Thursday, July 31, 2008

SUPS South

We've had a pretty good summer when has come to waves. This morning was another wave filled morning. The south showed up over night and greeted us with brownish water and fast lines. Today's phase that payz was "wave selection". Outside bombers had some corners on them, my first wave was a couple feet over head and fast enough to make me up. Inside was tons of fun, as usual. I just took more "on the head" than usual. More in Stand Up Paddle in store bright and early. See you in the water; KPapa.

Paddle with Aloha

Monday, July 28, 2008

Stand Up Paddle Surf Relations

Two by two we paddled to the waves. There was a great response to us SURFING in the line up with the rest of the wave sliders. Everyone was stoked, we were spotting the sets for the line up. This is what the spirit of the Sport of the Kings is all about, Aloha. Everyone was having fun, no attitudes, just good fun. And this is not a heavy Stand Up Paddle Surf spot.

Others see Stand Up Paddle Surfers having the ability to catch a lot of waves. I agree, however, I know most of the waves I surf are passed up by the packed line-up, and I see a lot of my fellow Stand Up Paddle Surfers do the same. As a matter of fact, I'm seen most of the time sitting on the inside of the short boarders and having a blast. I do not deny that there are KOOKS in the Stand Up Paddle Surf community, just as there are KOOKs on long boards, short boards, boogie boards, in cars on the freeway, etc, etc, etc. That's just there attitude in life. There are a bunch of bitter souls in this world and when they see everybody but themselves having fun they boo-hoo and poop themselves. It's the Sport of the Kings, we can only expect others to hold themselves to a higher standard.

So Aloha to all you Kings that share the wave wealth. Stand Up Paddle Surfers, long boarders, short boards, and all the others who have a love of the slide. And to the kooks who don't get it, we'll pray for you.

Paddle with Aloha. Peace out.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Shark Week

If you see a decline in the lineup this week it could be of the mental terrorism of sharks on the Discovery channel this week.

And since we're talking about shark week, find the humor in this if you will. Found it on
"Alert: If it wasn't bad enough with the recent spate of shark incidents/sightings, mother nature has now decided to flank us from the rear - two young mountains lions have identified by authorities as roaming the hills together on Camp Pendleton. Keep you eyes open!"

Friday, July 25, 2008

Fun from yesterdays SUPSession

Here's a fun shot from yesterday's Gerry Lopez and Ron House Stand Up Paddle Surf demo. Hoku helo on the Ron House Hoku Honu custom. This was taken by Kevin- mahalos for the shots. More of his shots will be posted on shortly.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Ron House Gerry Lopez Stand Up Paddle Surf Gathering

This morning at Kaulapapas (K-Papas) Ron House and Gerry Lopez in hosted by RPS had a board demo session. There was about 25 SUP Surfers in the water. Different levels of expertise, from Gerry Lopez level to the first time in the surf. Jimmy from Quick Blade was there. Everybody was out having good fun!

Met a lot of new friends out in the water today... Alohaz to all ya'll. The surf was better than the picture tells. Hope to see you in the water again.

Sign up for our Stand Up Paddle Surf newsletter to be the first to see the new boards coming out soon. One resembles the Hoku Honu.

Momma Mia Bond Stand Up Paddle Surfs!!!

Kingz of the Coast

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Offshore fun

Surf was clean this morning. Offshore winds and chest to head high waves, a little inconsistent with the tide but it was sooo much fun!

This is from the SC Ocean Festival- Kyle Mo rippin on his Ron House 8'11'. Photo by Pat.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Ta-hoe Nalu Stand Up Paddle Surf event

There is a swell running in SoCal. Gerry Lopez is in town this weekend for his movie premier tonight. It's been good fun surfing with you again Gerry. Tomorrow is the SC ocean festival, go check it out!

Just under a month the 2nd Annual Ta-hoe Nalu Stand Up Paddle event is going down. Looks as if its going to be a great event. B-e-a-utiful paddle, totally worth it alone. Hope to see everyone up there.

For more info check out for this event and more to come.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Stand Up Paddle Surfing's Battle of the Paddle

Before I get in to Stand Up Paddle Surfing's Battle of the Paddle coming to Dohney Beach I have to say, fun surf this morning. More than enough to go around. Waist to occasional chest/ shoulder high lines. Good Fun SUPS fun!

Ok... So the rumors are flying around about the First Annual Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle. Below is some basic info:

October 11, 2008
Doheny State Beach, Dana Point CA

  • Stand Up Paddle Races for all levels, Elite Race and Age Group Race
  • $25K Prize Money and plenty of age group trophies
  • Stand Up Paddleboard & Paddle Manufacturers Expo
  • Music, Food & Family Fun
  • Awards Ceremony & Concert the evening of October 11 at the Surfing Heritage Foundation
  • All proceeds from this event to benefit the Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association and Surfing Heritage Foundation

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Kingz of the and Stand Up Paddle Surf

Wow... big consistent surf today....NOT! But hopefully Hurricane Elida will give us some SUPS fun for the weekend. With the San Clemente Ocean Festival's Stand Up Paddle Surfing Contest this Sunday a good south could make it FUN.

Oh and like the title of this posted hinted...some changes coming soon to the world of . You'll want to stay tuned fo' sure. Back to work!!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sunset Stand Up Paddle

The winds were on it early today, so it was a lazy day. Cruised down to Dana Point Harbor with my wife. We like to hang out by the launch ramp and watch people wreck their stuff. It usually goes down like this; husband goes and gets the truck & trailer and leaves the wife and kids hanging out by the boat. He backs up the trailer up, she does the best she can and it gets crazy from there. Yelling and screaming.... good times.

Anyways, while hanging out we saw a couple guys that had a 6-8ft shark in their bow. Suddenly I felt the urge to go paddle.... weird. So after one stop for some ice cream I grab my Stand Up Paddle Surfboard and head down to the water. It's later in the day on a Sunday and as I drive down the wind is still blowing, the tide is high and the burnt beach-goers are calling it a day.

Head winds blowing, I paddle north and follow the sun's reflection in the water. 40 minutes later I make the turn-around and get ready for the ride back. Same winds now blowing on my back and 2-3 ft ocean swell I make the run south in half the time.

Get back in time to watch another day end with sand in my toes.

Playing around and included a map of the paddle. 40 minutes one way/ 20 minutes back. Good fun. Stand Up Paddle Surf Blessed.

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Saturday, July 5, 2008

Stand Up Paddle Surfing on the 4th of July

This is one of those, "You wouldn't believe me if I told you" moments. Before the marine layer overran the morning line up we SCORED great waves, great conditions, grrrrreat times. Oil glass surface, fun 3-4ft A-frames, clean clean clean lines. Nobody really out considering it was the fourth of July and no injuries to report. We only had an hour to surf so about 7:30 we paddle in. The wind starts to blow, the marine layer swallows the beach, less the a mile of visibility and the line-up becomes the traditional 4th zoo. We leave, there is already a huge line to get in, and we're grinning ear to ear knowing that what we just experienced was a gift from above.

Paddled with Aloha!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Chumming the waters

Cubito and I get there early. Surfs kinda drained out with the extreme tides but it's showing potential, some nice shoulder high peaks at times. We paddle out and catch a couple fun waves. I'm still diggin' on this 9'6" Stand Up Paddle Surfboard Ron House shaped. It surfs real well and I'm having a blast.

So I catch this wave and do a floater on over the whitewater, come down and go up for another. The board and me are sideways in the soup and I should of just jumped off. But I try and muscle through it cause it's small enough day, when the board gets shot up from under my feet. SMACK my head hits the board, click on the pic if you look close you can see my hairs in the fiberglass and left over skin. Apparently as I try and protect the rest of my head, a little too late, the board slices my arm.

It was a bleeder so I got out. There known Great Whites that hang out where we were surfing this morning so I didn't want to become breakfast.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

San Clemente Ocean Festival

Just a reminder, since it's the 1st of July, that this years San Clemente Ocean Festival is featuring two Stand Up Paddle events. On the 19th is the race and the on the 20th is the SUPS contest. Check out Stand Up Paddle Surf Championship for more info.

This mornings session was on the weak side, but it was still fun. Swell has faded and looks like that's what's left on tap for the rest of the week. Overcast, no surf, upwelling colder water...could be worse...could be.......