression. Nous les avons suivi dans leur quête de belles droites, les surfers devant composer avec les coups de vent violents.

December 2014, stand up surfers Mat & Ben Carpentier, David Latastère and Benoit Cail moved to Ireland to look for secret spots while a low pressure headed the west coast. Surfers had to deal with strong winds but found some good ones.
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From the ocean to the river

Friday, January 8th, 2016

While some surfers rode big waves with the last days’ swells, we took the race boards to surf a long river wave in the Basque Country

Filmed by Ane Zulaika

Starboard SUP, Kairoscore, Mystic Boarding

December Sessions

Friday, January 1st, 2016

Merry Christmas everybody! It’s been an exciting month, getting settled in at Naish, using all this amazing gear! Definitely looking forward to dedicating a few videos to my favorite boards in the 2016 lineup… Anyways, Happy Holidays, and if I don’t see ya, Happy New Year!

Stand up paddle in Java

Friday, January 1st, 2016

French stand up paddlers Remi Quique & Ben Carpentier surf in West Java.

Les français Ben Carpentier et Rémi Quique surfent West Java.
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Abu Dabi All-Stars Invitational 2013

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

selection of the world’s best stand up paddlers have been invited to Abu Dhabi to take part in the All Stars Invitational, hosted by Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club, UAE SUP and Wadi Adventure. The event will be broadcast live on the 4th – 6th April at www.standupworldtour.com

Keahi de Aboitiz SUP surfing

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Ripper Keahi de Aboitiz, the reigning Kite Surfing World Champion surfing Queensland

Punta Sayulita SUP Classic 2013

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Featuring Starboard riders Sean Poynter, Zane Schweitzer, Vanina Walsh and Giorgio Gomez

How To Ride Waves On a SUP

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Scott Mckercher show you basic wave riding techniques for SUP Surfing

Starboard introduces the world’s first multiplex flex blade and shaft range

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

Blade Technology

The angle of the paddle blade though the water and the blade’s size dictate the power and efficiency of each stroke. All our blades are foiled to minimize drag and maximize power transfer throughout the stroke. A well-balanced paddle blade squanders little energy.

The blade’s size can be compared to the gears of a bike: the higher the gear or the smaller the blade, the less effort each stroke consumes with less forward motion generated. The lower the gear or the bigger the blade, the more energy will be used and the more forward motion will be activated. For long paddle sessions, lighter people, or those with a high cadence stoke, a smaller blade is recommended. Many people who entered SUP with a surfing background prefer the larger blade sizes that provide the immediate power produced by a few strokes for fast and late drops into waves. Starboard offers seven blade sizes in three constructions to fit your power requirements, comfort needs, and budget.

Starboard’s Carbon Tech and Vision Tech blade constructions are both hand laminated and built with the same lightweight Divinycell PVC core and super-strong ABS rail for durability.

Carbon Tech blades feature full carbon outer skin lay-up for maximum performance.

Vision Tech blades feature a fiberglass outer lay-up with a Carbon-Pine spine providing a more forgiving feel with extra rebound.

Tufskin blades are strong, durable ABS foils based on the Endura 525cm blade and they have a forgiving nature

Shaft Technology

Everything in the universe is relative and the flex of a paddle shaft is no exception. The general reflex momentum of the paddle shaft is crucial as a paddle with correct flex and rebound characteristics will provide better power transfer and more speed with less fatigue. Starboard has carefully selected shafts with optimal stiffness, deflection and rebound to maximize the power potential of each stroke, while ensuring the required durability for heavy loads when used in surf.

Premium Carbon shaft features the regular stiffness and rebound preferred by most riders in most conditions. Our heavier team members prefer the flex characteristics of the Premium Carbon shafts

Carbon Reflex shaft has more flexibility and higher rebound at the end of the stroke than the Premium Carbon shaft. Both carbon shafts feature matt finish for enhanced grip. Lighter riders like Connor Baxter and the ladies team get more performance with the more flexible Carbon Reflex shafts.

Starboard’s new Glass Rebound shaft feels lively in hand with the flex and rebound characteristics more typically found in high-end carbon shafts. The Glass Rebound shaft provides a truly winning combination by providing an economical fiberglass shaft with the performance characteristics similar to a carbon shaft. Glass Rebound shafts feature matt finish for enhanced grip.

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Camelbak Molokai Hydration Pack for SUP Racers and Stand Up Paddlers

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

BUY the Camelbak Molokai Hydration Pack

molokai camelback for supThe popularity of Stand Up Paddle Boarding continues to grow, with board sales more than double this year over last. Looking to address the specific hydration needs of this emerging category, CamelBak has created a new line, with two hydration vests and one hydration pack, designed specifically with Stand Up Paddle Boarders in mind.

Working together with pro paddler Slater Trout, CamelBak ensured sport specific details were included in each of the new vests and pack. All three styles incorporate technical elements such as quick drying, non-corrosive materials, paddle holsters, safety whistle, reflectivity, and rear stash overflow storage space for an inflatable PFD.

The Camelbak Molokai ($100) hydration vest is designed for the long distance paddler. Front cargo pockets give you quick access to your sunscreen, snacks, or waterproof electronics case. The 2L Antidote Reservoir with Quick Link opens wide, closes with a snap, and lets you refill water without unloading your gear. The hydration vest harness is adjustable, so will properly fit any size person.

The Baja LR was a race ready hydration vest and uses CamelBak’s 2L and it is now discontinued.

camelbak tahoe LR for SUP Instead the latest Tahoe LR ($70) is the perfect hydration pack for the more casual paddler. With a fanny pack design, the Antidote Lumbar Reservoir and Camel Clip Bite Valve give you quick access to drinking water when you are out enjoying the lake and the sun.

The CamelBak Stand Up Paddle hydration vests and hydration pack will start selling in February 2012, just in time for you to head to Hawaii on your winter vacation. The CamelBak Stand Up Paddle hydration vests and hydration pack will start selling in February 2012, just in time for you to head to Hawaii on your winter vacation.

camebak cortezThe cortez is a hydration pack from Camelbak that is designed to be mounted to the deck of your SUP. It can easily be attached using existing mount points on the board or with aftermarket glue on mounts. It has an insulated tube to protect it from hot sun or cold so it can last all day without overheating or freezing.

All the Camelbak paddle hydration packs come with a lifetime warranty.

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Island to Island Waterman Relay 2011

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Catalina Island October 8, 2011 – SUP and Paddleboard teams, and individuals on SurfSki’s and OC1’s will meet this weekend for California’s premier Open Water downwinder from the landing on Santa Barbara Island will go east downwind to Two Harbors – Isthmus Catalina – a 28 mile course. First run in 2004, this race is expected to attract the best endurance paddlers on the Mainland and Australia, including Jackson English who will be again paddling in support of  SurfAid International as he did at this year’s Molokai 2 Oahu World Championships.

English is a schoolteacher at the United World College of SE Asia in Singapore but is originally from the Central Coast of NSW, Australia.  In the past five years he has raised more than $200,000 for SurfAid.

“With three healthy young children of my own, it breaks my heart to see kids the same age as mine suffering from very preventable diseases such as chest infections, diarrhoea, malnutrition and malaria,” Jackson said.

Visit the main site for tickets and the latest info!

All Paddleboard teams and their required escort boats will meet at the South end of Santa Barbara Island at 6:30 am for check in. The water start will be at 7:00 am, 100 yards from the landing. The race will be a downhill run from Santa Barbara Island to the west end of Catalina Island, approximately 22 N.M., continuing southeast for 6 N.M. along the island, finishing on the South East side of the pier at Isthmus Cove located at Two Harbors. Official cut-off time for the race is 3pm. Race party begins at 3.30pm!

Four classes are invited,teams of three.
Open Paddleboard
Stock Paddleboard
SUP 14″ only (no 12’6″)
O.C. 1 only.
Each team is required to have an escort vessel.

island to island Waterman relay Giles Finlayson

Lightest Weight, Quickest Response

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Lightest Weight, Quickest Response

Paddleboards are relatively long so swing weight is simply crucial. Every 100 grams saved can be felt when carving on a wave. Our new Brushed Carbon wave boards are up to 3kg lighter than our AST technology, which already is the industry Benchmark. The incredible weight saving makes the Brushed Carbon boards feel 1 to 2 feet shorter. The boards are monitored by the tightest QC system available. A combination of a ultra light carbon weave and medium density extra high quality PVC sandwich foam wrapped around a light density EPS core. The full PVC wrap sandwich with Carbon our strongest offering for big wave days. The first real performance technology to be introduced to the world of paddle boarding.

Brushed Carbon Technology
• The lightest technology
• The quickest response
• Light paint job protecting overheating
• Full deck and bottom wrap of high quality carbon
• Full deck and bottom wrap of high density PVC foam.
• Ultra lightweight Startouch deck grip.
• Blue Hexcel flex fins.

Lightest Weight, Quickest Response is a post from: THE OFFICIAL STARBOARD PADDLEBOARD STARBOARD SUP – The Official Blog

11 City Tour day 2, Extreme SUPing!

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

2011 11 City SUP Race

Today was the second day of the SUP11City tour, that will continue till September 11. The 3rd edition of the SUP 11-City tour takes place. Athletes experience the ultimate challenge as they paddle 220 kilometers (136 miles) in five days with heavy weather conditions, with wind forecasts up to 7bft. The second day was almost as tough as the first, with a south western wind blowing 4 bft.

Extreme second day

After the tough race of yesterday, today it was also hard to paddle for the forty athletes. The second day started in Sloten with a start sign of the mayor, who woke up early to cheer for the athletes. The route in the direction of Stavoren contained many open water areas with strong head on winds around 5-6 bft, which forced the athletes on their knees on the board to be able to continue. Today Bart de Zwart, Ryan James and Paul Jackson were leading again in the first part of the race. However in the second part, the youngest participant of the event the Danish Casper Steinfath caught up with the leaders and finished third after Bart de Zwart and Ryan James. First woman to finish was Angela van Hoof-Jackson with a small advantage on Anne-Marie Reichman, who finished second. Third was Simone Horsfield. Best team was Hightide. Several participants had to end the race before the finish because of the heavy weather conditions.

Times:

Men
1. Bart de Zwart – 5 h. 46 min. 11 sec
2. Ryan James – 5 h. 46 min. 14 sec.
3. Casper Steinfath – 5 h. 48 min. 23 sec.
4. Paul Jackson – 5 h. 48 min. 38 sec.
5. Belarmino Diaz – 5 h. 58 min. 14 sec

Ladies
1. Angela van Hoof – Jackson 7 h. 00 min. 00 sec.
2. Anne-Marie Reichman – 7 h. 2 min. 36 sec.
3. Simone Horsfield – 7 h. 14 min. 38 sec.
4. Pat Hernandez – 7 h. 59 min. 23 sec.
5. Team Naishup.nl Men – Ed Asselé – 7 h. 40 min. 0 sec.

Route and weather forecast
Tomorrow Friday september 9, the athletes will start in Workum: Hearekunst 25 and paddle to Franeker where they will finish at the elevencitybridge at Oud Kaatsveld. The weather forecast is much more SUP friendly the upcoming days, with 2 bft wind. However, there will not be much sun tomorrow.

Participants
Beside the ultimate challenge the SUP 11-City Tour is also a unique experience. Over 150 national and international paddlers from around the world (Hawaii, USA, France, Norway, Denmark, Australia and New Zealand) get to know Friesland, the northern province of Holland, from the water. Open fields with windmills, cows, and sheep will present itself along the water ways alternated by eleven historical cities built from 1700 onwards.

Participants paddle the original waterways, where ice skaters started conquering this historical tour 101 years ago on frozen waters. SUP 11-City supporters come from all over the country and from all over the world to Friesland to encourage participants from bridge tot bridge, and from town to town.

New team
Today we received a message from team South Africa, that they will participate next year. This is good news for the SUP11City tour, every year we become more international!

Free SUP lessons
Besides organizing the ultimate challenge in SUP, we also like to give everyone the opportunity to get to know this new, fun, healthy and outdoor sport. Free SUP lessons will be offered to everyone by our SUP sponsors at the end of each day, where the athletes will cross the finish line.

Follow the tour?
During the event athletes can be followed via Internet. All paddlers will carry a GPS tracking unit, so you can follow them LIVE (7-11 September) along the tour. Go to www.sup11citytour.com ?follow the tour live?. The SUP 11-City Tour can also be followed on Twitter http://twitter.com/sup11citytour and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/sup11citytour.

See you in Friesland in SUPtember!

THE OFFICIAL STARBOARD PADDLEBOARD STARBOARD SUP – The Official Blog

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SUP11City tour day 3 – Saving a cow giving birth andSUP in the World sport of Games in Friesland

Monday, September 12th, 2011

SUP11City tour day 3 - Saving a cow giving birth andSUP in the World sport of Games in Friesland

Netherlands, September 8, 2011
Dag 3: Sun and blue skies, a cow giving birth en route and SUP at the World Sport for all Games in Friesland in 2016.

The participants of the SUP 11-City Tour experience an ultimate challenge. They paddle 220 kilometers paddle 220 kilometer in 5 days in extreme weather. After 2 days with extreme weather conditions the weather today was pretty good. Ten knots of wind, no rain, blue skies and sun!

The good weather conditions don’t change the focus of the athletes doesn’t differ from the first two days. A race is a race and the competitors will fight till the last day. The athletes paddled a distance of 44 kilometers today and needed to get their stamps at the start, on the way in Bolsward en Harlingen and at the finish in Franeker.

In Witmarsum where the paddlers need to take their 15 minute break, de first six guys arrive at 11.15 am. The first three ladies arrive about 25 minutes later. Again the first three are Angela van Hoof-Jackson, Anne-Marie Reichman en Simone Horsfield. The overall results show a close race between the first three girls competing. Anne-Marie still claims the first place after three days. The overall results will be published on our website this evening (http://www.sup11citytour.com).

Results day 3: Workum Franeker

Men
1. Bart de Zwart – 4:58:28
2. Ryan James – 4:58:32
3. Casper Steinfath – 4:58:36

Ladies
1. Angela van Hoof – Jackson 5:41:27
2. Anne-Marie Reichman – 6:00:28
3. Simone Horsfield – 6:01:57

Teams
1. Team Hightide – 5:26:34
2. Team Naishup.nl Men – 5:26:55
3. Team Starboard-Supmagazine – 5:44:41

World Sport for all Games 2016 in Friesland
Thiadrik Twerda, the councillor of Franeker is also responsible for sports and culture. Today he handed out the day prices. Twerda was very impressed and all the international athletes. He suggests that SUP would be a great sport to add to the World Sport for all Games in 2016, for which Friesland is nominated as host. A big compliment for the athletes. Of course we hope SUP will be an Olympic sport soon.

Special price for Team Hightide girls for helping out a cow giving labor.
The girl who paddled for Team Hightide today, was a little delayed on her way, passing by a cow giving birth. She went to look for the farmer who immediately took action.

Route en weather forecast for Saturday the 10th of September
Tomorrow the athletes will start at 09.00 am. at the famous 11-City Bridge in Franeker (Spaarbankstraat 26). The mayor of Franeker will give the start signal. De weather forecast is good. The wind will come from the south and will be about ten knots with a temperature of 24 degrees in the afternoon.

Bartlehiem, here we come!
Supporters can find the athletes in Berlikum (Gernierswei) between 10.00 and 11.00 am. Their 15 minute break will be at the Oude Leye ( (Lange Balkendijk 1). The first participants are expected to arrive at this point about 11.30 am. In the afternoon supporters can drive to the famous little bridge at Bartlehiem where the athletes will pass by. From there they will SUP to Birdaard and finish in Dokkum.

Free SUP lessons.
Free SUP lessons will be offered to everyone by our SUP sponsors at the end of each day, where the athletes will cross the finish line.
Follow the tour:
During the event athletes can be followed via Internet. All paddlers will carry a GPS tracking unit, so you can follow them LIVE (7-11 September) along the tour. Go to www.sup11citytour.com ?follow the tour live?. The SUP 11-City Tour can also be followed on Twitter http://twitter.com/sup11citytour and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/sup11citytour.

Stichting Stand Up Paddle
Boskleane 10
9255 JH Tietjerk
info@sup11citytour.com
www.sup11citytour.com

SUP11City tour day 3 – Saving a cow giving birth andSUP in the World sport of Games in Friesland is a post from: THE OFFICIAL STARBOARD PADDLEBOARD STARBOARD SUP – The Official Blog

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SUP 11-City Tour 2011 Day 1

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

SUP 11-City Tour 2011 Day 1

It’s on! From today on to September 11, the 3rd edition of the SUP 11-City tour takes place. Athletes will experience the ultimate challenge as they paddle 220 kilometers (136 miles) in five days with heavy weather conditions, with wind forecasts up to 7bft. And tough it was today, with a south western wind blowing 5 bft. Unfortunately the weather forecast for the rest of the week will not improve. Freezing it is in Friesland.

Heavy first Day
It was a tough race today with strong wind conditions: south west 5 bft. Mainly crosswinds for the participants. Leaders in the first stage of the race were Bart de Zwart, Ryan James and Paul Jackson. For the women Anne-Marie Reichman, and Jackson were leading. Finally Bart de Zwart reached the finish first after 5,5 hours, closely followed by Erik Devaux, and third Paul Jackson. For the women it was Anne-Marie who finished first after a race of 6,5 hours, secondly Jackson and third Horsefield. The first of the teams was team Hightide. Several participants had to end the race before the finish in Sneek, because of the heavy weather conditions. Despite the rain, the sun appeared so now and then between the clouds, a good way to warm up the atmosphere.

“A big storm passed by last night. At the start it was a little calmer with 20-30 knots.
I had a good start with 3 others right behind me. Ryan James, Paul Jackson and Jake Jensen. We had head wind right from the start. We worked together for a couple of hours. 2 km before or reststop in Sneek I pushed up the pace with who Ryan came along and we had minute on the other two at the stop a nice gap to start the rest of the race.
We worked hard for the next 2 hours and increased the gap. Hard work with fierce winds. And then we got to the lake 30 knots from the side and almost impossible to get to the otherwise where we wanted. Ryan start well but fell a few times. It was about 30 minutes paddle on our left side.
When we finally got to the other side, it was still Ryan and me. It came to a sprint to the finish where I narrowly beat Ryan by 3 seconds.

1st Bart de Zwart 5 hrs 28 -Starboard
2nd Ryan James 3 seconds -Starboard
3rd Paul Jackson 8 minutes 10 seconds -Fanatic
In women Anne- Marie came in 1st” -Starboard

-Bart de Zwart

Free SUP lessons
Besides organizing the ultimate challenge in SUP, we also like to give everyone the opportunity to get to know this new, fun, healthy and outdoor sport. Free SUP lessons will be offered to everyone by our SUP sponsors at the end of each day, where the athletes will cross the finish line.
Follow the tour?
During the event athletes can be followed via Internet. All paddlers will carry a GPS tracking unit, so you can follow them LIVE (7-11 September) along the tour. Go to www.sup11citytour.com ?follow the tour live?. The SUP 11-City Tour can also be followed on Twitter http://twitter.com/sup11citytour and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/sup11citytour.

See you in Friesland in SUPtember!

SUP 11-City Tour 2011 Day 1 is a post from: THE OFFICIAL STARBOARD PADDLEBOARD STARBOARD SUP – The Official Blog

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Covewater Classic – Northern California SUP Championship

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

The First Annual Covewater Classic, Northern California Stand Up Paddle Championships will be held on July 16th, 2011 at Capitola Beach, Capitola.

The Covewater Classic will feature two days of stand up paddling events ~ Race registration is open now!

The Covewater Classic will feature a unique and beautiful paddle course on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, starting and finishing on picturesque Capitola Beach.

The Classic will be comprised of three races to choose from:

  • 2-Mile Open
  • 7-Mile Open
  • 7.5 Mile Elite

The Elite Race purse is $2,000 split evenly between the male and female athletes.  The Classic is a World Paddle Association (WPA) sanctioned event.

RACE ROUTE MAPS AND DESCRIPTIONS
2.0 MILE OPEN RACE(click on map for larger view)

Huge thanks to the 2011 Covewater Classic sponsors thus far: Surftech (presenting sponsor), Quick Blade, Naish, Standup Paddle Magazine, Standup Journal, Victory Koredry, Dakine, Watermans Applied Science, Adventure Sports Journal, Good Times and Bro Prints.

To be alterted when registration opens, sign up for race news at:

http://www.covewaterclassic.com

RACE ROUTE MAPS AND DESCRIPTIONS
2.0 MILE OPEN RACE(click on map for larger view)

2-Mile_Race_Map_Final

The two-mile race race is a fun choice for the recreational paddler not yet ready for the 7-mile race.  Paddlers depart from Capitola beach, paddle out past Capitola’s moored sailboats, take a right around a Surftech buoy, paddle parallel to the coastline towards Pleasure Point, round another buoy, and return via the same route.  Once you have approached the beach, you can hop off your board and a Junior Guard will caddy your board onto the beach.  Then carrying just your your paddle, run up onto the beach and finish under the Covewater arch.  This area is a pleasure to paddle, and this will be an enjoyable, but lively, paddle.

7.0 MILE OPEN RACE(click on map for larger view)
7 Mile Open Race
The 7-Mile Open Race route is as follows:

  • First Leg, “Cement Shp Blitz”:  Out from Capitola beach, left around the green Surftech buoy, right around a buoy off New Brighton State Beach, paddle to the Cement Ship and right around the buoy there, back to the first buoy, then into the beach.
  • “Sand Alley”: Once you arrive at the beach, hop off your board (a Junior Guard will be there to caddy your board).  Now carrying just your paddle, run up onto the beach and through a fenced chute.  Here spectators will cheer you on as the chute takes you back to the water and your board.  The beach run is short, just 25 yards.
  • “Pleasure Point Sweep”: Paddle back out past the moored sailboats, turn right at the red Surftech buoy and paddle parallel the to the coast towards Pleasure Point.  Right around another Surftech buoy, then return via the same route to Capitola beach.  Once you arrive at the beach, hop off your board again and run up the beach to finish under the Covewater arch.


7.5-MILE ELITE RACE
Featuring the Steelhead Run on the Capitola River!(click on map for larger view)
7.5_mile_elite

The 7.5-Mile Elite Race is the same as the 7-Mile Open Race above, except that the Elite Race features an incredibly unique and beautiful river paddle portion, the “Steelhead Run“.  After completing the first leg of the race, the Cement Ship Blitz, the Elite Racers will pick up their boards, sprint across the beach and put back in the water in the Capitola Lagoon.  There, racers will paddle up the Capitola river (proper name Soquel Creek) to the picturesque Shadowbrook restaurant, where they will round a buoy and return to the beach.  Racers will then sprint back across the beach, carrying their boards, where they will put back in the water and finish the last leg of the race, the “Pleasure Point Sweep”.  This route promises to be one of the most unique, scenic and fun races in California.

The Steelhead Run portion of the race is limited to only the Elite Race Division (and its maximum of 30 paddlers) due to restrictions on use of the Soquel Creek imposed by the NOAA.  NOAA limited the maximum number of paddlers on the Creek to 30, due to the Creek’s importance as a habitat for Steelhead Trout.

NOAH Kalama Outrigger Classic Races: SUP | OC1 | OC6

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Noah Kalama Outrigger Classic Races Include:

SUP

Men’s Individual Race (3 miles) – Cash Award
Women’s Individual Race (3 miles) – Cash Award
Open Team Relay Race – 4 per team
Novice Team Relay Race – 4 per team

OC1

Sprints for All Age Groups

OC6

Keikis Sprints
Novice Sprints
Novice Mini Iron Race (3 miles)
Open Iron Race Dash for Cash (15 mile Cabrillo Run) – Cash Awards
Masters Iron Race Dash for Cash (15 mile Cabrillo Run) – Cash Awards

Eventbrite http://noah.eventbrite.com

 

Robert August Inaugural Stand Up Paddle Challenge

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Pura Vida Ride is pleased to announce the inaugural Robert August Stand Up Paddle Challenge on June 18, 2011. This event is the first of its kind on the Guanacaste, Costa Rica coast and will be hosted by Robert August and is sponsored by Las Catalinas, Surftech, Pura Vida Ride, and Lolas del Norte restaurant. This event has been organized to involve all age groups and abilities and will include three exciting events focused on competitive racers, sports enthusiasts, novices, and the entire family!

Thanks to our generous sponsors we have an amazing lineup of prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place contestants including full carbon fiber paddles, equipment rental gift certificates, Lolas del Norte gift certificates, and other swag bags for contestants and winners alike. Every entrant receives a race day t-shirt and Robert August Stand Up Paddle Event Poster with the opportunity to have a Robert August autograph.

Our Elite Class Race will feature one lap around our challenging and spectacular 2.5-mile (4km) paddle course and 0.4-mile (0.6km) beach run for a total distance of approximately 3 miles (5 km). This is an open class race for all ages.

The Family Class Race is designed to get everyone in the water and participating! Any human powered craft is allowed, including kayaks, surfboards, rafts, and of course stand up paddleboards. Every craft must include two racers, preferably an adult and a child. This fun and easy 1-mile (1.6km) race will be as much about getting wet and having fun, as it will be about winning! Top 3 winners will be awarded prizes. The secondary contestant (Child) does not have to pay to participate in the event.

The Sprint Class Race will be an exciting and fast paced challenge and will consist of a 0.4-mile (0.6km) beach sprint followed by a 2.5-mile (4km) paddle around our racecourse. This is an open class race for all ages. Top 3 winners will be awarded prizes.

Registration costs are $35 per person and free for children under 14. Registrants can race in multiple events for one registration fee. Signups and more detailed information can be found at www.puravidaride.com

About the Venue:

Playa Danta in the Las Catalinas community is poised to become a pre-eminent international stand up paddle destination. The Guanacaste coastline along the north west of Costa Rica is a dramatic and rich area that offers inspiring venues for all kinds of ocean water sports. Playa Danta is located in the heart of the Guanacaste “Gold Coast” and is particularly unique in that it is an amazingly scenic flat-water bay with near-shore islands within a one-mile paddle. The bay boasts three islands within a 2 mile area, and other islands in the distance that allow for compelling and exciting longer distance paddles.

The wildlife off the Playa Danta coastline is unparalleled. On a typical paddle you can expect to see manta rays, schools of tropical fish, turtles, jellyfish, flying fish, and the list goes on. It is not uncommon to see dolphin and pods of whales on their migratory path. A full outfitter shop is located 150 feet from the water’s edge and includes a rental and retail store devoted to SUP and other outdoor sports. Lola’s Norte, a highly popular and delicious beach front restaurant is located adjacent to Pura Vida Ride and offers simple, fresh, and scrumptious lunches under umbrellas on the sand.

Liberia International Airport (LIR) is just 45 minutes from Playa Danta and offers daily non-stop flights to Miami, Houston, Dallas, and other destinations. Airlines serving Liberia are predominantly American Airlines via Dallas or Miami, Continental Airlines via Houston, and Delta Airlines. Various other carriers offer flights from Canada and Europe as well.

Water and air temperature along this stretch of the coast are consistently around 85 degrees year round making SUP conditions absolutely ideal. Sunrise and sunset both come early in the tropics and don’t change much throughout the year. First light comes around 5:15am throughout the year and sunset comes around 6:00pm. Tides fluctuate dramatically in the tropics making tide selection and knowledge critical when looking to find surf waves or when exploring off shore reefs. A typical tide fluctuates about 10 ft between high and low.

Guanacaste has a “green” and a “gold” season. The green season begins in May with daily light and temperate rains, increasing moderately through June, July, and August and becoming torrential during September and October. The landscape during this season is lush, tropical, and breathtaking. November marks the start of the “gold” season when the rains stop and the coastline begins to dry out increasingly until April, which is the hottest and driest month of the year. During this season the landscape looks more like an African dry landscape and the hills turn “gold”.

The best season to visit Playa Danta for stand up paddling is between November and February when the rains have stopped and the winds are calm. During these months we can have clear blue skies and sheet glass ocean conditions all day, and sometimes all week. In March, April, and May, we have hot, dry weather and higher winds. The winds typically kick up in the afternoon from the northwest and can cause blown out white cap conditions. Typically the morning hours from 5:00am till 10:00am still provide glassy, cooler, and first class paddle conditions. In late May the winds die and we start to get seasonal daily rains and cooler temperatures. May, June, and July also provide great paddling conditions tempered at times by storm systems and daily rain showers. September and October are the rainiest seasons of the year and are not recommended for traveling to Costa Rica.

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Event – The Moonlight Beach Paddle and Swim 2011

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Moonlight Beach Paddle and Swim 2010 Paddleboard Race3 & 6 Mile Paddle Board Races

  • Date: Saturday May 15th, 2011.
  • Start: 9:00am, at Moonlight Beach
  • Awards 10:30am. Top three finishers in each division will receive an award.
  • Divisions:
    • Stock-12 ft. and under,
    • 14’,
    • Unlimited,
    • Women- Open class.
    • Kapuna (50+).
    • Stand-up Paddleboard, under 12’6″ and over 12’6″
  • Beach start and finish.*
  • Course Map (pdf)
  • Moonlight Beach (Encinitas) Parking Information (pdf)

Extras: All participants will receive a race t-shirt and assorted sponsor swag, post race refreshments, and entry into draw prizes.

Awards: The awards ceremony will be held on the beach at Moonlight beach at 10:30am or after the final finisher arrives.

*In the case of heavy surf conditions, there will be an in water start and beach finish.


1 Mile Open Water Swim

  • Date: Sunday May 16th, 2010.
  • Start: 8:30am, 1 mile open water swim, to start and finish at Moonlight Beach (Encinitas) after the last Triathlon wave.
  • Awards: 10:30am. Top three finishers in each division will receive an award.
  • Divisons (for both male and female):
    • 1-12
    • 13-14
    • 15-29
    • 30-39,
    • 40-49,
    • 50+
  • New this year is the addition of the Swim Club Challenge for Age Group Clubs and Masters Clubs. Lowest average club time wins. Those racing in the club challenge are still eligible for individual category awards.
  • The open water swim race will be a mass start on the beach. The course will be a one mile loop finishing on the beach.
  • Course Map (pdf)
  • Moonlight Beach (Encinitas) Parking Information (pdf)

Extras: All participants will receive a race t-shirt and assorted sponsor swag, post race refreshments, and entry into draw prizes.

Awards: The awards ceremony will be held in the upper parking lot at Moonlight beach on the stage within the expo area at 10:30am.

Ice Breaker SUP Festival & Race

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

From the folks that brought you First Bragging Rights SUP Event last September… Mountain Paddle Surf is looking forward to getting the season started for 2011 with the Ice Breaker SUP Festival and Competition.

We’ll have demo’s and instructional clinics that are free to anyone who shows covering beginner to advanced techniques. Races will consist of Team Relay and Endurance competitions. As always, prizes will be given to top competitors.

Sponsored by Mountain Paddle Surf

Registration: