Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Starboard 2017 StarBoard Pro XL



Starboard XL pro tips with Steve Sjuggerud....

Sunday, August 7, 2016

a few from Wed/ Thurs little swell

Little swell graced our shore to break up this summer flatness.. Just felt good to ride and glide on something... Tropics becoming active lets hope late summer and fall can produce some much needed surf. 






Saturday, July 9, 2016

The SUP movie ,... available for free... thanks to Red Bull TV







In case you forgot, 2015 gave us one of the finest SUP movies ever created. The film aptly named, The SUP Movie, showed the world just how radical standup paddleboarding can be with an all-star cast including Kai Lenny, Izzi Gomez, Sean Poynter and many others. To top it all off, the folks from Poor Boyz Productions ended up taking home top honors in the Movie of the Year category at the 2015 SUP Awards. To sum it up, it was a damn good movie. While it has been available on iTunes for purchase since last year, the film will now be available to everyone for free courtesy of Red Bull TV. 

Sit back and be couched for 40 min of the latest SUP movie .. Click on the link below 




http://www.redbull.tv/video/AP-1NFSTS2UH1W11/the-sup-movie?cmpid=ocp-youtubeDLTheSUPMovie



Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Been a while to SUP Surf


Was good to get in the surf the other morning. Busy working and finding time has been a challenge. . Will always have a connection to the water and surfing...  MAHALO 





Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Tues evening, small weak but got wet.

On the new 2016 7-8 Hyper Nut  Getting use to this board. A different feeling under feet but it generated speed and thats what you want on our small gutless waves.. Here are a few moments from yesterday. However I'm disappointed with the new GoPro. It holds too much water droplets on the lens.. Tried all the remedies  avoid water droplets... The old Hero 2 was much better. I may have to find an older one. EBay / Amazon  search ..






Monday, May 2, 2016

Little ''Poles'' session, MAHALO.. 911 Surfreport.com

Heading back from my Dad's I stopped at the poles for a little session to get the road grime off and paddle .Fun little waves in the thigh and waist high range. I was riding the new Starboard 2016  9-0 Pro.. Nice light winds early then SE picked up mid day. The best part was I was in the 911 surf  mid-day report.  

Its a great site about the surf community in NE Fl. Jax area. Surfers with cameras that like to share the passion of Surfing.. Bookmark the site for the surf report, weather, pics, stories and the sport surfing. 


Thanks to the photographers at 911 Surf report for the pics.... MAHALO 






Saturday, April 23, 2016

Snaggged' a few today

Felt great to get a few clean waves this morning. its been a while and long time since I've been in the surf. Fun little thigh waist high waves with some light offshore winds. The new Starboard 9-0 Pro rode great. Responsive board thats  agile and responsive allowing me to get into the wave early. I'm really looking forward to getting in some surf with size and power. 






Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Connor Baxter SUP Stroke Technique

Interview with Starboard's Connor Baxter on SUP paddle length and stroke technique at the 2017 Starboard distributor meeting on Maui. I asked Connor about his new 2017 paddle design that I can't show yet. I can show the parts where he talked about paddle length:
His paddles are much shorter than when he first started competing
And stroke technique, he breaks down his unique stroke technique which focuses on using the bigger muscles in the core and legs and less upper body strength for endurance racing. He also talks about loading up and releasing the paddleboard by "porpoising" while sprinting. He also talks about choking down on the paddle and leverage.
Clearly he is doing something right since he is winning a lot of SUP races using this technique.

Thanks to Blue Planet Surf for the interview.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

2016 Starboard 9-0 Pro

Starboard's New 2016 9-0 Pro . Sharp looking board with the blue brushed carbon. Pretty light SUP and stable for me. Hat only two sessions on the board and will be great to see its real performance on some sizable waves. Travel board perhaps. Board's dimensions.. 9-0 x29 x 4.3 at  128 L
As I get more time on the board i will do review..

Below is he link from Starboard SUP