Monday, June 30, 2008

Monday morning is best with a little SUPS

So the tide was "high" and the surf wasnʻt. There were some set waves that came in that made to paddle out the made you paddle back in even faster. It was still the best way to start a new week. Stand Up Paddle Surfing with some friends is good fun.

We were camping this past week. Had a chance to share some stoke with some new friends from San Diego at Dana Point Harbor. April (stand up video) and her husband Eric were camping also so we had a chance to get Eric in the water. He had never surfed nor paddled at all so this would be his first time in flat water on a Stand Up Paddle Surfboard. Once in the water I had him do some basic drills, he got comfortable and I showed him a couple other techniques and boo-yah!!! Another Hoe Hee Nalu addict! How much of an addict you ask? He was so amped on the gliding across the water I hooked them up again with Ron House and Eric picked up his new Stand Up Board and paddle while still on vacation and was able to get some water time. I got some video of husband and wife playing on their new toys. I evened had the pleasure of paddling with her brother Spence and son Dane one afternoon. Stay tuned for the video...who knows whatʻs on it, me wifey was videoing!?

See you in the water - in the morning - aloha!

Friday, June 20, 2008

More Stand Up Paddling at the Harbor

It was early afternoon and I get a phone call from a buddy wanting to go paddle. His friend is coming down from L.A. and has tried SUPS once before. With the wind and the swell we decided to have fun and head to the flat water. We cruise from baby beach and head over to disappearing beach and mess around. Tony is paddling around and getting the hang of his turning. Cubby and I are working on balance drills and Cub is nailing it. We make a lap around Dana Point Harbor and Tony is up for some more SUPS fun at disappearing beach. Tony started running out of gas so we paddled back over to Baby Beach and called a day... a fun day!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Stand Up Paddling the Promise Land

On the way down to the Promise Land.  The fog was in and out but the waves were consistent.  Paddled out and caught a couple waves out front.  A few waves later we found ourselves at the Promise Land with big racey lefts and rippable rights.  Good fun... waves for everybody.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Aprilʻs new Stand Up Paddle Surfboard

Down at Dana Point Harbor this morning, April was paddling her new Stand Up Paddle Surfboard. We did a lap and went over some basic paddling and handling techniques. Sheʻs stoked with her new Ron House Stand Up Board.

Hooked up with Chris and the Magic for a little talk story. He was sporting a inflatable SUPS board- interesting. No travel issues, deflate and roll it up.

Met a couple or SUPSers, Steve, Dave... wasup!

See you in the water, bright in early. K-papaʻS

Hoku out.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Stand Up Paddleboard Surfing Championships

This event will be held during the San Clemente Ocean Festival on Sunday July 20th. This is the first Stand Up Paddle Surfing Championship ever held during the Ocean Festival. On July 19th the Stand Up Paddle Surf Race will be help, like last year.

As for the Stand Up Paddle Surf Contest, the event is open to everyone! Judging is based on progressive & classic maneuvers and style (50%-50%) and the use of the paddle will be part of the judging criteria. The contest is on the North Side of San Clemente Pier. There is a TOTAL (men and ladies), TOTAL of 24 openings in this event so if you want in you best bust a move. If you got questions contact Jack Sutter, 949.481.1205 or

As for the Stand Up Paddle Surf Race, July 19th, 8:30am 10k. Get your paddle on!! You can register for the race at

Last of the swell

The last swell is still trickling in. Go a get wet if you can. The sun is coming out and itʻs looking like another beautiful day to Stand Up Paddle Surf in Southern California.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Kapaps Stand Up Day Dos

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Friday, June 6, 2008

Friday and some Stand Up Aloha

Great little nalus that needed to be caught... and they were. Check out for some more Stand Up Paddle Aloha.

Monday, June 2, 2008

SUPS in Forbes Life

This month's copy of Forbes Life [june 08] is blasting the cover with Laird charging Teahupoo. I wouldn't get to excited...seeing the cover I thought there would be a better spread... page 58 & 59, right after the million dollar Bugatti... you decide. How good is it?

So Laird charging Teahupoo, on a Ron House custom Stand Up Paddle Surfboard, on the cover of Forbes Life. The real question is, why would a beach bum have a subscription to Forbes?