Friday, November 30, 2012

Winter Trout on the SUP

Caught some 10 or so winter Spotted Trout. Most were in the 12'' inch range but a couple were 18'' plus inches easy..I wedged my SUP along the rocks to hold position in the wind and current. I casted soft plastics toward the points, working a slow retrieve. Most of the hits were just where the slope met the bottom in the trough. Was funny how  I did not catch any Reds.. 

You locals know where I am by the pics.. but I was at the Shelter Cove Basin on the dropping tide.. 

Sorry , I practice catch and release .. They all go back for next time..

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Starboard Touring 12'6" x 30" wood

Starboard has done an excellent job creating a new design with all the elements a touring paddler wants. Light weight, lots of tie down points, excellent glide and tracking as well as good maneuverability and stability through a broad range of water conditions. This board is available in 12'6" x 29" width as well and in a 14' x 30" version

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

..SUP 's for Sale...... 600....obo

My Friends  have a couple three SUP  Surf models fore sale..
Here is a  BoardWorks SUB Vector. 9-3 x 28& 13/16 wide. 2+1 fin set up but can be used as Quad
A very wide stable board  great for waves and flat water cruising. See link about spec below..
This is a used SUP good shape and perfect for someone wanting to get onto the surf.. Cosmetic chip on rails but a very solid board, plenty of paddling life left in this SUP Very maneuverable ad loose on the waves  and stable too.. $600 but Neg....

EMail for more info..

10'-0'' PSH All Rounder 

PSH's..........  SOLD  

Email me for more info  
txt  to..... 843-684-0200
Here are the boards in action , Jesse ''gouging it'' on the Sub Vector

 Seppe on the 9-6 PSH

Friday, November 23, 2012

Starboard's 2013 All-Star race board

Here is a look at the 2013  AllStar Raceboard by Starboard.. 

Small little waves to play on

Here is a couple of pics I took today in the smaller conditions. Jesse doing some tail slides in the fun onshore conditions. He was just gouging it on his frontside in these little lined up waves.. ..

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Turkey Session today ....

Jesse and I had a great 2 hour pre-Turkey feast SUP session.  Glassy waist high surf.. Celebrating the gift from nature . We give thanks so we can ride the oceans energy..  

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Hope you all have a great safe holiday.  Get out there and Paddle...


Small clean surf today

Here is a couple from today's afternoon waves. Small clean surf. So much warmer today than yesterday. Great fall day.. ..

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Mid day fun on the SUP

Felt so good to get in the water. I had a head cold for the last week and missed some of the bigger, cold  days earlier in the week, but today was well worth the wait..  Sun was out , warmer air, fun waist high waves.. sharing with my SUP friends..... Giuseppi, Scott, Jesse, Brandon, Perry  and I were out on the SUP's getting waves. Jesse took out the new GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition and caught several shots from our session.. The blue sky, vapor trails from all the jets moving'' Thanksgiving travelers'', our chocolate shake looking water and the green tree line made for a great canvas for all the images captured on that little device. ..
 Love the contrasting colors. That new GoPro Hero 3 takes awesome shots..

...Thanks to Jesse Cadman for the great shots...

Little left as I'm looking down the line following the con trails...
 Scott and Seppe on a wave 
 Seppe on one of his long lefts .... looks like a puppet  on a string..
 Under the bright sun .. Aaaahhhhh
 Scott in position, Seppe on the shoulder and I about to get some lip service..
 Small little power turn 
Frontside lip carve...

In Da' Barrel.....

Here is a self portrait of my buddy, Jesse Cadman deep inside a frosty cold water tube. When he's not on his SUP throwing bad ass tail slides, he on his body board playing hide and seek, deep in the back of the barrel. This shot was taken this past Sunday using the new, not yet out, GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition, with his extendable pole mount...O yea... .. he won '' GoPro Shot of the Day ''too..

''''Its like the mafia, once you're in - your in, There's no getting out..'''''

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Stand Up World Tour ..Destination X revealed

The Stand Up World Tour has revealed its Destination X  Event .. ''Cane Garden Bay'' in the BVI will be the site of the SUP contest in early to mid Dec.. Starboard will be the Board Sponsor for the event....

Thursday, November 15, 2012

How to do 360's on a SUP

From the video of,.. and Joe Blair 
Looks like we'll be trying this one.. and getting wet a lot..

Monday, November 12, 2012

ASI Instructors Course w/ WSUPA

Yesterday, I was down in Florida, Treasure Island, to get certified with the World Stand Up Paddleboard Association, the ASI Instructors Course with Dan Gavere and Harmony Dawn, both Master Instructors with the WSUPA. The seven of us successfully completed the 7-8  hour course becoming ASI certified Instructors.. ( Academy of Stand up paddleboarding Association )
The course provides basic water safety skills and the solid framework for instructing 
the beginner SUP enthusiast..
Now I'm fully backed with the WSUPA  as an ASI instructor and will continue to share my passion of SUP with continued lessons at H2O Sports in Sea Pines Resort..

Thursday, November 8, 2012

SUPreme Paddle Gear

SUPreme Stand Up Paddle Gear
 SUPreme is a new innovative and progressive line developed solely for SUP. Whether your a wave rider or flat water you will find a wide selection of products for all conditions. Supreme products have been designed and tested by core paddle athletes who recognize and understand the performance and comfort features you need for all SUP activities..

The launch of the gear will be Dec, Stay tuned for updates on the product line...

Monday, November 5, 2012

Sandy Swell , sequence shot ...

 Dropping in on a 4/5 ft wedgie left from last weeks Sandy Swell. 
I remember this wave. As I was dropping in my fins side slipped a bit as I set my edge and rail angling  down the face leaning on the blade of the paddle guiding me down the wave..They grabbed just before hit the bottom turn projecting me down the line .. ........ Want more of this.. !!!!!......
Thanks Beanie'' Brooke Plasse Photography'' for standing on the beach for a few hours shooting away..