Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween Costume Paddle Social, Wed, 10/30 4-7 pm Shelter Cove Marina.


Gotta wear a costume 

Dress up in your Halloween Costume and get
 on down to Shelter Cove Marina for some free paddleboarding, trick or treating and fun Outside!
WHEN ...... Wednesday OCT, 30   4-7 pm 
WHERE....... Shelter Cove Marina on the Outside Hilton Head Paddleboard and Kayak docks..
You can bring your own board  or boards will be available 

Call Outside HH  for more info or to request a board..843-686-6996 
ask for Jesise

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Hope I can still be paddling in my 90's 

Sunday, October 13, 2013, the waterman community lost a legend, as Hawaii’s John Zapotocky Sr. passed away at the age of 95.
The waterman known as “Zap,” born in 1918 in Brownsville, Penn., moved to Oahu in 1940 where he began his love affair with the ocean and dove headfirst into the waterman community. Though unaware he was pioneering the sport of SUP, John was one of the original standup paddlers, having first picked up a paddle to use in Waikiki alongside John “Pops” AhChoy, who first stood up to catch better shots of tourists out in the water.
While surfing and paddling canoes off Oahu’s south shore, John bumped shoulders with icons from the waterman world, including Duke Kahanamoku, Rabbit Kekai, Blue Makua, Steamboat and other Waikiki Beach Boys, and, after clocking enough time down in Waiks, John became an ‘honorary Beach Boy.’ John became a true advocate of SUP in his early forties and could be seen standup paddling from Tongg’s to Queens to catch a few waves. In his later years, John was a staple at Queens and Canoe’s, and could be seen in the early mornings paddling and surfing, usually leaving the water with his white hair still dry.
John was a well-known member of the island community as well, working first at the Pearl Harbor Naval Air Station for a few years, and then for the Hawaiian Pineapple Company (later Dole) for more than 30 years, before retiring as Dole’s Superintendent of By-Products. He volunteered his time as a Scoutmaster, built the stairs at Tongg’s, and coached little league. John also made valiant efforts to save Waikiki’s historic St. Augustine Church By the Sea, convincing Dole to donate pineapple juice he and his family sold to raise funds every Sunday after mass for ten years. He was an active leader in keeping fluoride out of Hawaii’s drinking water, and helped with many other community health issues. ....

One of the pioneers of SUP, John Zapotocky, tells his story. Sort of a SUP history lesson..

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

SUP Surfing Sessions Keahi de Aboitiz in Indonesia Part 1

Part 1 of Keahi's recent SUP surfing trip to Indonesia this year.
He found the best place to keep out of the scorching tropical sun was in a sick Indo pit. 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Space Coast session

Down in Florida's Space Coast for a day before spending time with family... Was lucky to catch a couple sessions of clean 3 ft surf. Tropical emerald looking water, groomed perfectly over the coquina shelf. Its nice get away to surf else where sometimes.....Hilton Head's Heather Musselman, who has relocated to Fla. paddled out to catch a few..  

Droppin' in Heather..

Few pics with the go pro on the paddle ,

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Third day of Surf Hah ?

Here are some pics of the Burke's Beach crew having fun this afternoon's high tide.. 
Jesse and I swam inside the surf zone  took some pics with his G-12 and his new water housing.   ..
Sharing the surf stoke with the boys...

Jason Bergstrom
Hay' you looking at me.? 

Jesse putting it out there

I'll call this one,  ''SHARPE CARVE''

You guys want some shampoo?

Master Rick Lawson  ..aka...  ''Abuelo de la playa de Burke''

Scott Allen 

Sean Deloach

Pastor, Steve Chisholm 

Will Urbin  back tracking


This one ... ''SHARPE GOUGE''

Monday, October 14, 2013

Surfin' again Nor' Easters gotta luv'em

Jesse and I took some shots of the small crew Surfing/SUP'n at Burke's.. Swell info missed it.. Called for knee/ thigh, ....was bigger,,

Tom Hanley

Glen on a left

Round house carve

Thick left

Love lefts when they have power..

James Urbin on the roof..

Jason Bergstrom

Jesse, Power carve on the SHARPE

Jesse on one of many waves  

Rick Lawson

Sean Deloach

Sean dropping in on a larger left

If you where not there, you missed it..

Tim Santini

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Good -Bye Nor'Easter Small fun Left overs..

Small group of Surfing / SUP enthusiasts enjoyed the small left over peelers from the coastal Low/  Nor"Easter heading up the coast..Warm fall day full of rides and glides..

Brandon Hull

Chris Hughes


Jesse  getin' some air..

Jesse putting it on the roof

John Heidel on his SIC race board

Mark Wrey outracing the section

Tim Santini gliding along 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

One of Hilton Head's Better days in a long time..

All the variables were in align today.  Swell, offshore winds, mid morning tide clearing skies and warmed up to trunk it..
Jesse sat inside shooting pics for an hour or two. So all you boys owe Jesse a big Mahalo's and lunch..  Some really pretty clean waves rolled thru greeted by the eager surfers.. Here are some pics from Jesse's Go Pro...
My SUP was speared by a surfer kicking his board out to avoid the whitewater.  Damage report.. Small dime size puncture on my CF Starboard. Other board, 2 inches of nose broke off... Easy fix..

My SUP was speared by a surfer kicking his board out to avoid the whitewater.  Damage report.. Small dime size puncture on my CF Starboard. Other board, 2 inches of nose broke off... Easy fix.  I rode Jesse's old 8-6 Cannibal....

James Urbin slashing a carve...

Johnny Cachret

Jesse   Rollo' 
Will Urbin in the pocket..

Sean DeLoach on a nicely shaped left..