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Paddleboard
« on: August 03, 2005, 10:47:47 AM »
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  • Anyone interested maybe in doing some paddleboarding?  A friend of mine won her 4th title across the molokai channel.  http://starbulletin.com/2005/08/01/sports/index1.html   got me thinking it might be good for keeping in shape - maybe do a little private racing.

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    Re: Paddleboard
    « Reply #1 on: August 03, 2005, 11:05:38 AM »
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  • I am really interested in trying it, there is somesort of fundraiser going on out east, for the Miracle House?  Anywho, it involves a paddle to Block Island from Montauk.  18 miles.  Since Ihave never done it and don't own a paddle board, not quite ready for it yet, but for the future, yeah.  I know a gal in La Jolla that does this.
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    Re: Paddleboard
    « Reply #2 on: August 03, 2005, 11:06:59 AM »
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  • On a flat day, I think that my 10ft longboard would be an okay stand in as a paddleboard.
    So, yeah. I'm down. The big ass log in the Flea Bung would make a nice paddle board too.
    So heavy you can't even pick it up.

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    Re: Paddleboard
    « Reply #3 on: August 03, 2005, 11:27:41 AM »
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  • sure.

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    Re: Paddleboard
    « Reply #4 on: August 03, 2005, 12:04:46 PM »
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  • I am really interested in trying it, there is somesort of fundraiser going on out east, for the Miracle House? Anywho, it involves a paddle to Block Island from Montauk. 18 miles. Since Ihave never done it and don't own a paddle board, not quite ready for it yet, but for the future, yeah. I know a gal in La Jolla that does this.
    That is a super -heavy duty, open ocean paddle.  Across one of the most heavily traffic-ed shipping lanes in the world.  Have at it.  Shoots, gives me the shivers just thinking about it.  Lotta BIG fish out there, too. 

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    Re: Paddleboard
    « Reply #5 on: August 03, 2005, 12:29:34 PM »
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  • I would totally be down but, the thing is yall would leave me in the dust. My muscles are developed a lil different I noticed since Ive been standing up. I get tired paddling a surfboard pretty quick. I used to paddle on my boog so i didnt rely so much on my fins but it was still waaaaay different so the muscles I used still didnt get the same workout as I do now with my Longboard. im afraid I'd be a bother more than anything but in the near future, maybe I could keep up.

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    Re: Paddleboard
    « Reply #6 on: August 03, 2005, 01:03:34 PM »
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  • I am really interested in trying it, there is somesort of fundraiser going on out east, for the Miracle House? Anywho, it involves a paddle to Block Island from Montauk. 18 miles. Since Ihave never done it and don't own a paddle board, not quite ready for it yet, but for the future, yeah. I know a gal in La Jolla that does this.

    This does seem like something that would take a lot of training and the proper equipment for, as in a real paddle board not just a big longboard.

    Be careful

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    Re: Paddleboard
    « Reply #7 on: August 03, 2005, 04:42:40 PM »
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  • really!  i've been talking about a montuak-block race for years.  I believe it's 14.2nm from the mtk light to GSP.  I always figured that the comparable molokai race (32nm) would be around block and back.  The currents are a serious consideration as they are between the hawaiian islands.  Less swell to help would probably make it a little more difficult and favor pure paddlers.  Wrt boat traffic - everyone for the molokai race has a chase boat and emergency beacon.  And yes, real paddleboards esp. in the unlimited class are way way way faster than any 10+ft longboard.  Any contact info for this miracle house fundraiser?

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    Re: Paddleboard
    « Reply #8 on: August 03, 2005, 04:49:36 PM »
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  • I am really interested in trying it, there is somesort of fundraiser going on out east, for the Miracle House? Anywho, it involves a paddle to Block Island from Montauk. 18 miles. Since Ihave never done it and don't own a paddle board, not quite ready for it yet, but for the future, yeah. I know a gal in La Jolla that does this.

    I used to race paddleboards a lot when i was a lifeguard. When is the Mtk / Block Island paddle?

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    Re: Paddleboard
    « Reply #9 on: August 03, 2005, 04:50:25 PM »
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  • what does a paddle board cost, n e 1 know? What is the average size of a paddle board, 14'? Let's talk about this a little, sounds like it could be fun, i'd practice on the bayside tho, atleast at first.

    Hey, what about the big wave contest, let's flesh that out a bit, the season is on us...

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    Re: Paddleboard
    « Reply #10 on: August 03, 2005, 04:55:25 PM »
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  • A good racing paddleboard starts at around $600 if you have a connection. A used one could be much less, and a real good one is over $1000. I miss paddling lately. I'd be into the Mtk/ Block Island paddle; and always thought a sandy hook to rockaway paddle would be a good one. I've also thought an around manhattan paddle would be a sweet thing.

    Average size is 12 foot.

    Here's some paddleboards.
    http://www.eatonsurf.com/UsedPaddleboardsArchive.htm
    « Last Edit: August 03, 2005, 05:19:13 PM by Double_G »

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    Re: Paddleboard
    « Reply #11 on: August 03, 2005, 05:09:19 PM »
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  • what does a paddle board cost, n e 1 know? What is the average size of a paddle board, 14'? Let's talk about this a little, sounds like it could be fun, i'd practice on the bayside tho, atleast at first.

    Hey, what about the big wave contest, let's flesh that out a bit, the season is on us...
    price depends on size and composite.  $600 is def. a good deal.  Run into a couple g's, get it?  i crack myself up.  Stock is 12', unlimited class i've seen up to 18'.  Rock to the hook -now you are talking serious boat traffic.  I think it'd be a great trip, but effin scary.

    Big wave contest is gonna happen.  I'm working on trying to get a sponsor.  We should have a meeting to organize.  And if not to organize, then to drink & surf.  Anyone interested in helping out?

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    Re: Paddleboard
    « Reply #12 on: August 03, 2005, 05:16:15 PM »
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  • I'm actually thinking about getting a paddleboard now. It's great when you catch and ride swells on the open water.

    Big wave contest? That sounds great. I'd like to hear more as it evolves. Definately a logistical challenge concerning the waves around here...but we do get big waves.

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    Re: Paddleboard
    « Reply #13 on: August 03, 2005, 05:21:36 PM »
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  • I'm actually thinking about getting a paddleboard now. It's great when you catch and ride swells on the open water.

    Big wave contest? That sounds great. I'd like to hear more as it evolves. Definately a logistical challenge concerning the waves around here...but we do get big waves.
    Yea. i've been waiting for my shoulder to heal up before getting one.  And gotta work out storage issues...

    anyway, i posted these thoughts about a big-wave contest awhile ago, but hadn't had a chance to work on it till recently:

    Just thought i'd throw out an idea i've been thinking about doing.  Basically, I'd like to have a big wave contest for charity sometime in the near future.  Maybe starting this fall.  It would go kinda like this.

    1.   You raise pledges for a charity (tbd or maybe of your choice) from friends, coworkers, strangers, etc.
    2.   They pledge an amount per foot of wave height (face height) on the largest wave that you are captured on film riding.  For example, if they pledge $5 per foot and you catch an 8ft wave that's a $40 donation.
    3.   We hold the contest in good solid surf.  I'm not really thinking waiting period.  Just when the surf gets kinda big and pretty clean.  Probably looking at a cutoff of 8 on my scale which historically happens about twice every three years or three times every five years.
    4.   Location will probably be kinda low key depending on the time of the year ie. well try not to disturb the natives in their local habitat.  Likewise, Id like it to be a bit of an underground event.
    5.   The details as far as rules in the water will probably include a priority buoy and very few heats depending on numbers.
    6.   Well have a photog and/or videographer for the event.  Im thinking paid.  And maybe based on performance ie. wave heights captured.
    7.   Ridden wave heights will be determined post-event.
    8.   The winner is the person that collects the greatest amount of total donations.
    9.   The 1st place prize will be good and commensurate with the size of the event.  Im thinking like a RT ticket to indo (maybe get Cathay/AA to help out).  Or maybe a week on one of the mentawai boats (maybe they might give a generous discount for a tsunami benefit).
    10.   A second winner will be chosen from a vote by the contestants for best waves/rides and will receive a perpetual trophy that well engrave and pass around over time.
    11.   All contestants will receive a pic of themselves on their biggest or best wave.

    Anyway, just throwing out a rough idea.  Would appreciate any thoughts or suggestions.  Ideas for a name.  Thoughts about rules.  Etc..

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    Re: Paddleboard
    « Reply #14 on: August 03, 2005, 05:22:54 PM »
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  • Anyone interested maybe in doing some paddleboarding?  A friend of mine won her 4th title across the molokai channel.  http://starbulletin.com/2005/08/01/sports/index1.html   got me thinking it might be good for keeping in shape - maybe do a little private racing.


    Jamie Mitchell won the open mens for the 4th time i see. He's a great guy.  I've got some video footage of him towing in at hammerheads on the north shore of O'ahu this past winter.

    Hammerheads Tow in Session. Check it out here...
    http://www.guerrillaguru.com/vidGal/vidClip16.hal

    « Last Edit: August 03, 2005, 05:30:01 PM by Double_G »