Saturday, September 13, 2014

Drone SUP pics

Drone flyovers of some of the SUP groups at HT and SB.. Pilot Brooke perfecting his skills flying the DJI and filming 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Christobal Leftovers video.

A little vid from the other day. Playing with the new Go Pro mount on the front of the Stu Sharpe 8'-8'' Custom G-Dog model.  This footage was shot this past Fri as the T/S Christobal passed bye us and sent a small leftover ground swell..  Last of the 5 days of waves.. 

Monday, September 1, 2014


Thet are the first fully dedicated all SUP shop in the Americas and we’ve been making and selling SUP’s since 2005. SUP Sports have the largest, and best selection of SUP’s (over 150 in stock) in the universe. We standup paddle daily and each member of our friendly & knowledgeable staff has years of SUP experience. We’re a core one stop SUP shop making and selling hard goods – like surf shops back in the day before they turned into fluffy clothing boutiques
SUP Sports have several models of SUP's .Check out their site.

The Hammer  model they created is a board that is as close to the “Holy Grail” of the ultimate one board…all around…all water solution as has existed to date…an incredible magic carpet ride that glides across sections of water that have flattened out and allows you to connect sections that were not connectable…pure glide in a compact ride…flatwater to waves…the best all around SUP on the market!
We cross pollinated a Wardog Jammer with a Ray Lucke mini-Simmons nose…threw in a little (Liddle) Speed Egg influence in the outline…and, added in some Bonzeresque – like channel hydrodynamics…deep concaves…increasing lift…decreasing drag…quad + 1…multiple fin optimization choices…increased the primary and secondary stability…optimized the rocker line for speed…and, developed the “Chisel Tail” for increased maneuverability…etc…and, in the process, created a board that goes faster when you stand on the nose!!!
Anyone who would like to try out the Hammer let me know.. I have the  8-5 x 31 Model Floats great and is stable. Still playing with the fin configuration..

Friday, August 29, 2014

Fading swell this morning

Fun leftovers from the Christabol Swell..These are frame grabs from video I shot.. After the long summer, I was rewarded with 5 days of surf… 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Christobal makes waves for our beaches..

Here is what 3.9 ft at 10 Sec looks like when it reaches our beach. Jamie, Jesse, John and I had fun sharing the waves that TS/Cane' Christobal sent us. 
 It was a one tide spectacular session. If you were lucky to get out you were rewarded with nature's greatest gift to surfers, WAVES...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Fun leftovers from the 3 day Nor' Easter. The Cristobal Swell has not arrived this morning. Jesse was on his new 7-2 Sharpe getting it wired and John Heidal surfed his NSP DC 8-2 catching lots of waves. I got some nice little nuggets after a long summer of paddling with tourists..

..One that got away..

Laird Shoot the Malibu Pier on a massive swell...

Monday, August 25, 2014

Beach Club session before dark...

Fun waves as the NE  winds settled down cleaning up the surf down at the Beach Club
Jesse, Walter and I  had fun till dark.. Good to get in the water  since it base been a flat summer.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

September Paddle Race Thursday's

Outside Hilton Head announces Paddle Race Thursdays
Every Thursday starting on the Sept. 4th  
Starts at 5:30 PM 

on Bic SUP's  one design race boards. 
Need more info go to the Facebook page or go Outside Hilton Head home page
can call too….. 843-686-6996

The Fast! Fun! Free! Paddleboard Race Series is back! Every Thursday in September at the Outside Hilton Head Outpost in Shelter Cove Marina. Open to everyone! 
Racers are organized into a mens and womens divisions, with random heats assigned based on turnout. Top times advance to the final. Cumulative points for the series with points being awarded for participation (5 points), placement (4 for first, 3 for second and 2 for third) and bonus categories (1 extra point per week).
Treats provided by Whole Foods Market Hilton Head Island!
Suggested donations for The Outside Foundation.
Registration is on-site only, beginning at 4:45pm each race day.
For more information RSVP to this event and stay up to date on standings, bonus categories and more!

Friday, August 22, 2014

'' Breakfast Club '' Paddle

Early group of paddlers this morning. I called the ''Breakfast Club.''.All on the water before 8am,  enjoying the Calibogue Sound showing her calmest mood.  The sound was full of sea life with not a boat in sight.. A manatee payed us a visit with an abundance of bait fish moving about. Nice paddle to Buck Island and back, a 2 mile paddle with all first timers to Stand Up...  
Thanks for an enjoyable paddle...