Sunday, December 18, 2016

SUP fishing in the Flats of Florida

Down with Dad as he recuperates from jaw surgery and was able to get out and fish in the flats/ Mangroves in the Gulf.  In 6 inches of water Red Drum were all over the flats hitting the Storm lures, About a mile out from Hernando Beach Fl. Great weather for a fun afternoon with the incoming tide.. 
Some of the reds, Yes all catch n release... 

I added to the quiver of outdoor life Toys ,, 
2017 "TOY"ota Tundra SR5 V-8 Crew Max in the 'limited' Quicksand color. 
Upgraded comfort / chrome pkg and bed liner with racks.  Mods'   Black nerf step bars on order
TRD 20'' rims in the near future,  window tinting and tow package .. Just lovin' the V-8 from the smaller 6 cyl. of my older white Tundrs Same milage on the long haul  Town? Interior features and upgrade comforts and audio are a plus..
No blind spot on the back corners.. Road surf trip..

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Saturday, November 26, 2016


Fall fishing on the SUP

Some Fall Fishing for trout and reds in the Low Country . On the STARBOARD SPORTSMAN FISHERMAN 12' x 32 x 6 A wide Stable platform for all the gear need for you adventure,,

Check out at Starboard dot com..

Sunday, August 7, 2016

a few from Wed/ Thurs little swell

Little swell graced our shore to break up this summer flatness.. Just felt good to ride and glide on something... Tropics becoming active lets hope late summer and fall can produce some much needed surf. 

Saturday, July 9, 2016

The SUP movie ,... available for free... thanks to Red Bull TV

In case you forgot, 2015 gave us one of the finest SUP movies ever created. The film aptly named, The SUP Movie, showed the world just how radical standup paddleboarding can be with an all-star cast including Kai Lenny, Izzi Gomez, Sean Poynter and many others. To top it all off, the folks from Poor Boyz Productions ended up taking home top honors in the Movie of the Year category at the 2015 SUP Awards. To sum it up, it was a damn good movie. While it has been available on iTunes for purchase since last year, the film will now be available to everyone for free courtesy of Red Bull TV. 

Sit back and be couched for 40 min of the latest SUP movie .. Click on the link below

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Been a while to SUP Surf

Was good to get in the surf the other morning. Busy working and finding time has been a challenge. . Will always have a connection to the water and surfing...  MAHALO 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Tues evening, small weak but got wet.

On the new 2016 7-8 Hyper Nut  Getting use to this board. A different feeling under feet but it generated speed and thats what you want on our small gutless waves.. Here are a few moments from yesterday. However I'm disappointed with the new GoPro. It holds too much water droplets on the lens.. Tried all the remedies  avoid water droplets... The old Hero 2 was much better. I may have to find an older one. EBay / Amazon  search ..

Monday, May 2, 2016

Little ''Poles'' session, MAHALO.. 911

Heading back from my Dad's I stopped at the poles for a little session to get the road grime off and paddle .Fun little waves in the thigh and waist high range. I was riding the new Starboard 2016  9-0 Pro.. Nice light winds early then SE picked up mid day. The best part was I was in the 911 surf  mid-day report.  

Its a great site about the surf community in NE Fl. Jax area. Surfers with cameras that like to share the passion of Surfing.. Bookmark the site for the surf report, weather, pics, stories and the sport surfing. 

Thanks to the photographers at 911 Surf report for the pics.... MAHALO 

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Snaggged' a few today

Felt great to get a few clean waves this morning. its been a while and long time since I've been in the surf. Fun little thigh waist high waves with some light offshore winds. The new Starboard 9-0 Pro rode great. Responsive board thats  agile and responsive allowing me to get into the wave early. I'm really looking forward to getting in some surf with size and power. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Connor Baxter SUP Stroke Technique

Interview with Starboard's Connor Baxter on SUP paddle length and stroke technique at the 2017 Starboard distributor meeting on Maui. I asked Connor about his new 2017 paddle design that I can't show yet. I can show the parts where he talked about paddle length:
His paddles are much shorter than when he first started competing
And stroke technique, he breaks down his unique stroke technique which focuses on using the bigger muscles in the core and legs and less upper body strength for endurance racing. He also talks about loading up and releasing the paddleboard by "porpoising" while sprinting. He also talks about choking down on the paddle and leverage.
Clearly he is doing something right since he is winning a lot of SUP races using this technique.

Thanks to Blue Planet Surf for the interview.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

2016 Starboard 9-0 Pro

Starboard's New 2016 9-0 Pro . Sharp looking board with the blue brushed carbon. Pretty light SUP and stable for me. Hat only two sessions on the board and will be great to see its real performance on some sizable waves. Travel board perhaps. Board's dimensions.. 9-0 x29 x 4.3 at  128 L
As I get more time on the board i will do review..

Below is he link from Starboard SUP 

Monday, March 21, 2016

Starboard's Zane Schweitzer

The standup paddleboard discipline of the 2016 Ultimate waterman took lace in the deep deep south of the Southland region. The waves fired along a lefthand point break and Zane Schweitzer (HAW) obliged with a big win over double whammy surfer Caio Vaz.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Sick areal footage of the best SUP Sunset Pro ever…

Oahu’s North Shore will set a precedent as the best conditions the competition has ever had. Perfect clean faces met the riders on day 2, and Matty Schweitzer was there to capture the action.

Sunset Beach Pro Day 2 from Mat5o Media on Vimeo.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Winter Slabs

Chilly slabs of fun.. If you didn't get a chance to get out there,....
Yea, you missed it..

  Jesse '' Deep in the Low Country,''
 just one of many he got

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Sunset Beach Pro 2016 Round 2 onwards #SUWT

Streamed live on Feb 14, 2016  (4 hours of large sunset) 
Join us Live for the second day of contest as we start off with Round 2 the repo heats of the first stop of the Mens Stand Up World Tour as we get ready to crown a new Sunset Beach Pro winner.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Iballa Moreno, Starboard team

This is Iballa Moreno, she's a surfer, windsurfer, stand up paddler and all around water woman extraordinaire. In this episode she shows us around the beautiful Canary Island, Fuerteventura.  

As a Biosphere and Starlight Reserve, Fuerteventura is comprised of more than 48,000 hectares of protected area where you can lose yourself. Its natural monuments, parks, and landscapes are living proof of its volcanic origins. Those same volcanic origins give the island gnarly surfing reefs, perfect for Iballa to enjoy on her trusty SUP. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Florida Keys life..

Spent month in the Upper Keys and experience many awesome moments. Shared some good times with friends food and fun... Here is just some of the many moments in the Fl. Keys.  

Islamorada paddle 

Mid -Winters Sailing Regatta Islander Resort
 Hobie Class sailing on the course
Brooke getting some windsurfing on 
Sunset on Blackwater sound
Karen gliding by on a beautiful  Islamorada day
Sail-bye,  born to sail Brooke
Mangrove exploration 
Manatee over the house for breakfast
The Islander Guy Harvey Resort 
Full moonrise in the Keys
Flas experiment at sunset at Gilberts
Florida Bay Nest Key.
Flats fishing at Nest Key 
Sunset paddle

Hogfish charter fishing
Seppi and I chillin' 

The catch of the day..Karen and I
Mode of transportation to explore the keys
Imagine on a wave in the mangrove
Peter Maddox out for a paddle
Brooke fishing catching small cuda's
Fish on the SUP
Brooke and I,John Pennekamp paddle 
Tarpon cruising bye
F&B Dir. of SeaPine Jeff Kruse paddling for the first time  
Adams Cut mangrove snapper
Karen with a yellowtail 
 Lobster and Steak on the grill.. Jeff Kruse and I