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 

Monday, March 21, 2016

Starboard's Zane Schweitzer

The standup paddleboard discipline of the 2016 Ultimate waterman took lace in the deep deep south of the Southland region. The waves fired along a lefthand point break and Zane Schweitzer (HAW) obliged with a big win over double whammy surfer Caio Vaz.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Sick areal footage of the best SUP Sunset Pro ever…

Oahu’s North Shore will set a precedent as the best conditions the competition has ever had. Perfect clean faces met the riders on day 2, and Matty Schweitzer was there to capture the action.

Sunset Beach Pro Day 2 from Mat5o Media on Vimeo.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Winter Slabs

Chilly slabs of fun.. If you didn't get a chance to get out there,....
Yea, you missed it..

  Jesse '' Deep in the Low Country,''
 just one of many he got

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Sunset Beach Pro 2016 Round 2 onwards #SUWT

Streamed live on Feb 14, 2016  (4 hours of large sunset) 
Join us Live for the second day of contest as we start off with Round 2 the repo heats of the first stop of the Mens Stand Up World Tour as we get ready to crown a new Sunset Beach Pro winner.