First Tahiti swell of Spring 09

I have been to Tahiti several times chasing big Southern hemi swells, tow surfing and paddle surfing and I have always dreamed of stand up paddling Teahupoo. So this trip was all about SUP and exploring the other islands and meeting new friends.

HOBIE HENNESSEYS SUP RACE

The Hobie Hennesseys Paddle race was held in Dana Point at Doheney state beach. The conditions started out with a light wind out of the North West and as the race started, it cranked up to about 18-20 mph making the first leg of the race a solid down winder. Then as we rounded the …

Rainbow Sandals “King & Queen of Dog Patch SUP surf event

Rainbow sandals put on another epic event at San O which was an Aloha style SUP surf event with over 100 competitors in costumes, wigs etc. The conditions were smooth with a dying 2-4′ ft swell that kept pulsing till the finals. It was great to see competitors from Hawaii and all over the West …

Team California Iron outrigger race

This season, I was fortunate to start training with The Team California outrigger team. With my busy schedule, I had limited time in the boat, but the boys had confidence that I would do better under pressure while racing. I paddled in seat 4 which is considered part of the engine room and so I …

Go Pro Camera angle R&D

I have been very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with the guys at Go Pro cameras and ever since I got those cameras; I’m like a little kid. I have been building a bunch of cool and funky mounts, so I can capture the feeling of the sport I’m doing. I like to …

Watermans Surfaid paddle

Watermans sunscreen put together a great 6 mile SUP race in Dana Point off Doheney state beach. Conditions were smooth with a slight South swell and Southerly breeze. I decided to paddle a new 14′ Hobie Carbon race board to see how I would fare against the 18′ unlimited guys. Unfortunately each board class started …

My new Hobie 9’9 & 10’2 CP Stinger signature model SUP surf boards

I just got my new 9’9 and 10’2 CP Stinger signature SUP surf boards in from Hobie. I did a lot of R&D with a couple different shapes and finally came up with something that has the drive and manuverability of a short board and the glide and stability of a high performance longboard. I …

ASR tradeshow 2008

Action Sports retailer trade show, formally known as the surf industry trade show is always a good time to rub elbows with your sponsors, talk story with friends and see your heros. this a great time to thank your sponsors for their support and talk about next years game plan on promoting the brand and …