Sunday, June 28, 2009

Today, 7-8 Hours in the Water!

This was a close call.

These shots and the shots from Saturday are courtesy of Brian Mckensie (CB1) a fellow stand up paddler. The shots were from about 8 or 9AM. The waves were in the thigh to waist high plus range. By 11AM the waves were a solid chest high and REALLy clean. About twice the size 0f the photos. The tide was high then makig the rides hook up all the way to the shore break. Z and I were the only SUPs and we caught some of our best rides of the summer. No pictures, just sore muscles, red eyes and severely dehydrated bodies to show.

Saturday AM: Knee to thigh high with offshores.

Synchonized Paddling! or Brad Got Snaked!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Custom Paint Project

My C4 10' Standard. A great all around board for surfing and cruising. I was going to clean it and sell it once I bought the SubVector. It's hard to let go of your first love. So, instead of painting the damaged rails I decided to go with a custom airbrush paint job that would feature my business logo.

Nothing wrong with bottom. Going change it a custom mural. Something unique to grab the attention of the non SUPers. New people.

I've taken the top coat of paint off with an electic sander. I had enough sense to wear I mask and goggles. Expoxy paint in the nose can't be good. Found some any ways.

The bottom. This went on and on. I still have some work and the artist is going to prime it for me.

This ding was complements of UPS. A forklift karate chop to the rail!

I'm handing the board over on Monday. It shoud take 1-2 weeks to finish. I'm crossing my fingers because I don't want to do a second sanding!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Ladies Stand Up Paddle Demo Day

Cruising down the channel.

We had a great time Saturday. All the ladies jumped right up and started paddling. The event was held at Inlet Point Harbor with the help of Brad, Jackie and Melissa. We had C4's 9', 9'3" Subvectors, 11'6", 10'6", 11' Hula Hula(sp?), 9'6" and the Mooch.

More stand up paddle lessons, personal fitness training including yoga and adventure tours to come!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Hot Summer Day with Small Offshores

Z on the outside.


I don't know how I got this shot. I should check my cameria angle!
Knee/Thigh high with offshores today.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Four Hours of SUP and Taught Two Exercise Classes Today!

This shot is from this evenings session 7-8PM. Thigh to waist high sets with a mid to high tide.

Fun surf late this morning in the waist to stomach high range. I surf with the A-Man and his new "Grey Goose" 10'6'' C4. I turned him on to the dark side and now he's catching all the waves. He was making it look easy, taking waves all the way in to shore.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Summer Mornings

Z, giving the wave the old pitch fork.

DW on wave, Z in way.

DW again!

J-Mac (Jackie)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Rice Saturday! ("Say with southern draw")

Sorry it's not NASCAR . Paddleboard. Rescheduled from previous date to this weekend. You won't see me, burn to much energy surfing and training. Good luck to all, it looks like a fun challenge.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Masonboro SUP Today


Day break at Masonboro with fun waist high glassy surf.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Friday Vigilants

Jon-Boy in shore break!

Waist to chest plus tonite. Caught several wves for fun.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Last Year, Fourth of July SUP

Brad and I coming back thirsty from a paddle.

Mackie discovers SU (He can't Paddle yet.)

Mackie looking for a place to pee. Looks like a puppy pad to him.

I long day of Stand Up and Fun!