Outdoor retailer tradeshow, Utah

I went with the Hobie team to Salt Lake city, Utah for the Outdoor retailer trade show . The day before the show, there was an on water demo at a lake near Powder mountain where the public could demo SUP boards and kayaks and ask questions etc. After the demo was over, the Hobie …

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 …

Malibu Downwinder SUP race

The Malibu downwinder SUP race was an 8 mile race that started up by the Naval base beach and ended just North of Leo Carillo beach. The race started in the afternoon so that we could get ¬†favorable windy conditions to race in. As the race started, the wind was pretty non existent with a …

Catalina crossing “Ocean challenge” Sup race

Every year at the end of March, there is a race from Catalina island to Dana Point harbor (34 miles). The race starts in Avalon on the South end of Catalina and is open to OC 1’s OC 2’s surf skis and stand up paddler, with each contestant having a chase boat for safety. You …

Spring is in the air

In Southern California we are blessed with beautiful weather year round . We don’t get the super cold Winters, below 0 temperatures or even that much rain, but come March there is always some South swell in the water and beautiful sunsets. I love to run down to the beach after work with my dog …