Yesterday I picked up my new NSP 14' Cocomat stand up board. I can't wait to do plenty of flat-water touring, distance, and racing on this NSP. I got it from JB at Altitude Paddleboards in Littleton, CO. It's a great little shop full of SUP's and JB's a cool guy willing to share the stoke and get everything dialed in!
On Wednesday my friend Jay and I went for an epic paddle on the Kohala Coast. We started at Makaiwa Bay and paddled north to Hapuna Bay and back. Nice and flat waters for the first half of the trip, with a slight breeze at our back. Getting into Hapuna was tricky because there was a nice size shore break, surfing displacement hull boards over 12' in length is a challenge. On the way back we came across three manta rays and took a small break to sit on our boards nearby. The paddle south proved to be real work with 15 knot headwinds and sloppy ocean conditions. 10.15 miles total. The Hawaiian waters were crystal clear, with 60 plus feet of visibility underneath us. Beautiful day on the Big Island.
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Big Island Sunset
Hello to the world wide web. The is my first blog post of any kind and I am excited to have a place to document my new found lifestyle of stand up paddling, and all the adventures that come with it. Starting this spring I will set out on a journey of SUP racing, river running, surfing, and touring. I have hopes to make this a full time gig by next summer (2014). There will be plenty of sick content to come!