Saturday, January 27, 2007

HanoHano Ocean Challenge

Mahalos to HanoHano Outrigger Canoe Club for hosting a great event this morning. Oh and special mahalos from the bottom of my happy belly to L&L's for the local ono grindz.

Today's course was an out and back 4.75 mile course through Mission Bay. There was a lot more entires than usual for the Stand Up Paddle Surf class. South Orange County, (mostly San Clemente, Capo Beach, Dana Point, San Juan) came down with 7 of Stand Up Paddle Surf enteries. All kinds of boards were represented out there. Kyle (Alejondro) took first again on the standamaran shaped by Ron House, and Brad (B-rad) came in third on Ron's Coastal Cruiser, I finished fifth on Ron's stock Stand Up Paddle Surfboard (and in my mind 1st in the stock class, lol!) . Way to go Ron!

Good fun was had by all. We met some new faces, howzit Brent and Jay (Jay, I tried to get you and your fancy board at the line...) More pics for this event click here.

da hui from "San Clemente".

Paddle with Pride, Paddle with Aloha.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Small Swell Lots of fun

We had a little swell show up this morning. There was a bunch of us Stand Up Paddle Surf-kine out in the water today. The conditions were good this morning with the offshore winds howling. You had to dig in or be blown back. Sensei-Ron was out sharing the aloha with a Stand Up Paddle Surfer south at the promise land. Lots of waves to be had and were had. The wind died down for a while then in a matter of minutes the south picked up and blew it out. The line emptied and we with paddles were double stoked.
Later on Kyle and I met up for an evening warm-up for tomorrow mornings race. The wind backed off a little and the nalus had a little more juice to them. Kyle nailed a nice floater right in front of my. We got out as the sun dropped behind the horizon. Stand Up Paddle Surf, good fun.

Oh and Alejondor says, "Tango un breakthrough."

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Stand Up Paddle Surf Quote 1/25/2007

Kyle and I met up at kaulapapas for a afternoon Stand Up Paddle Surf session. Kyle already surfed this morning and took Ron House's standamaran out for a long paddle. The surf- small- again. But the air was warm and the wind wasn't too bad so why not.

So it's January and we're having a blast in our baggies. The quote for the day is, "I'm going to stay out longer until my shorts dry." I doubt anyone has said that while surfing.

I love Stand Up Paddle Surfing...Paddle with Aloha.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Six inches bigger

Still small waves but still fun small waves. It picked up about six inches this morning compared to yesterday. Yesterday there was five of us Stand Up Paddle Surfers out at kualapapa. Ron House brought his 10 footer out again and was catching some fun little waves. Everyone was having fun yesterday.

This morning the line-up wasn't as heavy as yesterday, 3 Stand Up Paddle Surfers in the water. Ron, Tracy and myself had our choice of waves. We didn't stay out as long as yesterday since the south wind picked up a little more. As we packed up a nice little set rolled in, hopefully a preview for the days to come.

Get you training in before this weekends race.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Morning Chop Suey - Evening Glass

This morning was soupy, the tide was high and the south wind was blowing. I Stand Up Paddle Surfed downwind on my first leg. Even though I had some mixed up ocean swell and the wind at my back it still was a difficult run. 2.5 miles later I turned for the upwind, against the chop run back, more difficult. There was a couple of chops that knocked me right into the water. It was definitely a smooth water appreciation day.

Later this evening I cruised over to Dana Point Harbor and did a Stand Up Paddle Surf session in the calmness of the harbor. I ventured out to the buoy to check on the seals real quick. The sea conditions were a reminder of the morning workout. On the way back in I did some sprints on the glassy surface and practiced my pivot turns. As it started getting dark I was doing 360's by the pier, as Kyle would say, "having a break-through".

Check ya in the h20- Paddle with Aloha- be a King or be a kook! (you know who you are!)

Friday, January 19, 2007

Small and Dry

Not much surf out there. Little nalus barely rolling in. I paddled out a little before sunset to get a little Stand Up Paddle Surf session in. There were 3 laydown surfers out and as I paddled around the point a couple other Stand Up Paddle Surfers paddled out. No waves, no wind but a little bumpy. The tide was negative, I got to paddle the long way out, (better than doing the rock dance), through the "deep" spots and check out some of the marine life. Plenty fish and one fat seal. It was nice to be out there in trunks and go an hour without getting wet...only while Stand Up Paddle Surfing.

See ya early at kualapapa, before the tide runs up. Paddle with Aloha.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Another small day

The wind was cold this morning, I thought my hands were going to freeze then fall off. Pretty small and the high tide didn't help any. Had a good 40 minute paddle up and back waiting for the tide to drop. I came back by the car and Stand Up Paddle Surfed in front for a while. 1-3 feet real inconsistent, caught plenty nalus. Dark and flat here's the pic for proof. But still fun!

Monday, January 15, 2007

Back in black

I pulled out the wetsuit for this morning. It's been acting like January lately, except for the large winter swells peeling down the coast. With surf being small and chilly winds I've been lazy to Stand Up Paddle Surf but ambitious to get some work done.

The calendar of events that welcome Stand Up Paddle Surfing has been posted and is being updated as confirmations come in. This calendar is for California, Hawaiian events will posted next. There are a lot of events for 2007. The is also a surf report for Southern Orange county available on the Stand Up Paddle Surf home page.

Keeping checking back or sign up for the email here and let us keep you posted. Oh, if anyone wants to Stand Up Paddle Surf in the tomorrow, I'll be down at kaulapapa's in the morning from 6-8:30am. Might paddle north pending on the lack of waves. Bring warm rubber...Dennis you're an animal!!! Wearing a short john...braddahs lolo!

This picture is today's surf...tomorrow will be smaller!

Paddle with Aloha.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

By the early morning moon light

So Kyle and I had a packed day and needed to get in a good Stand Up Paddle Surf session in early, early dark thirty. We paddled out of kaulapapa and headed north again to the same spot yesterday. The water was still real clear and with the moon light bouncing off the water you could see the reflection off the fish scales underneath you, too cool. We made it up to the spot as the sun came up over the mountains to our south.

We paddled up to be greeted by 2-3 foot peelers again. Get this, we at a world renowned surf spot with decent surf all to our self. Nobody out and nobody walking down the beach to get it. Unreal. Normally this place is a zoo on a three foot day, with any better surf you need to have skills and be on it to get waves...never mind the attitudes that flare here.

So we catch some waves and paddle back to kaulapapa. Kyle gets out to get to his thing, I have another hour and practice pivot turns on the small surf. As the tide started to fill in the sets were decent. If you were without a Stand Up Paddle Surfboard, it was a good day to work.


Monday, January 8, 2007

Hoe Punini He'e

It started out Kyle, Dennis and myself this warm winter morning. We started out down kaulapapa and Stand Up Paddle Surfed north. A few minutes into it all of us peeled back the rubber. Dennis had an appointment so he surfed a little and headed back south.

Kyle and I kept on hoe punini he'e sytle, paddle-drift-surf. We ended up on a well known point break, had clean 2-3 ft, long, long rides all to ourselves for about an hour. I had to take off and get to my appointment so Kyle played solo for a while.

The water was clear, the air warm, the waves plentiful...for those who Stand Up Paddle Surf.

Saturday, January 6, 2007

No Mo Wind....Finally

We had a good time Stand Up Paddle Surfing this morning down at kaulapapa. Kyle, EJ, Dennis, Ron, Rick (nice to meet you), myself and a couple others had a good fun sharing some waves. After the past two days of nonstop blowing winds it felt good to be back in the water. There was some decent waves left over. Ron House had his new 10 footer in the water, the short board of the day. Kyle and Rick played on it for a little bit, both seemed real stoked on it. The tide and the wind came up and after a few hours we called. Good times, you gotta try 'em. Check out more on the sport of Stand Up Paddle Surf at


Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Beware of the nasty water

Nobody has ever really considered Baby Beach one of the cleanest water swimming areas around but today was no bueno. Oil slick at Baby Beach in Dana Point Harbor. I jumped on my Stand Up Paddle Surfboard this afternoon and was bummed. The water was thick and the fuel rainbow was stink. It wasn't localized to the first 5 feet. From end to end of the shore at Baby Beach to the opening into the marina. If you got little one's keep them out of the water! (there is a little warning sign, it should be big a neon)

Regardless, I did a four 10 minute sprints for a good Stand Up Paddle Surf workout. Ran into a couple of Stand Up Paddle Surfers paddling around getting the hang of things. I always run into others down at Dana Point Harbor while doing my workouts.

Stay safe and Paddle with Aloha.

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Pup Seal

While Stand Up Paddle Surfing today I saw a pup seal napping on the red buoy. That was the excitement for today. I had enough time between appointments for a quick run to flat-Doho out from Dana Point Harbor and back to worky work. But it was better than not surfing. I did see one other guy cruising around the harbor on his Stand Up Paddle Surfboard.

Gotta love Stand Up Paddle Surfing. Laddahs.

Monday, January 1, 2007

Paddle Surf into the New Year

I took some time this morning for a quick surf paddle down at Dana Point Harbor. I paddled hard down the long channel and out to the buoy. Once at the buoy I pointed to Doho for a one time wave and then headed back into the harbor. I finished up with a good pace through the marina and called it an easy day.

I ran into a friend of my auntie at Doho and met another Stand Up Paddle Surfer in the harbor, howzit Chris. It's going to be a wonderful year.

Paddle with Aloha.