Paddle Fest!

The 2013 Santa Cruz Surf Kayak Festival ( and Surftech Shootout at The Lane ( will be kicking off tonight with a whole slew of paddleholders at Adventure Sports Unlimited in Downtown Santa Cruz. A bit different this year for me as I have not only entered waveski as per usual, but sponsored the event as well as entered the Shootout in the Cowells Classic division. This will be my first entry in a SUP event (of any kind), and my second week on a sup…

I will admit, I was a holdout for looong while, being hounded from all directions at contests- “when will you build a sup?!”. Well the time has come! I finished my first SUP last monday and have had 7 days in a row on it. And boy, is it a lot more fun than I had thought! This is just the beginning, I’m already wanting to go pick up some more sup blanks!

After inquiring with the 2012 Ventura Sup Champ Lionel Angibaud (, I ended up with a full outlined 8’4.5″  x  29 1/4″  x  4″ super squash tail. I am in love… this thing is so much fun! Here’s a few pics from day 7 of SUPing! See you at The Lane!



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First TL Surf SUP!

I have been wanting to do this for a while and now that I have my new 20′ shaping room I can! I just glassed ‘er yesterday- photos are phone pics for now but she’ll be ready to go sometime next week! Just ordered the best traction from NSI ( to get some grip! I’ll be needing it as I enetered the Cowell’s Classic in SUP- part of the 2013 Santa Cruz Surf Kayak Festival ( that TL is proudly sponsoring- right here at steamer lane! There will be a brand new TL available at the silent auction so be sure to check it out! You may get (an even better) deal! I will have a booth and a trailer with all kinds of surf craft and Solamanzi waveski accessories ( to check out so drop on by Booth and Parking Spot #2 on Fri, Sat or Sun!


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