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29
Aug

Kai Lenny Sets a New Standard By Outright Winning The Naish Maliko Race On His Javelin 14LE

KAI LENNY SETS A NEW STANDARD BY OUTRIGHT WINNING THE NAISH MALIKO RACE ON HIS JAVELIN 14 LE The 7th annual Naish Paddle Championships were held on Sunday, July 22nd on Maui, with plenty of the world's best SUP racers tackling the prestigious Maliko Downwind Run. 220 competitors took on the course with Naish's riders …

29
Aug

M2O 2012 - Kai Keeps On Delivering

M2O 2012 KAI KEEPS ON DELIVERING New course records, new champions, record number of participants and pro surfers testing their wave riding skills on the Channel of Bones. Any paddler at the16th annual Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships (M2O), presented by Kona Longboard Island Lager would agree that there were nearly 300 personal victories for those who …

15
Aug

Naish Race Boards Cross the Finish Line First

The summer race season is well underway, and Naish off-the-shelf race boards are proving to be the weapon of choice for the winners.   CLINE MANN MEMORIAL RACE 2012 It was a busy weekend of SUP racing for young team riders Kai Lenny and Noa Ginella as they decided to enter the Cline Mann Memorial …

25
Jun

Kain Lenny: 4 in 1

      A massive southern hemisphere swell cut its path through the islands of the South Pacific. On August 30th, 2011 the swell made landfall in Hawaii, marking the last day of Hawaiian Summer.   Kai Lenny tracked the swell with precision to his secret spot. He raced through the day against time and …

13
Jun

New Series: Positively Kai

Check out the new RedBull web series on multi-talented, multi-sport waterman, Kai Lenny. "Kai Lenny is a beast of an athlete. There is nothing he can't do. This series follows 19 year-old Kai as he continues to progress in surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing, and continues to push himself to new extremes."   In episode one, …

13
Jun

Chuck Patterson Charges Jaws

The big northwest swell that hit the Hawaiian Islands on January 4th, 2012 had big wave surfers, windsurfers and kiters from around the world all fired up –  and Naish rider, Chuck Patterson was one of them. "After an epic 6'-8' ft glassy morning SUP surfing an outer reef off the Maui coast, we decided …

9
May

Check it out: The 2012 Indy!

Target: Sailors who want a light and early planing cambered sail with excellent top speed and user-friendly handling.    Designed with unique internal shaping, a low aspect-ratio geometry, a moderate width sleeve, and 6 battens/2 cams, the Indy delivers incredible low-end acceleration, early planing and excellent top speed. The compact boom and short luff lengths …

9
May

Shawn Richman joins the Naish International Kiteboarding Team

One Richman was not enough! Naish Kiteboarding is stoked to announce that Shawn Richman, brother to team rider Jesse Richman, has joined our International team. Shawn's testimony on the new kit: "The Torch is the best kite ever for freestyle. So happy to be back on a real C-shape…better to boost tricks and big airs; …

30
Apr

Naish riders turn it on at Sunset Pro

  Team Naish (including defending World Champion Kai Lenny, big wave legend Chuck Patterson, young Frenchman Benoit Carpentier, Oahu local Noa Ginella and Maui's Kody Kerbox) put on an incredible performance this past week at the 3rd Annual Sunset Beach Pro on Oahu's North Shore. The first stop on the 2012 Stand Up World Tour …

18
Apr

Ticket info and updates

Newport Beach, CA (April 18, 2012) – Every year the world's best paddle boarders gather in Hawaii to contest the Molokai-2-Oahu World Championship of Paddle boarding. To claim the world title, the winner must cross one of the world's most treacherous bodies of water, the 32 mile Ka'iwi channel, aptly named the 'channel of bones'. …

11
Apr

Karen Wrenn vs. the Channel Islands

It was one year ago this month that Naish team rider, Karen Wrenn, took on the challenge of crossing the seven channels of California's Channel Islands – all on her Glide 17'0". The epic paddle, over five consecutive days and 150 nautical miles, made Karen the first stand up paddler to cross all seven channels …

28
Mar

SUZIE COONEY "SPINS" MAUI - WITH HER PADDLE CHALLENGE

At 6:00 am on Saturday morning, I was driving towards Kihei, admiring a spectacular plum-colored sunrise over Haleakala, and trying to imagine what to expect from a "Beach Fitness and Paddle Challenge". Having ultimate faith in Suzie Cooney, I knew that whatever it was, it was going to be FUN. As I pulled into the …

26
Mar

4th Annual Battle of the Paddle

The 4th Annual "Battle of the Paddle" returned to Doheny State Beach, on September 24 & 25, for yet another great battle. The BOP is an SUP festival and lifestyle exposition that includes races and demonstrations for all ages and skill levels. From family and company relay teams, to high-intensity elite competition, the Battle of …

15
Mar

Ewan Jaspan joins the Naish International Team

Naish Kiteboarding has announced that Ewan Jaspan has joined their International team. Ewan has been a National Team Rider in Australia and has just graduated from high school. He can now devote all of his energies and hard work to kiteboarding, his real passion. It will be great to see Ewan's enthusiasm hit the world. …

14
Mar

Which team kept strong at the Battle of the Bay SUP race and expo?

The Naish Team made a strong showing at The Battle of the Bay in San Francisco last weekend!  Tucker Ingalls won the open race, Chuck Patterson won the Kahuna division in the elite race and placed 2nd overall, Jenny Kalmbach finished 2nd for the women and Karen Wrenn placed 5th and to finish it off, the …

14
Mar

Tahiti crowns the Surf/SUP Champions, which junior had people surprised

After three contests this year, Tahiti's 2011 Surf and SUP champion was crowned in December of 2011 at the Pink Coconut restaurant in the Marina of Punaauia. Naish Tahiti Junior team rider, Raioha Poenaiki took top honors in the Junior division after winning all three contests ahead of O'Neil Massin and Wong Teihotu in third. …

14
Mar

Ladies dominate the South African SUP Racing Championships

Long Beach, Kommetjie played host to the 5th edition of the Surfers Challenge which, for the second year running, incorporated the PRIMI Naish SUP Racing Series final. The series, which began last May in Durban, is endorsed by SUPSA and constists of five races which combine to decide the Juniors, Ladies and Mens SUP South …

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 …

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