Hello Illinois!!!




Kind of a strange occurrence the other day when we had three different clients with an Illinois connection buy standup paddle boards from us…and they all surf…while another brotha representing Illinois, (who also rides waves) debated for the highest office in the land, on the national stage…then in a few days, sista Gretchen Wilson is coming to town to entertain …




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HOLY SHMOLY!!!




Dunno if you’ve stumbled across any of the big wave SUP photos trickling out of Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca Mexico lately… Edwin Morales professional bodyboarder and XXL Billabong Monster Tube Award Photo winner, snapped this sick pit of Starboard team rider Ekolu Kalama at Playa Zicatela, aka the Mexican Pipeline… Chuck Patterson, Hobie team rider, was captured by photog Tim Ditty, …




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Starboard 2009 SUP Board Development




Over the next couple of months Starboard will be unveiling the most extensive SUP board lineup in the world…it’s hard to keep the excitement in check because we’ve already seen, and ridden, several of the new shapes… All I can tell you is that “YA’LL AIN’T SEEN NUTHIN YET!!!”…;-) Here’s the new 9’8″ x 28.5″ SUPer Fish… Not to worry…the …




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The Gerry Lewis Show




We have people at almost every demo we do, who insist on riding a Gerry Lewis SUP… Jimmy Lewis and Gerry Lopez somehow gets transmogrified into “Gerry Lewis”… Always gives us a chuckle every time we hear it…;-) Sad thang is, it’s prolly a little bit funnier than the jokes emanating out of Washington and Wall Street lately…funniest one that …




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Touchy Feely




Stumbled across a few surf shots of mine from the archives…always liked to hand drag on the wave face…the speed regulator…slows you down to get in the barrel…gets you leaned over for tighter bottom turns…so now, doing it with a surf paddle feels pretty natural… It’s been said that a good paddle surfer has their paddle in the water most …




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Harvest Moon




Nothing like a full moon coming up over the California coastal hills in September as you BBQ on the deck of a boat after a great surf & SUP sesh…with a cooler full of icy refreshments…;-) Only had the P&S…moon = small orange dot…but, L@@K outside tonight and you can get a better feel of how big and gorgeous it …




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Blue Whale Diving : Ocean Pollution Paddle Out




The blue whale is the largest animal that has ever lived on Earth. They are one of the rarest of the whales, and most biologists consider them to be among the most endangered of the great whales. It is estimated that there are only about 8000-14000 blue whales world-wide, (some say less than 5000) which makes them an endangered species. …




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SUPer Stuff




Rust never sleeps around here at Standup Paddle Sports…especially, in the rapidly evolving sport of standup paddling… Anyone that’s ever visited our store, the first dedicated standup paddle board shop in North America (or South) knows that… Our guarantee to you, our valued clients…(BTW, mahalo for the customer testimonials you send in) is that we will keep you on the …




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Channel Islands SUP Adventure (Continued)




Here’s a few more images from our recent visit to the Channel Islands… Hiking trips on the islands with a Naturalist added to the adventure…and gave you a different perspective than you got on the boat or standup paddle board… This is an incredible area to standup paddle…and, to learn how to SUP…the interest level was so high that we …




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Channel Islands SUP Adventure




We spent the last several days pioneering standup paddling, and exploring, several of the Channel Islands with some old, and new friends…possibly even retracing some of the steps of Cabrillo… We’ll have a few picture galleries up and some really kewl video clips once we get caught back up…for now, here’s a taster… surfingsports.com: Stoked For Life ™ is the …




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