California Winter Swells

All the leaves are brown…And the sky is grey…I’ve been for a walk…On a winters day…I’d be safe and warm…If I was in LA…California dreamin…On such a winters day…— Mamas & The Papas — Wayulll…not quite…Everything here on the Central Cali Coast is actually quite green…and the sky is quite blue…& the swells are real swell…nice, old school song, though…;-) …



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Blane Chambers Production Epoxy SUPS

We’ve just added another line of vacuum bagged, sandwiched, epoxy boards into the lineup…these are geared towards high performance wave riding…from Oahu shaper Blane Chambers and Paddlesurf Hawaii…built with the same great construction, in the same factory, as our SOS & Bill Foote standup paddleboards… Here’s the 10’0″…from the same shaper (Blane Chambers) that made the 10’er that Aaron Napoleon …



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Monday…Monday…

Lots of water addicts had to go back to skul and woik today…pretty empty out on the water…conditions cleaned up and the swell dropped all day…still some kine kine coming through… These gallery shots were at the end of the day…we’re still trunkin’ it in February…and tomorrow is supposed to warm up 10*F…N I C E !!! Managed a couple …



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Santa Barbara Macking Waves

The swell came up a little bit today in the 805… The offshore buoys were pinging in deepwater at 27′ @ 17secs…and our piers were getting a saltwater enema…;-) You can stay on top of the conditions by visiting our comprehensive weather pages… The swell was fairly warbly and ragged…but, considering the cold front had barely pushed out of here …



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Exocet Kona Mini Tanker & Kona 10'5"

We now have the Kona Mini Tanker & Kona 10’5″ in our demo fleet at our shop in Santa Barbara (gallery link)…should be some interesting head to head testing results from a wavesailing standpoint…bring on the waves and Spring winds…;-) More H O T longboard wavesailing pics… Click for full gallery of board pics… surfingsports.com: Stoked For Life ™ is …



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QUIKSILVEREDITION KU IKAIKA CHALLENGE

R E S P E C T… The world’s first big-wave standup paddle surfing contest went off at Makaha (Westside Oahu) on Valentine’s Day…QUIKSILVEREDITION KU IKAIKA CHALLENGE photo: Covered Images/Sarah Towner Notable quote:”I’m addicted!” said Chuck Patterson. “This new sport is so exciting. It’s as much fun as anything I’ve ever done and it’s the most humbling. It has its …



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Fun waves…perfect weather…more on tap…

A few snapshots from one of today’s sessions… Swell is building…weather is as nice as it gets in the Winter…Lots of folks dropping by the shop today trying to find out closeup what the standup buzz is all about… surfingsports.com: Stoked For Life ™ is the world’s leading stoke provider for standup paddle surfing, windsurfing, & other surfing sports.



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Santa Barbara Standup Paddleboard Demo

What a gorgeous “Chamber of Commerce” Santa Barbara day we had for our standup paddleboard demo at Leadbetter Beach yesterday… These few pics fall way short of capturing the groove everyone had going on…perfect waves…dolphins…lots of shiny happy peeps…trunkin’ it (bikinis too) on such a Winter’s day…California Dreamin’…you just need to be in the zen of the moment, and not …



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Starboard 14'8" Distance SUP Pics and Vid

The surf backed off yesterday so I got out on the new Starboard 14’8″ “Point to Point” Distance standup paddleboard… This is a spacecraft of a board…it took me a few minutes to figure out the steering…there is a carbon rod tensioner that adjusts the integrated rudder…Once I got that set for the conditions, I figured out that the best …



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Wavesailing the 9'8" Starboard Fish SUP

Getting more impressed with the new “SuperFish” from Starboard… Bennett Williams took it out after I was done and had some light air wavesailing fun… Click here for more pics… “When the power of love overcomes the love of power then the world will know peace” Jimi Hendrix surfingsports.com: Stoked For Life ™ is the world’s leading stoke provider for …



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