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12
Mar

CASPER STEINFATH...YOUR NEW DANISH SUP SURF CHAMPION

In December of 2011, the Danish SUP Surf Championship took place on the frigid coast of Klitmøller, Denmark and Naish rider, Casper Steinfath, became the first ever Danish SUP Surf Champion. Here, he tells us all about it:   The wave forecast wasn't promising, but after postponing the event twice already, the organizers decided to …

12
Mar

NAISH "YOUNG GUN" STILL SMOKIN'

Kody Kerbox, one of Naish's original "young guns", has come up through the ranks to prove himself a fierce competitor in the SUP world. Kody is the son of big wave legend, Buzzy Kerbox, and lives in Maui, HI where he surfs shortboards, longboards, SUP, tow-in, foil, windsurfs and races stand up paddleboards. We sat …

12
Mar

KAI LENNY OFFICIALLY CROWNED 2011 SUWT CHAMPION

19 year old Kai Lenny secured his 2nd World Title at the Hawaii Island Finals of the Stand Up World Tour with an impressive and dominant performance that saw his four counting results as 2 firsts and 2 seconds. His discards were a 3rd and a 4th, meaning that he was in every single final …

7
Mar

2011 NAISH COLUMBIA GORGE PADDLE CHALLENGE

The Waterfront Park in Hood River, O hosted the first annual Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge on the weekend of August 20./21. Elite athletes from across the U.S. including Naish's own Dave Kalama, Kai Lenny, Chuck Patterson, Jerry Bess, Michi Schweiger, Jenny Kalmbach and Karen Wrenn plus members of the Hood River community came out …

1
Mar

SUP Mission: Bark Dominator has Jason Lee ahead of riders

California Kiteboarding set out for a 10.5 mile stand up paddle mission, which had various destinations with beautiful scenery. The riders started from Eldwayen Ocean Park in Shell Beach, to Cal Poly Pier, to Avila Jetty, then back to Shell. The riders on this mission were Victor Sellinger, Jason Lee, and Jeff Glenn. Lee ended up …

29
Feb

Naish Athletes Make National Team

Stand-Up Paddling South Africa (SUPSA) announces the national SUP team members selected to represent South Africa at the 1st ISA World Standup Paddle and Paddleboard Championship to be held in Miraflores, Peru from 20th to 25th February 2012. The world championships is to include both SUP surfing and racing disciplines. Naish athletes Chris Bertish and …

29
Feb

The Straits of Magellan SUP Crossing on a Mana Air

On December 10th, Naish rider Arnaud Frennet crossed the entire Strait of Magellan on the Mana Air inflatable SUP – as part of his “MallSport Magellan Expedition”, an SUP adventure through one of the most southern regions of the world. This marks the first time the Strait has ever been crossed by SUP and for …

29
Feb

California Kiteboarding's Stand Up Paddle Adventures at Avila Bay

Another beautiful summer day in Avila Beach for a Stand Up Paddle lesson and tour. California Kiteboarding typically insists on doing our lessons and tours in the morning to avoid wind, but sometimes our clients like to start the lesson a little later. Our paddlers in this adventure at Avila were Ryan, Nick, Julie, Megan, …

24
Feb

Naish Episode 3 - Team Meet Up Down Under

NAISH KITEBOARDING TV EPISODE 3: TEAM MEET UP DOWN UNDER In this episode of Naish Kiteboarding TV, Sam Light meets up with fellow team riders Jalou Langeree, Florian Daubos and young Australian Ewan Jaspan for some down under kiteboarding paradise sessions. EPISODE THREE of Naish Kiteboarding TV is ON THE AIR! DIRECTED BY: James Boulding …

24
Feb

Naish Kitesurfing E-News Volume 2011, Issue 4

NAISH KITEBOARDING TV EPISODE 2: BETTY DOES AMERICA (Part 2) Last episode, Sam Light and Rick Jensen make a pact to kiteboard their way across America after riding for Naish in the Ro-Sham-Throw Down. They buy an old Dodge party van, name her “Betty” and hit the road. From the Gorge in Oregon, they head …

23
Feb

Strive Surfboards Team Rider Jamie Mitchell Wins ASL/Oakley Big Wave Award for "Biggest Paddle In"

Sydney, Australia – (February 13, 2012) Strive Surfboards newest team rider, Jamie Mitchell, earns "Biggest Paddle In" award at the 2011/2012 Surfing Life's Oakley Big Wave Awards.   "That was the first time guys had really taken it on by paddling, and it was amazing to watch," said Damien Warr, winner of the overall biggest wave award and who …

23
Feb

The 2nd Annual Nautic SUP Paris Crossing

    For a second consecutive year, the 10km stand up paddle crossing through Paris on the river Seine was held on Sunday, December 4th. While over two hundred paddlers signed up for the race this year, the competition was unfortunately limited to only one hundred people.   It was a windy, chilly morning when …

23
Feb

Central Coast Ladies Stand Up Paddle Day with California Kiteboarding.

California Kiteboarding,LLC organized a free stand up paddle board day for Central Coast ladies! Overall, we had a pretty good turnout with most of our demo and rental boards in the water. The two crew leaders in charge of the ladies were Jason Lee and Wes Cooke. The Ladies included: Natalie Lee, Courtney Scallan, Michelle …

22
Feb

New Race Paddles From Werner Grand Prix Race Series

  GRAND PRIX RACE SERIES – LESS THAN 16 oz. Werner introduces the ultimate SUP designed for racing. Our Grand Prix Race Series features Performance Core technology and advanced manufacturing methods to yield the lightest, best performing SUP specifically for racing on the market.    Choose one of three blade sizes to match your power and board …

16
Feb

Flexifoil Live to Fly: Proton

The PROTON offers the easy re-launch, predictable flight, stability and quick turns that the rider needs to master the waves, or simply cruise across the flats with confidence… oh and did we mention it now looks better than ever? Flexifoil has refined an already successful kite to an even greater level. This year you’ll see overall weight reductions and …

9
Feb

Cal Poly Stand Up Paddle Adventure

  It was another beautiful day to stand up paddle board. California Kiteboarding, LLC applied Cal Poly's "Learn by Doing" philosophy on this adventure. But, the interesting part is the philosophy wasn't applied to Cal Poly students, instead on Cal Poly professors and Alumni. The professors were Carly Head, Carter Hammett, Amy Swanson, and Staley Avakian. …

9
Feb

Jamie Mitchel and Bark Dominator SUP Mission in Avila, California

  Jason Lee and John McMasters had little time to make it to a 2012 Superbowl party. So, they had to make a quick 4.85 Nautical mile paddle (5.58 Miles). The weather was 75 degress in Avila Beach, perfect for Winter in California, so a wetsuit wasn't necessary. McMasters was riding the 2012 Bark Dominator, while …

3
Feb

Naish News - Betty Does America

  Last summer, Naish flew Sam Light and Rick Jensen to the Gorge for the Ro-Sham-Throw Down. Being both from Europe, they were blown away by the vastness of the American West so they decided to go on a road trip…American style. They bought an old Dodge party van, named her “Betty” and hit the …

3
Feb

Naish News - Betty Does America

  Last summer, Naish flew Sam Light and Rick Jensen to the Gorge for the Ro-Sham-Throw Down. Being both from Europe, they were blown away by the vastness of the American West so they decided to go on a road trip…American style. They bought an old Dodge party van, named her “Betty” and hit the …

3
Feb

Scott Edwards - Morro Bay

Scott Edwards kiting in Morro Bay. 

2
Feb

Youri Zoon in Cape Town, South Africa

Youri Zoon is a talented kitesurfer who loves the sport. So talented, that he is the PKRA World Champion. According to his website, http://www.yourizoon.com, not only does he fly slingshot kites, but this year he is riding with the RPM that he helped develop and test. He is a twenty-two year old who has been riding …

1
Feb

Testing out the 2012 Jamie Mitchel Navigator by Surftech and Adrian Birse

      Location: Avila Beach (Distance 3 miles)     Conditions: Glassy, Air Temp 73   Riders: Jason Lee, Natalie Lee, Mike Mack (Hammer)   Other: Peakock Photos at Kesley Winery http://www.kelseywine.com/   Wines at Kelsey Winery: 2009 Zinfandel, 2009 Merlot, 09 AG Pinot, 2009 Avila Pinot Noir, 2010 Grenache Rose, Red Tug, Red Delicious, Golden Delicous    Review of the Navigator: Riders Jason …

1
Feb

A Perfect Day in Chile

Punta de Lobos, Chile  Naish Team rider, Arnaud Frennet, shares his new definition of the perfect day:    What a Sunday! It started at dawn with a SUP surf session in perfect glassy waves. Very long lefts rolling in front of an impressive cliff in the middle of nowhere, and only 6 people in the …

1
Feb

Berndt Roediger riffs on his Dakhla Festival experience

  Dakhla, Morocco by Bernd Roediger    The 2011 Dakhla Festival in Morocco was a really cool experience for me. Being in Morocco opened my eyes to an entirely different culture, not to mention some unreal surf! I got the news that Dad and I had been selected to go to Dakhla after the Sunset …

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