Tuesday, April 30, 2013

offshore winds ..3 ft at 12 sec.... = fun waves...

Yes, you missed it if you were unable to get out there today..

 Candid Shot of the day...
Amish Mafia meets, Standup Mafia...
Big floater by Jesse,  ...and Yes he made it..
  Scott snagging a few.
Sweet shot of Jesse ....SLOTTED 
Bodyboard, Surfboard or Paddleboard, he's on it.. 
A little off the lip in the 2-3 ft swell

Brandon Hull in the pocket on his Hero SUP 

Monday, April 29, 2013

H2O Sports, Hilton Head Health Institute and Jiva Yoga center.. .. Paddle board YOGA

A small group of Yoga enthusiasts from the Health Institute went out with Ken from Jiva Yoga on Saturday. Was a beautiful morning for paddle boarding and doing Yoga while floating above the water line.  Thanks to Ken and Jean at Jiva,  H2O Sports and Hilton Head Health Institute.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Surprising Sunday Session

Jamie jammin' passed me 

Billy Hughes on the Stand Up  .... 
'''Welcome to the dark side'''
John T setting up as Jesse paddling over....

Jesse spraying me from one of his powerful tail slides.. 

Fun waves for the stand up  Jesse gettin' it on
Cool little backside turn trying out Jesse's Cannibal 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Jesse catching the morning session...

Jesse catching some waves this morning .  Waist high with a bit of chop. 

The real wave gliders.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013

Monday morning surprise...

Some cool perspectives from today's surf session with the pole mount in the paddle.  Was a un-predicted swell and took many by surprise. Nice way to start the week.. May have been grey outside, but the sun was shining with in.. Unfortunately, I snapped this Methane paddle an inch or two below the shaft on the blade. Well worth it thought.. 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

ASI Certification on Hilton Head SC. ....... WED.. April 24 2013 WSUPA

Certification as a Standup Paddleboard Instructor:  The “ASI” Certification Course provides SUP Instructors the basics of water safety and a solid framework of SUP teaching techniques.  Any activity that involves open water conditions is inherently dangerous.  Our instruction is based on sound fundamentals with an overall emphasis on the “Safety” for the beginner paddler.
Course Prerequisites:
  • Ability to perform basic SUP skills in proper starting/safety/dismount positions.
  • Proficient skills in the forward stroke as well as turning and stopping strokes are require to participate in this course.
  • Must be able to swim
  • Current Certification in American Heart Association Basic CPR/AED (may be obtained after the course)
** Please note, this is not a course for beginner SUP paddlers.  To pass and receive an ASI
Certification, each participant will have to demonstrate the mastery of all stroke and turning
techniques taught during the course.
Course Objectives:
  • Basic water safety knowledge for SUP paddlers
  • SUP dry land teaching and training techniques
  • Information on paddles, boards and SUP equipment
  • Mastering SUP skills needed for proper instruction, on the water skills testing
  • Advanced stroke technique and skills
At the Academy you will learn all aspects of SUP instruction through classroom training and hands-on experience on the water.
Benenfits of ASI Certification:  Discounted insurance; ASI Certification verification through the WSUPA website; and industry discounts.
Course Fee: $300 includes first year WSUPA membership fee of $50.
Course registration closes 72 hours prior to a course. Fee is non refundable once course is closed. Course fee is non transferable. 7 days prior to a course refund is available with a $100 administration fee, plus applicable charges.
To sign up: e-mail supinstruction@gmail.com

The Certification for the ASI Course will be on Wednesday APRIL 24th  2013,   Instructors will be Dan Gavere and Harmony Dawn,     Location to be announced ASAP due to tidal influence..
Email ,     supinstruction@gmail.com   .....  to sign up,....    or go to WSUPA link below.

WSUPA contact page link here..

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

.... waves this morning ....

“Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.”

I was sharing waves with my friends.. ...

SSSSHHH-wack !!!!

Spray Technician

Sun and water 

right place , right time..

Brandon being a "hero'' on the Hero

Scott Allan on some morning glory ...
Rebound off the top 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sunrise Session.........

Some small fun 2-3 ft waves early this morning. Was in the water before sun up and was fun.. snapped a few shots with the flash but it was tougher to get all the elements right. Will try again...

Friday, April 5, 2013

Fun week paddling ..

This past week I had several groups paddle boarding for the first time. Seeing smiles on their  faces and having them experience gliding on the water for the first time is really rewarding. Lot of Spring Breakers and families visiting  from the NE area escaping the 3 months  of SNOW covered winter. 
65* - 70* F temps for them is a blessing. 
A day or two of small surf  thrown in for good measure ... 
''Life is better in Board shorts...''