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Thursday, March 19, 2009

 

Dave Kalama & New Naish Paddles

Legendary waterman, and all around nice guy, Dave Kalama, and part of the Naish team were by the shop yesterday...they had a couple of the new Naish SUP paddles with them...nice flex and good L@@King finish work...






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Monday, February 16, 2009

 

SUP Surfing With Icebergs :: Water Man : DVD

A windy and wet storm is blowing through our region keeping folks inside throwing logs on the fire...watching movies for a little escapism...and, getting their taxes together...speaking of which, we definitely have some kewl things to spend your refunds on...;-)

A few icebergs in the water didn't stop Corran (Imagine Surfboards) and a few of his friends from surfing with icebergs...





It also didn't stop Starboard's Margareta Engstrom and Scott Mckercher from doing standup among Norway's fjords...

If that has you chilled down...this next clip will warm you back up...




Here's a You Tube clip of a new movie from Laird Hamilton's production company...Bamman Productions...check it out...as there is some kewl standup footage in it...Water Man - Life Begins In The Sea...



Water is the source of life and for a Water Man you may say that life's purpose is to get back to that source as often as possible.

Every surfer in this DVD has shaped his life out of water.

Seven men, seven different stories yet they all have one thing in common.

An uncommon commitment to the freedom they find in the ocean.

Join Laird Hamilton, Dave Kalama, Gerry Lopez and Rob Machado, along with Chris, Keith and Dan Malloy as they venture into the heart of Indonesia, into a hidden paradise of colossal barrels and perfect waves.

Water Man takes you on an intimate boat trip with some of the most influential surfers of our time as they bodysurf, paddle surf, hydrofoil, stand up surf and tow surf in the Indian Ocean. Venture beyond the shallows of the surf culture into a deeper shade of blue.

Surfer Poll awarded this movie the best cinematography in 2008.

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

 

Dave Kalama Signs with Naish

We've heard the chatter for awhile now...legendary waterman Dave Kalama signs with Naish...

Naish International is pleased to announce the addition of legendary waterman Dave Kalama to both the Naish stand up board team and Naish product design
group, where he will work alongside Harold Iggy, Rick and Robby Naish and product manager Michi Schweiger in our ongoing efforts to keep Naish at the
forefront of SUP development.





Dave Kalama has been a fixture in Maui's "heavy water" scene since it's inception, and is famous for his spectacular surfing at Jaws, his background
as a champion windsurfer, and his open-minded approach regarding pushing the limits of what is possible on the ocean that, together with together with fellow master
waterman Laird Hamilton, has revived sport of stand up paddling.

Product Manager Michi Schweiger notes: Dave is a great asset. He brings the same "on the water" philosophy to the table that has been the central theme
of Naish product design since Robby started the company - the whole philosophy of building rock solid equipment that helps people improve their riding instead
of limiting it.
Dave was a immediate fit, and we are stoked to have him on board.



With several new products already in the development pipeline, and lots more to come, there is no question that Dave will be a key player in the future
of this new industry, and Naish is proud to have him on the team!

Dave (Naish), and his cousin Ekolu (Starboard), have solidified their ohana as true paddling champions...

They came in with the fastest overall time in the 2008 Quicksilver Edition Paddleboard Race.
That was their third consecutive win in the SUP team... division

Here is an interview with Dave Kalama...

Now that Dave Kalama is with Naish, I'm sure we'll see him here in Santa Barbara sometime soon...

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