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Archive for February, 2010

Paddleboard tips from Roch Frey: Paddle longer and faster

Roch Frey (Paddleboard) _ Professional Triathlete, coach, Ironman, and top paddleboard competitor: Paddle longer and faster.

Tyler Anderson demonstrates exactly why he was the man to beat in 2009

Tyler Anderson demonstrates exactly why he was the man to beat in 2009

Here are a few key points I go by:

1. Keep the elbows high (higher then your shoulder) when you first start to pull water prone or on your knees. (more…)

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SUP Paddling Tips with Rob Rojas: How to paddle Faster

Rob Rojas_ (SUP) Perennial top three finisher:  How to Paddle Faster

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I like Jim Terrell’s motto.  “Pull Hard Pull Often”.  Here is my two cents:

1. Slight bend in the knees.

2. Keep arms fairly straight with a slight bend in the elbows.  Think of the paddle and arms as forming a triangle during the whole stroke. (more…)

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SUP Paddling Tips with Brandi Cumin: How to paddle fast

Brandi Cumin_2009 Woman’s SUP National and International Champion:  How to Paddle Fast.

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1. Don’t look down. If you look down you lose your balance and fall. Look about 10 feet ahead. (more…)

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Watermans’ SUP Elite Racers featured on www.sportperformance.com

EJ, Brandi, and Rob get some love from their trainers at SPI.  Read More

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North Shore Surf Shop

It doesn’t get more core.  This small family run business is a North Shore staple and there is not doubt that the family in question knows what they are talking about when it comes to local surf.

Young Landon carrying on the family legacy

Young Landon carrying on the family legacy

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Watermans’ Harley Clifford wins Australian Pro Am.

Harley won the entire Pro Tour in Australia last year at the tender age of 15, beating guys 15-20 years his senior.

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Photo and information provided by Matt Gleason of www.liquidforce.com

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Chuck Patterson’s Blog: North Shore “Sunset Pro Big Wave SUP Surf” Event

Just when I get used to being at home, sure enough another swell is set to hit Hawaii where “The Sunset Pro” SUP big wave event was on call to start the next weekend. I pack a couple 9′9 Hobie SUP mini guns and a duffle bag full of gear to stay for 10 days and made arrangements to stay with my good friend Sean Jenson and his family on the North shore. Leaving my family for more then a couple days is always hard, but I’m very fortunate to have a strong understanding wife that makes it easy for me to stay focused and do these last minute adventures while holding down the home front.

Traveling last minute these days is a lot more of a pain then it used to be and now I find it takes some major creativity when it comes to traveling with a couple board bags. I used to just throw a big smile and a little small talk and half the time, I wouldn’t even get charged; but now it’s a gamble on who you get at the ticket counter and how good you packed your 2 SUPs and paddles in one bag etc… ha ha (more…)

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To write love on her arms with CJ Hobgood

Life is often about more than just finding your next wave.  Professional surfer C.J. Hobgood grew up with TWLOHA founder Jamie Tworkowski. In this video, he talks about his connection to TWLOHA and why he believes.

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Watermans’ Kalani David shows us what he’s got at the local skate park

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2010 Print Marketing

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