Well Its been about 3 weeks on the SUP now, but here’s some waves from day 5. I was using a 7″ center with the Gerry Lopez sides and since this session have been riding the GL’s as the thruster setup; feels much better!
The 2013 Santa Cruz Surf Kayak Festival (http://www.asudoit.com/paddle_fest/index.html) and Surftech Shootout at The Lane (http://shootout.surftech.com) 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 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G557uhbJEos), 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!
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 (www.northshoreinc.com) 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 (www.asudoit.com) 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 (www.solamanzi.com) to check out so drop on by Booth and Parking Spot #2 on Fri, Sat or Sun!
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