Puakea Paddles, A first look at the Catch 22 8″ blade

Puakea Catch 22 Stand Up Paddle
After 4 weeks of paddling in all types of conditions, flatwater, surf, wind and chop. I can say that I've put this paddle through the ringer and I'm impressed. Background: When I picked up the paddle at Surf Expo, Johnny Puakea explained the theories behind the...

2015 Kialoa GL Surf Wahine Paddle: Gear Review

2015 Kialoa GL Surf Wahine paddle
The Kialoa Paddles GL Surf line is designed “for surfers by surfers." One of those “designing" surfers is Mr. Pipeline, surf-industry Buddha, and Kialoa neighbor, Gerry Lopez (that’s the “GL”). So, even before you touch the paddle, you know it’s going to be good. The...

Visiting the Hobie Workshop with Carolina Paddlin’

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We didn't post this video back when it went up. I don't know why. I was probably distracted. Anyway, it's pretty cool to go behind the scenes at Quickblade and Hobie. There's some BOP footage in there as well.

Kid’s Paddle from Werner: New!

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We are excited to announce our newest SUP paddle... the Prodigy, kids performance SUP paddle. As we travel the race circuit, and paddle out at the most popular surf breaks, kids paddling at high performance levels is growing and growing. Our new Prodigy, has...

Check out the Quickblade V-Drive

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Jim Terrell of Quickblade Paddles discusses the new, smaller 81 square inch blade on the 2015 V-drive as well as some of the similarities and differences with the V-drive 91.

Kialoa Adjustable Pro-T Grip Standup Paddle Handle: Surf Expo Goodies

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Kialoa just came out with a brilliant new handle for your paddles—the 6" Pro-T. You can install them into any round shafted carbon fiber and it only adds 1.5 ounces to the weight. It allows you to adjust your paddle in a 6" range...

Puakea Paddle Designs Features The Catch 22 Stand Up Paddle

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An in depth interview with John Puakea from Puakea Paddle Designs featuring The Catch 22 Stand Up Paddle. Filming and Editting by The Production Garage. Thanks to our team: Jose Coli, Robert Lee, Michael Steel & Shane Verdult for making this happen. Do you like...

Art of the Paddle

One thing that I think is pretty cool is seeing the different graphic designs that paddle-related businesses come up with. (Wow, that's a clunky sentence, but you know what I mean.) Of course, function is paramount, but it doesn't hurt to have something pretty...

A few of my favorite things from this year: Riviera Bump Paddle and Ergo Grip

The Riviera Bump Paddle is a great option for SUP Surfing. It has a great grip from the top to bottom. It's a lot of fun.  The shaft gets tacky when it's wet for a great grip. The Ergo Grip Handle, is perfect because you hand just...

Kevin Woodin Reviews Everything: Quickblade V Drive and Kanaha Paddles

This is part of the Kevin Woodin Reviews Everything column. To read all of his entries, click here.  I’ve been paddling for several years now and getting better each summer.  For me I made the mistakes of buying before trying and the end result is...

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