Wednesday, September 30, 2009

10-0 C 4 Sub Vector by review
Based on Dave Parmenter's proven 9-3 Subvector, the Sub-Vector 10-0 is a bit thinner and longer for those looking for a surfing SUP but not ready for the shorter length.
Length: 10'0"
Nose: 18"
Width: 29 1/16"
Tail: 18 1/8"
Thickness: 3 3/4"
Weight: 25 lbs
Hard Diamond Tail
Fin array: 2 X 1 or Quad (Five Boxes)
Fins Included

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Awesome Fall day spent SUP'ing & Samantha Boyd ocean paddle

Today I had the honor of sharing Stand Up Paddling with Samantha Boyd ( Sam ). Her second time on the SUP and first on the Ocean. Met early on the beach and paddled for a couple hours with Sam, Eric Rhuland, Eric's friend and Jesse. Winds offshore flattening out the surf made it easy to paddle. We experienced lots of sea life; lots of bait, sharks dolphins and skates and rays. .

Then Jesse and I did a 5-6 mile down winder in the afternoon. At one point Jesse and I encountered several pods of dolphins that hung with us for a while. The tide moved in and the tiny little waves began to break. We actually were able to catch the waves made possible by the Stand Ups.. Jesse and I spent 6 hours paddling this spectular fall day. Tonight ''Polynesian paralysis''' will set in..

Monday, September 28, 2009

Eric Rhuland paddles with C4's C-MAC ATB

Eric called me and wanted to demo the C4 ATB Stand Up . We met at PB for a several mile paddle. He was demoing the board from OUTSIDE HILTON HEAD .
Wanting to add the board for his quiver ,we both paddled and tried the board. I have demoed the board several times its a good flat water paddler, great for beginners and advanced riders. The deck is recessed for comfortable stance. The rails are thick boxy with a slight tuck under the edge with a sharp edge bottom. Tail is pulled in and the rocker is great for out East coast waves. Its a stable, buoyant,wide nosed board great for all to enjoy. I'll have to try it in the surf..
Designed by Dave Parmenter in cooperation with Charlie MacArthur (C-Mac), part surfboard, part whitewater kayak, part skateboard, the the C4 Waterman C-Mac ATB is the first stand-up surfboard exclusively designed for Training, Cruising; as well as creative and radical hot dogging in the new but growing sport of stand-up whitewater paddling. New ground is broken every day at C4 Waterman. DESIGN NOTES: The 10'6" ATB incorporates the proven design components of the 10-6, with extra tail rocker to help manage the downstream flow of a river.

Length: 10'6"
Width: 29 1/2"
Thickness: 4 5/16"
Weight: 26 lbs.
Rounded Diamond Tail
Fin Array: 2 X 1 (7" center fin + Futures SB1 350 Side Bites)

floats Eric at 210 #'s

Eric on my PSH 10-6 WAA

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Waterman Brian Keaulana

Famed Waterman Brian Keaulana discusses his love of Hawaii and what it means to be able to live, work and surf there. Brian is an expert stand up paddler and has followed in his father's footsteps as a lifeguard captain of the Makaha coastline. Scott Hawaii's slippah (sandals) manufacturer pays honor to this master.

Brian's quote: '' matter what you do. You need to wash that clutterness in your head away. Jumping in the Ocean diving, surfing, swimming just clean slates everything, wipes the mind free and you re-freshed again....''

I'm sure thats how we all feel when we head for the water. There is a waterman in all of us..

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

First day of fall SUP session

Had the NE wind swell clean up this morning and we hac thigh to waist high waves all morning long. At high tide the waves peaked and we all some great rides. We were in the water till 1:30 a good 4 hour plus session.I only took video during the early am hour of the boys.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Jesse and Jamie working the C4 Sub Vectors today..

Jesse and Jamie having fun paddle surfing the C4 Sub Vectors. We had waist high wave in a very high tide with 10 knots NE winds chopping up the surface.. The boards worked great for Jamie and Jesse allowing them catch the rollie chopped up gutless waves. Its all about having fun.. and a lot of fun we had,..

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Friends and small fun surf this morning...

This morning we were greeted with some small fun semi clean surf. The six of us surfed and paddled thru the extremely high tide. Jamie Scott and I were on the Stand Ups and John, Ricky and Chris surfed their longboards. every few sets a thigh/waist high wave would roll thru all giving us a morning smile.. Thanks Tim for the shots..

Thursday, September 17, 2009

One wave sequence of H-Cane' Bill' Saturday Swell

Photographer Scott Moody sent me a series of pics from the Hurricane Bill Sat session. The sequence shot was taken on the dropping tide as the winds layed down. Some how I don't remember this wave due to the fact I paddle surfed for 5 hours that morning and caught a lots of waves. Thanks Scott for capturing these moments in time.. Mahalo

Monday, September 14, 2009

Paddling at Hunting Island with DAD

Went over to Hunting Island with Mom and Dad. Took the paddle boards and paddled in the lagoon. Was a beautiful day sharing a special place with my parents. Dad and I paddled the lagoon at low tide seeing the State Parks wildlife and peaceful enviornment .. Here is the little video of our trip, enjoy..

Sunday, September 13, 2009

4 yr old Cody Hughes Surfing

We all hung out at Singleton Beach and friend,surfer and proud dad Chris Hughes was able to push his son Cody , 4 years old this week, into waves. I'd say by 8 he'll be ripping it up.. Maybe I can convert him to Stand Up... Way to go Cody....

Surfing Singleton Beach, HHI.. 4 yr old Cody Hughes from Glen Barroncini on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fun Surf yesterday..

We had 5 days of waves this past weekend, celebrated a birthday, morning tides , waist high waves surfed with friends make for happy days. Here is Tim's latest pics from yesterday. He shot lots of pics so if you were out at Burke's Beach this past few days visit his site and see if you were captured.

Jamie lovin' it too.

Glen' Lowcountry SUP.. 9-7-09

A year earlier 9-6-08

Both Birthday SUP sessions

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Great surf and Birthday waves....

We were blessed with some waist high surf and offshore winds this morning. What made it special with Birthday Waves. I Turned 45 years old and I can still do it. Shared with a group of friends all of which made it special. Tim surfed and snapped pic too. See the results on his site
Tim Neil Photography at Smugmug View the Burke's Beach gallery to see if your in there and order a print or novelty item..
Thanks to all wishing me a Happy Birthday..
''45 trips around the sun'''

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Fun little NE wind swell 2-3 ft

Paddled out early with Jesse and caught some fun little NE wind swell that brewed up the last two days. Was a cool 70'f air temp with 10 - 15 knot wind. Fun little lefts rolling thru. Was larger last night. Chris, Scott , Vincent and Paul joined us in the water. Was a fun little session. I swam out and took some pics and video . The water was warmer than the air so it was nice to float around and shoot.. Here is a little vid from this morning.

Music by 'Smash Mouth' doing a Doors tune 'Peace Frog' ..... Enjoy.