Posts Tagged ‘Surftech’

  • Jamie Mitchell’s Decade of Dominance Video Available December 11th

    December 11th, 2012 | Gear, News | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

      Good news!  Jamie Mitchell’s Decade of Dominance DVD is almost ready for purchase. If you know anything about Jamie Mitchell, you certainly understand that what he has done over the last 10 years is truly incredible. Some would argue it is even more impressive than Kelly Slater’s 11 wins, because Jamie never lost. He […]

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  • Battle of the Paddle 2012–Dana Point

    October 11th, 2012 | News | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

      This is a video created by the talented Taylor Rambo of Riviera Paddle Surf.  Very well done in my opinion.  I think this video does a good job in capturing the feel of BOP and the craziness that is this race.  Give it a look.

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  • Infinity Surf Signs Chris “Chill” Hill to surf and race team

    July 20th, 2012 | News, SUP Gladiators, Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    Infinity Surf has just landed another top tier surfer and elite racer.  This time they went east.  Chris Hill, or “Chill” as his friends know him, is a very popular figure on the eastern coast of the U.S.  He has been winning surf competitions in North Carolina and other other Eastern states for years.  He […]

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  • The Devastator – a 17’6 Unlimited By MHL

    March 13th, 2012 | Reviews | Casey Gotcher | 8 Comments

    It has been a while since I have done any product reviews, but I have a few new products that justify the time and space on the site.  My most recent purchase is from a Custom Shaper out of Puerto Rico, called MHL.  I had been in the market for an unlimited board for over […]

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  • Inflatable SUP’s–Are they worth it?

    July 5th, 2011 | Reviews, Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | 20 Comments

              *****Update****** Since I originally wrote this story back in June of 2011, several things have changed.  Aside from the overall selection of boards and vendors going up substantially, there have been two really cool developments that are worth considering.  1, there are now boards available that are substantially thicker and […]

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  • Gladiator of the Week–Chris “Chill” Hill

    May 13th, 2011 | News, SUP Gladiators | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    It has been several weeks since we honored a new “Gladiator of the Week.”  The main reason for this is, I really wanted to find someone on the east coast that I thought would fit profile.  I spoke to quite a few people about it, especially at the Carolina Cup.  I got a handful of […]

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  • Carolina Cup Recap and Photos

    May 2nd, 2011 | Contests | Casey Gotcher | 5 Comments

      The Carolina Cup was Awesome!  The organizers, William Pope, John Beausang, James Bain, and Haywood Newkirk, did an amazing job.  This is event is now the  largest Stand Up Paddle Race event on the entire east coast.  The “SUP family” atmosphere was in full effect.  For most us us, going to a race is […]

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  • Introducing JM Paddleboards – Elite Race Boards by Jamie Mitchell

    April 15th, 2011 | Gear, SUP Gladiators | Casey Gotcher | 2 Comments

      Jamie Mitchell, 9 time Molokai to Oahu Paddle Champ, and 2009 Battle of the Paddle Champ, is in the process of launching a new line of Race Boards. These boards carry his own personal brand name, as opposed to his previous boards, which carried the Lahui Kai Brand.  According to Jamie, you can get […]

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  • Surftech Bark Dominator Review – First Impressions

    April 5th, 2011 | Gear, Reviews | Casey Gotcher | 2 Comments

    This weekend I got an opportunity to demo a Surftech Bark Dominator for the first time (my buddy Pat ended up buying the board on the spot after riding it).  I have had the Surftech Bark Competitor 12’6 ever since the very first shipment hit the mainland.  It was and is a great board.  Once […]

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  • Zane Schweitzer wins Steamer Lane Shootout

    March 22nd, 2011 | Contests | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

    Via Starboard March 22, 2011 | by Jack | I just caught up with 17 year old Zane Schweitzer to get a report from the Surftech Steamer’s Lane SUP Shootout. Here he talks about his first place finish there. Quite a story! From Zane “This competition was gnarly and I almost didn’t get to surf […]

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  • Surftech SUP Race in Santa Cruz–Via Supconnect

    March 21st, 2011 | Contests | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

      Results in 12’6 Matt Becker 1st Anthony Vella 2nd Dan Gavere 3rd Candice Appleby 1st in Women’s   From the sounds of it, this was an amazing race.  Between the winds (40mph), and the hail, the conditions were not very conducive to racing.  Below is an excerpt from the SUP Connect story.  Read on […]

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  • Final Results on “What Brand of Board/s do you own?” Polls are in

    March 11th, 2011 | Uncategorized | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

      Below is the data on the poll we ran, asking our readers what type of boards they owned.  The biggest surprise for me, is that of the boards that were specifically called out, Bark had the highest response.  Considering Bark is a premium custom board manufacturer, I wasn’t expecting such a high turnout.  I […]

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  • Battle of the Bay Race–October 29,30 2011

    March 4th, 2011 | Contests | Casey Gotcher | No Comments

      I got an email today, announcing the Battle of the Bay SUP Race and Expo.  I love San Francisco, and ever since I got in to Stand Up, I have always wanted to paddle there.  This looks like a great event and the Cash Purse is reported to be $20,000.  Sounds like some real […]

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  • 1st Annual COLDorado Classic SUP Race–Austin Texas

    March 1st, 2011 | Contests, Gear | Casey Gotcher | 3 Comments

      This weekend marked the first official race of the 2011 calendar year, here in Austin.  The Race was called “The COLDorado Classic” and was put on by Austin Paddle Sports, and The Rowing Dock, here in Austin.  Why COLDorado?  Lady Bird Lake (where we raced), is on the Lower Colorado River, and quite frankly […]

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  • Bark 14’ Dominator Review – Love at First Glide

    February 26th, 2011 | Gear, Reviews | Casey Gotcher | 1 Comment

      By now many of you who know me, also know I have been a fan of Bark Race Boards for quite a while.  I now have 3 Bark Boards, which I  plan on reviewing and giving my thoughts on what I like and don’t like about each one.  Today’s review focuses in my Custom […]

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