Was It Fun Out There?!?!




Geezus H. Murphy!!!What kind of a question is that???As if being out in blowing sand, salt spray, 5kt current, and wind isn’t enoughI reckon everyone’s definition of fun is different…I’ve written a treatise on it, actually…but, how do you really answer that???The problem is, it wasn’t a civilian asking the question…it was kind of a quasi-lukewarm blowboarder…with the him-haws…didn’t really …




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New 2008 Booms and Masts from HPL & Powerex




It’s been windy lately…so we’ve been testing lots of new blowboarding hardware…namely, masts and booms…critical components of the sail rig…this was yesterday with the 2008 Hot Sails Maui “Fire”… We have the new long awaited 2008 carbon HPL wave and freeride booms in stock… The new boom head is much improved…as is the collar adjustment…dual clips increase torsional stiffness…the tail …




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Santa Barbara Water Wonderland




Standup paddling, and Standup Paddle Sports, were just highlighted in the March issue of Alaska Airline’s March 2008 inflight issue…the magazine has a print circulation of 67K with a total audience of 1.4 million monthly passengers… The article focused on waterfront activities in our beautiful town of Santa Barbara…one of the airports that Alaska Air services…Read the article here… Click …




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Longboard Wavesailing Revolution




Here are shots of Patrice Belbeoch laying into some meaty waves on the 11’5″ Exocet Kona…you can see how these new longboards can bottom turn on critical sections of the wave…also, of note is how he’s charging the lippers… Erwan Crouan Photographe Moves like these have been the domain of shortboards since longboards were replaced in windsurfing around the early …




WARDOGLongboard Wavesailing Revolution

Spring has Sprung…windy wind…




Another windy day on the Exocet Kona longboard waveboards… Gallery here… Wind is going offshore…so conditions should improve for a standup sesh… surfingsports.com: Stoked For Life ™ is the world’s leading stoke provider for standup paddle surfing, windsurfing, & other surfing sports.




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Exocet Kona Mini Tanker & 10'5"




Spring has sprung…and that means winds… The new Exocet Konas really proved themselves in our local conditions… Gallery here…. 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 SUP Demo




We had some pretty sweet weather today for a standup paddleboard demo…Lots of boards…heaps of positive energy and aloha…everyone learned a bunch about overall board volume vs. volume distribution vs. nose/tail rocker…effects on stability…etc…etc…new aspects of board design seem to be slowly revealing themselves… One of the major breakthroughs has been the 9’0″ Starboard Fish that you’ve recently read about …




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Perfect Quiver?




An 11’2″ Starboard “Ultimate Blend” SUP and a 9’0″ Fish SUP that are both wavesailable…this is a tough combo to beat…on top of that, it comes in an ASA “TufSkin” construction for $1099 ea. Pictured below is the “Sportech” construction with gorgeous wood veneer for $1549 ea. These ’08 SUP’s are in stock in our Santa Barbara store now…going fast… …




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