The Day After (swell chasing)

I was still buzzing from my Cortes Banks Dream trip and could not even think about sleep, so I zipped home, switched out a couple SUP boards for smaller surf, checked the buoys and decided to continue my SUP mission with a 2 hour road trip up North…….. I called my good friend, renowned surf …

Cortez Banks Dream paddle session

There is a fine art to chasing swell and no matter how prepared you are, Mother nature always throws you a curve ball. This years El Nino pattern has made it a busy swell chasing season, traveling to Hawaii, Oregon, Mexico and up and down the California coast. There is so much work that goes …

Last Minute Slab Hunting

With “El Nino Winter” in full effect, we have had a great run of solid swell over the past 2 months and it keeps on coming. Not even back a week from chasing XXL swell in Hawaii and I’m off again for a quick 1 day road trip up the coast with friends. When dealing …

Mother Nature Calls

I have learned in the past, when making travel plans; “Mother Nature” always throws me a curve ball. Six weeks ago, My sponsor “Hobie” made arrangements for me to fly to Australia to help promote Hobie SUP boards and race in a series of down wind SUP races with my team mate Byron Kurt. Sure …

Mavericks swell road trip

Another solid Winter swell that looks like it will be bigger and better up North. I called Brazilian surf photographer “Fred Pompermyer” and we decided to do a 2 day road trip up North to Mavericks in Halfmoon Bay, Ca. We drove all night and got to Mavericks at 6 am and met up with …

SUP World Tour boat trip

With the sport of SUP racing growing so fast, the SUP surfing is sure to follow in it’s footsteps with a world tour.. Tristen of Waterman’s League, decided to put together a small contenders boat trip in Tahiti to test out the idea. 12 SUP athletes; 4 from Tahiti, 4 from Hawaii and 4 on …

Testing my hobie 7’11” SUP in the surf

I always like doing R&D and exploring how much smaller of a board I can ride and still paddle efficiently in the surf. Today I tested a 7’11” and it was a fun challenge. I feel I need a little more length to help glide into waves and make paddling easier and a little more …

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.

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 …