Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Blair Boards Are Here!

Our two newest demo boards are here, the 8'11" Blair and the 10'1" Blair.

The Dimensions for the 8'11" are: 8’ 11” x 29 ¾” x 4 ½”
The Dimensions for the 10'1" are: 10’ 1” x 32 ½” x 5”

Some of the things that people like about these boards are:

-More kick in the nose of the board, making late take offs a bit easier
-The boards are shorter and more manageable, which makes them more maneuverable
-There is a full concave going into double concave with "V" in the tail, making the board faster
-The fins are moved up 4" further than all other manufacturers so the board is quicker turning.
Here is a video from Joe Blair's Website:

Friday, May 22, 2009

Kainoa McGee Standup at Pipeline

by Chris at

There are few in the world that are able to take out a stand up paddle board at Pipeline. But Kainoa McGee is an exception to the rule. His water time at Pipe include winning bodyboard championships and being the first to drop knee stance at this incredible wave. Secondly, Kainoa has an incredible story of surviving a near fatal illness after which he learned to surf and shortly there after returned to Pipe within a year to place in the Pipe Masters.

Kainoa McGee Takes on Pipeline: The Paddle Project from Soul Surf Media on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Prettiest Board Ever.

So, I found out today that if you ask Joe Bark to make you a "pretty board," he doesn't mess around. Joe Bark and his team were nice enough to make me a 16 footer with a tiller for the upcoming paddleboard race season. After discussing dimensions, Joe asked me what I would like it to look like, and I decided to leave it to his discretion. Yesterday, I anxiously picked up the board and as Doug and I began to unwrap it, I started wondering what his definition of pretty would be.

As it turns out, Joe not only knows how to shape, but he and his guys over in Los Angeles know how to make a board look good as well. It is by far the most beautiful board that I have ever seen.

I took it out for a run this morning, and it paddles as nicely as it looks. I have never used a rudder/tiller system before, so I was a bit worried about how long it would take to get used to, but after about the first 15 minutes, the whole thing made sense.

In short, the board is killer, and I can't wait to try it out in windier conditions.

Friday, May 15, 2009

SUPAH Clinics

This year, Wet Feet became a sponsor of the SUPAH Clinics ( These were 3 to 4 hour clinics that were held on the Saturdays when there were no Kanaka Ikaika Races. The clinics included instruction on the beach from various watermen as well as equipment orientation and a few downwind runs.

Chris Aguilar from Soul Surf Media ( brought his camera over and came along on a downwind run from Hawaii Kai to Kahala...

SUPAH Downwind Clinic, Hawaii Kai to Kahala - Feb 2009 from Soul Surf Media on Vimeo.

There is still one more SUPAH Clinic left for this year. It will take place on the 30th of May, and will be a downwind mock race from Hawaii Kai to Kaimana. Please stop by the shop if you are interested in more information about the clinics.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Go Pro Surf Hero

We now have the Go Pro Surf Hero Cameras for sale in the shop.  The camera is killer, it takes 5 megapixel still photos as well as video.  You can also set the timer to take a still shot every 2 seconds.  With a 2 Gig memory card, you get an hour of video footage.

Naturally, as with any new toy, we decided that we should try it out.  We took the 9'6" All Arounder from Paddle Surf Hawaii from the Demo Fleet, a handboard, fins and one of the hero cameras out to see what it could do, and below are the results...

We have both the camera and the 9'6" All Arounder from Paddle Surf Hawaii in the shop...


Monday, May 11, 2009

Maunalua SUP Ocean Clean Up

Maunalua SUP Ocean Clean Up

Sponsored by: Wet Feet, Malama Maunalua, and Soljah

When: Sunday, May 24th 2009

Where: Paddle inside the Reef from Hawaii Kai to Kahala
Check in: 12:00 noon
Paddle: 1pm-3pm

To enter, call us at the shop at 808.373.7873

or stop by and fill out an entry form
820 West Hind Drive
Honolulu, HI 96821

* $20.00 Donation goes to Malama Maunalua

includes a free Wet Feet Long Sleeve Jersey and lunch*

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Wet Feet Helps Na Kama Kai Kids

Wet Feet has been donating SUP boards for the Na Kama Kai kid's programs. Na Kama Kai's mission is to empower youth by creating, conducting and supporting ocean-based programs, specifically targeting ocean awareness & safety in order to increase the capacity of youth in the community through cultural & environmental education. Hawaii's top watermen headed by Duane DeSoto volunteer their time to mentor underpriviledged and at risk kids using the ocean as their classroom. A great cause!