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The latest BUZZ in new standup paddle surfing sports gear.

We showcase the best standup paddle boards, standup paddles, standup paddle accessories with news and views.

StandUp Paddle Sports has the largest, and best, selection of SUP's in the UNIVERSE at our store in Santa Barbara, CA.

Over 150 standup paddle boards currently in stock. New SUP's arriving monthly.

(Best selection...Best value...Best service...Mahalo)

Monday, August 31, 2009

 

DogPeople :: Souplements

Many of you that have visited our store have met the shop dogs...our Chocolate Labs, Annie Mae and Molly Claire...





They think that there are two kinds of people in the world...us "dog people"...and, the "others"...;-)

To a Lab, there are more dichotomies...those that love the water, and the "others"...
They don't care if they are on a board or not...they'll take a day at the beach, or Lake Tahoe...a river in the redwoods...or, whatevers...



Anyways...it's prolly pretty obvious that we're dogpeoples...hang on, because I'm almost done gushing about our Chocolates...;-)

I want to introduce you to another dogpeople person...local paddler Emily Chan, and her new product...Souplements...from dog people, inc.









Let's see how Annie and Molly react to the packaging that Emily and her crew have put together...a little test marketing research in action...;-)



Hmmmm...like bees to honey, it didn't take these Labs long to check out the Souplement packaging...;-)



Now, let's try them one at a time...Annie Mae...



Molly Claire...



Yummy...a little post-Souplement siesta...



Get your four-legged loved one's some Souplements today...store locator...

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

 

Naish Summer SUP Race Series Finale

We had some killer weather and ocean conditions for the Santa Barbara Naish Summer SUP Race Series finale...

Top California standup paddle racers Ernie (EJ) Johnson, and his wife Andie, drove up from Dana Pt. to give the locals a run for their money last Thursday...

Here's Rich Schroeder discussing the course with Bryan Fernandez, EJ, & Andie...



This stage of the fun standup paddle racing series may have come to an end...but, as a result of the standup paddling camaraderie experienced the last 4 Thursday afternoons at 6:00 PM, we've decided to continue to meetup for a social paddle...same time...same channel...come join us...paddle whatever you bring...of course we'll have some state of the art race and distance boards for interested parties to demo...

All participants received an inaugural Leadbetter Beach Paddling Club t-shirt...



The top three male and female finishers now go on to compete with racers from 12 cities across North America for the Championship race in San Diego, CA on September 13th, 2009...they'll have a chance to win a Naish 14' Glide and a trip to Maui to compete in the 5th Annual Naish Paddle Championship...a 9.54 mile race from Maliko Gulch to Kahului Harbor...



There will also be an open race...EJ has added his name into the hat...which is sure to attract some other world class competitors...



The race was fairly close after the first lap...but, EJ never relinquished the lead...



EJ was getting some great glides from his new Brian Szymanski race SUP...and cruised into another 1st place finish...





Rich Schroeder had a great race for the silver medal...he'll be representing Team Standup Paddle Sports in San Diego as the Santa Barbara winner of the Naish Summer SUP Race Series...



Adam Kirkcaldie pulls into 3rd place in this race and 2nd place overall in the series...Adam has brought some more great energy into the shop as a staff member...



Rob Graham finishes 3rd in the series and will also be representing SUPsports in San Diego...



Andie Johnson wins the finale on the wahine side and will be racing for us in San Diego...





Tami Starzac has also been paddling hard...and, will be representing us at the Naish race...



Rounding out the wahines going to San Diego to compete for the Naish North American Championship, will be our VP and CFO, Deb...also, 3rd place finisher in the 9 race California Winter Race Series...



Another of the wahine paddlers to take part in the Naish Series is Ashley Parducci...Adam's gf...and, the granddaughter of one of windsurfing's inventors...UCLA prof Allen Parducci...the other co-inventors were Jim Drake and Hoyle Schweitzer...



More pics in this GALLERY...

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2010 Naish Mana SUP's



We just received the new 2010 Naish Mana SUP's...we are stoked to get these new short wide style SUP's after seeing them at the Outdoor Retailers show in SLC, Utah last month...

Robbie Naish and company have been building quality boards since 1979...
Let's do the math...that's 30 years...not, 3 years...or 3 months...;-)







They come with a killer bamboo fin set, pad, recessed handle, and a bag that's a keeper...all for $1399...and, we throw in a big wave rated leash with safety release...talk about value and bang for your buck...you are definitely getting great return on your investment (ROI) with these boards...







We barely got them unwrapped and they started flying off the shelves...



More pics in this GALLERY...

Naish board construction...



The Mana 9'5" is the smaller sibling of the 10'0". It's an awesome first board for lighter riders in small surf; or large riders looking for superb wave performance with added float and stability.

::9'5" x 31" x 4 3/4" (MSRP $1399)

::Wood veneer sandwich

::Eco bag included

::EVA Deck Pad included


The Mana 10'0" is a fun board for small surf and people of all sizes. The Mana's width and short length make stand up paddling in waves easy to learn. Its single concave bottom shape and rocker profile set the standard in terms of stability and turning. These features make surfing simple and blast!

::10' x 32" x 4 3/4"(MSRP $1399)

::Wood veneer sandwich

::Eco bag included

::EVA Deck Pad included

The SUP Kailua is a beginner board designed for flat water. Its width and stability make it incredibly easy for people of all weights and sizes. The SUP Kailua's short length allows it to turn without effort. It features ASA skin technology which makes it extremely durable and the ultimate board for beginners, hotels, resorts, and beach rentals. No learning necessary, just stand up and paddle!

10'5" x 35 1/4" x 5 3/8" (MSRP $1399)

::ASA Skin, PVC/Styro sandwich

::Eco bag included

::EVA Deck Pad included

Instructional pics with Ashley Baxter on the Mana...slow turn...click pics below...



Instructional pics with Dave Kalama on the Mana...fast turn...



More standup paddle how to's and wallpapers here...

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

 

Bag it...

Just got a new shipment of SUP board bags...

These will protect your board from daily wear & tear and dings. Buy slightly over-sized for airline shipping and add nose/tail protection...lightly padded (6mm)bags have nylon on one side and solar reflective material on the other. There is a fin slot on both sides. Plastic zipper will not corrode. This is a coffin style bag with side walls.











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Saturday, August 22, 2009

 

Standup Paddle Racing :: Santa Barbara

Matt spanks Rich Schroeder at our weekly SUP race series...



NOT!!! Matt put me up to the pic...;-)

Heading out to the first turn...



Rich is in good form right now...



Adam is helping us out at the shop...he's a keen triathlete, who is finding a liking for standup paddle racing...



John Ford showed up and powered his Naish 11'6" around the course into 3rd place...



Nolan L@@King pretty comfortable on the Naish 12' Glide...



More pics in this GALLERY...

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

 

North Pacific SUP's :: MADE IN THE USA

Tired of the same old same old?
L@@King for something newer...more unique...lighter...stronger...custom...more high performance in the waves...MADE IN THE USA with quality craftsmanship...etc...???

Prolly answered "yup", huh?
Wayullll...we have some kewl new shapes out of the Pacific Northwest by Art Colyer...



Art Colyer has been shaping high performance surfboards and sailboards for decades...spent 6 years shaping with San Diego-based shaper Rusty Preisendorfer who has been building surfboards for some of the world's best waveriders for almost 40 years...Art is known for his high performance surfboards, sailboards, kiteSURFING boards, and now SUP's...

We've been working with Art...and his partner, Jeff Hammer...along with champion paddler Dan Gavere, to come up with a new line of standup paddlesurfing boards that differentiate themselves from other domestic offerings by being lighter and stronger...we have 3 models 8'6"...9'...9'6" that range from 17 lbs to 19 lbs...these high performance SUP's are equipped with a Future fin quadfin setup and a standard center fin box allowing multiple fin tuning options...they also feature a recessed carrying handle, double leash plugs, vent screw, gorgeous custom airbrush, laminated wood stringers, and ultralight deck pad...








More images in this GALLERY...

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Monday, August 17, 2009

 

Starboard SUP's

Starboard = QUALITY + INNOVATION...



We have the largest selection of Starboard SUP's in stock in the Americas...North or South...

We bring the Starboard SUP's directly in by the container from the factory...

We know the product line better than ANY shop on the planet...we constantly contribute to the design team and push refinements to the top of the production line...

Currently, there are 21 models in the Starboard lineup for 2009...expanding to 27 models in 4 constructions for 2010...there's something for every rider...from inland flatwater to extremely hollow big wave beach breaks...world renown durability and value...

Hundreds and hundreds of people have had a chance to demo the Starboard line with us this Summer...and, they have convincingly made Starboard the #1 SUP brand in the world...





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17th ANNUAL KEN HARMOUNT PIER TO PIER PADDLE

17th ANNUAL KEN HARMOUNT PIER TO PIER PADDLE
A BENEFIT FOR CENTRAL COAST JUNOR LIFEGUARDS

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2009 OLD PORT BEACH, AVILA, CA.
Kayaks, Paddleboards, SUPs, Surfboards etc. “A FUN PADDLE”

REGISTRATION:
7:00 – 7:45am
8:00am Paddler's Meeting
8:30am Water start


Two distances to choose 6.5 miles (Classic) From Old Port Beach to Pismo Pier or 13 miles (Endurance) From Old Port Beach to Pismo Pier and Back







ENTRANCE FEE:
$25.00 Surfrider Foundation Members and Jr. Lifeguards
$30.00 Advanced Reservations. Pre-register at Central Coast Kayaks in Shell Beach, Call: (805) 773-3500
$40.00 Day of Registration

Event Classes:

Kayaks
14' and under
14' and over (unlimited)

Paddleboards
12' and under (stock)
12' and over (unlimited)

Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP)
12'6" and under
12'6" and over Unlimited

OC-1 and other outriggers highly encouraged to race or just come out for a leisurely paddle

ALL PADDLERS MUST OBEY COAST GUARD RULES AND WEAR/CARRY AN APPROVED LIFEJACKET.



DETAILS

Free shuttle back to Old Port beach in Avila. Please notify us at registration if you would like a shuttle

Also after the paddling, there will be a BBQ 1 block up from the end of the 6.5 mile course. It is free for participants and only $5 for non-paddlers.

There will also be a RAFFLE with a Custom made surfboard by Coop De Ville Surfboards


Registration
Its simple and you can do it by phone. 805-773-3500. Payment must be cash or check (made out to Surfrider Foundation) and payable day of if you pre-register.

Pre- Registration Opens August 8th 2009 and Closes September 11th, 2009. Day of will start at 7am.

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

 

Hobie Wine & Roses SUP/Paddleboard Race

Major props to Steve Leo for smoothing the way to get an inaugural SUP/paddleboard race added to this year's 10th Annual Wine & Roses Regatta here in Santa Barbara...

Next year's event is already in the planning stage, so please mark the 3rd Saturday in August on your paddle racing calendar now...this is the only event in Santa Barbara where beach camping for an event is allowed...so, if you think that the long drive to Lake Tahoe for a 7 mile race is a burden, consider this 4 mile event next year...it's a cheap date to live like kings and queens on one of Santa Barbara's premiere beaches for a couple of days...not to mention the killer BBQ at the Santa Barbara Yacht Club after the event...proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Tri-Counties

Reyna styling the event t-shirt...we wonder if she wore it to her high school reunion last night...;-)



Try finding a spot this nice to camp on the beach in Santa Barbara...
(hint: there are none...;-) let alone for $7/night...fun racing and camaraderie...



This race features a beach start with a 2 lap upwind/downwind course...
Hobie Alter, Jr. showed up to keep everyone on the line...;-)



Mad dash through the surf...



Scrambling for the lead...



The glassy water is egg-beaten by the frenzy...



Hard fought battle between Rich Schroeder and Dan Gavere...at the end of the 1st lap, Rich hangs onto the lead...



Nick Bobroff is the overall winner...1st place stock paddleboard...



Rich Schroeder held Dan Gavere off for 1st place men's stock SUP...



Rich's training regimen is starting to pay dividends...his GPS numbers are improving at every race...



Dan Gavere powering the 12'6" Starboard Pin into 2nd place...



John Dutton slicing home into 2nd place men's stock paddleboard...



Tom Reilly showing off his "trophy"...;-)
Tom is the organizer for the 17th Annual Ken Harmount Pier to Pier Paddle this September 12th at Avila Beach...it's a benefit for Central Coast Junior Lifeguards...



Rob Graham starting his anniversary off with a "trophy" to share with wifey...;-)



BBQ at the Santa Barbara Yacht Club...



Everybody is a winner at the auction fund raiser...



Here is an image GALLERY capturing a small part of the event...

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Friday, August 14, 2009

 

Hobie Wine and Roses :: SUP Racing

Reminder about the Wine and Roses event in Santa Barbara tomorrow...
SUP & Paddle Board Race
Saturday, August 15 @ 8:30AM

In Conjunction with Wine & Roses
Hobie Cat Charity Regatta
Leadbetter Beach, Santa Barbara, CA

BBQ followed by Charity Auction/Raffle
6:00pm Saturday Santa Barbara Yacht Club

Proceeds to go to Make A Wish Foundation of the Tri-Counties...

We had another of Naish Summer SUP race series race yesterday in very foggy conditions...last week wind...this week fog...

Exciting race between Dan Gavere (Werner Paddles) and Rich Schroeder...with Rich digging hard, and using local knowledge of the kelp beds in the fog, to come out on top...









Longtime windsurfer, Tami Starczak, took 1st place in the women's SUP race...she also did well in a couple of the Naish Summer SUP race events held in Hood River, OR...



Rob Graham trimmed 7 minutes off of his time last week...he's been practicing and tuning his gear...all fired up for the Hobie race tomorrow...



Next SUP race in Santa Barbara is Thursday August 20 at 6:00 P.M. west end of Leadbetter Beach...

On another note...we just received the new Starboard 10'3" x 28.5" Gun SUP...
At 147 liters of volume, this new SUP is going to be quite popular...slightly slimmed down version of the best selling 10'5" x 30" Drive...

We have them in stock in Classic, black camo Tufskin, and wood...



This boards dimensions makes it extremely versatile. Enough rail length, combined with the narrower width, enable it to tackle the most daunting of waves. Extreme amounts of V and thinner profile tail, creates a super smooth transition from rail to rail, while also providing an extremely loose yet driven feel in smaller surf. High performance for every type of condition in one board.

This board is also great for women looking for a bit narrower SUP than the 10'5" x 30" Drive...and longer than the 9'8" x 30" Element...








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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

 

Nikki Gregg SUP Bootcamp for Wahines

Nikki Gregg is in town with her all women standup paddle fitness bootcamps...

Santa Barbara, Ca (Aug 12th-14th and 15th-16th)...

Call the shop or call Nikki directly at (808)542-5399...

She still has a couple of places left...so don't delay...
The shwag, board/paddle useage, and catered lunches alone are worth the price of admission...;-)



Nikki Gregg has 10 years of experience as a fitness professional and has now pioneered a new approach to health & fitness by combining her already successful personal training methods with the worlds fastest growing water sport, stand up paddle surfing. Nikki began to implement stand up paddling into her workout programs in Hawaii and honed her skills on the famed beaches of Oahu’s North Shore. Filled with aloha spirit and a lifetime dedicated to health and fitness, Nikki will now bring her unique brand of health, fitness and stand up paddle training to Santa Barbara...

Nikki’s exclusive boot camp is personalized; each camp will only cater to six participants at a time. Each city will allow participants to choose from either a three day boot camp during the week or a two day camp for the weekend warriors. “I want everyone to come away from the experience completely stoked, not only feeling great from the workouts, but equipped with the strength and knowledge to charge harder on their SUP boards.”, says Nikki, who further explains, “I like to change up the workouts every time. My boot camps are never the same twice. Expect anything, just don’t expect boring.”



Participants can anticipate much more during the camp in addition to the workouts. Each paddler’s technique will have an in-depth evaluation, a healthy gourmet lunch served each day after the workout, special clinics with guest athletes, and lots of gear and lots of freebies will be lavished upon each person joining the program.



Nikki Gregg has spent much of her life in gyms either personal training, managing, teaching group strength classes, and weight loss counseling. These days, though, one will rarely find her spending much time at any gym as she prefers to transform and shape up her client’s bodies outdoors on the beach and by way of stand up paddling. “Stand up paddling has done far more at improving my physique than any gym work I’ve done. Plus, it happens to be fun.” She explains, “Naturally I began incorporating SUP into my workout programs with success.”




Nikki strongly believes in her motto, “There’s nothing worse than a boring workout” . As she explains, “It’s really that simple. Committing to a healthy lifestyle with proper eating habits and exercise doesn’t need to be complicated and dreadful. Nobody should feel miserable while they are getting into shape and losing weight.” She continues, “Don’t get me wrong, though, results are hard earned in my Stand Up Paddle Fitness boot camps, I make people work hard to reach their goals.”



In keeping with her dedication to helping others, Nikki will also be donating a portion of the proceeds from each camp to several different Hawaiian Charities.

Nikki has been certified to be a personal trainer through ACE and NSCA. She has her EMT-B certification training, Swift Water Rescue Training, as well as current AHA CPR/First Aid certification.



We had an opportunity to standup paddle behind a wake boat in Utah a few weeks ago...here's Nikki on the 9' Starboard Stinger...



Nikki and Nui...



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Saturday, August 08, 2009

 

Starboard 7'2" SUP

We recently scored a couple of very hard boards to get a hold of...these are the smallest most high performance SUP's on the market...won't last long...special price, too...

The Starboard 7'2" x 29" "The Kid"...intent on getting younger riders on the water, Starboard released this SUP specially designed for kids...big or small...;-)



Here it is next to the Starboard 8'5" "Pocket Rocket"...another fav of our clients...
The most sold (and enjoyed) under 9' SUP on the planet...





The 7'2" is a compact, scaled down SUP to fit young light riders looking for a shape which provides enough directional stability while padding, and also rips when taken for a carve session in the waves, behind a boat or on the cable park. The rounded tail section, slender rocker and fine rails made the 7'2" an instant hit with the young SUP paddler, or waverider.



Scaled down to suit lighter body weight younger riders. Long enough to provide the directional stability needed to build forward speed. Short enough to totally shred when used on waves, at the cable park or behind a boat. Thinned down rails, make for very responsive feel in the turns, the rounded tail also helps those rail to rail transitions. As the board is short already a faster rockerline has been used. Overall a total hit with young Stand Up Paddle Surfers.

Here's Treve putting the 7'2" to the test on the Central Coast of Cali in this gallery...



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Friday, August 07, 2009

 

Bark 14' Expeditions Have Arrived!

Hey now...the wait is finally over...the Bark 14' Expedition is no longer just vaporware...;-)







We've already been getting emails and phone calls asking us to contrast the Bark 14' Expedition with the other 14' production SUP model on the market...the Naish 14' Glide...these pics should help...









Pricing is $2075 for the Bark...$1999 for the Naish...

Even though they are both 14' in length, and are built for glide...that parameter of the tape doesn't tell the whole story...the Bark is 29 1/4" wide...while the width of the Naish is 27 1/4"...the Naish is built for long distance cruising and speed...the Bark is built for long distance cruising (touring) and comfort (stability)...

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Santa Barbara SUP Paddle Racing

Now that hundreds and hundreds of Santa Barbarians (it is Fiesta week...;-) and Central Coasters, own standup paddle boards...we are encouraging folks to get together and participate in some friendly and fun races...it's an opportunity to push yourself a bit and meet other interesting and kewl people that share their mutual love of standup paddleboarding...

The conditions for the fun SUP race yesterday afternoon were quite challenging...we had a late Spring like low swing through and kicked up the wind on the backside as it passed heading East...sizeable wind swell was also generated...

We put together a 3.6 mile double loop course...

Heading to the upwind mark outside the kelp bed...



Rich Schroeder and Matt Becker battling it out...Rich is quickly learning how to ride the swells on the outside to his advantage...even though Matt is a good surfer, Rich glided past him on a long swell ride, and into the lead for good...



Ashley grinding it up to the first mark upwind...



Emily Chan ended up persevering and took 1st place in the wahine class...



Adam heading for home and the 3rd place bronze medal...or popsicle stick as it were...;-)



Scott enjoying an afternoon on the water workout in Santa Barbara...



Christian at the finish line...



Rob Graham powering home...



Jon Cotter finishing strong...



Matt Becker taking the silver medal...



Rich Schroeder...two time Olympic gold medalist, adding another gold to his collection from the 2nd race in the Leadbetter SUP Cup...part of the Naish Summer Race Series...



More pics in this GALLERY...

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Thursday, August 06, 2009

 

Leadbetter SUP Cup

Fun SUP race and social paddle today at Leadbetter Beach...6:00 P.M.

Leadbetter SUP Cup...


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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

 

Hobie Polarized Sunglasses and PFD's

A couple of killer new Hobie products to make your standup paddling experience a little more pleasurable...come in and check them out...if you're out of the area, give a shout out on email or our toll free line and we'll get you hooked up...

We are an authorized dealer for Hobie polarized sunglasses and the new Hobie PFD's...we also have the complete Hobie SUP line and Hobie SUP paddles...Fiber Core at $227 and Carbon at $299...







Hobie Belt Pack PFD:

-USCG Approved Type III PFD.
-User manually inflates inflation system by pulling inflation tab when desired.
-Lighter and less restrictive PFD.
-Convenient exterior zipper pocket for storage of small items.
-Durable ripstop nylon.
-2" wide adjustable nylon waist belt.
-Can be conveniently stored in your hydration pack.
-Includes (1) C02 cylinder, mesh storage bag, and instructions.
-MSRP $109.00


Mark from Ventura gets ready to drive away yesterday with his new Hobie 11'2" ATR...
Once again, the inflatable HandiRack comes to the rescue...this time on a Toyota Camry...



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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

 

Santa Barbara Point to Point (P2P) SUP/Paddleboard Race Photos

Here are some more inaugural Santa Barbara Point to Point (P2P) SUP/Paddleboard Race photos...

There will be a link to a gallery with 130 or so images in it at the bottom of this post...

Kevin Steele also has some nice ones up on his blog...

Skipper's meeting...Starboard K-15 and 12'6" Pin in foreground...



Legendary waterman Dave Kalama powering the production 14' Naish Glide into 1st place Men's 14' class...



Rob Graham runs for the gate after jumping off of his new 12' Naish Glide...



The 12' Naish AST Glide was working pretty nicely for Jon Cotter...



If you are L@@King for a racier SUP, we have lots of 12' and 14' Naish Glides in stock...as well as Starboards and BARK...including the new Surftech production model of the BARK 14' Expedition...

You'll have several more opportunities right here in Santa Barbara to participate in paddle racing a SUP this month...the next 4 Thursdays we'll be hosting a 3.5 mile fun race at Leadbetter Beach in Santa Barbara at 6:00 P.M.

These races are part of the Naish Summer Race Series...and, we're calling this the "Leadbetter SUP Cup"...

Additionally, in conjunction with Wine & Roses Hobie Cat Charity Regatta
there will be a SUP & Paddle Board Race Saturday, August 15 @ 8:30AM
Leadbetter Beach, Santa Barbara, CA...near the Hobie Cat beach by the SB Yacht Club...

BBQ followed by Charity Auction/Raffle...6:00pm Saturday Santa Barbara Yacht Club

Proceeds to go to Make A Wish Foundation of the Tri-Counties

Two time Olympic gold medal winner, Rich Schroeder, powering his 12'6" stock carbon Hobie...



Bryan Fernandez put on a great race on the Starboard K-15...



14 year old Matthew Becker catching a nice bump at the end of the 11 miler...



Guy Lindburg, our shop manager, crossing the finish line of the 11 miler...he loves downwinders...



Naish stepped up to the plate for this race...and is assisting with the "Leadbetter Cup" races the next 4 Thursdays...



Eric Diamond from Honolua...another big race sponsor...



EJ and Andie Johnson...great SUP competitive paddling couple...great peeps...great friends...



The "Hero Stoke Attitude Award" goes to Jon and Reyna...they paddled their 9'8" and 10'5" Starboard SUP surf style SUP's the entire long course from the West end of Goleta Beach to the East end of East Beach...that's what the judges are L@@King for!!!



Matter of fact, Reyna won the wahine stock class...her competition rode a board twice the length of hers...

Almost everyone scored some kewl shwag during the raffle...



A shout out to Robert Gilcrest of Blacksmith Endurance, for helping to coordinate this inaugural Santa Barbara endurance paddling event...



More pics in this GALLERY...please note that there are 5 pages...

*** Race results here

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Sunday, August 02, 2009

 

Santa Barbara Point to Point (P2P) SUP/Paddleboard Race

Race results here

More pics in this GALLERY...please note that there are 5 pages...

Long course skipper's meeting...



11 mile long course starting line...



3.5 mile short course start...



Tom Gallagher 1st place Men's unlimited SUP...



Prone paddle boarder Eric Mehlberg (Honolua) 1st place Men's stock short course...



Ernie (EJ) Johnson 1st place Men's stock SUP long course...



Adam Kirkcaldie 1st place Men's stock SUP on the short course...



Dave Kalama 1st place Men's 14' SUP cruisin' to victory on the new Naish 14' Glide production model...we have the "DK" signature version...;-)







Kenny Krall first time on his 12' Naish Glide running for the gate...



Tucker Ingalls bringing it home...



Andie Johnson 1st place Women's stock SUP short course...



Short course wahine competitors having fun...



Kathy Hanley taking time off the volleyball court for her first SUP competition...with Rossana Sandoval also doing her first SUP race...15 seconds separated them...they had bred their dogs together and hadn't seen each other in years...



The SUP youth brigade...SAVE NAPLES, yeah buddy!!!



Stoked paddlers, Eric and EJ...



SUPsports team flags...relaxing in the afternoon breeze...

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