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by: Dave Parmenter Now that stand-up paddleboard racers are crossing the Molokai Channel with times that were once the sole province of OC1s, it is tempting to focus all the media attention on the SUPermen up in the front. - KK, passing Koko head and the sea cliffs.- But every... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2011 at Waterman is More Than a Word
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Here at C4, we get barraged by emails through our website. We filter throught the spam and spaz and enjoy the feedback we get from our customers: how do I hold my paddle? Which way do the fins go in? Your marketing team is so creative and awesome.... you get... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2011 at Waterman is More Than a Word
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Photo/Ed Wheeler Race day has come and several C4 Waterman Ambassadors are up early to prepare for the 7:30AM start time of the 2011 Moloaki to Oahu race. We are proud to have 11 Ambassadors competing in the 32-mile cross this year and they are: SUP SOLO: Noland Keaulana Simon... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2011 at Waterman is More Than a Word
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iSUP journey down the Belize River story & photos by Todd Lawson If we had known there were crocodiles in the Belize River, we might have changed our minds to undertake a week-long voyage through the middle of the country on what is essentially an inflatable piece of rubber. But... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2011 at Waterman is More Than a Word
Travis from Paul Jackson on Vimeo. " The board flies, I only fell off once but I should have fell off 100 times. It was kinda dangerous but that's what makes it fun." Travis Grant The V2 C4 Waterman Kamanu board is a custom only, elite paddle-board. To order one... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2011 at Waterman is More Than a Word
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If you haven't gotten wind of the ballooning popularity of inflatable paddle-boards, writer Eric Sanford, spent a couple weeks in British Virgin Islands and has shed light on why these boards are so swell- especially when traveling by boat. He does a very good job of taking a close look... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2011 at Waterman is More Than a Word
If you happen to be in Boise check out Corridor Paddleboards. You might remember Victor from earlier blog posts where he and his little brother went on a SUP/Moto trip across central america... Aloha post work session from Victor Myers on Vimeo. Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2011 at Waterman is More Than a Word
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Wow! It's hard to put in words everything that happened at the 2011 Teva Mountain Games. As the cheif social media guru, I had a blast running around the event site to see our team riders race down Gore Creek, friends at CKS run the huge demo pool we had... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2011 at Waterman is More Than a Word
Hawaiians Sweep Inaugural SUPCross at Teva Mountain Games Strickland, Ginella bring aloha spirit, take home gold Vail, CO - Hawaiians won the top spots in the inaugural Stand Up Paddle Cross event held today. Mariko Strickland of Kauai and Noa Ginella who hails from Hawaii’s legendary North Shore, both paddling... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2011 at Waterman is More Than a Word
Surf, River culture collide at Teva Mountain Games River vet Gavere, river ingénue Strickland win top honors at SUP Surf Sprint event Vail, CO – Against a backdrop of snow-capped mountains and a bluebird sky the confluence of surf and river culture met here today during the second annual Stand... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2011 at Waterman is More Than a Word
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The C4 Waterman crew is awake and preparing for the 2011 Teva Mountain Games SUP Sprint presented by C4 Waterman and Maui Jim. Today we will have twelve team riders racing down Gore Creek on a wide variety of our boards and we wanted to offer a look behind the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2011 at Waterman is More Than a Word
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All images courtesy of Alicya Franco, Hawaii. 3 Sleeps before the starting gun signals the start of the Battle of the Paddle 2011, the C4 Waterman team got together at a private course to practice and strategize. Training in a hidden cove, away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki,... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2011 at Waterman is More Than a Word
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We would like to introduce you to this organisation. As you will see if you visit their website- they take beach clean ups very very seriously; check the slide show on their website. We recently supported one of their beach days at Makapuu on Oahu's south eastern shore. The way... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2011 at Waterman is More Than a Word
Aloha Ryan, We first met you on Waikiki beach some 4 years ago with your wife. You asked to borrow a stand up board and we gave you one. You went out to the surf and had a blast- I had no idea that you had FSHD that day. Since then we have had a great relationship and it has been a pleasure giving you equipment so that you can continue to enjoy the water. Aloha from Hawaii. Liam
Click this link to read his first post. Outside says it currently holds the record for the most likes and the most comments of all their blog entries. Well Done Ryan. Peace. Introducing%20Our%20Chief%20Inspiration%20Officer%2C%20Ryan%20Levinson. Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2011 at Waterman is More Than a Word
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Date: March 12, 2011 Despite the lingering threat of the Tsunami Warning the C4 Waterman Kalapaki Challenge presented by the Garden Isle Tri-fest achieved all its goals Saturday. A grass roots event designed to support the growing SUP community on Kauai and entice cross-over athletes from the triathlon walk-of-life; the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2011 at Waterman is More Than a Word
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As the curtain draws on the Myers brothers' epic adventure across Central America we check in with them one last time. I loved it when Yvon Chouinard said in the Patagonia film 180° " it's not an adventure until something goes wrong". At the border of Guatemala and El Salvador-... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2011 at Waterman is More Than a Word
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 15, 2011 Media Contact: Shelley Woodworth, swoodworth@vvf.org, 970.777.2015 C4 Waterman Contact: Liam Wilmott liam@c4waterman.com 808.230.7712 Registration Now Open For 10th Annual Teva Mountain Games in Vail, Colorado. VAIL, Colorado–The Vail Valley Foundation announced today that registration is now open for the 10th installment of the Teva... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2011 at Waterman is More Than a Word
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The Myer's Brothers managed to get to internet reception this week and we got a few questions in before it dropped out. On the radar was an island mission for a few days and then they are planning on being on the Pacific Coast by next weekend. What the crew... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2011 at Waterman is More Than a Word
Congrats to team rider Noland Keaulana who advanced to round three of the Sunset StandupWorld Tour this week. Round three should run later today, but check out round 2 highlights here: Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2011 at Waterman is More Than a Word
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In mid January, four men set off on two motocycles for a dual sport SUP/Motocycle road trip in Central America. Their goal; make a documentary about their adventure riding the white lines and white water from Belize City to El Slavador. Making the pilgrimidge are brothers Victor and Daniel Myers... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2011 at Waterman is More Than a Word
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Who was in the final with you? Aaron Napolean, Keoni Keaulana, Kamu Auwae, Kaleo Kealoha, Dean Nakamura What were the waves like for the Makahiki? The waves for the makahiki was perfect for SUP. 3-4ft. and glassy most of the day. For the finals the winds switched to on-shore a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2011 at Waterman is More Than a Word
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Keola Sent us this picture over the weekend. Going for the 'head-dip' barrell on your 6'7" SUP.................... Not bad considering he's 9 years old.. I guess you could add that he technically shot this himself. Now go get in the water! ALOHA!! Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2011 at Waterman is More Than a Word
Keola is such a cool little guy. Santa got him a Go-pro for Christmas so look out World! You can tell that it is his first time using a Go-Pro but check out this young kids board positioning, Paddle technique and skills. He is riding a 6'7" Custom from Dave... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2010 at Waterman is More Than a Word
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Our Young Gun, Noa Ginella recently went to the big island for the Stand up World Tour event, fortunatly enough he got some great conditions at a nice little left. Photo: James Thistead Noa was riding the 9'0" Bat Wing. This is C4's most high Performance shape, but you need... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2010 at Waterman is More Than a Word