Monday, November 30, 2009
Peter Trow surfing the Galapagos. Peter will charge any wave so it was great to have him on the trip. He put in a good showing for the California crew and in fact he made it on the cover of the spring issue of the Stand Up Journal. Yup, our trip to the Galapagos made the cover. Allen Mozo got the shot of Peter Trow on a beautiful wave at a killer spot. I wrote the story and even though I am not a writer I think it turned out OK. Best part is the photos will do most the talking. OUT.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
It's been many many months since we have returned from our Galapagos SUP surf trip and I am still going through the over 5000 photos that I shot. Above photos are Japanese long board champ Kekoa Uemura. Some surfers are just easy to photograph. Just point and shoot and the magic appears. Another person that I love to photograph surfing is Peter Trow. I'll dig up some unseen Galapagos photos of Peter and post them next. OUT.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
I was able to clean up one of my Mav's photos and Haley sent me a photo from another angle of his air drop at Maverick's on Thursday. After landing he wiped out big time and lost his paddle. I watched thru my zoom lens from the cliff and I could see Haley looking for his paddle. After awhile a jet ski found it and motored it over to him. Haley paddled back out and grabbed 3 more bombs!!! Top photo by Frank Q at www.mavsurfer.com. Click on photos to enlarge. OUT.
Friday, November 27, 2009
SUP. It's for full grown men charging giant Nor Cal surf or little kids charging So Cal ankle slappers. Thats the best thing about this sport....it's fun no matter what size the waves are. OUT.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
I was able to get some hazy photos of team rider Haley Fiske today charging Maverick's about an hour ago. As you can see waves are cranking. Haley was trying to talk me into paddling out with him today but all I could come up for an excuse was that I forgot my booties....it worked:) We will be up here for a few more days so I hope to get more big wave SUP shots tomorrow. Click on photos to enlarge. OUT.
Monday, November 23, 2009
For the past three days I have got up in the dark and headed down to the beach with my kids to surf and watch the sun come up. It really sucks getting out of bed at 5 am but well worth it once we get to the beach and see the killer waves and bright orange sun as it pops up over the southern mountains. Couple mornings ago my good friend Jerry Shalhoob and his gal Pam were already in the water when we arrived. I was able to get these photos of them before I jumped in. We sure live in a beautiful place. OUT.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
The Surf Happens Surf Challenge at Campus Point was a big success. Great weather and great waves. The BlueLine / Paddle Surf Hawaii tent was busy all day. Thanks to Chris Keet for inviting us to help sponsor this event and look for us at the upcoming Rincon Classic. These surf events are a great way to turn people on to SUP that might have reservations about the sport. Maybe change a couple peoples minds. OUT.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
15 year old BlueLine / Paddle Surf Hawaii team rider Matt Becker showing some skills on his PSH 9'3" ripper. More and more young surfers are turning to SUP and that is exactly what this sport needs to go to the next level. Right on Matt!!! Now don't get me wrong, all you 40 something floppy hat wearing knee high booty sporting SUP guys are cool too..........kind of. OK, now that I have touched on the subject of floppy hats I was just curious about some of the stuff I see guys paddling out into the lineup wearing. I mean some of these kooks really crack me up!!! I have actually seen a guy sporting a diving knife around his waste. Dang!!! Don't piss that guy off.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PADDLE SURF HAWAII PICKS UP YOUNGEST SUP PRO, SLATER TROUT.
Paddle Surf Hawaii has signed 14 year old waterman Slater Trout to their high caliber athletes "We're stoked to have Slater riding our boards, he is a great guy from a great family. He rips too!",says PSH owner and shaper Blane Chambers. Paddle Surf Hawaii is one of the premier stand up paddle surfboard makers in the industry.
Blessed with the natural talent and ability, Slater is a great ambassador for SUP, the fastest growing water sport in the world. Not only a major force in wave events, Slater has also proven himself to be a fierce competitor in open ocean racing. Slater
recently took 2nd place in the Gerry Lopez Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle, elite mens division in Dana Point California. Those not familiar with his body of work in Hawaii, where he lives, took notice after this incredible performance. A few of Slater's other notable accomplishments include, three championship titles at the prestigious Duke's Oceanfest held each August on Waikiki Beach on Oahu.
" I am super stoked at the opportunity to ride for Paddle Surf Hawaii and be able to meet, surf with and learn from Blane and the other members of the team. Everyone at PSH has made me feel welcome and I look forward to spending time with them in and out of the water." said Slater. Paddle Surf Hawaii provides the best gear possible for SUP enthusiasts worldwide. Partnering with top athletes, like Slater and the rest of the PSH team, helps propel PSH to the forefront of the SUP world.
Monday, November 16, 2009
BlueLine and Paddle Surf Hawaii is teaming up with the Silver Strand Surf School to offer SUP lessons. BlueLine/PSH team rider and Strand local Joe Rowen will be giving the lessons. Check out www.silverstrandsurfschool.com for more info. OUT.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
BlueLine team rider John Becker and BlueLine/PSH team rider Matt Becker sporting their beautiful Bark racing boards at Ledbetter beach. Anybody out there that wants to stay in shape and have some fun at the same time SUP is clearly a great option. It beats the heck out of spending time in a sweaty indoor gym. OUT.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
BlueLine is proud to be a sponsor of the 6th annual Delta Delta Delta @ Surf Happens presents SURF CHALLENGE Surfing for St. Jude. We will be hosting a Paddle Surf Hawaii SUP demo all day at the event. This event will help raise money for children's cancer research. There will also be several environmental groups to participate in an effort to spread the word about important issues effecting our oceans. We look forward to seeing you Saturday November 21st at Campus Point. Click on flyer to enlarge. OUT.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Every day someone walks up to my Sprinter van and asks me about it and wants to know what the inside looks like. So here ya go. Lots of boards including my quiver of Paddle Surf Hawaii SUP boards, CI and Lopez short boards and even a Carve board. So much more crap in the corners including camera equipment, extra fins, wetsuits, stickers, wax, band aids, duct tape, zip ties and much more. I have found that as long as you carry duct tape and zip ties you can fix anything. OUT.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Stop by BlueLine and check out the 14' all terrain Bark Expedition SUP board. This board will push through all ocean/weather conditions with ease. Available for demo. OUT.