Thursday, August 30, 2012

Two Storm turning the Atlantic Waters == WAVES !

Looks like a long period Swell will be heading our way next mid week. Two TS/ possible Hurricane storms will be developing and moving up in the mid Atlantic sending us a 3 ft at 10-14 sec period swell  

Kirk and Leslie will be trowing is some surf  mid week .We'll have late morning tides and hope light winds allowing us cleaner conditions than the NE/ Issac wind this past swell ....
Fix your dings, wax the boards,  alter your scheduling making  time for a board meeting.. .

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Fun Choppy Surf on the Brushed Carbon WP

We have had some easterly wind fetch due to the being on the right side of the TS Isaac thats in the Gulf. A wind swell graced our shores for a couple of days, Was able to get on the new 
Starboard's  8-10, Wide Point Brushed Carbon model.. Still have to figure the fin placement out. I snapped a few from the nose of the board and took a few waves wearing the GoPro Chest Harness. . Neat perspective. The deck pad colors stand out in the dark ''chocolate milk' like water we have here..

Friday, August 24, 2012

SUP Surfing Sessions Keahi de Aboitiz 2012

A vid of Keahi de Aboitiz surfing his way along the coast on a road trip to the Australian SUP Titles being held at Port Macquarie New South Wales.

Having started from Noosa Heads,on the Sunshine Coast Queensland.
Keahi made the 700 km journey,stopping off on the way at various locations to score some fun waves.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Isaac and Joyce Heading are way

UPDATE....  Looks like Joyce fizzled out no swell from that storm.. and Isaac look like it will stay south of the Islands into the Gulf.. We will receive a NE wind fetch for a few days.  Its from the pressure differance between the the storm below and the high pressure off in the atlantic..Nor'Easter for a few days as we always get in the first of Sept.. Its waves though..

 Here is the wind swatch forecast for the two storms
 This is the Wave Action Model for the two storms.Isaac will give us a local wind wave on Sun thru Tues. Wait to see what the local winds do.. Then Joyce will give us a back ground swell thurs / fri  as wee see its fetch .. In ant event we will have waves..

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Cocoa Beach Paddle Classic

The Cocoa Beach Paddle classic upcoming in Sept 8th and 9th . See all the top race paddlers battle it out for points and places for end of the year overall standing.. in the US Open of Paddleboarding..

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Guiding lesson GoPro point of view

Went out today and shared SUP with several guests. I attached the GoPro on the nose of a Starboard Whopper and was able to grab several moments from our trip. We glided by a Manatee but was unable to get it in the frame. Was a great day for Stand Up , calm windless flat water.  You all know I'm thinking of waves.  Had to duck under the bridge as it if  was a lip from a breaking wave..

Paddlers  all around, sitting on plastic or standing on epoxy ..its all good

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Starboard's 8-10 Wide Point Brushed Carbon

Here is the Starboards 2012 , 8-10 Wide Point SUP  in the Brushed Carbon technology. It comes with a Quad  plus one fin set up so you can ride it as a Twin, thruster,  2 plus 1, a quad and 5 fin. Opens up several options. The dementions; 8'-10'' x 32'' x 4.2 thickness  displacing 143 liters and weighing in at just over 15 pounds. The star touch technology on the deck becomes sticky when wet. The wide point has its width forward of center with a pulled in round  tail. This allows great stability in chop and gives it the looseness on a wave. The nose rocker allows for late take offs and prevents from burying the nose. Tail rocker gives it the lift to be meneuverable on the wave. The boards width and volume gives great stalibility for riders 180 lbs plus..  A definate must have in your quiver...
Here is the board with a newly deck pad added for more grip in the surf...

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Starboard SUP /Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboards

Starboard 's 2013 Astro line,  The inflatable  Stand Up Paddleboards .. Dan Gavere at the Outdoor Retailer Shows explains what will be available soon.. 

Friday, August 10, 2012

Some eye candy during the flat spell

For some of my buddies ......who like Kai Lenny SUP surf..
Kai is in Tahiti for the third stop of the SUP (Stand Up Paddle) World Tour. After an intense battle for first place, Kai meets up with Tahitian legend Raimana, where they stand up paddle board one of the most powerful waves in the world, Teahupoo.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Pro Surfer Rob Machado Paddling the Starboard Models

Rob at the recent Molokai  2 Oahu  paddling one of the Starboard Brushed Carbon  Race models ...

Monday, August 6, 2012

Scott nabs a few waves today..

The 8-10 Brushed Carbon Wide Point  from Starboard..
Scott's new SUP and he's stoked.. Looking forward to mine coming in..
 A couple GoPro shots of Scott  on his new SUP . Some thigh high waves today.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Mornings with Jiva Yoga in Harbour Town

Starboard point of view with the Yoga class about to start.
 Starting the day in a positive way..
 Paddles Up, ..Breathe, ...exhale