Sunday, August 30, 2015

Surf from the tropical disturbances

Fun surf with the crew at Burke's beach.  The two tropical weather systems  this past week greeted us with some fun surf. The boyz getting the groove on..



















Friday, August 28, 2015

Morning Ride n Glide n Slide..

Little glassy waves this morning at daybreak. Jesse, Eric, Ricky and I shared the moment with a few Ride, Slide n Glide.. All fun..








Monday, August 24, 2015

Happy Birthday to the ''DUKE'' Surfer of the century


As a waterman, a surfer, a standup paddler or an enthusiast of any activity involving riding boards on water, it is your duty to understand and share the legend of King  DUKE KAHANAMOKU As a Hawaiian citizen, The Duke was long the sheriff of Honolulu, re-elected 12 times between 1934 and 1960 by a community who adored him. As an athlete, The Duke was an outstanding waterman—an Olympic swimmer and water polo player. As a pop star, The Duke was also a Hollywood actor.  But how The Duke earned ultimate reverence among his fellow Hawaiians and generations of surfers to follow—reverence still upheld and respected with the utmost regard to this day—boils down to his contribution to the surfing world and his mission to spread the Aloha spirit across the globe. The ultimate Hawaiian legend, The Duke, along with friend and fellow pioneering Hawaiian surfer/standup paddler, George Freeth ,  is credited as the original godfather of surfing. He dedicated his life to being the pioneering ambassador of surfing and standup paddling, traveling the world, spreading the aloha spirit and giving the gift of wave riding to generations to follow.
This rare, recently discovered footage of Duke Kahanamoku performing what may well have been the first true recreational SUP surfing with friends at Waikiki Beach is a privilege for us modern day paddle surfers to marvel at, appreciate, and share with generations to come. All hail The Duke.
Happy Birthday Duke Paoa Kahanamoku  8-24-1890






Sunday, August 23, 2015

8-10 Wide Point wood veneer from Starboard…. For Sale...

2015 Wood Veneer 8-10 Wide Point from Starboard. 32 inches wide and 4.2 thick. 140 liters...9-10 condition, great shape used 4 times beautiful looking board perfect for the surf and flat water paddling. comes with 2+1 fin setup but has multiple fin options.with quad fin and center box Newer updated shape from Starboard for performance and technology. great for the larger person but also perfect for the lady's and kids.. $ 1000 or realistic offer ,.
. . .. . ..STARBOARD SAYS. . ..With adequate stability to cater for the 220 + lbs but also those smaller riders can also enjoy the excellent stability created by the width and moderate volume rails, combined with the responsiveness of a shorter-length board. Improvements have come about from a slight rail reduction in volume, smoother rocker and marginally modified outline in the nose and tail. All these changes make large differences, with previous owners claiming they want the new one, having experienced the board's flow, extra sensitivity and rail turns with tighter cutbacks.
. . .. . . call or email with any Q?'s , (8 FOUR THREE)-SIX 8 4- ZERO 2 HUNDRED .
. . .Thank you for looking.


Here is the link to Starboard SUP 








Just used a few times..

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Some great SUP Surfing from Keahi


Keahi de Aboitiz travelled south from his home town of Noosa Heads in search of a late winter swell. He finds a building swell and scores few gems on his journey.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

2016 Starboard Pro models

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Dan Gavere and Fiona Wylde talk about the 2016 Starboard Brushed Carbon  SUP Pro range 

Friday, July 31, 2015

The first ever SUP's on Surf Snowdonia Wave Garden, Team Starboard crew

Surf Snowdonia is the worlds first public Wave Garden, an artificial wave technology developed in Spain. The wave pool is located in North Wales, UK and opens to the public tomorrow 1st August 2015. This week Surf Snowdonia's SUP sponsors Starboard UK hosted Starboard International riders Zane Schweitzer, Izzi Gomez, Sean Poynter and Finn Mullen at Surf Snowdonia during the final testing stages of the wave. SUPboarder was on location and captured some of the first SUP surfing action on the UK's first artificial wave!


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Waves, Pink Floyd's the great gig in the sky

Cool perspective of the surf with Pink Floyd's , the great gig in the sky..
Large screen and turn the volume on 10..
...No Lava lamp needed here...


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

KEALII MAMALA | TEAHUPOO | BEST BACKSIDE SUP BARREL EVER FILMED?


No lies, no exaggeration—the above is a very valid question. We won’t focus on the fact that Kealii Mamala enjoys top-tier pecking order in the strictly regulated hierarchy at the infamously heavy, notoriously crowded lineup at Teahupoo among a dominant population of prone surfers. Or the fact that this entire edit goes down in one session. Or the fact that his uncanny backside skills find him practically lying down in most of these barrels.
While all those feats are impressive in themselves, we’re fixated on the final clip—the masterfully threaded gaper Mamala strokes into at the 2:20 mark. There, Mamala finds himself mounting the foam ball (that turbulently churning, hectic ball of whitewater lodged way back inside the tube’s throat) so deep in the barrel that he disappears from view, only to be puffed out well after the wave spits. If we were judging, we’d call that a 10. But we’re not judging, just admiring and living vicariously. Good on ya, Mr. Mamala. And, good on SUP.



Saturday, July 18, 2015

SUP LOVE 9'-4'' Mach 1 model for sale..

Stand Up Paddle ''SUP LOVE'' MACH 1 MODEL 9'-4'' x 29 1/4'' x 4.24'' 120 liters ..Wood veneer on both deck and bottom, purple rails, marble swirl deck pad, insert hand grab, 2 + 1 fin set up with quad option. Lightly used for one year and has had two ding repaired and water tight.. Some cosmetic paddle scuffs on rails.. Solid EPS foam core, Full timber stringer, Re-inforced fin boxes
Bamboo/Epoxy/Fiberglass Sandwich contraction, Vacuum bagged and cured = light, strong and durable, This board perfect for the surf or ladies, kids and lighter riders to get out and paddle. email for more details. . . $ 675. . ..

gjbstandup@yahoo.com