Thursday, April 1, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

2010 Clinics Underway

The first two clinics were a great success with enthusiastic participants stoked with the outcome and returning for more. The first clinic featured Scott Gamble who often wins local races explaining stroke technique from a canoe paddler's perspective emphasizing the upper body twist. Participants were video taped afterwards with a review session back at the Wet Feet shop. Many commented how the their stroke felt stronger. Check the video of Scott for a good mental picture.

The next clinic featured SUP innovator and industry leader Todd Bradley who brought a wealth of paddling experience specifically adapted to SUP. Todd has been across the Molokai channel 50+ times in some sort of paddle craft - lay down, one man, two man, six man, and SUP. Todd's emphasis is on efficiency and he gave a great talk with many analogies followed by one on one coaching from his jet ski. You can view a lot of Todd's tips at http://www.standuppaddlesurf.net/category/tips/

The next session on 4/17/10 will take the everyone on the downind run from Hawaii Kai to Kahala. For many it will be their first time in open water but with the safety net of jet ski support. Come out an join the fun as well as having a great learning experience.

video

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

2010 Race Season Shaping Up


The 2010 race season is shaping up nicely. The calendar has been finalized with all the race directors and can be found here:

http://www.wetfeethawaii.com/2010-SUP-Race-Schedule.htm

The highlight of the Hawaii season besides Molokai will be the inaugural Battle of the Paddle Hawaii. Rainbow Sandals is bringing Battle of the Paddle to Hawaii June 12th and 13th 2010 and Wet Feet will be registration and packet pickup headquarters. The highly successful format of an amatuer and pro loop race through surf followed by a distance race and team relay will take place at Ft. Derussy beach in Waikiki. The loop and relay races will consist of loops going out to the Fours surf break and back and the distance race will be from Hawaii Kai to the Hilton. Look forward to a fun and exciting event for both participants and spectators. Rainbow knows how do to it right as seen by the huge success of BOP at Dana Point. We’ll bring you more news as the event gets closer. For now get ready and join the fun at the Kanaka Ikaika races which are a great way to get your feet wet! If you need fundamental instruction you can join one of the 4 SUPAH distance paddling clinics. More information is here: http://www.suphawaii.org